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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 547 542 535
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 61 77 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.88% 1.07% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 54 58
Median daily rate £475 £429 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.78% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £366 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £431 £423
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
6926 7181 7686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.93% 14.13% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4144 4285 4491
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 449 425
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.18 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -29 27 £486 +14.41% 4
East of England +18 15 £463 -5.12% 1
South East +26 8 £475 +52.00%
Yorkshire +19 3 £475 +8.50%
North East - 3 £328 -
West Midlands - 3 £450 -
North West +7 2 £520 +15.55%
BIG-IP
UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 162 (93.10%) F5
2 133 (76.44%) Cisco
3 115 (66.09%) Firewall
4 82 (47.13%) CheckPoint
4 82 (47.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 69 (39.66%) Juniper
6 62 (35.63%) DNS
6 62 (35.63%) Cisco ASA
7 55 (31.61%) ITIL
8 50 (28.74%) Wireless
9 47 (27.01%) Cisco Certification
9 47 (27.01%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 45 (25.86%) Load Balancing
11 44 (25.29%) Cisco Nexus
11 44 (25.29%) CCNP
11 44 (25.29%) TCP/IP
12 43 (24.71%) Network Security
13 41 (23.56%) BGP
13 41 (23.56%) Blue Coat
14 40 (22.99%) WAN
14 40 (22.99%) Unix
15 39 (22.41%) Finance
15 39 (22.41%) SolarWinds
16 36 (20.69%) Project Management
16 36 (20.69%) Linux
16 36 (20.69%) LAN
16 36 (20.69%) OSPF
17 35 (20.11%) Riverbed
18 32 (18.39%) Data Centre
19 31 (17.82%) Windows

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 18 (10.34%) WebLogic
2 13 (7.47%) iPlanet
3 4 (2.30%) Apache
3 4 (2.30%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.72%) IIS
4 3 (1.72%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (1.15%) CMS
5 2 (1.15%) JBoss
5 2 (1.15%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.15%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.57%) FileNet
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (1.72%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.72%) MS Project
1 3 (1.72%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.57%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 115 (66.09%) Firewall
2 82 (47.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 62 (35.63%) Cisco ASA
3 62 (35.63%) DNS
4 50 (28.74%) Wireless
5 47 (27.01%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 44 (25.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 44 (25.29%) TCP/IP
7 43 (24.71%) Network Security
8 41 (23.56%) BGP
9 40 (22.99%) WAN
10 36 (20.69%) LAN
10 36 (20.69%) OSPF
11 28 (16.09%) DHCP
12 25 (14.37%) SSL
13 20 (11.49%) MPLS
14 19 (10.92%) HTTP
14 19 (10.92%) Internet
15 17 (9.77%) VPN
15 17 (9.77%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.92%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.15%) DB2
2 2 (1.15%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 3 (1.72%) Introscope
2 2 (1.15%) JMeter
2 2 (1.15%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.57%) MSI
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.57%) Subversion
3 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (22.41%) Finance
2 23 (13.22%) Banking
3 8 (4.60%) Law
4 4 (2.30%) Retail
4 4 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.72%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.15%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.15%) Legal
7 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (40.80%) Network Engineer
2 26 (14.94%) Security Engineer
3 25 (14.37%) Network Security Engineer
4 24 (13.79%) Senior Network Engineer
5 18 (10.34%) Cisco Engineer
5 18 (10.34%) Consultant
6 15 (8.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 10 (5.75%) Network Consultant
8 9 (5.17%) Administrator
8 9 (5.17%) Architect
8 9 (5.17%) Network Specialist
8 9 (5.17%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 9 (5.17%) Senior Security Engineer
9 7 (4.02%) Firewall Engineer
9 7 (4.02%) Technical Consultant
10 6 (3.45%) Analyst
10 6 (3.45%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 6 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (3.45%) Technical Leader
11 5 (2.87%) Network Monitoring Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.34%) CSS
2 13 (7.47%) J2EE
2 13 (7.47%) JSP
3 10 (5.75%) Middleware
4 3 (1.72%) 802.1X
4 3 (1.72%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (1.15%) .NET
5 2 (1.15%) Java EE
5 2 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.15%) WCF
5 2 (1.15%) Web Services
5 2 (1.15%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.15%) XMPP
6 1 (0.57%) CGI
6 1 (0.57%) Embperl
6 1 (0.57%) FastCGI
6 1 (0.57%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (18.39%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.60%) User Experience
3 7 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.45%) IVR
4 6 (3.45%) Visualisation
5 5 (2.87%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (2.87%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.30%) Clustering
6 4 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.72%) HP Storage
7 3 (1.72%) HP StoreVirtual
7 3 (1.72%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.72%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (1.15%) CMDB
8 2 (1.15%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.15%) PKI
8 2 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (22.99%) Unix
2 36 (20.69%) Linux
3 31 (17.82%) Windows
4 25 (14.37%) Solaris
5 19 (10.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (10.34%) AIX
7 2 (1.15%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.57%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (31.61%) ITIL
2 45 (25.86%) Load Balancing
3 36 (20.69%) Project Management
4 30 (17.24%) ITIL V3
5 20 (11.49%) Network Architecture
6 19 (10.92%) Kalman Filter
6 19 (10.92%) Service Management
7 15 (8.62%) Six Sigma
8 14 (8.05%) Network Monitoring
9 13 (7.47%) Change Management
10 10 (5.75%) E-Commerce
10 10 (5.75%) Migration
10 10 (5.75%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (5.75%) Service Delivery
11 9 (5.17%) Change Control
11 9 (5.17%) Network Design
11 9 (5.17%) Network Management
12 7 (4.02%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (4.02%) Mentoring
13 6 (3.45%) Fault Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.79%) Java
2 7 (4.02%) Python
3 5 (2.87%) Perl
4 3 (1.72%) C
4 3 (1.72%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.72%) SQL
5 1 (0.57%) C++
5 1 (0.57%) Go
5 1 (0.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (27.01%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (25.29%) CCNP
3 25 (14.37%) CCIE
4 24 (13.79%) Security Cleared
5 18 (10.34%) SC Cleared
6 15 (8.62%) Degree
7 11 (6.32%) CCSA
8 7 (4.02%) CCNA
8 7 (4.02%) JNCIA
9 6 (3.45%) CCSE
10 4 (2.30%) PMI Certification
10 4 (2.30%) PMP
11 3 (1.72%) CCDP
11 3 (1.72%) JNCIS
12 2 (1.15%) CCIP
12 2 (1.15%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.15%) HP ASE
12 2 (1.15%) HP MASE
12 2 (1.15%) JNCIE
13 1 (0.57%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.77%) PCI DSS
2 16 (9.20%) SLA
3 15 (8.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (7.47%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.57%) QA
5 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.60%) Firmware
2 8 (4.60%) ProxySG
3 7 (4.02%) XenApp
3 7 (4.02%) XenDesktop
4 5 (2.87%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.72%) XenServer
6 2 (1.15%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.57%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (8.62%) EMC NetWorker
1 15 (8.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 14 (8.05%) OPNET
3 7 (4.02%) FortiGate
4 6 (3.45%) Nagios
5 5 (2.87%) Cacti
5 5 (2.87%) Puppet
5 5 (2.87%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (2.30%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (2.30%) OpenView
7 3 (1.72%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (1.72%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (1.72%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.72%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (1.72%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (1.72%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.72%) SCCM
8 2 (1.15%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (1.15%) Cisco LMS
8 2 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 162 (93.10%) F5
2 133 (76.44%) Cisco
3 82 (47.13%) CheckPoint
4 69 (39.66%) Juniper
5 41 (23.56%) Blue Coat
6 39 (22.41%) SolarWinds
7 35 (20.11%) Riverbed
8 27 (15.52%) VMware
9 26 (14.94%) Palo Alto
10 25 (14.37%) Sun
11 24 (13.79%) Aruba
11 24 (13.79%) Fortinet
12 23 (13.22%) Oracle
13 21 (12.07%) FireEye
13 21 (12.07%) Red Hat
14 18 (10.34%) BMC
14 18 (10.34%) Citrix
15 17 (9.77%) TippingPoint
15 17 (9.77%) Tufin
16 16 (9.20%) Alcatel-Lucent
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