The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 89 - 74
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.098% - 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% - 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £345 £400
% change year-on-year
+40.57% -13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
BIG-IP
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
184 142 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.95% 14.27% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 76 53
Median daily rate £385 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £592 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 23 11
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.84 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.70% -46.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing BIG-IP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BIG-IP across the Cheshire region.

BIG-IP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

BIG-IP
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BIG-IP 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper