The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 466 507 456
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -51
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 107 59 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.46% 0.93% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 40 32
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£413 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.50
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UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7318 6331 6345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.04% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4047 3336 3170
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 391 540
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in England

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

BIG-IP Daily Rate Trend in England

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the England region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

BIG-IP Daily Rate Histogram in England

BIG-IP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

BIG-IP Hourly Rate Trend in England

BIG-IP
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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
London +28 40 £425 -5.55% 7
Yorkshire +7 25 £401 -
South East -18 19 £400 +15.10% 2
West Midlands -14 10 £450 +9.75% 1
East of England +14 6 £388 -3.12% 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
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BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 176 (87.56%) F5
2 146 (72.64%) Cisco
3 136 (67.66%) Firewall
4 112 (55.72%) CheckPoint
5 108 (53.73%) VMware
6 98 (48.76%) Cisco Certification
7 93 (46.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 86 (42.79%) VMware Infrastructure
9 85 (42.29%) CCNP
10 83 (41.29%) Linux
11 82 (40.80%) DNS
12 80 (39.80%) Cisco ASA
13 77 (38.31%) OSPF
14 71 (35.32%) Blue Coat
14 71 (35.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 63 (31.34%) CCSE
15 63 (31.34%) Cisco IOS
16 62 (30.85%) DHCP
17 61 (30.35%) Windows
18 53 (26.37%) BGP
19 52 (25.87%) Infoblox
20 51 (25.37%) Network Security
20 51 (25.37%) Citrix
20 51 (25.37%) Load Balancing
21 50 (24.88%) E-Commerce
21 50 (24.88%) Microsoft
22 48 (23.88%) Juniper
23 43 (21.39%) HP
24 42 (20.90%) ITIL
25 41 (20.40%) WAN

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 20 (9.95%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.46%) Apache
3 13 (6.47%) IIS
4 12 (5.97%) WebSphere Application Server
4 12 (5.97%) WebSphere
5 11 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (3.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.49%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.00%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.00%) JBoss
10 1 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.50%) Lync
10 1 (0.50%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 14 (6.97%) MS Office
2 12 (5.97%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.98%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.49%) PaaS
2 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.50%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 136 (67.66%) Firewall
2 93 (46.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 82 (40.80%) DNS
4 80 (39.80%) Cisco ASA
5 77 (38.31%) OSPF
6 71 (35.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 63 (31.34%) Cisco IOS
8 62 (30.85%) DHCP
9 53 (26.37%) BGP
10 51 (25.37%) Network Security
11 41 (20.40%) WAN
12 39 (19.40%) LAN
13 38 (18.91%) NetScreen
13 38 (18.91%) DMVPN
14 30 (14.93%) Cisco Nexus
15 28 (13.93%) iSCSI
15 28 (13.93%) SAN
16 24 (11.94%) TCP/IP
17 21 (10.45%) VoIP
18 17 (8.46%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.99%) MySQL
3 2 (1.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (3.98%) Introscope
1 8 (3.98%) JMeter
2 2 (1.00%) Subversion
General
1 22 (10.95%) Finance
2 6 (2.99%) Games
3 5 (2.49%) Banking
3 5 (2.49%) Retail
4 4 (1.99%) Military
5 3 (1.49%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.50%) Back Office
6 1 (0.50%) Billing
6 1 (0.50%) Local Government
6 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.50%) French Language
Job Titles
1 47 (23.38%) Network Engineer
2 39 (19.40%) Network Specialist
3 34 (16.92%) Security Specialist
3 34 (16.92%) Network Security Specialist
4 20 (9.95%) Consultant
5 16 (7.96%) Analyst
5 16 (7.96%) Security Engineer
6 15 (7.46%) Architect
7 11 (5.47%) Support Engineer
7 11 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.48%) Network Consultant
9 8 (3.98%) Applications Support
9 8 (3.98%) Administrator
9 8 (3.98%) Applications Support Engineer
9 8 (3.98%) Network Architect
10 7 (3.48%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 7 (3.48%) Operations Analyst
10 7 (3.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 7 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (2.99%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.97%) Middleware
2 11 (5.47%) CSS
3 10 (4.98%) Java EE
4 9 (4.48%) .NET
5 7 (3.48%) Ajax
5 7 (3.48%) REST
6 5 (2.49%) JSON
6 5 (2.49%) SOAP
7 4 (1.99%) WAP
8 2 (1.00%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.00%) XML
8 2 (1.00%) CGI
8 2 (1.00%) FastCGI
8 2 (1.00%) Catalyst
8 2 (1.00%) Embperl
9 1 (0.50%) Web Services
9 1 (0.50%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 40 (19.90%) Thin Client
1 40 (19.90%) Fat Client
2 32 (15.92%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.97%) PKI
4 9 (4.48%) Replication
4 9 (4.48%) Clustering
5 8 (3.98%) Blackberry
6 7 (3.48%) Hedge funds
7 6 (2.99%) User Experience
7 6 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.99%) DataPower
8 5 (2.49%) Visualisation
8 5 (2.49%) Online Games
9 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.49%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.50%) iPhone
10 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.50%) BBC
10 1 (0.50%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 83 (41.29%) Linux
2 61 (30.35%) Windows
3 31 (15.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (12.44%) UNIX
5 17 (8.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (7.46%) Windows 7
7 14 (6.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (3.98%) CentOS
8 8 (3.98%) Ubuntu
8 8 (3.98%) Solaris
9 4 (1.99%) AIX
9 4 (1.99%) SUSE
9 4 (1.99%) zOS
10 3 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.50%) Android
11 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (25.37%) Load Balancing
2 50 (24.88%) E-Commerce
3 42 (20.90%) ITIL
4 22 (10.95%) Problem Management
5 18 (8.96%) Service Management
5 18 (8.96%) Mentoring
6 16 (7.96%) Capacity Management
6 16 (7.96%) Performance Monitoring
7 15 (7.46%) Change Control
7 15 (7.46%) Performance Tuning
8 14 (6.97%) Line Management
9 13 (6.47%) Network Management
9 13 (6.47%) ITSM
10 11 (5.47%) Project Management
10 11 (5.47%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (5.47%) Network Monitoring
11 10 (4.98%) Release Management
12 9 (4.48%) Performance Management
12 9 (4.48%) Network Architecture
13 8 (3.98%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (15.42%) C
2 14 (6.97%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.98%) Java
4 7 (3.48%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.48%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.99%) Python
6 2 (1.00%) Ruby
6 2 (1.00%) Perl
6 2 (1.00%) PHP
7 1 (0.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (48.76%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (42.29%) CCNP
3 63 (31.34%) CCSE
4 41 (20.40%) Security Cleared
5 24 (11.94%) SC Cleared
6 17 (8.46%) CCNA
7 15 (7.46%) DV Cleared
8 9 (4.48%) CCSP
9 8 (3.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (3.98%) CCDP
10 7 (3.48%) CCSA
11 6 (2.99%) CCIE
12 5 (2.49%) CISSP
13 4 (1.99%) JNCIS
13 4 (1.99%) Degree
14 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (1.49%) MCSE
15 2 (1.00%) CISM
16 1 (0.50%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.48%) SLA
2 6 (2.99%) QA
3 4 (1.99%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 86 (42.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (12.94%) Active Directory
3 19 (9.45%) NFS
4 18 (8.96%) XenServer
5 14 (6.97%) vSphere
5 14 (6.97%) Hyper-V
6 9 (4.48%) VMware ESX
7 8 (3.98%) Xen
7 8 (3.98%) NLBS
7 8 (3.98%) Forefront TMG
8 7 (3.48%) XenApp
9 5 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (2.49%) vCloud
10 4 (1.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.49%) XenDesktop
12 2 (1.00%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.50%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 9 (4.48%) WSUS
2 8 (3.98%) ITRS Geneos
3 7 (3.48%) FortiGate
3 7 (3.48%) Puppet
4 6 (2.99%) OPNET
4 6 (2.99%) OVSD
5 5 (2.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (2.49%) SCOM
5 5 (2.49%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.99%) Control-M
6 4 (1.99%) BladeLogic
6 4 (1.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (1.99%) CiscoWorks
7 3 (1.49%) Netcool
7 3 (1.49%) OpenView
7 3 (1.49%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.49%) Foglight
8 2 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 176 (87.56%) F5
2 146 (72.64%) Cisco
3 112 (55.72%) CheckPoint
4 108 (53.73%) VMware
5 71 (35.32%) Blue Coat
6 52 (25.87%) Infoblox
7 51 (25.37%) Citrix
8 50 (24.88%) Microsoft
9 48 (23.88%) Juniper
10 43 (21.39%) HP
11 35 (17.41%) Imperva
12 19 (9.45%) Oracle
13 15 (7.46%) Nokia
13 15 (7.46%) SolarWinds
14 12 (5.97%) NetApp
14 12 (5.97%) Fortinet
14 12 (5.97%) Red Hat
15 11 (5.47%) McAfee
16 10 (4.98%) IBM
17 9 (4.48%) BMC
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