Period
to 18 November 2018

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 6 months to 18 November 2018 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 715 737 700
Rank change year-on-year +22 -37 -44
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 133 119 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% 0.92% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 88 100
England median daily rate £455 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.00% -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £333 £267 £365
90th Percentile £650 £588 £530
UK median daily rate £455 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +6.94% -10.53% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK median hourly rate - £37.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +87.50% -

BIG-IP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,295 12,873 14,850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.13% 13.71% 15.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,434 7,920 9,065
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £189 £218
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 561 675 757
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.50 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.25 £46.23 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year +5.26% -16.79% +11.39%

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing BIG-IP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 18 November 2018.

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 6 months to 18 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +8 55 £575 +39.39% 5
South East +8 47 £428 +4.27% 6
North of England -19 14 £455 +13.63% 6
Midlands -12 9 £350 -9.09% 3
West Midlands -21 8 £350 -9.09% 3
Yorkshire -4 6 £350 -19.54% 1
East of England +13 5 £375 +1.35%
North West -14 5 £575 +475.00% 4
North East -3 3 - - 1
South West -44 3 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
BIG-IP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing BIG-IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 130 (97.74%) F5
2 93 (69.92%) Firewall
3 69 (51.88%) Cisco
4 46 (34.59%) Juniper
4 46 (34.59%) Linux
5 42 (31.58%) Network Security
6 41 (30.83%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (30.83%) Palo Alto
7 40 (30.08%) Load Balancing
8 39 (29.32%) CCNP
9 38 (28.57%) DNS
9 38 (28.57%) Unix
9 38 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
10 36 (27.07%) Ansible
10 36 (27.07%) TCP/IP
11 35 (26.32%) Apache
12 33 (24.81%) CheckPoint
12 33 (24.81%) Security Cleared
13 31 (23.31%) WAN
14 30 (22.56%) SC Cleared
15 29 (21.80%) Cisco ASA
15 29 (21.80%) Windows
15 29 (21.80%) Data Centre
16 28 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 25 (18.80%) Internet
17 25 (18.80%) Blue Coat
18 24 (18.05%) Amazon AWS
18 24 (18.05%) BGP
19 23 (17.29%) Red Hat
19 23 (17.29%) Migration

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 35 (26.32%) Apache
2 21 (15.79%) IIS
3 16 (12.03%) Tomcat
4 14 (10.53%) nginx
5 13 (9.77%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (4.51%) SharePoint
7 5 (3.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 24 (18.05%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (15.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.02%) IaaS
4 7 (5.26%) Office 365
5 4 (3.01%) Akamai
5 4 (3.01%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (69.92%) Firewall
2 42 (31.58%) Network Security
3 38 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
3 38 (28.57%) DNS
4 36 (27.07%) TCP/IP
5 31 (23.31%) WAN
6 29 (21.80%) Cisco ASA
7 28 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 25 (18.80%) Internet
9 24 (18.05%) BGP
10 23 (17.29%) SSL
11 22 (16.54%) OSPF
12 21 (15.79%) HTTP
12 21 (15.79%) LAN
13 18 (13.53%) Cisco ISE
14 16 (12.03%) Wireless
15 14 (10.53%) Intranet
15 14 (10.53%) IPsec
16 12 (9.02%) DMZ
16 12 (9.02%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.53%) MySQL
2 14 (10.53%) MariaDB
3 7 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.01%) Big Data
5 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (9.77%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.26%) Maven
3 6 (4.51%) JIRA
4 4 (3.01%) IBM UrbanCode
5 3 (2.26%) GitLab
5 3 (2.26%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.26%) Selenium
5 3 (2.26%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.50%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.50%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.75%) JUnit
7 1 (0.75%) Subversion
General
1 9 (6.77%) Banking
2 6 (4.51%) Retail Banking
3 4 (3.01%) Finance
4 3 (2.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (32.33%) Network Engineer
2 20 (15.04%) Firewall Engineer
3 17 (12.78%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (9.02%) Architect
4 12 (9.02%) Automation Engineer
4 12 (9.02%) Monitoring Engineer
5 11 (8.27%) Developer
5 11 (8.27%) Perl Developer
5 11 (8.27%) Security Engineer
6 10 (7.52%) Support Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) Network Architect
8 8 (6.02%) Network Support
8 8 (6.02%) Network Support Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.76%) Juniper Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.28%) CGI
1 15 (11.28%) LAMP
1 15 (11.28%) Ruby on Rails
2 14 (10.53%) Embperl
3 11 (8.27%) CSS
4 10 (7.52%) FastCGI
5 8 (6.02%) 802.1X
5 8 (6.02%) Java EE
6 6 (4.51%) RESTful
7 5 (3.76%) Web Services
8 4 (3.01%) .NET
8 4 (3.01%) Ajax
8 4 (3.01%) HTML
8 4 (3.01%) jQuery
8 4 (3.01%) LDAP
8 4 (3.01%) WebRTC
8 4 (3.01%) WebSockets
8 4 (3.01%) XML
9 3 (2.26%) Gherkin
9 3 (2.26%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (21.80%) Data Centre
2 14 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.77%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (6.02%) Computer Science
5 7 (5.26%) Driving Licence
5 7 (5.26%) Private Cloud
6 5 (3.76%) Public Cloud
7 4 (3.01%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.01%) Data Structures
7 4 (3.01%) PKI
7 4 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.50%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.50%) NHS
8 2 (1.50%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.75%) Clustering
9 1 (0.75%) Replication
9 1 (0.75%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.75%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 46 (34.59%) Linux
2 38 (28.57%) Unix
3 29 (21.80%) Windows
4 15 (11.28%) Solaris
4 15 (11.28%) SUSE
4 15 (11.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 8 (6.02%) Windows Server
6 6 (4.51%) Ubuntu
7 4 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (30.08%) Load Balancing
2 23 (17.29%) Migration
3 21 (15.79%) Change Management
4 19 (14.29%) DevOps
5 18 (13.53%) SDLC
6 16 (12.03%) ITIL
6 16 (12.03%) Performance Tuning
7 14 (10.53%) Capacity Management
8 13 (9.77%) Performance Metrics
9 12 (9.02%) Network Management
9 12 (9.02%) OO
10 11 (8.27%) Capacity Planning
10 11 (8.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 11 (8.27%) Virtual Environments
10 11 (8.27%) Web Development
11 10 (7.52%) Reverse Engineering
11 10 (7.52%) Systems Engineering
11 10 (7.52%) Unit Testing
12 9 (6.77%) Refactoring
12 9 (6.77%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.54%) Perl
1 22 (16.54%) Python
2 19 (14.29%) C
3 18 (13.53%) Bash Shell
4 15 (11.28%) PHP
4 15 (11.28%) Ruby
4 15 (11.28%) SQL
5 10 (7.52%) Shell Script
6 7 (5.26%) Java
6 7 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.01%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.75%) C++
8 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.75%) VB
8 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (30.83%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (29.32%) CCNP
3 33 (24.81%) Security Cleared
4 30 (22.56%) SC Cleared
5 17 (12.78%) CCSE
5 17 (12.78%) Check Point Certification
6 15 (11.28%) CCSA
7 14 (10.53%) CCNA
8 13 (9.77%) DV Cleared
9 8 (6.02%) CCIE
10 4 (3.01%) CCIP
11 3 (2.26%) CCDP
12 1 (0.75%) CEH
12 1 (0.75%) CISSP
12 1 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.75%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.75%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.75%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.75%) MCSA
12 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.01%) QA
1 4 (3.01%) SLA
2 3 (2.26%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (13.53%) Docker
2 12 (9.02%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.02%) NFS
3 6 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.01%) Dovecot
4 4 (3.01%) KVM
4 4 (3.01%) LXC
4 4 (3.01%) Postfix
4 4 (3.01%) VMware NSX
5 3 (2.26%) Firmware
5 3 (2.26%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.75%) Squid
6 1 (0.75%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (27.07%) Ansible
2 19 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (14.29%) Puppet
3 18 (13.53%) FortiGate
4 15 (11.28%) CFEngine
5 13 (9.77%) BladeLogic
5 13 (9.77%) ITRS Geneos
6 12 (9.02%) Kubernetes
6 12 (9.02%) Rancher
7 11 (8.27%) Cisco Prime
8 6 (4.51%) HAProxy
9 4 (3.01%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (3.01%) Terraform
10 3 (2.26%) Forum Sentry
10 3 (2.26%) TrustSec
11 1 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.75%) QRadar
11 1 (0.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 130 (97.74%) F5
2 69 (51.88%) Cisco
3 46 (34.59%) Juniper
4 41 (30.83%) Palo Alto
5 33 (24.81%) CheckPoint
6 25 (18.80%) Blue Coat
7 23 (17.29%) Red Hat
7 23 (17.29%) Splunk
8 15 (11.28%) CA
9 12 (9.02%) Aruba
9 12 (9.02%) NetApp
10 11 (8.27%) Infoblox
10 11 (8.27%) Microsoft
10 11 (8.27%) SolarWinds
11 10 (7.52%) Riverbed
11 10 (7.52%) VMware
12 9 (6.77%) McAfee
13 8 (6.02%) Citrix
14 6 (4.51%) Fortinet
15 5 (3.76%) Meraki