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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 451 479 442
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -37
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 104 55 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.53% 0.92% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 32 43
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£418 £404 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.40% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £286 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 -
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
6809 5976 6520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.73% 13.43% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3877 3233 3179
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 365 610
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.05% -16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +21 49 £425 -17.07% 11
Yorkshire +23 26 £401 +3.35% 1
South East -1 23 £475 +36.69% 5
West Midlands -25 4 £455 +26.38%
East of England 0 2 £510 +31.61%
South West - - - -
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BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 172 (85.15%) F5
2 150 (74.26%) Cisco
3 138 (68.32%) Firewall
4 111 (54.95%) CheckPoint
5 105 (51.98%) Cisco Certification
6 86 (42.57%) VMware
7 85 (42.08%) CCNP
8 78 (38.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 75 (37.13%) Linux
10 73 (36.14%) OSPF
11 66 (32.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 64 (31.68%) Cisco ASA
12 64 (31.68%) BGP
13 60 (29.70%) DNS
14 58 (28.71%) Blue Coat
14 58 (28.71%) Load Balancing
15 57 (28.22%) Juniper
16 55 (27.23%) LAN
17 52 (25.74%) Windows
17 52 (25.74%) CCSE
17 52 (25.74%) Network Security
18 50 (24.75%) Cisco IOS
19 49 (24.26%) WAN
20 48 (23.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
21 46 (22.77%) Microsoft
22 44 (21.78%) Citrix
23 43 (21.29%) DHCP
24 42 (20.79%) ITIL
25 41 (20.30%) Infoblox
26 37 (18.32%) Cisco Nexus

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 28 (13.86%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.94%) Apache
3 11 (5.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (3.47%) Tomcat
7 6 (2.97%) IIS
8 4 (1.98%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.98%) JBoss
9 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.49%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.99%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.50%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 18 (8.91%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.92%) MS Office
3 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.98%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.99%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.99%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 138 (68.32%) Firewall
2 78 (38.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 73 (36.14%) OSPF
4 64 (31.68%) Cisco ASA
4 64 (31.68%) BGP
5 60 (29.70%) DNS
6 55 (27.23%) LAN
7 52 (25.74%) Network Security
8 50 (24.75%) Cisco IOS
9 49 (24.26%) WAN
10 48 (23.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 43 (21.29%) DHCP
12 37 (18.32%) Cisco Nexus
13 34 (16.83%) NetScreen
14 29 (14.36%) SAN
15 27 (13.37%) DMVPN
16 25 (12.38%) MPLS
17 21 (10.40%) Cisco PIX
17 21 (10.40%) iSCSI
17 21 (10.40%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.47%) MySQL
3 3 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Subversion
2 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.50%) Introscope
2 1 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 31 (15.35%) Finance
2 8 (3.96%) Banking
3 6 (2.97%) Games
4 4 (1.98%) Military
4 4 (1.98%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.98%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.98%) Retail
5 3 (1.49%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.49%) Front Office
6 2 (0.99%) Back Office
6 2 (0.99%) Billing
Job Titles
1 56 (27.72%) Network Engineer
2 34 (16.83%) Network Specialist
3 26 (12.87%) Security Specialist
3 26 (12.87%) Network Security Specialist
4 22 (10.89%) Consultant
4 22 (10.89%) Security Engineer
5 19 (9.41%) Analyst
6 13 (6.44%) Network Security Engineer
7 11 (5.45%) Architect
8 10 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (4.46%) Support Analyst
9 9 (4.46%) Network Consultant
9 9 (4.46%) Operations Analyst
9 9 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (3.96%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.96%) Design Engineer
10 8 (3.96%) Network Design Engineer
10 8 (3.96%) Network Architect
11 7 (3.47%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (3.47%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.42%) CSS
2 11 (5.45%) Middleware
3 10 (4.95%) WAP
4 8 (3.96%) REST
4 8 (3.96%) Ajax
5 6 (2.97%) Java EE
6 5 (2.48%) SOAP
6 5 (2.48%) Web Services
6 5 (2.48%) JSON
7 4 (1.98%) .NET
8 3 (1.49%) CGI
8 3 (1.49%) XML
8 3 (1.49%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (1.49%) WCF
8 3 (1.49%) FastCGI
8 3 (1.49%) Catalyst
8 3 (1.49%) Embperl
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.83%) Thin Client
1 34 (16.83%) Fat Client
2 28 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.94%) Visualisation
3 12 (5.94%) User Experience
4 11 (5.45%) Blackberry
4 11 (5.45%) PKI
4 11 (5.45%) Hedge funds
5 9 (4.46%) Clustering
6 6 (2.97%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.48%) Replication
7 5 (2.48%) Online Games
7 5 (2.48%) DataPower
8 4 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.49%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.50%) SecurID
11 1 (0.50%) BBC
11 1 (0.50%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 75 (37.13%) Linux
2 52 (25.74%) Windows
3 33 (16.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (9.41%) Windows 7
5 18 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (8.42%) UNIX
7 16 (7.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (6.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.48%) CentOS
10 4 (1.98%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.98%) Solaris
11 3 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.49%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.99%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.99%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (28.71%) Load Balancing
2 42 (20.79%) ITIL
3 36 (17.82%) E-Commerce
4 33 (16.34%) Network Management
5 26 (12.87%) Problem Management
6 21 (10.40%) Performance Monitoring
7 17 (8.42%) Mentoring
8 16 (7.92%) Network Monitoring
9 15 (7.43%) Network Architecture
10 13 (6.44%) Service Management
10 13 (6.44%) Performance Management
11 12 (5.94%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (5.94%) ITSM
12 11 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (4.95%) Business Continuity Planning
13 10 (4.95%) Root Cause Analysis
13 10 (4.95%) Network Design
13 10 (4.95%) Business Continuity
13 10 (4.95%) BCP
14 9 (4.46%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.86%) C
2 18 (8.91%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.46%) Java
4 7 (3.47%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.47%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.98%) Ruby
5 4 (1.98%) Python
6 3 (1.49%) VB
6 3 (1.49%) Perl
6 3 (1.49%) PHP
7 2 (0.99%) SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (51.98%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (42.08%) CCNP
3 52 (25.74%) CCSE
4 33 (16.34%) Security Cleared
5 31 (15.35%) CCNA
6 22 (10.89%) SC Cleared
7 13 (6.44%) CCSP
8 11 (5.45%) CCIE
8 11 (5.45%) CCSA
9 10 (4.95%) DV Cleared
9 10 (4.95%) Degree
9 10 (4.95%) CCDP
10 8 (3.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (2.48%) MCSE
13 4 (1.98%) JNCIS
14 3 (1.49%) CISSP
15 2 (0.99%) CISM
15 2 (0.99%) MCP
15 2 (0.99%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.44%) SLA
2 6 (2.97%) QA
3 4 (1.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (32.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (13.37%) Active Directory
3 15 (7.43%) NFS
4 12 (5.94%) XenServer
5 11 (5.45%) VMware ESX
5 11 (5.45%) Xen
5 11 (5.45%) NLBS
5 11 (5.45%) Hyper-V
6 10 (4.95%) XenApp
7 9 (4.46%) vSphere
8 8 (3.96%) Forefront TMG
9 7 (3.47%) ProxySG
9 7 (3.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (2.48%) vCloud
11 3 (1.49%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.50%) Postfix
12 1 (0.50%) Varnish
12 1 (0.50%) KVM
Systems Management
1 13 (6.44%) WSUS
2 12 (5.94%) OPNET
3 8 (3.96%) Puppet
4 7 (3.47%) Control-M
4 7 (3.47%) BladeLogic
5 6 (2.97%) OpenView
5 6 (2.97%) Netcool
6 5 (2.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (2.48%) SCOM
7 4 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.98%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (1.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (1.49%) Foglight
8 3 (1.49%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.49%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.99%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.99%) OVSD
9 2 (0.99%) CiscoWorks
10 1 (0.50%) SCCM
10 1 (0.50%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 172 (85.15%) F5
2 150 (74.26%) Cisco
3 111 (54.95%) CheckPoint
4 86 (42.57%) VMware
5 58 (28.71%) Blue Coat
6 57 (28.22%) Juniper
7 46 (22.77%) Microsoft
8 44 (21.78%) Citrix
9 41 (20.30%) Infoblox
10 33 (16.34%) HP
11 31 (15.35%) Nokia
12 27 (13.37%) Imperva
13 21 (10.40%) SolarWinds
14 19 (9.41%) Nortel
15 16 (7.92%) BMC
16 14 (6.93%) Riverbed
16 14 (6.93%) Fortinet
17 12 (5.94%) Red Hat
18 9 (4.46%) Oracle
19 8 (3.96%) Mercator