The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 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
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 542 525 523
Rank change year-on-year -17 -2  
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 59 119 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.94% 1.37% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 62 78
Median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £350 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £459 £320
% change year-on-year -1.90% +43.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 2
Median hourly rate £31.85 £20.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.25% -42.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.30 £20.00 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £20.00 £39.00
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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6274 8675 8108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.56% 16.13% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3717 5255 4568
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 426 478
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.17% +23.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

BIG-IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BIG-IP in the UK

BIG-IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BIG-IP over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BIG-IP in the UK

BIG-IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BIG-IP in the UK

BIG-IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing BIG-IP over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BIG-IP in the UK

BIG-IP
Top 28 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England -24 42 £444 -1.38% 6
Scotland +55 16 £375 +15.38%
London -3 16 £260 -42.22% 4
Aberdeen - 15 £375 -
South East +33 13 £460 -8.00%
Tyne and Wear +78 7 £438 -12.50%
North East +62 7 £438 -12.50%
Newcastle upon Tyne +79 6 £475 -5.00%
Hampshire - 6 £460 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £550 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £550 -
Hook - 5 £460 -
Birmingham +11 2 £310 - 1
West Midlands +6 2 £310 -16.49% 1
South West -1 2 £370 -26.00% 1
Bristol -4 2 £370 +5.71% 1
City of London -5 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire +19 1 £438 -1.12%
Yorkshire +15 1 £438 -1.12%
Edinburgh +13 1 - -
North West +13 1 - -
Halifax +5 1 £438 -1.12%
Manchester +4 1 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £370 -
Tadworth - 1 £525 -
Sunderland - 1 £275 -
Kent - 1 £370 -
Surrey - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 142 (97.26%) F5
2 107 (73.29%) Cisco
3 90 (61.64%) Firewall
4 79 (54.11%) Wireless
4 79 (54.11%) Cisco Certification
4 79 (54.11%) CheckPoint
5 76 (52.05%) CCNP
6 75 (51.37%) WAN
6 75 (51.37%) LAN
7 71 (48.63%) Juniper
8 68 (46.58%) HP
9 63 (43.15%) ITIL
10 61 (41.78%) Riverbed
11 60 (41.10%) Aruba
12 59 (40.41%) Security Cleared
13 57 (39.04%) CCIE
14 55 (37.67%) Network Design
15 54 (36.99%) CCSE
15 54 (36.99%) ITSM
15 54 (36.99%) Service Management
16 53 (36.30%) CCDP
16 53 (36.30%) CCSA
16 53 (36.30%) FortiGate
17 52 (35.62%) Fortinet
18 51 (34.93%) JNCIA
18 51 (34.93%) CCIP
19 49 (33.56%) JNCIE
20 47 (32.19%) Degree
20 47 (32.19%) Telecoms
20 47 (32.19%) HP ASE

BIG-IP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (5.48%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (4.79%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.74%) Apache
3 4 (2.74%) IIS
3 4 (2.74%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.68%) iPlanet
4 1 (0.68%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.68%) nginx
4 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.68%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 90 (61.64%) Firewall
2 79 (54.11%) Wireless
3 75 (51.37%) LAN
3 75 (51.37%) WAN
4 42 (28.77%) Cisco ASA
5 29 (19.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 28 (19.18%) Network Security
7 24 (16.44%) Cisco Nexus
8 23 (15.75%) DNS
9 18 (12.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 13 (8.90%) DHCP
10 13 (8.90%) SSL
11 12 (8.22%) MPLS
12 11 (7.53%) OSPF
12 11 (7.53%) VPN
13 10 (6.85%) BGP
13 10 (6.85%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (6.16%) Internet
14 9 (6.16%) IPsec
14 9 (6.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.05%) MySQL
2 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.37%) DB2
3 2 (1.37%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.68%) Redis
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (2.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.37%) Subversion
3 1 (0.68%) Ant
3 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.68%) Maven
General
1 47 (32.19%) Telecoms
2 14 (9.59%) Finance
3 9 (6.16%) Law
4 8 (5.48%) Banking
5 5 (3.42%) Legal
6 2 (1.37%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.37%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.37%) Retail
6 2 (1.37%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Advertising
7 1 (0.68%) German Language
7 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 77 (52.74%) Network Engineer
2 24 (16.44%) Consultant
3 16 (10.96%) Architect
3 16 (10.96%) Network Consultant
4 12 (8.22%) Senior Network Engineer
5 9 (6.16%) Enterprise Architect
5 9 (6.16%) Network Security Consultant
5 9 (6.16%) Security Consultant
5 9 (6.16%) Security Engineer
6 8 (5.48%) Network Security Engineer
6 8 (5.48%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 7 (4.79%) Network Specialist
8 6 (4.11%) Network Architect
8 6 (4.11%) Network Security Specialist
8 6 (4.11%) Security Specialist
9 5 (3.42%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (3.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (3.42%) Design Engineer
9 5 (3.42%) Messaging Specialist
9 5 (3.42%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.05%) LAMP
2 2 (1.37%) CGI
2 2 (1.37%) CSS
2 2 (1.37%) Embperl
2 2 (1.37%) FastCGI
2 2 (1.37%) Java EE
2 2 (1.37%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.68%) J2EE
3 1 (0.68%) JSP
3 1 (0.68%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.68%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (30.82%) Computer Science
2 29 (19.86%) Data Centre
3 13 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (8.22%) Fat Client
4 12 (8.22%) Thin Client
5 5 (3.42%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.05%) Clustering
6 3 (2.05%) Replication
7 2 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.37%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.37%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.68%) CMDB
8 1 (0.68%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.68%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.68%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.68%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.64%) Linux
2 16 (10.96%) Unix
3 10 (6.85%) Windows
4 9 (6.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.05%) Solaris
7 2 (1.37%) AIX
7 2 (1.37%) SUSE
7 2 (1.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.68%) OS/2
8 1 (0.68%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (43.15%) ITIL
2 55 (37.67%) Network Design
3 54 (36.99%) ITSM
3 54 (36.99%) Service Management
4 13 (8.90%) Load Balancing
5 11 (7.53%) DevOps
5 11 (7.53%) ITIL V3
6 10 (6.85%) Change Management
6 10 (6.85%) Protective Monitoring
7 9 (6.16%) Project Management
8 7 (4.79%) Problem Management
8 7 (4.79%) Virtual Environments
9 6 (4.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 6 (4.11%) Programme Delivery
9 6 (4.11%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.11%) Unit Testing
10 4 (2.74%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (2.74%) E-Commerce
10 4 (2.74%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.59%) SQL
2 7 (4.79%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.42%) Python
4 4 (2.74%) Tcl
5 3 (2.05%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.05%) Ruby
5 3 (2.05%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.37%) C
6 2 (1.37%) Java
6 2 (1.37%) Perl
6 2 (1.37%) PHP
6 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 79 (54.11%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (52.05%) CCNP
3 59 (40.41%) Security Cleared
4 57 (39.04%) CCIE
5 54 (36.99%) CCSE
6 53 (36.30%) CCDP
6 53 (36.30%) CCSA
7 51 (34.93%) CCIP
7 51 (34.93%) JNCIA
8 49 (33.56%) JNCIE
9 47 (32.19%) Degree
9 47 (32.19%) HP ASE
9 47 (32.19%) HP MASE
10 45 (30.82%) SC Cleared
11 43 (29.45%) Computer Science Degree
12 18 (12.33%) DV Cleared
13 7 (4.79%) MCP
13 7 (4.79%) MCSE
13 7 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (3.42%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.85%) GPG13
2 2 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.37%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.37%) QA
2 2 (1.37%) SLA
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.68%) JSP 440
System Software
1 14 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (6.85%) XenApp
2 10 (6.85%) XenDesktop
3 8 (5.48%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.48%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.79%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (2.05%) ProxySG
5 3 (2.05%) vCloud
6 2 (1.37%) Firmware
7 1 (0.68%) iptables
7 1 (0.68%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 53 (36.30%) FortiGate
2 10 (6.85%) AppDNA
3 5 (3.42%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.05%) Puppet
6 2 (1.37%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.37%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.68%) Ansible
7 1 (0.68%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.68%) Cacti
7 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.68%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.68%) Nagios
7 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.68%) RANCID
7 1 (0.68%) SCOM
7 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 142 (97.26%) F5
2 107 (73.29%) Cisco
3 79 (54.11%) CheckPoint
4 71 (48.63%) Juniper
5 68 (46.58%) HP
6 61 (41.78%) Riverbed
7 60 (41.10%) Aruba
8 52 (35.62%) Fortinet
9 25 (17.12%) Citrix
10 17 (11.64%) VMware
11 16 (10.96%) Palo Alto
12 15 (10.27%) Microsoft
13 14 (9.59%) Blue Coat
14 10 (6.85%) AppSense
15 7 (4.79%) IBM
15 7 (4.79%) ServiceNow
15 7 (4.79%) SolarWinds
16 5 (3.42%) Infoblox
16 5 (3.42%) TippingPoint
17 4 (2.74%) Avaya
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