Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 159 198 179
Rank change year-on-year +39 -19 +21
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 12 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.00% 1.31% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 4
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £350 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -9.09% -3.75%
10th Percentile £363 £304 £331
90th Percentile £525 £438 £415
England median daily rate £425 £450 £441
% change year-on-year -5.56% +1.98% -7.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 600 612 776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.24% 11.86% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 370 467
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £197 £190 £161
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
England median daily rate £415 £425 £403
% change year-on-year -2.35% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 37 40
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £17.34 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.72% -36.96% +69.23%
10th Percentile £12.35 £10.59 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £33.00 £45.73
England median hourly rate £24.25 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +21.25% +6.95% -16.89%

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing BIG-IP as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BIG-IP in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for BIG-IP in the West Midlands

BIG-IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BIG-IP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 9 December 2019. 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
Shropshire +66 6 £510 +52.81%
Birmingham +1 4 £413 +17.86%
Coventry +10 1 £375 -11.76% 2
BIG-IP
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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 12 (100.00%) F5
2 10 (83.33%) Aruba
3 8 (66.67%) SolarWinds
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco
4 7 (58.33%) SNMP
4 7 (58.33%) Perl
4 7 (58.33%) SQL
4 7 (58.33%) .NET
4 7 (58.33%) XML
4 7 (58.33%) Python
4 7 (58.33%) CCNP
4 7 (58.33%) HP
4 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (58.33%) BMC
4 7 (58.33%) Prolog
4 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
4 7 (58.33%) OSPF
4 7 (58.33%) BGP
4 7 (58.33%) NetScout
4 7 (58.33%) Fortinet
4 7 (58.33%) JSON
4 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
4 7 (58.33%) YAML
4 7 (58.33%) Riverbed
4 7 (58.33%) Ansible
5 6 (50.00%) TOGAF Certification
5 6 (50.00%) TOGAF
5 6 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (41.67%) CCIE
7 4 (33.33%) Public Sector

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
1 1 (8.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) BGP
1 7 (58.33%) OSPF
1 7 (58.33%) SNMP
2 3 (25.00%) Wireless
3 2 (16.67%) DHCP
3 2 (16.67%) DNS
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 2 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (16.67%) IPv6
3 2 (16.67%) Multicast
3 2 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (8.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (33.33%) Public Sector
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Network Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Network Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Design Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
1 7 (58.33%) JSON
1 7 (58.33%) XML
1 7 (58.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Video\Live Streaming
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Solaris
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (16.67%) Network Design
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Availability Management
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) IT Strategy
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Network Management
3 1 (8.33%) Release Management
3 1 (8.33%) Security Management
3 1 (8.33%) Server Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Continuity Management
3 1 (8.33%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Perl
1 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
1 7 (58.33%) Prolog
1 7 (58.33%) Python
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) CCNP
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (50.00%) TOGAF Certification
3 5 (41.67%) CCIE
4 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) Ansible
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (8.33%) QRadar
3 1 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (8.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) F5
2 10 (83.33%) Aruba
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco
3 8 (66.67%) SolarWinds
4 7 (58.33%) BMC
4 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
4 7 (58.33%) Fortinet
4 7 (58.33%) HP
4 7 (58.33%) NetScout
4 7 (58.33%) Riverbed
5 3 (25.00%) Infoblox
6 2 (16.67%) Brocade
6 2 (16.67%) Meru Networks
6 2 (16.67%) VMware
7 1 (8.33%) Adobe
7 1 (8.33%) CommVault
7 1 (8.33%) IBM
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (8.33%) PlateSpin
7 1 (8.33%) Symantec