Period
to 11 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for BIG-IP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BIG-IP over the 6 months to 11 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

F5 Networks BIG-IP
England > West Midlands
6 months to
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 101 158 196
Rank change year-on-year +57 +38 -34
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 1 13 4
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.065% 0.30% 0.078%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 2.16% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 4
Median daily rate £400 £500 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +48.15% -15.63%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £295
90th Percentile £425 £525 £350
England median daily rate £400 £425 £444
% change year-on-year -5.88% -4.23% +1.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

BIG-IP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 261 602 685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.86% 13.68% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 333 398
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £223 £200 £205
90th Percentile £638 £598 £550
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 53
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £17.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.75% -7.70% +8.34%
10th Percentile £15.24 £12.00 £11.64
90th Percentile £47.20 £47.50 £30.81
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% +18.75% +10.50%

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing BIG-IP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for BIG-IP in the West Midlands

BIG-IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BIG-IP in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for BIG-IP in the West Midlands

BIG-IP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 11 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +37 1 £400 +6.67%
BIG-IP
England

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing BIG-IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering

BIG-IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Voice Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Voice Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) F5