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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Riverbed OPNET
Rank 118 - 105
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OPNET 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.081% - 0.045%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.60% - 0.76%
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
125 105 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.08% 5.28% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 62 57
Average daily rate £330 £350 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £500 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 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 £10.00 £12.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.50 £19.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
OPNET
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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

OPNET
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing OPNET also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OPNET.

1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) BMC
1 2 (100.00%) Nokia
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 2 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (100.00%) Visualisation
1 2 (100.00%) Network Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) Network Management
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification

OPNET
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing OPNET also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OPNET. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Monitoring Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Network Monitoring Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) Network Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) Network Management
1 2 (100.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) BMC
1 2 (100.00%) Nokia
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 2 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (100.00%) F5
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