The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 49 30 12
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -18
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 1 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 0.30% 0.69% 11.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.56% 4.00% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 10
Average daily rate £400 £410 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +21.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £10.00
BIG-IP
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Shropshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 5.33% 17.36% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 18
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £113 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £410 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.41 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BIG-IP across the Shropshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BIG-IP across the Shropshire region.

BIG-IP Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

BIG-IP
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford - 1 £400 -
BIG-IP
West Midlands

BIG-IP
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) BMC
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) Brocade
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) WAN Optimisation
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) BMC
1 1 (100.00%) Brocade
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee