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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
West Midlands / Shropshire
Rank 29 56 32
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -24
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 0.63% 0.26% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.70% 3.70% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £405 £413
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -1.87%
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
37 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 23.13% 6.94% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 13
Median daily rate £395 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £267 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 22 February 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 +27 1 - -
BIG-IP
West Midlands

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) BMC
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 3 (100.00%) F5
1 3 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (66.67%) Aruba
2 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) TOWER Software
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) Intel Security
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) OpenView

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 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Junior
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Monitoring Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Support
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (33.33%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) OpenView
1 1 (33.33%) OPNET
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) BMC
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) F5
1 3 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 3 (100.00%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Aruba
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Intel Security
2 2 (66.67%) TOWER Software
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) Remedy
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds