The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 76 - 66
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 4 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.39% - 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.40% - 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £525 - £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £486 £401 £401
% change year-on-year
+21.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
BIG-IP
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
286 207 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.93% 21.41% 25.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 74 92
Median daily rate £400 £350 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 11
Median hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £14.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £39.75 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading 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 Reading

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

BIG-IP Daily Rate Trend in Reading

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 Reading region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) F5
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) VRRP
2 3 (75.00%) Wireshark
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (75.00%) High Availability
2 3 (75.00%) FWSM
2 3 (75.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (75.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 3 (75.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (75.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 3 (75.00%) CCSA
2 3 (75.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (75.00%) ProxySG
2 3 (75.00%) CCSE
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) CISSP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) HTTPS
2 3 (75.00%) SMTP
2 3 (75.00%) HTTP
2 3 (75.00%) RIP

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (75.00%) FWSM
2 3 (75.00%) HTTP
2 3 (75.00%) HTTPS
2 3 (75.00%) RIP
2 3 (75.00%) SMTP
2 3 (75.00%) SNMP
2 3 (75.00%) VRRP
2 3 (75.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) IP Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) IP Security Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Switch Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) DDoS Mitigation
1 3 (75.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
1 3 (75.00%) High Availability
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) CCSA
1 3 (75.00%) CCSE
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) CISSP
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper