Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 23 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 633 604 622
Rank change year-on-year -29 +18 -16
Contract jobs citing OPNET 2 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.004% 0.033% 0.015%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.035% 0.28% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 5
London median daily rate £494 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.18% -5.56% +7.78%
10th Percentile £462 £408 £292
90th Percentile £531 £465 £492
England median daily rate £494 £450 £315
% change year-on-year +9.72% +42.86% -21.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
London median hourly rate - £55.00 -
England 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 London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 5700 5374 4062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.10% 11.89% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4202 3609 2808
London median daily rate £513 £475 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +6.74% +4.71%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 60 72
London median hourly rate £25.75 £19.50 £17.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.05% +9.09% -5.92%
10th Percentile £11.94 £14.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £165.00 £35.16 £42.93
England median hourly rate £17.00 £20.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year -16.56% +1.88% +2.56%

OPNET
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for OPNET in London

OPNET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OPNET in London

OPNET
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OPNET within the London region over the 6 months to 23 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
Central London 0 2 £494 +3.95%
OPNET
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 London 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 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 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