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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 468 501 500
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -1
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 144 81 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.90% 1.08% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 52 45
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£425 £338 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £260 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £330 £381
% change year-on-year
+16.59% -13.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- +38.88%
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
7567 7483 6566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.03% 14.86% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4383 4125 3639
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 £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 409 381
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 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 31 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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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 +55 92 £428 +11.40% 4
South East -24 22 £480 +45.45% 1
West Midlands -3 11 £305 +10.90%
Yorkshire - 5 £429 -
Midlands - 4 £320 -
East Midlands -7 3 £407 +21.49% 1
South West -10 2 £276 -3.91%
North West -30 2 £300 -17.24%
East of England +5 1 £313 -
BIG-IP
UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 192 (81.70%) Cisco
2 169 (71.91%) F5
3 168 (71.49%) Firewall
4 136 (57.87%) CheckPoint
5 111 (47.23%) WAN
6 106 (45.11%) Cisco Certification
7 102 (43.40%) LAN
8 84 (35.74%) CCNP
9 81 (34.47%) Windows
10 76 (32.34%) MPLS
11 72 (30.64%) TCP/IP
12 66 (28.09%) DNS
13 64 (27.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 63 (26.81%) OSPF
15 59 (25.11%) ITIL
16 56 (23.83%) Cisco ASA
16 56 (23.83%) Finance
17 52 (22.13%) Microsoft
17 52 (22.13%) BGP
18 51 (21.70%) Cisco Nexus
18 51 (21.70%) Data Centre
19 50 (21.28%) UNIX
20 49 (20.85%) Blue Coat
21 48 (20.43%) VoIP
21 48 (20.43%) Internet
22 46 (19.57%) Active Directory
23 45 (19.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
24 43 (18.30%) Service Management
25 42 (17.87%) VPN
26 40 (17.02%) Wireless

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 39 (16.60%) MS Exchange
2 28 (11.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.26%) WebSphere
4 10 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (3.40%) IIS
5 8 (3.40%) Apache
6 7 (2.98%) Office Communications Server
6 7 (2.98%) Lync
7 6 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.70%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.28%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 34 (14.47%) MS Office
2 9 (3.83%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.28%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.85%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.43%) PaaS
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 168 (71.49%) Firewall
2 111 (47.23%) WAN
3 102 (43.40%) LAN
4 76 (32.34%) MPLS
5 72 (30.64%) TCP/IP
6 66 (28.09%) DNS
7 64 (27.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 63 (26.81%) OSPF
9 56 (23.83%) Cisco ASA
10 52 (22.13%) BGP
11 51 (21.70%) Cisco Nexus
12 48 (20.43%) Internet
12 48 (20.43%) VoIP
13 45 (19.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 42 (17.87%) VPN
15 40 (17.02%) Wireless
16 36 (15.32%) SAN
17 31 (13.19%) SSL
18 27 (11.49%) DSL
19 26 (11.06%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.13%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (1.70%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.85%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.55%) Introscope
2 3 (1.28%) JMeter
3 1 (0.43%) ProC
General
1 56 (23.83%) Finance
2 17 (7.23%) Banking
3 13 (5.53%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.55%) Retail
5 5 (2.13%) Advertising
6 4 (1.70%) Back Office
6 4 (1.70%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.28%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.28%) Front Office
7 3 (1.28%) Publishing
8 2 (0.85%) Billing
8 2 (0.85%) Marketing
9 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 77 (32.77%) Network Engineer
2 41 (17.45%) Architect
3 33 (14.04%) Analyst
4 30 (12.77%) Administrator
5 27 (11.49%) Network Architect
6 17 (7.23%) Operations Analyst
6 17 (7.23%) Infrastructure Architect
7 16 (6.81%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (5.96%) Support Engineer
9 12 (5.11%) Support Analyst
9 12 (5.11%) Consultant
9 12 (5.11%) Network Support
9 12 (5.11%) Senior Network Engineer
9 12 (5.11%) Security Engineer
10 11 (4.68%) Network Infrastructure Architect
11 10 (4.26%) Network Specialist
12 8 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (2.98%) Design Engineer
13 7 (2.98%) Network Analyst
13 7 (2.98%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.66%) CSS
1 18 (7.66%) Middleware
2 17 (7.23%) 802.1X
3 7 (2.98%) MAPI
4 6 (2.55%) XMPP
4 6 (2.55%) Java EE
4 6 (2.55%) .NET
5 3 (1.28%) WCF
5 3 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.85%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 51 (21.70%) Data Centre
2 28 (11.91%) Blackberry
3 15 (6.38%) Thin Client
3 15 (6.38%) Fat Client
3 15 (6.38%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (2.98%) iPhone
7 6 (2.55%) SecurID
8 5 (2.13%) Replication
9 4 (1.70%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.28%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.28%) Clustering
10 3 (1.28%) BBC
11 2 (0.85%) User Experience
11 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.43%) IVR
12 1 (0.43%) PKI
12 1 (0.43%) DataPower
12 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 81 (34.47%) Windows
2 50 (21.28%) UNIX
3 40 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (16.17%) Linux
5 34 (14.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (11.91%) Windows 7
7 18 (7.66%) Solaris
8 14 (5.96%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.98%) CentOS
10 7 (2.98%) Ubuntu
10 7 (2.98%) Android
11 6 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (1.70%) zOS
12 4 (1.70%) AIX
12 4 (1.70%) SUSE
13 3 (1.28%) Windows NT
13 3 (1.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (25.11%) ITIL
2 43 (18.30%) Service Management
3 37 (15.74%) Load Balancing
4 31 (13.19%) Problem Management
5 29 (12.34%) Performance Management
6 28 (11.91%) BCP
7 27 (11.49%) ITSM
8 25 (10.64%) Business Continuity
8 25 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 25 (10.64%) Business Continuity Planning
9 24 (10.21%) Network Design
10 18 (7.66%) Network Architecture
10 18 (7.66%) Change Control
10 18 (7.66%) Migration
11 15 (6.38%) WAN Optimisation
12 13 (5.53%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (5.11%) Performance Tuning
14 10 (4.26%) DDoS Mitigation
14 10 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
14 10 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.26%) Python
2 6 (2.55%) Java
2 6 (2.55%) Perl
2 6 (2.55%) SQL
3 3 (1.28%) VBScript
3 3 (1.28%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.28%) Tcl
3 3 (1.28%) Ruby
4 2 (0.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 106 (45.11%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (35.74%) CCNP
3 38 (16.17%) Security Cleared
4 27 (11.49%) CCNA
5 21 (8.94%) SC Cleared
6 19 (8.09%) CCSA
7 15 (6.38%) CCIE
8 8 (3.40%) CCSE
9 7 (2.98%) DV Cleared
10 6 (2.55%) CCIP
11 5 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (2.13%) MCSE
12 4 (1.70%) CCDP
13 3 (1.28%) CCDA
13 3 (1.28%) CCSP
13 3 (1.28%) Degree
14 2 (0.85%) Check Point Certification
14 2 (0.85%) JNCIA
14 2 (0.85%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.43%) SLA
1 1 (0.43%) QA
1 1 (0.43%) JSP 440
1 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (19.57%) Active Directory
2 29 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (12.34%) NLBS
3 22 (9.36%) ProxySG
4 21 (8.94%) Hyper-V
5 14 (5.96%) Xen
5 14 (5.96%) Firmware
6 13 (5.53%) XenApp
7 11 (4.68%) vSphere
8 7 (2.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (2.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 7 (2.98%) NFS
9 6 (2.55%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.85%) Squid
11 1 (0.43%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.43%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.43%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 27 (11.49%) WSUS
2 17 (7.23%) BladeLogic
3 14 (5.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 14 (5.96%) Control-M
4 10 (4.26%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (3.83%) SolarWinds Orion
5 9 (3.83%) CiscoWorks
6 8 (3.40%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (2.98%) FortiGate
8 6 (2.55%) ITRS Geneos
8 6 (2.55%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (2.55%) OVSD
9 5 (2.13%) Foglight
10 3 (1.28%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.85%) OPNET
11 2 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.43%) SCCM
12 1 (0.43%) Nagios
Vendors
1 192 (81.70%) Cisco
2 169 (71.91%) F5
3 136 (57.87%) CheckPoint
4 52 (22.13%) Microsoft
5 49 (20.85%) Blue Coat
6 39 (16.60%) Juniper
7 37 (15.74%) VMware
8 31 (13.19%) Avaya
9 28 (11.91%) Oracle
10 26 (11.06%) Citrix
10 26 (11.06%) Nokia
11 25 (10.64%) Nortel
12 21 (8.94%) Symantec
13 20 (8.51%) Fortinet
13 20 (8.51%) SolarWinds
14 17 (7.23%) McAfee
15 16 (6.81%) HP
16 14 (5.96%) CA
17 12 (5.11%) NetApp
18 10 (4.26%) BMC
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