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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 130 141 138
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 8 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.032% 0.100%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.54% 0.28% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Median daily rate £500 £240 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -26.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £459 £320 £388
% change year-on-year
+43.35% -17.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
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
519 360 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.60% 11.61% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 219 211
Median daily rate £363 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 29 41
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.60 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.35% +17.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the South West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

BIG-IP Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 June 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
Dorset - 5 £500 -
Bristol - 3 £350 -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 10 (100.00%) F5
2 5 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (50.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 5 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (50.00%) Puppet
2 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (50.00%) Nagios
2 5 (50.00%) BCP
2 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Unix
2 5 (50.00%) Solaris
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Python
2 5 (50.00%) Perl
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (20.00%) IPsec
3 2 (20.00%) Network Design
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco PIX

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 5 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (20.00%) IPsec
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Consultant
1 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Unix Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Network Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Network Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
1 5 (50.00%) Solaris
1 5 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) BCP
1 5 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 5 (50.00%) Business Continuity Planning
1 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
1 5 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
1 5 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (20.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Perl
1 5 (50.00%) Python
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Nagios
1 5 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) F5
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat