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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 59 28 19
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -9
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 5 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 1.24% 3.48% 4.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 13.21% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Median daily rate £358 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.55% +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £450 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+21.79% +0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
45 53 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 11.17% 26.37% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 15
Median daily rate £380 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £357 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £17.69 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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 5 May 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 -35 5 £358 -20.55%
BIG-IP
West Midlands

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) F5
1 6 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (83.33%) Fortinet
3 4 (66.67%) Network Design
3 4 (66.67%) Nokia
3 4 (66.67%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
4 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (50.00%) OSPF
4 3 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (50.00%) BGP
5 2 (33.33%) Intel Security
5 2 (33.33%) Brocade
5 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat
5 2 (33.33%) Wireless
5 2 (33.33%) WAN
5 2 (33.33%) BMC
5 2 (33.33%) IBM
5 2 (33.33%) CCNP
5 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (33.33%) WAN Optimisation

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 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) BGP
2 3 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Design Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Implementation Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Network Design Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Design Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Network Support
3 2 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Network Design
2 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (16.67%) Network Management
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) CCDP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) F5
2 5 (83.33%) Fortinet
3 4 (66.67%) Nokia
4 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat
4 2 (33.33%) BMC
4 2 (33.33%) Brocade
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) Intel Security
5 1 (16.67%) BT
5 1 (16.67%) Fujitsu
5 1 (16.67%) Remedy
5 1 (16.67%) TOWER Software