The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 121 - 107
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 6 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.23% - 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.90% - 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£315 - £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 -
BIG-IP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
663 597 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.07% 22.80% 31.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 229 228
Average daily rate £350 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 35 36
Average hourly rate £39.50 £29.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.20% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BIG-IP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

BIG-IP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

BIG-IP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

BIG-IP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

BIG-IP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 3 - -
BIG-IP
South East

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing BIG-IP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BIG-IP.

1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 14 (100.00%) F5
2 12 (85.71%) CheckPoint
2 12 (85.71%) Cisco PIX
3 11 (78.57%) CCNP
3 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (71.43%) Wireshark
5 9 (64.29%) TACACS
6 8 (57.14%) CCSP
6 8 (57.14%) CCSA
6 8 (57.14%) CCSE
6 8 (57.14%) Network Management
7 7 (50.00%) SMS
7 7 (50.00%) WAP
7 7 (50.00%) CCNA
7 7 (50.00%) OpenView
7 7 (50.00%) HP
7 7 (50.00%) Nortel
7 7 (50.00%) Netcool
7 7 (50.00%) Radware
7 7 (50.00%) Nortel Alteon
7 7 (50.00%) Crossbeam
7 7 (50.00%) Fault Management
7 7 (50.00%) Network Security
7 7 (50.00%) tcpdump
7 7 (50.00%) Mobile App
8 6 (42.86%) UNIX
8 6 (42.86%) Degree

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing BIG-IP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BIG-IP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 12 (85.71%) Cisco PIX
3 10 (71.43%) Wireshark
4 9 (64.29%) TACACS
5 7 (50.00%) Network Security
5 7 (50.00%) Nortel Alteon
5 7 (50.00%) tcpdump
5 7 (50.00%) SMS
6 5 (35.71%) FWSM
6 5 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (28.57%) SNMP
7 4 (28.57%) DNS
7 4 (28.57%) OSPF
7 4 (28.57%) BGP
8 3 (21.43%) 3G
8 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
8 3 (21.43%) Broadband
8 3 (21.43%) SMTP
8 3 (21.43%) Radio Access Network
General
1 3 (21.43%) Back Office
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
1 3 (21.43%) Billing
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Security Engineer
2 7 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 6 (42.86%) Data Network Engineer
4 5 (35.71%) IP Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (14.29%) Network Consultant
5 2 (14.29%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Network Management
2 7 (50.00%) Fault Management
3 5 (35.71%) Change Management
3 5 (35.71%) Problem Management
3 5 (35.71%) Release Management
3 5 (35.71%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (21.43%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 3 (21.43%) CRM
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
5 2 (14.29%) Change Control
5 2 (14.29%) Protective Monitoring
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.14%) Demand Forecasting
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) CCNP
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (57.14%) CCSP
2 8 (57.14%) CCSA
2 8 (57.14%) CCSE
3 7 (50.00%) CCNA
4 6 (42.86%) Degree
5 3 (21.43%) CCDP
6 2 (14.29%) CISSP
6 2 (14.29%) JNCIS
7 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
7 1 (7.14%) CCIE
7 1 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) OpenView
1 7 (50.00%) Netcool
2 4 (28.57%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
1 14 (100.00%) F5
2 12 (85.71%) CheckPoint
3 7 (50.00%) Radware
3 7 (50.00%) HP
3 7 (50.00%) Nortel
3 7 (50.00%) Crossbeam
4 4 (28.57%) Blue Coat
5 3 (21.43%) Juniper
6 2 (14.29%) VMware
6 2 (14.29%) Mercator
7 1 (7.14%) Fortinet