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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 135 113 109
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -4
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 6 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.63% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.58% 3.87% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 4
Median daily rate £358 £415 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.85% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £318 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £450 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £401 £401
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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
380 439 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.26% 16.39% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 236 114
Median daily rate £370 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £260 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 43 23
Median hourly rate £14.50 £26.00 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.23% +63.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

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
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 6 May 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 -37 5 £358 -6.22%
Birmingham -3 1 - -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 7 (100.00%) F5
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) CheckPoint
3 5 (71.43%) Fortinet
4 4 (57.14%) Load Balancing
4 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
4 4 (57.14%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (57.14%) Nokia
4 4 (57.14%) Network Design
5 3 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (42.86%) OSPF
5 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (42.86%) BGP
5 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
6 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (28.57%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (28.57%) WAN
6 2 (28.57%) BMC
6 2 (28.57%) IBM
6 2 (28.57%) CCNP
6 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
6 2 (28.57%) Brocade
6 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
6 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat

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 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) BGP
2 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (42.86%) OSPF
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Network Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Design Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Implementation Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Network Design Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Design Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Network Support
3 2 (28.57%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Load Balancing
1 4 (57.14%) Network Design
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
3 1 (14.29%) CCDP
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (14.29%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) F5
2 6 (85.71%) CheckPoint
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
3 5 (71.43%) Fortinet
4 4 (57.14%) Nokia
5 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat
5 2 (28.57%) BMC
5 2 (28.57%) Brocade
5 2 (28.57%) IBM
5 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
6 1 (14.29%) BT
6 1 (14.29%) Fujitsu
6 1 (14.29%) Juniper
6 1 (14.29%) Remedy
6 1 (14.29%) TOWER Software