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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 248 253 236
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -17
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 12 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 1.23% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 10
Median daily rate £460 £478 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.66% +44.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £355 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £496 £334
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £426 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.43% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £50.00
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
1481 1714 1860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.79% 17.33% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 938 876
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 108 98
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +63.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 10 £475 +65.21%
Hampshire - 1 £380 -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 25 (100.00%) F5
2 21 (84.00%) Firewall
3 19 (76.00%) Cisco
4 11 (44.00%) BGP
5 10 (40.00%) CCNP
5 10 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (40.00%) DNS
6 9 (36.00%) TCP/IP
6 9 (36.00%) HTTP
6 9 (36.00%) Project Management
6 9 (36.00%) Network Security
7 8 (32.00%) OSPF
7 8 (32.00%) VMware
7 8 (32.00%) ITIL
7 8 (32.00%) Windows
7 8 (32.00%) Linux
7 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
7 8 (32.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 8 (32.00%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (28.00%) FortiGate
8 7 (28.00%) High Availability
8 7 (28.00%) FWSM
8 7 (28.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (28.00%) Data Centre
8 7 (28.00%) RIP
8 7 (28.00%) WAN
8 7 (28.00%) SMTP
8 7 (28.00%) HTTPS
8 7 (28.00%) LAN
8 7 (28.00%) Cisco PIX

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 (24.00%) iPlanet
1 6 (24.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (4.00%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (84.00%) Firewall
2 11 (44.00%) BGP
3 10 (40.00%) DNS
4 9 (36.00%) HTTP
4 9 (36.00%) Network Security
4 9 (36.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (32.00%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (32.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 8 (32.00%) OSPF
6 7 (28.00%) Cisco PIX
6 7 (28.00%) FWSM
6 7 (28.00%) HTTPS
6 7 (28.00%) LAN
6 7 (28.00%) RIP
6 7 (28.00%) SMTP
6 7 (28.00%) WAN
7 6 (24.00%) SNMP
7 6 (24.00%) VPN
7 6 (24.00%) VRRP
7 6 (24.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) DB2
General
1 3 (12.00%) Retail
2 2 (8.00%) Back Office
2 2 (8.00%) Billing
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) IP Engineer
1 6 (24.00%) IP Security Engineer
1 6 (24.00%) Network Engineer
1 6 (24.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Consultant
2 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Implementation Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Implementation Project Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Network Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Network Project Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Project Implementation Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Voice Project Manager
3 2 (8.00%) WAN Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) IP Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Storage Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) J2EE
2 5 (20.00%) JSP
3 1 (4.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (4.00%) REST
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Data Centre
1 7 (28.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) Grid Computing
4 1 (4.00%) HP Storage
4 1 (4.00%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (4.00%) PKI
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Linux
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) AIX
2 6 (24.00%) Solaris
2 6 (24.00%) Unix
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) Mac OS
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Project Management
2 8 (32.00%) ITIL
3 7 (28.00%) High Availability
4 6 (24.00%) DDoS Mitigation
4 6 (24.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 6 (24.00%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (24.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 6 (24.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 5 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 5 (20.00%) Six Sigma
6 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (8.00%) CRM
7 2 (8.00%) Data Security
7 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
7 2 (8.00%) Regulatory Compliance
7 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
8 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
8 1 (4.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) Perl
2 1 (4.00%) Python
2 1 (4.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) CCNP
1 10 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (24.00%) CCSA
2 6 (24.00%) CCSE
2 6 (24.00%) CISSP
3 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (16.00%) PMI Certification
4 4 (16.00%) PMP
5 3 (12.00%) Degree
5 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.00%) CCNA
6 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (4.00%) CCIE
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) JSP 440
1 5 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) ProxySG
2 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (8.00%) ISA Server
4 2 (8.00%) XenApp
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) FortiGate
2 6 (24.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (24.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (8.00%) MOM
4 1 (4.00%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (4.00%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) F5
2 19 (76.00%) Cisco
3 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (32.00%) VMware
4 6 (24.00%) BEA
4 6 (24.00%) Blue Coat
4 6 (24.00%) Oracle
4 6 (24.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (24.00%) Sun
5 3 (12.00%) Citrix
5 3 (12.00%) HP
5 3 (12.00%) Juniper
6 2 (8.00%) Apple
6 2 (8.00%) Dell
6 2 (8.00%) Fortinet
6 2 (8.00%) Intel Security
6 2 (8.00%) Meraki
6 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.00%) Riverbed
7 1 (4.00%) Palo Alto