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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
West Midlands / Shropshire
Rank 28 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 1.13% - 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.26% - 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £401 £416
% change year-on-year
+2.24% -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
38 17 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 21.47% 5.36% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 16
Median daily rate £391 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £292 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £13.90 £18.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 - 2 £450 -
BIG-IP
West Midlands

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) BMC
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 5 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 5 (100.00%) F5
1 5 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL V3
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) HP
3 3 (60.00%) OSPF
3 3 (60.00%) Nokia
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) Juniper
3 3 (60.00%) BGP
3 3 (60.00%) Network Management
3 3 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (60.00%) User Experience
3 3 (60.00%) OPNET
3 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (40.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (40.00%) Network Architecture
4 2 (40.00%) Aruba
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (40.00%) Riverbed
4 2 (40.00%) TOWER Software

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) BGP
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (60.00%) OSPF
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Monitoring Specialist
2 2 (40.00%) Network Monitoring Specialist
2 2 (40.00%) Network Specialist
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Junior
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Support
3 1 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Support
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) User Experience
2 2 (40.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (20.00%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (60.00%) Network Management
3 3 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (40.00%) Network Architecture
4 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) Service Management
4 2 (40.00%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (20.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCNP
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) OPNET
2 1 (20.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) BMC
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) F5
1 5 (100.00%) Fortinet
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) Nokia
2 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (40.00%) Aruba
3 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) Intel Security
3 2 (40.00%) Riverbed
3 2 (40.00%) TOWER Software
4 1 (20.00%) Remedy