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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
England / East of England
Rank 116 123 122
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 7 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.33% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.96% 1.21% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Median daily rate £450 £488 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £488 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £488 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £405 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -4.70%
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
357 330 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.01% 13.97% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 177 180
Median daily rate £343 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.51% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £238 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 67
Median hourly rate £21.50 £41.50 £23.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.19% +78.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 23 February 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 +5 6 £473 -3.07%
Essex - 1 £425 -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 18 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 17 (94.44%) F5
2 17 (94.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 17 (94.44%) DNS
3 15 (83.33%) Cisco
4 13 (72.22%) Blue Coat
5 12 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (66.67%) MPLS
6 10 (55.56%) Banking
7 5 (27.78%) Law
7 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
8 4 (22.22%) Network Security
8 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (16.67%) CCIE
9 3 (16.67%) ATM
9 3 (16.67%) Finance
10 2 (11.11%) Firewall
10 2 (11.11%) Retail
11 1 (5.56%) VMware
11 1 (5.56%) LAN
11 1 (5.56%) WAN
11 1 (5.56%) DHCP
11 1 (5.56%) CCNP
11 1 (5.56%) Citrix
11 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
11 1 (5.56%) Linux
11 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
11 1 (5.56%) OSPF
11 1 (5.56%) BGP

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:

Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 17 (94.44%) DNS
2 17 (94.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 12 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (66.67%) MPLS
4 4 (22.22%) Network Security
5 3 (16.67%) ATM
6 2 (11.11%) Firewall
7 1 (5.56%) BGP
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (5.56%) DHCP
7 1 (5.56%) DMVPN
7 1 (5.56%) LAN
7 1 (5.56%) NetScreen
7 1 (5.56%) OSPF
7 1 (5.56%) WAN
General
1 10 (55.56%) Banking
2 5 (27.78%) Law
3 3 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (11.11%) Retail
5 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Network Specialist
3 4 (22.22%) Check Point Specialist
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco Specialist
3 4 (22.22%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Blue Coat Specialist
4 3 (16.67%) Network Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Network Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Network Security Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Security Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Network Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Network Security Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Security Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Security Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
1 1 (5.56%) Line Management
1 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (16.67%) CCIE
3 1 (5.56%) CCNP
3 1 (5.56%) CCSE
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 17 (94.44%) F5
3 15 (83.33%) Cisco
4 13 (72.22%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) Imperva
5 1 (5.56%) Infoblox
5 1 (5.56%) VMware