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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 92 - 72
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.091% - 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% - 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £486 £401 £401
% change year-on-year
+21.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
195 140 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.68% 14.01% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 71 47
Median daily rate £385 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 12
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -52.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.50 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £19.82 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

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 4 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