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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 514 489 532
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +43
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 116 143 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.27% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.50% 1.91% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 100 53
Median daily rate £475 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £315 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £385 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.25% +16.59%
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
7754 7492 7598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.67% 14.17% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4794 4347 4158
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 481 427
Median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.37% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.49 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.83 £44.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -46 48 £475 +11.11% 4
West Midlands -20 16 £388 +27.04% 1
South East 0 15 £460 -4.16% 3
Yorkshire +11 9 £475 +10.85% 1
North West +15 8 £473 +57.50%
North East - 8 £400 -
East of England +24 7 £490 +56.80%
South West +11 3 £350 +26.69% 1
BIG-IP
UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 210 (93.75%) F5
2 175 (78.13%) Cisco
3 167 (74.55%) Firewall
4 107 (47.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 91 (40.63%) CheckPoint
6 76 (33.93%) Juniper
6 76 (33.93%) ITIL
7 69 (30.80%) DNS
7 69 (30.80%) Cisco ASA
8 68 (30.36%) BGP
9 64 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
10 59 (26.34%) CCNP
10 59 (26.34%) Linux
10 59 (26.34%) Load Balancing
11 54 (24.11%) Unix
11 54 (24.11%) TCP/IP
12 50 (22.32%) OSPF
13 48 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
14 47 (20.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 45 (20.09%) ITIL V3
16 43 (19.20%) Data Centre
16 43 (19.20%) Network Security
17 42 (18.75%) SolarWinds
17 42 (18.75%) Blue Coat
17 42 (18.75%) WAN
17 42 (18.75%) Windows
18 40 (17.86%) Project Management
18 40 (17.86%) Finance
19 39 (17.41%) Wireless
20 38 (16.96%) SSL

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 25 (11.16%) WebLogic
2 21 (9.38%) iPlanet
3 9 (4.02%) Apache
4 8 (3.57%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.68%) MQSeries
5 6 (2.68%) OpenStack
5 6 (2.68%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.23%) WebLogic Portal
7 4 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.34%) IIS
8 3 (1.34%) JBoss
8 3 (1.34%) Zimbra
9 2 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.89%) CMS
9 2 (0.89%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.89%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (1.79%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.34%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.45%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.79%) PaaS
3 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.89%) Yammer
4 1 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.45%) IaaS
4 1 (0.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 167 (74.55%) Firewall
2 107 (47.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 69 (30.80%) Cisco ASA
3 69 (30.80%) DNS
4 68 (30.36%) BGP
5 54 (24.11%) TCP/IP
6 50 (22.32%) OSPF
7 48 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 47 (20.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 43 (19.20%) Network Security
10 42 (18.75%) WAN
11 39 (17.41%) Wireless
12 38 (16.96%) SSL
13 37 (16.52%) LAN
14 33 (14.73%) VPN
15 29 (12.95%) DHCP
15 29 (12.95%) HTTP
16 26 (11.61%) Internet
16 26 (11.61%) SAN
17 24 (10.71%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.05%) Oracle Database
2 7 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.68%) DB2
3 6 (2.68%) MySQL
4 4 (1.79%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 7 (3.13%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.68%) git-flow
2 6 (2.68%) JIRA
3 1 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.45%) Introscope
3 1 (0.45%) JMeter
3 1 (0.45%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.45%) Maven
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.45%) Subversion
3 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (17.86%) Finance
2 17 (7.59%) Banking
3 6 (2.68%) Law
4 5 (2.23%) Retail
4 5 (2.23%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.34%) Games
5 3 (1.34%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.34%) Legal
6 2 (0.89%) Back Office
6 2 (0.89%) Billing
7 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 81 (36.16%) Network Engineer
2 30 (13.39%) Senior Network Engineer
3 28 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 27 (12.05%) Cisco Engineer
5 24 (10.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 19 (8.48%) Network Security Engineer
7 18 (8.04%) Consultant
8 16 (7.14%) Administrator
9 11 (4.91%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 11 (4.91%) Senior Security Engineer
10 10 (4.46%) Analyst
11 9 (4.02%) Network Consultant
12 8 (3.57%) Architect
12 8 (3.57%) Design Engineer
12 8 (3.57%) Implementation Engineer
12 8 (3.57%) Network Specialist
13 7 (3.13%) IP Engineer
13 7 (3.13%) Monitoring Engineer
13 7 (3.13%) Monitoring Specialist
13 7 (3.13%) Network Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.38%) CSS
1 21 (9.38%) JSP
2 20 (8.93%) J2EE
3 10 (4.46%) Web Services
4 9 (4.02%) Middleware
5 5 (2.23%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 4 (1.79%) SAML
7 3 (1.34%) .NET
8 2 (0.89%) Java EE
8 2 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.89%) SOAP
9 1 (0.45%) EJB 3.0
9 1 (0.45%) Embperl
9 1 (0.45%) FastCGI
9 1 (0.45%) IBM Integration Bus
9 1 (0.45%) JPA
9 1 (0.45%) jQuery
9 1 (0.45%) REST
9 1 (0.45%) RESTful
9 1 (0.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (19.20%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 13 (5.80%) User Experience
3 11 (4.91%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.46%) Private Cloud
5 8 (3.57%) Clustering
5 8 (3.57%) Visualisation
6 7 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.68%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.68%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.23%) HP Storage
8 5 (2.23%) HP StoreVirtual
9 4 (1.79%) Grid Computing
9 4 (1.79%) IVR
10 3 (1.34%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.34%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.34%) PKI
11 2 (0.89%) CMDB
11 2 (0.89%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 59 (26.34%) Linux
2 54 (24.11%) Unix
3 42 (18.75%) Windows
4 36 (16.07%) Solaris
5 27 (12.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (11.61%) AIX
7 7 (3.13%) Windows Server
8 6 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.89%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (33.93%) ITIL
2 59 (26.34%) Load Balancing
3 45 (20.09%) ITIL V3
4 40 (17.86%) Project Management
5 26 (11.61%) Kalman Filter
6 25 (11.16%) Network Monitoring
7 24 (10.71%) Network Architecture
8 23 (10.27%) Six Sigma
9 20 (8.93%) High Availability
9 20 (8.93%) Migration
10 18 (8.04%) Change Management
10 18 (8.04%) Network Management
11 16 (7.14%) Configuration Management
11 16 (7.14%) Service Delivery
11 16 (7.14%) Service Management
12 13 (5.80%) Enterprise Architecture
13 12 (5.36%) E-Commerce
13 12 (5.36%) Performance Management
13 12 (5.36%) Performance Monitoring
13 12 (5.36%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 33 (14.73%) Java
2 11 (4.91%) Perl
3 10 (4.46%) Python
4 1 (0.45%) AWK
4 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.45%) C
4 1 (0.45%) C++
4 1 (0.45%) Go
4 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.45%) PHP
4 1 (0.45%) Ruby
4 1 (0.45%) SQL
4 1 (0.45%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 64 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (26.34%) CCNP
3 28 (12.50%) CCIE
4 26 (11.61%) Security Cleared
5 20 (8.93%) SC Cleared
6 19 (8.48%) Degree
7 14 (6.25%) CCSA
8 13 (5.80%) CCSE
9 12 (5.36%) CCNA
10 7 (3.13%) CISSP
10 7 (3.13%) JNCIA
11 5 (2.23%) JNCIS
12 4 (1.79%) PMI Certification
12 4 (1.79%) PMP
13 3 (1.34%) CCDP
13 3 (1.34%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.45%) CCSP
14 1 (0.45%) Check Point Certification
14 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.45%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (13.39%) SLA
2 21 (9.38%) JSP 440
3 13 (5.80%) PCI DSS
4 11 (4.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.45%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.45%) QA
5 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (12.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (7.14%) ProxySG
3 11 (4.91%) Firmware
4 6 (2.68%) Docker
4 6 (2.68%) NFS
5 5 (2.23%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (2.23%) XenApp
6 4 (1.79%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.79%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.34%) Snort
7 3 (1.34%) Squid
7 3 (1.34%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.89%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.89%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.45%) ACF2
9 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.45%) RACF
9 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (10.27%) EMC NetWorker
1 23 (10.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 19 (8.48%) OPNET
3 16 (7.14%) Nagios
4 15 (6.70%) Puppet
5 14 (6.25%) FortiGate
6 10 (4.46%) Cacti
7 9 (4.02%) SolarWinds Orion
8 7 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
8 7 (3.13%) OpenView
9 6 (2.68%) CFEngine
9 6 (2.68%) logstash
9 6 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (2.68%) ZABBIX
10 5 (2.23%) BMC PATROL
10 5 (2.23%) HP Data Protector
10 5 (2.23%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.89%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.89%) MOM
Vendors
1 210 (93.75%) F5
2 175 (78.13%) Cisco
3 91 (40.63%) CheckPoint
4 76 (33.93%) Juniper
5 42 (18.75%) Blue Coat
5 42 (18.75%) SolarWinds
6 36 (16.07%) Riverbed
7 35 (15.63%) Fortinet
7 35 (15.63%) Red Hat
8 34 (15.18%) VMware
9 33 (14.73%) Oracle
10 30 (13.39%) Sun
11 26 (11.61%) Nokia
12 25 (11.16%) BMC
13 23 (10.27%) Palo Alto
14 22 (9.82%) BEA
15 19 (8.48%) Citrix
16 17 (7.59%) FireEye
17 13 (5.80%) Aruba
17 13 (5.80%) TippingPoint