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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 243 214 240
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +26
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 11 26 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.29% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 1.61% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 0
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£355 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.60% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
-13.75% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £34.00
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
1831 1614 1511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.62% 18.03% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 701 604
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 102 167
Average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.52% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.00 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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
Berkshire -16 4 £275 -15.38% 2
Buckinghamshire -2 3 £403 +23.84%
Hampshire - 3 £315 -
Surrey +2 1 £500 -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 30 (93.75%) F5
2 23 (71.88%) Firewall
3 20 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 20 (62.50%) Cisco
4 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
5 14 (43.75%) iSCSI
5 14 (43.75%) VMware
6 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
7 12 (37.50%) Juniper
8 11 (34.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 10 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (31.25%) HP
10 9 (28.13%) SSL
10 9 (28.13%) LAN
10 9 (28.13%) WAN
10 9 (28.13%) DV Cleared
10 9 (28.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 8 (25.00%) Change Control
11 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (25.00%) CheckPoint
12 7 (21.88%) ITIL
12 7 (21.88%) Windows
12 7 (21.88%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (18.75%) FortiGate
13 6 (18.75%) Service Management
13 6 (18.75%) PKI
13 6 (18.75%) VLAN
13 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
13 6 (18.75%) HTTPS

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (15.63%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) MediaWiki
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Office
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (71.88%) Firewall
2 14 (43.75%) iSCSI
3 11 (34.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 10 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (28.13%) SSL
5 9 (28.13%) LAN
5 9 (28.13%) WAN
5 9 (28.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 7 (21.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (18.75%) VLAN
7 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 6 (18.75%) HTTPS
8 5 (15.63%) DNS
8 5 (15.63%) SMTP
8 5 (15.63%) Ethernet
8 5 (15.63%) Network Security
9 4 (12.50%) FTP
9 4 (12.50%) VPN
10 3 (9.38%) X.400
10 3 (9.38%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
General
1 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.38%) Military
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Billing
4 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Consultant
2 7 (21.88%) Network Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Network Consultant
4 5 (15.63%) Security Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Firewall Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) IP Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) VMware Specialist
7 1 (3.13%) VMware Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Build Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Configuration Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Network Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Ajax
1 4 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (3.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) PKI
2 2 (6.25%) DataPower
2 2 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.13%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (15.63%) CentOS
2 5 (15.63%) Ubuntu
3 4 (12.50%) Linux
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Change Control
2 7 (21.88%) ITIL
3 6 (18.75%) Service Management
4 5 (15.63%) Protective Monitoring
5 4 (12.50%) Capacity Management
5 4 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (12.50%) Boundary Protection
5 4 (12.50%) ITSM
5 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 4 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
6 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.25%) Change Management
7 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
7 2 (6.25%) CRM
7 2 (6.25%) Project Management
7 2 (6.25%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (6.25%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 2 (6.25%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (9.38%) C
3 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
3 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (28.13%) DV Cleared
5 6 (18.75%) CCNP
6 5 (15.63%) CCDP
7 4 (12.50%) JNCIS
8 3 (9.38%) CISSP
9 2 (6.25%) CCSE
9 2 (6.25%) CCSA
9 2 (6.25%) CCNA
10 1 (3.13%) CCDA
10 1 (3.13%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) JSP 440
2 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (15.63%) NFS
2 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
2 5 (15.63%) Forefront TMG
3 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 2 (6.25%) ProxySG
5 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) FortiGate
2 4 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (12.50%) OVSD
3 3 (9.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (6.25%) WSUS
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (3.13%) Puppet
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (93.75%) F5
2 20 (62.50%) Cisco
3 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
4 14 (43.75%) VMware
5 12 (37.50%) Juniper
6 10 (31.25%) HP
7 8 (25.00%) CheckPoint
8 5 (15.63%) NetApp
8 5 (15.63%) Mercator
9 4 (12.50%) Blue Coat
9 4 (12.50%) McAfee
10 3 (9.38%) Clearswift
11 2 (6.25%) TippingPoint
11 2 (6.25%) IBM
11 2 (6.25%) Nokia
11 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
12 1 (3.13%) Oracle
12 1 (3.13%) Fortinet