The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP 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 BIG-IP over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 125 117 111
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 10 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.45% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.71% 2.76% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Average daily rate £380 £450 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £450 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+21.17% +0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
369 434 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.76% 16.18% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 231 119
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £260 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 43 23
Average hourly rate £14.50 £25.83 £15.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.86% +62.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

BIG-IP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

BIG-IP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

BIG-IP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

BIG-IP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -33 6 £380 -15.55%
Birmingham - 4 - - 1
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 11 (100.00%) F5
2 8 (72.73%) Firewall
3 7 (63.64%) Cisco
3 7 (63.64%) CheckPoint
3 7 (63.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
5 5 (45.45%) Fortinet
6 4 (36.36%) Network Design
6 4 (36.36%) BGP
6 4 (36.36%) OSPF
6 4 (36.36%) Nokia
6 4 (36.36%) CiscoWorks
6 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (36.36%) ITIL
6 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
7 3 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
7 3 (27.27%) Java
7 3 (27.27%) Oracle
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 3 (27.27%) Windows
7 3 (27.27%) Linux
7 3 (27.27%) Apache
7 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
7 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
7 3 (27.27%) WAN
7 3 (27.27%) SSL
7 3 (27.27%) CCNP
7 3 (27.27%) SAML

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) Apache
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint Server
1 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) Firewall
2 7 (63.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (36.36%) BGP
3 4 (36.36%) OSPF
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (27.27%) SSH
4 3 (27.27%) SSL
4 3 (27.27%) WAN
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (18.18%) LAN
5 2 (18.18%) Wireless
6 1 (9.09%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Network Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Design Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Implementation Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Network Design Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Applications Support
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Design Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Support
3 2 (18.18%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Java Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Support
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
1 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
1 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
1 4 (36.36%) Network Design
2 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
2 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
2 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
3 1 (9.09%) Network Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) CCNP
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) CCNA
4 1 (9.09%) CCDP
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) F5
2 7 (63.64%) CheckPoint
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) Fortinet
4 4 (36.36%) Nokia
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) Blue Coat
6 2 (18.18%) BMC
6 2 (18.18%) Brocade
6 2 (18.18%) IBM
6 2 (18.18%) Intel Security
6 2 (18.18%) Juniper
7 1 (9.09%) BT
7 1 (9.09%) Fujitsu
7 1 (9.09%) Remedy
7 1 (9.09%) TOWER Software
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago