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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Riverbed OPNET
England / West Midlands
Rank - 109 -
Contract jobs citing OPNET 0 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.29% -
As % of the Systems Management category - 5.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £415 -
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
144 139 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.02% 5.77% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 45 96
Median daily rate £450 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 22
Median hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £21.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -3.33%

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 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) BMC
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
1 8 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 7 (87.50%) Riverbed
2 7 (87.50%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 6 (75.00%) F5
3 6 (75.00%) BIG-IP
3 6 (75.00%) Fortinet
3 6 (75.00%) Load Balancing
3 6 (75.00%) OSPF
3 6 (75.00%) BGP
3 6 (75.00%) Nokia
3 6 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (75.00%) CSS
3 6 (75.00%) Juniper
4 5 (62.50%) ITIL
4 5 (62.50%) ITIL V3
4 5 (62.50%) Network Management
4 5 (62.50%) User Experience
5 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (50.00%) Visualisation
5 4 (50.00%) Middleware
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (25.00%) CCNP
6 2 (25.00%) CCNA
6 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared

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 8 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) BGP
2 6 (75.00%) BIG-IP
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 6 (75.00%) OSPF
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Monitoring Specialist
1 4 (50.00%) Network Monitoring Specialist
1 4 (50.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Monitoring Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) CSS
2 4 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) User Experience
2 4 (50.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (12.50%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (75.00%) Load Balancing
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL V3
3 5 (62.50%) Network Management
4 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (25.00%) Network Architecture
6 1 (12.50%) Application Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNA
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) BMC
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 7 (87.50%) Riverbed
3 6 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (75.00%) F5
3 6 (75.00%) Fortinet
3 6 (75.00%) Juniper
3 6 (75.00%) Nokia
4 1 (12.50%) HP