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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
England / East of England
Rank 116 116 127
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 9 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.42% 0.30% 0.078%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.34% 1.99% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £473 £488 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -4.41%
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £401 £416
% change year-on-year
+2.24% -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
385 352 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.13% 14.93% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 173 198
Median daily rate £325 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £248 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 39 53
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.38 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.91% -7.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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
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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +1 9 £473 -3.07%
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 (94.74%) F5
2 17 (89.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 17 (89.47%) CheckPoint
3 16 (84.21%) Cisco
3 16 (84.21%) DNS
3 16 (84.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 12 (63.16%) Blue Coat
4 12 (63.16%) MPLS
5 11 (57.89%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (52.63%) Banking
7 5 (26.32%) Law
7 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
8 3 (15.79%) Network Security
8 3 (15.79%) Firewall
8 3 (15.79%) Finance
8 3 (15.79%) ATM
8 3 (15.79%) CCIE
8 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (10.53%) Java
9 2 (10.53%) Oracle
9 2 (10.53%) JSP
9 2 (10.53%) ITIL
9 2 (10.53%) Unix
9 2 (10.53%) Windows
9 2 (10.53%) AIX
9 2 (10.53%) Solaris
9 2 (10.53%) Linux
9 2 (10.53%) Project Management
9 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
9 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma

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 (5.26%) iPlanet
1 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 17 (89.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 16 (84.21%) DNS
2 16 (84.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 12 (63.16%) MPLS
4 11 (57.89%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (15.79%) ATM
5 3 (15.79%) Firewall
5 3 (15.79%) Network Security
6 1 (5.26%) LAN
6 1 (5.26%) SAN
6 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (52.63%) Banking
2 5 (26.32%) Law
3 3 (15.79%) Finance
4 2 (10.53%) Retail
5 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Network Specialist
2 4 (21.05%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Blue Coat Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Check Point Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Network Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Network Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Network Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Security Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) JSP
2 1 (5.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) AIX
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
1 2 (10.53%) Solaris
1 2 (10.53%) Unix
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
1 2 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (10.53%) Project Management
1 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (5.26%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) CCIE
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) JSP 440
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) F5
2 17 (89.47%) CheckPoint
3 16 (84.21%) Cisco
4 12 (63.16%) Blue Coat
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle
5 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.53%) Sun
5 2 (10.53%) VMware
6 1 (5.26%) BEA