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 26 June 2016 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 111 109 113
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 8 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.34% 0.082% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.47% 0.34% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £525 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% -15.38%
UK excluding London median daily rate £459 £320 £388
% change year-on-year
+43.35% -17.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
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
544 593 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.39% 24.24% 25.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 238 209
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 12
Median hourly rate £14.50 £36.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.72% +105.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 5 £525 -
BIG-IP
South East

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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 15 (100.00%) F5
2 10 (66.67%) Firewall
3 9 (60.00%) BGP
3 9 (60.00%) DNS
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco
3 9 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (53.33%) FWSM
4 8 (53.33%) OSPF
4 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
4 8 (53.33%) CCNP
4 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (53.33%) HTTPS
4 8 (53.33%) HTTP
4 8 (53.33%) RIP
4 8 (53.33%) SMTP
4 8 (53.33%) Cisco PIX
5 7 (46.67%) Wireshark
5 7 (46.67%) Blue Coat
5 7 (46.67%) ProxySG
5 7 (46.67%) CCSE
5 7 (46.67%) CCSA
5 7 (46.67%) SNMP
5 7 (46.67%) CISSP
5 7 (46.67%) VRRP
5 7 (46.67%) FortiGate
5 7 (46.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 7 (46.67%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 7 (46.67%) High Availability
5 7 (46.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service

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 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) BGP
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (60.00%) DNS
3 8 (53.33%) Cisco PIX
3 8 (53.33%) FWSM
3 8 (53.33%) HTTP
3 8 (53.33%) HTTPS
3 8 (53.33%) OSPF
3 8 (53.33%) RIP
3 8 (53.33%) SMTP
3 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
4 7 (46.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (46.67%) SNMP
4 7 (46.67%) VRRP
4 7 (46.67%) Wireshark
5 2 (13.33%) 4G
5 2 (13.33%) Network Security
5 2 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (13.33%) TACACS
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Back Office
1 2 (13.33%) Billing
1 2 (13.33%) Retail
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) IP Engineer
1 7 (46.67%) IP Security Engineer
1 7 (46.67%) Security Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Development Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Development Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) DDoS Mitigation
1 7 (46.67%) Deep Packet Inspection
1 7 (46.67%) High Availability
1 7 (46.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 7 (46.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 2 (13.33%) CRM
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Management
2 2 (13.33%) Release Management
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) Kanban
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Scrum
3 1 (6.67%) SOA
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Perl
1 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) CCNP
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (46.67%) CCSA
2 7 (46.67%) CCSE
2 7 (46.67%) CISSP
3 1 (6.67%) CCIE
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) F5
2 9 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco
3 7 (46.67%) Blue Coat
4 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
4 2 (13.33%) Juniper
5 1 (6.67%) Capita
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) Foundry
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
5 1 (6.67%) WSO2