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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
UK / England
Rank 499 547 501
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -46
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 66 59 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 0.88% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 35 67
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £376 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £514 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £401 £405
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -1.17%
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
6281 6692 6906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.16% 14.38% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3846 3952 3963
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 348 394
Median hourly rate £26.75 £27.05 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.10% +20.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.78 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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
London +7 20 £500 +8.69% 3
South East +25 15 £438 +9.37% 2
North East - 14 £340 - 1
East of England +9 9 £473 -3.07%
East Midlands +7 6 £491 +40.35%
West Midlands - 2 £450 -
South West +18 1 £390 -
Yorkshire +8 1 £475 +7.34%
BIG-IP
UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 121 (90.30%) F5
2 102 (76.12%) Cisco
3 83 (61.94%) Firewall
4 69 (51.49%) CheckPoint
5 48 (35.82%) Wireless
5 48 (35.82%) Juniper
6 47 (35.07%) WAN
7 46 (34.33%) LAN
7 46 (34.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 45 (33.58%) Cisco Certification
9 42 (31.34%) ITIL
10 41 (30.60%) DNS
10 41 (30.60%) CCNP
11 39 (29.10%) Unix
12 38 (28.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 34 (25.37%) Cisco ASA
14 33 (24.63%) CCIE
14 33 (24.63%) HP
15 32 (23.88%) Linux
15 32 (23.88%) Security Cleared
15 32 (23.88%) Riverbed
16 31 (23.13%) Aruba
16 31 (23.13%) Load Balancing
17 30 (22.39%) Windows
18 29 (21.64%) Fortinet
19 28 (20.90%) TCP/IP
19 28 (20.90%) SC Cleared
20 27 (20.15%) Blue Coat
20 27 (20.15%) VMware
21 25 (18.66%) CCSA

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 17 (12.69%) WebLogic
2 13 (9.70%) iPlanet
3 5 (3.73%) IIS
4 4 (2.99%) MQSeries
4 4 (2.99%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.99%) WebLogic Portal
5 3 (2.24%) Apache
6 2 (1.49%) JBoss
6 2 (1.49%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.24%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.24%) MS Project
1 3 (2.24%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 83 (61.94%) Firewall
2 48 (35.82%) Wireless
3 47 (35.07%) WAN
4 46 (34.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 46 (34.33%) LAN
5 41 (30.60%) DNS
6 38 (28.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 34 (25.37%) Cisco ASA
8 28 (20.90%) TCP/IP
9 25 (18.66%) Network Security
10 19 (14.18%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (14.18%) MPLS
11 17 (12.69%) OSPF
12 15 (11.19%) BGP
12 15 (11.19%) DHCP
13 13 (9.70%) SAN
14 12 (8.96%) VoIP
15 11 (8.21%) HTTP
15 11 (8.21%) SSL
16 10 (7.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.69%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.73%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.24%) DB2
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Introscope
2 2 (1.49%) JMeter
2 2 (1.49%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.75%) MSI
3 1 (0.75%) Subversion
3 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (17.91%) Finance
2 20 (14.93%) Banking
3 15 (11.19%) Telecoms
4 10 (7.46%) Law
5 3 (2.24%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.24%) Legal
5 3 (2.24%) Retail
6 1 (0.75%) Advertising
6 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (43.28%) Network Engineer
2 16 (11.94%) Network Security Engineer
2 16 (11.94%) Security Engineer
3 14 (10.45%) Architect
4 12 (8.96%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (7.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (7.46%) Consultant
6 9 (6.72%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (5.97%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (5.97%) Network Specialist
8 7 (5.22%) Administrator
9 6 (4.48%) Firewall Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 4 (2.99%) Analyst
11 4 (2.99%) IP Specialist
11 4 (2.99%) Network Consultant
11 4 (2.99%) Security Consultant
11 4 (2.99%) Technical Specialist
11 4 (2.99%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
12 3 (2.24%) IP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.70%) J2EE
2 11 (8.21%) JSP
3 8 (5.97%) CSS
4 7 (5.22%) Middleware
5 4 (2.99%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 3 (2.24%) 802.1X
6 3 (2.24%) Web Services
7 2 (1.49%) .NET
7 2 (1.49%) Java EE
7 2 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.49%) WCF
7 2 (1.49%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.49%) XMPP
8 1 (0.75%) CGI
8 1 (0.75%) Embperl
8 1 (0.75%) FastCGI
8 1 (0.75%) LAMP
8 1 (0.75%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.93%) Data Centre
2 18 (13.43%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.73%) Clustering
3 5 (3.73%) HP Storage
3 5 (3.73%) HP StoreVirtual
3 5 (3.73%) IVR
3 5 (3.73%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.24%) Grid Computing
5 3 (2.24%) RSA SecurID
5 3 (2.24%) User Experience
5 3 (2.24%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.49%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.49%) Replication
6 2 (1.49%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.49%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.75%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 39 (29.10%) Unix
2 32 (23.88%) Linux
3 30 (22.39%) Windows
4 24 (17.91%) Solaris
5 16 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (11.19%) AIX
7 2 (1.49%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.75%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (31.34%) ITIL
2 31 (23.13%) Load Balancing
3 24 (17.91%) Project Management
4 23 (17.16%) Network Design
4 23 (17.16%) Service Management
5 18 (13.43%) ITSM
6 16 (11.94%) ITIL V3
6 16 (11.94%) Kalman Filter
7 13 (9.70%) Six Sigma
8 9 (6.72%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (6.72%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (5.97%) QMS
10 6 (4.48%) Configuration Management
10 6 (4.48%) E-Commerce
10 6 (4.48%) Network Architecture
10 6 (4.48%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (4.48%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (3.73%) Change Control
11 5 (3.73%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.67%) Java
2 6 (4.48%) Python
2 6 (4.48%) SQL
3 4 (2.99%) Perl
4 3 (2.24%) C
4 3 (2.24%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.49%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.75%) C++
6 1 (0.75%) Go
6 1 (0.75%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 45 (33.58%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (30.60%) CCNP
3 33 (24.63%) CCIE
4 32 (23.88%) Security Cleared
5 28 (20.90%) SC Cleared
6 25 (18.66%) CCSA
7 20 (14.93%) Degree
7 20 (14.93%) JNCIA
8 19 (14.18%) CCSE
9 17 (12.69%) CCDP
9 17 (12.69%) CCIP
9 17 (12.69%) HP ASE
9 17 (12.69%) HP MASE
9 17 (12.69%) JNCIE
10 4 (2.99%) CCNA
11 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.75%) CCA
11 1 (0.75%) CCAA
11 1 (0.75%) CCSP
11 1 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.21%) JSP 440
1 11 (8.21%) SLA
2 8 (5.97%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (18.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.22%) XenApp
2 7 (5.22%) XenDesktop
3 6 (4.48%) Firmware
4 5 (3.73%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (2.99%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.99%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (2.24%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.24%) XenServer
7 2 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.75%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.75%) vCloud
8 1 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 20 (14.93%) FortiGate
2 14 (10.45%) EMC NetWorker
2 14 (10.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (4.48%) NetBackup
3 6 (4.48%) OPNET
4 5 (3.73%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (3.73%) OpenView
4 5 (3.73%) SCCM
5 4 (2.99%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (2.99%) Puppet
6 3 (2.24%) BladeLogic
6 3 (2.24%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (2.24%) Control-M
6 3 (2.24%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (2.24%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (2.24%) MIMEsweeper
6 3 (2.24%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (2.24%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (1.49%) Nagios
Vendors
1 121 (90.30%) F5
2 102 (76.12%) Cisco
3 69 (51.49%) CheckPoint
4 48 (35.82%) Juniper
5 33 (24.63%) HP
6 32 (23.88%) Riverbed
7 31 (23.13%) Aruba
8 29 (21.64%) Fortinet
9 27 (20.15%) Blue Coat
9 27 (20.15%) VMware
10 22 (16.42%) Sun
11 21 (15.67%) Oracle
12 16 (11.94%) Red Hat
13 15 (11.19%) BEA
14 14 (10.45%) SolarWinds
15 13 (9.70%) Citrix
16 12 (8.96%) Palo Alto
17 11 (8.21%) BMC
18 10 (7.46%) Nokia
19 9 (6.72%) Symantec
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