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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 25 19 19
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 8 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 4.06% 4.65% 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.81% 20.00% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
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£381 £415 £568
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.13% -26.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £368 £530
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £420 £606
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £381
% change year-on-year
- +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £34.00
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 30 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 27.41% 23.26% 28.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 16 19
Average daily rate £425 £410 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +21.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £180 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £420 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

BIG-IP Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 6 £450 +8.43%
BIG-IP
West Midlands

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (88.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 8 (88.89%) F5
2 8 (88.89%) CSS
2 8 (88.89%) BMC
2 8 (88.89%) CheckPoint
2 8 (88.89%) Firewall
3 7 (77.78%) Fortinet
4 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (66.67%) CCNP
5 5 (55.56%) WAN
5 5 (55.56%) CiscoWorks
5 5 (55.56%) Nokia
5 5 (55.56%) OSPF
5 5 (55.56%) BGP
5 5 (55.56%) Load Balancing
5 5 (55.56%) Network Management
5 5 (55.56%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (44.44%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (44.44%) DMVPN
6 4 (44.44%) User Experience
6 4 (44.44%) Network Architecture
6 4 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (44.44%) Riverbed
6 4 (44.44%) MPLS
6 4 (44.44%) McAfee
6 4 (44.44%) OPNET
6 4 (44.44%) Blue Coat

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (88.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 8 (88.89%) Firewall
3 5 (55.56%) WAN
3 5 (55.56%) OSPF
3 5 (55.56%) BGP
4 4 (44.44%) DMVPN
4 4 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (44.44%) MPLS
4 4 (44.44%) VoIP
4 4 (44.44%) WLAN
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (22.22%) Network Security
7 1 (11.11%) LAN
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Monitoring Specialist
2 4 (44.44%) Network Specialist
3 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Network Support
4 1 (11.11%) Design Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) User Experience
2 2 (22.22%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Load Balancing
1 5 (55.56%) Network Management
1 5 (55.56%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (44.44%) WAN Optimisation
2 4 (44.44%) Network Architecture
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) Service Management
3 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Network Design
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (66.67%) CCNP
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) CCDP
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (44.44%) OPNET
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 8 (88.89%) F5
2 8 (88.89%) BMC
2 8 (88.89%) CheckPoint
3 7 (77.78%) Fortinet
4 5 (55.56%) Nokia
5 4 (44.44%) Riverbed
5 4 (44.44%) McAfee
5 4 (44.44%) Blue Coat
5 4 (44.44%) Juniper
5 4 (44.44%) IBM