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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 490 499 475
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -24
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 95 56 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.31% 0.87% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 31 46
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
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
7243 6437 7140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.53% 13.66% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4206 3554 3574
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 402 620
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 +44 46 £450 -5.26% 3
South East 0 22 £475 +46.15% 1
Yorkshire +10 19 £401 -
West Midlands -27 5 £455 +13.04%
East of England - 3 £510 - 1
South West - - - -
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BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 154 (80.21%) F5
2 140 (72.92%) Cisco
3 126 (65.63%) Firewall
4 103 (53.65%) CheckPoint
5 89 (46.35%) Cisco Certification
6 68 (35.42%) CCNP
7 61 (31.77%) Linux
8 59 (30.73%) VMware
8 59 (30.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 55 (28.65%) OSPF
9 55 (28.65%) Load Balancing
10 54 (28.13%) LAN
10 54 (28.13%) Juniper
11 53 (27.60%) Windows
11 53 (27.60%) BGP
12 51 (26.56%) Cisco ASA
13 50 (26.04%) ITIL
14 49 (25.52%) WAN
15 44 (22.92%) DNS
16 43 (22.40%) Network Security
17 42 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
18 40 (20.83%) Microsoft
18 40 (20.83%) Blue Coat
19 37 (19.27%) Network Management
20 36 (18.75%) Citrix
21 35 (18.23%) CCSE
21 35 (18.23%) Cisco Nexus
22 34 (17.71%) CCNA
22 34 (17.71%) Active Directory
23 33 (17.19%) Windows Server 2008

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 27 (14.06%) MS Exchange
2 19 (9.90%) Apache
3 13 (6.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 12 (6.25%) IIS
5 11 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (4.17%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (2.60%) WebLogic
8 4 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.08%) JBoss
9 3 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.04%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.52%) MediaWiki
11 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (8.85%) MS Office
2 12 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.08%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (1.04%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 126 (65.63%) Firewall
2 59 (30.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 55 (28.65%) OSPF
4 54 (28.13%) LAN
5 53 (27.60%) BGP
6 51 (26.56%) Cisco ASA
7 49 (25.52%) WAN
8 44 (22.92%) DNS
9 43 (22.40%) Network Security
10 35 (18.23%) Cisco Nexus
11 31 (16.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 31 (16.15%) Cisco IOS
12 26 (13.54%) MPLS
12 26 (13.54%) NetScreen
12 26 (13.54%) SAN
13 25 (13.02%) DHCP
13 25 (13.02%) Cisco PIX
14 21 (10.94%) TCP/IP
15 19 (9.90%) VPN
16 17 (8.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.65%) MySQL
3 3 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.52%) Redis
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (1.56%) Subversion
2 1 (0.52%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.52%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.52%) Introscope
General
1 24 (12.50%) Finance
2 12 (6.25%) Banking
3 8 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 8 (4.17%) Front Office
4 6 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.13%) Games
5 5 (2.60%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.60%) Retail
6 3 (1.56%) Billing
6 3 (1.56%) Back Office
7 2 (1.04%) Military
8 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (28.65%) Network Engineer
2 24 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 23 (11.98%) Network Specialist
4 22 (11.46%) Consultant
5 18 (9.38%) Analyst
6 15 (7.81%) Network Security Specialist
6 15 (7.81%) Security Specialist
7 14 (7.29%) Network Security Engineer
8 13 (6.77%) Architect
9 10 (5.21%) Network Architect
10 9 (4.69%) Operations Analyst
10 9 (4.69%) Support Engineer
10 9 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (4.17%) Design Engineer
11 8 (4.17%) Support Analyst
11 8 (4.17%) Network Design Engineer
12 7 (3.65%) Monitoring Specialist
12 7 (3.65%) Operations Engineer
12 7 (3.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.90%) CSS
2 16 (8.33%) Middleware
3 11 (5.73%) WAP
3 11 (5.73%) Java EE
4 10 (5.21%) .NET
5 8 (4.17%) WCF
5 8 (4.17%) REST
6 6 (3.13%) Ajax
7 5 (2.60%) SOAP
7 5 (2.60%) Web Services
8 3 (1.56%) XML
8 3 (1.56%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (1.56%) CGI
8 3 (1.56%) FastCGI
8 3 (1.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.02%) Thin Client
1 25 (13.02%) Fat Client
2 19 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.77%) Blackberry
4 12 (6.25%) Visualisation
4 12 (6.25%) User Experience
5 9 (4.69%) PKI
6 7 (3.65%) Mobile App
7 6 (3.13%) Hedge funds
7 6 (3.13%) Replication
8 5 (2.60%) Online Games
8 5 (2.60%) DataPower
9 3 (1.56%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.56%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.56%) Clustering
10 2 (1.04%) SecurID
11 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.52%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 61 (31.77%) Linux
2 53 (27.60%) Windows
3 33 (17.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (9.90%) UNIX
4 19 (9.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (8.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (7.81%) Windows 7
7 13 (6.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.08%) Solaris
9 3 (1.56%) CentOS
9 3 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (1.56%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.04%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.04%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (28.65%) Load Balancing
2 50 (26.04%) ITIL
3 37 (19.27%) Network Management
4 32 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 25 (13.02%) E-Commerce
6 16 (8.33%) Performance Management
6 16 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
7 15 (7.81%) Performance Monitoring
7 15 (7.81%) Mentoring
8 14 (7.29%) Network Architecture
8 14 (7.29%) Service Management
9 13 (6.77%) Release Management
10 11 (5.73%) Network Design
10 11 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (5.73%) ITSM
10 11 (5.73%) Capacity Management
11 10 (5.21%) Business Continuity Planning
11 10 (5.21%) Change Management
11 10 (5.21%) BCP
11 10 (5.21%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.38%) C
2 15 (7.81%) Java
3 14 (7.29%) PowerShell
4 9 (4.69%) Python
5 8 (4.17%) VB
6 7 (3.65%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.60%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.08%) Perl
8 4 (2.08%) Ruby
9 3 (1.56%) PHP
9 3 (1.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (46.35%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (35.42%) CCNP
3 35 (18.23%) CCSE
4 34 (17.71%) CCNA
5 29 (15.10%) Security Cleared
6 20 (10.42%) SC Cleared
7 13 (6.77%) CCSA
7 13 (6.77%) CCSP
8 12 (6.25%) CCIE
9 11 (5.73%) Degree
10 9 (4.69%) CCDP
11 8 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (3.65%) DV Cleared
13 6 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (2.60%) MCSE
15 4 (2.08%) CISSP
16 2 (1.04%) JNCIS
16 2 (1.04%) MCSA
16 2 (1.04%) MCP
16 2 (1.04%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.29%) SLA
2 7 (3.65%) QA
3 5 (2.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (17.71%) Active Directory
3 13 (6.77%) Xen
3 13 (6.77%) NLBS
4 12 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.25%) XenApp
5 10 (5.21%) vSphere
6 9 (4.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (4.17%) ProxySG
8 7 (3.65%) NFS
9 6 (3.13%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (2.60%) vCloud
10 5 (2.60%) VMware ESX
11 4 (2.08%) XenServer
12 3 (1.56%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.52%) Varnish
13 1 (0.52%) KVM
13 1 (0.52%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 14 (7.29%) WSUS
2 12 (6.25%) BladeLogic
2 12 (6.25%) Control-M
2 12 (6.25%) OPNET
3 8 (4.17%) ITRS Geneos
4 7 (3.65%) OpenView
4 7 (3.65%) Netcool
4 7 (3.65%) Puppet
5 6 (3.13%) SCOM
6 4 (2.08%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (2.08%) FortiGate
6 4 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (1.56%) Foglight
7 3 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.04%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (1.04%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (1.04%) SCCM
9 1 (0.52%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.52%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 154 (80.21%) F5
2 140 (72.92%) Cisco
3 103 (53.65%) CheckPoint
4 59 (30.73%) VMware
5 54 (28.13%) Juniper
6 40 (20.83%) Microsoft
6 40 (20.83%) Blue Coat
7 36 (18.75%) Citrix
8 31 (16.15%) Nokia
9 23 (11.98%) HP
10 22 (11.46%) Infoblox
11 21 (10.94%) SolarWinds
12 20 (10.42%) Nortel
13 18 (9.38%) Red Hat
14 17 (8.85%) BMC
15 16 (8.33%) Oracle
16 15 (7.81%) Imperva
17 14 (7.29%) Riverbed
17 14 (7.29%) Fortinet
18 8 (4.17%) Altiris