Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 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 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 190 167
Rank change year-on-year +11 -23 -14
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 9 25 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.40% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.14% 2.94% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 2
West Midlands median daily rate £435 £394 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.48% -2.78% +26.56%
10th Percentile £355 £343 £322
90th Percentile £475 £477 £504
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £17.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year - -70.83% -

F5 BIG-IP LTM 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 788 851 589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.29% 13.73% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 443 294
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £161 £190 £213
90th Percentile £501 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 63
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.38 £10.78
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.55 £40.71
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.59 £20.55
% change year-on-year -20.73% +14.79% +2.75%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing F5 BIG-IP LTM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for F5 BIG-IP LTM in the West Midlands

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 BIG-IP LTM in the West Midlands

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 BIG-IP LTM 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Birmingham - 8 £435 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 9 (100.00%) F5
1 9 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) Fortinet
2 6 (66.67%) Load Balancing
3 5 (55.56%) Palo Alto
3 5 (55.56%) MPLS
3 5 (55.56%) Network Security
4 4 (44.44%) Firewall
4 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
4 4 (44.44%) VMware NSX
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
5 3 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (33.33%) AppDynamics
5 3 (33.33%) SCOM
5 3 (33.33%) SIEM
5 3 (33.33%) vCloud
5 3 (33.33%) Akamai
5 3 (33.33%) Junos
5 3 (33.33%) Nagios
5 3 (33.33%) WAN
5 3 (33.33%) OSPF
5 3 (33.33%) BGP
5 3 (33.33%) EIGRP
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) CCIE
5 3 (33.33%) CCNP
5 3 (33.33%) HP

F5 BIG-IP LTM
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:

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Akamai
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 5 (55.56%) MPLS
2 5 (55.56%) Network Security
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (44.44%) Firewall
4 3 (33.33%) BGP
4 3 (33.33%) BIG-IP
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 3 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (33.33%) IPsec
4 3 (33.33%) Junos
4 3 (33.33%) OSPF
4 3 (33.33%) SSL
4 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (33.33%) VLAN
4 3 (33.33%) VPN
4 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Network Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 3 (33.33%) SIEM
2 3 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (22.22%) Network Virtualisation
3 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CCIE
1 3 (33.33%) CCNP
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) VMware NSX
2 3 (33.33%) vCloud
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Nagios
1 3 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) F5
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) Fortinet
3 5 (55.56%) Palo Alto
4 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
4 4 (44.44%) VMware
5 3 (33.33%) AppDynamics
5 3 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (33.33%) Infoblox
5 3 (33.33%) Juniper
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) SolarWinds
6 2 (22.22%) Blue Coat
6 2 (22.22%) Sourcefire