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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
England / South East
Rank 211 251 247
Rank change year-on-year +40 -4  
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 34 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.44% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.31% 0.55% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 8
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £400 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £400 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £443 £401
% change year-on-year -7.34% +10.48%  
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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1473 2013 2008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.01% 22.00% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 1121 984
Median daily rate £400 £352 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 100 104
Median hourly rate £19.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.25% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £16.10 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £52.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 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
Hampshire +24 19 £409 +2.25%
Buckinghamshire - 13 £538 -
Berkshire +15 1 £425 +6.25%
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 42 (100.00%) F5
2 33 (78.57%) Cisco
3 29 (69.05%) Security Cleared
4 23 (54.76%) Firewall
5 22 (52.38%) CheckPoint
5 22 (52.38%) HP
5 22 (52.38%) SC Cleared
5 22 (52.38%) Aruba
6 21 (50.00%) Wireless
7 20 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (47.62%) Juniper
7 20 (47.62%) CCNP
7 20 (47.62%) LAN
7 20 (47.62%) WAN
7 20 (47.62%) Riverbed
8 19 (45.24%) ITIL
8 19 (45.24%) Service Management
9 18 (42.86%) ITSM
10 17 (40.48%) FortiGate
10 17 (40.48%) Fortinet
11 16 (38.10%) Network Design
11 16 (38.10%) CCSE
11 16 (38.10%) JNCIA
11 16 (38.10%) JNCIE
11 16 (38.10%) HP ASE
11 16 (38.10%) HP MASE
11 16 (38.10%) CCSA
11 16 (38.10%) CCIE
11 16 (38.10%) CCIP
11 16 (38.10%) CCDP

BIG-IP
Top Related 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 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (54.76%) Firewall
2 21 (50.00%) Wireless
3 20 (47.62%) LAN
3 20 (47.62%) WAN
4 14 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (14.29%) Network Security
7 5 (11.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (11.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (7.14%) BGP
8 3 (7.14%) DNS
8 3 (7.14%) HTTP
8 3 (7.14%) SSL
9 2 (4.76%) OSPF
9 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
9 2 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (2.38%) DHCP
10 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
10 1 (2.38%) IPsec
10 1 (2.38%) VPN
General
1 13 (30.95%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Architect
3 8 (19.05%) Enterprise Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Messaging Specialist
5 3 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Communications Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) IP Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Technical Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Lead Enterprise Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Network Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Network Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Security Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Computer Science
2 9 (21.43%) Fat Client
2 9 (21.43%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) PKI
4 1 (2.38%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
1 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 3 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.38%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) ITIL
1 19 (45.24%) Service Management
2 18 (42.86%) ITSM
3 16 (38.10%) Network Design
4 9 (21.43%) DevOps
4 9 (21.43%) Protective Monitoring
5 3 (7.14%) Change Management
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 3 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.38%) DNA
7 1 (2.38%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 3 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (69.05%) Security Cleared
2 22 (52.38%) SC Cleared
3 20 (47.62%) CCNP
3 20 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (38.10%) CCDP
4 16 (38.10%) CCIE
4 16 (38.10%) CCIP
4 16 (38.10%) CCSA
4 16 (38.10%) CCSE
4 16 (38.10%) HP ASE
4 16 (38.10%) HP MASE
4 16 (38.10%) JNCIA
4 16 (38.10%) JNCIE
5 13 (30.95%) Degree
6 9 (21.43%) DV Cleared
7 3 (7.14%) MCP
7 3 (7.14%) MCSE
7 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.38%) CCA
8 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) GPG13
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft App-V
1 10 (23.81%) XenApp
1 10 (23.81%) XenDesktop
2 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.14%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.38%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (40.48%) FortiGate
2 10 (23.81%) AppDNA
3 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.38%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 42 (100.00%) F5
2 33 (78.57%) Cisco
3 22 (52.38%) Aruba
3 22 (52.38%) CheckPoint
3 22 (52.38%) HP
4 20 (47.62%) Juniper
4 20 (47.62%) Riverbed
5 17 (40.48%) Fortinet
6 14 (33.33%) Palo Alto
7 13 (30.95%) Citrix
8 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
9 9 (21.43%) AppSense
10 4 (9.52%) VMware
11 3 (7.14%) ServiceNow
12 2 (4.76%) Blue Coat
12 2 (4.76%) Tufin
13 1 (2.38%) Clearswift
13 1 (2.38%) Forcepoint
13 1 (2.38%) Intel Security
13 1 (2.38%) TippingPoint