The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 103 94 101
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 11 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.11% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.94% 0.77% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Average daily rate £420 £568 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.99% +51.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
279 261 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.85% 14.60% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 115 101
Average daily rate £350 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 38 33
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £32.35 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

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
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 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +2 6 £420 -25.99%
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 30 (100.00%) Firewall
2 28 (93.33%) BIG-IP
3 26 (86.67%) Cisco
4 25 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (83.33%) CheckPoint
4 25 (83.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 24 (80.00%) CCNP
6 23 (76.67%) MPLS
6 23 (76.67%) WAN
6 23 (76.67%) F5
7 22 (73.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (70.00%) McAfee
8 21 (70.00%) Blue Coat
8 21 (70.00%) Fortinet
9 20 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
9 20 (66.67%) CSS
9 20 (66.67%) WAN Optimisation
9 20 (66.67%) DMVPN
10 14 (46.67%) Root Cause Analysis
10 14 (46.67%) Incident Management
11 13 (43.33%) VoIP
12 10 (33.33%) SC Cleared
12 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
12 10 (33.33%) Service Management
13 8 (26.67%) SolarWinds
13 8 (26.67%) CiscoWorks
13 8 (26.67%) BMC
14 7 (23.33%) Remedy
14 7 (23.33%) WLAN
14 7 (23.33%) Problem Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.33%) WebLogic
1 4 (13.33%) Apache
Business Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 30 (100.00%) Firewall
2 28 (93.33%) BIG-IP
3 25 (83.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 23 (76.67%) WAN
4 23 (76.67%) MPLS
5 22 (73.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 20 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (66.67%) DMVPN
7 13 (43.33%) VoIP
8 7 (23.33%) WLAN
9 5 (16.67%) OSPF
10 4 (13.33%) DNS
10 4 (13.33%) Internet
11 3 (10.00%) LAN
12 2 (6.67%) Network Security
12 2 (6.67%) BGP
13 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 10 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
2 10 (33.33%) Network Support
2 10 (33.33%) Implementation Engineer
2 10 (33.33%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Platform Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Design Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Network Design Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Network Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (66.67%) CSS
2 1 (3.33%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) AIX
1 4 (13.33%) Solaris
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) UNIX
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) WAN Optimisation
2 14 (46.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 14 (46.67%) Incident Management
3 10 (33.33%) Service Management
4 7 (23.33%) Problem Management
5 4 (13.33%) Scrum
5 4 (13.33%) Network Design
6 2 (6.67%) Network Management
6 2 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.33%) ITIL
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 25 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (80.00%) CCNP
3 10 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) CCNA
5 2 (6.67%) CCDP
6 1 (3.33%) CCSE
6 1 (3.33%) JNCIS
6 1 (3.33%) CCIE
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (3.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 26 (86.67%) Cisco
2 25 (83.33%) CheckPoint
3 23 (76.67%) F5
4 21 (70.00%) Blue Coat
4 21 (70.00%) Fortinet
4 21 (70.00%) McAfee
5 8 (26.67%) SolarWinds
5 8 (26.67%) BMC
6 7 (23.33%) Remedy
7 4 (13.33%) Oracle
8 3 (10.00%) TOWER Software
8 3 (10.00%) BT
9 1 (3.33%) OPNET
9 1 (3.33%) Nokia
9 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
9 1 (3.33%) HP
9 1 (3.33%) Juniper