The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 55 50 -
Rank change year-on-year -5 -  
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 3 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.51% 1.17% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.63% 6.84% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Median daily rate £475 £488 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £459 £401
% change year-on-year -10.73% +14.54%  
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 114 117 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 19.26% 17.11% 18.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 64 57
Median daily rate £330 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.35% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £315 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 16
Median hourly rate £31.50 £15.50 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.22% +4.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £13.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.95 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

BIG-IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BIG-IP in Hertfordshire

BIG-IP
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Welwyn Garden City -2 1 £450 -6.73%
Stevenage - 1 - -
BIG-IP
East of England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 13 (92.86%) CheckPoint
1 13 (92.86%) F5
1 13 (92.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 12 (85.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 12 (85.71%) DNS
2 12 (85.71%) Cisco
3 9 (64.29%) MPLS
3 9 (64.29%) Blue Coat
3 9 (64.29%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (57.14%) Banking
5 4 (28.57%) Law
5 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
6 3 (21.43%) Network Security
6 3 (21.43%) ATM
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (21.43%) CCIE
7 1 (7.14%) Retail
7 1 (7.14%) XenApp
7 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
7 1 (7.14%) AppDNA
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (7.14%) GPG13
7 1 (7.14%) Protective Monitoring
7 1 (7.14%) DevOps
7 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
7 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
7 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto
7 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
7 1 (7.14%) Fat Client

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 13 (92.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 12 (85.71%) DNS
2 12 (85.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 9 (64.29%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (64.29%) MPLS
4 3 (21.43%) ATM
4 3 (21.43%) Network Security
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (7.14%) Firewall
General
1 8 (57.14%) Banking
2 4 (28.57%) Law
3 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 1 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Network Specialist
2 4 (28.57%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (21.43%) Blue Coat Specialist
3 3 (21.43%) Check Point Specialist
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Specialist
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Network Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Network Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Security Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Network Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Network Security Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Security Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.14%) DevOps
1 1 (7.14%) Protective Monitoring
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CCIE
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (7.14%) XenApp
1 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) CheckPoint
1 13 (92.86%) F5
2 12 (85.71%) Cisco
3 9 (64.29%) Blue Coat
4 1 (7.14%) AppSense
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto