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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 140 111 102
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -9
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 9 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.28% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.88% 2.30% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £400 £313 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +5.04%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £426 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.43% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £50.00
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
480 305 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.81% 12.14% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 151 228
Median daily rate £375 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 35 30
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.35 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing BIG-IP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -9 2 - -
Shropshire -28 2 £400 -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BIG-IP 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 BIG-IP.

1 31 (100.00%) F5
2 27 (87.10%) Cisco
2 27 (87.10%) CheckPoint
2 27 (87.10%) Firewall
3 24 (77.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 23 (74.19%) Fortinet
4 23 (74.19%) Load Balancing
4 23 (74.19%) OSPF
4 23 (74.19%) BGP
5 22 (70.97%) Nokia
5 22 (70.97%) Juniper
6 21 (67.74%) BMC
6 21 (67.74%) Cisco Nexus
7 19 (61.29%) Riverbed
7 19 (61.29%) SolarWinds
7 19 (61.29%) CSS
7 19 (61.29%) OPNET
8 18 (58.06%) ITIL
9 15 (48.39%) Network Monitoring
9 15 (48.39%) Network Management
10 14 (45.16%) ITIL V3
11 13 (41.94%) User Experience
11 13 (41.94%) Network Architecture
12 11 (35.48%) Performance Monitoring
13 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (25.81%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (25.81%) Visualisation
14 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
15 7 (22.58%) CCNP
16 6 (19.35%) Data Centre

BIG-IP
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.90%) Apache
1 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
1 4 (12.90%) SharePoint Server
1 4 (12.90%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 27 (87.10%) Firewall
2 24 (77.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 23 (74.19%) BGP
3 23 (74.19%) OSPF
4 21 (67.74%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (16.13%) LAN
6 4 (12.90%) SSH
6 4 (12.90%) SSL
7 3 (9.68%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (9.68%) WAN
8 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (6.45%) DMVPN
8 2 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (6.45%) Wireless
9 1 (3.23%) EIGRP
9 1 (3.23%) MPLS
9 1 (3.23%) NetScreen
9 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
9 1 (3.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Network Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Monitoring Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Monitoring Specialist
3 7 (22.58%) Network Monitoring Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Network Monitoring Specialist
3 7 (22.58%) Network Specialist
4 3 (9.68%) Design Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Implementation Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Network Support
4 3 (9.68%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Support
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (61.29%) CSS
2 5 (16.13%) Middleware
3 4 (12.90%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (41.94%) User Experience
2 8 (25.81%) Visualisation
3 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.45%) CMDB
4 2 (6.45%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Linux
1 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
1 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (74.19%) Load Balancing
2 18 (58.06%) ITIL
3 15 (48.39%) Network Management
3 15 (48.39%) Network Monitoring
4 14 (45.16%) ITIL V3
5 13 (41.94%) Network Architecture
6 11 (35.48%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (25.81%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (9.68%) Network Design
8 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
9 2 (6.45%) Change Management
9 2 (6.45%) Matrix Management
9 2 (6.45%) Matrix Organization
9 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (6.45%) WAN Optimisation
10 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
10 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
10 1 (3.23%) Service Management
10 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
3 7 (22.58%) CCNP
4 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
5 4 (12.90%) CCNA
6 2 (6.45%) CCDP
6 2 (6.45%) CCSA
6 2 (6.45%) JNCIA
6 2 (6.45%) JNCIS
7 1 (3.23%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 19 (61.29%) OPNET
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (6.45%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) F5
2 27 (87.10%) CheckPoint
2 27 (87.10%) Cisco
3 23 (74.19%) Fortinet
4 22 (70.97%) Juniper
4 22 (70.97%) Nokia
5 21 (67.74%) BMC
6 19 (61.29%) Riverbed
6 19 (61.29%) SolarWinds
7 4 (12.90%) Oracle
8 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
8 2 (6.45%) Brocade
8 2 (6.45%) BT
8 2 (6.45%) CA
8 2 (6.45%) Fujitsu
8 2 (6.45%) IBM
8 2 (6.45%) Intel Security
9 1 (3.23%) Remedy
9 1 (3.23%) TOWER Software