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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 259 249 223
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -26
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 10 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.12% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.60% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 10
Median daily rate £500 £355 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.84% +13.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £455 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £345 £400
% change year-on-year
+40.57% -13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
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
1912 1846 1639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.83% 19.78% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1057 891 713
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 105 104
Median hourly rate £35.50 £33.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.97% +59.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

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
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 25 May 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 0 7 £525 +90.90% 1
West Sussex - 3 £475 -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 22 (100.00%) F5
2 12 (54.55%) TCP/IP
2 12 (54.55%) DNS
2 12 (54.55%) HTTPS
3 11 (50.00%) HTTP
3 11 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 10 (45.45%) Firewall
5 9 (40.91%) Cisco
6 8 (36.36%) VPN
6 8 (36.36%) WAN
6 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
7 7 (31.82%) LAN
7 7 (31.82%) SSL
8 6 (27.27%) DHCP
8 6 (27.27%) FTP
8 6 (27.27%) SOAP
8 6 (27.27%) LDAP
8 6 (27.27%) Tcl
8 6 (27.27%) CheckPoint
8 6 (27.27%) BGP
8 6 (27.27%) OSPF
8 6 (27.27%) ICMP
8 6 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 6 (27.27%) REST
8 6 (27.27%) Algorithms
8 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
8 6 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (22.73%) Cisco PIX
9 5 (22.73%) CCSA
9 5 (22.73%) Blue Coat

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 2 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) DNS
1 12 (54.55%) HTTPS
1 12 (54.55%) TCP/IP
2 11 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 11 (50.00%) HTTP
3 10 (45.45%) Firewall
4 8 (36.36%) VPN
4 8 (36.36%) WAN
5 7 (31.82%) LAN
5 7 (31.82%) SSL
6 6 (27.27%) BGP
6 6 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (27.27%) DHCP
6 6 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 6 (27.27%) FTP
6 6 (27.27%) ICMP
6 6 (27.27%) LDAP
6 6 (27.27%) OSPF
7 5 (22.73%) Cisco PIX
7 5 (22.73%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Back Office
2 2 (9.09%) Billing
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) IP Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) IP Network Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) IP Security Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Security Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) WAN Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Development Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) IP Expert
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Network Technician
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) REST
1 6 (27.27%) SOAP
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Algorithms
2 5 (22.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Mac OS
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
2 5 (22.73%) DDoS Mitigation
2 5 (22.73%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 5 (22.73%) High Availability
2 5 (22.73%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 5 (22.73%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (9.09%) CRM
3 2 (9.09%) Data Security
3 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
3 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) Scrum
4 1 (4.55%) SEO
4 1 (4.55%) SOA
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) CCNP
1 5 (22.73%) CCSA
1 5 (22.73%) CCSE
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (22.73%) CISSP
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) ProxySG
3 2 (9.09%) ISA Server
3 2 (9.09%) XenApp
4 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) FortiGate
2 2 (9.09%) MOM
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) F5
2 9 (40.91%) Cisco
3 6 (27.27%) CheckPoint
4 5 (22.73%) Blue Coat
5 3 (13.64%) HP
5 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.64%) VMware
6 2 (9.09%) Apple
6 2 (9.09%) Citrix
6 2 (9.09%) Dell
6 2 (9.09%) Fortinet
6 2 (9.09%) Meraki
7 1 (4.55%) Capita
7 1 (4.55%) Intel Security
7 1 (4.55%) Juniper
7 1 (4.55%) ProCurve
7 1 (4.55%) Riverbed
7 1 (4.55%) WSO2