The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
South East / Berkshire
Rank - 121 129
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 0 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.23% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.05% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £405 £413
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
437 574 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.81% 22.47% 26.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 297 316
Median daily rate £400 £359 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.49% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 17
Median hourly rate £13.00 £45.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.11% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £23.95 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire 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 Berkshire

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

BIG-IP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

BIG-IP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BIG-IP across the Berkshire region.

BIG-IP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

BIG-IP
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Palo Alto
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (50.00%) Aruba
4 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (25.00%) BGP
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Juniper

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) BGP
4 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (50.00%) Aruba
4 1 (25.00%) Juniper