The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for OPNET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OPNET over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Riverbed OPNET
England / West Midlands
Rank - 121 116
Contract jobs citing OPNET 0 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.37% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category - 4.27% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OPNET is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 154 234 198
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 6.81% 8.69% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 111 101
Median daily rate £475 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £310 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 31
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -23.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £11.15 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £25.65 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year -15.55% +5.88%  

OPNET
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing OPNET as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for OPNET in the West Midlands

OPNET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OPNET in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for OPNET in the West Midlands

OPNET
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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