The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 117 102 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.30% 0.17% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.43% 0.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£550 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
420 369 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 20.83% 21.32% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 182 132
Average daily rate £350 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 25 42
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £17.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

BIG-IP Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

BIG-IP
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

BIG-IP Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
1 7 (77.78%) FTP
1 7 (77.78%) TCP/IP
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
1 7 (77.78%) Ajax
1 7 (77.78%) PKI
1 7 (77.78%) DV Cleared
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
1 7 (77.78%) F5
1 7 (77.78%) Forefront TMG
1 7 (77.78%) Boundary Protection
2 6 (66.67%) SMTP
2 6 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 6 (66.67%) X.400
2 6 (66.67%) X.500
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
3 5 (55.56%) Clearswift
3 5 (55.56%) HTTPS
3 5 (55.56%) SSL
3 5 (55.56%) JSON
3 5 (55.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
4 4 (44.44%) Military
5 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 3 (33.33%) C
6 2 (22.22%) LAN
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (11.11%) Protective Monitoring

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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.

Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) FTP
1 7 (77.78%) TCP/IP
2 6 (66.67%) SMTP
2 6 (66.67%) X.400
2 6 (66.67%) X.500
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
3 5 (55.56%) HTTPS
3 5 (55.56%) SSL
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
5 1 (11.11%) WLAN
5 1 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (11.11%) ATM
5 1 (11.11%) Broadband
5 1 (11.11%) Intranet
5 1 (11.11%) Internet
5 1 (11.11%) Extranet
5 1 (11.11%) MPLS
5 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (11.11%) Wireless
5 1 (11.11%) Frame Relay
General
1 4 (44.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Network Support
2 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) Ajax
2 5 (55.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Boundary Protection
2 6 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
3 3 (33.33%) C
4 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) DV Cleared
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) CCVP
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) CCIE
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
1 7 (77.78%) F5
2 5 (55.56%) Clearswift
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) Mercator
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco