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 25 June 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 46 -
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 0 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire - 1.71% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 9.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £495 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £459 £320
% change year-on-year -1.90% +43.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.85 - £35.00

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 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 164 113 252
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 26.24% 17.52% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 62 118
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £494 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 20
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £20.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) ATM
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (33.33%) AppSense
3 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CCIE
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 1 (33.33%) AppDNA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) GPG13
3 1 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp

BIG-IP
Co-occurring 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) ATM
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Check Point Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Technical Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Technical Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCIE
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
1 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) AppSense
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto