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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 135 - 108
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 3 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.11% - 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.84% - 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £450 - £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
356 333 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.83% 13.14% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 159 190
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £175 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 32
Median hourly rate £15.71 £16.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.30% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £10.97 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £34.20 £29.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 5 December 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 - 3 £450 -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 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%) Cisco
1 18 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 18 (100.00%) Firewall
1 18 (100.00%) F5
2 16 (88.89%) Fortinet
2 16 (88.89%) Load Balancing
2 16 (88.89%) Juniper
2 16 (88.89%) BMC
2 16 (88.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 14 (77.78%) Cisco Nexus
3 14 (77.78%) OSPF
3 14 (77.78%) CSS
3 14 (77.78%) Nokia
3 14 (77.78%) BGP
3 14 (77.78%) OPNET
3 14 (77.78%) SolarWinds
4 13 (72.22%) Riverbed
5 10 (55.56%) Performance Monitoring
5 10 (55.56%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (50.00%) ITIL V3
6 9 (50.00%) ITIL
7 8 (44.44%) User Experience
7 8 (44.44%) Network Management
8 7 (38.89%) Network Architecture
9 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (33.33%) Visualisation
10 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
10 5 (27.78%) CCNP
10 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (22.22%) Middleware

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 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) Firewall
2 16 (88.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 14 (77.78%) BGP
3 14 (77.78%) Cisco Nexus
3 14 (77.78%) OSPF
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (11.11%) DMVPN
4 2 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (11.11%) LAN
4 2 (11.11%) WAN
4 2 (11.11%) Wireless
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Monitoring Specialist
2 5 (27.78%) Network Monitoring Specialist
2 5 (27.78%) Network Specialist
3 3 (16.67%) Monitoring Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Support
5 1 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Support
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) CSS
2 4 (22.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) User Experience
2 6 (33.33%) Visualisation
3 2 (11.11%) CMDB
3 2 (11.11%) e-Health
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Load Balancing
2 10 (55.56%) Network Monitoring
2 10 (55.56%) Performance Monitoring
3 9 (50.00%) ITIL
3 9 (50.00%) ITIL V3
4 8 (44.44%) Network Management
5 7 (38.89%) Network Architecture
6 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
7 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
7 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) Service Management
7 2 (11.11%) WAN Optimisation
8 1 (5.56%) Application Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) CCNP
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) CCSA
3 2 (11.11%) JNCIA
3 2 (11.11%) JNCIS
4 1 (5.56%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 14 (77.78%) OPNET
2 2 (11.11%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco LMS
3 1 (5.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco
1 18 (100.00%) F5
2 16 (88.89%) BMC
2 16 (88.89%) Fortinet
2 16 (88.89%) Juniper
3 14 (77.78%) Nokia
3 14 (77.78%) SolarWinds
4 13 (72.22%) Riverbed
5 3 (16.67%) HP
6 2 (11.11%) Aruba
6 2 (11.11%) Blue Coat
6 2 (11.11%) CA
6 2 (11.11%) IBM
6 2 (11.11%) Intel Security
6 2 (11.11%) TOWER Software
7 1 (5.56%) Remedy