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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 238 258 246
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -12
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 8 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.095% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.51% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 11
Median daily rate £475 £313 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% -26.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £288 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £424
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
1536 1782 1898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.11% 18.72% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 959 884
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 122 113
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.81% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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
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 4 December 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 +10 4 £475 +65.21%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 23 (100.00%) F5
2 18 (78.26%) Firewall
3 15 (65.22%) Cisco
4 10 (43.48%) Network Security
5 9 (39.13%) Project Management
6 7 (30.43%) VMware
6 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (30.43%) LAN
6 7 (30.43%) WAN
6 7 (30.43%) Windows
6 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
7 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
7 6 (26.09%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (26.09%) AIX
7 6 (26.09%) Solaris
7 6 (26.09%) Linux
7 6 (26.09%) Java
7 6 (26.09%) J2EE
7 6 (26.09%) Oracle
7 6 (26.09%) WebLogic
7 6 (26.09%) ITIL
7 6 (26.09%) Unix
7 6 (26.09%) Sun
7 6 (26.09%) CCNP
7 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (26.09%) BEA
7 6 (26.09%) iPlanet
7 6 (26.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (26.09%) Red Hat

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 (26.09%) iPlanet
1 6 (26.09%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.35%) MQSeries
2 1 (4.35%) WebLogic Portal
Communications & Networking
1 18 (78.26%) Firewall
2 10 (43.48%) Network Security
3 7 (30.43%) LAN
3 7 (30.43%) WAN
4 6 (26.09%) BGP
4 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (21.74%) NetScaler
5 5 (21.74%) VPN
6 4 (17.39%) DNS
6 4 (17.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (17.39%) HTTP
6 4 (17.39%) OSPF
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (13.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (13.04%) HSRP
7 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
8 2 (8.70%) EIGRP
8 2 (8.70%) FTP
8 2 (8.70%) RIP
8 2 (8.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) DB2
General
1 2 (8.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Network Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) IP Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Implementation Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Implementation Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Network Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Network Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Project Implementation Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Voice Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) WAN Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Project Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Security Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Security Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) J2EE
2 5 (21.74%) JSP
3 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Clustering
3 2 (8.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (8.70%) PKI
4 1 (4.35%) Grid Computing
4 1 (4.35%) HP Storage
4 1 (4.35%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
1 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (26.09%) AIX
2 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 6 (26.09%) Solaris
2 6 (26.09%) Unix
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.35%) Windows NT
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
3 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Project Management
2 6 (26.09%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (21.74%) ITIL V3
3 5 (21.74%) Six Sigma
4 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (8.70%) High Availability
4 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.35%) Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (4.35%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (4.35%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.35%) QMS
5 1 (4.35%) Release Management
5 1 (4.35%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) CCNP
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
3 4 (17.39%) PMI Certification
3 4 (17.39%) PMP
4 3 (13.04%) Degree
4 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
5 2 (8.70%) CCNA
5 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (4.35%) CCA
6 1 (4.35%) CCAA
6 1 (4.35%) CCIE
6 1 (4.35%) CCSA
6 1 (4.35%) CCSE
6 1 (4.35%) CISSP
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) JSP 440
2 3 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) ISA Server
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.35%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
2 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
2 1 (4.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) EMC NetWorker
1 6 (26.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (13.04%) FortiGate
3 1 (4.35%) AppDNA
3 1 (4.35%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (4.35%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.35%) OpenView
3 1 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) F5
2 15 (65.22%) Cisco
3 7 (30.43%) VMware
4 6 (26.09%) BEA
4 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
4 6 (26.09%) Oracle
4 6 (26.09%) Red Hat
4 6 (26.09%) Sun
5 4 (17.39%) Juniper
5 4 (17.39%) Palo Alto
6 3 (13.04%) Intel Security
7 2 (8.70%) Aruba
7 2 (8.70%) Blue Coat
7 2 (8.70%) Citrix
7 2 (8.70%) Riverbed
8 1 (4.35%) 3PAR
8 1 (4.35%) Clearswift
8 1 (4.35%) Forcepoint
8 1 (4.35%) Foundry
8 1 (4.35%) Opsware