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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 108 109 106
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 5 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.39% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.81% 2.20% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£405 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
- +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £36.00
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
276 455 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.06% 17.55% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 236 151
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 31
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £9.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -7 4 £310 -3.12%
Birmingham +6 1 £500 +100.00%
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 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 11 (78.57%) SolarWinds
4 11 (78.57%) BIG-IP
4 11 (78.57%) WAN
4 11 (78.57%) BMC
4 11 (78.57%) CheckPoint
5 10 (71.43%) McAfee
5 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (71.43%) CCNP
5 10 (71.43%) CSS
5 10 (71.43%) Blue Coat
5 10 (71.43%) Fortinet
5 10 (71.43%) WAN Optimisation
5 10 (71.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 9 (64.29%) DMVPN
6 9 (64.29%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (64.29%) VoIP
6 9 (64.29%) MPLS
7 8 (57.14%) CiscoWorks
7 8 (57.14%) WLAN
7 8 (57.14%) IBM
7 8 (57.14%) Service Management
8 7 (50.00%) 802.1X
9 5 (35.71%) Mentoring
9 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
10 4 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (21.43%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) Firewall
2 12 (85.71%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (78.57%) BIG-IP
3 11 (78.57%) WAN
4 10 (71.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 9 (64.29%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (64.29%) DMVPN
5 9 (64.29%) MPLS
5 9 (64.29%) VoIP
6 8 (57.14%) WLAN
7 2 (14.29%) OSPF
7 2 (14.29%) LAN
8 1 (7.14%) BGP
8 1 (7.14%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Network Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Network Support
3 2 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Monitoring Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) CSS
2 7 (50.00%) 802.1X
3 2 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) WAN Optimisation
2 8 (57.14%) Service Management
3 5 (35.71%) Mentoring
4 4 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) Network Management
6 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
6 2 (14.29%) Network Design
6 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
7 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
7 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
7 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
7 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) CCNP
1 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (21.43%) OPNET
3 2 (14.29%) OpenView
4 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
1 14 (100.00%) F5
2 11 (78.57%) SolarWinds
2 11 (78.57%) BMC
2 11 (78.57%) CheckPoint
3 10 (71.43%) McAfee
3 10 (71.43%) Blue Coat
3 10 (71.43%) Fortinet
4 8 (57.14%) IBM
5 2 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) Juniper
6 1 (7.14%) Remedy
6 1 (7.14%) Nokia
6 1 (7.14%) Riverbed