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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 241 224 234
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +10
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 15 23 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.25% 0.048%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.75% 1.37% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 0
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£395 £306 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.97% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £381
% change year-on-year
- +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
2000 1681 1580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.19% 18.25% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 965 726 658
Average daily rate £361 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.07% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 107 165
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.18 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 6 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 6 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
Hampshire - 6 £315 - 1
Berkshire -14 4 £275 -9.09% 4
Buckinghamshire -1 3 £403 +15.00%
Surrey +5 2 £500 - 1
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 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 33 (94.29%) F5
2 25 (71.43%) Firewall
3 23 (65.71%) Cisco
4 21 (60.00%) Security Cleared
5 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
6 15 (42.86%) VMware
6 15 (42.86%) iSCSI
7 14 (40.00%) SC Cleared
8 13 (37.14%) HP
9 12 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (34.29%) Juniper
9 12 (34.29%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (31.43%) Change Control
10 11 (31.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 10 (28.57%) CheckPoint
12 9 (25.71%) LAN
12 9 (25.71%) WAN
12 9 (25.71%) SSL
12 9 (25.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 9 (25.71%) DV Cleared
12 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (22.86%) ITIL
13 8 (22.86%) Windows
13 8 (22.86%) CCNP
14 7 (20.00%) Service Management
14 7 (20.00%) Network Security
14 7 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (17.14%) FortiGate
15 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (17.14%) CentOS

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

For the 6 months to 6 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 (14.29%) IIS
2 2 (5.71%) Apache
3 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.86%) MediaWiki
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Office
2 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (71.43%) Firewall
2 15 (42.86%) iSCSI
3 12 (34.29%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (31.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 9 (25.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 9 (25.71%) LAN
5 9 (25.71%) WAN
5 9 (25.71%) SSL
6 7 (20.00%) Network Security
6 7 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (17.14%) HTTPS
7 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
7 6 (17.14%) VLAN
8 5 (14.29%) SMTP
8 5 (14.29%) DNS
8 5 (14.29%) Ethernet
9 4 (11.43%) FTP
9 4 (11.43%) VPN
9 4 (11.43%) Wireshark
9 4 (11.43%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) MySQL
General
1 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Military
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 2 (5.71%) Billing
4 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Consultant
2 9 (25.71%) Network Engineer
3 7 (20.00%) Security Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) Network Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) IP Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Firewall Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Data Network Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Build Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Architect
8 1 (2.86%) VMware Specialist
8 1 (2.86%) VMware Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Deployment Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Cisco Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Configuration Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Ajax
1 4 (11.43%) JSON
2 2 (5.71%) WAP
3 1 (2.86%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) PKI
2 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) DataPower
3 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.86%) IVR
4 1 (2.86%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Ubuntu
2 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (17.14%) CentOS
3 5 (14.29%) Linux
3 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.71%) UNIX
4 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Change Control
2 8 (22.86%) ITIL
3 7 (20.00%) Service Management
4 6 (17.14%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (14.29%) Protective Monitoring
5 5 (14.29%) ITSM
6 4 (11.43%) Load Balancing
6 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
6 4 (11.43%) Integration Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Network Management
6 4 (11.43%) Capacity Management
6 4 (11.43%) Change Management
6 4 (11.43%) Boundary Protection
7 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
7 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
8 2 (5.71%) CRM
8 2 (5.71%) Project Management
8 2 (5.71%) Performance Management
8 2 (5.71%) Security Architecture
8 2 (5.71%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
1 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.57%) C
3 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (25.71%) DV Cleared
5 8 (22.86%) CCNP
6 5 (14.29%) CCDP
7 4 (11.43%) CCNA
7 4 (11.43%) CCSA
7 4 (11.43%) CCSE
7 4 (11.43%) JNCIS
8 3 (8.57%) CISSP
9 2 (5.71%) CCSP
10 1 (2.86%) CCIE
10 1 (2.86%) CCDA
10 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
2 3 (8.57%) QA
3 2 (5.71%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
2 6 (17.14%) NFS
3 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 5 (14.29%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (5.71%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) FortiGate
2 5 (14.29%) OVSD
3 4 (11.43%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (8.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (5.71%) WSUS
5 2 (5.71%) OpenView
5 2 (5.71%) Netcool
6 1 (2.86%) SCCM
6 1 (2.86%) Puppet
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (94.29%) F5
2 23 (65.71%) Cisco
3 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
4 15 (42.86%) VMware
5 13 (37.14%) HP
6 12 (34.29%) Juniper
7 10 (28.57%) CheckPoint
8 6 (17.14%) NetApp
9 5 (14.29%) Mercator
10 4 (11.43%) McAfee
10 4 (11.43%) Blue Coat
11 3 (8.57%) Clearswift
12 2 (5.71%) Radware
12 2 (5.71%) Crossbeam
12 2 (5.71%) TippingPoint
12 2 (5.71%) Nokia
12 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
12 2 (5.71%) Nortel
12 2 (5.71%) IBM
13 1 (2.86%) Fortinet
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