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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 102 84 105
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +21
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 8 21 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.97% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.43% 6.46% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £403 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £403 £438
% change year-on-year
-0.49% -8.00%
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
329 325 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.43% 15.04% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 156 96
Average daily rate £325 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 54
Average hourly rate £24.25 £20.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.75% -23.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 25 (96.15%) Cisco
1 25 (96.15%) F5
2 24 (92.31%) Firewall
3 20 (76.92%) ITIL
3 20 (76.92%) Network Management
3 20 (76.92%) Network Monitoring
4 19 (73.08%) User Experience
4 19 (73.08%) BMC
4 19 (73.08%) OPNET
4 19 (73.08%) SolarWinds
5 18 (69.23%) CheckPoint
6 17 (65.38%) BIG-IP
7 16 (61.54%) OSPF
8 15 (57.69%) BGP
8 15 (57.69%) Nokia
9 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (53.85%) Juniper
9 14 (53.85%) Fortinet
9 14 (53.85%) Load Balancing
9 14 (53.85%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (50.00%) CSS
10 13 (50.00%) CCNA
11 12 (46.15%) Visualisation
11 12 (46.15%) Riverbed
12 11 (42.31%) Network Architecture
12 11 (42.31%) Middleware
13 10 (38.46%) CCNP
14 8 (30.77%) HP
15 7 (26.92%) Performance Management
15 7 (26.92%) OpenView

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 24 (92.31%) Firewall
2 17 (65.38%) BIG-IP
3 16 (61.54%) OSPF
4 15 (57.69%) BGP
5 14 (53.85%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (15.38%) LAN
6 4 (15.38%) WAN
7 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (3.85%) FCoE
8 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (3.85%) NetScaler
8 1 (3.85%) Network Security
8 1 (3.85%) Wireless Security
8 1 (3.85%) BT 21CN
8 1 (3.85%) IPv6
8 1 (3.85%) MPLS
8 1 (3.85%) WLAN
8 1 (3.85%) EIGRP
8 1 (3.85%) Wireless
8 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) Network Specialist
3 7 (26.92%) Monitoring Specialist
4 6 (23.08%) Network Consultant
4 6 (23.08%) Consultant
5 5 (19.23%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 5 (19.23%) Monitoring Engineer
6 4 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Architect
7 2 (7.69%) Network Design Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Implementation Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Design Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Designer
8 1 (3.85%) Junior Designer
8 1 (3.85%) Junior Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Security Designer
8 1 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Junior
8 1 (3.85%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) CSS
2 11 (42.31%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (73.08%) User Experience
2 12 (46.15%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) ITIL
1 20 (76.92%) Network Management
1 20 (76.92%) Network Monitoring
2 14 (53.85%) Load Balancing
3 11 (42.31%) Network Architecture
4 7 (26.92%) Performance Management
5 5 (19.23%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.69%) Network Design
7 1 (3.85%) Change Management
7 1 (3.85%) Identity Management
7 1 (3.85%) Information Security
7 1 (3.85%) Analytics
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (50.00%) CCNA
3 10 (38.46%) CCNP
4 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.85%) HP ASE
6 1 (3.85%) HP MASE
6 1 (3.85%) CCIE
6 1 (3.85%) CCSE
6 1 (3.85%) JNCIS
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (73.08%) OPNET
2 7 (26.92%) OpenView
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) Cisco
1 25 (96.15%) F5
2 19 (73.08%) SolarWinds
2 19 (73.08%) BMC
3 18 (69.23%) CheckPoint
4 15 (57.69%) Nokia
5 14 (53.85%) Juniper
5 14 (53.85%) Fortinet
6 12 (46.15%) Riverbed
7 8 (30.77%) HP
8 1 (3.85%) Citrix
8 1 (3.85%) Motorola
8 1 (3.85%) Symantec
8 1 (3.85%) BT
8 1 (3.85%) VMware
8 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.85%) Sourcefire
8 1 (3.85%) Brocade
8 1 (3.85%) AirMagnet
8 1 (3.85%) Aruba