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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 109 119 117
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 10 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.45% 0.040% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.17% 0.19% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Median daily rate £475 £288 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.21% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £288 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £288 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £426 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.43% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £50.00
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
461 533 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.86% 21.29% 26.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 279 239
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 25
Median hourly rate £36.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.59% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £39.70 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 29 September 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 - 6 £475 -
Slough - 4 - -
BIG-IP
South East

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 18 (100.00%) F5
2 16 (88.89%) Firewall
3 14 (77.78%) Cisco
4 10 (55.56%) BGP
5 9 (50.00%) Project Management
6 8 (44.44%) CheckPoint
6 8 (44.44%) HTTP
6 8 (44.44%) DNS
6 8 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (38.89%) Cisco PIX
7 7 (38.89%) FWSM
7 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
7 7 (38.89%) CCNP
7 7 (38.89%) RIP
7 7 (38.89%) SMTP
7 7 (38.89%) OSPF
7 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (33.33%) Sun
8 6 (33.33%) CISSP
8 6 (33.33%) BEA
8 6 (33.33%) iPlanet
8 6 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
8 6 (33.33%) SNMP
8 6 (33.33%) HTTPS
8 6 (33.33%) Unix
8 6 (33.33%) Windows
8 6 (33.33%) AIX
8 6 (33.33%) Solaris
8 6 (33.33%) Linux

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 (33.33%) iPlanet
1 6 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.56%) MQSeries
2 1 (5.56%) WebLogic Portal
Communications & Networking
1 16 (88.89%) Firewall
2 10 (55.56%) BGP
3 8 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (44.44%) DNS
3 8 (44.44%) HTTP
4 7 (38.89%) Cisco PIX
4 7 (38.89%) FWSM
4 7 (38.89%) OSPF
4 7 (38.89%) RIP
4 7 (38.89%) SMTP
4 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
5 6 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 6 (33.33%) HTTPS
5 6 (33.33%) Network Security
5 6 (33.33%) SNMP
5 6 (33.33%) VRRP
5 6 (33.33%) Wireshark
6 5 (27.78%) VPN
7 4 (22.22%) LAN
7 4 (22.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) DB2
General
1 3 (16.67%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Back Office
2 2 (11.11%) Billing
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) IP Engineer
1 6 (33.33%) IP Security Engineer
1 6 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Implementation Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Implementation Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Network Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Project Implementation Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Voice Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) WAN Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Switch Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) J2EE
2 5 (27.78%) JSP
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
3 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Clustering
4 1 (5.56%) Grid Computing
4 1 (5.56%) HP Storage
4 1 (5.56%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) AIX
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
1 6 (33.33%) Solaris
1 6 (33.33%) Unix
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
1 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Project Management
2 6 (33.33%) DDoS Mitigation
2 6 (33.33%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 6 (33.33%) High Availability
2 6 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (33.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 6 (33.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL V3
3 5 (27.78%) Six Sigma
4 2 (11.11%) CRM
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.56%) QMS
5 1 (5.56%) Release Management
5 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) CCNP
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (33.33%) CCSA
2 6 (33.33%) CCSE
2 6 (33.33%) CISSP
3 4 (22.22%) PMI Certification
3 4 (22.22%) PMP
4 2 (11.11%) Degree
4 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (5.56%) CCIE
5 1 (5.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) JSP 440
2 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) ProxySG
2 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) EMC NetWorker
1 6 (33.33%) FortiGate
1 6 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (5.56%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (5.56%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) F5
2 14 (77.78%) Cisco
3 8 (44.44%) CheckPoint
4 6 (33.33%) BEA
4 6 (33.33%) Blue Coat
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle
4 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 6 (33.33%) Sun
4 6 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 2 (11.11%) Juniper
6 1 (5.56%) 3PAR
6 1 (5.56%) BMC
6 1 (5.56%) Cognos
6 1 (5.56%) Foundry
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) Opsware
6 1 (5.56%) Qualys
6 1 (5.56%) Veritas