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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
West Midlands / Shropshire
Rank - 66 32
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire - 0.23% 2.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.94% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £459 £401
% change year-on-year -10.62% +14.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 38 34 38
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 21.23% 7.80% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 25
Median daily rate £500 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £257 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire citing BIG-IP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) BMC
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 3 (100.00%) F5
1 3 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (66.67%) Aruba
2 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) TOWER Software
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) Intel Security
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) OpenView

BIG-IP
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Junior
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Monitoring Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Support
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (33.33%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) OpenView
1 1 (33.33%) OPNET
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) BMC
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) F5
1 3 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 3 (100.00%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Aruba
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Intel Security
2 2 (66.67%) TOWER Software
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) Remedy
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds