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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
England / West Midlands
Rank 117 125 104
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -21
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 5 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.038% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 0.39% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Median daily rate £285 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.75% -11.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £485 £413
% change year-on-year
-12.37% +17.57%
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
336 259 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.15% 9.92% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 127 131
Median daily rate £363 £400 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +40.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £177 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 51
Median hourly rate £23.95 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.05% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.02 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £25.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

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 25 February 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 +25 1 - -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) F5
2 8 (88.89%) Firewall
3 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (77.78%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (77.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 6 (66.67%) Juniper
4 6 (66.67%) WAN
5 5 (55.56%) Network Security
5 5 (55.56%) BGP
5 5 (55.56%) OSPF
5 5 (55.56%) Network Management
6 4 (44.44%) Junos
6 4 (44.44%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (44.44%) Multicast
6 4 (44.44%) NX-OS
6 4 (44.44%) MPLS
6 4 (44.44%) ISDN
6 4 (44.44%) LAN
6 4 (44.44%) VPLS
7 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
7 3 (33.33%) Fortinet
7 3 (33.33%) BIG-IP
7 3 (33.33%) BMC
7 3 (33.33%) CCNP
7 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
7 3 (33.33%) HP
8 2 (22.22%) Middleware
8 2 (22.22%) Intel Security
8 2 (22.22%) Wireless

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 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (77.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 6 (66.67%) WAN
4 5 (55.56%) BGP
4 5 (55.56%) Network Security
4 5 (55.56%) OSPF
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (44.44%) ISDN
5 4 (44.44%) Junos
5 4 (44.44%) LAN
5 4 (44.44%) MPLS
5 4 (44.44%) Multicast
5 4 (44.44%) NX-OS
5 4 (44.44%) VPLS
6 3 (33.33%) BIG-IP
7 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (22.22%) Wireless
8 1 (11.11%) ATM
8 1 (11.11%) Frame Relay
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Junior
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Network Support
3 1 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Support
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Network Management
2 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
3 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (11.11%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Network Design
4 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CCNP
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Nagios
1 1 (11.11%) OpenView
1 1 (11.11%) OPNET
1 1 (11.11%) Opsview
1 1 (11.11%) QRadar
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) F5
2 6 (66.67%) Juniper
3 3 (33.33%) BMC
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 3 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) Aruba
4 2 (22.22%) Blue Coat
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 2 (22.22%) Intel Security
4 2 (22.22%) TOWER Software
5 1 (11.11%) ArcSight
5 1 (11.11%) Brocade
5 1 (11.11%) Nokia
5 1 (11.11%) Remedy
5 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 1 (11.11%) Splunk