The first table below looks at the demand for F5 BIG-IP GTM 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 F5 BIG-IP GTM over the 3 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager (GTM)
Rank 506 499 519
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +20
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP GTM 64 43 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.092% 0.077%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.94% 0.67% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 23 27
Average daily rate
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£401 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.90% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £330 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.96% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £41.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.00 -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6806 6381 8247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.79% 13.72% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3689 3382 3737
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 440 633
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
F5 BIG-IP GTM
UK

F5 BIG-IP GTM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP GTM across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP GTM Jobs Demand Trend in England

F5 BIG-IP GTM
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP GTM across the England region.

F5 BIG-IP GTM Daily Rate Trend in England

F5 BIG-IP GTM
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP GTM across the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

F5 BIG-IP GTM Daily Rate Histogram in England

F5 BIG-IP GTM
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP GTM across the England region.

F5 BIG-IP GTM Hourly Rate Trend in England

F5 BIG-IP GTM
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 F5 BIG-IP GTM within the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 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 +5 20 £450 +4.04% 2
Yorkshire +10 9 £394 +18.49%
South East -6 8 £450 +14.64%
East of England -32 3 £388 -6.06%
Midlands - - - -
F5 BIG-IP GTM
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F5 BIG-IP GTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing F5 BIG-IP GTM 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 F5 BIG-IP GTM.

1 104 (99.05%) F5
2 101 (96.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 93 (88.57%) Cisco
4 86 (81.90%) Firewall
5 69 (65.71%) CheckPoint
6 63 (60.00%) Network Security
7 61 (58.10%) Cisco ASA
7 61 (58.10%) Blue Coat
8 55 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
9 54 (51.43%) CCNP
10 46 (43.81%) BIG-IP
11 45 (42.86%) Juniper
12 43 (40.95%) BGP
13 38 (36.19%) DNS
14 36 (34.29%) OSPF
15 35 (33.33%) DMVPN
16 33 (31.43%) Load Balancing
16 33 (31.43%) NetScreen
16 33 (31.43%) CCSE
17 32 (30.48%) Cisco IOS
18 31 (29.52%) Cisco Nexus
18 31 (29.52%) Citrix
19 29 (27.62%) Linux
20 27 (25.71%) VMware
20 27 (25.71%) E-Commerce
20 27 (25.71%) HP
20 27 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
21 26 (24.76%) Infoblox
21 26 (24.76%) DHCP
22 25 (23.81%) Thin Client

F5 BIG-IP GTM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing F5 BIG-IP GTM 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 F5 BIG-IP GTM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.81%) Apache
2 2 (1.90%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.90%) nginx
2 2 (1.90%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.90%) IIS
2 2 (1.90%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.95%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) MS Office
1 2 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 101 (96.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 86 (81.90%) Firewall
3 63 (60.00%) Network Security
4 61 (58.10%) Cisco ASA
5 46 (43.81%) BIG-IP
6 43 (40.95%) BGP
7 38 (36.19%) DNS
8 36 (34.29%) OSPF
9 35 (33.33%) DMVPN
10 33 (31.43%) NetScreen
11 32 (30.48%) Cisco IOS
12 31 (29.52%) Cisco Nexus
13 26 (24.76%) DHCP
14 21 (20.00%) WAN
15 15 (14.29%) VPN
15 15 (14.29%) MPLS
16 14 (13.33%) SSL
17 10 (9.52%) Junos
18 9 (8.57%) TCP/IP
18 9 (8.57%) LAN
General
1 13 (12.38%) Finance
2 12 (11.43%) Banking
3 4 (3.81%) Retail
3 4 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.90%) Games
4 2 (1.90%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.90%) Local Government
4 2 (1.90%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.95%) German Language
5 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 45 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 28 (26.67%) Network Specialist
3 25 (23.81%) Network Security Specialist
3 25 (23.81%) Security Specialist
4 18 (17.14%) Security Engineer
5 17 (16.19%) Network Security Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Network Support
6 7 (6.67%) Consultant
7 6 (5.71%) Security Consultant
7 6 (5.71%) Architect
7 6 (5.71%) Network Consultant
7 6 (5.71%) Network Security Consultant
8 5 (4.76%) Security Architect
8 5 (4.76%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Design Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Network Designer
9 4 (3.81%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.67%) CSS
2 2 (1.90%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (23.81%) Thin Client
1 25 (23.81%) Fat Client
2 2 (1.90%) Online Games
2 2 (1.90%) Cryptography
2 2 (1.90%) Online Banking
2 2 (1.90%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (0.95%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.62%) Linux
2 5 (4.76%) UNIX
3 4 (3.81%) Windows
4 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (31.43%) Load Balancing
2 27 (25.71%) E-Commerce
3 11 (10.48%) Network Design
4 10 (9.52%) Service Management
5 8 (7.62%) Change Control
5 8 (7.62%) Incident Management
6 7 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
6 7 (6.67%) ITIL
7 6 (5.71%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.71%) Migration
7 6 (5.71%) Network Management
8 5 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (4.76%) Change Management
9 4 (3.81%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (3.81%) Network Architecture
9 4 (3.81%) Problem Management
10 3 (2.86%) Project Management
11 2 (1.90%) B2B
11 2 (1.90%) Scrum
11 2 (1.90%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.14%) C
2 4 (3.81%) Perl
3 2 (1.90%) Lisp
3 2 (1.90%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.90%) Java
Qualifications
1 55 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (51.43%) CCNP
3 33 (31.43%) CCSE
4 16 (15.24%) Security Cleared
5 15 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.76%) JNCIS
6 5 (4.76%) CCDP
7 4 (3.81%) CCIE
7 4 (3.81%) Degree
8 2 (1.90%) CCNA
8 2 (1.90%) CISSP
9 1 (0.95%) CCSA
9 1 (0.95%) CCSP
9 1 (0.95%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.67%) QA
2 5 (4.76%) SLA
3 2 (1.90%) JSP 440
System Software
1 27 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (8.57%) ProxySG
3 3 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.86%) vSphere
4 2 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.81%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (1.90%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (1.90%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.90%) OPNET
3 1 (0.95%) OpenView
3 1 (0.95%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 104 (99.05%) F5
2 93 (88.57%) Cisco
3 69 (65.71%) CheckPoint
4 61 (58.10%) Blue Coat
5 45 (42.86%) Juniper
6 31 (29.52%) Citrix
7 27 (25.71%) HP
7 27 (25.71%) VMware
8 26 (24.76%) Infoblox
9 25 (23.81%) Imperva
10 23 (21.90%) McAfee
11 16 (15.24%) TippingPoint
12 11 (10.48%) IronPort
13 8 (7.62%) Fortinet
14 5 (4.76%) Sourcefire
15 4 (3.81%) SolarWinds
15 4 (3.81%) Nokia
16 3 (2.86%) Symantec
16 3 (2.86%) BMC
17 2 (1.90%) Motorola
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