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 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
England / South West
Rank 135 144 148
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.037% 0.033% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.23% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £390 - £225
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 South West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
390 436 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.43% 14.56% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 291 200
Median daily rate £365 £363 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £432 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 24 33
Median hourly rate £43.50 £27.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.18% +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.45
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 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 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
Gloucestershire - 1 £390 -
BIG-IP
England

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

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 South West region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) ISDN
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WLAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) SONET
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) DSL
1 1 (100.00%) NetScreen
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Frame Relay
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) tcpdump
1 1 (100.00%) LINQ to SQL

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 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) DSL
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Frame Relay
1 1 (100.00%) ISDN
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) NetScreen
1 1 (100.00%) SONET
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) tcpdump
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (100.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) LAN Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (100.00%) LINQ to SQL
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper