The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 28 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 - 105
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing OPNET 4 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.30% - 0.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.20% - 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 125 166 150
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 9.34% 8.50% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 107 87
Median daily rate £425 £435 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +20.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £337 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Median hourly rate £17.39 £13.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.81% -28.00%  
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 West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

OPNET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OPNET in West Yorkshire

OPNET
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OPNET within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds - 4 - - 1
OPNET
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for OPNET.

1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 4 (100.00%) WLAN
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) BMC
1 4 (100.00%) Motorola
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) TippingPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (100.00%) DataPower
1 4 (100.00%) F5
1 4 (100.00%) Splunk
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (100.00%) DMVPN
1 4 (100.00%) FortiGate
1 4 (100.00%) HP UCMDB
1 4 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 4 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 4 (100.00%) IOS XR
1 4 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 4 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco IOS

OPNET
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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:

Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (100.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (100.00%) DMVPN
1 4 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 4 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 4 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) IOS XR
1 4 (100.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Migration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (100.00%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (100.00%) FortiGate
1 4 (100.00%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 4 (100.00%) BMC
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) F5
1 4 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Motorola
1 4 (100.00%) Splunk
1 4 (100.00%) TippingPoint