The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 115 134 135
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +1
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 14 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.57% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.76% 0.56% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 5
Median daily rate £494 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.48% -3.12%
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
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
372 532 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.09% 19.28% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 272 205
Median daily rate £400 £315 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £189 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £438 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 64 34
Median hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England 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 the East of England

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BIG-IP across the East of England region.

BIG-IP Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

BIG-IP Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

BIG-IP
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BIG-IP across the East of England region.

BIG-IP Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

BIG-IP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 25 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
Hertfordshire - 14 £494 -
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East of England region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 18 (100.00%) F5
1 18 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 17 (94.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 17 (94.44%) DNS
3 14 (77.78%) Cisco
3 14 (77.78%) CheckPoint
3 14 (77.78%) MPLS
3 14 (77.78%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (77.78%) Blue Coat
4 12 (66.67%) Finance
5 7 (38.89%) Banking
6 5 (27.78%) ATM
7 4 (22.22%) Firewall
8 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
8 3 (16.67%) Law
8 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (11.11%) CCIE
9 2 (11.11%) CCNP
9 2 (11.11%) CCNA
9 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
10 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (5.56%) ISO 8583
10 1 (5.56%) Clustering
10 1 (5.56%) AWK
10 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
10 1 (5.56%) Retail
10 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
10 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 17 (94.44%) DNS
2 17 (94.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 14 (77.78%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (77.78%) MPLS
4 5 (27.78%) ATM
5 4 (22.22%) Firewall
6 1 (5.56%) SSL
6 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
General
1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 7 (38.89%) Banking
3 3 (16.67%) Law
4 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (22.22%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Network Specialist
3 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IP Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
1 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (5.56%) Business Process Improvement
2 1 (5.56%) Change Control
2 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
2 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
2 1 (5.56%) DevOps
2 1 (5.56%) High Availability
2 1 (5.56%) Human Resource Management
2 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
2 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) AWK
1 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) Perl
1 1 (5.56%) Python
1 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CCIE
1 2 (11.11%) CCNA
1 2 (11.11%) CCNP
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 8583
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
1 1 (5.56%) Salt
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) F5
2 14 (77.78%) Blue Coat
2 14 (77.78%) CheckPoint
2 14 (77.78%) Cisco