The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
England / South West
Rank 136 148 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.039% 0.034% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £390 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £401 £410
% change year-on-year
+5.49% -2.31%
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 South West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
336 390 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.10% 13.26% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 247 216
Median daily rate £370 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 27 49
Median hourly rate £32.75 £27.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.09% +17.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.89 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 the South West

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BIG-IP across the South West region.

BIG-IP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

BIG-IP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BIG-IP across the South West region.

BIG-IP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

BIG-IP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 17 January 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
Gloucestershire - 1 £390 -
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 South West region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Frame Relay
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) tcpdump
2 1 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ to SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) ATM

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) ATM
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) DSL
2 1 (50.00%) Frame Relay
2 1 (50.00%) ISDN
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) SONET
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) tcpdump
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) LAN Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Unix Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (50.00%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) BCP
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCIE
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (50.00%) Nagios
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat