The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 489 451 486
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +35
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 68 71 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.03% 1.08% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 43 46
Average daily rate £400 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £318 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £516 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6628 6559 8525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.91% 15.19% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3553 3347 4091
Average daily rate £365 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 531 577
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.10 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
BIG-IP
UK

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -52 18 £400 -15.78% 2
South East -7 16 £345 -18.82% 1
West Midlands -7 16 £415 -26.87%
Yorkshire -3 12 £401 +51.13% 2
East of England -35 3 £400 - 2
North West -18 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
BIG-IP
UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 114 (91.20%) Firewall
2 111 (88.80%) F5
3 100 (80.00%) Cisco
4 84 (67.20%) Cisco Certification
5 79 (63.20%) CheckPoint
6 75 (60.00%) CCNP
7 67 (53.60%) Cisco ASA
8 61 (48.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 55 (44.00%) WAN
10 54 (43.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 53 (42.40%) MPLS
12 50 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 48 (38.40%) DNS
14 44 (35.20%) Blue Coat
15 41 (32.80%) OSPF
16 40 (32.00%) DMVPN
17 39 (31.20%) BGP
18 37 (29.60%) Linux
19 35 (28.00%) Network Security
20 34 (27.20%) VoIP
21 26 (20.80%) DHCP
22 25 (20.00%) E-Commerce
22 25 (20.00%) Fortinet
22 25 (20.00%) VMware
23 24 (19.20%) VMware Infrastructure
24 23 (18.40%) Load Balancing
24 23 (18.40%) LAN
24 23 (18.40%) Citrix
24 23 (18.40%) McAfee
25 22 (17.60%) CSS

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 16 (12.80%) Apache
2 10 (8.00%) WebLogic
3 8 (6.40%) WebSphere
4 7 (5.60%) IIS
4 7 (5.60%) Tomcat
5 5 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (3.20%) MS Exchange
7 3 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.40%) Lync
8 2 (1.60%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.80%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.60%) MS Office
2 1 (0.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (6.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 114 (91.20%) Firewall
2 67 (53.60%) Cisco ASA
3 61 (48.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 55 (44.00%) WAN
5 54 (43.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 53 (42.40%) MPLS
7 50 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 48 (38.40%) DNS
9 41 (32.80%) OSPF
10 40 (32.00%) DMVPN
11 39 (31.20%) BGP
12 35 (28.00%) Network Security
13 34 (27.20%) VoIP
14 26 (20.80%) DHCP
15 23 (18.40%) LAN
16 20 (16.00%) FWSM
17 19 (15.20%) VPN
18 18 (14.40%) Cisco IOS
19 17 (13.60%) NetScreen
20 16 (12.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.40%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.60%) MySQL
3 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.80%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Subversion
General
1 9 (7.20%) Finance
2 5 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.60%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.80%) Banking
4 1 (0.80%) Retail
4 1 (0.80%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (44.00%) Network Engineer
2 19 (15.20%) Support Engineer
2 19 (15.20%) Security Specialist
3 18 (14.40%) Network Specialist
4 17 (13.60%) Network Security Specialist
4 17 (13.60%) Network Support
5 16 (12.80%) Network Support Engineer
5 16 (12.80%) Implementation Engineer
6 14 (11.20%) Design Engineer
7 13 (10.40%) Cisco Engineer
8 12 (9.60%) Security Engineer
8 12 (9.60%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 11 (8.80%) Architect
10 8 (6.40%) Platform Architect
10 8 (6.40%) Network Design Engineer
11 7 (5.60%) Consultant
12 6 (4.80%) Network Security Engineer
12 6 (4.80%) IP Engineer
13 5 (4.00%) Analyst
13 5 (4.00%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.60%) CSS
2 7 (5.60%) .NET
3 6 (4.80%) Java EE
3 6 (4.80%) WCF
4 5 (4.00%) J2EE
4 5 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (4.00%) Middleware
5 1 (0.80%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.80%) XML
5 1 (0.80%) WAP
5 1 (0.80%) CGI
5 1 (0.80%) REST
5 1 (0.80%) FastCGI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.40%) Thin Client
1 18 (14.40%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.40%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.60%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.80%) FMCG
4 1 (0.80%) NHS
4 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.80%) Replication
4 1 (0.80%) Clustering
4 1 (0.80%) CESG
4 1 (0.80%) PKI
4 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 37 (29.60%) Linux
2 20 (16.00%) Windows
3 14 (11.20%) UNIX
4 9 (7.20%) AIX
5 8 (6.40%) Solaris
6 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.40%) CentOS
7 3 (2.40%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.60%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.80%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.80%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 23 (18.40%) Load Balancing
3 22 (17.60%) WAN Optimisation
4 19 (15.20%) Root Cause Analysis
5 17 (13.60%) Incident Management
5 17 (13.60%) Service Management
6 15 (12.00%) Network Management
7 12 (9.60%) Network Design
7 12 (9.60%) ITIL
8 10 (8.00%) Problem Management
9 9 (7.20%) SIEM
10 8 (6.40%) Scrum
11 4 (3.20%) Project Management
11 4 (3.20%) Change Control
11 4 (3.20%) Content Management
12 3 (2.40%) Migration
12 3 (2.40%) Information Assurance
12 3 (2.40%) High Availability
12 3 (2.40%) Change Management
12 3 (2.40%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.80%) C
2 8 (6.40%) Java
3 2 (1.60%) Perl
3 2 (1.60%) SQL
3 2 (1.60%) Ruby
4 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.80%) Python
4 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.80%) PHP
Qualifications
1 84 (67.20%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (60.00%) CCNP
3 20 (16.00%) Security Cleared
4 18 (14.40%) CCNA
4 18 (14.40%) CCSE
5 17 (13.60%) SC Cleared
6 16 (12.80%) CCIE
7 12 (9.60%) CCSP
8 10 (8.00%) CCDP
9 6 (4.80%) CISSP
9 6 (4.80%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.60%) Degree
10 2 (1.60%) MCSE
11 1 (0.80%) MCSA
11 1 (0.80%) MCP
11 1 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.80%) MCITP
11 1 (0.80%) CCSA
11 1 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.40%) SLA
3 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 24 (19.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.40%) Squid
3 7 (5.60%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.60%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.20%) ProxySG
5 3 (2.40%) NFS
6 2 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.60%) Xen
6 2 (1.60%) NLBS
7 1 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.80%) Varnish
7 1 (0.80%) KVM
Systems Management
1 17 (13.60%) CiscoWorks
2 7 (5.60%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.40%) WSUS
4 1 (0.80%) SCCM
4 1 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.80%) Puppet
4 1 (0.80%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.80%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.80%) collectd
4 1 (0.80%) StatsD
4 1 (0.80%) OpenView
Vendors
1 111 (88.80%) F5
2 100 (80.00%) Cisco
3 79 (63.20%) CheckPoint
4 44 (35.20%) Blue Coat
5 25 (20.00%) Fortinet
5 25 (20.00%) VMware
6 23 (18.40%) McAfee
6 23 (18.40%) Citrix
7 21 (16.80%) Juniper
7 21 (16.80%) HP
8 18 (14.40%) Imperva
9 17 (13.60%) Infoblox
10 14 (11.20%) SolarWinds
11 10 (8.00%) Microsoft
12 9 (7.20%) Oracle
13 8 (6.40%) Nokia
13 8 (6.40%) BMC
13 8 (6.40%) Remedy
14 7 (5.60%) ArcSight
15 6 (4.80%) Radware
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + £400
Posted: 16 days ago