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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 18 13 25
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 4 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 3.01% 7.78% 2.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.76% 18.92% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£320 £310 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -12.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £388 £383
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
+51.51% -
BIG-IP
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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 37 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 30.83% 41.11% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 8
Average daily rate £320 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £288 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £446 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £13.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) F5
1 7 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 6 (85.71%) CSS
2 6 (85.71%) Fortinet
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 4 (57.14%) CCNP
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (57.14%) Nokia
3 4 (57.14%) OSPF
3 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) VoIP
4 3 (42.86%) Juniper
4 3 (42.86%) BMC
4 3 (42.86%) MPLS
4 3 (42.86%) McAfee
4 3 (42.86%) BGP
4 3 (42.86%) OPNET
4 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat
4 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
4 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
4 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (42.86%) Riverbed
4 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
4 3 (42.86%) Visualisation

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (57.14%) OSPF
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
4 3 (42.86%) MPLS
4 3 (42.86%) VoIP
4 3 (42.86%) BGP
4 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (42.86%) DMVPN
5 1 (14.29%) Network Security
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Network Specialist
2 3 (42.86%) Monitoring Specialist
3 2 (28.57%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Network Support
3 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
1 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
1 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
1 3 (42.86%) Network Architecture
1 3 (42.86%) Network Management
1 3 (42.86%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (42.86%) WAN Optimisation
1 3 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CCNP
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) OPNET
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (100.00%) F5
2 6 (85.71%) Fortinet
3 4 (57.14%) Nokia
4 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat
4 3 (42.86%) Riverbed
4 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
4 3 (42.86%) McAfee
4 3 (42.86%) Juniper
4 3 (42.86%) BMC
5 2 (28.57%) TOWER Software
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