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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 137 137 145
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 8 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.033% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.58% 0.27% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 3
Median daily rate £500 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £345 £400
% change year-on-year
+40.57% -13.75%
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
507 364 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.13% 11.95% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 206 224
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 £250 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 26 39
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.19 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.85% +15.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.40 £38.08 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

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 31 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 - 5 £500 -
Bristol - 3 £400 -
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 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 8 (100.00%) F5
2 5 (62.50%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (62.50%) Business Continuity Planning
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) Business Continuity
2 5 (62.50%) Performance Management
2 5 (62.50%) Puppet
2 5 (62.50%) Perl
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Unix
2 5 (62.50%) Solaris
2 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Python
2 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
2 5 (62.50%) Nagios
2 5 (62.50%) BCP
2 5 (62.50%) Configuration Management
2 5 (62.50%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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 (62.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Unix Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
1 5 (62.50%) Solaris
1 5 (62.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) BCP
1 5 (62.50%) Business Continuity
1 5 (62.50%) Business Continuity Planning
1 5 (62.50%) Configuration Management
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
1 5 (62.50%) Network Monitoring
1 5 (62.50%) Performance Management
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Perl
1 5 (62.50%) Python
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Nagios
1 5 (62.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) F5
2 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco