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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
England / South East
Rank 213 237 232
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -5
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 18 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.15% 0.80% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 10
Median daily rate £410 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £400 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £400 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £401 £416
% change year-on-year
+2.12% -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
1560 1633 1878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.40% 19.90% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 909 890 905
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 98 113
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £31.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +28.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +22 13 £385 -3.87%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £463 -
Surrey - 1 £450 -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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%) Cisco
2 18 (78.26%) Firewall
3 17 (73.91%) CheckPoint
4 16 (69.57%) Aruba
5 15 (65.22%) Juniper
5 15 (65.22%) Wireless
6 14 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (60.87%) LAN
6 14 (60.87%) WAN
6 14 (60.87%) CCNP
6 14 (60.87%) Riverbed
7 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
7 13 (56.52%) HP
8 12 (52.17%) Fortinet
8 12 (52.17%) FortiGate
8 12 (52.17%) SC Cleared
9 11 (47.83%) HP ASE
9 11 (47.83%) HP MASE
9 11 (47.83%) Network Design
9 11 (47.83%) JNCIA
9 11 (47.83%) JNCIE
9 11 (47.83%) CCSE
9 11 (47.83%) CCSA
9 11 (47.83%) Service Management
9 11 (47.83%) CCIE
9 11 (47.83%) CCIP
9 11 (47.83%) CCDP
9 11 (47.83%) ITIL
10 10 (43.48%) ITSM

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:

Communications & Networking
1 18 (78.26%) Firewall
2 15 (65.22%) Wireless
3 14 (60.87%) LAN
3 14 (60.87%) WAN
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (21.74%) Network Security
5 3 (13.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (13.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (8.70%) OSPF
6 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (4.35%) BGP
7 1 (4.35%) DHCP
7 1 (4.35%) DNS
7 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
7 1 (4.35%) IPsec
7 1 (4.35%) MPLS
7 1 (4.35%) SSL
7 1 (4.35%) VPN
7 1 (4.35%) X.509
General
1 8 (34.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Network Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) IP Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Project Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Security Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) PKI
2 1 (4.35%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
1 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
1 1 (4.35%) Windows NT
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
1 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) ITIL
1 11 (47.83%) Network Design
1 11 (47.83%) Service Management
2 10 (43.48%) ITSM
3 1 (4.35%) Change Management
3 1 (4.35%) DNA
3 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture
3 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) CCNP
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
3 12 (52.17%) SC Cleared
4 11 (47.83%) CCDP
4 11 (47.83%) CCIE
4 11 (47.83%) CCIP
4 11 (47.83%) CCSA
4 11 (47.83%) CCSE
4 11 (47.83%) HP ASE
4 11 (47.83%) HP MASE
4 11 (47.83%) JNCIA
4 11 (47.83%) JNCIE
5 8 (34.78%) Degree
6 1 (4.35%) CCA
6 1 (4.35%) CCAA
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) ISA Server
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.35%) XenApp
1 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
1 1 (4.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (52.17%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.35%) AppDNA
2 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) F5
2 18 (78.26%) Cisco
3 17 (73.91%) CheckPoint
4 16 (69.57%) Aruba
5 15 (65.22%) Juniper
6 14 (60.87%) Riverbed
7 13 (56.52%) HP
8 12 (52.17%) Fortinet
9 5 (21.74%) Palo Alto
10 2 (8.70%) Blue Coat
10 2 (8.70%) Tufin
11 1 (4.35%) Citrix
11 1 (4.35%) Clearswift
11 1 (4.35%) FireEye
11 1 (4.35%) Forcepoint
11 1 (4.35%) Intel Security
11 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
11 1 (4.35%) TippingPoint
11 1 (4.35%) VMware