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 27 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
UK / England
Rank 507 540 485
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -55
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 70 49 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.10% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.12% 0.72% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 31 83
Median daily rate £416 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.36% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £400 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £405 £405
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -0.06%
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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6264 6804 7144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.90% 14.45% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3950 4068 3948
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 296 423
Median hourly rate £21.50 £27.83 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.74% +15.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £44.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 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
South East +31 24 £410 +2.50% 1
London +19 19 £413 -17.50% 5
North East - 15 £330 -
East Midlands +6 6 £491 +40.35%
East of England -6 5 £450 -7.69%
West Midlands +9 2 £450 +12.50% 1
Yorkshire +14 1 £475 -
South West - 1 £390 -
BIG-IP
UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 116 (91.34%) F5
2 99 (77.95%) Cisco
3 82 (64.57%) Firewall
4 78 (61.42%) CheckPoint
5 62 (48.82%) Wireless
6 59 (46.46%) Cisco Certification
7 55 (43.31%) CCNP
7 55 (43.31%) Juniper
8 54 (42.52%) WAN
9 52 (40.94%) LAN
10 46 (36.22%) HP
11 44 (34.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 42 (33.07%) Aruba
12 42 (33.07%) ITIL
13 41 (32.28%) DNS
13 41 (32.28%) CCIE
14 40 (31.50%) Cisco ASA
15 38 (29.92%) Security Cleared
15 38 (29.92%) Riverbed
15 38 (29.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 35 (27.56%) CCSA
17 34 (26.77%) SC Cleared
18 33 (25.98%) Service Management
18 33 (25.98%) Fortinet
19 32 (25.20%) CCSE
20 31 (24.41%) Blue Coat
20 31 (24.41%) Network Design
20 31 (24.41%) Network Security
21 30 (23.62%) FortiGate
22 29 (22.83%) JNCIA

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 9 (7.09%) WebLogic
2 6 (4.72%) iPlanet
3 4 (3.15%) IIS
4 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.36%) MQSeries
4 3 (2.36%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.36%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.36%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.57%) JBoss
5 2 (1.57%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.79%) Apache
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
2 1 (0.79%) MS Project
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.36%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 82 (64.57%) Firewall
2 62 (48.82%) Wireless
3 54 (42.52%) WAN
4 52 (40.94%) LAN
5 44 (34.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 41 (32.28%) DNS
7 40 (31.50%) Cisco ASA
8 38 (29.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 31 (24.41%) Network Security
10 20 (15.75%) MPLS
11 18 (14.17%) DHCP
12 17 (13.39%) TCP/IP
13 15 (11.81%) OSPF
14 13 (10.24%) BGP
14 13 (10.24%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (8.66%) Cisco IOS
16 10 (7.87%) IPsec
17 9 (7.09%) SSL
18 8 (6.30%) VoIP
19 7 (5.51%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.30%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.15%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.57%) DB2
3 2 (1.57%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Introscope
2 1 (0.79%) JMeter
2 1 (0.79%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.79%) MSI
2 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (18.90%) Finance
1 24 (18.90%) Telecoms
2 15 (11.81%) Banking
3 9 (7.09%) Law
4 4 (3.15%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.15%) Legal
5 3 (2.36%) Retail
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
6 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (54.33%) Network Engineer
2 19 (14.96%) Network Security Engineer
2 19 (14.96%) Security Engineer
3 13 (10.24%) Senior Network Engineer
4 12 (9.45%) Consultant
5 11 (8.66%) Network Specialist
6 9 (7.09%) Architect
6 9 (7.09%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (7.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (5.51%) Network Consultant
8 6 (4.72%) Security Consultant
9 5 (3.94%) Administrator
9 5 (3.94%) Check Point Specialist
9 5 (3.94%) Cisco Network Specialist
9 5 (3.94%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Cisco Specialist
9 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (3.94%) Network Security Consultant
9 5 (3.94%) Network Security Specialist
9 5 (3.94%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.72%) J2EE
2 5 (3.94%) JSP
2 5 (3.94%) Middleware
3 4 (3.15%) CSS
4 3 (2.36%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.57%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.57%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (1.57%) Web Services
5 2 (1.57%) XMPP
6 1 (0.79%) .NET
6 1 (0.79%) Java EE
6 1 (0.79%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (0.79%) WCF
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.11%) Computer Science
1 23 (18.11%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.15%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.15%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.15%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.36%) Clustering
4 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.36%) HP Storage
4 3 (2.36%) HP StoreVirtual
4 3 (2.36%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (1.57%) Grid Computing
5 2 (1.57%) IVR
5 2 (1.57%) Replication
5 2 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.57%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.79%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.79%) PKI
6 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.69%) Unix
2 23 (18.11%) Linux
3 20 (15.75%) Windows
4 11 (8.66%) Solaris
5 10 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.72%) AIX
7 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.57%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.79%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (33.07%) ITIL
2 33 (25.98%) Service Management
3 31 (24.41%) Network Design
4 28 (22.05%) ITSM
5 19 (14.96%) Load Balancing
6 16 (12.60%) Project Management
7 13 (10.24%) ITIL V3
8 8 (6.30%) E-Commerce
9 7 (5.51%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (4.72%) Service Delivery
10 6 (4.72%) Six Sigma
11 5 (3.94%) Change Management
11 5 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (3.94%) Mentoring
11 5 (3.94%) Problem Management
12 4 (3.15%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (3.15%) Network Architecture
12 4 (3.15%) Network Monitoring
12 4 (3.15%) QMS
12 4 (3.15%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.66%) Java
2 8 (6.30%) SQL
3 6 (4.72%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.15%) Python
5 2 (1.57%) C
5 2 (1.57%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.79%) Perl
6 1 (0.79%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 59 (46.46%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (43.31%) CCNP
3 41 (32.28%) CCIE
4 38 (29.92%) Security Cleared
5 35 (27.56%) CCSA
6 34 (26.77%) SC Cleared
7 32 (25.20%) CCSE
8 29 (22.83%) JNCIA
9 27 (21.26%) CCDP
10 26 (20.47%) CCIP
10 26 (20.47%) Degree
10 26 (20.47%) HP ASE
10 26 (20.47%) HP MASE
10 26 (20.47%) JNCIE
11 5 (3.94%) CCNA
12 3 (2.36%) CCSP
12 3 (2.36%) MCP
12 3 (2.36%) MCSE
12 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.30%) PCI DSS
2 7 (5.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (4.72%) SLA
4 5 (3.94%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 22 (17.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.51%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.94%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (3.15%) Firmware
4 4 (3.15%) XenApp
4 4 (3.15%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.36%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.36%) vCloud
5 3 (2.36%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.36%) XenServer
6 2 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.57%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.57%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.79%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 30 (23.62%) FortiGate
2 6 (4.72%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (4.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (3.94%) SCCM
4 4 (3.15%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.36%) BladeLogic
5 3 (2.36%) Control-M
5 3 (2.36%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (2.36%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.36%) OpenView
5 3 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (2.36%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (1.57%) Cacti
6 2 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.57%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.57%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (1.57%) Nagios
6 2 (1.57%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 116 (91.34%) F5
2 99 (77.95%) Cisco
3 78 (61.42%) CheckPoint
4 55 (43.31%) Juniper
5 46 (36.22%) HP
6 42 (33.07%) Aruba
7 38 (29.92%) Riverbed
8 33 (25.98%) Fortinet
9 31 (24.41%) Blue Coat
10 22 (17.32%) VMware
11 19 (14.96%) Citrix
12 14 (11.02%) Palo Alto
13 11 (8.66%) Oracle
14 10 (7.87%) SolarWinds
14 10 (7.87%) Sun
15 8 (6.30%) BEA
15 8 (6.30%) FireEye
15 8 (6.30%) Tufin
16 7 (5.51%) Symantec
17 6 (4.72%) Red Hat
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