The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM 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 F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 102 99 111
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 19 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.76% 0.34% 0.044%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.43% 2.15% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Average daily rate
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£298 £403 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% +11.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £388 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.77% +9.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
429 325 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.13% 15.57% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 153 146
Average daily rate £325 £343 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £216 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 34 50
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £12.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM across the West Midlands region.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
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Birmingham - 2 £275 - 1
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England

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 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 F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 23 (100.00%) Cisco
1 23 (100.00%) Firewall
1 23 (100.00%) F5
2 19 (82.61%) CheckPoint
3 18 (78.26%) BIG-IP
4 16 (69.57%) Network Management
4 16 (69.57%) ITIL
4 16 (69.57%) Network Monitoring
5 15 (65.22%) User Experience
5 15 (65.22%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (65.22%) BMC
5 15 (65.22%) OPNET
5 15 (65.22%) SolarWinds
6 14 (60.87%) Cisco Nexus
6 14 (60.87%) Fortinet
6 14 (60.87%) OSPF
6 14 (60.87%) Nokia
6 14 (60.87%) CSS
7 13 (56.52%) CCNA
7 13 (56.52%) BGP
8 12 (52.17%) CCNP
8 12 (52.17%) Juniper
8 12 (52.17%) Load Balancing
9 11 (47.83%) Visualisation
9 11 (47.83%) Riverbed
9 11 (47.83%) Network Architecture
10 8 (34.78%) Middleware
10 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
11 7 (30.43%) WAN
12 5 (21.74%) LAN

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 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 F5 BIG-IP LTM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 23 (100.00%) Firewall
2 18 (78.26%) BIG-IP
3 14 (60.87%) Cisco Nexus
3 14 (60.87%) OSPF
4 13 (56.52%) BGP
5 7 (30.43%) WAN
6 5 (21.74%) LAN
6 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (13.04%) MPLS
8 2 (8.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (8.70%) DMVPN
8 2 (8.70%) VoIP
9 1 (4.35%) VPN
9 1 (4.35%) 3G
9 1 (4.35%) FirePass
9 1 (4.35%) Network Security
9 1 (4.35%) BT 21CN
9 1 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Network Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Network Specialist
3 7 (30.43%) Monitoring Specialist
4 4 (17.39%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Network Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) Monitoring Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Network Support
6 2 (8.70%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Design Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Network Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Data Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) CSS
2 8 (34.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (65.22%) User Experience
2 11 (47.83%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Network Management
1 16 (69.57%) ITIL
1 16 (69.57%) Network Monitoring
2 12 (52.17%) Load Balancing
3 11 (47.83%) Network Architecture
4 5 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (17.39%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (17.39%) Performance Management
6 2 (8.70%) Network Design
6 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
6 2 (8.70%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (8.70%) Service Management
7 1 (4.35%) Change Management
7 1 (4.35%) Information Security
7 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (56.52%) CCNA
3 12 (52.17%) CCNP
4 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
5 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 15 (65.22%) OPNET
2 4 (17.39%) OpenView
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco
1 23 (100.00%) F5
2 19 (82.61%) CheckPoint
3 15 (65.22%) BMC
3 15 (65.22%) SolarWinds
4 14 (60.87%) Fortinet
4 14 (60.87%) Nokia
5 12 (52.17%) Juniper
6 11 (47.83%) Riverbed
7 4 (17.39%) HP
8 2 (8.70%) Sourcefire
8 2 (8.70%) Blue Coat
8 2 (8.70%) McAfee
9 1 (4.35%) BT
9 1 (4.35%) TOWER Software
9 1 (4.35%) Websense
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