The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for OPNET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OPNET over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Riverbed OPNET
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 127 -
Contract jobs citing OPNET 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - 0.080% -
As % of the Systems Management category - 0.74% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £500 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 £380
% change year-on-year - +31.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OPNET is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 159 269 270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 8.35% 10.78% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 151 155
Median daily rate £400 £450 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £341 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £524 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 8
Median hourly rate £12.00 £21.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.74% +29.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

OPNET
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing OPNET as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for OPNET in Berkshire

OPNET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OPNET in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for OPNET.

1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Project Management
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
1 3 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 3 (100.00%) ProxySG
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) CMDB
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 3 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 3 (100.00%) Network Management
1 3 (100.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (100.00%) Palo Alto
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Wireless
1 3 (100.00%) Arista

OPNET
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Wireless
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) CMDB
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Network Management
1 3 (100.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (100.00%) Project Management
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Arista
1 3 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Palo Alto
1 3 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 3 (100.00%) SolarWinds