Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for BIG-IP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BIG-IP over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

F5 Networks BIG-IP
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 162 181
Rank change year-on-year -4 +19 -2
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 3 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.073% 0.40% 0.060%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 1.72% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 3
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £475 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +65.22% -8.00%
South East median daily rate £410 £468 £453
% change year-on-year -12.30% +3.31% +37.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

BIG-IP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 769 988 1079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.72% 22.98% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 493 533
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £234 £255 £213
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 55 58
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -37.39% +64.29%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.35 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.40 £55.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +25.10%

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing BIG-IP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for BIG-IP in Berkshire

BIG-IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BIG-IP in Berkshire

BIG-IP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +11 2 - - 1
Bracknell -6 1 £425 -10.53%
BIG-IP
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 3 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) Use Case
3 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (33.33%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CCIE
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) Dell

BIG-IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (33.33%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IP Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IP Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Compliance Management
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCIE
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) CCSA
1 1 (33.33%) CCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
1 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
1 1 (33.33%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) AppSense
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Radware
3 1 (33.33%) ThinPrint
3 1 (33.33%) Wyse