The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 30 April 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
UK / England
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 517 551 515
Rank change year-on-year +34 -36  
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 65 86 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.10% 1.11% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 47 61
Median daily rate £460 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.15% +18.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £392 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £510 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £485 £400
% change year-on-year -2.06% +21.17%  
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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5889 7721 7640
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.77% 15.02% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3569 4767 4223
Median daily rate £407 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £340
% change year-on-year +6.45% +7.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 295 416
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -4.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

BIG-IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BIG-IP in England

BIG-IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BIG-IP in England over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BIG-IP in England

BIG-IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BIG-IP in England

BIG-IP
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
South East +37 28 £500 +5.26% 2
London +26 25 £410 -8.88% 4
North East +17 5 £475 -5.00%
West Midlands +18 3 £438 +15.13% 1
East of England -14 2 £425 -13.39%
North West +36 1 - -
South West -2 1 £135 -73.00% 2
BIG-IP
UK

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 England region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 125 (93.28%) F5
2 102 (76.12%) Cisco
3 87 (64.93%) Firewall
4 75 (55.97%) CheckPoint
5 69 (51.49%) Wireless
6 62 (46.27%) Cisco Certification
7 61 (45.52%) Juniper
8 60 (44.78%) WAN
9 58 (43.28%) LAN
10 57 (42.54%) CCNP
11 55 (41.04%) Security Cleared
12 51 (38.06%) HP
13 49 (36.57%) ITIL
14 48 (35.82%) Riverbed
15 46 (34.33%) Aruba
15 46 (34.33%) CCIE
16 42 (31.34%) Service Management
17 41 (30.60%) Fortinet
17 41 (30.60%) Cisco ASA
18 40 (29.85%) Network Design
18 40 (29.85%) CCSA
19 39 (29.10%) CCSE
19 39 (29.10%) SC Cleared
20 38 (28.36%) FortiGate
20 38 (28.36%) JNCIA
21 37 (27.61%) ITSM
22 36 (26.87%) CCDP
23 35 (26.12%) CCIP
23 35 (26.12%) Telecoms
23 35 (26.12%) JNCIE

BIG-IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.97%) WebLogic
2 6 (4.48%) iPlanet
3 5 (3.73%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.99%) IIS
4 4 (2.99%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.24%) MQSeries
5 3 (2.24%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.49%) JBoss
6 2 (1.49%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.75%) Apache
7 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 87 (64.93%) Firewall
2 69 (51.49%) Wireless
3 60 (44.78%) WAN
4 58 (43.28%) LAN
5 41 (30.60%) Cisco ASA
6 31 (23.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 28 (20.90%) Network Security
8 26 (19.40%) DNS
8 26 (19.40%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 25 (18.66%) Cisco Nexus
10 17 (12.69%) DHCP
11 16 (11.94%) MPLS
12 14 (10.45%) TCP/IP
13 12 (8.96%) OSPF
14 11 (8.21%) BGP
14 11 (8.21%) IPsec
14 11 (8.21%) SSL
15 10 (7.46%) VPN
15 10 (7.46%) WAAS
16 9 (6.72%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.97%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.73%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.49%) DB2
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.75%) MySQL
5 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (2.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.75%) MSI
2 1 (0.75%) Subversion
2 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (26.12%) Telecoms
2 23 (17.16%) Finance
3 9 (6.72%) Banking
4 5 (3.73%) Law
4 5 (3.73%) Legal
5 4 (2.99%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.49%) Retail
6 2 (1.49%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Advertising
7 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (48.51%) Network Engineer
2 22 (16.42%) Architect
2 22 (16.42%) Consultant
3 14 (10.45%) Network Security Engineer
3 14 (10.45%) Security Engineer
4 13 (9.70%) Network Consultant
4 13 (9.70%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (7.46%) Enterprise Architect
6 9 (6.72%) Network Specialist
7 7 (5.22%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (5.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (5.22%) Network Architect
7 7 (5.22%) Security Consultant
8 6 (4.48%) Network Security Consultant
8 6 (4.48%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 5 (3.73%) Network Security Specialist
9 5 (3.73%) Security Specialist
10 4 (2.99%) Firewall Engineer
10 4 (2.99%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 4 (2.99%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.48%) J2EE
2 5 (3.73%) JSP
3 3 (2.24%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.24%) CSS
4 2 (1.49%) Middleware
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 2 (1.49%) Web Services
4 2 (1.49%) XMPP
5 1 (0.75%) CGI
5 1 (0.75%) Embperl
5 1 (0.75%) FastCGI
5 1 (0.75%) Java EE
5 1 (0.75%) LAMP
5 1 (0.75%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (0.75%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 31 (23.13%) Computer Science
2 24 (17.91%) Data Centre
3 12 (8.96%) Fat Client
3 12 (8.96%) Thin Client
4 8 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.73%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.24%) Clustering
6 3 (2.24%) HP Storage
6 3 (2.24%) HP StoreVirtual
6 3 (2.24%) Replication
7 2 (1.49%) Grid Computing
7 2 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.49%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.75%) PKI
8 1 (0.75%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.75%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.93%) Unix
2 18 (13.43%) Linux
2 18 (13.43%) Windows
3 12 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (7.46%) Solaris
5 6 (4.48%) AIX
6 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.75%) SUSE
7 1 (0.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.75%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (36.57%) ITIL
2 42 (31.34%) Service Management
3 40 (29.85%) Network Design
4 37 (27.61%) ITSM
5 18 (13.43%) Project Management
6 15 (11.19%) Load Balancing
7 13 (9.70%) ITIL V3
8 10 (7.46%) DevOps
8 10 (7.46%) Protective Monitoring
9 8 (5.97%) Change Management
10 6 (4.48%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (4.48%) Service Delivery
10 6 (4.48%) Six Sigma
11 5 (3.73%) Migration
12 4 (2.99%) Customer Requirements
12 4 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (2.99%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (2.99%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 4 (2.99%) Mentoring
12 4 (2.99%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.46%) SQL
2 7 (5.22%) Java
3 5 (3.73%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.24%) Python
4 3 (2.24%) Tcl
4 3 (2.24%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.75%) C
5 1 (0.75%) Perl
5 1 (0.75%) PHP
5 1 (0.75%) Ruby
5 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (46.27%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (42.54%) CCNP
3 55 (41.04%) Security Cleared
4 46 (34.33%) CCIE
5 40 (29.85%) CCSA
6 39 (29.10%) CCSE
6 39 (29.10%) SC Cleared
7 38 (28.36%) JNCIA
8 36 (26.87%) CCDP
9 35 (26.12%) CCIP
9 35 (26.12%) JNCIE
10 34 (25.37%) HP ASE
10 34 (25.37%) HP MASE
11 33 (24.63%) Degree
12 17 (12.69%) DV Cleared
13 5 (3.73%) CCNA
14 4 (2.99%) MCP
14 4 (2.99%) MCSE
14 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (2.24%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.46%) GPG13
2 8 (5.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.97%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.22%) SLA
4 5 (3.73%) JSP 440
5 2 (1.49%) QA
6 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (14.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (8.96%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (8.96%) XenApp
2 12 (8.96%) XenDesktop
3 9 (6.72%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.73%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.99%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (2.24%) vCloud
6 3 (2.24%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.49%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.75%) Firmware
8 1 (0.75%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (28.36%) FortiGate
2 11 (8.21%) AppDNA
3 6 (4.48%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (4.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (3.73%) SCCM
5 4 (2.99%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.24%) BladeLogic
6 3 (2.24%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (2.24%) Control-M
6 3 (2.24%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (2.24%) MIMEsweeper
6 3 (2.24%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (2.24%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.49%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.49%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.49%) OpenView
7 2 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.75%) Netcool
Vendors
1 125 (93.28%) F5
2 102 (76.12%) Cisco
3 75 (55.97%) CheckPoint
4 61 (45.52%) Juniper
5 51 (38.06%) HP
6 48 (35.82%) Riverbed
7 46 (34.33%) Aruba
8 41 (30.60%) Fortinet
9 26 (19.40%) Citrix
10 24 (17.91%) Blue Coat
11 22 (16.42%) Palo Alto
12 20 (14.93%) VMware
13 17 (12.69%) Microsoft
14 10 (7.46%) AppSense
15 9 (6.72%) FireEye
15 9 (6.72%) Oracle
15 9 (6.72%) TippingPoint
15 9 (6.72%) Tufin
16 8 (5.97%) BEA
17 7 (5.22%) Symantec
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