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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 492 484 524
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +40
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 96 74 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.16% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.24% 1.14% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 46 20
Average daily rate
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£338 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £324 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £388 £390
% change year-on-year
-14.83% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - -
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
7746 6492 8252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.84% 13.66% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4365 3615 3823
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 375 625
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £21.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -0.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.87 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.98 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +16 46 £373 -17.22% 5
West Midlands -5 19 £298 -16.49% 2
South East -7 17 £330 -12.00% 3
South West - 9 £319 -
East Midlands +5 1 £335 -16.25%
Yorkshire -4 1 £401 +3.35%
East of England -32 1 - -
BIG-IP
UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 147 (79.89%) F5
2 141 (76.63%) Cisco
3 140 (76.09%) Firewall
4 112 (60.87%) CheckPoint
5 94 (51.09%) Cisco Certification
6 73 (39.67%) CCNP
7 64 (34.78%) WAN
8 62 (33.70%) Juniper
9 56 (30.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 55 (29.89%) Cisco ASA
10 55 (29.89%) BGP
10 55 (29.89%) LAN
10 55 (29.89%) Linux
11 54 (29.35%) DNS
12 53 (28.80%) OSPF
13 50 (27.17%) ITIL
14 49 (26.63%) Windows
15 47 (25.54%) Load Balancing
16 45 (24.46%) MPLS
17 42 (22.83%) Network Management
18 40 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
18 40 (21.74%) Network Security
18 40 (21.74%) VMware
19 38 (20.65%) Blue Coat
20 37 (20.11%) VPN
21 36 (19.57%) Microsoft
21 36 (19.57%) Citrix
21 36 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
22 34 (18.48%) Fat Client
22 34 (18.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 34 (18.48%) Apache
2 30 (16.30%) MS Exchange
3 21 (11.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 16 (8.70%) IIS
5 12 (6.52%) WebLogic
6 11 (5.98%) Tomcat
7 8 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
7 8 (4.35%) WebSphere
7 8 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.09%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.09%) nginx
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.54%) Lync
9 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 24 (13.04%) MS Office
2 5 (2.72%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.54%) SaaS
2 1 (0.54%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 140 (76.09%) Firewall
2 64 (34.78%) WAN
3 56 (30.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 55 (29.89%) LAN
4 55 (29.89%) BGP
4 55 (29.89%) Cisco ASA
5 54 (29.35%) DNS
6 53 (28.80%) OSPF
7 45 (24.46%) MPLS
8 40 (21.74%) Network Security
8 40 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
9 37 (20.11%) VPN
10 34 (18.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 30 (16.30%) TCP/IP
12 28 (15.22%) Cisco PIX
13 26 (14.13%) SSL
14 24 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
14 24 (13.04%) NetScreen
15 23 (12.50%) DSL
16 21 (11.41%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.72%) MySQL
3 2 (1.09%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
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
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.63%) Subversion
2 1 (0.54%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.54%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.54%) Introscope
General
1 19 (10.33%) Finance
2 14 (7.61%) Telecoms
3 12 (6.52%) Banking
4 8 (4.35%) Front Office
4 8 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.80%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.63%) Retail
6 3 (1.63%) Publishing
7 2 (1.09%) Billing
7 2 (1.09%) Back Office
8 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (35.33%) Network Engineer
2 25 (13.59%) Network Specialist
3 24 (13.04%) Consultant
4 21 (11.41%) Security Engineer
5 20 (10.87%) Analyst
6 17 (9.24%) Security Specialist
6 17 (9.24%) Network Security Specialist
7 16 (8.70%) Support Engineer
8 13 (7.07%) Design Engineer
8 13 (7.07%) Network Support
9 12 (6.52%) Network Consultant
9 12 (6.52%) Network Security Engineer
9 12 (6.52%) IP Engineer
10 11 (5.98%) Operations Analyst
11 9 (4.89%) Network Design Engineer
12 8 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
12 8 (4.35%) Network Support Engineer
12 8 (4.35%) Team Leader
13 7 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.87%) CSS
2 15 (8.15%) .NET
3 13 (7.07%) Middleware
4 11 (5.98%) Java EE
5 8 (4.35%) WCF
6 7 (3.80%) WAP
7 3 (1.63%) CGI
7 3 (1.63%) Web Services
7 3 (1.63%) XML
7 3 (1.63%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (1.63%) REST
7 3 (1.63%) FastCGI
8 1 (0.54%) Ajax
8 1 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (18.48%) Thin Client
1 34 (18.48%) Fat Client
2 21 (11.41%) Blackberry
3 16 (8.70%) 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%) Replication
8 2 (1.09%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.09%) Clustering
9 1 (0.54%) CESG
9 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.54%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.54%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 55 (29.89%) Linux
2 49 (26.63%) Windows
3 31 (16.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 23 (12.50%) UNIX
4 23 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.72%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.09%) CentOS
9 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.54%) VMS
9 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (27.17%) ITIL
2 47 (25.54%) Load Balancing
3 42 (22.83%) Network Management
4 30 (16.30%) Problem Management
5 22 (11.96%) E-Commerce
5 22 (11.96%) Mentoring
6 20 (10.87%) Service Management
6 20 (10.87%) Performance Management
7 14 (7.61%) Migration
7 14 (7.61%) Network Monitoring
8 13 (7.07%) Network Architecture
8 13 (7.07%) Network Design
9 11 (5.98%) Release Management
9 11 (5.98%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (4.89%) Line Management
10 9 (4.89%) Capacity Management
10 9 (4.89%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (4.35%) ITSM
11 8 (4.35%) Server Monitoring
12 7 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.41%) C
1 21 (11.41%) Java
2 12 (6.52%) Perl
3 9 (4.89%) Python
4 8 (4.35%) VB
4 8 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.17%) Ruby
6 3 (1.63%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.63%) PHP
6 3 (1.63%) SQL
7 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 94 (51.09%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (39.67%) CCNP
3 34 (18.48%) CCNA
4 26 (14.13%) Security Cleared
5 24 (13.04%) CCSE
6 21 (11.41%) CCIE
7 17 (9.24%) SC Cleared
8 13 (7.07%) Degree
9 12 (6.52%) CCSP
10 11 (5.98%) Check Point Certification
10 11 (5.98%) CISSP
11 7 (3.80%) CCDP
12 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (2.72%) CCSA
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%) SLA
3 5 (2.72%) QA
System Software
1 36 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (17.93%) Active Directory
3 21 (11.41%) NLBS
4 20 (10.87%) Hyper-V
5 18 (9.78%) Xen
6 10 (5.43%) XenApp
6 10 (5.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (4.35%) ProxySG
8 3 (1.63%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.63%) vSphere
9 1 (0.54%) Varnish
9 1 (0.54%) vCloud
9 1 (0.54%) KVM
9 1 (0.54%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.54%) NFS
9 1 (0.54%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 22 (11.96%) WSUS
2 14 (7.61%) FortiGate
3 11 (5.98%) OPNET
4 8 (4.35%) BladeLogic
4 8 (4.35%) Control-M
4 8 (4.35%) ITRS Geneos
5 5 (2.72%) OpenView
6 4 (2.17%) Netcool
7 3 (1.63%) WhatsUp Gold
7 3 (1.63%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (1.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.09%) SCCM
9 1 (0.54%) SCOM
9 1 (0.54%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.54%) Puppet
9 1 (0.54%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.54%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.54%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 147 (79.89%) F5
2 141 (76.63%) Cisco
3 112 (60.87%) CheckPoint
4 62 (33.70%) Juniper
5 40 (21.74%) VMware
6 38 (20.65%) Blue Coat
7 36 (19.57%) Microsoft
7 36 (19.57%) Citrix
8 21 (11.41%) Nokia
9 19 (10.33%) Oracle
9 19 (10.33%) Infoblox
10 18 (9.78%) HP
11 17 (9.24%) Imperva
11 17 (9.24%) SolarWinds
12 16 (8.70%) BMC
13 14 (7.61%) Fortinet
14 13 (7.07%) Nortel
14 13 (7.07%) Riverbed
15 9 (4.89%) Red Hat
16 8 (4.35%) Altiris
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