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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
South East / Berkshire
Rank 100 119 128
Rank change year-on-year +19 +9  
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 1 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.054% 0.28% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 1.13% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £425 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £459 £401
% change year-on-year -10.62% +14.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 366 621 766
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.77% 25.23% 26.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 290 334
Median daily rate £420 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.86% +20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £253 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.36% +52.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £22.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing BIG-IP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly 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 3 months to 25 March 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
Slough - 1 £425 -
BIG-IP
South East

BIG-IP
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 5 (100.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (40.00%) Aruba
4 2 (40.00%) OSPF
4 2 (40.00%) BGP
4 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (20.00%) Retail
5 1 (20.00%) CCNP
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Juniper
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) HTTP
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) SSL
5 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (20.00%) MPLS

BIG-IP
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (40.00%) OSPF
3 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) SSL
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) F5
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (40.00%) Aruba
4 1 (20.00%) Juniper