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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 252 220 218
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -2
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 6 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.064% 0.28% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 1.46% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 7
Average daily rate
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£455 £294 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.89% -21.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £388 £413
% change year-on-year
-17.41% -6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £33.00
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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
1762 1711 1537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.83% 19.10% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 741 648
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £461 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 93 162
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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
Kent - 2 - -
Berkshire +2 1 - -
Hampshire 0 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -4 1 - - 1
Surrey -8 1 £455 +15.18%
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 22 (88.00%) F5
2 18 (72.00%) Cisco
3 16 (64.00%) Firewall
4 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
5 12 (48.00%) iSCSI
5 12 (48.00%) VMware
6 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
6 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 10 (40.00%) HP
6 10 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (36.00%) Juniper
7 9 (36.00%) WAN
7 9 (36.00%) Windows
7 9 (36.00%) ITIL
7 9 (36.00%) LAN
8 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
8 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (32.00%) Change Control
9 6 (24.00%) FortiGate
9 6 (24.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (24.00%) VLAN
9 6 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (24.00%) CentOS
9 6 (24.00%) Hyper-V
9 6 (24.00%) Ubuntu
9 6 (24.00%) NetApp
9 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
9 6 (24.00%) SSL
9 6 (24.00%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (16.00%) IIS
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.00%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) PaaS
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (64.00%) Firewall
2 12 (48.00%) iSCSI
3 9 (36.00%) LAN
3 9 (36.00%) WAN
4 6 (24.00%) SSL
4 6 (24.00%) VLAN
4 6 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (24.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (20.00%) Network Security
5 5 (20.00%) Ethernet
6 4 (16.00%) DNS
6 4 (16.00%) OSPF
6 4 (16.00%) BGP
6 4 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (12.00%) MPLS
7 3 (12.00%) VPN
7 3 (12.00%) Internet
7 3 (12.00%) VoIP
7 3 (12.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
2 2 (8.00%) Billing
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Consultant
1 6 (24.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Network Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) IP Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Network Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (4.00%) Network Support
4 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) IVR
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.00%) PKI
3 1 (4.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Ubuntu
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (24.00%) CentOS
3 4 (16.00%) Linux
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) UNIX
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 8 (32.00%) Change Control
3 6 (24.00%) Service Management
4 4 (16.00%) Capacity Management
4 4 (16.00%) ITSM
4 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
6 2 (8.00%) CRM
6 2 (8.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 2 (8.00%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (8.00%) Protective Monitoring
6 2 (8.00%) Network Management
7 1 (4.00%) Migration
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.00%) SDLC
7 1 (4.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 10 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (20.00%) CCNP
3 5 (20.00%) CCNA
3 5 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (12.00%) CISSP
5 2 (8.00%) CCDP
5 2 (8.00%) MCSE
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (8.00%) CCSA
5 2 (8.00%) CCSE
5 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.00%) JNCIS
6 1 (4.00%) CCIE
6 1 (4.00%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) JSP 440
3 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (24.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (24.00%) NFS
2 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.00%) ProxySG
3 2 (8.00%) XenApp
3 2 (8.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (8.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) FortiGate
2 4 (16.00%) OVSD
2 4 (16.00%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (8.00%) WSUS
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (8.00%) Foglight
4 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) F5
2 18 (72.00%) Cisco
3 12 (48.00%) VMware
4 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (40.00%) HP
5 9 (36.00%) Juniper
6 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
7 6 (24.00%) NetApp
8 4 (16.00%) McAfee
9 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
9 2 (8.00%) Blue Coat
9 2 (8.00%) Mercator
9 2 (8.00%) Citrix
10 1 (4.00%) IBM
10 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
10 1 (4.00%) Fortinet