Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 18 November 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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 343 360 371
Rank change year-on-year +17 +11 -24
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 28 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.96% 0.79% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 13
South East median daily rate £410 £468 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.30% +2.75% +37.88%
10th Percentile £152 £383 £284
90th Percentile £538 £522 £503
England median daily rate £425 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% +11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £20.00 -

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2922 3169 3564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.50% 18.93% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1575 1804 1905
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £230 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 221 245
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.37% +13.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £46.10 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing BIG-IP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for BIG-IP in the South East

BIG-IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BIG-IP in the South East

BIG-IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BIG-IP in the South East over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BIG-IP in the South East

BIG-IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BIG-IP in the South East

BIG-IP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
Hampshire +23 10 £410 +8.61%
Thames Valley -18 7 £470 -1.05% 1
Surrey - 5 £525 -
Buckinghamshire -26 4 £515 +3.00% 1
Kent - 4 £525 -
West Sussex 0 2 £100 -
Berkshire -4 2 £425 -10.53%
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
BIG-IP
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 South East region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 25 (89.29%) F5
2 19 (67.86%) Cisco
3 18 (64.29%) ITIL
3 18 (64.29%) Firewall
4 16 (57.14%) Wireless
5 15 (53.57%) CheckPoint
6 13 (46.43%) Juniper
6 13 (46.43%) WAN
6 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
6 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared
6 13 (46.43%) Riverbed
7 12 (42.86%) LAN
7 12 (42.86%) CCNP
7 12 (42.86%) HP
7 12 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (39.29%) Service Management
8 11 (39.29%) Aruba
9 10 (35.71%) CCIE
9 10 (35.71%) ITSM
10 9 (32.14%) Telecoms
10 9 (32.14%) Network Design
11 8 (28.57%) CCSE
11 8 (28.57%) Fortinet
11 8 (28.57%) Computer Science
11 8 (28.57%) Problem Management
11 8 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (28.57%) HP ASE
11 8 (28.57%) Degree
11 8 (28.57%) CCSA
11 8 (28.57%) CCIP

BIG-IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (17.86%) Skype for Business
2 3 (10.71%) Apache
2 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
3 2 (7.14%) IBM Notes
3 2 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.71%) Office 365
3 2 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (64.29%) Firewall
2 16 (57.14%) Wireless
3 13 (46.43%) WAN
4 12 (42.86%) LAN
5 8 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (28.57%) VPN
6 7 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (21.43%) DNS
7 6 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (17.86%) Skype
9 4 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
9 4 (14.29%) DHCP
9 4 (14.29%) IP Telephony
9 4 (14.29%) MPLS
9 4 (14.29%) Network Security
9 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 4 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (14.29%) Wireshark
10 3 (10.71%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) MySQL
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (32.14%) Telecoms
2 7 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Communications Specialist
3 3 (10.71%) Design Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) IP Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Messaging Specialist
3 3 (10.71%) Network Design Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.14%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Operations Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Rendezvous
2 1 (3.57%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) e-Health
3 2 (7.14%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Linux
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.14%) Unix
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) ITIL
2 11 (39.29%) Service Management
3 10 (35.71%) ITSM
4 9 (32.14%) Network Design
5 8 (28.57%) Problem Management
6 6 (21.43%) Change Management
7 4 (14.29%) ITIL V3
7 4 (14.29%) Migration
8 3 (10.71%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
8 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
8 3 (10.71%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (7.14%) Capacity Management
9 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (7.14%) Identity Management
9 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
9 2 (7.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 2 (7.14%) Network Management
9 2 (7.14%) Proactive Management
9 2 (7.14%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
1 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared
2 12 (42.86%) CCNP
2 12 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (35.71%) CCIE
4 8 (28.57%) CCIP
4 8 (28.57%) CCSA
4 8 (28.57%) CCSE
4 8 (28.57%) Degree
4 8 (28.57%) HP ASE
5 7 (25.00%) CCDP
5 7 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (25.00%) HP MASE
5 7 (25.00%) JNCIA
5 7 (25.00%) JNCIE
6 4 (14.29%) MCSE
6 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (10.71%) MCP
8 1 (3.57%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
2 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.57%) AS 2805
3 1 (3.57%) ISO 8583
3 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
2 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.71%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (7.14%) iptables
4 2 (7.14%) ProxySG
4 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.57%) XenApp
5 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) FortiGate
2 3 (10.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (7.14%) Nagios
3 2 (7.14%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (3.57%) Ansible
Vendors
1 25 (89.29%) F5
2 19 (67.86%) Cisco
3 15 (53.57%) CheckPoint
4 13 (46.43%) Juniper
4 13 (46.43%) Riverbed
5 12 (42.86%) HP
6 11 (39.29%) Aruba
7 8 (28.57%) Fortinet
8 7 (25.00%) Blue Coat
9 6 (21.43%) SolarWinds
9 6 (21.43%) VMware
10 5 (17.86%) Palo Alto
11 4 (14.29%) IronPort
12 3 (10.71%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 3 (10.71%) FireEye
12 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
12 3 (10.71%) ServiceNow
12 3 (10.71%) Symantec
12 3 (10.71%) TippingPoint
13 2 (7.14%) AlgoSec