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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 112 94 107
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +13
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 11 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.37% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.58% 2.44% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £310 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £310 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £310 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £381 £383
% change year-on-year
-13.44% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
+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
426 328 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.77% 15.30% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 156 144
Average daily rate £320 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.77% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 38
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.00 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 2014. 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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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
Worcestershire - - - -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 15 (100.00%) Cisco
1 15 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 15 (100.00%) Firewall
1 15 (100.00%) F5
2 12 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (73.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 10 (66.67%) CCNP
5 8 (53.33%) CCNA
5 8 (53.33%) CSS
5 8 (53.33%) Nokia
5 8 (53.33%) Fortinet
5 8 (53.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (46.67%) Network Management
6 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
6 7 (46.67%) WAN
6 7 (46.67%) MPLS
7 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (33.33%) Blue Coat
8 5 (33.33%) Network Security
8 5 (33.33%) OSPF
8 5 (33.33%) Juniper
9 4 (26.67%) BMC
9 4 (26.67%) McAfee
9 4 (26.67%) BGP
9 4 (26.67%) ITIL
9 4 (26.67%) VoIP
9 4 (26.67%) OPNET
9 4 (26.67%) Network Architecture
9 4 (26.67%) WAN Optimisation

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (73.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 8 (53.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (46.67%) WAN
4 7 (46.67%) MPLS
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (33.33%) Network Security
6 5 (33.33%) OSPF
7 4 (26.67%) BGP
7 4 (26.67%) VoIP
7 4 (26.67%) DMVPN
7 4 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (20.00%) BT 21CN
8 3 (20.00%) LAN
9 1 (6.67%) FTP
9 1 (6.67%) HTTP
9 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
9 1 (6.67%) VPN
9 1 (6.67%) DNS
9 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Design Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Network Implementation Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Network Design Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Implementation Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Specialist
3 3 (20.00%) Monitoring Specialist
3 3 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Support
3 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Monitoring Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Network Management
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Network Architecture
2 4 (26.67%) WAN Optimisation
2 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (26.67%) Network Design
2 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
3 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (66.67%) CCNP
3 8 (53.33%) CCNA
4 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) OPNET
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
1 15 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 15 (100.00%) F5
2 8 (53.33%) Nokia
2 8 (53.33%) Fortinet
3 5 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 5 (33.33%) Juniper
4 4 (26.67%) BMC
4 4 (26.67%) McAfee
4 4 (26.67%) Riverbed
4 4 (26.67%) SolarWinds
5 3 (20.00%) BT
6 2 (13.33%) TOWER Software
6 2 (13.33%) Sourcefire
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