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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 105 86 102
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +16
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 2 21 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.093% 1.01% 0.056%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% 7.87% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 0
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£406 £420 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £391 £456
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -14.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
292 267 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.52% 12.81% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 127 80
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £433 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 15 56
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.89 £25.61 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 24 (96.00%) Cisco
1 24 (96.00%) F5
2 23 (92.00%) Firewall
3 20 (80.00%) ITIL
3 20 (80.00%) Network Management
3 20 (80.00%) Network Monitoring
4 19 (76.00%) User Experience
4 19 (76.00%) BMC
4 19 (76.00%) OPNET
4 19 (76.00%) SolarWinds
5 17 (68.00%) CheckPoint
6 16 (64.00%) OSPF
6 16 (64.00%) BIG-IP
7 15 (60.00%) BGP
7 15 (60.00%) Nokia
8 14 (56.00%) Juniper
8 14 (56.00%) Fortinet
8 14 (56.00%) Load Balancing
8 14 (56.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (52.00%) CSS
10 12 (48.00%) CCNA
10 12 (48.00%) Visualisation
10 12 (48.00%) Riverbed
11 11 (44.00%) Network Architecture
11 11 (44.00%) Middleware
12 9 (36.00%) CCNP
13 8 (32.00%) HP
14 7 (28.00%) Performance Management
14 7 (28.00%) OpenView

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 23 (92.00%) Firewall
2 16 (64.00%) OSPF
2 16 (64.00%) BIG-IP
3 15 (60.00%) BGP
4 14 (56.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (12.00%) WAN
5 3 (12.00%) LAN
6 1 (4.00%) NetScaler
6 1 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (4.00%) FCoE
6 1 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (4.00%) Network Security
6 1 (4.00%) Wireless Security
6 1 (4.00%) BT 21CN
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (4.00%) EIGRP
6 1 (4.00%) MPLS
6 1 (4.00%) Wireless
6 1 (4.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Network Specialist
3 7 (28.00%) Monitoring Specialist
4 6 (24.00%) Network Consultant
4 6 (24.00%) Consultant
5 5 (20.00%) Monitoring Engineer
5 5 (20.00%) Network Monitoring Engineer
6 4 (16.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Architect
7 2 (8.00%) Design Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Network Design Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Implementation Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Designer
8 1 (4.00%) Junior Designer
8 1 (4.00%) Junior Architect
8 1 (4.00%) Security Designer
8 1 (4.00%) Security Architect
8 1 (4.00%) Security Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (52.00%) CSS
2 11 (44.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (76.00%) User Experience
2 12 (48.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) ITIL
1 20 (80.00%) Network Management
1 20 (80.00%) Network Monitoring
2 14 (56.00%) Load Balancing
3 11 (44.00%) Network Architecture
4 7 (28.00%) Performance Management
5 5 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.00%) Network Design
7 1 (4.00%) Analytics
7 1 (4.00%) Information Security
7 1 (4.00%) Change Management
7 1 (4.00%) Identity Management
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (48.00%) CCNA
3 9 (36.00%) CCNP
4 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.00%) HP ASE
6 1 (4.00%) HP MASE
6 1 (4.00%) JNCIS
6 1 (4.00%) CCSE
6 1 (4.00%) CCIE
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (76.00%) OPNET
2 7 (28.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 24 (96.00%) Cisco
1 24 (96.00%) F5
2 19 (76.00%) BMC
2 19 (76.00%) SolarWinds
3 17 (68.00%) CheckPoint
4 15 (60.00%) Nokia
5 14 (56.00%) Juniper
5 14 (56.00%) Fortinet
6 12 (48.00%) Riverbed
7 8 (32.00%) HP
8 1 (4.00%) Meraki
8 1 (4.00%) Aruba
8 1 (4.00%) AirMagnet
8 1 (4.00%) Brocade
8 1 (4.00%) VMware
8 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
8 1 (4.00%) Symantec
8 1 (4.00%) BT
8 1 (4.00%) Citrix
8 1 (4.00%) Motorola