The first table below looks at the demand for BIG-IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the East of England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 134 112 133
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +21
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 3 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.098% 0.38% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.69% 2.35% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 2
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£388 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £369
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
+51.51% -
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
432 383 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.12% 16.11% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 148 237
Average daily rate £325 £290 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 53 72
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -7.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.69 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

BIG-IP Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

BIG-IP
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

BIG-IP Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

BIG-IP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 1 August 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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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
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Essex -11 1 £388 -6.06%
Bedfordshire - - - -
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) DNS
1 7 (100.00%) CCNP
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) CCSE
1 7 (100.00%) Network Security
1 7 (100.00%) F5
2 5 (71.43%) DMVPN
2 5 (71.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (71.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (71.43%) Infoblox
2 5 (71.43%) Imperva
2 5 (71.43%) Fat Client
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (71.43%) OSPF
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Blue Coat
2 5 (71.43%) Thin Client
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) BGP
2 5 (71.43%) NetScreen
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) DHCP
2 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) WAN

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 7 (100.00%) DNS
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) Network Security
2 5 (71.43%) DMVPN
2 5 (71.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (71.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (71.43%) OSPF
2 5 (71.43%) BGP
2 5 (71.43%) NetScreen
2 5 (71.43%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) VPN
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Network Specialist
1 5 (71.43%) Network Security Specialist
1 5 (71.43%) Security Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Security Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Fat Client
1 5 (71.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) Data Security
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Management
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) CCNP
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (100.00%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (100.00%) F5
2 5 (71.43%) Infoblox
2 5 (71.43%) Imperva
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Blue Coat
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Sophos
3 2 (28.57%) SonicWALL