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 3 months to 29 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.

Riverbed OPNET
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 436 402
Contract jobs citing OPNET 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London - 0.013% 0.019%
As % of the Systems Management category - 0.14% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £65.00 -
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 London with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 2157 2217 1830
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.03% 9.88% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1544 1558 1264
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £343 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 39
Median hourly rate £43.50 £22.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.33% +20.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £17.81 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £53.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

OPNET
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OPNET in London

For the 6 months to 29 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 London region with a requirement for OPNET.

1 5 (83.33%) LAN
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) VPN
1 5 (83.33%) Change Management
1 5 (83.33%) Wireless
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (83.33%) Riverbed
1 5 (83.33%) SolarWinds
1 5 (83.33%) Network Management
1 5 (83.33%) Data Centre
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Wireless
2 4 (66.67%) CMDB
3 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (50.00%) Arista
3 3 (50.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (50.00%) NetScaler
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) Blue Coat
3 3 (50.00%) ProxySG
3 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) Service Management
4 2 (33.33%) SSL
4 2 (33.33%) OSPF
4 2 (33.33%) BGP

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 5 (83.33%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Wireless
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
1 5 (83.33%) VPN
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
1 5 (83.33%) Wireless
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (33.33%) BGP
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (33.33%) HSRP
3 2 (33.33%) IPsec
3 2 (33.33%) NX-OS
3 2 (33.33%) OSPF
3 2 (33.33%) SSL
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Ant
1 1 (16.67%) Gradle
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (66.67%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Change Management
1 5 (83.33%) Network Management
2 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Ansible
1 1 (16.67%) Nagios
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) Riverbed
1 5 (83.33%) SolarWinds
2 3 (50.00%) Arista
2 3 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Palo Alto