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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 48 28 15
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -13
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 4 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 0.92% 1.19% 6.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.35% 9.52% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £394 - £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £426 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £50.00
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
92 21 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 21.10% 12.50% 34.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 5 24
Median daily rate £409 £300 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £300 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £12.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 25 September 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 -25 4 £394 -
BIG-IP
West Midlands

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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
2 15 (88.24%) Nokia
3 14 (82.35%) BGP
3 14 (82.35%) OSPF
3 14 (82.35%) Load Balancing
4 12 (70.59%) Network Management
4 12 (70.59%) BMC
4 12 (70.59%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (64.71%) ITIL
5 11 (64.71%) ITIL V3
6 10 (58.82%) Network Architecture
6 10 (58.82%) Riverbed
6 10 (58.82%) SolarWinds
6 10 (58.82%) CSS
6 10 (58.82%) Juniper
6 10 (58.82%) OPNET
6 10 (58.82%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (58.82%) User Experience
7 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
8 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (29.41%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (29.41%) Middleware
9 5 (29.41%) Network Design
9 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
9 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 14 (82.35%) BGP
2 14 (82.35%) OSPF
3 12 (70.59%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (23.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (11.76%) LAN
5 2 (11.76%) WAN
5 2 (11.76%) Wireless
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 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 Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Network Monitoring Specialist
3 5 (29.41%) Network Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Support
4 2 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Firewall Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) CSS
2 5 (29.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) User Experience
2 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 5 (29.41%) Visualisation
3 2 (11.76%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Load Balancing
2 12 (70.59%) Network Management
3 11 (64.71%) ITIL
3 11 (64.71%) ITIL V3
4 10 (58.82%) Network Architecture
4 10 (58.82%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (29.41%) Network Design
6 2 (11.76%) Change Management
6 2 (11.76%) Matrix Management
6 2 (11.76%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) WAN Optimisation
7 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
7 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
7 1 (5.88%) Service Management
7 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) CCNA
4 4 (23.53%) CCNP
5 2 (11.76%) CCDP
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) 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
2 15 (88.24%) Nokia
3 12 (70.59%) BMC
4 10 (58.82%) Juniper
4 10 (58.82%) Riverbed
4 10 (58.82%) SolarWinds
5 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
5 2 (11.76%) Brocade
5 2 (11.76%) BT
5 2 (11.76%) Fujitsu
5 2 (11.76%) IBM
5 2 (11.76%) Intel Security
6 1 (5.88%) Remedy
6 1 (5.88%) TOWER Software