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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
England / West Midlands
Rank 119 123 109
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.083% 0.077% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.78% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Median daily rate £450 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £405 £413
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
343 256 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.25% 9.88% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 129 134
Median daily rate £375 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £159 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 49
Median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.02 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £25.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +27 2 £450 +12.50%
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) BMC
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 3 (100.00%) F5
1 3 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (66.67%) Aruba
2 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) TOWER Software
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) Intel Security
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) OpenView

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Junior
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Monitoring Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Support
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (33.33%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) OpenView
1 1 (33.33%) OPNET
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) BMC
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) F5
1 3 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 3 (100.00%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Aruba
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Intel Security
2 2 (66.67%) TOWER Software
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) Remedy
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds