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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 117 120 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 6 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.24% 0.23% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% 0.84% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate £400 £255 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £10.00
BIG-IP
South East

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
560 712 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.04% 26.90% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 319 231
Average daily rate £363 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 38
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.20 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BIG-IP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury - 5 £400 -
BIG-IP
South East

BIG-IP
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing BIG-IP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BIG-IP.

1 6 (66.67%) F5
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (33.33%) IaaS
2 3 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (33.33%) Converged Networks
2 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Wireless
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) SNA
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) CCNP
2 3 (33.33%) CCNA
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 3 (33.33%) OSPF
2 3 (33.33%) BGP
2 3 (33.33%) CCSA
2 3 (33.33%) Wireshark
2 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing BIG-IP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BIG-IP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) IaaS
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) BGP
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (33.33%) Converged Networks
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
1 3 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
1 3 (33.33%) LAN
1 3 (33.33%) OSPF
1 3 (33.33%) SNA
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
1 3 (33.33%) Wireless
1 3 (33.33%) Wireshark
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CCNA
1 3 (33.33%) CCNP
1 3 (33.33%) CCSA
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) F5
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft