The table below looks at the statistics for OPNET skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OPNET over the 3 months to 31 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 624 637 606
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -31
Contract jobs citing OPNET 33 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.021% 0.035%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.55% 0.24% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 11
Median daily rate £450 £315 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £253 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £483 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £298 £325
% change year-on-year
+59.66% -8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
6040 4908 4503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.22% 8.62% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3982 3010 2629
Median daily rate £450 £400 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.90% +11.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 146 132
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.85 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.46% +12.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.65 £10.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £44.19 £31.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £21.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+32.55% +7.17%

OPNET
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OPNET as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Systems Management category.

OPNET Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OPNET
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OPNET within the UK.

OPNET Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OPNET
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OPNET within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2016.

OPNET Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OPNET
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OPNET within the UK.

OPNET Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OPNET
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OPNET within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 33 £450 +42.85% 3
West Midlands - 19 £388 - 1
Telford - 12 £388 - 1
Shropshire - 12 £388 - 1
London 0 7 £400 -15.34%
South East +14 4 £500 +88.67% 1
Berkshire - 4 £500 - 1
Reading - 4 £500 -
Leeds +4 2 £400 +42.85%
Yorkshire +4 2 £400 +42.85%
West Yorkshire +2 2 £400 +42.85%
Cheshire - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OPNET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OPNET.

1 35 (79.55%) Cisco
2 33 (75.00%) Riverbed
3 31 (70.45%) SolarWinds
4 28 (63.64%) Network Management
4 28 (63.64%) BMC
5 24 (54.55%) Firewall
5 24 (54.55%) Cisco Nexus
6 22 (50.00%) Network Architecture
7 20 (45.45%) BGP
8 19 (43.18%) CheckPoint
8 19 (43.18%) F5
9 18 (40.91%) Load Balancing
9 18 (40.91%) OSPF
9 18 (40.91%) ITIL
9 18 (40.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 16 (36.36%) User Experience
10 16 (36.36%) CSS
10 16 (36.36%) Nokia
10 16 (36.36%) Juniper
10 16 (36.36%) BIG-IP
10 16 (36.36%) Fortinet
10 16 (36.36%) Network Monitoring
11 15 (34.09%) ITIL V3
12 14 (31.82%) Data Centre
13 13 (29.55%) Change Management
13 13 (29.55%) Network Design
14 11 (25.00%) Visualisation
14 11 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (25.00%) Palo Alto
15 10 (22.73%) Performance Monitoring

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.36%) WebLogic
2 4 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.27%) Apache
3 1 (2.27%) JBoss
3 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (54.55%) Cisco Nexus
1 24 (54.55%) Firewall
2 20 (45.45%) BGP
3 18 (40.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 18 (40.91%) OSPF
4 16 (36.36%) BIG-IP
5 6 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (11.36%) Cisco Wireless
6 5 (11.36%) WAN
6 5 (11.36%) Wireless
7 3 (6.82%) EIGRP
7 3 (6.82%) LAN
7 3 (6.82%) VPN
7 3 (6.82%) WLAN
8 2 (4.55%) DMZ
8 2 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (4.55%) MPLS
8 2 (4.55%) Multicast
8 2 (4.55%) NetScaler
9 1 (2.27%) Unicast
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Network Engineer
2 13 (29.55%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (25.00%) Monitoring Engineer
4 10 (22.73%) Monitoring Specialist
4 10 (22.73%) Network Monitoring Specialist
4 10 (22.73%) Network Specialist
5 9 (20.45%) Design Engineer
5 9 (20.45%) Network Design Engineer
6 7 (15.91%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (15.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (15.91%) Senior Design Engineer
6 7 (15.91%) Senior Network Design Engineer
7 6 (13.64%) Network Monitoring Engineer
8 4 (9.09%) Project Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Cisco Network Specialist
9 2 (4.55%) Cisco Specialist
9 2 (4.55%) Network Support
9 2 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Support Engineer
10 1 (2.27%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (36.36%) CSS
2 8 (18.18%) Middleware
3 4 (9.09%) ELK Stack
4 1 (2.27%) .NET
4 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (36.36%) User Experience
2 14 (31.82%) Data Centre
3 11 (25.00%) Visualisation
4 6 (13.64%) CMDB
5 2 (4.55%) DataPower
6 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.27%) e-Health
6 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Linux
1 5 (11.36%) Unix
1 5 (11.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (63.64%) Network Management
2 22 (50.00%) Network Architecture
3 18 (40.91%) ITIL
3 18 (40.91%) Load Balancing
4 16 (36.36%) Network Monitoring
5 15 (34.09%) ITIL V3
6 13 (29.55%) Change Management
6 13 (29.55%) Network Design
7 11 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (22.73%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (15.91%) Project Management
10 5 (11.36%) Service Management
10 5 (11.36%) Test Strategy
11 2 (4.55%) Performance Management
12 1 (2.27%) Business Analysis
12 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Architecture
12 1 (2.27%) eTOM
12 1 (2.27%) Fault Management
12 1 (2.27%) Network Planning
12 1 (2.27%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) Java
2 1 (2.27%) Lisp
2 1 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (20.45%) CCNP
3 6 (13.64%) CCNA
4 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.55%) CCDP
5 2 (4.55%) Degree
6 1 (2.27%) CCIE
6 1 (2.27%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) BS7799
1 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) BMC PATROL
1 5 (11.36%) SCOM
2 4 (9.09%) Kibana
2 4 (9.09%) logstash
3 2 (4.55%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (2.27%) CA Wily
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.27%) OpenView
4 1 (2.27%) Opsview
Vendors
1 35 (79.55%) Cisco
2 33 (75.00%) Riverbed
3 31 (70.45%) SolarWinds
4 28 (63.64%) BMC
5 19 (43.18%) CheckPoint
5 19 (43.18%) F5
6 16 (36.36%) Fortinet
6 16 (36.36%) Juniper
6 16 (36.36%) Nokia
7 11 (25.00%) Palo Alto
8 9 (20.45%) Tufin
9 5 (11.36%) Blue Coat
9 5 (11.36%) HP
9 5 (11.36%) webMethods
10 4 (9.09%) Digital Fuel
10 4 (9.09%) Oracle
11 3 (6.82%) IBM
11 3 (6.82%) Motorola
11 3 (6.82%) TippingPoint
12 2 (4.55%) Citrix
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