The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 216 220 221
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 22 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.29% 0.64% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 10
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £485 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
+51.51% -
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1699 1553 2032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.52% 18.34% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 670 573
Average daily rate £338 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 132 186
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £14.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
BIG-IP
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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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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 +10 10 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £330 -
Hampshire - 4 £260 -
Surrey -9 1 £395 +5.33%
West Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 34 (85.00%) Firewall
1 34 (85.00%) F5
2 33 (82.50%) Cisco
3 29 (72.50%) CheckPoint
4 24 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (55.00%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (47.50%) Juniper
7 18 (45.00%) CCNP
7 18 (45.00%) DNS
8 16 (40.00%) Windows
8 16 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
9 15 (37.50%) SNMP
9 15 (37.50%) CCIE
9 15 (37.50%) VPN
10 13 (32.50%) Apache
10 13 (32.50%) Network Management
11 12 (30.00%) FWSM
11 12 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (30.00%) FortiGate
11 12 (30.00%) VoIP
11 12 (30.00%) MPLS
11 12 (30.00%) OSPF
11 12 (30.00%) IPsec
12 11 (27.50%) CISSP
12 11 (27.50%) Check Point Certification
12 11 (27.50%) Linux
13 9 (22.50%) WAN
13 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
14 8 (20.00%) LAN
14 8 (20.00%) CCSP

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (32.50%) Apache
2 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
3 4 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.50%) IIS
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (85.00%) Firewall
2 22 (55.00%) Cisco ASA
3 18 (45.00%) DNS
4 16 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
5 15 (37.50%) SNMP
5 15 (37.50%) VPN
6 12 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (30.00%) MPLS
6 12 (30.00%) OSPF
6 12 (30.00%) VoIP
6 12 (30.00%) FWSM
6 12 (30.00%) IPsec
7 9 (22.50%) WAN
8 8 (20.00%) LAN
8 8 (20.00%) BGP
9 6 (15.00%) SSL
10 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
11 4 (10.00%) DSL
11 4 (10.00%) SMTP
11 4 (10.00%) DHCP
General
1 8 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Billing
2 1 (2.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Consultant
1 12 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 10 (25.00%) IP Engineer
3 8 (20.00%) Network Consultant
4 7 (17.50%) Support Engineer
4 7 (17.50%) Design Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Network Support
6 4 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Security Consultant
6 4 (10.00%) Support Consultant
7 3 (7.50%) Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Systems Support
7 3 (7.50%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Senior IP Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Systems Support Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
1 1 (2.50%) WAP
1 1 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Thin Client
1 4 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (7.50%) EqualLogic
3 2 (5.00%) SecurID
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) Linux
3 6 (15.00%) UNIX
4 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.50%) Ubuntu
5 3 (7.50%) CentOS
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Network Management
2 4 (10.00%) ITIL
3 3 (7.50%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (7.50%) Network Design
3 3 (7.50%) Change Control
3 3 (7.50%) Demand Forecasting
4 2 (5.00%) Migration
4 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.50%) Release Management
5 1 (2.50%) Fault Management
5 1 (2.50%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.50%) Information Assurance
5 1 (2.50%) CRM
5 1 (2.50%) ERP
5 1 (2.50%) Service Management
5 1 (2.50%) Change Management
5 1 (2.50%) ITSM
5 1 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.50%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) C
2 1 (2.50%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (45.00%) CCNP
3 15 (37.50%) CCIE
4 11 (27.50%) Check Point Certification
4 11 (27.50%) CISSP
5 8 (20.00%) CCSP
6 7 (17.50%) CCNA
6 7 (17.50%) CCDP
7 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
8 2 (5.00%) CCSA
8 2 (5.00%) CCSE
8 2 (5.00%) Degree
8 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.50%) MCSE
9 1 (2.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.50%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V
3 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (10.00%) Xen
4 4 (10.00%) NLBS
5 3 (7.50%) ProxySG
5 3 (7.50%) NFS
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.50%) XenApp
6 1 (2.50%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) FortiGate
2 4 (10.00%) WSUS
3 3 (7.50%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (7.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.50%) OpenView
4 1 (2.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 34 (85.00%) F5
2 33 (82.50%) Cisco
3 29 (72.50%) CheckPoint
4 19 (47.50%) Juniper
5 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
6 8 (20.00%) VMware
7 7 (17.50%) Blue Coat
8 6 (15.00%) NetApp
9 4 (10.00%) Citrix
9 4 (10.00%) HP
10 3 (7.50%) Ericsson
10 3 (7.50%) Symantec
11 2 (5.00%) Websense
11 2 (5.00%) Oracle
12 1 (2.50%) JBoss
12 1 (2.50%) IBM
12 1 (2.50%) Nortel
12 1 (2.50%) BEA
12 1 (2.50%) Radware
12 1 (2.50%) Red Hat