The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 147 122 143
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +21
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 2 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.066% 0.21% 0.098%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 1.35% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Average daily rate
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- £388 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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England

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

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
529 371 535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.46% 15.31% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 150 228
Average daily rate £345 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 56 57
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -34.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 22 October 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
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 6 (100.00%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) F5
3 4 (66.67%) CCSE
3 4 (66.67%) Network Security
3 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (66.67%) CCNP
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (50.00%) Infoblox
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Blue Coat
5 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (33.33%) SonicWALL
5 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
5 2 (33.33%) Imperva
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (33.33%) OSPF
5 2 (33.33%) Sophos
5 2 (33.33%) BGP
5 2 (33.33%) NetScreen
5 2 (33.33%) Data Security
5 2 (33.33%) DHCP
5 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) Network Security
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (33.33%) OSPF
4 2 (33.33%) BGP
4 2 (33.33%) NetScreen
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) DMVPN
4 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (16.67%) LDAP
5 1 (16.67%) IPsec
General
1 1 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Security Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Network Security Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Network Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) WAP
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Data Security
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (33.33%) Line Management
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CCSE
1 4 (66.67%) CCNP
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) NFS
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (16.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) F5
2 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Infoblox
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (33.33%) SonicWALL
4 2 (33.33%) Imperva
4 2 (33.33%) Sophos
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Dell
5 1 (16.67%) Juniper
5 1 (16.67%) NetApp
5 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds