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 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
South East / Berkshire
Rank - 112 114
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 0 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.10% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Median daily rate - £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.98%
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £401 £416
% change year-on-year
+2.24% -3.78%
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
435 546 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.86% 22.17% 26.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 268 315
Median daily rate £350 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £455 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 12
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +109.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (40.00%) Aruba
4 2 (40.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) OSPF
4 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (20.00%) Retail
5 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (20.00%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (20.00%) BGP
5 1 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (20.00%) iPlanet
5 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
5 1 (20.00%) MPLS
5 1 (20.00%) Sun
5 1 (20.00%) CCNP
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Juniper
5 1 (20.00%) BEA
5 1 (20.00%) SAN
5 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) J2EE
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) iPlanet
1 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) OSPF
3 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) BGP
4 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
1 1 (20.00%) JSP
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) AIX
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Solaris
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) JSP 440
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (40.00%) Aruba
5 1 (20.00%) BEA
5 1 (20.00%) Juniper
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (20.00%) Sun
5 1 (20.00%) VMware