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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 119 103 121
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +18
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 4 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.16% 0.55% 0.082%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 2.45% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
-13.75% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £34.00
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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
662 571 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.09% 22.56% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 193 179
Average daily rate £310 £290 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 19
Average hourly rate £39.00 £20.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.50 £12.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £30.00 £93.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (87.50%) F5
2 7 (87.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (75.00%) CCNP
4 5 (62.50%) Juniper
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
5 4 (50.00%) iSCSI
5 4 (50.00%) JNCIS
5 4 (50.00%) VMware
5 4 (50.00%) Mercator
5 4 (50.00%) CCDP
5 4 (50.00%) LAN
5 4 (50.00%) WAN
6 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
6 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
6 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
7 2 (25.00%) 4G
7 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
7 2 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (25.00%) Network Security
7 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
7 2 (25.00%) Retail
7 2 (25.00%) Billing
7 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
7 2 (25.00%) ProxySG
7 2 (25.00%) CCSE

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (87.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (50.00%) iSCSI
4 4 (50.00%) LAN
4 4 (50.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) 4G
5 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (25.00%) Network Security
5 2 (25.00%) FWSM
5 2 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (25.00%) 3G
5 2 (25.00%) OSPF
5 2 (25.00%) BGP
5 2 (25.00%) TACACS
5 2 (25.00%) VRRP
5 2 (25.00%) SMTP
5 2 (25.00%) HTTP
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
1 2 (25.00%) Billing
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
1 4 (50.00%) Network Consultant
1 4 (50.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) IP Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (25.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 2 (25.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (75.00%) CCNP
3 4 (50.00%) JNCIS
3 4 (50.00%) CCDP
4 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) CCSE
5 2 (25.00%) CCSA
5 2 (25.00%) CISSP
6 1 (12.50%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) F5
3 5 (62.50%) Juniper
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) Mercator
5 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
6 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
7 1 (12.50%) Fortinet