The first table below looks at the demand for OPNET skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OPNET over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the West Midlands region.

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.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed OPNET
Rank - - 105
Contract jobs citing OPNET 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.044%
As % of the Systems Management category - - 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
128 102 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.40% 5.19% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 60 59
Average daily rate £340 £375 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +26.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £342 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +5.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 8
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £12.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £12.50 £19.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +28.57%
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OPNET
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OPNET across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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