Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 698 651 606
Rank change year-on-year -47 -45 +73
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 112 219 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.92% 1.39% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 121 168
England median daily rate £425 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% +9.68%
10th Percentile £275 £356 £306
90th Percentile £550 £531 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
England median hourly rate - £20.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.86% -30.00%
UK median hourly rate £31.85 £20.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +59.25% -42.86% -30.00%

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 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 12203 15744 15061
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.95% 15.51% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7336 9709 8549
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £210 £225 £206
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 691 854
England median hourly rate £18.70 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.95% +10.93%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -22.00% +21.95% +7.89%

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 23 July 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 6 months to 23 July 2017. 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 -17 47 £400 -14.89%
South East +48 42 £460 -1.60% 1
North of England +27 12 £423 -7.90% 1
North East +46 8 £400 -20.00%
West Midlands +3 6 £400 +4.23%
Midlands -2 6 £400 +3.23%
Yorkshire +18 3 £435 -1.69%
South West -3 3 £370 -23.71%
East of England -24 2 £425 -13.04%
North West +30 1 - - 1
BIG-IP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 108 (96.43%) F5
2 70 (62.50%) Firewall
3 68 (60.71%) Cisco
4 49 (43.75%) Wireless
5 47 (41.96%) CheckPoint
6 45 (40.18%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (38.39%) CCNP
7 43 (38.39%) WAN
8 42 (37.50%) LAN
8 42 (37.50%) Juniper
9 40 (35.71%) Security Cleared
10 38 (33.93%) ITIL
11 35 (31.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 34 (30.36%) Cisco ASA
12 34 (30.36%) HP
13 31 (27.68%) CCIE
13 31 (27.68%) ITSM
13 31 (27.68%) Service Management
13 31 (27.68%) Network Design
14 29 (25.89%) CCSE
14 29 (25.89%) Aruba
14 29 (25.89%) Data Centre
15 28 (25.00%) SC Cleared
15 28 (25.00%) Riverbed
15 28 (25.00%) Computer Science
16 27 (24.11%) Degree
16 27 (24.11%) JNCIA
16 27 (24.11%) CCSA
16 27 (24.11%) Telecoms
16 27 (24.11%) FortiGate

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 12 (10.71%) Apache
1 12 (10.71%) Tomcat
2 8 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 7 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.79%) IIS
4 2 (1.79%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.89%) JBoss
5 1 (0.89%) nginx
5 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.89%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.89%) IaaS
2 1 (0.89%) PaaS
2 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (62.50%) Firewall
2 49 (43.75%) Wireless
3 43 (38.39%) WAN
4 42 (37.50%) LAN
5 35 (31.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 34 (30.36%) Cisco ASA
7 23 (20.54%) Cisco Nexus
7 23 (20.54%) Network Security
8 19 (16.96%) SSL
9 17 (15.18%) DNS
10 15 (13.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 15 (13.39%) TCP/IP
11 13 (11.61%) VPN
12 12 (10.71%) DHCP
13 9 (8.04%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (8.04%) OSPF
14 8 (7.14%) BGP
14 8 (7.14%) Internet
14 8 (7.14%) MPLS
15 7 (6.25%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.68%) MySQL
3 2 (1.79%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.89%) Redis
4 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.79%) Maven
2 2 (1.79%) Subversion
3 1 (0.89%) Ant
3 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
General
1 27 (24.11%) Telecoms
2 16 (14.29%) Finance
3 9 (8.04%) Banking
4 5 (4.46%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.68%) Law
6 2 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.79%) Legal
6 2 (1.79%) Retail
6 2 (1.79%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.89%) German Language
7 1 (0.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (41.07%) Network Engineer
2 22 (19.64%) Consultant
3 15 (13.39%) Architect
3 15 (13.39%) Network Consultant
4 9 (8.04%) Enterprise Architect
4 9 (8.04%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (7.14%) Design Engineer
5 8 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
5 8 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (7.14%) Security Engineer
6 7 (6.25%) Network Security Consultant
6 7 (6.25%) Security Consultant
6 7 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 7 (6.25%) Systems Support
7 6 (5.36%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Systems Support Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Administrator
8 5 (4.46%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.25%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (2.68%) Java EE
2 3 (2.68%) LAMP
3 2 (1.79%) CGI
3 2 (1.79%) CSS
3 2 (1.79%) Embperl
3 2 (1.79%) FastCGI
3 2 (1.79%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.89%) .NET
4 1 (0.89%) EJB
4 1 (0.89%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (0.89%) J2EE
4 1 (0.89%) JPA
4 1 (0.89%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (0.89%) REST
4 1 (0.89%) RESTful
4 1 (0.89%) SOAP
4 1 (0.89%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.89%) XML
4 1 (0.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.89%) Data Centre
2 28 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 12 (10.71%) Fat Client
3 12 (10.71%) Thin Client
4 11 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (8.04%) Clustering
6 4 (3.57%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.68%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.79%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.89%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.89%) DataPower
9 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.89%) PKI
9 1 (0.89%) Replication
9 1 (0.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 25 (22.32%) Linux
2 14 (12.50%) Unix
3 9 (8.04%) Windows
4 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.79%) Debian
6 2 (1.79%) Solaris
6 2 (1.79%) SUSE
6 2 (1.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (33.93%) ITIL
2 31 (27.68%) ITSM
2 31 (27.68%) Network Design
2 31 (27.68%) Service Management
3 11 (9.82%) DevOps
4 10 (8.93%) Change Management
4 10 (8.93%) ITIL V3
4 10 (8.93%) Protective Monitoring
5 9 (8.04%) Load Balancing
5 9 (8.04%) Project Management
6 7 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
7 6 (5.36%) High Availability
7 6 (5.36%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 6 (5.36%) Mentoring
7 6 (5.36%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.46%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.46%) Unit Testing
9 4 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (3.57%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (3.57%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.82%) Python
1 11 (9.82%) SQL
2 9 (8.04%) Bash Shell
2 9 (8.04%) Java
3 7 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.68%) Perl
4 3 (2.68%) Ruby
4 3 (2.68%) Tcl
5 2 (1.79%) C
5 2 (1.79%) PHP
5 2 (1.79%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.89%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (40.18%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (38.39%) CCNP
3 40 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 31 (27.68%) CCIE
5 29 (25.89%) CCSE
6 28 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 27 (24.11%) CCSA
7 27 (24.11%) Degree
7 27 (24.11%) JNCIA
8 26 (23.21%) CCDP
9 25 (22.32%) CCIP
10 24 (21.43%) JNCIE
11 23 (20.54%) Computer Science Degree
11 23 (20.54%) HP ASE
12 22 (19.64%) HP MASE
13 18 (16.07%) DV Cleared
14 7 (6.25%) MCP
14 7 (6.25%) MCSE
14 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (3.57%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.93%) GPG13
2 4 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.68%) AS 2805
3 3 (2.68%) ISO 8583
4 2 (1.79%) QA
5 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (8.93%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (8.93%) XenApp
2 10 (8.93%) XenDesktop
3 8 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 8 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (3.57%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.79%) Firmware
7 1 (0.89%) iptables
7 1 (0.89%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 27 (24.11%) FortiGate
2 10 (8.93%) AppDNA
3 5 (4.46%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.57%) Puppet
5 2 (1.79%) Ansible
5 2 (1.79%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.89%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.89%) Cacti
6 1 (0.89%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.89%) Nagios
6 1 (0.89%) Netcool
6 1 (0.89%) RANCID
6 1 (0.89%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 108 (96.43%) F5
2 68 (60.71%) Cisco
3 47 (41.96%) CheckPoint
4 42 (37.50%) Juniper
5 34 (30.36%) HP
6 29 (25.89%) Aruba
7 28 (25.00%) Riverbed
8 26 (23.21%) Fortinet
9 25 (22.32%) Citrix
10 22 (19.64%) VMware
11 14 (12.50%) Palo Alto
12 13 (11.61%) Microsoft
13 10 (8.93%) AppSense
13 10 (8.93%) Blue Coat
14 7 (6.25%) IBM
14 7 (6.25%) ServiceNow
14 7 (6.25%) SolarWinds
15 6 (5.36%) Infoblox
16 5 (4.46%) TippingPoint
17 4 (3.57%) Meru Networks