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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
England / West Midlands
Rank 122 114 105
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.084% 0.042% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 0.38% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £450 - £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £401 £416
% change year-on-year
+2.12% -3.78%
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
326 260 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.62% 10.82% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 125 134
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £160 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 44
Median hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 23 January 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 - 2 £450 -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) BMC
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 7 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 7 (100.00%) F5
1 7 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (71.43%) SolarWinds
2 5 (71.43%) OPNET
2 5 (71.43%) BGP
2 5 (71.43%) Nokia
2 5 (71.43%) OSPF
2 5 (71.43%) Juniper
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
3 4 (57.14%) Riverbed
3 4 (57.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (57.14%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) TOWER Software
5 2 (28.57%) Wireless
5 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) IBM
5 2 (28.57%) CCNP
5 2 (28.57%) Intel Security

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 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) BGP
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (71.43%) OSPF
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Monitoring Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Support
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) CMDB
2 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (57.14%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
4 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 2 (28.57%) Network Management
4 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
4 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 2 (28.57%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (14.29%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) OPNET
2 1 (14.29%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) BMC
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) F5
1 7 (100.00%) Fortinet
2 5 (71.43%) Juniper
2 5 (71.43%) Nokia
2 5 (71.43%) SolarWinds
3 4 (57.14%) Riverbed
4 3 (42.86%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) Aruba
5 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat
5 2 (28.57%) IBM
5 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
5 2 (28.57%) TOWER Software
6 1 (14.29%) Remedy