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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 463 506 505
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -1
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 139 90 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.89% 1.27% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 62 39
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£426 £380 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.17% -7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £276 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +51.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £50.00 £30.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £50.00 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +51.51%
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
7337 7083 6513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.99% 14.11% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4256 3846 3490
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 456 394 429
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.67 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +48 84 £450 +13.92% 10
South East -14 16 £480 +46.56% 6
West Midlands +7 12 £305 +22.00% 2
East Midlands -5 7 £407 +21.49%
Yorkshire -22 7 £429 +6.99% 2
North West -14 4 £300 -17.24% 1
Midlands - 4 £320 -
East of England +2 1 £313 -19.35%
South West -10 1 £240 -26.15%
BIG-IP
UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 200 (81.63%) Cisco
2 182 (74.29%) F5
3 179 (73.06%) Firewall
4 147 (60.00%) CheckPoint
5 114 (46.53%) Cisco Certification
6 104 (42.45%) WAN
7 90 (36.73%) LAN
7 90 (36.73%) CCNP
8 83 (33.88%) Windows
9 80 (32.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 69 (28.16%) OSPF
11 66 (26.94%) DNS
12 64 (26.12%) MPLS
12 64 (26.12%) Cisco ASA
13 63 (25.71%) Blue Coat
14 62 (25.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 61 (24.90%) Cisco Nexus
15 61 (24.90%) ITIL
16 57 (23.27%) TCP/IP
17 55 (22.45%) Microsoft
18 53 (21.63%) BGP
19 52 (21.22%) VoIP
19 52 (21.22%) Linux
19 52 (21.22%) VMware
20 51 (20.82%) UNIX
21 48 (19.59%) Security Cleared
22 46 (18.78%) Service Management
22 46 (18.78%) Finance
23 44 (17.96%) Active Directory
24 43 (17.55%) Juniper

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 35 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 26 (10.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (5.71%) WebSphere
3 14 (5.71%) WebSphere Application Server
3 14 (5.71%) IIS
4 12 (4.90%) Apache
5 9 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.04%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (2.04%) Lync
7 4 (1.63%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.22%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 35 (14.29%) MS Office
2 6 (2.45%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.86%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.63%) PaaS
2 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 179 (73.06%) Firewall
2 104 (42.45%) WAN
3 90 (36.73%) LAN
4 80 (32.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 69 (28.16%) OSPF
6 66 (26.94%) DNS
7 64 (26.12%) MPLS
7 64 (26.12%) Cisco ASA
8 62 (25.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 61 (24.90%) Cisco Nexus
10 57 (23.27%) TCP/IP
11 53 (21.63%) BGP
12 52 (21.22%) VoIP
13 42 (17.14%) Wireless
14 40 (16.33%) Internet
15 34 (13.88%) SAN
16 30 (12.24%) DHCP
16 30 (12.24%) VPN
17 29 (11.84%) Network Security
18 27 (11.02%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.04%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (0.82%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (4.08%) Introscope
2 7 (2.86%) JMeter
3 1 (0.41%) ProC
General
1 46 (18.78%) Finance
2 16 (6.53%) Banking
3 10 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.86%) Retail
5 5 (2.04%) Advertising
6 4 (1.63%) Back Office
6 4 (1.63%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.22%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.22%) Front Office
7 3 (1.22%) Publishing
8 2 (0.82%) Billing
8 2 (0.82%) Marketing
9 1 (0.41%) French Language
9 1 (0.41%) Local Government
9 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 80 (32.65%) Network Engineer
2 36 (14.69%) Architect
3 34 (13.88%) Analyst
4 24 (9.80%) Administrator
5 22 (8.98%) Network Architect
6 20 (8.16%) Network Specialist
7 18 (7.35%) Support Engineer
8 17 (6.94%) Infrastructure Architect
9 15 (6.12%) Operations Analyst
10 14 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (5.31%) Network Support
11 13 (5.31%) Security Engineer
12 12 (4.90%) Senior Network Engineer
13 11 (4.49%) Support Analyst
13 11 (4.49%) Consultant
13 11 (4.49%) Network Infrastructure Architect
14 10 (4.08%) Applications Support
14 10 (4.08%) Security Specialist
14 10 (4.08%) Network Security Specialist
15 9 (3.67%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.80%) CSS
2 23 (9.39%) Middleware
3 21 (8.57%) 802.1X
4 10 (4.08%) .NET
4 10 (4.08%) Java EE
5 6 (2.45%) XMPP
6 5 (2.04%) MAPI
7 3 (1.22%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (1.22%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 26 (10.61%) Blackberry
3 22 (8.98%) Thin Client
3 22 (8.98%) Fat Client
4 14 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
4 14 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (2.45%) User Experience
6 6 (2.45%) SecurID
7 5 (2.04%) iPhone
8 4 (1.63%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.63%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.63%) Replication
9 3 (1.22%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.22%) Clustering
9 3 (1.22%) BBC
10 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.41%) IVR
11 1 (0.41%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 83 (33.88%) Windows
2 52 (21.22%) Linux
3 51 (20.82%) UNIX
4 40 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (10.61%) Windows 7
7 18 (7.35%) Solaris
8 14 (5.71%) Oracle Linux
9 10 (4.08%) CentOS
9 10 (4.08%) Ubuntu
10 8 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.04%) Android
11 5 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (1.63%) zOS
12 4 (1.63%) AIX
12 4 (1.63%) SUSE
13 3 (1.22%) Windows NT
13 3 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (24.90%) ITIL
2 46 (18.78%) Service Management
3 43 (17.55%) Load Balancing
4 35 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 28 (11.43%) ITSM
6 27 (11.02%) Performance Management
7 26 (10.61%) BCP
8 23 (9.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 23 (9.39%) Business Continuity
8 23 (9.39%) Business Continuity Planning
9 22 (8.98%) Network Architecture
10 21 (8.57%) Network Design
11 19 (7.76%) E-Commerce
11 19 (7.76%) Change Control
12 18 (7.35%) WAN Optimisation
13 16 (6.53%) Capacity Management
13 16 (6.53%) Migration
14 15 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
14 15 (6.12%) Network Monitoring
15 13 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.08%) Java
1 10 (4.08%) Python
2 6 (2.45%) Perl
2 6 (2.45%) SQL
3 5 (2.04%) C
4 3 (1.22%) Ruby
4 3 (1.22%) Tcl
4 3 (1.22%) VBScript
4 3 (1.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 114 (46.53%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (36.73%) CCNP
3 48 (19.59%) Security Cleared
4 27 (11.02%) SC Cleared
4 27 (11.02%) CCNA
5 21 (8.57%) CCSE
6 19 (7.76%) CCSA
7 11 (4.49%) DV Cleared
8 7 (2.86%) CCIE
9 6 (2.45%) CCIP
10 5 (2.04%) CCDP
11 4 (1.63%) CCDA
11 4 (1.63%) MCSE
11 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.22%) CISSP
12 3 (1.22%) CCSP
12 3 (1.22%) Degree
13 2 (0.82%) JNCIA
13 2 (0.82%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.22%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (17.96%) Active Directory
2 42 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (11.02%) NLBS
4 23 (9.39%) Hyper-V
5 22 (8.98%) ProxySG
6 13 (5.31%) vSphere
7 12 (4.90%) Xen
8 10 (4.08%) NFS
9 9 (3.67%) XenApp
10 8 (3.27%) Firmware
11 5 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (2.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (1.63%) XenDesktop
13 3 (1.22%) XenServer
14 2 (0.82%) Squid
15 1 (0.41%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
15 1 (0.41%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 26 (10.61%) WSUS
2 17 (6.94%) BladeLogic
3 14 (5.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 14 (5.71%) Control-M
4 11 (4.49%) CiscoWorks
4 11 (4.49%) Cisco Prime
5 10 (4.08%) ITRS Geneos
6 9 (3.67%) Cisco CUCM
6 9 (3.67%) FortiGate
6 9 (3.67%) OVSD
7 7 (2.86%) SolarWinds Orion
8 6 (2.45%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (2.45%) OPNET
9 4 (1.63%) Foglight
9 4 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.22%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.82%) Nagios
12 1 (0.41%) Cacti
Vendors
1 200 (81.63%) Cisco
2 182 (74.29%) F5
3 147 (60.00%) CheckPoint
4 63 (25.71%) Blue Coat
5 55 (22.45%) Microsoft
6 52 (21.22%) VMware
7 43 (17.55%) Juniper
8 32 (13.06%) Citrix
8 32 (13.06%) Oracle
9 29 (11.84%) Nokia
10 28 (11.43%) Avaya
11 27 (11.02%) Fortinet
12 26 (10.61%) SolarWinds
13 25 (10.20%) HP
13 25 (10.20%) Nortel
14 22 (8.98%) McAfee
15 21 (8.57%) Symantec
16 17 (6.94%) BMC
17 14 (5.71%) CA
18 13 (5.31%) NetApp
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