The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Reading 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 67 69 71
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 6 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.56% 0.13% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.30% 0.51% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £280 - £263
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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
261 196 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.30% 25.39% 38.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 74 114
Average daily rate £300 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £402 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 10
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.55 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £19.10 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
BIG-IP
Berkshire

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 18 April 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 6 (100.00%) Apache
1 6 (100.00%) VoIP
1 6 (100.00%) SNMP
1 6 (100.00%) VPN
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) CCIE
1 6 (100.00%) CCSP
1 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) CCDP
1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Check Point Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Juniper
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (100.00%) MPLS
1 6 (100.00%) OSPF
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) IPsec
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 6 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (100.00%) Network Management
1 6 (100.00%) F5
1 6 (100.00%) FWSM
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (100.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (33.33%) Ericsson

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (100.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) VoIP
1 6 (100.00%) SNMP
1 6 (100.00%) VPN
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
1 6 (100.00%) MPLS
1 6 (100.00%) OSPF
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) IPsec
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (100.00%) FWSM
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) IP Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Security Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Design Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Security Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior IP Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Design Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Security Designer
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Network Management
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CCIE
1 6 (100.00%) CCSP
1 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) CCDP
1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 6 (100.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Juniper
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (33.33%) Ericsson