Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 752 724 670
Rank change year-on-year -28 -54 -28
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 119 110 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.95% 0.88% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 73 120
England median daily rate £452 £445 £471
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.63% -5.57% +10.88%
10th Percentile £338 £275 £356
90th Percentile £650 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £452 £450 £471
% change year-on-year +0.50% -4.51% +10.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK median hourly rate - £31.85 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +59.25% -42.86%

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 12,498 12,535 15,324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.31% 13.80% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,621 7,639 9,470
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 649 673 719
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.10 £24.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.50% -25.51% +21.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.96 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -6 56 £535 +25.88% 4
South East 0 41 £429 -4.78% 14
North of England -26 11 £415 -4.66% 4
Yorkshire -14 4 £356 -18.10% 2
North West -16 4 £575 +49.35%
Midlands -17 4 £350 -1.41% 3
East of England - 4 £338 -
North East -13 3 - - 2
West Midlands -26 3 £350 -1.41% 3
South West -14 2 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
BIG-IP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 117 (98.32%) F5
2 82 (68.91%) Firewall
3 65 (54.62%) Cisco
4 44 (36.97%) Linux
5 41 (34.45%) Juniper
6 38 (31.93%) DNS
6 38 (31.93%) Network Security
7 37 (31.09%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (30.25%) CheckPoint
8 36 (30.25%) CCNP
8 36 (30.25%) Load Balancing
9 35 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 35 (29.41%) Ansible
9 35 (29.41%) Palo Alto
10 34 (28.57%) TCP/IP
11 32 (26.89%) Cisco ASA
12 31 (26.05%) WAN
12 31 (26.05%) Cisco Nexus
13 30 (25.21%) Apache
13 30 (25.21%) Unix
14 29 (24.37%) BGP
15 28 (23.53%) Blue Coat
16 27 (22.69%) OSPF
16 27 (22.69%) Data Centre
17 24 (20.17%) LAN
18 23 (19.33%) Windows
18 23 (19.33%) Red Hat
19 22 (18.49%) Internet
19 22 (18.49%) Change Management
19 22 (18.49%) 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 30 (25.21%) Apache
2 18 (15.13%) Tomcat
3 16 (13.45%) IIS
4 6 (5.04%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (5.04%) nginx
4 6 (5.04%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.68%) JBoss
5 2 (1.68%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.68%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 22 (18.49%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.72%) IaaS
4 5 (4.20%) Office 365
5 4 (3.36%) Akamai
5 4 (3.36%) PaaS
6 2 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 82 (68.91%) Firewall
2 38 (31.93%) DNS
2 38 (31.93%) Network Security
3 35 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 34 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 32 (26.89%) Cisco ASA
6 31 (26.05%) Cisco Nexus
6 31 (26.05%) WAN
7 29 (24.37%) BGP
8 27 (22.69%) OSPF
9 24 (20.17%) LAN
10 22 (18.49%) Internet
11 21 (17.65%) SSL
12 20 (16.81%) HTTP
12 20 (16.81%) Wireless
13 19 (15.97%) Cisco ISE
14 15 (12.61%) IPsec
15 13 (10.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 12 (10.08%) Intranet
17 11 (9.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.61%) MySQL
2 14 (11.76%) MariaDB
3 7 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.04%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.20%) KDB
5 5 (4.20%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.20%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (4.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (3.36%) Big Data
7 2 (1.68%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.84%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (12.61%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.56%) Maven
3 5 (4.20%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.20%) JIRA
3 5 (4.20%) SoapUI
4 4 (3.36%) IBM UrbanCode
5 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.68%) Introscope
6 2 (1.68%) JMeter
7 1 (0.84%) Subversion
General
1 9 (7.56%) Banking
2 6 (5.04%) Finance
2 6 (5.04%) Retail Banking
3 4 (3.36%) Retail
4 3 (2.52%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 37 (31.09%) Network Engineer
2 16 (13.45%) Firewall Engineer
3 13 (10.92%) Developer
4 11 (9.24%) Architect
4 11 (9.24%) Perl Developer
5 9 (7.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (7.56%) Support Engineer
6 8 (6.72%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (6.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (6.72%) Network Architect
6 8 (6.72%) Security Engineer
6 8 (6.72%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.88%) Network Support
7 7 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
7 7 (5.88%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Juniper Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Monitoring Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.61%) CGI
1 15 (12.61%) LAMP
1 15 (12.61%) Ruby on Rails
2 14 (11.76%) Embperl
3 11 (9.24%) CSS
4 10 (8.40%) FastCGI
4 10 (8.40%) Java EE
5 8 (6.72%) 802.1X
6 7 (5.88%) Spring Boot
7 6 (5.04%) .NET
8 5 (4.20%) Akka
8 5 (4.20%) Apache CXF
8 5 (4.20%) FIX Protocol
8 5 (4.20%) Hibernate
8 5 (4.20%) J2EE
8 5 (4.20%) JSON
8 5 (4.20%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (4.20%) REST
8 5 (4.20%) Spring
8 5 (4.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.69%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.56%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 6 (5.04%) Private Cloud
6 5 (4.20%) Derivative
6 5 (4.20%) Driving Licence
6 5 (4.20%) Equity Derivative
6 5 (4.20%) Fat Client
6 5 (4.20%) Public Cloud
6 5 (4.20%) Thin Client
7 4 (3.36%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.36%) Data Structures
7 4 (3.36%) PKI
8 2 (1.68%) NHS
8 2 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.84%) Clustering
9 1 (0.84%) Equities
9 1 (0.84%) Replication
9 1 (0.84%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 44 (36.97%) Linux
2 30 (25.21%) Unix
3 23 (19.33%) Windows
4 17 (14.29%) Solaris
5 15 (12.61%) SUSE
5 15 (12.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 8 (6.72%) Windows Server
7 5 (4.20%) Ubuntu
8 4 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (30.25%) Load Balancing
2 22 (18.49%) Change Management
2 22 (18.49%) Migration
3 18 (15.13%) ITIL
3 18 (15.13%) SDLC
4 15 (12.61%) OO
5 14 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 12 (10.08%) Network Management
6 12 (10.08%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (9.24%) DevOps
7 11 (9.24%) Virtual Environments
7 11 (9.24%) Web Development
8 10 (8.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 10 (8.40%) Reverse Engineering
8 10 (8.40%) Unit Testing
9 9 (7.56%) Refactoring
9 9 (7.56%) System Testing
10 8 (6.72%) Capacity Management
10 8 (6.72%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.49%) C
2 20 (16.81%) Python
3 19 (15.97%) Perl
4 15 (12.61%) PHP
4 15 (12.61%) Ruby
5 14 (11.76%) SQL
6 11 (9.24%) Bash Shell
6 11 (9.24%) Java
7 10 (8.40%) Shell Script
8 6 (5.04%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.20%) Scala
10 4 (3.36%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.52%) C#
11 3 (2.52%) VBA
12 1 (0.84%) C++
12 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.84%) VB
12 1 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (31.09%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (30.25%) CCNP
3 21 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 21 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 16 (13.45%) CCSE
5 13 (10.92%) CCNA
5 13 (10.92%) Check Point Certification
6 11 (9.24%) CCSA
7 8 (6.72%) DV Cleared
8 7 (5.88%) CCIE
9 4 (3.36%) CCIP
10 2 (1.68%) CCDP
10 2 (1.68%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.84%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.84%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.84%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.36%) QA
2 3 (2.52%) Government Security Classifications
2 3 (2.52%) SLA
3 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (1.68%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (9.24%) Active Directory
1 11 (9.24%) Docker
2 10 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.20%) NFS
4 4 (3.36%) Dovecot
4 4 (3.36%) KVM
4 4 (3.36%) LXC
4 4 (3.36%) Postfix
4 4 (3.36%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.68%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.84%) Firmware
6 1 (0.84%) Squid
Systems Management
1 35 (29.41%) Ansible
2 19 (15.97%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (15.97%) Puppet
3 15 (12.61%) CFEngine
4 14 (11.76%) FortiGate
5 13 (10.92%) ITRS Geneos
6 12 (10.08%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (5.04%) BladeLogic
8 5 (4.20%) Control-M
8 5 (4.20%) HAProxy
8 5 (4.20%) Kubernetes
8 5 (4.20%) Rancher
9 4 (3.36%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (3.36%) Terraform
10 3 (2.52%) TrustSec
11 2 (1.68%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (1.68%) Forum Sentry
11 2 (1.68%) MIMEsweeper
11 2 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.84%) QRadar
Vendors
1 117 (98.32%) F5
2 65 (54.62%) Cisco
3 41 (34.45%) Juniper
4 36 (30.25%) CheckPoint
5 35 (29.41%) Palo Alto
6 28 (23.53%) Blue Coat
7 23 (19.33%) Red Hat
8 16 (13.45%) Splunk
9 13 (10.92%) SolarWinds
10 12 (10.08%) Infoblox
10 12 (10.08%) VMware
11 11 (9.24%) Aruba
11 11 (9.24%) CA
11 11 (9.24%) Citrix
12 10 (8.40%) HP
13 9 (7.56%) Microsoft
14 8 (6.72%) Oracle
15 6 (5.04%) Fortinet
15 6 (5.04%) Meraki
15 6 (5.04%) Riverbed