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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 118 105 118
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 24 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.77% 0.50% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.17% 4.51% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
Median daily rate £384 £310 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.79% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £317 £270
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £323 £330
% change year-on-year
+42.63% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -30.00%
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
464 266 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.79% 11.16% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 144 167
Median daily rate £350 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £466 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 31
Median hourly rate £36.25 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.25% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

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 24 July 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 -23 14 £384 +23.29%
Birmingham -12 4 - -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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%) Firewall
3 26 (83.87%) Cisco
3 26 (83.87%) CheckPoint
4 24 (77.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 22 (70.97%) Fortinet
6 21 (67.74%) Load Balancing
7 20 (64.52%) OSPF
7 20 (64.52%) Nokia
7 20 (64.52%) BGP
8 19 (61.29%) Juniper
9 18 (58.06%) BMC
10 17 (54.84%) ITIL
10 17 (54.84%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (48.39%) Riverbed
11 15 (48.39%) SolarWinds
11 15 (48.39%) OPNET
11 15 (48.39%) CSS
12 14 (45.16%) Network Management
13 13 (41.94%) ITIL V3
14 12 (38.71%) Network Monitoring
14 12 (38.71%) User Experience
14 12 (38.71%) Network Architecture
15 10 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
16 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
17 8 (25.81%) Visualisation
17 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
17 8 (25.81%) Performance Monitoring
17 8 (25.81%) Continuous Improvement
17 8 (25.81%) CCNP

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 20 (64.52%) BGP
3 20 (64.52%) OSPF
4 17 (54.84%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (16.13%) LAN
6 4 (12.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (12.90%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (12.90%) SSH
6 4 (12.90%) SSL
6 4 (12.90%) WAN
7 3 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (9.68%) Wireless
8 2 (6.45%) DMVPN
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 17 (54.84%) Network Engineer
2 10 (32.26%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (32.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Monitoring Specialist
3 7 (22.58%) Network Monitoring Specialist
3 7 (22.58%) Network Specialist
4 6 (19.35%) Monitoring Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) Design Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) Implementation Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) Network Design Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) Network Support
6 4 (12.90%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Applications Support
7 2 (6.45%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Cisco Specialist
7 2 (6.45%) Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (48.39%) CSS
2 5 (16.13%) Middleware
3 4 (12.90%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) User Experience
2 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
2 8 (25.81%) Visualisation
3 2 (6.45%) e-Health
4 1 (3.23%) CMDB
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 21 (67.74%) Load Balancing
2 17 (54.84%) ITIL
3 14 (45.16%) Network Management
4 13 (41.94%) ITIL V3
5 12 (38.71%) Network Architecture
5 12 (38.71%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (25.81%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (25.81%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (16.13%) Network Design
8 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
8 3 (9.68%) WAN Optimisation
9 2 (6.45%) Change Management
9 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
9 2 (6.45%) Matrix Management
9 2 (6.45%) Matrix Organization
9 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
10 1 (3.23%) Service Management
10 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
3 8 (25.81%) CCNP
4 6 (19.35%) 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 15 (48.39%) OPNET
2 5 (16.13%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (6.45%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco LMS
4 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) F5
2 26 (83.87%) CheckPoint
2 26 (83.87%) Cisco
3 22 (70.97%) Fortinet
4 20 (64.52%) Nokia
5 19 (61.29%) Juniper
6 18 (58.06%) BMC
7 15 (48.39%) Riverbed
7 15 (48.39%) SolarWinds
8 4 (12.90%) Oracle
9 3 (9.68%) Blue Coat
9 3 (9.68%) Brocade
9 3 (9.68%) IBM
9 3 (9.68%) Intel Security
10 2 (6.45%) BT
10 2 (6.45%) CA
10 2 (6.45%) Fujitsu
11 1 (3.23%) Remedy
11 1 (3.23%) TOWER Software
West Midlands
J & C Associates Ltd
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