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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 119 118 109
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 7 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.29% 0.16% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.24% 0.60% 2.37%
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 £485 £345 £400
% change year-on-year
+40.57% -13.75%
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
566 665 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.41% 26.27% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 283 205
Median daily rate £365 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 21
Median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +108.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £17.50 £15.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.55 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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 May 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 - 4 £525 - 1
BIG-IP
South East

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 13 (100.00%) F5
2 7 (53.85%) Firewall
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
3 6 (46.15%) DNS
3 6 (46.15%) HTTPS
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco
3 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
3 6 (46.15%) OSPF
3 6 (46.15%) BGP
4 5 (38.46%) VRRP
4 5 (38.46%) CCNP
4 5 (38.46%) CISSP
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (38.46%) SMTP
4 5 (38.46%) HTTP
4 5 (38.46%) RIP
4 5 (38.46%) SNMP
4 5 (38.46%) Wireshark
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (38.46%) High Availability
4 5 (38.46%) FWSM
4 5 (38.46%) FortiGate
4 5 (38.46%) CCSA
4 5 (38.46%) Blue Coat
4 5 (38.46%) ProxySG
4 5 (38.46%) CCSE
4 5 (38.46%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 5 (38.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (38.46%) DDoS Mitigation

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 7 (53.85%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) BGP
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (46.15%) DNS
2 6 (46.15%) HTTPS
2 6 (46.15%) OSPF
2 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco PIX
3 5 (38.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (38.46%) FWSM
3 5 (38.46%) HTTP
3 5 (38.46%) RIP
3 5 (38.46%) SMTP
3 5 (38.46%) SNMP
3 5 (38.46%) VRRP
3 5 (38.46%) Wireshark
4 2 (15.38%) 4G
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security
4 2 (15.38%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (15.38%) TACACS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Back Office
1 2 (15.38%) Billing
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) IP Engineer
1 5 (38.46%) IP Security Engineer
1 5 (38.46%) Security Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Development Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Development Project Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) DDoS Mitigation
1 5 (38.46%) Deep Packet Inspection
1 5 (38.46%) High Availability
1 5 (38.46%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 5 (38.46%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 2 (15.38%) CRM
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Kanban
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Release Management
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) SDLC
3 1 (7.69%) SOA
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) CCNP
1 5 (38.46%) CCSA
1 5 (38.46%) CCSE
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (38.46%) CISSP
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) F5
2 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco
3 5 (38.46%) Blue Coat
4 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
5 1 (7.69%) Capita
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) WSO2