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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 118 111 117
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 22 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.74% 0.42% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.58% 2.95% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Median daily rate £371 £311 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.27% -3.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £303 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £318 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £459 £320 £388
% change year-on-year
+43.35% -17.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
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
394 339 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.21% 14.29% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 192 146
Median daily rate £358 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £237 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 33 35
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.48 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

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 25 June 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 -27 13 £371 +19.27% 1
Birmingham -5 5 - -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 25 (100.00%) F5
2 21 (84.00%) Firewall
3 20 (80.00%) Cisco
3 20 (80.00%) CheckPoint
4 19 (76.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 17 (68.00%) Fortinet
6 16 (64.00%) Load Balancing
6 16 (64.00%) OSPF
6 16 (64.00%) BGP
7 15 (60.00%) Nokia
8 14 (56.00%) ITIL
9 13 (52.00%) Juniper
9 13 (52.00%) BMC
9 13 (52.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (44.00%) Network Management
11 10 (40.00%) ITIL V3
11 10 (40.00%) Riverbed
11 10 (40.00%) SolarWinds
11 10 (40.00%) CSS
11 10 (40.00%) OPNET
12 9 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (36.00%) Network Architecture
12 9 (36.00%) User Experience
12 9 (36.00%) Network Monitoring
13 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
14 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
14 7 (28.00%) CCNP
15 6 (24.00%) Visualisation
15 6 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (24.00%) Performance Monitoring

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 (16.00%) Apache
1 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (16.00%) SharePoint Server
1 4 (16.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 21 (84.00%) Firewall
2 19 (76.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 16 (64.00%) BGP
3 16 (64.00%) OSPF
4 13 (52.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (20.00%) WAN
6 4 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (16.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (16.00%) LAN
6 4 (16.00%) SSH
6 4 (16.00%) SSL
7 3 (12.00%) Wireless
8 2 (8.00%) MPLS
9 1 (4.00%) EIGRP
9 1 (4.00%) NetScreen
9 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
9 1 (4.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (36.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (36.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Design Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Monitoring Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Monitoring Specialist
3 5 (20.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Network Monitoring Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Network Monitoring Specialist
3 5 (20.00%) Network Specialist
4 4 (16.00%) Network Support
4 4 (16.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Support
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Support
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) CSS
2 4 (16.00%) SAML
3 3 (12.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) User Experience
2 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (24.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
1 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
1 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Load Balancing
2 14 (56.00%) ITIL
3 11 (44.00%) Network Management
4 10 (40.00%) ITIL V3
5 9 (36.00%) Network Architecture
5 9 (36.00%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (24.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (20.00%) Network Design
8 3 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (12.00%) WAN Optimisation
9 2 (8.00%) Change Management
9 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
9 2 (8.00%) Matrix Management
9 2 (8.00%) Matrix Organization
9 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
10 1 (4.00%) Service Management
10 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (28.00%) CCNP
2 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (20.00%) CCNA
3 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) CCDP
5 1 (4.00%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) OPNET
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (4.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) F5
2 20 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 20 (80.00%) Cisco
3 17 (68.00%) Fortinet
4 15 (60.00%) Nokia
5 13 (52.00%) BMC
5 13 (52.00%) Juniper
6 10 (40.00%) Riverbed
6 10 (40.00%) SolarWinds
7 4 (16.00%) Oracle
8 3 (12.00%) Blue Coat
8 3 (12.00%) Brocade
8 3 (12.00%) IBM
8 3 (12.00%) Intel Security
9 2 (8.00%) BT
9 2 (8.00%) Fujitsu
10 1 (4.00%) Remedy
10 1 (4.00%) TOWER Software
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