The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 483 482 481
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 87 60 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.28% 0.94% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 38 44
Average daily rate
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£380 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £322 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
+51.51% -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6806 6381 8247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.79% 13.72% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3689 3382 3737
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 440 633
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
BIG-IP
UK

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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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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 +24 45 £395 -16.84% 5
South East +4 22 £325 -13.33%
Yorkshire +3 7 £401 +20.45% 1
East of England -31 4 £388 -6.06%
East Midlands - 2 £335 -
North West -2 1 £363 +14.17% 1
BIG-IP
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BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 125 (80.65%) Firewall
2 122 (78.71%) Cisco
2 122 (78.71%) F5
3 104 (67.10%) CheckPoint
4 86 (55.48%) Cisco Certification
5 71 (45.81%) CCNP
6 65 (41.94%) Cisco ASA
7 62 (40.00%) WAN
8 60 (38.71%) DNS
9 58 (37.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 56 (36.13%) Linux
11 49 (31.61%) OSPF
12 47 (30.32%) Network Security
12 47 (30.32%) VMware
13 46 (29.68%) VMware Infrastructure
13 46 (29.68%) Citrix
13 46 (29.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 45 (29.03%) Blue Coat
15 44 (28.39%) MPLS
16 43 (27.74%) BGP
16 43 (27.74%) LAN
17 42 (27.10%) Windows
18 41 (26.45%) Thin Client
18 41 (26.45%) Fat Client
19 36 (23.23%) VPN
20 35 (22.58%) Juniper
20 35 (22.58%) Load Balancing
21 31 (20.00%) DMVPN
22 30 (19.35%) CCSE
22 30 (19.35%) DHCP

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 28 (18.06%) Apache
2 21 (13.55%) MS Exchange
3 18 (11.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (7.74%) IIS
5 10 (6.45%) WebLogic
6 8 (5.16%) WebSphere
7 7 (4.52%) Tomcat
8 5 (3.23%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.94%) Lync
11 2 (1.29%) nginx
12 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 18 (11.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.29%) Office 365
2 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 125 (80.65%) Firewall
2 65 (41.94%) Cisco ASA
3 62 (40.00%) WAN
4 60 (38.71%) DNS
5 58 (37.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 49 (31.61%) OSPF
7 47 (30.32%) Network Security
8 46 (29.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 44 (28.39%) MPLS
10 43 (27.74%) BGP
10 43 (27.74%) LAN
11 36 (23.23%) VPN
12 31 (20.00%) DMVPN
13 30 (19.35%) DHCP
14 28 (18.06%) Cisco Nexus
14 28 (18.06%) NetScreen
14 28 (18.06%) Cisco IOS
15 24 (15.48%) TCP/IP
16 23 (14.84%) VoIP
16 23 (14.84%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.94%) MySQL
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.65%) Redis
4 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Subversion
General
1 12 (7.74%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.16%) Finance
2 8 (5.16%) Banking
3 5 (3.23%) Front Office
3 5 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.94%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.94%) Publishing
5 2 (1.29%) Retail
6 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.65%) Billing
6 1 (0.65%) Back Office
6 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (30.32%) Network Engineer
2 26 (16.77%) Security Specialist
3 25 (16.13%) Network Specialist
3 25 (16.13%) Network Security Specialist
4 20 (12.90%) Consultant
5 15 (9.68%) Design Engineer
5 15 (9.68%) Security Engineer
6 14 (9.03%) Analyst
7 13 (8.39%) Support Engineer
8 12 (7.74%) Network Consultant
8 12 (7.74%) IP Engineer
9 11 (7.10%) Network Support
10 10 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
10 10 (6.45%) Implementation Engineer
11 9 (5.81%) Network Design Engineer
11 9 (5.81%) Operations Analyst
12 8 (5.16%) Network Support Engineer
13 7 (4.52%) Network Implementation Engineer
14 6 (3.87%) Network Security Engineer
14 6 (3.87%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.74%) .NET
2 8 (5.16%) CSS
3 7 (4.52%) Java EE
4 5 (3.23%) WCF
4 5 (3.23%) Middleware
5 2 (1.29%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (1.29%) REST
5 2 (1.29%) FastCGI
5 2 (1.29%) XML
5 2 (1.29%) WAP
5 2 (1.29%) CGI
6 1 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 41 (26.45%) Thin Client
1 41 (26.45%) Fat Client
2 18 (11.61%) Blackberry
3 3 (1.94%) SecurID
3 3 (1.94%) EqualLogic
4 2 (1.29%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.29%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (1.29%) Open Source
4 2 (1.29%) Online Banking
4 2 (1.29%) Replication
5 1 (0.65%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.65%) Clustering
5 1 (0.65%) CESG
5 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.65%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 56 (36.13%) Linux
2 42 (27.10%) Windows
3 24 (15.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (11.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (11.61%) Windows 7
5 17 (10.97%) UNIX
6 6 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.58%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.58%) CentOS
8 3 (1.94%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.65%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (22.58%) Load Balancing
2 28 (18.06%) E-Commerce
3 26 (16.77%) ITIL
4 22 (14.19%) Network Management
5 20 (12.90%) Problem Management
6 19 (12.26%) Service Management
7 16 (10.32%) Performance Management
8 15 (9.68%) Network Design
9 14 (9.03%) Migration
10 9 (5.81%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (4.52%) WAN Optimisation
11 7 (4.52%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (3.87%) ITSM
12 6 (3.87%) Release Management
12 6 (3.87%) Capacity Management
13 5 (3.23%) Change Control
13 5 (3.23%) Business Continuity Planning
13 5 (3.23%) Server Monitoring
13 5 (3.23%) Business Continuity
13 5 (3.23%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.84%) C
2 15 (9.68%) Java
3 11 (7.10%) Perl
4 6 (3.87%) Python
5 5 (3.23%) VB
5 5 (3.23%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.94%) Ruby
7 2 (1.29%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.29%) PHP
7 2 (1.29%) SQL
7 2 (1.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 86 (55.48%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (45.81%) CCNP
3 30 (19.35%) CCSE
4 23 (14.84%) CCNA
5 20 (12.90%) Security Cleared
6 18 (11.61%) CCIE
7 13 (8.39%) SC Cleared
8 11 (7.10%) CCDP
8 11 (7.10%) CISSP
8 11 (7.10%) Check Point Certification
9 9 (5.81%) CCSP
10 7 (4.52%) Degree
11 3 (1.94%) CCSA
11 3 (1.94%) CCA
11 3 (1.94%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.29%) MCSE
12 2 (1.29%) MCSA
12 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.65%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.81%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.58%) SLA
3 3 (1.94%) QA
System Software
1 46 (29.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (18.06%) Active Directory
3 22 (14.19%) Hyper-V
4 18 (11.61%) NLBS
5 17 (10.97%) Xen
6 10 (6.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 10 (6.45%) XenApp
7 5 (3.23%) ProxySG
8 4 (2.58%) NFS
9 3 (1.94%) vSphere
10 2 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.65%) Varnish
11 1 (0.65%) vCloud
11 1 (0.65%) KVM
Systems Management
1 17 (10.97%) WSUS
2 13 (8.39%) FortiGate
3 5 (3.23%) ITRS Geneos
3 5 (3.23%) BladeLogic
3 5 (3.23%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (3.23%) Control-M
4 3 (1.94%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (1.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.29%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.29%) OpenView
5 2 (1.29%) SCCM
6 1 (0.65%) SCOM
6 1 (0.65%) Netcool
6 1 (0.65%) collectd
6 1 (0.65%) StatsD
6 1 (0.65%) logstash
6 1 (0.65%) Salt
6 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 122 (78.71%) Cisco
1 122 (78.71%) F5
2 104 (67.10%) CheckPoint
3 47 (30.32%) VMware
4 46 (29.68%) Citrix
5 45 (29.03%) Blue Coat
6 35 (22.58%) Juniper
7 25 (16.13%) Microsoft
7 25 (16.13%) Infoblox
7 25 (16.13%) Imperva
8 21 (13.55%) HP
9 15 (9.68%) Oracle
10 9 (5.81%) NetApp
11 8 (5.16%) Nokia
11 8 (5.16%) Fortinet
12 6 (3.87%) Red Hat
12 6 (3.87%) Symantec
12 6 (3.87%) McAfee
13 5 (3.23%) Sourcefire
13 5 (3.23%) Altiris
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