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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 133 - 104
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 5 0 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.18% - 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.40% - 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Median daily rate £450 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 - -
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
356 333 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.83% 13.14% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 159 190
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £175 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 32
Median hourly rate £15.71 £16.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.30% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £10.97 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £34.20 £29.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 5 December 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 - 3 £450 -
Coventry - 1 £450 -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 19 (100.00%) Cisco
1 19 (100.00%) F5
2 18 (94.74%) Firewall
3 17 (89.47%) Cisco Nexus
4 16 (84.21%) BMC
4 16 (84.21%) CheckPoint
4 16 (84.21%) BIG-IP
4 16 (84.21%) Fortinet
4 16 (84.21%) Load Balancing
5 15 (78.95%) Juniper
6 14 (73.68%) Nokia
6 14 (73.68%) CSS
6 14 (73.68%) OPNET
6 14 (73.68%) OSPF
6 14 (73.68%) BGP
6 14 (73.68%) SolarWinds
7 13 (68.42%) Riverbed
8 10 (52.63%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (52.63%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (47.37%) ITIL V3
9 9 (47.37%) ITIL
10 8 (42.11%) Network Management
10 8 (42.11%) User Experience
11 7 (36.84%) Network Architecture
12 6 (31.58%) Visualisation
12 6 (31.58%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (26.32%) CCNP
13 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (26.32%) Middleware
14 3 (15.79%) HP

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 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 18 (94.74%) Firewall
2 17 (89.47%) Cisco Nexus
3 16 (84.21%) BIG-IP
4 14 (73.68%) BGP
4 14 (73.68%) OSPF
5 3 (15.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (10.53%) WAN
6 2 (10.53%) Wireless
7 1 (5.26%) ATM
7 1 (5.26%) Frame Relay
7 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Monitoring Specialist
1 5 (26.32%) Network Engineer
1 5 (26.32%) Network Monitoring Specialist
1 5 (26.32%) Network Specialist
2 3 (15.79%) Monitoring Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Network Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Junior
4 1 (5.26%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (73.68%) CSS
2 5 (26.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) User Experience
2 6 (31.58%) Visualisation
3 2 (10.53%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Load Balancing
2 10 (52.63%) Network Monitoring
2 10 (52.63%) Performance Monitoring
3 9 (47.37%) ITIL
3 9 (47.37%) ITIL V3
4 8 (42.11%) Network Management
5 7 (36.84%) Network Architecture
6 6 (31.58%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
7 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
7 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (10.53%) Service Management
7 2 (10.53%) WAN Optimisation
8 1 (5.26%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 1 (5.26%) Network Design
8 1 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) CCNP
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) CCIE
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 14 (73.68%) OPNET
2 1 (5.26%) Nagios
2 1 (5.26%) OpenView
2 1 (5.26%) Opsview
2 1 (5.26%) QRadar
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
1 19 (100.00%) F5
2 16 (84.21%) BMC
2 16 (84.21%) CheckPoint
2 16 (84.21%) Fortinet
3 15 (78.95%) Juniper
4 14 (73.68%) Nokia
4 14 (73.68%) SolarWinds
5 13 (68.42%) Riverbed
6 3 (15.79%) HP
7 2 (10.53%) Aruba
7 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
7 2 (10.53%) IBM
7 2 (10.53%) Intel Security
7 2 (10.53%) TOWER Software
8 1 (5.26%) ArcSight
8 1 (5.26%) Brocade
8 1 (5.26%) Remedy
8 1 (5.26%) Splunk