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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 489 481 515
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +34
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 95 73 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.15% 0.096%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.23% 1.12% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 45 26
Average daily rate
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£363 £388 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -10.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £310 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - -
BIG-IP
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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
7718 6521 8008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.63% 13.73% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4349 3644 3765
Average daily rate £370 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 371 623
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.61 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +29 44 £376 -16.38% 1
West Midlands -12 20 £298 -26.08% 1
South East -5 17 £330 -12.00% 1
South West - 9 £319 -
East Midlands +1 1 £335 -16.25%
Yorkshire -8 1 £401 +3.35%
East of England -28 1 - -
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UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 142 (77.17%) F5
2 140 (76.09%) Cisco
3 138 (75.00%) Firewall
4 112 (60.87%) CheckPoint
5 90 (48.91%) Cisco Certification
6 68 (36.96%) CCNP
7 66 (35.87%) WAN
8 61 (33.15%) Juniper
9 57 (30.98%) LAN
10 53 (28.80%) BGP
11 52 (28.26%) ITIL
11 52 (28.26%) Linux
11 52 (28.26%) Cisco ASA
12 51 (27.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 50 (27.17%) Windows
13 50 (27.17%) DNS
13 50 (27.17%) OSPF
14 47 (25.54%) MPLS
14 47 (25.54%) Load Balancing
15 41 (22.28%) Network Management
15 41 (22.28%) Cisco Nexus
16 40 (21.74%) Microsoft
16 40 (21.74%) VMware
17 37 (20.11%) Active Directory
18 36 (19.57%) Citrix
18 36 (19.57%) VPN
18 36 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
18 36 (19.57%) Network Security
19 35 (19.02%) Problem Management
19 35 (19.02%) Windows Server 2008

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 35 (19.02%) Apache
2 34 (18.48%) MS Exchange
3 25 (13.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 16 (8.70%) IIS
5 13 (7.07%) WebLogic
6 12 (6.52%) Tomcat
7 8 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (4.35%) WebSphere
7 8 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.09%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.09%) nginx
9 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.54%) Lync
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 27 (14.67%) MS Office
2 7 (3.80%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.63%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.54%) SaaS
2 1 (0.54%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 138 (75.00%) Firewall
2 66 (35.87%) WAN
3 57 (30.98%) LAN
4 53 (28.80%) BGP
5 52 (28.26%) Cisco ASA
6 51 (27.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 50 (27.17%) DNS
7 50 (27.17%) OSPF
8 47 (25.54%) MPLS
9 41 (22.28%) Cisco Nexus
10 36 (19.57%) VPN
10 36 (19.57%) Network Security
11 33 (17.93%) TCP/IP
12 30 (16.30%) Cisco PIX
13 29 (15.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 27 (14.67%) DSL
15 26 (14.13%) SSL
16 21 (11.41%) SAN
16 21 (11.41%) HTTP
17 20 (10.87%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.26%) MySQL
3 2 (1.09%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (2.17%) Subversion
2 1 (0.54%) Introscope
2 1 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.54%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.54%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 20 (10.87%) Finance
2 13 (7.07%) Banking
3 12 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.35%) Front Office
5 7 (3.80%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.17%) Retail
7 3 (1.63%) Publishing
7 3 (1.63%) Back Office
7 3 (1.63%) Billing
8 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (35.33%) Network Engineer
2 22 (11.96%) Analyst
2 22 (11.96%) Security Engineer
3 21 (11.41%) Network Specialist
4 20 (10.87%) Consultant
5 14 (7.61%) Support Engineer
5 14 (7.61%) Design Engineer
5 14 (7.61%) Operations Analyst
6 13 (7.07%) Network Security Specialist
6 13 (7.07%) Security Specialist
6 13 (7.07%) Network Security Engineer
7 12 (6.52%) IP Engineer
8 10 (5.43%) Network Support
8 10 (5.43%) Network Design Engineer
9 9 (4.89%) Network Consultant
10 8 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) Team Leader
10 8 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.80%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.87%) CSS
2 15 (8.15%) .NET
3 13 (7.07%) Middleware
4 12 (6.52%) Java EE
5 8 (4.35%) WCF
5 8 (4.35%) WAP
6 4 (2.17%) FastCGI
6 4 (2.17%) REST
6 4 (2.17%) CGI
6 4 (2.17%) Web Services
6 4 (2.17%) XML
6 4 (2.17%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.54%) Ajax
7 1 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (18.48%) Thin Client
1 34 (18.48%) Fat Client
2 25 (13.59%) Blackberry
3 15 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.98%) Visualisation
4 11 (5.98%) User Experience
5 5 (2.72%) Hedge funds
6 4 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.17%) SecurID
7 3 (1.63%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.63%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (1.09%) Open Source
8 2 (1.09%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.54%) Replication
9 1 (0.54%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.54%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 52 (28.26%) Linux
2 50 (27.17%) Windows
3 35 (19.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (14.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (14.13%) Windows 7
6 23 (12.50%) UNIX
7 10 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.72%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.09%) CentOS
11 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (28.26%) ITIL
2 47 (25.54%) Load Balancing
3 41 (22.28%) Network Management
4 35 (19.02%) Problem Management
5 25 (13.59%) Performance Management
6 24 (13.04%) Service Management
7 21 (11.41%) Mentoring
8 19 (10.33%) E-Commerce
9 14 (7.61%) Network Monitoring
9 14 (7.61%) Network Design
10 13 (7.07%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (7.07%) Migration
11 12 (6.52%) Network Architecture
11 12 (6.52%) ITSM
12 11 (5.98%) Business Continuity
12 11 (5.98%) BCP
12 11 (5.98%) Release Management
12 11 (5.98%) Business Continuity Planning
13 10 (5.43%) Performance Monitoring
14 9 (4.89%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.96%) Java
2 19 (10.33%) C
3 13 (7.07%) Perl
4 9 (4.89%) Python
4 9 (4.89%) PowerShell
5 8 (4.35%) VB
6 5 (2.72%) Ruby
7 4 (2.17%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.17%) PHP
8 3 (1.63%) SQL
9 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 90 (48.91%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (36.96%) CCNP
3 34 (18.48%) CCNA
4 26 (14.13%) Security Cleared
5 22 (11.96%) CCIE
5 22 (11.96%) CCSE
6 17 (9.24%) SC Cleared
7 14 (7.61%) CCSP
8 13 (7.07%) Degree
9 11 (5.98%) CISSP
9 11 (5.98%) Check Point Certification
10 10 (5.43%) CCDP
11 7 (3.80%) CCSA
12 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (2.17%) MCSE
13 4 (2.17%) MCSA
14 3 (1.63%) CCA
14 3 (1.63%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (1.09%) MCP
15 2 (1.09%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.89%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.26%) QA
2 6 (3.26%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (20.11%) Active Directory
2 36 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (13.59%) NLBS
4 23 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 22 (11.96%) Xen
6 14 (7.61%) XenApp
6 14 (7.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 9 (4.89%) ProxySG
8 3 (1.63%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.63%) vSphere
9 1 (0.54%) NFS
9 1 (0.54%) KVM
9 1 (0.54%) Postfix
9 1 (0.54%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.54%) Varnish
9 1 (0.54%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (13.59%) WSUS
2 14 (7.61%) FortiGate
3 11 (5.98%) OPNET
4 8 (4.35%) ITRS Geneos
4 8 (4.35%) Control-M
4 8 (4.35%) BladeLogic
5 4 (2.17%) Netcool
5 4 (2.17%) OpenView
6 3 (1.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (1.63%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.09%) SCCM
7 2 (1.09%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.54%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.54%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.54%) logstash
8 1 (0.54%) collectd
8 1 (0.54%) StatsD
Vendors
1 142 (77.17%) F5
2 140 (76.09%) Cisco
3 112 (60.87%) CheckPoint
4 61 (33.15%) Juniper
5 40 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 40 (21.74%) VMware
6 36 (19.57%) Citrix
7 35 (19.02%) Blue Coat
8 23 (12.50%) Nokia
9 19 (10.33%) Oracle
10 17 (9.24%) SolarWinds
11 16 (8.70%) BMC
11 16 (8.70%) HP
12 15 (8.15%) Nortel
12 15 (8.15%) Infoblox
13 14 (7.61%) Fortinet
14 13 (7.07%) Imperva
15 12 (6.52%) Riverbed
16 9 (4.89%) Red Hat
17 8 (4.35%) Altiris
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