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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 115 - 104
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.20% - 0.090%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.28% - 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£250 - £355
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 - £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 - £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £413 £355
% change year-on-year
-2.90% +16.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.00 -
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
390 309 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.84% 15.54% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 140 138
Average daily rate £315 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 32
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 14 (100.00%) Cisco
1 14 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
2 13 (92.86%) F5
3 12 (85.71%) BIG-IP
3 12 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (78.57%) CCNP
4 11 (78.57%) WAN
5 9 (64.29%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (64.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (57.14%) Fortinet
6 8 (57.14%) MPLS
6 8 (57.14%) CSS
7 7 (50.00%) McAfee
7 7 (50.00%) Blue Coat
7 7 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 6 (42.86%) WAN Optimisation
8 6 (42.86%) DMVPN
8 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
9 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
9 5 (35.71%) Incident Management
9 5 (35.71%) OSPF
9 5 (35.71%) LAN
9 5 (35.71%) VoIP
9 5 (35.71%) CCNA
10 4 (28.57%) Service Management
10 4 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (21.43%) SolarWinds
11 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
11 3 (21.43%) BGP

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
2 12 (85.71%) BIG-IP
3 11 (78.57%) WAN
4 9 (64.29%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (64.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (57.14%) MPLS
6 7 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (42.86%) DMVPN
8 5 (35.71%) OSPF
8 5 (35.71%) LAN
8 5 (35.71%) VoIP
9 3 (21.43%) BGP
10 1 (7.14%) FirePass
10 1 (7.14%) Network Security
10 1 (7.14%) 3G
10 1 (7.14%) WLAN
10 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
10 1 (7.14%) VPN
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Network Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Network Support
2 4 (28.57%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Design Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Data Network Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Network Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) WAN Optimisation
2 5 (35.71%) Incident Management
3 4 (28.57%) Service Management
3 4 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
5 2 (14.29%) Network Management
5 2 (14.29%) Network Design
5 2 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (78.57%) CCNP
3 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) CCNA
5 1 (7.14%) JNCIS
5 1 (7.14%) CCSE
5 1 (7.14%) CCIE
5 1 (7.14%) CCDP
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) OPNET
2 1 (7.14%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
1 14 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 13 (92.86%) F5
3 8 (57.14%) Fortinet
4 7 (50.00%) McAfee
4 7 (50.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (21.43%) SolarWinds
5 3 (21.43%) Juniper
5 3 (21.43%) BMC
6 2 (14.29%) Nokia
6 2 (14.29%) BT
6 2 (14.29%) TOWER Software
6 2 (14.29%) Sourcefire
6 2 (14.29%) Riverbed
7 1 (7.14%) Remedy
7 1 (7.14%) Websense
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