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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 243 249 241
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 13 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.20% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.74% 0.97% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 3
Average daily rate £400 £500 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +44.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £355
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +19.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £10.00
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
1758 1963 1506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.48% 20.85% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 944 642
Average daily rate £352 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 117 126
Average hourly rate £43.00 £35.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.27% +58.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.25 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 6 £400 +56.86% 1
West Sussex - 5 - - 1
Hampshire +9 2 £400 -27.27%
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 14 (77.78%) F5
2 12 (66.67%) WAN
3 10 (55.56%) LAN
3 10 (55.56%) DNS
4 9 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
6 7 (38.89%) SSL
6 7 (38.89%) VPN
6 7 (38.89%) Load Balancing
7 6 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (33.33%) Algorithms
7 6 (33.33%) REST
7 6 (33.33%) Cisco
7 6 (33.33%) HTTPS
7 6 (33.33%) DHCP
7 6 (33.33%) FTP
7 6 (33.33%) HTTP
7 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 6 (33.33%) SOAP
7 6 (33.33%) LDAP
7 6 (33.33%) Tcl
7 6 (33.33%) ICMP
7 6 (33.33%) Firewall
8 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
9 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
9 4 (22.22%) CCNA
10 3 (16.67%) CCNP
10 3 (16.67%) OSPF
10 3 (16.67%) Wireless

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) IaaS
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) WAN
2 10 (55.56%) DNS
2 10 (55.56%) LAN
3 9 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (38.89%) SSL
4 7 (38.89%) VPN
5 6 (33.33%) DHCP
5 6 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 6 (33.33%) Firewall
5 6 (33.33%) FTP
5 6 (33.33%) HTTP
5 6 (33.33%) HTTPS
5 6 (33.33%) ICMP
5 6 (33.33%) LDAP
5 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (16.67%) Converged Networks
6 3 (16.67%) SNA
6 3 (16.67%) Wireless
General
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) IP Network Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) WAN Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Technician
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IP Expert
5 1 (5.56%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) REST
1 6 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Tcl
2 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) CCNA
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (16.67%) CCNP
2 3 (16.67%) CCSA
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) F5
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco
3 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) Intel Security
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) ProCurve
4 2 (11.11%) Riverbed
5 1 (5.56%) VMware