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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 139 117 103
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -14
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 10 1 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.040% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.08% 0.33% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £450 - £298
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 - £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 - £316
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £450 £418
% change year-on-year
-6.00% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year
-70.83% -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
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
480 305 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.81% 12.14% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 151 228
Median daily rate £375 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 35 30
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.35 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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
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 29 September 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 -28 2 £400 -
Coventry - 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 29 September 2016, 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 27 (100.00%) Cisco
1 27 (100.00%) F5
2 26 (96.30%) Firewall
3 24 (88.89%) CheckPoint
3 24 (88.89%) BIG-IP
3 24 (88.89%) Cisco Nexus
4 23 (85.19%) Load Balancing
5 22 (81.48%) Nokia
5 22 (81.48%) OSPF
5 22 (81.48%) BGP
5 22 (81.48%) Fortinet
6 21 (77.78%) BMC
7 20 (74.07%) Juniper
8 19 (70.37%) CSS
8 19 (70.37%) OPNET
8 19 (70.37%) Riverbed
8 19 (70.37%) SolarWinds
9 15 (55.56%) Network Management
9 15 (55.56%) Network Monitoring
10 14 (51.85%) ITIL V3
10 14 (51.85%) ITIL
11 13 (48.15%) User Experience
11 13 (48.15%) Network Architecture
12 11 (40.74%) Performance Monitoring
13 8 (29.63%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (29.63%) Visualisation
13 8 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
14 6 (22.22%) CCNP
14 6 (22.22%) Middleware

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:

Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 26 (96.30%) Firewall
2 24 (88.89%) BIG-IP
2 24 (88.89%) Cisco Nexus
3 22 (81.48%) BGP
3 22 (81.48%) OSPF
4 3 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (7.41%) LAN
5 2 (7.41%) WAN
5 2 (7.41%) Wireless
6 1 (3.70%) ATM
6 1 (3.70%) Frame Relay
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Monitoring Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Monitoring Specialist
2 7 (25.93%) Network Monitoring Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Network Monitoring Specialist
2 7 (25.93%) Network Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Design Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Network Design Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Network Support
3 3 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Network Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (70.37%) CSS
2 6 (22.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (48.15%) User Experience
2 8 (29.63%) Visualisation
3 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (7.41%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
1 1 (3.70%) Unix
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (85.19%) Load Balancing
2 15 (55.56%) Network Management
2 15 (55.56%) Network Monitoring
3 14 (51.85%) ITIL
3 14 (51.85%) ITIL V3
4 13 (48.15%) Network Architecture
5 11 (40.74%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (29.63%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (14.81%) Network Design
8 2 (7.41%) Change Management
8 2 (7.41%) Matrix Management
8 2 (7.41%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (7.41%) WAN Optimisation
9 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
9 1 (3.70%) Server Virtualisation
9 1 (3.70%) Service Management
9 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (22.22%) CCNP
2 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) CCNA
3 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) CCDP
4 2 (7.41%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 19 (70.37%) OPNET
2 3 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.70%) Nagios
3 1 (3.70%) Opsview
3 1 (3.70%) QRadar
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) Cisco
1 27 (100.00%) F5
2 24 (88.89%) CheckPoint
3 22 (81.48%) Fortinet
3 22 (81.48%) Nokia
4 21 (77.78%) BMC
5 20 (74.07%) Juniper
6 19 (70.37%) Riverbed
6 19 (70.37%) SolarWinds
7 3 (11.11%) Brocade
8 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
8 2 (7.41%) BT
8 2 (7.41%) Fujitsu
8 2 (7.41%) IBM
8 2 (7.41%) Intel Security
9 1 (3.70%) ArcSight
9 1 (3.70%) Remedy
9 1 (3.70%) Splunk
9 1 (3.70%) TOWER Software