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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 497 473 509
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +36
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 140 148 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.73% 2.02% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 99 63
Median daily rate £471 £428 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -30.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -30.00%
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
8091 7336 6902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.21% 14.19% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5004 4271 3727
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 461 407
Median hourly rate £28.50 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.02% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.43 £47.83 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 July 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 July 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 -32 56 £475 +5.55% 2
West Midlands -24 22 £388 +24.49%
South East +14 17 £460 -4.16% 4
East of England +35 13 £490 +56.80% 1
Yorkshire 0 10 £443 +3.26%
North East - 10 £425 -
North West +6 6 £520 +73.33%
South West +5 4 £375 +56.25%
BIG-IP
UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 208 (93.27%) F5
2 179 (80.27%) Cisco
3 170 (76.23%) Firewall
4 114 (51.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 96 (43.05%) CheckPoint
6 74 (33.18%) Cisco ASA
7 73 (32.74%) DNS
8 71 (31.84%) ITIL
9 70 (31.39%) Juniper
10 65 (29.15%) Cisco Certification
11 63 (28.25%) BGP
12 60 (26.91%) CCNP
13 59 (26.46%) Load Balancing
14 55 (24.66%) Linux
15 54 (24.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 50 (22.42%) Blue Coat
17 49 (21.97%) Unix
17 49 (21.97%) Data Centre
18 48 (21.52%) TCP/IP
19 47 (21.08%) WAN
20 46 (20.63%) Cisco Nexus
20 46 (20.63%) Network Security
21 45 (20.18%) OSPF
22 44 (19.73%) Wireless
23 43 (19.28%) ITIL V3
24 41 (18.39%) Finance
25 40 (17.94%) LAN
25 40 (17.94%) Windows
26 39 (17.49%) SolarWinds
27 38 (17.04%) VPN

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 27 (12.11%) WebLogic
2 19 (8.52%) iPlanet
3 11 (4.93%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.14%) Apache
4 7 (3.14%) JBoss
5 6 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.69%) OpenStack
5 6 (2.69%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.24%) MQSeries
7 4 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.79%) WebLogic Portal
8 3 (1.35%) Zimbra
9 2 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.90%) CMS
9 2 (0.90%) IIS
9 2 (0.90%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.45%) FileNet
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.35%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.90%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.45%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.79%) PaaS
5 2 (0.90%) Yammer
6 1 (0.45%) IaaS
6 1 (0.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 170 (76.23%) Firewall
2 114 (51.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 74 (33.18%) Cisco ASA
4 73 (32.74%) DNS
5 63 (28.25%) BGP
6 54 (24.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 48 (21.52%) TCP/IP
8 47 (21.08%) WAN
9 46 (20.63%) Cisco Nexus
9 46 (20.63%) Network Security
10 45 (20.18%) OSPF
11 44 (19.73%) Wireless
12 40 (17.94%) LAN
13 38 (17.04%) SSL
13 38 (17.04%) VPN
14 32 (14.35%) DHCP
15 28 (12.56%) HTTP
15 28 (12.56%) SAN
16 25 (11.21%) MPLS
17 23 (10.31%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.69%) MySQL
2 6 (2.69%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.24%) DB2
3 5 (2.24%) Oracle Exadata
4 4 (1.79%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.69%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.69%) git-flow
1 6 (2.69%) Jenkins
1 6 (2.69%) JIRA
2 1 (0.45%) Maven
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (18.39%) Finance
2 14 (6.28%) Banking
3 6 (2.69%) Law
3 6 (2.69%) Retail
4 5 (2.24%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.79%) Games
6 3 (1.35%) Legal
7 2 (0.90%) Back Office
7 2 (0.90%) Billing
7 2 (0.90%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 83 (37.22%) Network Engineer
2 32 (14.35%) Senior Network Engineer
3 27 (12.11%) Security Engineer
4 24 (10.76%) Cisco Engineer
5 23 (10.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 19 (8.52%) Consultant
7 18 (8.07%) Network Security Engineer
8 15 (6.73%) Administrator
9 11 (4.93%) Network Specialist
9 11 (4.93%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 11 (4.93%) Senior Security Engineer
10 10 (4.48%) Analyst
11 9 (4.04%) Architect
11 9 (4.04%) Network Consultant
12 8 (3.59%) IP Engineer
13 7 (3.14%) Implementation Engineer
13 7 (3.14%) IP Security Engineer
13 7 (3.14%) Monitoring Specialist
13 7 (3.14%) Network Monitoring Specialist
13 7 (3.14%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.97%) JSP
2 19 (8.52%) J2EE
3 18 (8.07%) CSS
4 12 (5.38%) Middleware
5 9 (4.04%) Web Services
6 6 (2.69%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (1.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 4 (1.79%) SAML
7 4 (1.79%) SOAP
8 3 (1.35%) REST
9 2 (0.90%) .NET
10 1 (0.45%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.45%) EJB
10 1 (0.45%) EJB 3.0
10 1 (0.45%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.45%) JPA
10 1 (0.45%) LAPP Stack
10 1 (0.45%) XML
10 1 (0.45%) XSLT
10 1 (0.45%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 49 (21.97%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 12 (5.38%) Management Information System
3 12 (5.38%) User Experience
4 10 (4.48%) Private Cloud
5 8 (3.59%) Algorithms
5 8 (3.59%) Visualisation
6 7 (3.14%) Clustering
6 7 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.24%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.79%) HP Storage
8 4 (1.79%) HP StoreVirtual
9 3 (1.35%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.35%) Grid Computing
9 3 (1.35%) PKI
10 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.90%) e-Health
11 1 (0.45%) CMDB
11 1 (0.45%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 55 (24.66%) Linux
2 49 (21.97%) Unix
3 40 (17.94%) Windows
4 35 (15.70%) Solaris
5 25 (11.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (10.76%) AIX
7 7 (3.14%) Windows Server
8 6 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.90%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.45%) VMS
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 71 (31.84%) ITIL
2 59 (26.46%) Load Balancing
3 43 (19.28%) ITIL V3
4 38 (17.04%) Project Management
5 25 (11.21%) Network Monitoring
6 24 (10.76%) Kalman Filter
7 23 (10.31%) High Availability
7 23 (10.31%) Network Architecture
8 22 (9.87%) Six Sigma
9 20 (8.97%) Migration
10 18 (8.07%) Change Management
11 17 (7.62%) Network Management
12 16 (7.17%) Service Delivery
13 15 (6.73%) Performance Management
13 15 (6.73%) Service Management
14 13 (5.83%) Configuration Management
15 12 (5.38%) DDoS Mitigation
15 12 (5.38%) Mentoring
16 11 (4.93%) Enterprise Architecture
16 11 (4.93%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (13.45%) Java
2 9 (4.04%) Perl
3 8 (3.59%) Python
4 3 (1.35%) Tcl
5 1 (0.45%) AWK
5 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.45%) PHP
5 1 (0.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 65 (29.15%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (26.91%) CCNP
3 27 (12.11%) CCIE
4 24 (10.76%) Security Cleared
5 21 (9.42%) Degree
6 18 (8.07%) SC Cleared
7 14 (6.28%) CCSA
8 13 (5.83%) CCSE
9 12 (5.38%) CCNA
10 7 (3.14%) CISSP
10 7 (3.14%) JNCIA
11 5 (2.24%) JNCIS
12 4 (1.79%) PMI Certification
12 4 (1.79%) PMP
13 3 (1.35%) CCDP
13 3 (1.35%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.45%) CCSP
14 1 (0.45%) OSCP
14 1 (0.45%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (14.35%) SLA
2 20 (8.97%) JSP 440
3 11 (4.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.45%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.45%) QA
5 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (13.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (7.17%) ProxySG
3 10 (4.48%) Active Directory
3 10 (4.48%) Firmware
4 6 (2.69%) Docker
4 6 (2.69%) NFS
4 6 (2.69%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.35%) Snort
6 3 (1.35%) Squid
7 2 (0.90%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.90%) XenApp
8 1 (0.45%) ACF2
8 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.45%) RACF
8 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (9.42%) EMC NetWorker
1 21 (9.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 16 (7.17%) Nagios
2 16 (7.17%) OPNET
3 14 (6.28%) FortiGate
3 14 (6.28%) Puppet
4 10 (4.48%) Cacti
5 9 (4.04%) SolarWinds Orion
6 7 (3.14%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (2.69%) CFEngine
7 6 (2.69%) logstash
7 6 (2.69%) OpenView
7 6 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (2.69%) ZABBIX
8 5 (2.24%) Control-M
8 5 (2.24%) MIMEsweeper
8 5 (2.24%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (2.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (2.24%) Oracle Identity Management
8 5 (2.24%) SCCM
Vendors
1 208 (93.27%) F5
2 179 (80.27%) Cisco
3 96 (43.05%) CheckPoint
4 70 (31.39%) Juniper
5 50 (22.42%) Blue Coat
6 39 (17.49%) SolarWinds
7 34 (15.25%) Oracle
7 34 (15.25%) Riverbed
7 34 (15.25%) VMware
8 33 (14.80%) Red Hat
9 31 (13.90%) Fortinet
10 27 (12.11%) Nokia
11 25 (11.21%) BEA
12 24 (10.76%) Sun
13 23 (10.31%) Palo Alto
14 22 (9.87%) BMC
15 17 (7.62%) FireEye
16 16 (7.17%) Citrix
17 13 (5.83%) Alcatel-Lucent
17 13 (5.83%) Aruba