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 28 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 257 254
Rank change year-on-year +27 -3  
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 13 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.13% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.98% 0.69% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 2
Median daily rate £460 £500 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +36.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £465 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £443 £320
% change year-on-year -1.12% +38.28%  
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 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 1327 1746 1780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.17% 19.45% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2197 2750 2349
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 317 356
Median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.55% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.46 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 +11 6 £460 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £550 -
Kent - 1 £370 -
Surrey - 1 £525 -
BIG-IP
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 46 (100.00%) F5
2 38 (82.61%) Security Cleared
3 36 (78.26%) Cisco
4 32 (69.57%) HP
5 30 (65.22%) ITIL
5 30 (65.22%) SC Cleared
6 28 (60.87%) Service Management
6 28 (60.87%) ITSM
7 27 (58.70%) Wireless
8 26 (56.52%) LAN
8 26 (56.52%) WAN
8 26 (56.52%) Riverbed
8 26 (56.52%) Aruba
9 25 (54.35%) CCNP
9 25 (54.35%) Cisco Certification
10 24 (52.17%) Firewall
10 24 (52.17%) CheckPoint
11 23 (50.00%) Juniper
12 22 (47.83%) CCIE
12 22 (47.83%) CCIP
12 22 (47.83%) CCDP
12 22 (47.83%) CCSE
12 22 (47.83%) Network Design
12 22 (47.83%) CCSA
12 22 (47.83%) FortiGate
12 22 (47.83%) JNCIA
12 22 (47.83%) JNCIE
12 22 (47.83%) Fortinet
13 21 (45.65%) HP ASE
13 21 (45.65%) HP MASE

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 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (15.22%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 27 (58.70%) Wireless
2 26 (56.52%) LAN
2 26 (56.52%) WAN
3 24 (52.17%) Firewall
4 11 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (23.91%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (6.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (6.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (6.52%) Network Security
6 2 (4.35%) BGP
6 2 (4.35%) DNS
6 2 (4.35%) HTTP
6 2 (4.35%) SSL
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.17%) MPLS
7 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.17%) VPN
7 1 (2.17%) WAAS
7 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 19 (41.30%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (47.83%) Network Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Architect
3 8 (17.39%) Enterprise Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Messaging Specialist
5 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Communications Specialist
6 3 (6.52%) Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) Design Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Network Design Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Messaging Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Design Authority
8 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Technical Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Lead Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Network Operations Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Network Security Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Senior Design Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Technical Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 19 (41.30%) Computer Science
2 9 (19.57%) Fat Client
2 9 (19.57%) Thin Client
3 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) Windows
1 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (15.22%) Linux
2 7 (15.22%) Unix
2 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (65.22%) ITIL
2 28 (60.87%) ITSM
2 28 (60.87%) Service Management
3 22 (47.83%) Network Design
4 9 (19.57%) DevOps
4 9 (19.57%) Protective Monitoring
5 8 (17.39%) ITIL V3
6 7 (15.22%) Change Management
6 7 (15.22%) Virtual Environments
7 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
9 3 (6.52%) Problem Management
10 2 (4.35%) Load Balancing
11 1 (2.17%) Capacity Management
11 1 (2.17%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (2.17%) CRM
11 1 (2.17%) Network Management
11 1 (2.17%) Project Management
11 1 (2.17%) Resource Management
11 1 (2.17%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) SQL
2 7 (15.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (82.61%) Security Cleared
2 30 (65.22%) SC Cleared
3 25 (54.35%) CCNP
3 25 (54.35%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (47.83%) CCDP
4 22 (47.83%) CCIE
4 22 (47.83%) CCIP
4 22 (47.83%) CCSA
4 22 (47.83%) CCSE
4 22 (47.83%) JNCIA
4 22 (47.83%) JNCIE
5 21 (45.65%) HP ASE
5 21 (45.65%) HP MASE
6 19 (41.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (41.30%) Degree
7 13 (28.26%) DV Cleared
8 7 (15.22%) MCP
8 7 (15.22%) MCSE
8 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) GPG13
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft App-V
1 9 (19.57%) XenApp
1 9 (19.57%) XenDesktop
2 8 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
3 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (15.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (47.83%) FortiGate
2 9 (19.57%) AppDNA
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 46 (100.00%) F5
2 36 (78.26%) Cisco
3 32 (69.57%) HP
4 26 (56.52%) Aruba
4 26 (56.52%) Riverbed
5 24 (52.17%) CheckPoint
6 23 (50.00%) Juniper
7 22 (47.83%) Fortinet
8 16 (34.78%) Citrix
9 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
9 10 (21.74%) Palo Alto
10 9 (19.57%) AppSense
11 8 (17.39%) VMware
12 7 (15.22%) ServiceNow
13 2 (4.35%) Blue Coat
13 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds
14 1 (2.17%) IBM
14 1 (2.17%) IronPort
14 1 (2.17%) TippingPoint
14 1 (2.17%) Tufin