The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Riverbed OPNET
London / City of London
Rank - - 185
Contract jobs citing OPNET 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - - 0.079%
As % of the Systems Management category - - 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 £415
% change year-on-year - -3.61%  
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 the City of London with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 315 344 413
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.39% 10.44% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 248 317
Median daily rate £500 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £340 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% +1.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

OPNET
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

OPNET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OPNET in the City of London

OPNET
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 City of London 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
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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