The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 109 99 100
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 6 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.25% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.58% 1.66% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £310 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% -12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £310 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £310 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -
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% -
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
379 302 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.55% 15.34% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 135 136
Average daily rate £313 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.10% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
BIG-IP
England

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 16 (100.00%) Cisco
1 16 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 16 (100.00%) Firewall
2 14 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (87.50%) F5
3 12 (75.00%) CCNP
3 12 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 11 (68.75%) WAN
4 11 (68.75%) MPLS
5 9 (56.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (50.00%) CSS
6 8 (50.00%) CCNA
6 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 8 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (50.00%) Fortinet
7 7 (43.75%) Blue Coat
7 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
8 6 (37.50%) McAfee
8 6 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 6 (37.50%) WAN Optimisation
8 6 (37.50%) DMVPN
9 5 (31.25%) OSPF
9 5 (31.25%) LAN
9 5 (31.25%) VoIP
10 4 (25.00%) Network Security
10 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
10 4 (25.00%) Network Management
10 4 (25.00%) Network Design
10 4 (25.00%) Nokia
10 4 (25.00%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) Firewall
2 12 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 11 (68.75%) MPLS
3 11 (68.75%) WAN
4 9 (56.25%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (37.50%) DMVPN
6 6 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (31.25%) OSPF
7 5 (31.25%) LAN
7 5 (31.25%) VoIP
8 4 (25.00%) Network Security
9 3 (18.75%) BGP
10 2 (12.50%) BT 21CN
10 2 (12.50%) VPN
11 1 (6.25%) DNS
11 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
11 1 (6.25%) WLAN
11 1 (6.25%) FTP
11 1 (6.25%) HTTP
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Implementation Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Network Support
3 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Design Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Network Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) WAN Optimisation
2 4 (25.00%) Service Management
2 4 (25.00%) Network Design
2 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (25.00%) Network Management
2 4 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
3 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
4 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (75.00%) CCNP
3 8 (50.00%) CCNA
3 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) CCDP
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (12.50%) OPNET
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
1 16 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 14 (87.50%) F5
3 8 (50.00%) Fortinet
4 7 (43.75%) Blue Coat
5 6 (37.50%) McAfee
6 4 (25.00%) Juniper
6 4 (25.00%) Nokia
7 3 (18.75%) Sourcefire
7 3 (18.75%) BMC
7 3 (18.75%) BT
7 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
8 2 (12.50%) TOWER Software
8 2 (12.50%) Riverbed
9 1 (6.25%) ArcSight
9 1 (6.25%) TippingPoint
9 1 (6.25%) Remedy
9 1 (6.25%) Citrix
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