Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire with a requirement for BIG-IP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BIG-IP over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

F5 Networks BIG-IP
West Midlands > Shropshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 69 48
Rank change year-on-year +17 -21 -21
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 3 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 0.76% 1.42% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% 7.10% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Shropshire median daily rate £385 £388 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.65% +25.00% -15.07%
10th Percentile £378 £350 £305
90th Percentile £393 £450 £315
West Midlands median daily rate £385 £388 £305
% change year-on-year -0.65% +27.05% -4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Shropshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

BIG-IP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Shropshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 90 155 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 22.90% 19.97% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 76 14
Shropshire median daily rate £440 £381 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.41% +27.08% -9.09%
10th Percentile £314 £313 £220
90th Percentile £539 £511 £388
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Shropshire median hourly rate - - £12.35
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.10% +20.00% -12.50%

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

Job postings citing BIG-IP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Shropshire.

Job vacancy trend for BIG-IP in Shropshire

BIG-IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BIG-IP in Shropshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for BIG-IP in Shropshire

BIG-IP
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

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 Shropshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford +14 3 £385 -0.65%
BIG-IP
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Network Design
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
1 3 (100.00%) F5
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
1 3 (100.00%) vCenter Server
1 3 (100.00%) Runbook
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared

BIG-IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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 3 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Data Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Network Design
1 3 (100.00%) Runbook
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) F5
1 3 (100.00%) VMware