Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 22 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 West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 200 218
Rank change year-on-year +17 +18 -14
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 13 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.23% 0.052% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.54% 0.36% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 2
South West median daily rate £563 £350 £276
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.71% +26.70% -13.33%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £238
90th Percentile £613 £390 £312
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 West 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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 842 842 841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.85% 14.67% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 497 455
South West median daily rate £370 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -4.11% +4.29%
10th Percentile £171 £167 £180
90th Percentile £532 £538 £513
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 80 76
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% -16.72% +76.11%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.23 £13.58
90th Percentile £46.45 £47.50 £48.60
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.59 £20.55
% change year-on-year -20.73% +14.79% +2.75%

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for BIG-IP in the South West

BIG-IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

BIG-IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BIG-IP in the South West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

BIG-IP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 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
Bristol +5 12 £563 +60.71%
Wiltshire - 1 - -
BIG-IP
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 West region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 13 (100.00%) F5
2 12 (92.31%) IBM
2 12 (92.31%) Firewall
3 11 (84.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 10 (76.92%) Node.js
4 10 (76.92%) Spring
4 10 (76.92%) DataPower
4 10 (76.92%) CICS
4 10 (76.92%) Mainframe
4 10 (76.92%) Java
4 10 (76.92%) Oracle
4 10 (76.92%) DB2
4 10 (76.92%) IIS
4 10 (76.92%) Linux
4 10 (76.92%) Apache
4 10 (76.92%) Tomcat
4 10 (76.92%) Microservices
4 10 (76.92%) React
4 10 (76.92%) webpack
4 10 (76.92%) Spring Boot
4 10 (76.92%) DevOps
4 10 (76.92%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (69.23%) Adobe
5 9 (69.23%) TeamCity
5 9 (69.23%) JIRA
5 9 (69.23%) Adobe Analytics
5 9 (69.23%) Green Hat
5 9 (69.23%) Bitbucket
5 9 (69.23%) Analytics
5 9 (69.23%) Artifactory

BIG-IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 10 (76.92%) Apache
1 10 (76.92%) CICS
1 10 (76.92%) IIS
1 10 (76.92%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 9 (69.23%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) Firewall
2 11 (84.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (15.38%) IP Telephony
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) MPLS
3 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
3 2 (15.38%) VPN
3 2 (15.38%) WAN
3 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (15.38%) Wireless
4 1 (7.69%) Broadband
4 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security
4 1 (7.69%) PPP
4 1 (7.69%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) webpack
2 9 (69.23%) Artifactory
2 9 (69.23%) Bitbucket
2 9 (69.23%) JIRA
2 9 (69.23%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Retail Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 7 (53.85%) Consultant
2 7 (53.85%) DevOps Consultant
3 5 (38.46%) Java Consultant
3 5 (38.46%) Linux Consultant
4 3 (23.08%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Java Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) JIRA Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Network Operations Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) Node.js
1 10 (76.92%) React
1 10 (76.92%) Spring
1 10 (76.92%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (76.92%) DataPower
1 10 (76.92%) Mainframe
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) DevOps
1 10 (76.92%) Microservices
2 9 (69.23%) Analytics
3 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Network Management
3 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCIE
1 1 (7.69%) CCNP
1 1 (7.69%) CCSA
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (7.69%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) F5
2 12 (92.31%) IBM
3 10 (76.92%) Oracle
4 9 (69.23%) Adobe
4 9 (69.23%) Green Hat
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco
6 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
6 2 (15.38%) CA
6 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
6 2 (15.38%) HP
6 2 (15.38%) IronPort
6 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
7 1 (7.69%) Radware