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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 66 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.78% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £520 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £323 £330
% change year-on-year
+44.96% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -30.00%
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
129 103 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.73% 11.23% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 55 62
Median daily rate £400 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 17 13
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 1 £520 -
BIG-IP
North West

BIG-IP
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (50.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) MS Project
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) Degree

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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Project
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Implementation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper