The table below looks at the statistics for OPNET skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OPNET over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 131 117 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing OPNET 12 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.042% -
As % of the Systems Management category 4.27% 0.74% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £388 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £333 £304
% change year-on-year
+35.33% +9.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
OPNET
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
281 135 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.38% 5.70% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 81 63
Median daily rate £400 £393 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +21.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 11
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.82% +77.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £13.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £28.20 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.52%

OPNET
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing OPNET as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Systems Management category.

OPNET Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

OPNET
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

OPNET Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

OPNET
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Shropshire -25 8 £388 - 1
OPNET
England

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for OPNET.

1 21 (100.00%) BMC
2 12 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 12 (57.14%) Fortinet
2 12 (57.14%) Load Balancing
2 12 (57.14%) Riverbed
2 12 (57.14%) SolarWinds
2 12 (57.14%) F5
2 12 (57.14%) Nokia
2 12 (57.14%) CheckPoint
2 12 (57.14%) Juniper
2 12 (57.14%) CSS
2 12 (57.14%) Cisco
2 12 (57.14%) OSPF
2 12 (57.14%) BGP
2 12 (57.14%) Firewall
2 12 (57.14%) BIG-IP
3 11 (52.38%) ITIL
3 11 (52.38%) Network Architecture
3 11 (52.38%) ITIL V3
3 11 (52.38%) Network Management
3 11 (52.38%) Network Monitoring
3 11 (52.38%) User Experience
4 9 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 9 (42.86%) SCOM
4 9 (42.86%) Unix
4 9 (42.86%) Windows
4 9 (42.86%) Linux
4 9 (42.86%) WebLogic
4 9 (42.86%) SQL

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 9 (42.86%) WebLogic
2 8 (38.10%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.76%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) BGP
1 12 (57.14%) BIG-IP
1 12 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
1 12 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 12 (57.14%) Firewall
1 12 (57.14%) OSPF
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Monitoring Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Monitoring Specialist
2 6 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Network Monitoring Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Network Monitoring Specialist
2 6 (28.57%) Network Specialist
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Support
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Support
5 1 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Support Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) CSS
2 8 (38.10%) ELK Stack
3 4 (19.05%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) User Experience
2 7 (33.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.76%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Linux
1 9 (42.86%) Unix
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Load Balancing
2 11 (52.38%) ITIL
2 11 (52.38%) ITIL V3
2 11 (52.38%) Network Architecture
2 11 (52.38%) Network Management
2 11 (52.38%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (42.86%) Service Management
3 9 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 7 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) CCNA
1 2 (9.52%) CCNP
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) BMC PATROL
1 9 (42.86%) SCOM
2 8 (38.10%) Kibana
2 8 (38.10%) logstash
3 2 (9.52%) Opsview
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) BMC
2 12 (57.14%) CheckPoint
2 12 (57.14%) Cisco
2 12 (57.14%) F5
2 12 (57.14%) Fortinet
2 12 (57.14%) Juniper
2 12 (57.14%) Nokia
2 12 (57.14%) Riverbed
2 12 (57.14%) SolarWinds
3 9 (42.86%) webMethods
4 8 (38.10%) Digital Fuel
4 8 (38.10%) Oracle
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