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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 141 146 143
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.13% 0.031% 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.73% 0.25% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Median daily rate £375 £240 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -26.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -30.00%
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
546 398 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.90% 12.40% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 229 248
Median daily rate £360 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £483 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 29 38
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +142.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.19 £15.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 - 2 £450 -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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