The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 66 75 79
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 2 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.23% 0.20% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 0.84% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£255 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.44% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -
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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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
241 239 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.57% 23.80% 35.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 83 100
Average daily rate £375 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £165 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £34.25 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

BIG-IP Daily Rate Trend in Reading

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 14 (100.00%) Firewall
1 14 (100.00%) F5
2 13 (92.86%) Cisco ASA
2 13 (92.86%) Cisco PIX
2 13 (92.86%) Apache
2 13 (92.86%) SNMP
2 13 (92.86%) Cisco
2 13 (92.86%) CheckPoint
3 12 (85.71%) Juniper
3 12 (85.71%) VoIP
3 12 (85.71%) OSPF
3 12 (85.71%) Network Management
3 12 (85.71%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (85.71%) FortiGate
4 11 (78.57%) CISSP
4 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (78.57%) Check Point Certification
4 11 (78.57%) CCIE
4 11 (78.57%) CCNP
5 10 (71.43%) DNS
6 9 (64.29%) VPN
6 9 (64.29%) IPsec
6 9 (64.29%) FWSM
7 8 (57.14%) BGP
7 8 (57.14%) MPLS
8 7 (50.00%) CCDP
8 7 (50.00%) CCSP
8 7 (50.00%) PCI DSS
9 5 (35.71%) Blue Coat
10 4 (28.57%) Network Security

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 13 (92.86%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
2 13 (92.86%) SNMP
2 13 (92.86%) Cisco PIX
2 13 (92.86%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (85.71%) OSPF
3 12 (85.71%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (85.71%) VoIP
4 10 (71.43%) DNS
5 9 (64.29%) VPN
5 9 (64.29%) IPsec
5 9 (64.29%) FWSM
6 8 (57.14%) BGP
6 8 (57.14%) MPLS
7 4 (28.57%) Network Security
8 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 2 (14.29%) SMTP
9 1 (7.14%) DHCP
9 1 (7.14%) HTTP
9 1 (7.14%) WAN
9 1 (7.14%) ATM
General
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
1 1 (7.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) IP Engineer
2 8 (57.14%) Security Engineer
3 7 (50.00%) Design Engineer
4 5 (35.71%) Consultant
5 4 (28.57%) Network Engineer
5 4 (28.57%) Network Consultant
5 4 (28.57%) Security Consultant
6 3 (21.43%) Senior IP Engineer
6 3 (21.43%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (21.43%) IP Network Engineer
6 3 (21.43%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (21.43%) Network Security Consultant
6 3 (21.43%) Senior Design Engineer
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco Consultant
7 2 (14.29%) Network Design Consultant
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 2 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
8 1 (7.14%) Security Designer
8 1 (7.14%) Cisco Security Consultant
8 1 (7.14%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Network Management
2 3 (21.43%) Demand Forecasting
2 3 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (21.43%) Network Design
3 1 (7.14%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) CCIE
1 11 (78.57%) CCNP
1 11 (78.57%) CISSP
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (78.57%) Check Point Certification
2 7 (50.00%) CCDP
2 7 (50.00%) CCSP
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 12 (85.71%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) F5
2 13 (92.86%) Cisco
2 13 (92.86%) CheckPoint
3 12 (85.71%) Juniper
4 5 (35.71%) Blue Coat
5 3 (21.43%) Ericsson
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle