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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 17 5 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 11 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 7.10% 17.57% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.37% 43.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £403 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.49% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
54 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 34.84% 40.54% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 13
Average daily rate £330 £403 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.01% +30.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £343 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 2014. 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
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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 -9 9 £320 -20.49%
BIG-IP
West Midlands

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) Nokia
1 11 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 11 (100.00%) OSPF
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
1 11 (100.00%) F5
1 11 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 10 (90.91%) BGP
3 9 (81.82%) CSS
3 9 (81.82%) ITIL
3 9 (81.82%) Juniper
3 9 (81.82%) Fortinet
3 9 (81.82%) Load Balancing
3 9 (81.82%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (81.82%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (81.82%) Network Architecture
3 9 (81.82%) Network Management
4 8 (72.73%) Riverbed
4 8 (72.73%) SolarWinds
4 8 (72.73%) Visualisation
4 8 (72.73%) User Experience
4 8 (72.73%) BMC
4 8 (72.73%) OPNET
4 8 (72.73%) CCNP
4 8 (72.73%) CCNA
4 8 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
5 5 (45.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (36.36%) Middleware
7 2 (18.18%) LAN

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) OSPF
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
1 11 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 10 (90.91%) BGP
3 9 (81.82%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (18.18%) LAN
4 2 (18.18%) WAN
5 1 (9.09%) MPLS
5 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (9.09%) Network Security
5 1 (9.09%) BT 21CN
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Network Specialist
2 7 (63.64%) Monitoring Specialist
3 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Design Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) CSS
2 4 (36.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Visualisation
1 8 (72.73%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Load Balancing
1 9 (81.82%) Network Architecture
1 9 (81.82%) Network Management
1 9 (81.82%) ITIL
1 9 (81.82%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (45.45%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) Network Design
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) CCNP
1 8 (72.73%) CCNA
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) OPNET
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) Nokia
1 11 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 11 (100.00%) F5
2 9 (81.82%) Fortinet
2 9 (81.82%) Juniper
3 8 (72.73%) BMC
3 8 (72.73%) Riverbed
3 8 (72.73%) SolarWinds
4 1 (9.09%) BT