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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 65 - 61
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 5 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.59% - 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.43% - 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Median daily rate £525 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £459 £320 £388
% change year-on-year
+43.35% -17.41%
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
206 160 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.12% 18.87% 28.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 53 88
Median daily rate £400 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £482 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 7
Median hourly rate £19.61 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.95% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £41.29 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 26 June 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