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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 107 116 101
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 13 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.54% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.78% 0.82% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
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£311 £250 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.50% -19.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +51.51%
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
272 364 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.38% 15.14% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 174 131
Average daily rate £320 £313 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £155 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 31 34
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 28 July 2015. 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
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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
Birmingham +4 6 £300 +20.00% 1
Shropshire - 6 £311 -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 25 (100.00%) F5
2 23 (92.00%) Cisco
3 22 (88.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 21 (84.00%) CheckPoint
4 21 (84.00%) Firewall
5 19 (76.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 18 (72.00%) Fortinet
6 18 (72.00%) CCNP
6 18 (72.00%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (72.00%) CSS
7 16 (64.00%) BMC
7 16 (64.00%) SolarWinds
8 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
8 15 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (52.00%) Blue Coat
9 13 (52.00%) WAN Optimisation
9 13 (52.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 13 (52.00%) McAfee
9 13 (52.00%) WAN
10 12 (48.00%) OSPF
11 11 (44.00%) MPLS
11 11 (44.00%) VoIP
11 11 (44.00%) DMVPN
12 10 (40.00%) WLAN
12 10 (40.00%) CiscoWorks
12 10 (40.00%) IBM
13 9 (36.00%) Juniper
13 9 (36.00%) Service Management
13 9 (36.00%) 802.1X
14 8 (32.00%) Network Monitoring

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 22 (88.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 21 (84.00%) Firewall
3 19 (76.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 15 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (52.00%) WAN
5 13 (52.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 12 (48.00%) OSPF
7 11 (44.00%) DMVPN
7 11 (44.00%) VoIP
7 11 (44.00%) MPLS
8 10 (40.00%) WLAN
9 6 (24.00%) BGP
10 4 (16.00%) VRRP
10 4 (16.00%) HSRP
11 2 (8.00%) Network Security
11 2 (8.00%) LAN
11 2 (8.00%) HTTP
11 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
11 2 (8.00%) DNS
11 2 (8.00%) SSL
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Network Support
2 6 (24.00%) Network Specialist
3 4 (16.00%) Monitoring Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (72.00%) CSS
2 9 (36.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) User Experience
2 4 (16.00%) Visualisation
3 3 (12.00%) SecurID
4 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 9 (36.00%) Service Management
3 8 (32.00%) Load Balancing
3 8 (32.00%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (24.00%) Network Architecture
4 6 (24.00%) Network Management
5 5 (20.00%) Change Control
5 5 (20.00%) Migration
5 5 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (16.00%) ITIL
6 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
6 4 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (12.00%) Network Design
7 3 (12.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
8 2 (8.00%) Patch Management
Qualifications
1 18 (72.00%) CCNP
1 18 (72.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (24.00%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) CiscoWorks
2 6 (24.00%) OPNET
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (8.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) F5
2 23 (92.00%) Cisco
3 21 (84.00%) CheckPoint
4 18 (72.00%) Fortinet
5 16 (64.00%) SolarWinds
5 16 (64.00%) BMC
6 13 (52.00%) McAfee
6 13 (52.00%) Blue Coat
7 10 (40.00%) IBM
8 9 (36.00%) Juniper
9 6 (24.00%) Nokia
9 6 (24.00%) Riverbed
10 3 (12.00%) Sourcefire
10 3 (12.00%) Brocade
11 2 (8.00%) Remedy
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