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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 130 125 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing OPNET 6 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.16% -
As % of the Systems Management category 2.24% 2.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £388 £380 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £279
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +36.32%
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
268 175 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.54% 6.86% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 102 83
Median daily rate £400 £355 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +14.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 14
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +52.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.87 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £17.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -19.26%

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 25 May 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 -29 6 £388 -
OPNET
England

OPNET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 16 (100.00%) BMC
2 13 (81.25%) webMethods
2 13 (81.25%) SQL
2 13 (81.25%) WebLogic
2 13 (81.25%) Unix
2 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Linux
2 13 (81.25%) BMC PATROL
2 13 (81.25%) SCOM
3 12 (75.00%) Service Management
3 12 (75.00%) Oracle
3 12 (75.00%) logstash
3 12 (75.00%) Kibana
3 12 (75.00%) Digital Fuel
3 12 (75.00%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (75.00%) Test Strategy
3 12 (75.00%) ELK Stack
4 4 (25.00%) Opsview
5 3 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (18.75%) User Experience
5 3 (18.75%) CSS
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 3 (18.75%) OSPF
5 3 (18.75%) BGP
5 3 (18.75%) Nokia
5 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco
5 3 (18.75%) Juniper

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 13 (81.25%) WebLogic
2 12 (75.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (12.50%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) BGP
1 3 (18.75%) BIG-IP
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
1 3 (18.75%) OSPF
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Monitoring Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Monitoring Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) ELK Stack
2 3 (18.75%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Linux
1 13 (81.25%) Unix
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Service Management
1 12 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL V3
2 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
2 3 (18.75%) Network Architecture
2 3 (18.75%) Network Management
2 3 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) SQL
Systems Management
1 13 (81.25%) BMC PATROL
1 13 (81.25%) SCOM
2 12 (75.00%) Kibana
2 12 (75.00%) logstash
3 4 (25.00%) Opsview
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) BMC
2 13 (81.25%) webMethods
3 12 (75.00%) Digital Fuel
3 12 (75.00%) Oracle
4 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco
4 3 (18.75%) F5
4 3 (18.75%) Fortinet
4 3 (18.75%) Juniper
4 3 (18.75%) Nokia
4 3 (18.75%) Riverbed
4 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds