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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 65 - 81
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.44% - 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.11% - 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
190 256 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.97% 23.57% 33.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 100 95
Average daily rate £350 £390 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +32.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -8.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (100.00%) F5
2 5 (83.33%) CCNP
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (66.67%) CCDP
3 4 (66.67%) Juniper
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
4 3 (50.00%) FWSM
4 3 (50.00%) JNCIS
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (50.00%) iSCSI
4 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (50.00%) Mercator
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) LAN
4 3 (50.00%) WAN
5 2 (33.33%) CISSP
5 2 (33.33%) SNMP
5 2 (33.33%) OSPF
5 2 (33.33%) BGP
5 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat
5 2 (33.33%) ProxySG
5 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) FortiGate
5 2 (33.33%) DNS

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (50.00%) FWSM
3 3 (50.00%) iSCSI
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) SNMP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) OSPF
4 2 (33.33%) BGP
5 1 (16.67%) 3G
5 1 (16.67%) MPLS
5 1 (16.67%) Network Security
5 1 (16.67%) IPsec
5 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Back Office
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
1 1 (16.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) IP Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Security Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Demand Forecasting
2 1 (16.67%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CCNP
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) CCDP
3 3 (50.00%) JNCIS
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) CISSP
5 1 (16.67%) CCIE
5 1 (16.67%) CCSP
5 1 (16.67%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (16.67%) CCSA
5 1 (16.67%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) F5
2 4 (66.67%) Juniper
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) Mercator
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat