The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 25 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 523 508 528
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +20
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 119 125 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 1.55% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 80 64
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £312 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £459 £320 £388
% change year-on-year
+43.35% -17.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8583 8083 7308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.18% 14.43% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5212 4558 3902
Median daily rate £390 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 478 409
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.27% +23.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 UK

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BIG-IP within the UK.

BIG-IP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

BIG-IP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

BIG-IP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BIG-IP within the UK.

BIG-IP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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
England 0 116 £450 +5.88% 15
London -29 35 £450 - 7
West Midlands -7 22 £371 +19.27% 1
North East - 14 £500 -
Telford -25 13 £371 +19.75% 1
Shropshire -27 13 £371 +19.27% 1
South East +9 11 £500 +9.89% 3
East of England - 11 £495 - 1
Hertfordshire - 11 £495 -
South West +11 8 £500 +108.33%
Berkshire 0 8 £525 +90.90%
Manchester -3 8 £325 -
North West -4 8 £325 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £500 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £500 -
City of London +10 6 £500 +8.10%
Yorkshire +2 6 £443 +3.02% 2
Edinburgh -9 6 £325 -
Scotland -14 6 £325 -
Durham - 6 £350 -
West Yorkshire -4 5 £443 +3.02% 2
Birmingham -5 5 - -
Bournemouth - 5 £500 -
Reading - 5 £525 -
Dorset - 5 £500 -
Halifax -1 4 £443 +3.02%
Croydon - 4 £471 -
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £475 -
Surbiton - 4 £475 -
West Sussex - 3 £475 -

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 166 (92.22%) F5
2 130 (72.22%) Cisco
3 121 (67.22%) Firewall
4 100 (55.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 78 (43.33%) CheckPoint
6 69 (38.33%) DNS
7 56 (31.11%) Cisco ASA
8 54 (30.00%) Load Balancing
8 54 (30.00%) BGP
9 51 (28.33%) Cisco Certification
10 47 (26.11%) CCNP
10 47 (26.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 41 (22.78%) Juniper
11 41 (22.78%) WAN
11 41 (22.78%) ITIL
12 39 (21.67%) TCP/IP
12 39 (21.67%) OSPF
12 39 (21.67%) Blue Coat
12 39 (21.67%) Data Centre
13 38 (21.11%) Linux
14 36 (20.00%) SSL
15 34 (18.89%) Unix
16 33 (18.33%) VPN
16 33 (18.33%) LAN
17 31 (17.22%) Network Security
18 29 (16.11%) Finance
19 28 (15.56%) MPLS
20 27 (15.00%) HTTP
21 26 (14.44%) Windows
21 26 (14.44%) ITIL V3

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills 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 13 (7.22%) Tomcat
1 13 (7.22%) WebLogic
2 9 (5.00%) Apache
3 8 (4.44%) iPlanet
3 8 (4.44%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (3.33%) JBoss
4 6 (3.33%) OpenStack
4 6 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (2.22%) MQSeries
6 3 (1.67%) Zimbra
7 2 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.11%) IIS
7 2 (1.11%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.11%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.11%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.22%) PaaS
5 2 (1.11%) Yammer
6 1 (0.56%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.56%) IaaS
6 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 121 (67.22%) Firewall
2 100 (55.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 69 (38.33%) DNS
4 56 (31.11%) Cisco ASA
5 54 (30.00%) BGP
6 47 (26.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 41 (22.78%) WAN
8 39 (21.67%) OSPF
8 39 (21.67%) TCP/IP
9 36 (20.00%) SSL
10 33 (18.33%) LAN
10 33 (18.33%) VPN
11 31 (17.22%) Network Security
12 28 (15.56%) MPLS
13 27 (15.00%) HTTP
14 24 (13.33%) Wireless
15 23 (12.78%) DHCP
16 22 (12.22%) Cisco Nexus
16 22 (12.22%) SAN
16 22 (12.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.22%) Oracle Database
2 8 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.33%) MySQL
3 6 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.78%) Oracle Exadata
5 4 (2.22%) DB2
6 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.33%) Git (software)
1 6 (3.33%) git-flow
1 6 (3.33%) Jenkins
1 6 (3.33%) JIRA
2 1 (0.56%) Maven
2 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (16.11%) Finance
2 8 (4.44%) Banking
3 5 (2.78%) Retail
4 4 (2.22%) Games
4 4 (2.22%) Law
4 4 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.67%) Legal
6 2 (1.11%) Back Office
6 2 (1.11%) Billing
6 2 (1.11%) Publishing
7 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (37.78%) Network Engineer
2 24 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 21 (11.67%) Security Engineer
4 17 (9.44%) Cisco Engineer
5 16 (8.89%) Administrator
5 16 (8.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 13 (7.22%) Consultant
7 12 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
8 11 (6.11%) Network Specialist
9 10 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.44%) IP Engineer
11 7 (3.89%) Analyst
11 7 (3.89%) Architect
11 7 (3.89%) IP Security Engineer
11 7 (3.89%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 7 (3.89%) Senior Security Engineer
12 6 (3.33%) Design Engineer
12 6 (3.33%) Network Consultant
12 6 (3.33%) Network Design Engineer
12 6 (3.33%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.67%) CSS
2 8 (4.44%) JSP
2 8 (4.44%) Middleware
2 8 (4.44%) Web Services
3 7 (3.89%) J2EE
4 6 (3.33%) SAML
5 5 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (2.78%) SOAP
6 4 (2.22%) REST
7 2 (1.11%) .NET
7 2 (1.11%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.56%) Ajax
8 1 (0.56%) EJB
8 1 (0.56%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.56%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.56%) MAPI
8 1 (0.56%) RSS
8 1 (0.56%) XML
8 1 (0.56%) XSLT
8 1 (0.56%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 39 (21.67%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 10 (5.56%) Private Cloud
4 9 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.00%) User Experience
5 7 (3.89%) Algorithms
6 6 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.33%) Visualisation
7 5 (2.78%) Clustering
8 4 (2.22%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.67%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.11%) Grid Computing
10 2 (1.11%) HP Storage
10 2 (1.11%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (1.11%) PKI
11 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.56%) DataPower
11 1 (0.56%) iPhone
11 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (21.11%) Linux
2 34 (18.89%) Unix
3 26 (14.44%) Windows
4 18 (10.00%) Solaris
5 9 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 9 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.44%) AIX
6 8 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.11%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.56%) Android
8 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.56%) VMS
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (30.00%) Load Balancing
2 41 (22.78%) ITIL
3 26 (14.44%) ITIL V3
4 21 (11.67%) Network Monitoring
5 20 (11.11%) High Availability
5 20 (11.11%) Migration
6 15 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 14 (7.78%) Performance Management
7 14 (7.78%) Project Management
8 13 (7.22%) Network Management
9 12 (6.67%) Configuration Management
10 11 (6.11%) DDoS Mitigation
10 11 (6.11%) Network Architecture
11 10 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (4.44%) Change Management
12 8 (4.44%) E-Commerce
12 8 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
12 8 (4.44%) Network Design
12 8 (4.44%) Six Sigma
13 7 (3.89%) Deep Packet Inspection
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.89%) Java
2 8 (4.44%) Perl
3 7 (3.89%) Python
4 4 (2.22%) Tcl
5 1 (0.56%) AWK
5 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.56%) PHP
5 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 51 (28.33%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (26.11%) CCNP
3 19 (10.56%) CCIE
4 14 (7.78%) Degree
5 13 (7.22%) CCSA
6 12 (6.67%) CCSE
6 12 (6.67%) Security Cleared
7 10 (5.56%) CCNA
8 9 (5.00%) SC Cleared
9 7 (3.89%) CISSP
10 4 (2.22%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.11%) CCDP
11 2 (1.11%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (1.11%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.56%) CCSP
12 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.56%) OSCP
12 1 (0.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.11%) SLA
2 8 (4.44%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (7.78%) ProxySG
3 11 (6.11%) Active Directory
4 8 (4.44%) Firmware
5 6 (3.33%) Docker
5 6 (3.33%) NFS
5 6 (3.33%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.67%) Snort
6 3 (1.67%) Squid
7 2 (1.11%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.11%) XenApp
8 1 (0.56%) ACF2
8 1 (0.56%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.56%) RACF
8 1 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (7.22%) FortiGate
1 13 (7.22%) Puppet
2 12 (6.67%) Nagios
3 10 (5.56%) OPNET
4 8 (4.44%) EMC NetWorker
4 8 (4.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 7 (3.89%) Cacti
6 6 (3.33%) CFEngine
6 6 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (3.33%) logstash
6 6 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.33%) SolarWinds Orion
6 6 (3.33%) ZABBIX
7 5 (2.78%) Control-M
7 5 (2.78%) MIMEsweeper
7 5 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (2.78%) Oracle Identity Management
7 5 (2.78%) SCCM
8 4 (2.22%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 166 (92.22%) F5
2 130 (72.22%) Cisco
3 78 (43.33%) CheckPoint
4 41 (22.78%) Juniper
5 39 (21.67%) Blue Coat
6 25 (13.89%) Fortinet
7 21 (11.67%) Nokia
8 19 (10.56%) Oracle
9 18 (10.00%) SolarWinds
9 18 (10.00%) VMware
10 15 (8.33%) BMC
10 15 (8.33%) Red Hat
10 15 (8.33%) Riverbed
11 14 (7.78%) Citrix
12 13 (7.22%) BEA
13 10 (5.56%) Palo Alto
14 9 (5.00%) HP
15 8 (4.44%) Sun
16 7 (3.89%) CA
16 7 (3.89%) Symantec
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