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 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 449 499 450
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -49
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 107 47 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.55% 0.78% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 26 28
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£413 £401 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -15.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £311 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
6923 6034 6126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.23% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3803 3155 3050
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 354 528
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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 5 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 5 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 +27 38 £425 -20.93% 5
Yorkshire +9 29 £401 +0.06% 1
South East -5 21 £400 +15.94% 3
West Midlands -16 11 £450 +16.88% 3
East of England +8 3 £406 +4.83% 1
South West - 2 £313 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
BIG-IP
UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 182 (87.50%) F5
2 162 (77.88%) Cisco
3 146 (70.19%) Firewall
4 123 (59.13%) CheckPoint
5 113 (54.33%) Cisco Certification
6 107 (51.44%) VMware
7 99 (47.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 95 (45.67%) CCNP
9 92 (44.23%) OSPF
10 85 (40.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 84 (40.38%) Cisco ASA
12 83 (39.90%) Linux
13 78 (37.50%) DNS
14 74 (35.58%) Blue Coat
15 70 (33.65%) BGP
15 70 (33.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 66 (31.73%) CCSE
17 62 (29.81%) Load Balancing
17 62 (29.81%) Cisco IOS
17 62 (29.81%) Juniper
18 61 (29.33%) DHCP
19 56 (26.92%) Network Security
20 55 (26.44%) Infoblox
21 54 (25.96%) Citrix
21 54 (25.96%) Windows
22 50 (24.04%) E-Commerce
22 50 (24.04%) Microsoft
23 47 (22.60%) LAN
23 47 (22.60%) WAN
24 43 (20.67%) Thin Client

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 21 (10.10%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.25%) Apache
3 11 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.33%) IIS
4 9 (4.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (2.40%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.92%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.44%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.44%) JBoss
7 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.48%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 16 (7.69%) MS Office
1 16 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.40%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.40%) PaaS
3 4 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.92%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.96%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 146 (70.19%) Firewall
2 99 (47.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 92 (44.23%) OSPF
4 84 (40.38%) Cisco ASA
5 78 (37.50%) DNS
6 70 (33.65%) BGP
6 70 (33.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 62 (29.81%) Cisco IOS
8 61 (29.33%) DHCP
9 56 (26.92%) Network Security
10 47 (22.60%) LAN
10 47 (22.60%) WAN
11 42 (20.19%) Cisco Nexus
12 39 (18.75%) NetScreen
12 39 (18.75%) DMVPN
13 29 (13.94%) SAN
14 26 (12.50%) iSCSI
15 23 (11.06%) TCP/IP
16 19 (9.13%) VoIP
17 17 (8.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.37%) MySQL
3 3 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.48%) Redis
4 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (2.40%) Introscope
1 5 (2.40%) JMeter
2 3 (1.44%) Subversion
3 1 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (11.54%) Finance
2 6 (2.88%) Games
3 5 (2.40%) Banking
3 5 (2.40%) Retail
4 4 (1.92%) Military
5 2 (0.96%) Billing
5 2 (0.96%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.96%) Back Office
6 1 (0.48%) French Language
6 1 (0.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 56 (26.92%) Network Engineer
2 43 (20.67%) Network Specialist
3 35 (16.83%) Network Security Specialist
3 35 (16.83%) Security Specialist
4 20 (9.62%) Consultant
5 19 (9.13%) Analyst
6 18 (8.65%) Security Engineer
7 12 (5.77%) Architect
8 10 (4.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (4.33%) Network Consultant
10 8 (3.85%) Network Architect
10 8 (3.85%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
11 7 (3.37%) Monitoring Specialist
11 7 (3.37%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.37%) Operations Analyst
11 7 (3.37%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 7 (3.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 6 (2.88%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.65%) CSS
2 13 (6.25%) Middleware
3 8 (3.85%) Java EE
3 8 (3.85%) WAP
3 8 (3.85%) REST
4 7 (3.37%) Ajax
5 6 (2.88%) .NET
6 5 (2.40%) SOAP
6 5 (2.40%) JSON
7 4 (1.92%) Web Services
8 3 (1.44%) Catalyst
8 3 (1.44%) Embperl
8 3 (1.44%) FastCGI
8 3 (1.44%) CGI
8 3 (1.44%) XML
8 3 (1.44%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 43 (20.67%) Thin Client
1 43 (20.67%) Fat Client
2 31 (14.90%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.25%) User Experience
4 12 (5.77%) Visualisation
5 11 (5.29%) PKI
6 9 (4.33%) Blackberry
6 9 (4.33%) Clustering
7 7 (3.37%) Hedge funds
8 5 (2.40%) Online Games
8 5 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (2.40%) DataPower
8 5 (2.40%) Replication
9 4 (1.92%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.44%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.48%) IVR
11 1 (0.48%) BBC
11 1 (0.48%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 83 (39.90%) Linux
2 54 (25.96%) Windows
3 31 (14.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (9.62%) UNIX
5 18 (8.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (7.69%) Windows 7
7 9 (4.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (3.85%) CentOS
9 7 (3.37%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.92%) Solaris
11 3 (1.44%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.44%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.96%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (29.81%) Load Balancing
2 50 (24.04%) E-Commerce
3 41 (19.71%) ITIL
4 23 (11.06%) Network Management
5 22 (10.58%) Problem Management
6 19 (9.13%) Performance Monitoring
6 19 (9.13%) Network Monitoring
6 19 (9.13%) Mentoring
7 17 (8.17%) Service Management
8 16 (7.69%) Network Architecture
9 14 (6.73%) Line Management
10 13 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
10 13 (6.25%) Change Control
10 13 (6.25%) ITSM
11 12 (5.77%) Root Cause Analysis
11 12 (5.77%) Capacity Management
12 11 (5.29%) Performance Management
13 9 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (3.85%) Business Continuity
14 8 (3.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.87%) C
2 15 (7.21%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.33%) Java
4 7 (3.37%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.37%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.92%) Ruby
6 3 (1.44%) Perl
6 3 (1.44%) PHP
7 1 (0.48%) Python
7 1 (0.48%) SQL
Qualifications
1 113 (54.33%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (45.67%) CCNP
3 66 (31.73%) CCSE
4 35 (16.83%) Security Cleared
5 25 (12.02%) CCNA
6 22 (10.58%) SC Cleared
7 14 (6.73%) DV Cleared
8 12 (5.77%) CCIE
8 12 (5.77%) CCSP
9 11 (5.29%) CCDP
10 9 (4.33%) CCSA
11 8 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (2.88%) Degree
12 6 (2.88%) VCP4
13 4 (1.92%) JNCIS
13 4 (1.92%) CISSP
13 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (1.92%) MCSE
14 2 (0.96%) CISM
15 1 (0.48%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.81%) SLA
2 7 (3.37%) QA
3 4 (1.92%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.48%) JSP 440
System Software
1 85 (40.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (10.58%) Active Directory
3 18 (8.65%) XenServer
3 18 (8.65%) NFS
4 15 (7.21%) Hyper-V
5 12 (5.77%) vSphere
6 11 (5.29%) Xen
6 11 (5.29%) VMware ESX
7 10 (4.81%) XenApp
8 9 (4.33%) NLBS
9 8 (3.85%) Forefront TMG
10 7 (3.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (2.40%) vCloud
12 3 (1.44%) XenDesktop
12 3 (1.44%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.48%) KVM
13 1 (0.48%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 13 (6.25%) OPNET
2 11 (5.29%) WSUS
3 8 (3.85%) Puppet
4 6 (2.88%) FortiGate
5 5 (2.40%) ITRS Geneos
5 5 (2.40%) SCOM
5 5 (2.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (2.40%) CiscoWorks
5 5 (2.40%) OVSD
6 4 (1.92%) BladeLogic
6 4 (1.92%) OpenView
6 4 (1.92%) Control-M
6 4 (1.92%) Netcool
6 4 (1.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (1.92%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.44%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.44%) Foglight
8 2 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.96%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 182 (87.50%) F5
2 162 (77.88%) Cisco
3 123 (59.13%) CheckPoint
4 107 (51.44%) VMware
5 74 (35.58%) Blue Coat
6 62 (29.81%) Juniper
7 55 (26.44%) Infoblox
8 54 (25.96%) Citrix
9 50 (24.04%) Microsoft
10 40 (19.23%) HP
11 36 (17.31%) Imperva
12 26 (12.50%) Nokia
12 26 (12.50%) SolarWinds
13 19 (9.13%) Fortinet
14 16 (7.69%) BMC
15 15 (7.21%) Riverbed
16 14 (6.73%) Nortel
17 11 (5.29%) NetApp
18 10 (4.81%) Oracle
19 9 (4.33%) IBM
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