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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 480 480 456
Rank change year-on-year
0 -24
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 118 89 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.59% 1.36% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 59 53
Average daily rate
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£419 £388 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.06% -18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £275 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £388 £413
% change year-on-year
-18.38% -6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £34.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 - £30.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 - £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £34.00
BIG-IP
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
7417 6564 6304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.57% 13.46% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4254 3587 3294
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 358 496
Average hourly rate £22.83 £19.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.15% -22.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.43 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -28.00%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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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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
London +26 77 £450 +15.01% 9
West Midlands +5 11 £311 -3.48% 2
Yorkshire -27 8 £430 +7.24%
East Midlands 0 7 £407 -
South East -43 6 £365 +24.25% 4
Midlands - 2 £320 -
North West - 2 - - 3
South West -3 1 £240 -26.15%
East of England -6 1 £313 -19.35% 1
BIG-IP
UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 178 (79.82%) F5
2 177 (79.37%) Cisco
3 163 (73.09%) Firewall
4 129 (57.85%) CheckPoint
5 107 (47.98%) Cisco Certification
6 87 (39.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 82 (36.77%) CCNP
8 78 (34.98%) WAN
8 78 (34.98%) Blue Coat
9 77 (34.53%) Windows
10 74 (33.18%) DNS
11 73 (32.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 73 (32.74%) Cisco ASA
12 71 (31.84%) VMware
13 68 (30.49%) Linux
14 67 (30.04%) LAN
15 64 (28.70%) OSPF
16 62 (27.80%) VMware Infrastructure
17 57 (25.56%) Cisco Nexus
18 55 (24.66%) ITIL
19 54 (24.22%) Microsoft
20 49 (21.97%) VoIP
20 49 (21.97%) Juniper
21 48 (21.52%) UNIX
22 46 (20.63%) Load Balancing
23 45 (20.18%) Security Cleared
24 44 (19.73%) TCP/IP
25 42 (18.83%) BGP
25 42 (18.83%) Cisco IOS
26 41 (18.39%) DHCP

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 29 (13.00%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 15 (6.73%) WebSphere
3 15 (6.73%) WebSphere Application Server
3 15 (6.73%) IIS
4 12 (5.38%) Apache
5 6 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.24%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (2.24%) Lync
7 3 (1.35%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.35%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 29 (13.00%) MS Office
2 7 (3.14%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.59%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.24%) PaaS
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 163 (73.09%) Firewall
2 87 (39.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 78 (34.98%) WAN
4 74 (33.18%) DNS
5 73 (32.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 73 (32.74%) Cisco ASA
6 67 (30.04%) LAN
7 64 (28.70%) OSPF
8 57 (25.56%) Cisco Nexus
9 49 (21.97%) VoIP
10 44 (19.73%) TCP/IP
11 42 (18.83%) BGP
11 42 (18.83%) Cisco IOS
12 41 (18.39%) DHCP
13 40 (17.94%) MPLS
14 34 (15.25%) DMVPN
14 34 (15.25%) SAN
15 33 (14.80%) Wireless
16 31 (13.90%) Network Security
17 30 (13.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.24%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (0.90%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (4.93%) Introscope
2 8 (3.59%) JMeter
3 1 (0.45%) ProC
General
1 35 (15.70%) Finance
2 13 (5.83%) Banking
3 7 (3.14%) Retail
4 5 (2.24%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.79%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.79%) Back Office
6 3 (1.35%) Front Office
6 3 (1.35%) Publishing
6 3 (1.35%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.90%) Marketing
7 2 (0.90%) Billing
7 2 (0.90%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Military
8 1 (0.45%) French Language
8 1 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 67 (30.04%) Network Engineer
2 29 (13.00%) Architect
3 28 (12.56%) Network Specialist
4 26 (11.66%) Analyst
5 20 (8.97%) Administrator
5 20 (8.97%) Security Specialist
5 20 (8.97%) Network Security Specialist
6 17 (7.62%) Infrastructure Architect
7 16 (7.17%) Support Engineer
7 16 (7.17%) Network Architect
8 12 (5.38%) Operations Analyst
9 11 (4.93%) Applications Support
9 11 (4.93%) Consultant
9 11 (4.93%) Network Infrastructure Architect
10 10 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (4.04%) Network Support
11 9 (4.04%) Security Engineer
12 8 (3.59%) Applications Support Engineer
13 7 (3.14%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.76%) Middleware
2 21 (9.42%) CSS
3 11 (4.93%) .NET
3 11 (4.93%) Java EE
4 5 (2.24%) MAPI
5 3 (1.35%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (1.35%) WCF
6 2 (0.90%) XMPP
7 1 (0.45%) JSON
7 1 (0.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.14%) Data Centre
2 28 (12.56%) Thin Client
2 28 (12.56%) Fat Client
3 22 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (8.52%) Blackberry
5 8 (3.59%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (3.14%) Clustering
7 6 (2.69%) User Experience
8 5 (2.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (2.24%) iPhone
9 4 (1.79%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.79%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.79%) Replication
9 4 (1.79%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.35%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.35%) SecurID
11 2 (0.90%) PKI
11 2 (0.90%) IVR
11 2 (0.90%) BBC
12 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 77 (34.53%) Windows
2 68 (30.49%) Linux
3 48 (21.52%) UNIX
4 35 (15.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (13.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (10.31%) Windows 7
7 18 (8.07%) Solaris
8 14 (6.28%) Oracle Linux
9 13 (5.83%) Ubuntu
10 12 (5.38%) CentOS
11 6 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (2.24%) Android
13 4 (1.79%) zOS
13 4 (1.79%) AIX
13 4 (1.79%) SUSE
14 3 (1.35%) Windows NT
14 3 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (24.66%) ITIL
2 46 (20.63%) Load Balancing
3 40 (17.94%) Service Management
4 32 (14.35%) E-Commerce
5 31 (13.90%) Problem Management
6 25 (11.21%) ITSM
7 22 (9.87%) Network Architecture
8 21 (9.42%) BCP
8 21 (9.42%) Performance Management
9 20 (8.97%) Performance Tuning
10 19 (8.52%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (8.07%) Business Continuity
11 18 (8.07%) Network Design
11 18 (8.07%) Business Continuity Planning
11 18 (8.07%) Capacity Management
12 16 (7.17%) Change Control
13 15 (6.73%) WAN Optimisation
14 13 (5.83%) Network Monitoring
14 13 (5.83%) Mentoring
14 13 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.17%) C
2 11 (4.93%) Java
3 7 (3.14%) Python
4 6 (2.69%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.35%) Perl
5 3 (1.35%) SQL
6 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 107 (47.98%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (36.77%) CCNP
3 45 (20.18%) Security Cleared
4 40 (17.94%) CCSE
5 25 (11.21%) SC Cleared
6 17 (7.62%) CCNA
7 14 (6.28%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.69%) CCDP
8 6 (2.69%) CCSA
9 5 (2.24%) CCIE
9 5 (2.24%) CCSP
10 3 (1.35%) CCIP
10 3 (1.35%) CISSP
11 1 (0.45%) CCDA
11 1 (0.45%) MCSE
11 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.45%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.35%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 62 (27.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (15.70%) Active Directory
3 21 (9.42%) Hyper-V
4 20 (8.97%) ProxySG
5 19 (8.52%) NLBS
6 16 (7.17%) NFS
7 14 (6.28%) XenServer
8 9 (4.04%) vSphere
9 8 (3.59%) Xen
10 5 (2.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (2.24%) XenApp
10 5 (2.24%) VMware ESX
10 5 (2.24%) Firmware
11 4 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.90%) Squid
13 1 (0.45%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 20 (8.97%) WSUS
2 17 (7.62%) BladeLogic
3 14 (6.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 14 (6.28%) Control-M
4 11 (4.93%) ITRS Geneos
5 10 (4.48%) OVSD
5 10 (4.48%) CiscoWorks
6 9 (4.04%) FortiGate
7 8 (3.59%) Cisco Prime
8 6 (2.69%) OPNET
9 5 (2.24%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (1.79%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (1.79%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (1.35%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.90%) Nagios
13 1 (0.45%) Foglight
13 1 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 1 (0.45%) Puppet
13 1 (0.45%) Cacti
Vendors
1 178 (79.82%) F5
2 177 (79.37%) Cisco
3 129 (57.85%) CheckPoint
4 78 (34.98%) Blue Coat
5 71 (31.84%) VMware
6 54 (24.22%) Microsoft
7 49 (21.97%) Juniper
8 37 (16.59%) HP
9 33 (14.80%) Citrix
9 33 (14.80%) Infoblox
10 32 (14.35%) Oracle
11 28 (12.56%) Nokia
12 23 (10.31%) SolarWinds
13 21 (9.42%) Fortinet
13 21 (9.42%) Avaya
13 21 (9.42%) Nortel
13 21 (9.42%) Imperva
14 20 (8.97%) Symantec
15 19 (8.52%) McAfee
16 16 (7.17%) BMC
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