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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 126 137 145
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +8
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 7 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.096% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.47% 0.82% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Median daily rate £500 £313 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -37.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £400 £401
% change year-on-year
+21.17% -0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
476 367 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.25% 11.73% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 178 256
Median daily rate £363 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £227 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 28
Median hourly rate £35.50 £22.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.36% +18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.55 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.23 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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 1 May 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 - 4 £500 -
Bristol - 3 £400 -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 7 (87.50%) F5
2 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (50.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 4 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 4 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (50.00%) Puppet
2 4 (50.00%) Perl
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Unix
2 4 (50.00%) Solaris
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (50.00%) Nagios
2 4 (50.00%) BCP
2 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Business Continuity
3 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) FWSM
4 1 (12.50%) CCSA
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (12.50%) Multicast
4 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
4 1 (12.50%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security

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 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (12.50%) BGP
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
3 1 (12.50%) FWSM
3 1 (12.50%) IPsec
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) MPLS
3 1 (12.50%) Multicast
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) OSPF
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
3 1 (12.50%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Unix Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Solaris
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) BCP
1 4 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 4 (50.00%) Business Continuity Planning
1 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Perl
1 4 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCIE
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) CCSA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Nagios
1 4 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) F5
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper