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 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 232 213 237
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +24
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 16 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.87% 1.18% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 7
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£330 £375 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -12.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.44% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -
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
1842 1605 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.83% 18.35% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 738 603
Average daily rate £348 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 102 174
Average hourly rate £20.21 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.20% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
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 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
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 29 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Buckinghamshire - 7 £330 -
Berkshire +6 4 £255 -
Surrey -10 1 £395 +5.33%
West Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 36 (85.71%) F5
2 31 (73.81%) Firewall
3 30 (71.43%) Cisco
4 28 (66.67%) CheckPoint
5 23 (54.76%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (45.24%) CCNP
6 19 (45.24%) Juniper
6 19 (45.24%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (35.71%) CCIE
7 15 (35.71%) Cisco PIX
8 14 (33.33%) Network Management
8 14 (33.33%) DNS
8 14 (33.33%) Windows
9 13 (30.95%) Apache
9 13 (30.95%) SNMP
9 13 (30.95%) VPN
10 12 (28.57%) MPLS
10 12 (28.57%) OSPF
10 12 (28.57%) VoIP
10 12 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (28.57%) FortiGate
11 11 (26.19%) MS Exchange
11 11 (26.19%) CISSP
11 11 (26.19%) Check Point Certification
12 10 (23.81%) IPsec
12 10 (23.81%) FWSM
13 9 (21.43%) CCSP
13 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
13 9 (21.43%) Linux
13 9 (21.43%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 13 (30.95%) Apache
2 11 (26.19%) MS Exchange
3 8 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
5 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.38%) IIS
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (73.81%) Firewall
2 19 (45.24%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (35.71%) Cisco PIX
4 14 (33.33%) DNS
5 13 (30.95%) SNMP
5 13 (30.95%) VPN
6 12 (28.57%) MPLS
6 12 (28.57%) OSPF
6 12 (28.57%) VoIP
6 12 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (23.81%) FWSM
7 10 (23.81%) IPsec
8 9 (21.43%) LAN
8 9 (21.43%) WAN
9 8 (19.05%) BGP
10 4 (9.52%) DSL
10 4 (9.52%) SSL
10 4 (9.52%) SAN
10 4 (9.52%) Network Security
10 4 (9.52%) iSCSI
General
1 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Retail
2 1 (2.38%) Billing
2 1 (2.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Consultant
2 14 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 10 (23.81%) Security Engineer
4 9 (21.43%) IP Engineer
5 8 (19.05%) Support Engineer
5 8 (19.05%) Network Consultant
6 7 (16.67%) Design Engineer
7 6 (14.29%) Network Support
8 5 (11.90%) Network Support Engineer
9 4 (9.52%) Security Consultant
9 4 (9.52%) Support Consultant
9 4 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
10 3 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
10 3 (7.14%) Senior Design Engineer
10 3 (7.14%) Analyst
10 3 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (7.14%) Systems Support
10 3 (7.14%) Senior IP Engineer
10 3 (7.14%) Systems Support Engineer
10 3 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) WAP
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Thin Client
1 4 (9.52%) Blackberry
1 4 (9.52%) Fat Client
2 3 (7.14%) EqualLogic
3 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 14 (33.33%) Windows
2 9 (21.43%) Linux
3 7 (16.67%) UNIX
4 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.14%) Ubuntu
5 3 (7.14%) CentOS
6 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Network Management
2 4 (9.52%) ITIL
3 3 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (7.14%) Network Design
3 3 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 3 (7.14%) Change Control
3 3 (7.14%) Demand Forecasting
4 2 (4.76%) Migration
4 2 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.76%) Change Management
4 2 (4.76%) Release Management
4 2 (4.76%) Fault Management
5 1 (2.38%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.38%) CRM
5 1 (2.38%) ERP
5 1 (2.38%) Service Management
5 1 (2.38%) ITSM
5 1 (2.38%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) C
1 2 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (2.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (54.76%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (45.24%) CCNP
3 15 (35.71%) CCIE
4 11 (26.19%) Check Point Certification
4 11 (26.19%) CISSP
5 9 (21.43%) CCSP
6 7 (16.67%) CCNA
6 7 (16.67%) CCDP
7 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 3 (7.14%) Degree
9 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
9 2 (4.76%) CCSE
9 2 (4.76%) CCSA
10 1 (2.38%) CCVP
10 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (2.38%) MCSE
10 1 (2.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 4 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 4 (9.52%) Xen
4 4 (9.52%) NLBS
5 3 (7.14%) NFS
6 1 (2.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.38%) ProxySG
6 1 (2.38%) XenApp
6 1 (2.38%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (28.57%) FortiGate
2 4 (9.52%) WSUS
3 3 (7.14%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (4.76%) OpenView
4 2 (4.76%) Netcool
Vendors
1 36 (85.71%) F5
2 30 (71.43%) Cisco
3 28 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 19 (45.24%) Juniper
5 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 8 (19.05%) VMware
7 6 (14.29%) NetApp
8 5 (11.90%) HP
8 5 (11.90%) Blue Coat
9 4 (9.52%) Citrix
10 3 (7.14%) Ericsson
10 3 (7.14%) Symantec
11 2 (4.76%) Websense
11 2 (4.76%) Radware
11 2 (4.76%) Nortel
11 2 (4.76%) Oracle
11 2 (4.76%) Crossbeam
12 1 (2.38%) Barracuda Networks
12 1 (2.38%) Veeam
12 1 (2.38%) JBoss