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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 77 - 66
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 5 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.55% - 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.23% - 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Median daily rate £525 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £345 £400
% change year-on-year
+40.57% -13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
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
224 185 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.70% 21.24% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 67 85
Median daily rate £378 £379 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.33% +16.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 9
Median hourly rate £19.61 £22.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.84% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

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 31 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 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) OSPF
1 5 (100.00%) BGP
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) F5
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 4 (80.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 4 (80.00%) VRRP
2 4 (80.00%) Wireshark
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco PIX
2 4 (80.00%) High Availability
2 4 (80.00%) FWSM
2 4 (80.00%) FortiGate
2 4 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (80.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 4 (80.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (80.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 4 (80.00%) CCSA
2 4 (80.00%) Blue Coat
2 4 (80.00%) ProxySG
2 4 (80.00%) CCSE
2 4 (80.00%) CCNP
2 4 (80.00%) CISSP
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) HTTPS
2 4 (80.00%) 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 5 (100.00%) BGP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) OSPF
1 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco PIX
2 4 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (80.00%) FWSM
2 4 (80.00%) HTTP
2 4 (80.00%) HTTPS
2 4 (80.00%) RIP
2 4 (80.00%) SMTP
2 4 (80.00%) SNMP
2 4 (80.00%) VRRP
2 4 (80.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) IP Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) IP Security Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Switch Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) DDoS Mitigation
1 4 (80.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
1 4 (80.00%) High Availability
1 4 (80.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 4 (80.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) CCSA
1 4 (80.00%) CCSE
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (80.00%) CISSP
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper