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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 133 146 141
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -5
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 3 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.10% 0.061% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 0.45% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
Median daily rate £350 £276 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.69% -3.91%
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £385 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.25% +16.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £50.00
BIG-IP
England

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
471 447 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.30% 13.63% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 245 298
Median daily rate £350 £409 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.37% +16.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £550 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 40 27
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.46 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.09% +88.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 £15.75 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £49.05 £120.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+66.08% -4.33%

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 30 August 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
Bristol - 2 £350 -
Dorset - 1 £400 -
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 South West region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 11 (100.00%) F5
2 6 (54.55%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (54.55%) Business Continuity Planning
2 6 (54.55%) Business Continuity
2 6 (54.55%) Performance Management
2 6 (54.55%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (54.55%) Puppet
2 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) Unix
2 6 (54.55%) Solaris
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) Python
2 6 (54.55%) Red Hat
2 6 (54.55%) Nagios
2 6 (54.55%) BCP
2 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
2 6 (54.55%) Perl
2 6 (54.55%) Firewall
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) Migration
3 5 (45.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (18.18%) VPN
4 2 (18.18%) CSS
4 2 (18.18%) IPsec
4 2 (18.18%) Network Design
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA

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 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (18.18%) IPsec
3 2 (18.18%) VPN
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Unix Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Consultant
3 3 (27.27%) Network Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Network Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
1 6 (54.55%) Solaris
1 6 (54.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) BCP
1 6 (54.55%) Business Continuity
1 6 (54.55%) Business Continuity Planning
1 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
1 6 (54.55%) Network Monitoring
1 6 (54.55%) Performance Management
2 5 (45.45%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Perl
1 6 (54.55%) Python
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) Nagios
1 6 (54.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) F5
2 6 (54.55%) Red Hat
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco