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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
England / South East
Rank 217 249 251
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +2
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 24 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.54% 0.72% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 8
Median daily rate £410 £400 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -20.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £400 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £400 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £405 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -4.70%
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
1556 1796 2013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.22% 20.47% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 997 962
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 88 115
Median hourly rate £21.50 £43.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £17.24 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.95 £53.18 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 February 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 February 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 +25 19 £409 +2.25%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £500 - 1
Surrey - 1 £450 -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 32 (100.00%) F5
2 24 (75.00%) Cisco
3 23 (71.88%) Firewall
4 22 (68.75%) CheckPoint
4 22 (68.75%) HP
4 22 (68.75%) Aruba
5 21 (65.63%) Security Cleared
5 21 (65.63%) Wireless
6 20 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (62.50%) Juniper
6 20 (62.50%) CCNP
6 20 (62.50%) LAN
6 20 (62.50%) WAN
6 20 (62.50%) SC Cleared
6 20 (62.50%) Riverbed
7 19 (59.38%) ITIL
7 19 (59.38%) Service Management
8 18 (56.25%) ITSM
9 17 (53.13%) Fortinet
9 17 (53.13%) FortiGate
10 16 (50.00%) CCSE
10 16 (50.00%) Network Design
10 16 (50.00%) JNCIA
10 16 (50.00%) JNCIE
10 16 (50.00%) HP ASE
10 16 (50.00%) HP MASE
10 16 (50.00%) CCSA
10 16 (50.00%) CCIP
10 16 (50.00%) CCDP
10 16 (50.00%) CCIE

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 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
1 3 (9.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (71.88%) Firewall
2 21 (65.63%) Wireless
3 20 (62.50%) LAN
3 20 (62.50%) WAN
4 5 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (15.63%) Network Security
5 3 (9.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (9.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (6.25%) OSPF
6 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.13%) BGP
7 1 (3.13%) DHCP
7 1 (3.13%) DNS
7 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.13%) HTTP
7 1 (3.13%) MPLS
7 1 (3.13%) SSL
7 1 (3.13%) VPN
7 1 (3.13%) X.509
General
1 13 (40.63%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (65.63%) Network Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) IP Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Messaging Specialist
3 3 (9.38%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Security Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Communications Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Project Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Security Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 13 (40.63%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) PKI
3 1 (3.13%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
1 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.13%) Windows NT
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) ITIL
1 19 (59.38%) Service Management
2 18 (56.25%) ITSM
3 16 (50.00%) Network Design
4 3 (9.38%) Change Management
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL V3
4 3 (9.38%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.13%) DNA
6 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.13%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
1 3 (9.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (65.63%) Security Cleared
2 20 (62.50%) CCNP
2 20 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 16 (50.00%) CCDP
3 16 (50.00%) CCIE
3 16 (50.00%) CCIP
3 16 (50.00%) CCSA
3 16 (50.00%) CCSE
3 16 (50.00%) HP ASE
3 16 (50.00%) HP MASE
3 16 (50.00%) JNCIA
3 16 (50.00%) JNCIE
4 13 (40.63%) Degree
5 3 (9.38%) MCP
5 3 (9.38%) MCSE
5 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) CCA
7 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (3.13%) ISA Server
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.13%) XenApp
3 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (53.13%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.13%) AppDNA
2 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) F5
2 24 (75.00%) Cisco
3 22 (68.75%) Aruba
3 22 (68.75%) CheckPoint
3 22 (68.75%) HP
4 20 (62.50%) Juniper
4 20 (62.50%) Riverbed
5 17 (53.13%) Fortinet
6 5 (15.63%) Palo Alto
7 4 (12.50%) Citrix
7 4 (12.50%) VMware
8 3 (9.38%) ServiceNow
9 2 (6.25%) Blue Coat
9 2 (6.25%) Tufin
10 1 (3.13%) Clearswift
10 1 (3.13%) FireEye
10 1 (3.13%) Forcepoint
10 1 (3.13%) Intel Security
10 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
10 1 (3.13%) TippingPoint