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 6 December 2016 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 42 - 22
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 3 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 0.91% - 4.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.70% - 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
81 20 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 24.70% 7.84% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 7 22
Median daily rate £375 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £375 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £13.13 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 3 £450 -
BIG-IP
West Midlands

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) BMC
1 8 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
1 8 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 8 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 8 (100.00%) F5
1 8 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 7 (87.50%) ITIL V3
2 7 (87.50%) ITIL
3 6 (75.00%) OSPF
3 6 (75.00%) Nokia
3 6 (75.00%) CSS
3 6 (75.00%) Juniper
3 6 (75.00%) BGP
3 6 (75.00%) Network Management
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (75.00%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (75.00%) User Experience
3 6 (75.00%) SolarWinds
3 6 (75.00%) OPNET
4 5 (62.50%) Riverbed
4 5 (62.50%) Network Architecture
5 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (50.00%) Visualisation
5 4 (50.00%) Middleware
6 3 (37.50%) CCNP
6 3 (37.50%) HP
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared

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 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) BGP
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (75.00%) OSPF
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Monitoring Specialist
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Network Monitoring Specialist
1 4 (50.00%) Network Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Monitoring Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Support
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) CSS
2 4 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) User Experience
2 4 (50.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (25.00%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 7 (87.50%) ITIL V3
3 6 (75.00%) Network Management
3 6 (75.00%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (62.50%) Network Architecture
5 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) Service Management
6 2 (25.00%) WAN Optimisation
7 1 (12.50%) Application Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCNP
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) OPNET
2 1 (12.50%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) BMC
1 8 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) F5
1 8 (100.00%) Fortinet
2 6 (75.00%) Juniper
2 6 (75.00%) Nokia
2 6 (75.00%) SolarWinds
3 5 (62.50%) Riverbed
4 3 (37.50%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) Aruba
5 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 2 (25.00%) IBM
5 2 (25.00%) Intel Security
5 2 (25.00%) TOWER Software
6 1 (12.50%) Remedy