The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 499 517 500
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -17
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 107 96 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 1.28% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 55 64
Median daily rate £475 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £313 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £345 £400
% change year-on-year
+40.57% -13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
BIG-IP
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7683 7496 6607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.60% 14.97% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4733 4276 3640
Median daily rate £400 £353 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 432 383
Median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +35.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 England

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

BIG-IP Daily Rate Trend in England

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the England region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

BIG-IP Daily Rate Histogram in England

BIG-IP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

BIG-IP Hourly Rate Trend in England

BIG-IP
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 30 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
London -14 33 £450 -7.69% 9
West Midlands -8 18 £363 +13.28%
East of England +19 13 £494 +27.48% 1
South East -7 11 £500 +58.73% 4
Yorkshire +2 9 £443 +28.26%
South West +1 8 £500 -
North East - 8 £500 -
North West -11 6 £325 - 2
East Midlands +2 1 £500 +60.00% 1
BIG-IP
UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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 England region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 141 (90.97%) F5
2 112 (72.26%) Cisco
3 104 (67.10%) Firewall
4 83 (53.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 64 (41.29%) CheckPoint
6 59 (38.06%) DNS
7 48 (30.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 47 (30.32%) Load Balancing
9 45 (29.03%) Cisco ASA
10 43 (27.74%) Cisco Certification
11 39 (25.16%) CCNP
12 38 (24.52%) TCP/IP
12 38 (24.52%) WAN
13 37 (23.87%) BGP
14 35 (22.58%) Linux
15 34 (21.94%) Unix
16 33 (21.29%) LAN
17 31 (20.00%) Blue Coat
18 30 (19.35%) VPN
18 30 (19.35%) Data Centre
19 29 (18.71%) ITIL
20 27 (17.42%) Juniper
20 27 (17.42%) Finance
21 26 (16.77%) OSPF
21 26 (16.77%) SSL
22 25 (16.13%) Windows
23 24 (15.48%) MPLS
23 24 (15.48%) Network Security
24 23 (14.84%) HTTP
25 21 (13.55%) DHCP

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in 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 13 (8.39%) WebLogic
2 10 (6.45%) Tomcat
3 8 (5.16%) iPlanet
4 6 (3.87%) Apache
4 6 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (3.87%) JBoss
4 6 (3.87%) OpenStack
4 6 (3.87%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.58%) MQSeries
5 4 (2.58%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.94%) Zimbra
7 2 (1.29%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.29%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.29%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.65%) IIS
8 1 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.29%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.74%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (3.23%) PaaS
5 2 (1.29%) IaaS
5 2 (1.29%) Office 365
5 2 (1.29%) Yammer
6 1 (0.65%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 104 (67.10%) Firewall
2 83 (53.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 59 (38.06%) DNS
4 48 (30.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 45 (29.03%) Cisco ASA
6 38 (24.52%) TCP/IP
6 38 (24.52%) WAN
7 37 (23.87%) BGP
8 33 (21.29%) LAN
9 30 (19.35%) VPN
10 26 (16.77%) OSPF
10 26 (16.77%) SSL
11 24 (15.48%) MPLS
11 24 (15.48%) Network Security
12 23 (14.84%) HTTP
13 21 (13.55%) DHCP
14 20 (12.90%) SAN
15 19 (12.26%) VoIP
16 18 (11.61%) Cisco Nexus
16 18 (11.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.39%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.87%) MySQL
2 6 (3.87%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.23%) Oracle Exadata
4 4 (2.58%) DB2
4 4 (2.58%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (4.52%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.87%) git-flow
2 6 (3.87%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.87%) JIRA
3 1 (0.65%) Maven
3 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (17.42%) Finance
2 8 (5.16%) Banking
3 6 (3.87%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.23%) Retail
5 4 (2.58%) Games
5 4 (2.58%) Law
6 2 (1.29%) Back Office
6 2 (1.29%) Billing
6 2 (1.29%) Publishing
7 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 53 (34.19%) Network Engineer
2 16 (10.32%) Senior Network Engineer
3 15 (9.68%) Administrator
4 14 (9.03%) Security Engineer
5 13 (8.39%) Cisco Engineer
5 13 (8.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 12 (7.74%) Consultant
7 10 (6.45%) Architect
8 8 (5.16%) Network Specialist
8 8 (5.16%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (4.52%) Analyst
9 7 (4.52%) IP Engineer
10 6 (3.87%) Design Engineer
10 6 (3.87%) IP Security Engineer
10 6 (3.87%) Network Consultant
10 6 (3.87%) Network Design Engineer
10 6 (3.87%) Network Security Engineer
10 6 (3.87%) Technical Specialist
11 5 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (3.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.16%) JSP
1 8 (5.16%) Web Services
2 7 (4.52%) J2EE
2 7 (4.52%) Middleware
2 7 (4.52%) SOAP
3 6 (3.87%) REST
4 5 (3.23%) CSS
4 5 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (2.58%) SAML
6 2 (1.29%) .NET
6 2 (1.29%) OAuth
6 2 (1.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.65%) Ajax
7 1 (0.65%) EJB
7 1 (0.65%) EJB 3.0
7 1 (0.65%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.65%) Java EE
7 1 (0.65%) JPA
7 1 (0.65%) jQuery
7 1 (0.65%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 30 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (5.16%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.52%) Private Cloud
4 6 (3.87%) Algorithms
4 6 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.23%) Clustering
5 5 (3.23%) User Experience
6 3 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.94%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.94%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.29%) Grid Computing
7 2 (1.29%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.29%) HP StoreVirtual
7 2 (1.29%) PKI
8 1 (0.65%) BYOD
8 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.65%) Fintech
8 1 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.65%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.58%) Linux
2 34 (21.94%) Unix
3 25 (16.13%) Windows
4 18 (11.61%) Solaris
5 9 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (5.16%) AIX
7 7 (4.52%) Windows Server
8 6 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.29%) Android
9 2 (1.29%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.29%) VMS
10 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (30.32%) Load Balancing
2 29 (18.71%) ITIL
3 17 (10.97%) High Availability
3 17 (10.97%) ITIL V3
3 17 (10.97%) Network Monitoring
4 14 (9.03%) Performance Management
5 12 (7.74%) Configuration Management
5 12 (7.74%) Migration
5 12 (7.74%) Project Management
6 10 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (5.81%) Network Management
7 9 (5.81%) Service Delivery
8 8 (5.16%) DDoS Mitigation
8 8 (5.16%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (5.16%) Six Sigma
9 7 (4.52%) Change Management
9 7 (4.52%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (4.52%) Network Design
9 7 (4.52%) QMS
10 6 (3.87%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.03%) Java
2 7 (4.52%) Perl
2 7 (4.52%) Python
3 6 (3.87%) Tcl
4 1 (0.65%) AWK
4 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (27.74%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (25.16%) CCNP
3 16 (10.32%) CCIE
4 12 (7.74%) CCSA
4 12 (7.74%) Degree
5 10 (6.45%) CCSE
5 10 (6.45%) Security Cleared
6 9 (5.81%) SC Cleared
7 7 (4.52%) CCNA
8 6 (3.87%) CISSP
9 2 (1.29%) CCDP
9 2 (1.29%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (0.65%) CCSP
10 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.65%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.65%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.65%) OSCP
10 1 (0.65%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.26%) SLA
2 8 (5.16%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.65%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (10.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (9.03%) Active Directory
3 9 (5.81%) Firmware
4 8 (5.16%) ProxySG
5 6 (3.87%) Docker
5 6 (3.87%) NFS
5 6 (3.87%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.94%) Snort
6 3 (1.94%) Squid
7 2 (1.29%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.29%) XenApp
8 1 (0.65%) ACF2
8 1 (0.65%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.65%) RACF
8 1 (0.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (7.74%) FortiGate
1 12 (7.74%) Puppet
2 10 (6.45%) Nagios
3 8 (5.16%) EMC NetWorker
3 8 (5.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.87%) CFEngine
5 6 (3.87%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (3.87%) logstash
5 6 (3.87%) ZABBIX
6 5 (3.23%) Cacti
6 5 (3.23%) Control-M
6 5 (3.23%) MIMEsweeper
6 5 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (3.23%) OPNET
6 5 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (3.23%) Oracle Identity Management
6 5 (3.23%) SCCM
6 5 (3.23%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (2.58%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 141 (90.97%) F5
2 112 (72.26%) Cisco
3 64 (41.29%) CheckPoint
4 31 (20.00%) Blue Coat
5 27 (17.42%) Juniper
6 19 (12.26%) VMware
7 17 (10.97%) Fortinet
7 17 (10.97%) Oracle
8 16 (10.32%) Nokia
9 15 (9.68%) Red Hat
10 13 (8.39%) BEA
11 11 (7.10%) SolarWinds
12 10 (6.45%) BMC
13 9 (5.81%) HP
14 8 (5.16%) Citrix
14 8 (5.16%) Riverbed
14 8 (5.16%) Sun
15 7 (4.52%) CA
15 7 (4.52%) Symantec
16 6 (3.87%) Microsoft
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