The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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
England / East of England
Rank 123 118 123
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5  
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 4 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.18% 0.33% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.03% 2.27% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Median daily rate £450 £488 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +25.80%  
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 the East of England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 387 353 388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.83% 14.37% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 196 187
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £263 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 63
Median hourly rate £22.85 £43.75 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.77% +84.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £42.50
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 the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

BIG-IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BIG-IP in the East of England

BIG-IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BIG-IP in the East of England

BIG-IP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England 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
Hertfordshire 0 3 £475 -2.56%
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £425 -
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

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 East of England region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 15 (93.75%) CheckPoint
1 15 (93.75%) F5
1 15 (93.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 14 (87.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 14 (87.50%) DNS
2 14 (87.50%) Cisco
3 11 (68.75%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (68.75%) Blue Coat
4 10 (62.50%) MPLS
5 8 (50.00%) Banking
6 4 (25.00%) Network Security
6 4 (25.00%) Law
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (18.75%) CCIE
7 3 (18.75%) ATM
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
8 2 (12.50%) Citrix
8 2 (12.50%) Firewall
8 2 (12.50%) Thin Client
8 2 (12.50%) Retail
8 2 (12.50%) Fat Client
9 1 (6.25%) DMVPN
9 1 (6.25%) AppDNA
9 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (6.25%) GPG13
9 1 (6.25%) Protective Monitoring
9 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
9 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
9 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 15 (93.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 14 (87.50%) DNS
2 14 (87.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 11 (68.75%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (62.50%) MPLS
5 4 (25.00%) Network Security
6 3 (18.75%) ATM
7 2 (12.50%) Firewall
8 1 (6.25%) BGP
8 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (6.25%) DHCP
8 1 (6.25%) DMVPN
8 1 (6.25%) LAN
8 1 (6.25%) NetScreen
8 1 (6.25%) OSPF
8 1 (6.25%) WAN
General
1 8 (50.00%) Banking
2 4 (25.00%) Law
3 3 (18.75%) Finance
4 2 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Network Specialist
3 4 (25.00%) Check Point Specialist
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco Specialist
3 4 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (18.75%) Blue Coat Specialist
5 2 (12.50%) Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Network Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Network Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Network Security Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Security Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Security Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 2 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.25%) DevOps
1 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
1 1 (6.25%) Line Management
1 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
1 1 (6.25%) Protective Monitoring
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CCIE
3 1 (6.25%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) CCSE
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) XenApp
1 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) CheckPoint
1 15 (93.75%) F5
2 14 (87.50%) Cisco
3 11 (68.75%) Blue Coat
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) AppSense
5 1 (6.25%) Imperva
5 1 (6.25%) Infoblox
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto
5 1 (6.25%) VMware