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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 146 134 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 2 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.059% 0.28% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 1.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 0
Average daily rate
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£276 £319 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £381
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -13.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- +38.88%
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
465 502 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.71% 15.54% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 307 136
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 27 28
Average hourly rate £42.46 £22.50 £19.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.71% +14.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £134.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BIG-IP across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -3 1 £313 -
Gloucestershire -9 1 £240 -12.72%
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing BIG-IP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BIG-IP.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) ATM
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing BIG-IP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BIG-IP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) ATM
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) DSL
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Network Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) CCIE
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft