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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 115 102 105
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 1.00% 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
363 299 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.99% 15.23% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 133 135
Average daily rate £313 £323 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.10% +9.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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 25 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 18 (100.00%) Cisco
1 18 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 18 (100.00%) Firewall
2 17 (94.44%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (88.89%) F5
4 15 (83.33%) CCNP
4 15 (83.33%) WAN
5 13 (72.22%) MPLS
6 12 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 11 (61.11%) CCNA
8 10 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (50.00%) LAN
10 8 (44.44%) OSPF
10 8 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (44.44%) Fortinet
11 7 (38.89%) Blue Coat
11 7 (38.89%) Network Design
12 6 (33.33%) Network Security
12 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
12 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
12 6 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 6 (33.33%) WAN Optimisation
12 6 (33.33%) DMVPN
12 6 (33.33%) McAfee
12 6 (33.33%) CSS
13 5 (27.78%) VoIP
13 5 (27.78%) CiscoWorks
13 5 (27.78%) BGP
13 5 (27.78%) Nokia
14 4 (22.22%) Incident Management

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) Firewall
2 15 (83.33%) WAN
3 13 (72.22%) MPLS
4 12 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 10 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (50.00%) LAN
7 8 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (44.44%) OSPF
8 6 (33.33%) Network Security
8 6 (33.33%) DMVPN
8 6 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (27.78%) BGP
9 5 (27.78%) VoIP
10 3 (16.67%) BT 21CN
11 2 (11.11%) VPN
12 1 (5.56%) DNS
12 1 (5.56%) HTTPS
12 1 (5.56%) WLAN
12 1 (5.56%) FTP
12 1 (5.56%) HTTP
General
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Network Engineer
2 9 (50.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 7 (38.89%) Design Engineer
4 6 (33.33%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 5 (27.78%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (22.22%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (22.22%) Network Support
6 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) Security Architect
8 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
8 1 (5.56%) Security Consultant
8 1 (5.56%) Architect
8 1 (5.56%) Consultant
8 1 (5.56%) Cisco Consultant
8 1 (5.56%) Cisco Security Consultant
8 1 (5.56%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Network Design
2 6 (33.33%) WAN Optimisation
3 4 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 4 (22.22%) Service Management
3 4 (22.22%) Network Management
4 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 2 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (5.56%) SIEM
6 1 (5.56%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 17 (94.44%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (83.33%) CCNP
3 11 (61.11%) CCNA
4 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 4 (22.22%) CCDP
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco
1 18 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 16 (88.89%) F5
3 8 (44.44%) Fortinet
4 7 (38.89%) Blue Coat
5 6 (33.33%) McAfee
6 5 (27.78%) Nokia
7 3 (16.67%) Sourcefire
7 3 (16.67%) BT
8 2 (11.11%) TOWER Software
8 2 (11.11%) Juniper
9 1 (5.56%) BMC
9 1 (5.56%) Citrix
9 1 (5.56%) Remedy
9 1 (5.56%) TippingPoint
9 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
9 1 (5.56%) ArcSight
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