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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM 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 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
England / West Midlands
Rank 118 - 107
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 6 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% - 0.094%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.84% - 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Median daily rate £285 - £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £439 £407
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +7.93%
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%

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

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing F5 BIG-IP LTM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 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
Birmingham - 4 £285 -
Shropshire - 2 £450 -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 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 F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
1 14 (100.00%) F5
2 13 (92.86%) Firewall
3 12 (85.71%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (71.43%) Juniper
5 9 (64.29%) OSPF
5 9 (64.29%) BGP
6 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (50.00%) BMC
7 7 (50.00%) CheckPoint
7 7 (50.00%) BIG-IP
7 7 (50.00%) Fortinet
7 7 (50.00%) Load Balancing
7 7 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 6 (42.86%) Network Management
8 6 (42.86%) WAN
9 5 (35.71%) Nokia
9 5 (35.71%) CSS
9 5 (35.71%) OPNET
9 5 (35.71%) Network Security
9 5 (35.71%) SolarWinds
10 4 (28.57%) VPLS
10 4 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (28.57%) MPLS
10 4 (28.57%) ISDN
10 4 (28.57%) LAN
10 4 (28.57%) CCNP
10 4 (28.57%) Junos
10 4 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (28.57%) Network Monitoring

F5 BIG-IP LTM
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 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) Firewall
2 12 (85.71%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (64.29%) BGP
3 9 (64.29%) OSPF
4 7 (50.00%) BIG-IP
4 7 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 6 (42.86%) WAN
6 5 (35.71%) Network Security
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (28.57%) ISDN
7 4 (28.57%) Junos
7 4 (28.57%) LAN
7 4 (28.57%) MPLS
7 4 (28.57%) Multicast
7 4 (28.57%) NX-OS
7 4 (28.57%) VPLS
8 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (14.29%) Wireless
9 1 (7.14%) ATM
9 1 (7.14%) Frame Relay
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Network Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Network Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Junior Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Support
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) CMDB
2 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (42.86%) Network Management
3 4 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL V3
5 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Service Management
5 2 (14.29%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (7.14%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Network Design
6 1 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) CCIE
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) OPNET
2 1 (7.14%) Nagios
2 1 (7.14%) OpenView
2 1 (7.14%) Opsview
2 1 (7.14%) QRadar
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
1 14 (100.00%) F5
2 10 (71.43%) Juniper
3 7 (50.00%) BMC
3 7 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (50.00%) Fortinet
4 5 (35.71%) Nokia
4 5 (35.71%) SolarWinds
5 4 (28.57%) Riverbed
6 3 (21.43%) HP
7 2 (14.29%) Aruba
7 2 (14.29%) Blue Coat
7 2 (14.29%) IBM
7 2 (14.29%) Intel Security
7 2 (14.29%) TOWER Software
8 1 (7.14%) ArcSight
8 1 (7.14%) Brocade
8 1 (7.14%) Remedy
8 1 (7.14%) Splunk