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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 63 72 67
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 0.11% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.71% 0.56% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £388 £390
% change year-on-year
-14.83% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - -
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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
141 179 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.89% 19.63% 16.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 89 81
Average daily rate £323 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £226 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 10
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £14.50 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BIG-IP across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing BIG-IP 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 BIG-IP.

1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) OpenStack
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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing BIG-IP 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 BIG-IP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) F5