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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 114 107 101
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 17 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.64% 0.38% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.90% 3.20% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£415 £420 £568
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% -25.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £413 £530
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £441 £606
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
- +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.75
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
436 281 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.29% 11.95% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 114 107
Average daily rate £340 £325 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +15.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £181 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 22 35
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 8 £381 -9.22%
Birmingham -2 2 £380 -15.55%
Warwickshire - 1 £450 -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 18 (100.00%) Cisco
1 18 (100.00%) F5
2 16 (88.89%) Firewall
3 15 (83.33%) CheckPoint
3 15 (83.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 14 (77.78%) CSS
4 14 (77.78%) BMC
4 14 (77.78%) BIG-IP
4 14 (77.78%) Fortinet
4 14 (77.78%) SolarWinds
5 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (55.56%) CCNP
5 10 (55.56%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 9 (50.00%) OSPF
6 9 (50.00%) WAN
6 9 (50.00%) Blue Coat
7 8 (44.44%) OPNET
7 8 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (44.44%) McAfee
7 8 (44.44%) WAN Optimisation
7 8 (44.44%) Network Management
7 8 (44.44%) User Experience
8 7 (38.89%) BGP
8 7 (38.89%) Juniper
8 7 (38.89%) WLAN
8 7 (38.89%) Load Balancing
9 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 6 (33.33%) Riverbed
9 6 (33.33%) Network Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 16 (88.89%) Firewall
2 15 (83.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 14 (77.78%) BIG-IP
4 9 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 9 (50.00%) OSPF
4 9 (50.00%) WAN
5 8 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (38.89%) BGP
6 7 (38.89%) WLAN
7 6 (33.33%) VoIP
7 6 (33.33%) MPLS
7 6 (33.33%) DMVPN
8 3 (16.67%) LAN
9 1 (5.56%) FCoE
9 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
9 1 (5.56%) Wireless
9 1 (5.56%) EIGRP
9 1 (5.56%) IPv6
9 1 (5.56%) Wireless Security
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Network Support Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Network Support
2 4 (22.22%) Network Specialist
2 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Monitoring Specialist
3 3 (16.67%) Network Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Junior
5 1 (5.56%) Designer
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Designer
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) CSS
2 3 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) User Experience
2 4 (22.22%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (44.44%) WAN Optimisation
2 8 (44.44%) Network Management
3 7 (38.89%) Load Balancing
4 6 (33.33%) Network Architecture
4 6 (33.33%) ITIL
5 5 (27.78%) Service Management
6 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 2 (11.11%) Network Design
7 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
7 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 1 (5.56%) Analytics
8 1 (5.56%) Identity Management
8 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (55.56%) CCNP
2 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) CCNA
3 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) HP ASE
4 1 (5.56%) HP MASE
4 1 (5.56%) CCSE
4 1 (5.56%) JNCIS
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) OPNET
2 6 (33.33%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (11.11%) OpenView
3 2 (11.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco
1 18 (100.00%) F5
2 15 (83.33%) CheckPoint
3 14 (77.78%) BMC
3 14 (77.78%) Fortinet
3 14 (77.78%) SolarWinds
4 9 (50.00%) Blue Coat
5 8 (44.44%) McAfee
6 7 (38.89%) Juniper
7 6 (33.33%) Riverbed
7 6 (33.33%) IBM
7 6 (33.33%) Nokia
8 3 (16.67%) HP
9 2 (11.11%) Remedy
10 1 (5.56%) Meraki
10 1 (5.56%) Symantec
10 1 (5.56%) Citrix
10 1 (5.56%) Motorola
10 1 (5.56%) AirMagnet
10 1 (5.56%) Aruba