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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 16 10 22
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 11 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 7.10% 10.67% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.37% 24.24% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
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£320 £356 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.17% -1.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £388 £390
% change year-on-year
-14.83% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
54 33 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 34.84% 44.00% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 9
Average daily rate £330 £380 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +7.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £310 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.63 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 12 (100.00%) Firewall
1 12 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 11 (91.67%) OSPF
3 10 (83.33%) BGP
3 10 (83.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (16.67%) MPLS
5 2 (16.67%) LAN
6 1 (8.33%) VoIP
6 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (8.33%) Network Security
6 1 (8.33%) BT 21CN
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (8.33%) DMVPN
6 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Network Specialist
2 7 (58.33%) Monitoring Specialist
3 5 (41.67%) Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Design Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Support
5 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) CSS
2 4 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Visualisation
1 8 (66.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) ITIL
1 9 (75.00%) Load Balancing
1 9 (75.00%) Network Architecture
1 9 (75.00%) Network Management
1 9 (75.00%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (41.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) CCNP
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (66.67%) CCNA
3 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) OPNET
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) F5
2 11 (91.67%) Nokia
3 10 (83.33%) Fortinet
4 9 (75.00%) Juniper
5 8 (66.67%) BMC
5 8 (66.67%) Riverbed
5 8 (66.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (8.33%) McAfee
6 1 (8.33%) BT
6 1 (8.33%) TOWER Software
6 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
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