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 18 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
UK
Rank 520 559 506
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -53
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 80 59 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.16% 0.80% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 35 67
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £371 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £514 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £401 £410
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -2.31%
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 across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6869 7404 7386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.32% 14.56% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4162 4306 4176
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 373 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.66 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.22% +21.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.92 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 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
England +32 66 £450 +5.88% 6
London -1 20 £500 +7.52% 3
South East +25 15 £438 +9.37% 2
North East - 14 £340 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 14 £340 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £340 - 1
Scotland - 14 £325 - 2
Hampshire +17 9 £410 +2.37% 1
East of England +8 9 £473 -3.07%
Hertfordshire +4 9 £473 -3.07%
City of London -9 8 £523 +36.15% 2
Edinburgh - 8 £375 - 1
East Midlands +8 6 £491 +40.35%
Nottingham - 6 £491 -
Nottinghamshire - 6 £491 -
Hook - 6 £415 - 1
Renfrewshire - 5 £325 - 1
Welwyn Garden City -10 3 £450 -9.09%
Erskine - 3 £325 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £463 -
Welwyn - 2 - -
Telford - 2 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £463 -
West Midlands - 2 £450 -
Shropshire - 2 £450 -
West Yorkshire +15 1 £475 -20.83%
South West +11 1 £390 -
Yorkshire +6 1 £475 +7.34%
Berkshire +4 1 £450 +12.50%
Docklands, London - 1 £600 -

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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 with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 150 (92.02%) F5
2 126 (77.30%) Cisco
3 98 (60.12%) Firewall
4 87 (53.37%) CheckPoint
5 61 (37.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 60 (36.81%) Wireless
7 56 (34.36%) Cisco Certification
7 56 (34.36%) Juniper
8 55 (33.74%) DNS
9 54 (33.13%) WAN
10 53 (32.52%) LAN
11 52 (31.90%) CCNP
12 50 (30.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 48 (29.45%) ITIL
14 44 (26.99%) Cisco ASA
15 43 (26.38%) Riverbed
16 42 (25.77%) Aruba
17 41 (25.15%) Unix
17 41 (25.15%) Linux
18 39 (23.93%) HP
18 39 (23.93%) Security Cleared
19 38 (23.31%) CCIE
20 36 (22.09%) Blue Coat
21 35 (21.47%) Fortinet
21 35 (21.47%) Windows
21 35 (21.47%) SC Cleared
22 34 (20.86%) Load Balancing
23 33 (20.25%) TCP/IP
24 31 (19.02%) Network Design
24 31 (19.02%) Network Security

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 19 (11.66%) WebLogic
2 15 (9.20%) iPlanet
3 7 (4.29%) IIS
4 6 (3.68%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.07%) Apache
6 4 (2.45%) JBoss
6 4 (2.45%) MQSeries
6 4 (2.45%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.84%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.84%) MS Project
1 3 (1.84%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 98 (60.12%) Firewall
2 61 (37.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 60 (36.81%) Wireless
4 55 (33.74%) DNS
5 54 (33.13%) WAN
6 53 (32.52%) LAN
7 50 (30.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 44 (26.99%) Cisco ASA
9 33 (20.25%) TCP/IP
10 31 (19.02%) Network Security
11 24 (14.72%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (13.50%) MPLS
13 21 (12.88%) OSPF
14 20 (12.27%) BGP
15 19 (11.66%) DHCP
16 13 (7.98%) SAN
16 13 (7.98%) SSL
17 12 (7.36%) VoIP
18 11 (6.75%) HTTP
18 11 (6.75%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.66%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.07%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.84%) DB2
4 2 (1.23%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Introscope
2 2 (1.23%) JMeter
2 2 (1.23%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.61%) MSI
3 1 (0.61%) Subversion
3 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (17.79%) Finance
2 26 (15.95%) Banking
3 18 (11.04%) Telecoms
4 14 (8.59%) Law
5 4 (2.45%) Retail
6 3 (1.84%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.84%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Advertising
7 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (43.56%) Network Engineer
2 20 (12.27%) Consultant
3 16 (9.82%) Network Security Engineer
3 16 (9.82%) Security Engineer
4 14 (8.59%) Architect
4 14 (8.59%) Cisco Engineer
5 12 (7.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 12 (7.36%) Senior Network Engineer
6 11 (6.75%) Network Consultant
7 9 (5.52%) Security Consultant
8 8 (4.91%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (4.91%) Network Security Consultant
8 8 (4.91%) Network Specialist
9 7 (4.29%) Administrator
9 7 (4.29%) Firewall Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Technical Consultant
11 5 (3.07%) Network Support
11 5 (3.07%) Network Support Engineer
11 5 (3.07%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.20%) J2EE
2 12 (7.36%) JSP
3 8 (4.91%) CSS
4 7 (4.29%) Middleware
5 4 (2.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 3 (1.84%) 802.1X
6 3 (1.84%) Web Services
7 2 (1.23%) .NET
7 2 (1.23%) Java EE
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.23%) WCF
7 2 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.23%) XMPP
8 1 (0.61%) CGI
8 1 (0.61%) Embperl
8 1 (0.61%) FastCGI
8 1 (0.61%) LAMP
8 1 (0.61%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.79%) Data Centre
2 21 (12.88%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.07%) Clustering
3 5 (3.07%) HP Storage
3 5 (3.07%) HP StoreVirtual
3 5 (3.07%) IVR
3 5 (3.07%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.84%) Grid Computing
5 3 (1.84%) RSA SecurID
5 3 (1.84%) User Experience
5 3 (1.84%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.23%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.23%) Replication
6 2 (1.23%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.23%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.61%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 41 (25.15%) Linux
1 41 (25.15%) Unix
2 35 (21.47%) Windows
3 26 (15.95%) Solaris
4 18 (11.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (10.43%) AIX
6 2 (1.23%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.61%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (29.45%) ITIL
2 34 (20.86%) Load Balancing
3 31 (19.02%) Network Design
4 29 (17.79%) Project Management
5 28 (17.18%) Service Management
6 20 (12.27%) ITSM
7 18 (11.04%) Kalman Filter
8 17 (10.43%) ITIL V3
9 14 (8.59%) Six Sigma
10 9 (5.52%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (5.52%) Network Architecture
10 9 (5.52%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (4.91%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (4.91%) QMS
12 7 (4.29%) E-Commerce
13 6 (3.68%) Change Management
13 6 (3.68%) Configuration Management
13 6 (3.68%) Performance Monitoring
13 6 (3.68%) Problem Management
13 6 (3.68%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.11%) Java
2 6 (3.68%) Python
2 6 (3.68%) SQL
3 4 (2.45%) Perl
4 3 (1.84%) C
4 3 (1.84%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.61%) C++
6 1 (0.61%) Go
6 1 (0.61%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 56 (34.36%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (31.90%) CCNP
3 39 (23.93%) Security Cleared
4 38 (23.31%) CCIE
5 35 (21.47%) SC Cleared
6 29 (17.79%) CCSA
7 25 (15.34%) Degree
8 24 (14.72%) JNCIA
9 21 (12.88%) CCSE
10 19 (11.66%) CCDP
10 19 (11.66%) CCIP
10 19 (11.66%) HP ASE
10 19 (11.66%) HP MASE
10 19 (11.66%) JNCIE
11 6 (3.68%) CCNA
12 2 (1.23%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.23%) PMP
13 1 (0.61%) CCA
13 1 (0.61%) CCSP
13 1 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.98%) SLA
2 12 (7.36%) JSP 440
2 12 (7.36%) PCI DSS
3 11 (6.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (15.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.29%) XenApp
2 7 (4.29%) XenDesktop
3 6 (3.68%) Firmware
4 5 (3.07%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (2.45%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.45%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.84%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.84%) XenServer
7 2 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.61%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.61%) vCloud
8 1 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 22 (13.50%) FortiGate
2 16 (9.82%) EMC NetWorker
2 16 (9.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (3.68%) NetBackup
3 6 (3.68%) OPNET
4 5 (3.07%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (3.07%) OpenView
4 5 (3.07%) SCCM
5 4 (2.45%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (2.45%) Puppet
6 3 (1.84%) BladeLogic
6 3 (1.84%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.84%) Control-M
6 3 (1.84%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (1.84%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (1.84%) MIMEsweeper
6 3 (1.84%) Nagios
6 3 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.84%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 150 (92.02%) F5
2 126 (77.30%) Cisco
3 87 (53.37%) CheckPoint
4 56 (34.36%) Juniper
5 43 (26.38%) Riverbed
6 42 (25.77%) Aruba
7 39 (23.93%) HP
8 36 (22.09%) Blue Coat
9 35 (21.47%) Fortinet
10 29 (17.79%) VMware
11 24 (14.72%) Sun
12 23 (14.11%) Oracle
13 20 (12.27%) SolarWinds
14 18 (11.04%) Red Hat
15 17 (10.43%) BEA
15 17 (10.43%) Palo Alto
16 13 (7.98%) Citrix
17 12 (7.36%) Tufin
18 11 (6.75%) FireEye
18 11 (6.75%) TippingPoint
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