The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 Hampshire 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 116 - 97
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.048% - 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% - 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £345 - £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
Communications & Networking Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
414 352 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 19.97% 20.06% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 190 151
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 62 65
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.57 £13.35 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
BIG-IP
South East

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 25 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (100.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) SIEM
2 3 (75.00%) FWSM
2 3 (75.00%) Information Assurance
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (75.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (75.00%) ProxySG
2 3 (75.00%) SMTP
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) SNMP
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) Sourcefire
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Imperva
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) FWSM
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (75.00%) SMTP
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) SNMP
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) IT Security Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Design Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) SIEM
1 3 (75.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Sourcefire
3 1 (25.00%) Imperva