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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Riverbed OPNET
England / West Midlands
Rank - 117 108
Contract jobs citing OPNET 0 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.39% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category - 5.26% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £415 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £415 £350
% change year-on-year
- +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -

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
150 190 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.32% 7.33% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 80 89
Median daily rate £460 £400 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +14.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 30
Median hourly rate £17.74 £12.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.92% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.14 £10.00 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £13.82 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +24.44%

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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 Midlands region with a requirement for OPNET.

1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) OpenView
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) BMC
1 1 (100.00%) Nokia
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 1 (100.00%) Visualisation
1 1 (100.00%) Network Management
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
1 1 (100.00%) Application Performance Monitoring

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Monitoring Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Network Monitoring Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Network Management
1 1 (100.00%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Visualisation
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) BMC
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Nokia
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds