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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 478 514 438
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -76
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 101 69 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.34% 1.03% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 40 42
Average daily rate
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£401 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £309 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £401 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
7533 6700 6609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.85% 13.08% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4189 3588 3396
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 395 529
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +23 37 £419 +5.34% 5
Yorkshire -7 20 £401 -
South East -6 18 £395 +24.90% 9
East of England +14 6 £388 -3.12%
East Midlands - 2 - -
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BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 175 (89.29%) F5
2 146 (74.49%) Cisco
3 134 (68.37%) Firewall
4 110 (56.12%) CheckPoint
5 100 (51.02%) VMware
6 95 (48.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 91 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
8 83 (42.35%) CCNP
8 83 (42.35%) VMware Infrastructure
8 83 (42.35%) Cisco ASA
9 80 (40.82%) DNS
10 76 (38.78%) OSPF
11 74 (37.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 72 (36.73%) Linux
13 68 (34.69%) Blue Coat
14 64 (32.65%) Cisco IOS
15 62 (31.63%) CCSE
15 62 (31.63%) DHCP
16 57 (29.08%) Windows
17 52 (26.53%) Infoblox
18 51 (26.02%) Network Security
19 50 (25.51%) Microsoft
20 49 (25.00%) E-Commerce
20 49 (25.00%) BGP
21 48 (24.49%) Juniper
21 48 (24.49%) Load Balancing
22 46 (23.47%) Citrix
23 44 (22.45%) HP
24 42 (21.43%) ITIL
25 41 (20.92%) Security Cleared

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 22 (11.22%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.14%) IIS
3 12 (6.12%) WebSphere
3 12 (6.12%) WebSphere Application Server
4 10 (5.10%) Apache
4 10 (5.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.04%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (2.04%) Lync
8 1 (0.51%) MediaWiki
8 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (7.65%) MS Office
2 10 (5.10%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.08%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 134 (68.37%) Firewall
2 95 (48.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 83 (42.35%) Cisco ASA
4 80 (40.82%) DNS
5 76 (38.78%) OSPF
6 74 (37.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 64 (32.65%) Cisco IOS
8 62 (31.63%) DHCP
9 51 (26.02%) Network Security
10 49 (25.00%) BGP
11 39 (19.90%) WAN
11 39 (19.90%) DMVPN
12 38 (19.39%) NetScreen
13 35 (17.86%) LAN
14 32 (16.33%) Cisco Nexus
15 28 (14.29%) iSCSI
16 21 (10.71%) TCP/IP
17 20 (10.20%) VoIP
18 19 (9.69%) SAN
19 17 (8.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.02%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.51%) MySQL
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (4.08%) Introscope
1 8 (4.08%) JMeter
General
1 23 (11.73%) Finance
2 6 (3.06%) Banking
2 6 (3.06%) Retail
3 5 (2.55%) Games
4 3 (1.53%) Military
4 3 (1.53%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.02%) Advertising
5 2 (1.02%) Marketing
6 1 (0.51%) French Language
6 1 (0.51%) Back Office
6 1 (0.51%) Billing
6 1 (0.51%) Local Government
6 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 41 (20.92%) Network Specialist
3 34 (17.35%) Network Security Specialist
3 34 (17.35%) Security Specialist
4 22 (11.22%) Consultant
5 18 (9.18%) Analyst
6 14 (7.14%) Security Engineer
7 13 (6.63%) Support Engineer
8 10 (5.10%) Architect
8 10 (5.10%) Network Consultant
9 9 (4.59%) Administrator
10 8 (4.08%) Applications Support Engineer
10 8 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.08%) Applications Support
10 8 (4.08%) Operations Analyst
11 7 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 7 (3.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 6 (3.06%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support
12 6 (3.06%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.63%) CSS
2 9 (4.59%) .NET
2 9 (4.59%) Middleware
3 8 (4.08%) Java EE
4 5 (2.55%) Ajax
5 4 (2.04%) JSON
5 4 (2.04%) REST
5 4 (2.04%) MAPI
5 4 (2.04%) SOAP
6 3 (1.53%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.90%) Thin Client
1 39 (19.90%) Fat Client
2 31 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.10%) Blackberry
4 9 (4.59%) Clustering
4 9 (4.59%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (4.08%) PKI
5 8 (4.08%) Replication
6 7 (3.57%) Hedge funds
7 6 (3.06%) User Experience
8 4 (2.04%) Visualisation
8 4 (2.04%) iPhone
8 4 (2.04%) Online Games
9 3 (1.53%) DataPower
9 3 (1.53%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.02%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.51%) IVR
11 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.51%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 72 (36.73%) Linux
2 57 (29.08%) Windows
3 29 (14.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (10.20%) UNIX
5 17 (8.67%) Windows 7
6 16 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (5.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (4.08%) Ubuntu
10 7 (3.57%) CentOS
11 4 (2.04%) Android
11 4 (2.04%) SUSE
11 4 (2.04%) AIX
11 4 (2.04%) Solaris
11 4 (2.04%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 48 (24.49%) Load Balancing
3 42 (21.43%) ITIL
4 23 (11.73%) Problem Management
5 22 (11.22%) Service Management
6 18 (9.18%) Performance Tuning
7 17 (8.67%) Mentoring
8 14 (7.14%) Line Management
8 14 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
8 14 (7.14%) Network Management
8 14 (7.14%) ITSM
9 13 (6.63%) Change Control
9 13 (6.63%) Capacity Management
10 11 (5.61%) Network Monitoring
10 11 (5.61%) Project Management
10 11 (5.61%) Performance Management
11 10 (5.10%) Network Architecture
11 10 (5.10%) Release Management
11 10 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (4.59%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 29 (14.80%) C
2 12 (6.12%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.08%) Java
4 5 (2.55%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.04%) Python
6 3 (1.53%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.51%) SQL
Qualifications
1 91 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (42.35%) CCNP
3 62 (31.63%) CCSE
4 41 (20.92%) Security Cleared
5 22 (11.22%) SC Cleared
6 14 (7.14%) DV Cleared
7 13 (6.63%) CCNA
8 8 (4.08%) CCSP
8 8 (4.08%) CCDP
9 6 (3.06%) CCSA
10 5 (2.55%) CISSP
10 5 (2.55%) CCIE
11 4 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (2.04%) JNCIS
12 2 (1.02%) Degree
12 2 (1.02%) CISM
13 1 (0.51%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.08%) SLA
2 5 (2.55%) QA
3 4 (2.04%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.02%) JSP 440
System Software
1 83 (42.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (11.73%) Active Directory
3 18 (9.18%) NFS
3 18 (9.18%) XenServer
4 13 (6.63%) Hyper-V
5 10 (5.10%) vSphere
5 10 (5.10%) NLBS
6 8 (4.08%) VMware ESX
7 6 (3.06%) Forefront TMG
8 5 (2.55%) Xen
9 4 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.04%) vCloud
9 4 (2.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (1.53%) XenApp
10 3 (1.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.02%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.51%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 11 (5.61%) WSUS
2 8 (4.08%) FortiGate
2 8 (4.08%) ITRS Geneos
3 6 (3.06%) OPNET
3 6 (3.06%) OVSD
4 5 (2.55%) CiscoWorks
4 5 (2.55%) Puppet
4 5 (2.55%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (2.04%) SCOM
5 4 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (1.53%) Netcool
6 3 (1.53%) OpenView
7 2 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.51%) Cacti
8 1 (0.51%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.51%) Nagios
8 1 (0.51%) SCCM
Vendors
1 175 (89.29%) F5
2 146 (74.49%) Cisco
3 110 (56.12%) CheckPoint
4 100 (51.02%) VMware
5 68 (34.69%) Blue Coat
6 52 (26.53%) Infoblox
7 50 (25.51%) Microsoft
8 48 (24.49%) Juniper
9 46 (23.47%) Citrix
10 44 (22.45%) HP
11 35 (17.86%) Imperva
12 15 (7.65%) Oracle
13 14 (7.14%) Fortinet
14 13 (6.63%) SolarWinds
14 13 (6.63%) McAfee
15 12 (6.12%) Nokia
16 11 (5.61%) NetApp
17 10 (5.10%) BMC
18 9 (4.59%) Red Hat
19 8 (4.08%) IBM
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