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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 481 463 448
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -15
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 98 90 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.34% 1.43% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 60 51
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£391 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £297 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
-13.75% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £34.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 - £28.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 - £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £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
7340 6294 6237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.92% 13.12% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 3478 3165
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 £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 360 527
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 May 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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 51 £525 +34.18% 4
West Midlands -2 13 £320 -23.80% 1
Yorkshire -20 11 £345 -13.85%
South East -29 11 £355 +13.60% 2
East Midlands - 4 £313 -
East of England +6 3 £388 -3.12% 4
North West -19 2 - -
South West +8 1 - -
BIG-IP
UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 183 (86.32%) F5
2 161 (75.94%) Cisco
3 154 (72.64%) Firewall
4 128 (60.38%) CheckPoint
5 105 (49.53%) Cisco Certification
6 98 (46.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 95 (44.81%) VMware
8 89 (41.98%) CCNP
9 86 (40.57%) Cisco ASA
10 84 (39.62%) DNS
11 83 (39.15%) Blue Coat
11 83 (39.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 80 (37.74%) VMware Infrastructure
13 78 (36.79%) OSPF
14 77 (36.32%) Linux
15 66 (31.13%) Windows
16 63 (29.72%) Cisco IOS
17 61 (28.77%) DHCP
18 58 (27.36%) CCSE
19 53 (25.00%) WAN
20 51 (24.06%) Microsoft
21 50 (23.58%) Juniper
21 50 (23.58%) Network Security
21 50 (23.58%) Infoblox
22 48 (22.64%) BGP
22 48 (22.64%) E-Commerce
23 47 (22.17%) Citrix
23 47 (22.17%) Load Balancing
24 46 (21.70%) Cisco Nexus
25 45 (21.23%) LAN

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 26 (12.26%) MS Exchange
2 17 (8.02%) IIS
3 15 (7.08%) WebSphere Application Server
3 15 (7.08%) WebSphere
4 13 (6.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 13 (6.13%) Apache
5 8 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.36%) Lync
7 5 (2.36%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (1.89%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.42%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.47%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 18 (8.49%) MS Office
2 9 (4.25%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.77%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 154 (72.64%) Firewall
2 98 (46.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 86 (40.57%) Cisco ASA
4 84 (39.62%) DNS
5 83 (39.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 78 (36.79%) OSPF
7 63 (29.72%) Cisco IOS
8 61 (28.77%) DHCP
9 53 (25.00%) WAN
10 50 (23.58%) Network Security
11 48 (22.64%) BGP
12 46 (21.70%) Cisco Nexus
13 45 (21.23%) LAN
14 42 (19.81%) DMVPN
15 36 (16.98%) NetScreen
16 33 (15.57%) VoIP
17 30 (14.15%) TCP/IP
18 28 (13.21%) SAN
19 25 (11.79%) MPLS
19 25 (11.79%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.94%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.47%) MySQL
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (5.19%) Introscope
2 8 (3.77%) JMeter
General
1 28 (13.21%) Finance
2 11 (5.19%) Banking
3 7 (3.30%) Retail
4 4 (1.89%) Back Office
4 4 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.42%) Front Office
5 3 (1.42%) Military
5 3 (1.42%) Publishing
5 3 (1.42%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.42%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.94%) Marketing
6 2 (0.94%) Games
6 2 (0.94%) Advertising
6 2 (0.94%) Billing
7 1 (0.47%) Local Government
7 1 (0.47%) French Language
Job Titles
1 56 (26.42%) Network Engineer
2 41 (19.34%) Network Specialist
3 33 (15.57%) Network Security Specialist
3 33 (15.57%) Security Specialist
4 23 (10.85%) Analyst
5 18 (8.49%) Architect
6 16 (7.55%) Consultant
7 15 (7.08%) Support Engineer
8 12 (5.66%) Security Engineer
9 11 (5.19%) Applications Support
10 10 (4.72%) Network Architect
10 10 (4.72%) Administrator
11 9 (4.25%) Operations Analyst
11 9 (4.25%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (4.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (3.77%) Applications Support Engineer
12 8 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (3.77%) Support Analyst
12 8 (3.77%) Network Consultant
13 7 (3.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.02%) Middleware
1 17 (8.02%) CSS
2 12 (5.66%) .NET
3 11 (5.19%) Java EE
4 5 (2.36%) MAPI
5 4 (1.89%) JSON
5 4 (1.89%) Ajax
6 3 (1.42%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (1.42%) WCF
7 1 (0.47%) REST
7 1 (0.47%) SOAP
7 1 (0.47%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (19.34%) Thin Client
1 41 (19.34%) Fat Client
2 31 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.13%) Blackberry
4 11 (5.19%) Clustering
5 10 (4.72%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (3.30%) Hedge funds
7 6 (2.83%) PKI
7 6 (2.83%) User Experience
7 6 (2.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (2.36%) iPhone
8 5 (2.36%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.36%) Replication
9 4 (1.89%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.42%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.94%) SecurID
11 2 (0.94%) DataPower
12 1 (0.47%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.47%) IVR
12 1 (0.47%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 77 (36.32%) Linux
2 66 (31.13%) Windows
3 31 (14.62%) UNIX
4 29 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (9.43%) Windows 7
6 19 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (5.19%) Solaris
8 9 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (3.77%) Ubuntu
10 7 (3.30%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (3.30%) CentOS
10 7 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.36%) Android
12 4 (1.89%) SUSE
12 4 (1.89%) AIX
12 4 (1.89%) zOS
13 3 (1.42%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.42%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (22.64%) E-Commerce
2 47 (22.17%) Load Balancing
3 43 (20.28%) ITIL
4 27 (12.74%) Service Management
5 25 (11.79%) Problem Management
6 18 (8.49%) Performance Tuning
7 17 (8.02%) Mentoring
7 17 (8.02%) ITSM
8 16 (7.55%) Network Architecture
9 15 (7.08%) Performance Management
9 15 (7.08%) BCP
10 14 (6.60%) Line Management
10 14 (6.60%) Capacity Management
11 13 (6.13%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (5.66%) Business Continuity
12 12 (5.66%) Network Monitoring
12 12 (5.66%) Business Continuity Planning
13 11 (5.19%) Performance Monitoring
13 11 (5.19%) Change Control
13 11 (5.19%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.21%) C
2 11 (5.19%) PowerShell
2 11 (5.19%) Java
3 7 (3.30%) Python
4 4 (1.89%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.89%) SQL
5 3 (1.42%) Perl
6 2 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 105 (49.53%) Cisco Certification
2 89 (41.98%) CCNP
3 58 (27.36%) CCSE
4 42 (19.81%) Security Cleared
5 22 (10.38%) SC Cleared
6 13 (6.13%) DV Cleared
6 13 (6.13%) CCNA
7 8 (3.77%) CCDP
8 5 (2.36%) CISSP
8 5 (2.36%) CCIE
8 5 (2.36%) CCSP
9 4 (1.89%) JNCIS
10 3 (1.42%) CCSA
11 2 (0.94%) CISM
12 1 (0.47%) CCDA
12 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.36%) QA
2 4 (1.89%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.42%) SLA
4 2 (0.94%) JSP 440
System Software
1 80 (37.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (11.79%) Active Directory
3 18 (8.49%) XenServer
4 16 (7.55%) Hyper-V
5 15 (7.08%) NFS
6 13 (6.13%) NLBS
7 11 (5.19%) ProxySG
8 9 (4.25%) vSphere
9 8 (3.77%) Xen
9 8 (3.77%) VMware ESX
10 5 (2.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (2.36%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.89%) XenApp
12 2 (0.94%) Squid
13 1 (0.47%) vCloud
13 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 14 (6.60%) WSUS
2 11 (5.19%) ITRS Geneos
3 10 (4.72%) BladeLogic
4 9 (4.25%) FortiGate
5 8 (3.77%) CiscoWorks
6 7 (3.30%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (3.30%) Control-M
6 7 (3.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (2.83%) OPNET
7 6 (2.83%) OVSD
8 4 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.42%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (1.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (1.42%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.94%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.94%) Puppet
11 1 (0.47%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.47%) Cacti
11 1 (0.47%) Nagios
Vendors
1 183 (86.32%) F5
2 161 (75.94%) Cisco
3 128 (60.38%) CheckPoint
4 95 (44.81%) VMware
5 83 (39.15%) Blue Coat
6 51 (24.06%) Microsoft
7 50 (23.58%) Juniper
7 50 (23.58%) Infoblox
8 47 (22.17%) Citrix
9 42 (19.81%) HP
10 34 (16.04%) Imperva
11 25 (11.79%) Oracle
12 20 (9.43%) Nokia
13 18 (8.49%) SolarWinds
14 17 (8.02%) McAfee
15 16 (7.55%) Fortinet
16 14 (6.60%) BMC
17 11 (5.19%) IBM
18 10 (4.72%) Symantec
18 10 (4.72%) Avaya
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