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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 72 - 67
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.37% - 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.38% - 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £520 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £428 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +29.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £50.00
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
126 164 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.71% 14.16% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 104 61
Median daily rate £425 £413 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +28.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 23 19
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.33 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.87% -36.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

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 28 September 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 - 3 £520 -
BIG-IP
North West

BIG-IP
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 3 (100.00%) MS Project
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (100.00%) Project Management
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
1 3 (100.00%) ITSM
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
1 3 (100.00%) Network Design
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (100.00%) F5
1 3 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (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:

Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) MS Project
1 3 (100.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Design Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) ITSM
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Network Design
1 3 (100.00%) Project Management
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) F5