Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for OPNET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OPNET over the 6 months to 24 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 860 810 845
Rank change year-on-year -50 +35 -58
Contract jobs citing OPNET 2 45 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.002% 0.046% 0.020%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.019% 0.42% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 19 10
England median daily rate £494 £450 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.72% +42.86% -21.25%
10th Percentile £462 £356 £260
90th Percentile £531 £650 £482
UK median daily rate £494 £450 £315
% change year-on-year +9.72% +42.86% -11.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
England median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 10746 10836 9068
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.33% 11.11% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7354 6996 5609
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £240
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £400
% change year-on-year +6.74% +11.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 246 312
England median hourly rate £17.14 £20.38 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.90% +1.88% +1.50%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.73 £19.03
% change year-on-year -15.58% +8.93% -3.43%

OPNET
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing OPNET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for OPNET in England

OPNET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OPNET in England

OPNET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OPNET in England

OPNET
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OPNET within the England region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -22 2 £494 +16.18%
OPNET
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 England region with a requirement for OPNET.

1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) VRRP
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) IPsec
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Multimedia
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (100.00%) Network Management
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) HSRP
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) Arista
2 1 (50.00%) Compliance Audit
2 1 (50.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) NX-OS
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler

OPNET
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) HSRP
1 2 (100.00%) IPsec
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) VRRP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) NX-OS
2 1 (50.00%) Reverse Proxy
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Data Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) Network Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Compliance Audit
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Arista
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Palo Alto