The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 245 259 225
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -34
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 17 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.02% 0.78% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 14
Median daily rate £460 £480 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +47.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £463 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £489 £382
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -30.00%
BIG-IP
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1666 1799 1733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.87% 18.78% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 938 751
Median daily rate £375 £360 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £231 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 121 102
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% +54.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 the South East

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

BIG-IP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

BIG-IP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

BIG-IP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

BIG-IP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

BIG-IP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Berkshire - 13 £475 - 3
Hampshire - 3 £378 -
West Sussex -7 1 - -
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 28 (100.00%) F5
2 24 (85.71%) Firewall
3 21 (75.00%) Cisco
4 12 (42.86%) DNS
4 12 (42.86%) BGP
5 11 (39.29%) TCP/IP
5 11 (39.29%) CCNP
5 11 (39.29%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (39.29%) HTTP
6 10 (35.71%) WAN
6 10 (35.71%) HTTPS
6 10 (35.71%) Project Management
6 10 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 9 (32.14%) Network Security
7 9 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (32.14%) OSPF
7 9 (32.14%) CheckPoint
7 9 (32.14%) LAN
8 8 (28.57%) SMTP
8 8 (28.57%) RIP
8 8 (28.57%) ITIL
8 8 (28.57%) Windows
8 8 (28.57%) Linux
8 8 (28.57%) VPN
8 8 (28.57%) VMware
8 8 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
8 8 (28.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (28.57%) Data Centre
8 8 (28.57%) High Availability
8 8 (28.57%) FWSM

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (21.43%) iPlanet
1 6 (21.43%) WebLogic
2 2 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (85.71%) Firewall
2 12 (42.86%) BGP
2 12 (42.86%) DNS
3 11 (39.29%) HTTP
3 11 (39.29%) TCP/IP
4 10 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 10 (35.71%) HTTPS
4 10 (35.71%) WAN
5 9 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (32.14%) LAN
5 9 (32.14%) Network Security
5 9 (32.14%) OSPF
6 8 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
6 8 (28.57%) FWSM
6 8 (28.57%) RIP
6 8 (28.57%) SMTP
6 8 (28.57%) VPN
7 7 (25.00%) SNMP
7 7 (25.00%) VRRP
7 7 (25.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (10.71%) Retail
2 2 (7.14%) Back Office
2 2 (7.14%) Billing
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) IP Engineer
1 7 (25.00%) IP Security Engineer
1 7 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 7 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Implementation Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Implementation Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (7.14%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Network Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Project Implementation Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Voice Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) WAN Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) WAN Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Development Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) J2EE
2 5 (17.86%) JSP
3 2 (7.14%) REST
3 2 (7.14%) SOAP
4 1 (3.57%) .NET
4 1 (3.57%) 802.1X
4 1 (3.57%) OAuth
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Data Centre
1 8 (28.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.57%) Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) Grid Computing
4 1 (3.57%) HP Storage
4 1 (3.57%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (3.57%) PKI
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Linux
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) AIX
2 6 (21.43%) Solaris
2 6 (21.43%) Unix
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) Mac OS
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Project Management
2 8 (28.57%) High Availability
2 8 (28.57%) ITIL
3 7 (25.00%) DDoS Mitigation
3 7 (25.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 7 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 7 (25.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 6 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (17.86%) ITIL V3
5 5 (17.86%) Six Sigma
6 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
7 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (7.14%) CRM
7 2 (7.14%) Data Security
7 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
7 2 (7.14%) Release Management
7 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.57%) Change Management
8 1 (3.57%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) Java
2 2 (7.14%) Tcl
3 1 (3.57%) Perl
3 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) CCNP
1 11 (39.29%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (25.00%) CCSA
2 7 (25.00%) CCSE
2 7 (25.00%) CISSP
3 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 4 (14.29%) Degree
4 4 (14.29%) PMI Certification
4 4 (14.29%) PMP
4 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 2 (7.14%) CCNA
5 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.57%) CCIE
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) JSP 440
1 5 (17.86%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) ProxySG
2 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 2 (7.14%) ISA Server
4 2 (7.14%) XenApp
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) FortiGate
2 6 (21.43%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (21.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (7.14%) MOM
4 1 (3.57%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (3.57%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.57%) OpenView
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) F5
2 21 (75.00%) Cisco
3 9 (32.14%) CheckPoint
4 8 (28.57%) VMware
5 7 (25.00%) Blue Coat
6 6 (21.43%) BEA
6 6 (21.43%) Oracle
6 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
6 6 (21.43%) Sun
7 4 (14.29%) HP
8 3 (10.71%) Citrix
8 3 (10.71%) Intel Security
8 3 (10.71%) Juniper
8 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
8 3 (10.71%) Riverbed
9 2 (7.14%) Apple
9 2 (7.14%) Dell
9 2 (7.14%) Fortinet
9 2 (7.14%) Meraki
10 1 (3.57%) EMC