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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 30 11 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 1 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 0.63% 14.42% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.44% 51.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 0
Average daily rate
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£410 £343 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+21.51% -6.73%
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
41 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 25.95% 27.88% 25.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 18
Average daily rate £375 £403 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.83% +23.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 - - - -
BIG-IP
West Midlands

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) Nokia
1 12 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 12 (100.00%) OSPF
1 12 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (91.67%) BGP
2 11 (91.67%) F5
2 11 (91.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 10 (83.33%) Network Management
3 10 (83.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 10 (83.33%) Network Monitoring
3 10 (83.33%) Load Balancing
4 9 (75.00%) Fortinet
4 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (75.00%) Juniper
4 9 (75.00%) CCNP
4 9 (75.00%) CSS
4 9 (75.00%) ITIL
4 9 (75.00%) Network Architecture
4 9 (75.00%) SolarWinds
5 8 (66.67%) Visualisation
5 8 (66.67%) Riverbed
5 8 (66.67%) User Experience
5 8 (66.67%) CCNA
5 8 (66.67%) BMC
5 8 (66.67%) OPNET
6 5 (41.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
7 4 (33.33%) Middleware
8 3 (25.00%) LAN

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) OSPF
1 12 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (91.67%) BGP
2 11 (91.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 10 (83.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (25.00%) LAN
4 3 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (16.67%) Network Security
6 1 (8.33%) BT 21CN
6 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (8.33%) MPLS
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Network Specialist
2 7 (58.33%) Monitoring Specialist
3 5 (41.67%) Network Engineer
4 3 (25.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (25.00%) Design Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Monitoring Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) CSS
2 4 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Visualisation
1 8 (66.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Network Management
1 10 (83.33%) Network Monitoring
1 10 (83.33%) Load Balancing
2 9 (75.00%) ITIL
2 9 (75.00%) Network Architecture
3 5 (41.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (25.00%) Network Design
5 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (75.00%) CCNP
2 8 (66.67%) CCNA
3 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) CCDP
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) OPNET
2 1 (8.33%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) Nokia
1 12 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 11 (91.67%) F5
3 9 (75.00%) Fortinet
3 9 (75.00%) Juniper
3 9 (75.00%) SolarWinds
4 8 (66.67%) Riverbed
4 8 (66.67%) BMC
5 1 (8.33%) BT