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 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
England / East of England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 114 -
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 0 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England - 0.44% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.93% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £495 -
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 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 469 375 606
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 20.38% 15.04% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 216 320
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 30 63
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +70.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £52.50
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 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP in the East of England.

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

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

1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (100.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (25.00%) DMVPN
4 1 (25.00%) AppDNA
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) GPG13
4 1 (25.00%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) CCSE
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (25.00%) Infoblox
4 1 (25.00%) Imperva
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps

BIG-IP
Co-occurring 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 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
4 1 (25.00%) ATM
4 1 (25.00%) BGP
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) DMVPN
4 1 (25.00%) NetScreen
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) OSPF
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Check Point Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (50.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps
1 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (25.00%) Line Management
1 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (25.00%) Protective Monitoring
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCIE
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) CCSE
2 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
1 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) AppSense
4 1 (25.00%) Imperva
4 1 (25.00%) Infoblox
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (25.00%) VMware