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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 29 14 19
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +5
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 3 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 1.85% 11.54% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.64% 34.29% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £374 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.15% -0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 -
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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
22 35 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 13.58% 33.65% 16.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 7
Average daily rate £258 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.18% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £295 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.41 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -8.09%

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 26 February 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) Nokia
1 11 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 11 (100.00%) OSPF
1 11 (100.00%) BGP
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 10 (90.91%) Load Balancing
2 10 (90.91%) Network Management
2 10 (90.91%) F5
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco Nexus
2 10 (90.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 10 (90.91%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (81.82%) Network Architecture
3 9 (81.82%) Fortinet
3 9 (81.82%) SolarWinds
3 9 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (81.82%) Juniper
3 9 (81.82%) CCNP
3 9 (81.82%) CSS
3 9 (81.82%) ITIL
4 8 (72.73%) CCNA
4 8 (72.73%) BMC
4 8 (72.73%) OPNET
4 8 (72.73%) Riverbed
4 8 (72.73%) User Experience
5 7 (63.64%) Visualisation
6 5 (45.45%) Middleware
6 5 (45.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (18.18%) LAN
7 2 (18.18%) WAN

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (9.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) OSPF
1 11 (100.00%) BGP
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco Nexus
2 10 (90.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) MPLS
4 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security
4 1 (9.09%) BT 21CN
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Network Specialist
2 7 (63.64%) Monitoring Specialist
3 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Design Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) CSS
2 5 (45.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) User Experience
2 7 (63.64%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Load Balancing
1 10 (90.91%) Network Management
1 10 (90.91%) Network Monitoring
2 9 (81.82%) Network Architecture
2 9 (81.82%) ITIL
3 5 (45.45%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (18.18%) Network Design
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) CCNP
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (72.73%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) CCDP
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) OPNET
2 1 (9.09%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) Nokia
1 11 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 10 (90.91%) F5
3 9 (81.82%) SolarWinds
3 9 (81.82%) Fortinet
3 9 (81.82%) Juniper
4 8 (72.73%) BMC
4 8 (72.73%) Riverbed
5 1 (9.09%) BT
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