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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 105 115 122
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 4 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.20% 0.12% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 0.57% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £475 £288 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.21% -22.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £288 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £308 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
495 528 656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.10% 21.15% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 284 273
Median daily rate £400 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £481 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 17
Median hourly rate £50.00 £39.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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
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 5 December 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
Bracknell - 2 £469 -
Ascot - 1 £475 -
Slough - 1 - -
BIG-IP
South East

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 16 (100.00%) F5
2 14 (87.50%) Firewall
3 11 (68.75%) Cisco
4 9 (56.25%) Project Management
5 6 (37.50%) VMware
5 6 (37.50%) BEA
5 6 (37.50%) Red Hat
5 6 (37.50%) iPlanet
5 6 (37.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (37.50%) Sun
5 6 (37.50%) WebLogic
5 6 (37.50%) Unix
5 6 (37.50%) Windows
5 6 (37.50%) AIX
5 6 (37.50%) Solaris
5 6 (37.50%) Linux
5 6 (37.50%) Java
5 6 (37.50%) J2EE
5 6 (37.50%) Oracle
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
5 6 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (37.50%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (37.50%) Network Security
6 5 (31.25%) JSP 440
6 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
6 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (31.25%) ITIL V3
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (31.25%) LAN

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 6 (37.50%) iPlanet
1 6 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.25%) MQSeries
2 1 (6.25%) WebLogic Portal
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) Network Security
3 5 (31.25%) BGP
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (31.25%) LAN
3 5 (31.25%) WAN
4 4 (25.00%) NetScaler
4 4 (25.00%) VPN
5 3 (18.75%) HTTP
5 3 (18.75%) OSPF
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (12.50%) DNS
6 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
6 2 (12.50%) FTP
6 2 (12.50%) MPLS
6 2 (12.50%) RIP
6 2 (12.50%) SAN
6 2 (12.50%) SMTP
6 2 (12.50%) TACACS
6 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
General
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Implementation Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Implementation Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Network Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Network Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Project Implementation Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Voice Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) WAN Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) IP Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IP Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Project Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Storage Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) J2EE
2 5 (31.25%) JSP
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (6.25%) Grid Computing
3 1 (6.25%) HP Storage
3 1 (6.25%) HP StoreVirtual
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) AIX
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
1 6 (37.50%) Solaris
1 6 (37.50%) Unix
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
1 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Project Management
2 6 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 5 (31.25%) ITIL V3
3 5 (31.25%) Six Sigma
4 1 (6.25%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (6.25%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (6.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) QMS
4 1 (6.25%) Release Management
4 1 (6.25%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) PMI Certification
1 4 (25.00%) PMP
2 3 (18.75%) CCNP
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (6.25%) CCIE
4 1 (6.25%) CCNA
4 1 (6.25%) CCSA
4 1 (6.25%) CCSE
4 1 (6.25%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) JSP 440
2 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (6.25%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) EMC NetWorker
1 6 (37.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (6.25%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.25%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.25%) OpenView
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) F5
2 11 (68.75%) Cisco
3 6 (37.50%) BEA
3 6 (37.50%) Oracle
3 6 (37.50%) Red Hat
3 6 (37.50%) Sun
3 6 (37.50%) VMware
4 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
5 4 (25.00%) Palo Alto
6 2 (12.50%) Aruba
6 2 (12.50%) Juniper
7 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
7 1 (6.25%) BMC
7 1 (6.25%) Citrix
7 1 (6.25%) Cognos
7 1 (6.25%) EMC
7 1 (6.25%) HP
7 1 (6.25%) NetApp
7 1 (6.25%) Symantec
7 1 (6.25%) Veritas