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 23 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 64 - 57
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 2 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.25% - 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% - 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £323 £333
% change year-on-year
+42.63% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -30.00%
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
186 170 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.82% 18.91% 28.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 72 79
Median daily rate £375 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £170 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Median hourly rate £19.61 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.51% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.75 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £41.29 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

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 23 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 Reading region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 6 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (100.00%) OSPF
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) F5
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (83.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 5 (83.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 5 (83.33%) VRRP
2 5 (83.33%) Wireshark
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco PIX
2 5 (83.33%) High Availability
2 5 (83.33%) FWSM
2 5 (83.33%) FortiGate
2 5 (83.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (83.33%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 5 (83.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (83.33%) DDoS Mitigation
2 5 (83.33%) CCSA
2 5 (83.33%) Blue Coat
2 5 (83.33%) ProxySG
2 5 (83.33%) CCSE
2 5 (83.33%) CCNP
2 5 (83.33%) CISSP
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) HTTPS
2 5 (83.33%) SMTP

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 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) OSPF
1 6 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco PIX
2 5 (83.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (83.33%) FWSM
2 5 (83.33%) HTTP
2 5 (83.33%) HTTPS
2 5 (83.33%) RIP
2 5 (83.33%) SMTP
2 5 (83.33%) SNMP
2 5 (83.33%) VRRP
2 5 (83.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) SSL
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) IP Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) IP Security Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Switch Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) DDoS Mitigation
1 5 (83.33%) Deep Packet Inspection
1 5 (83.33%) High Availability
1 5 (83.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 5 (83.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CCNP
1 5 (83.33%) CCSA
1 5 (83.33%) CCSE
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (83.33%) CISSP
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) F5
2 5 (83.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper