The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 243 232 210
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -22
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 23 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.068% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.14% 0.38% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 2
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£410 £345 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.84% -10.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £345 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £357 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £374 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.15% -0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
BIG-IP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2015 1576 1564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.56% 17.80% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 953 651 613
Average daily rate £350 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £192 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 133 154
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

BIG-IP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

BIG-IP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

BIG-IP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

BIG-IP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

BIG-IP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -7 9 £400 +15.94%
Buckinghamshire - 5 £395 -
Surrey +3 4 £520 -
Berkshire +2 4 - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 39 (92.86%) F5
2 28 (66.67%) Firewall
3 26 (61.90%) Cisco
4 24 (57.14%) Security Cleared
5 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
6 18 (42.86%) VMware
7 15 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (35.71%) CheckPoint
7 15 (35.71%) SC Cleared
7 15 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (30.95%) HP
9 12 (28.57%) CCNP
9 12 (28.57%) iSCSI
10 11 (26.19%) DV Cleared
10 11 (26.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 11 (26.19%) Change Control
10 11 (26.19%) PKI
11 10 (23.81%) LAN
11 10 (23.81%) WAN
12 9 (21.43%) TCP/IP
12 9 (21.43%) Windows
12 9 (21.43%) Juniper
12 9 (21.43%) Network Security
13 8 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (19.05%) Cisco PIX
13 8 (19.05%) Forefront TMG
13 8 (19.05%) Wireshark
13 8 (19.05%) CCNA
13 8 (19.05%) SSL
13 8 (19.05%) Active Directory

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 3 (7.14%) IIS
1 3 (7.14%) Apache
1 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.38%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) PaaS
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (66.67%) Firewall
2 15 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (28.57%) iSCSI
4 11 (26.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 10 (23.81%) LAN
5 10 (23.81%) WAN
6 9 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 9 (21.43%) Network Security
7 8 (19.05%) Cisco PIX
7 8 (19.05%) SSL
7 8 (19.05%) SMTP
7 8 (19.05%) Wireshark
8 7 (16.67%) HTTPS
8 7 (16.67%) TACACS
8 7 (16.67%) FTP
9 6 (14.29%) SAN
9 6 (14.29%) X.400
9 6 (14.29%) X.500
9 6 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
General
1 4 (9.52%) Military
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Billing
3 2 (4.76%) Back Office
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Consultant
3 9 (21.43%) Network Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Network Consultant
6 4 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (9.52%) Data Network Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) IP Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Firewall Consultant
9 1 (2.38%) Deployment Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Cisco Consultant
9 1 (2.38%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) Ajax
2 5 (11.90%) JSON
2 5 (11.90%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) PKI
2 5 (11.90%) DataPower
2 5 (11.90%) Mobile App
3 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.14%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Windows
2 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (14.29%) Linux
4 5 (11.90%) Ubuntu
4 5 (11.90%) CentOS
5 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (9.52%) UNIX
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Change Control
2 8 (19.05%) ITIL
3 7 (16.67%) Boundary Protection
4 6 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (14.29%) Network Management
4 6 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 5 (11.90%) Problem Management
5 5 (11.90%) Service Management
5 5 (11.90%) Change Management
5 5 (11.90%) Fault Management
5 5 (11.90%) Protective Monitoring
6 4 (9.52%) ITSM
6 4 (9.52%) Load Balancing
6 4 (9.52%) Security Architecture
7 3 (7.14%) Release Management
7 3 (7.14%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 3 (7.14%) Capacity Management
8 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.76%) Network Architecture
8 2 (4.76%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.52%) Shell Script
4 3 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 15 (35.71%) SC Cleared
2 15 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (28.57%) CCNP
4 11 (26.19%) DV Cleared
5 8 (19.05%) CCNA
6 6 (14.29%) CCSA
6 6 (14.29%) CCSE
7 5 (11.90%) CCDP
7 5 (11.90%) CCSP
8 4 (9.52%) JNCIS
8 4 (9.52%) Degree
8 4 (9.52%) VCP4
9 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (4.76%) CISSP
9 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (4.76%) MCSE
10 1 (2.38%) CCIE
10 1 (2.38%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) SLA
2 2 (4.76%) QA
3 1 (2.38%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (19.05%) Active Directory
1 8 (19.05%) Forefront TMG
2 5 (11.90%) NFS
2 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.14%) vSphere
3 3 (7.14%) ProxySG
4 2 (4.76%) XenApp
4 2 (4.76%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) OpenView
1 5 (11.90%) Netcool
1 5 (11.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 5 (11.90%) FortiGate
2 4 (9.52%) OVSD
3 2 (4.76%) WSUS
3 2 (4.76%) Foglight
3 2 (4.76%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.38%) Puppet
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.38%) SCCM
4 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 39 (92.86%) F5
2 26 (61.90%) Cisco
3 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
4 18 (42.86%) VMware
5 15 (35.71%) CheckPoint
6 13 (30.95%) HP
7 9 (21.43%) Juniper
8 5 (11.90%) NetApp
8 5 (11.90%) IBM
8 5 (11.90%) Nortel
8 5 (11.90%) Mercator
8 5 (11.90%) Blue Coat
8 5 (11.90%) Clearswift
8 5 (11.90%) Radware
8 5 (11.90%) Crossbeam
9 4 (9.52%) Red Hat
10 2 (4.76%) McAfee
10 2 (4.76%) Citrix
10 2 (4.76%) Nokia
10 2 (4.76%) TippingPoint