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 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 529 519 528
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 95 117 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.24% 1.60% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 86 57
Median daily rate £475 £426 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.43% +16.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £325 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £480 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £426 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.43% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £50.00
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
7640 7314 7898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.40% 13.86% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4705 4264 4449
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 496 449
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £45.00
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 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 29 September 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 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
London -42 40 £475 +11.43% 4
South East +11 12 £460 -3.66% 1
East of England - 12 £485 - 1
Yorkshire +20 10 £475 +11.11%
West Midlands -29 9 £400 +28.00%
North West +13 7 £520 +73.33%
North East - 2 £425 -
South West +13 1 £400 +28.00% 1
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UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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 England region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 196 (92.45%) F5
2 163 (76.89%) Cisco
3 151 (71.23%) Firewall
4 95 (44.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 87 (41.04%) CheckPoint
6 76 (35.85%) ITIL
7 74 (34.91%) Juniper
8 67 (31.60%) Cisco ASA
9 66 (31.13%) DNS
10 62 (29.25%) BGP
11 61 (28.77%) Linux
12 59 (27.83%) Cisco Certification
13 55 (25.94%) CCNP
14 54 (25.47%) Unix
15 52 (24.53%) Load Balancing
16 50 (23.58%) TCP/IP
17 49 (23.11%) Cisco Nexus
18 47 (22.17%) OSPF
19 44 (20.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 43 (20.28%) ITIL V3
20 43 (20.28%) Windows
21 42 (19.81%) SolarWinds
22 40 (18.87%) Wireless
23 39 (18.40%) Project Management
23 39 (18.40%) Blue Coat
23 39 (18.40%) Network Security
24 37 (17.45%) Data Centre
24 37 (17.45%) WAN
25 36 (16.98%) Solaris
25 36 (16.98%) Finance

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 26 (12.26%) WebLogic
2 21 (9.91%) iPlanet
3 10 (4.72%) Apache
4 9 (4.25%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.83%) MQSeries
5 6 (2.83%) OpenStack
5 6 (2.83%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.36%) WebLogic Portal
7 4 (1.89%) IIS
7 4 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.42%) JBoss
8 3 (1.42%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.42%) Zimbra
9 2 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.94%) CMS
9 2 (0.94%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 5 (2.36%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.89%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.47%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.89%) PaaS
3 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.94%) Yammer
4 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.47%) IaaS
4 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 151 (71.23%) Firewall
2 95 (44.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 67 (31.60%) Cisco ASA
4 66 (31.13%) DNS
5 62 (29.25%) BGP
6 50 (23.58%) TCP/IP
7 49 (23.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 47 (22.17%) OSPF
9 44 (20.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 40 (18.87%) Wireless
11 39 (18.40%) Network Security
12 37 (17.45%) WAN
13 35 (16.51%) LAN
14 34 (16.04%) SSL
15 27 (12.74%) HTTP
16 25 (11.79%) DHCP
16 25 (11.79%) VPN
17 24 (11.32%) SAN
18 23 (10.85%) Internet
18 23 (10.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.74%) Oracle Database
2 8 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.83%) DB2
3 6 (2.83%) MySQL
4 4 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (3.30%) Git (software)
1 7 (3.30%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.83%) git-flow
2 6 (2.83%) JIRA
3 3 (1.42%) Introscope
4 2 (0.94%) JMeter
4 2 (0.94%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.47%) Maven
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 36 (16.98%) Finance
2 20 (9.43%) Banking
3 8 (3.77%) Law
4 5 (2.36%) Retail
4 5 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.42%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.42%) Legal
6 2 (0.94%) Back Office
6 2 (0.94%) Billing
7 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 76 (35.85%) Network Engineer
2 32 (15.09%) Security Engineer
3 27 (12.74%) Cisco Engineer
4 25 (11.79%) Senior Network Engineer
5 24 (11.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 24 (11.32%) Network Security Engineer
6 16 (7.55%) Consultant
7 15 (7.08%) Administrator
8 13 (6.13%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 13 (6.13%) Senior Security Engineer
9 11 (5.19%) Analyst
10 8 (3.77%) Architect
10 8 (3.77%) Network Consultant
11 7 (3.30%) Design Engineer
11 7 (3.30%) Firewall Engineer
11 7 (3.30%) Implementation Engineer
11 7 (3.30%) Monitoring Engineer
11 7 (3.30%) Monitoring Specialist
11 7 (3.30%) Network Monitoring Engineer
11 7 (3.30%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.91%) CSS
1 21 (9.91%) JSP
2 20 (9.43%) J2EE
3 11 (5.19%) Middleware
4 10 (4.72%) Web Services
5 5 (2.36%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 4 (1.89%) SAML
7 3 (1.42%) .NET
7 3 (1.42%) Java EE
8 2 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.94%) SOAP
8 2 (0.94%) WCF
8 2 (0.94%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.47%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.47%) Embperl
9 1 (0.47%) FastCGI
9 1 (0.47%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.47%) REST
9 1 (0.47%) RESTful
9 1 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (17.45%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.13%) User Experience
3 10 (4.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 10 (4.72%) Private Cloud
4 9 (4.25%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.77%) Clustering
5 8 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.77%) Visualisation
6 6 (2.83%) Algorithms
6 6 (2.83%) Virtual Team
7 5 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.36%) HP Storage
7 5 (2.36%) HP StoreVirtual
8 4 (1.89%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.89%) Grid Computing
8 4 (1.89%) IVR
9 3 (1.42%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.94%) CMDB
10 2 (0.94%) e-Health
10 2 (0.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 61 (28.77%) Linux
2 54 (25.47%) Unix
3 43 (20.28%) Windows
4 36 (16.98%) Solaris
5 26 (12.26%) AIX
5 26 (12.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.30%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.94%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (35.85%) ITIL
2 52 (24.53%) Load Balancing
3 43 (20.28%) ITIL V3
4 39 (18.40%) Project Management
5 27 (12.74%) Kalman Filter
6 24 (11.32%) Network Architecture
7 23 (10.85%) Six Sigma
8 22 (10.38%) Network Monitoring
9 18 (8.49%) Change Management
10 17 (8.02%) Network Management
11 16 (7.55%) Configuration Management
11 16 (7.55%) Migration
12 15 (7.08%) Service Delivery
12 15 (7.08%) Service Management
13 13 (6.13%) E-Commerce
13 13 (6.13%) Enterprise Architecture
14 12 (5.66%) High Availability
14 12 (5.66%) Performance Monitoring
14 12 (5.66%) QMS
15 11 (5.19%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 35 (16.51%) Java
2 12 (5.66%) Perl
3 11 (5.19%) Python
4 3 (1.42%) SQL
5 1 (0.47%) AWK
5 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.47%) C
5 1 (0.47%) C++
5 1 (0.47%) Go
5 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.47%) PHP
5 1 (0.47%) Ruby
5 1 (0.47%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 59 (27.83%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (25.94%) CCNP
3 28 (13.21%) CCIE
4 24 (11.32%) Security Cleared
5 18 (8.49%) SC Cleared
6 14 (6.60%) CCSA
6 14 (6.60%) Degree
7 12 (5.66%) CCSE
8 11 (5.19%) CCNA
9 7 (3.30%) JNCIA
10 6 (2.83%) CISSP
11 5 (2.36%) JNCIS
12 4 (1.89%) PMI Certification
12 4 (1.89%) PMP
13 3 (1.42%) CCDP
14 2 (0.94%) DV Cleared
15 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
15 1 (0.47%) IBM Certification
15 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.47%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.26%) SLA
2 21 (9.91%) JSP 440
3 14 (6.60%) PCI DSS
4 11 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.47%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.47%) QA
5 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (12.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (6.13%) ProxySG
3 10 (4.72%) Firmware
4 6 (2.83%) Docker
4 6 (2.83%) NFS
5 5 (2.36%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (2.36%) XenApp
6 4 (1.89%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.89%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.42%) Snort
7 3 (1.42%) Squid
7 3 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.94%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.47%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (10.85%) EMC NetWorker
1 23 (10.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 19 (8.96%) OPNET
3 15 (7.08%) Nagios
3 15 (7.08%) Puppet
4 10 (4.72%) FortiGate
5 9 (4.25%) Cacti
6 8 (3.77%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (3.30%) OpenView
8 6 (2.83%) CFEngine
8 6 (2.83%) logstash
8 6 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (2.83%) ZABBIX
9 5 (2.36%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (2.36%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (2.36%) HP Data Protector
9 5 (2.36%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.42%) HP SiteScope
10 3 (1.42%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.94%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 196 (92.45%) F5
2 163 (76.89%) Cisco
3 87 (41.04%) CheckPoint
4 74 (34.91%) Juniper
5 42 (19.81%) SolarWinds
6 39 (18.40%) Blue Coat
7 36 (16.98%) Riverbed
8 35 (16.51%) Oracle
8 35 (16.51%) Red Hat
9 33 (15.57%) Fortinet
10 32 (15.09%) VMware
11 31 (14.62%) Sun
12 25 (11.79%) BMC
12 25 (11.79%) Nokia
13 22 (10.38%) BEA
13 22 (10.38%) Palo Alto
14 17 (8.02%) Citrix
14 17 (8.02%) FireEye
15 13 (6.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 13 (6.13%) TippingPoint
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