The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cheshire region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank - 63 63
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 0 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.27% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.26% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate
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- £318 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
+51.51% -
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
138 159 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.16% 21.40% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 62 80
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £231 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £431 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £16.81 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
BIG-IP
North West

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 6 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Lync
1 1 (100.00%) F5

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) F5