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 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 111 113
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 0 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - 0.34% 0.081%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.47% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £525 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +90.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £459 £320
% change year-on-year -1.90% +43.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.85 - £35.00

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 363 543 603
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 20.04% 23.35% 24.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 248 240
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 31
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.89% -59.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BIG-IP in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) F5