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 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
UK
Rank 510 571 504
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -67
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 85 57 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.25% 0.75% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 37 84
Median daily rate £410 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £395 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £524 £512
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 across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6821 7588 7801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.03% 14.58% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4255 4486 4294
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 314 451
Median hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.70 £50.00 £43.45
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

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 23 February 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 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
England +51 70 £420 -10.40% 10
South East +32 24 £410 +2.50% 2
Hampshire +25 19 £409 +2.25%
London +4 18 £420 -16.00% 7
Scotland - 16 £325 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 15 £330 -
North East - 15 £330 -
Tyne and Wear - 15 £330 -
Hook - 11 £415 -
Renfrewshire - 8 £325 -
Edinburgh - 8 £375 -
East of England +7 7 £450 -7.69%
East Midlands +7 6 £491 +40.35%
Hertfordshire +5 6 £473 -3.07%
Nottinghamshire - 6 £491 -
Nottingham - 6 £491 -
Erskine - 6 £325 -
City of London -5 4 £425 +15.64% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £500 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £500 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £450 -
Croydon - 2 £431 -
Shropshire +28 1 - -
Telford +26 1 - -
West Yorkshire +15 1 £475 -5.00%
South West +11 1 £390 -
Yorkshire +7 1 £475 -
West Midlands +6 1 - - 1
Docklands, London -1 1 £600 +14.28%
Colchester - 1 £425 -

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 141 (92.16%) F5
2 123 (80.39%) Cisco
3 96 (62.75%) CheckPoint
4 90 (58.82%) Firewall
5 73 (47.71%) Cisco Certification
6 70 (45.75%) Wireless
7 69 (45.10%) CCNP
8 65 (42.48%) WAN
9 62 (40.52%) LAN
10 58 (37.91%) Juniper
11 54 (35.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 53 (34.64%) HP
13 52 (33.99%) DNS
14 50 (32.68%) Aruba
15 48 (31.37%) Security Cleared
15 48 (31.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 47 (30.72%) CCIE
16 47 (30.72%) ITIL
17 46 (30.07%) Cisco ASA
17 46 (30.07%) Riverbed
18 44 (28.76%) SC Cleared
19 42 (27.45%) Fortinet
20 40 (26.14%) CCSA
21 39 (25.49%) Network Design
22 37 (24.18%) Blue Coat
23 36 (23.53%) Service Management
23 36 (23.53%) Network Security
24 35 (22.88%) CCSE
25 34 (22.22%) JNCIA
26 33 (21.57%) FortiGate

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 11 (7.19%) WebLogic
2 7 (4.58%) iPlanet
3 6 (3.92%) IIS
4 5 (3.27%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.96%) Apache
5 3 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.96%) JBoss
5 3 (1.96%) MQSeries
5 3 (1.96%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.96%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.31%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.31%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS Office
2 1 (0.65%) MS Project
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 90 (58.82%) Firewall
2 70 (45.75%) Wireless
3 65 (42.48%) WAN
4 62 (40.52%) LAN
5 54 (35.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 52 (33.99%) DNS
7 48 (31.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 46 (30.07%) Cisco ASA
9 36 (23.53%) Network Security
10 24 (15.69%) MPLS
11 21 (13.73%) TCP/IP
12 20 (13.07%) OSPF
13 18 (11.76%) BGP
13 18 (11.76%) DHCP
14 13 (8.50%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (6.54%) Cisco IOS
15 10 (6.54%) SSL
15 10 (6.54%) VoIP
16 9 (5.88%) IPsec
17 8 (5.23%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.27%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.31%) DB2
3 2 (1.31%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.96%) Introscope
2 2 (1.31%) JMeter
2 2 (1.31%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.65%) MSI
3 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (16.99%) Telecoms
2 25 (16.34%) Finance
3 21 (13.73%) Banking
4 15 (9.80%) Law
5 4 (2.61%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.61%) Legal
5 4 (2.61%) Retail
6 1 (0.65%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (52.29%) Network Engineer
2 18 (11.76%) Consultant
2 18 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
2 18 (11.76%) Security Engineer
3 14 (9.15%) Senior Network Engineer
4 13 (8.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 12 (7.84%) Network Consultant
5 12 (7.84%) Security Consultant
6 11 (7.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 11 (7.19%) Network Security Consultant
6 11 (7.19%) Network Specialist
7 10 (6.54%) Architect
8 7 (4.58%) Firewall Engineer
8 7 (4.58%) Senior Consultant
8 7 (4.58%) Senior Network Consultant
8 7 (4.58%) Senior Network Security Consultant
8 7 (4.58%) Senior Security Consultant
9 6 (3.92%) Administrator
9 6 (3.92%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (3.92%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.58%) J2EE
2 6 (3.92%) JSP
2 6 (3.92%) Middleware
3 4 (2.61%) CSS
4 3 (1.96%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.31%) .NET
5 2 (1.31%) Java EE
5 2 (1.31%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.31%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (1.31%) WCF
5 2 (1.31%) Web Services
5 2 (1.31%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.31%) XMPP
6 1 (0.65%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.92%) Data Centre
2 27 (17.65%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.61%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.61%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.61%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.96%) Clustering
5 3 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.96%) HP Storage
5 3 (1.96%) HP StoreVirtual
5 3 (1.96%) IVR
5 3 (1.96%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (1.31%) Grid Computing
6 2 (1.31%) Replication
6 2 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.31%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.65%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.65%) PKI
7 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (20.26%) Linux
2 28 (18.30%) Unix
3 26 (16.99%) Windows
4 13 (8.50%) Solaris
5 11 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.58%) AIX
7 4 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.31%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.65%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (30.72%) ITIL
2 39 (25.49%) Network Design
3 36 (23.53%) Service Management
4 31 (20.26%) ITSM
5 22 (14.38%) Load Balancing
6 16 (10.46%) Project Management
7 14 (9.15%) ITIL V3
8 10 (6.54%) E-Commerce
9 8 (5.23%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (4.58%) Problem Management
10 7 (4.58%) Six Sigma
11 6 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (3.92%) Mentoring
11 6 (3.92%) Service Delivery
12 5 (3.27%) Change Management
13 4 (2.61%) Enterprise Architecture
13 4 (2.61%) Network Architecture
13 4 (2.61%) Network Monitoring
13 4 (2.61%) QMS
13 4 (2.61%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.50%) Java
2 9 (5.88%) SQL
3 6 (3.92%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.27%) Python
5 2 (1.31%) C
5 2 (1.31%) Perl
5 2 (1.31%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.65%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 73 (47.71%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (45.10%) CCNP
3 48 (31.37%) Security Cleared
4 47 (30.72%) CCIE
5 44 (28.76%) SC Cleared
6 40 (26.14%) CCSA
7 35 (22.88%) CCSE
8 34 (22.22%) JNCIA
9 31 (20.26%) Degree
10 29 (18.95%) CCDP
10 29 (18.95%) CCIP
10 29 (18.95%) HP ASE
10 29 (18.95%) HP MASE
10 29 (18.95%) JNCIE
11 7 (4.58%) CCNA
12 3 (1.96%) CCSP
12 3 (1.96%) MCP
12 3 (1.96%) MCSE
12 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.31%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.23%) PCI DSS
2 7 (4.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.92%) JSP 440
3 6 (3.92%) SLA
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 24 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.58%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.92%) VMware Workstation
4 5 (3.27%) XenApp
4 5 (3.27%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.61%) Firmware
6 3 (1.96%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.96%) vCloud
6 3 (1.96%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.96%) XenServer
7 2 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.31%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 33 (21.57%) FortiGate
2 7 (4.58%) EMC NetWorker
2 7 (4.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (3.27%) SCCM
4 4 (2.61%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.96%) BladeLogic
5 3 (1.96%) Cacti
5 3 (1.96%) Control-M
5 3 (1.96%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (1.96%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (1.96%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (1.96%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (1.96%) Nagios
5 3 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.96%) OpenView
5 3 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (1.96%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (1.96%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.31%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 141 (92.16%) F5
2 123 (80.39%) Cisco
3 96 (62.75%) CheckPoint
4 58 (37.91%) Juniper
5 53 (34.64%) HP
6 50 (32.68%) Aruba
7 46 (30.07%) Riverbed
8 42 (27.45%) Fortinet
9 37 (24.18%) Blue Coat
10 24 (15.69%) VMware
11 20 (13.07%) Citrix
12 14 (9.15%) Palo Alto
13 13 (8.50%) Oracle
14 12 (7.84%) Sun
15 11 (7.19%) SolarWinds
16 9 (5.88%) BEA
17 8 (5.23%) FireEye
17 8 (5.23%) Tufin
18 7 (4.58%) Red Hat
18 7 (4.58%) Symantec
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