The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank - - 26
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - - 1.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £355
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +19.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £10.00
BIG-IP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
21 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 14.09% 3.70% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 5
Average daily rate £650 £220 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+195.45% -56.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BIG-IP across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BIG-IP across the Midlands region.

BIG-IP Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

BIG-IP
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region citing BIG-IP 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 BIG-IP.

1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) WAN Optimisation
1 2 (100.00%) DMVPN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region citing BIG-IP 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 BIG-IP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) DMVPN
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 2 (100.00%) Intel Security