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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 120 116 113
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 16 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.51% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.13% 3.17% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Median daily rate £363 £320 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% -23.80%
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £345 £400
% change year-on-year
+40.57% -13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
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
387 410 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.78% 16.08% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 236 115
Median daily rate £363 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £227 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 31
Median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.54 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

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 25 May 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
Shropshire -31 10 £363 +16.00%
Birmingham +6 6 - -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 18 (100.00%) F5
2 14 (77.78%) Firewall
3 13 (72.22%) Cisco
3 13 (72.22%) CheckPoint
4 12 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 10 (55.56%) Fortinet
6 9 (50.00%) Load Balancing
6 9 (50.00%) OSPF
6 9 (50.00%) BGP
7 8 (44.44%) Nokia
7 8 (44.44%) ITIL
7 8 (44.44%) Data Centre
8 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (33.33%) Juniper
9 6 (33.33%) BMC
9 6 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (27.78%) Network Management
10 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
10 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
10 5 (27.78%) Network Design
10 5 (27.78%) CCNP
10 5 (27.78%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (27.78%) WAN
11 4 (22.22%) LAN
11 4 (22.22%) Java
11 4 (22.22%) Oracle
11 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
11 4 (22.22%) Windows
11 4 (22.22%) Linux
11 4 (22.22%) Apache

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 (22.22%) Apache
1 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 4 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
1 4 (22.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) Firewall
2 12 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 9 (50.00%) BGP
3 9 (50.00%) OSPF
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (27.78%) WAN
6 4 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (22.22%) LAN
6 4 (22.22%) SSH
6 4 (22.22%) SSL
7 3 (16.67%) Wireless
8 2 (11.11%) MPLS
9 1 (5.56%) EIGRP
9 1 (5.56%) NetScreen
9 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
9 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Design Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Implementation Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Network Design Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Network Support
4 3 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Applications Support
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Java Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Linux Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Monitoring Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Network Monitoring Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
6 1 (5.56%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) SAML
2 3 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
1 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
1 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 8 (44.44%) ITIL
3 5 (27.78%) Network Design
3 5 (27.78%) Network Management
4 4 (22.22%) ITIL V3
5 3 (16.67%) Network Architecture
5 3 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 3 (16.67%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (11.11%) Change Management
6 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.56%) Service Management
7 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (27.78%) CCNP
2 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) CCNA
4 2 (11.11%) CCDP
5 1 (5.56%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (16.67%) OPNET
3 1 (5.56%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) F5
2 13 (72.22%) CheckPoint
2 13 (72.22%) Cisco
3 10 (55.56%) Fortinet
4 8 (44.44%) Nokia
5 6 (33.33%) BMC
5 6 (33.33%) Juniper
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle
7 3 (16.67%) Blue Coat
7 3 (16.67%) Brocade
7 3 (16.67%) IBM
7 3 (16.67%) Intel Security
7 3 (16.67%) Riverbed
7 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
8 2 (11.11%) BT
8 2 (11.11%) Fujitsu
9 1 (5.56%) Remedy
9 1 (5.56%) TOWER Software