The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 48 49 63
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +14
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 9 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.55% 1.02% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.72% 5.13% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Median daily rate £473 £488 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -4.41%
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £405
% change year-on-year
+2.31% -1.23%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
134 117 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.06% 19.97% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 39 39
Median daily rate £300 £450 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +23.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £316 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 20
Median hourly rate £41.13 £21.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.83% -29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £27.50 £60.00
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 Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BIG-IP across the Hertfordshire region.

BIG-IP Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

BIG-IP
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BIG-IP across the Hertfordshire region.

BIG-IP Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

BIG-IP
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 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
Welwyn Garden City -10 3 £450 -9.09%
Welwyn - 2 - -
BIG-IP
East of England

BIG-IP
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 17 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 17 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 16 (94.12%) F5
2 16 (94.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 16 (94.12%) DNS
3 14 (82.35%) Cisco
4 12 (70.59%) MPLS
4 12 (70.59%) Blue Coat
5 11 (64.71%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (58.82%) Banking
7 5 (29.41%) Law
7 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
8 3 (17.65%) Finance
8 3 (17.65%) Network Security
8 3 (17.65%) ATM
8 3 (17.65%) CCIE
8 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (11.76%) Retail
10 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
10 1 (5.88%) Firewall
10 1 (5.88%) LAN
10 1 (5.88%) WAN

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 16 (94.12%) DNS
2 16 (94.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 12 (70.59%) MPLS
4 11 (64.71%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (17.65%) ATM
5 3 (17.65%) Network Security
6 1 (5.88%) Firewall
6 1 (5.88%) LAN
6 1 (5.88%) WAN
General
1 10 (58.82%) Banking
2 5 (29.41%) Law
3 3 (17.65%) Finance
4 2 (11.76%) Retail
5 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Network Specialist
2 4 (23.53%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Blue Coat Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) Check Point Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) Network Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Network Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Security Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Security Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) CCIE
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 16 (94.12%) F5
3 14 (82.35%) Cisco
4 12 (70.59%) Blue Coat