Period
to 26 January 2021

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 26 January 2021 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
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 540 704 839
Rank change year-on-year +164 +135 +24
Contract jobs citing OPNET 7 6 1
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.020% 0.009% 0.001%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.12% 0.065% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Median daily rate £521 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.78% - -
UK median daily rate £521 £450 -
% change year-on-year +15.78% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 5,712 9,302 13,542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.31% 14.41% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,016 6,483 9,314
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £263 £313
90th Percentile £658 £675 £660
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 238 313
Median hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.14% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £12.73 £12.44 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.13 £45.60 £45.05
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +38.89% +2.86% +2.53%

OPNET
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for OPNET in England

OPNET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing OPNET in England.

Daily rate trend for OPNET in England

OPNET
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing OPNET in England over the 6 months to 26 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for OPNET in England

OPNET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing OPNET in England.

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 26 January 2021. 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
South West - 7 £521 -
OPNET
UK

For the 6 months to 26 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing OPNET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for OPNET.

1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) Service Management
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) PKI
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (28.57%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) IT Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
4 2 (28.57%) NsoIT
5 1 (14.29%) Public Sector
5 1 (14.29%) Splunk
5 1 (14.29%) vCenter Server
5 1 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (14.29%) Strategic Thinking
5 1 (14.29%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (14.29%) VXLAN

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) Skype
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Military
1 1 (14.29%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Service Desk Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Service Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL Manager
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL Service Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) System Design Authority
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) JFC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) PKI
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (28.57%) IT Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
3 2 (28.57%) NsoIT
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (14.29%) Office Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Strategic Thinking
4 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (14.29%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (14.29%) CISA
4 1 (14.29%) CISM
4 1 (14.29%) CISSP
4 1 (14.29%) ISSAP
4 1 (14.29%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) JSP 440
1 1 (14.29%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Splunk