Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 16 January 2018 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
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 873 836 847
Rank change year-on-year -37 +11 -35
Contract jobs citing OPNET 2 26 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.027% 0.033%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.017% 0.25% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 5
UK median daily rate £494 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.72% +8.43% +18.57%
10th Percentile £462 £409 £265
90th Percentile £531 £650 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate - £600 £265
% change year-on-year - +126.42% -18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
UK median hourly rate - £55.00 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.38% -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11,452 10,341 9,131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.42% 10.71% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,814 6,592 5,594
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £234
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 244 336
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.58 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £49.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -13.51% -1.33% -8.54%

OPNET
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for OPNET in the UK

OPNET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OPNET in the UK

OPNET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OPNET in the UK

OPNET
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OPNET within the UK over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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
England -34 2 £494 +9.72%
London -47 2 £494 +9.72%

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 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 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