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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 42 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 12 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 3.37% 4.88% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.35% 31.58% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Median daily rate £388 £311 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.49% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -1.51%
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
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
62 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 17.42% 15.45% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 8 15
Median daily rate £463 £310 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.19% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £150 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £313 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £12.35 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Shropshire 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Telford -23 12 £388 +25.00%
BIG-IP
West Midlands

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
1 17 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 17 (100.00%) Firewall
1 17 (100.00%) F5
1 17 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 15 (88.24%) Fortinet
3 14 (82.35%) Load Balancing
3 14 (82.35%) Nokia
4 13 (76.47%) BGP
4 13 (76.47%) OSPF
5 12 (70.59%) BMC
6 11 (64.71%) Network Management
6 11 (64.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (58.82%) ITIL
7 10 (58.82%) ITIL V3
8 9 (52.94%) Network Architecture
8 9 (52.94%) Riverbed
8 9 (52.94%) SolarWinds
8 9 (52.94%) CSS
8 9 (52.94%) Juniper
8 9 (52.94%) OPNET
8 9 (52.94%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (52.94%) User Experience
9 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
10 5 (29.41%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (29.41%) Middleware
10 5 (29.41%) CCNP
10 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
10 5 (29.41%) Visualisation

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire 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 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 17 (100.00%) Firewall
2 13 (76.47%) BGP
2 13 (76.47%) OSPF
3 11 (64.71%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (23.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (17.65%) WAN
5 3 (17.65%) Wireless
6 2 (11.76%) LAN
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Network Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Design Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Implementation Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Monitoring Specialist
3 5 (29.41%) Network Design Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Network Monitoring Specialist
3 5 (29.41%) Network Specialist
4 4 (23.53%) Monitoring Engineer
4 4 (23.53%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Network Support
5 3 (17.65%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) CSS
2 5 (29.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) User Experience
2 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 5 (29.41%) Visualisation
3 1 (5.88%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Load Balancing
2 11 (64.71%) Network Management
3 10 (58.82%) ITIL
3 10 (58.82%) ITIL V3
4 9 (52.94%) Network Architecture
4 9 (52.94%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (29.41%) Network Design
6 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (17.65%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (11.76%) Change Management
7 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
7 2 (11.76%) Matrix Management
7 2 (11.76%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
8 1 (5.88%) Service Management
8 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) CCNP
2 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) CCNA
4 2 (11.76%) CCDP
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) OPNET
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
1 17 (100.00%) F5
2 15 (88.24%) Fortinet
3 14 (82.35%) Nokia
4 12 (70.59%) BMC
5 9 (52.94%) Juniper
5 9 (52.94%) Riverbed
5 9 (52.94%) SolarWinds
6 3 (17.65%) Blue Coat
6 3 (17.65%) Brocade
6 3 (17.65%) IBM
6 3 (17.65%) Intel Security
7 2 (11.76%) BT
7 2 (11.76%) Fujitsu
8 1 (5.88%) Remedy
8 1 (5.88%) TOWER Software