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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 251 253 235
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 16 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.02% 1.23% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 12
Median daily rate £460 £480 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +45.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £385 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.25% +16.59%
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
1573 1786 1846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.94% 18.24% 19.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 922 970 866
Median daily rate £375 £355 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +2.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 124 100
Median hourly rate £40.00 £23.75 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £378 -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 26 (100.00%) F5
2 23 (88.46%) Firewall
3 20 (76.92%) Cisco
4 12 (46.15%) BGP
5 11 (42.31%) DNS
5 11 (42.31%) CCNP
5 11 (42.31%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (38.46%) TCP/IP
6 10 (38.46%) HTTP
6 10 (38.46%) Project Management
7 9 (34.62%) OSPF
7 9 (34.62%) HTTPS
7 9 (34.62%) CheckPoint
7 9 (34.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 9 (34.62%) Network Security
7 9 (34.62%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (30.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (30.77%) High Availability
8 8 (30.77%) FWSM
8 8 (30.77%) Cisco PIX
8 8 (30.77%) FortiGate
8 8 (30.77%) RIP
8 8 (30.77%) WAN
8 8 (30.77%) SMTP
8 8 (30.77%) LAN
8 8 (30.77%) ITIL
8 8 (30.77%) Windows
8 8 (30.77%) Linux
8 8 (30.77%) VMware
9 7 (26.92%) CISSP

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 (23.08%) iPlanet
1 6 (23.08%) WebLogic
2 2 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) Firewall
2 12 (46.15%) BGP
3 11 (42.31%) DNS
4 10 (38.46%) HTTP
4 10 (38.46%) TCP/IP
5 9 (34.62%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (34.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 9 (34.62%) HTTPS
5 9 (34.62%) Network Security
5 9 (34.62%) OSPF
6 8 (30.77%) Cisco PIX
6 8 (30.77%) FWSM
6 8 (30.77%) LAN
6 8 (30.77%) RIP
6 8 (30.77%) SMTP
6 8 (30.77%) WAN
7 7 (26.92%) SNMP
7 7 (26.92%) VPN
7 7 (26.92%) VRRP
7 7 (26.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (11.54%) Retail
2 2 (7.69%) Back Office
2 2 (7.69%) Billing
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) IP Engineer
1 7 (26.92%) IP Security Engineer
1 7 (26.92%) Security Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Network Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Implementation Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Implementation Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Network Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Network Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Project Implementation Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Voice Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) WAN Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Development Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) J2EE
2 5 (19.23%) JSP
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
3 1 (3.85%) OAuth
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (3.85%) REST
3 1 (3.85%) SOAP
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
3 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.85%) Clustering
5 1 (3.85%) Grid Computing
5 1 (3.85%) HP Storage
5 1 (3.85%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (3.85%) PKI
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) AIX
2 6 (23.08%) Solaris
2 6 (23.08%) Unix
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) Mac OS
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Project Management
2 8 (30.77%) High Availability
2 8 (30.77%) ITIL
3 7 (26.92%) DDoS Mitigation
3 7 (26.92%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 7 (26.92%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 7 (26.92%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 6 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (19.23%) ITIL V3
5 5 (19.23%) Six Sigma
6 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (7.69%) CRM
7 2 (7.69%) Data Security
7 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
7 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
7 2 (7.69%) Regulatory Compliance
7 2 (7.69%) Release Management
7 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.85%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) Perl
2 1 (3.85%) Python
2 1 (3.85%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) CCNP
1 11 (42.31%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (26.92%) CCSA
2 7 (26.92%) CCSE
2 7 (26.92%) CISSP
3 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
4 4 (15.38%) Degree
4 4 (15.38%) PMI Certification
4 4 (15.38%) PMP
5 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
6 2 (7.69%) CCNA
6 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.85%) CCIE
7 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) JSP 440
1 5 (19.23%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) ProxySG
2 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
4 2 (7.69%) ISA Server
4 2 (7.69%) XenApp
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) FortiGate
2 6 (23.08%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (23.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (7.69%) MOM
4 1 (3.85%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (3.85%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.85%) OpenView
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) F5
2 20 (76.92%) Cisco
3 9 (34.62%) CheckPoint
4 8 (30.77%) VMware
5 7 (26.92%) Blue Coat
6 6 (23.08%) BEA
6 6 (23.08%) Oracle
6 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
6 6 (23.08%) Sun
7 3 (11.54%) Citrix
7 3 (11.54%) HP
7 3 (11.54%) Juniper
7 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
8 2 (7.69%) Apple
8 2 (7.69%) Dell
8 2 (7.69%) Fortinet
8 2 (7.69%) Intel Security
8 2 (7.69%) Meraki
8 2 (7.69%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto