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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 26 18 14
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 4 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 2.40% 3.13% 7.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.05% 9.76% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£310 £320 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £330 £381
% change year-on-year
+16.59% -13.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- +38.88%
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
21 41 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 12.57% 32.03% 41.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 16
Average daily rate £305 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £188 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £500 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £12.35 £22.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.11% +63.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 2015. 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 -8 4 £310 -3.12%
BIG-IP
West Midlands

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) F5
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 9 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 8 (88.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 8 (88.89%) WAN Optimisation
2 8 (88.89%) DMVPN
2 8 (88.89%) SolarWinds
2 8 (88.89%) Blue Coat
2 8 (88.89%) WAN
2 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 8 (88.89%) Fortinet
2 8 (88.89%) CCNP
2 8 (88.89%) CSS
2 8 (88.89%) VoIP
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (88.89%) BMC
2 8 (88.89%) CheckPoint
2 8 (88.89%) MPLS
2 8 (88.89%) McAfee
3 7 (77.78%) WLAN
3 7 (77.78%) CiscoWorks
3 7 (77.78%) IBM
3 7 (77.78%) Service Management
3 7 (77.78%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (66.67%) 802.1X
5 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
5 5 (55.56%) Mentoring
6 1 (11.11%) User Experience
6 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 9 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 8 (88.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 8 (88.89%) DMVPN
2 8 (88.89%) WAN
2 8 (88.89%) MPLS
2 8 (88.89%) VoIP
2 8 (88.89%) Firewall
3 7 (77.78%) WLAN
3 7 (77.78%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security
4 1 (11.11%) OSPF
4 1 (11.11%) BGP
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Network Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Network Support
3 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Monitoring Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) CSS
2 6 (66.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) WAN Optimisation
2 7 (77.78%) Service Management
3 5 (55.56%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Network Management
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) CCNP
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (11.11%) OPNET
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) F5
2 8 (88.89%) SolarWinds
2 8 (88.89%) BMC
2 8 (88.89%) CheckPoint
2 8 (88.89%) McAfee
2 8 (88.89%) Blue Coat
2 8 (88.89%) Fortinet
3 7 (77.78%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) Nokia
4 1 (11.11%) Riverbed