The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 26 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 - 76
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.67% - 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.55% - 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £550 - -
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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 141 110 143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 18.77% 16.79% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 45 53
Median daily rate £400 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 2
Median hourly rate £15.50 £11.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.78% -43.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

BIG-IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BIG-IP in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 16 (100.00%) F5
2 15 (93.75%) Citrix
3 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
4 11 (68.75%) DV Cleared
5 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
6 9 (56.25%) Cisco
6 9 (56.25%) Thin Client
6 9 (56.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (56.25%) AppSense
6 9 (56.25%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (56.25%) Fat Client
6 9 (56.25%) XenApp
6 9 (56.25%) XenDesktop
6 9 (56.25%) AppDNA
6 9 (56.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (56.25%) GPG13
6 9 (56.25%) Protective Monitoring
6 9 (56.25%) DevOps
6 9 (56.25%) Palo Alto
7 7 (43.75%) VMware
7 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
7 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
7 7 (43.75%) SQL
7 7 (43.75%) ITIL
7 7 (43.75%) Windows
7 7 (43.75%) ITIL V3
7 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
7 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
8 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure

BIG-IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
2 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (37.50%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco ASA
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Architect
2 8 (50.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 4 (25.00%) Messaging Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Communications Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Messaging Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) CRM Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Database Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Enterprise Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Fat Client
1 9 (56.25%) Thin Client
2 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
1 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) Unix
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) DevOps
1 9 (56.25%) Protective Monitoring
2 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 7 (43.75%) ITIL V3
3 6 (37.50%) Change Management
3 6 (37.50%) ITSM
3 6 (37.50%) Service Management
3 6 (37.50%) Virtual Environments
4 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.25%) CRM
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
6 1 (6.25%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
2 11 (68.75%) DV Cleared
3 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) MCP
4 6 (37.50%) MCSE
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (56.25%) GPG13
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft App-V
1 9 (56.25%) XenApp
1 9 (56.25%) XenDesktop
2 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
3 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (37.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) F5
2 15 (93.75%) Citrix
3 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 9 (56.25%) AppSense
4 9 (56.25%) Cisco
4 9 (56.25%) Palo Alto
5 7 (43.75%) VMware
6 6 (37.50%) HP
6 6 (37.50%) ServiceNow
7 1 (6.25%) NetApp