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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 226 215 240
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +25
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 17 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.94% 1.01% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 5
Average daily rate
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£330 £375 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £264 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £435 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - -
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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
1815 1577 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.78% 18.11% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 716 593
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +2.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 94 168
Average hourly rate £19.91 £24.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.04% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 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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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 +17 8 £313 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £330 -
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 38 (86.36%) F5
2 35 (79.55%) Firewall
3 34 (77.27%) Cisco
4 32 (72.73%) CheckPoint
5 25 (56.82%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (52.27%) Cisco ASA
7 21 (47.73%) CCNP
8 19 (43.18%) Juniper
8 19 (43.18%) Cisco PIX
9 16 (36.36%) Network Management
9 16 (36.36%) DNS
10 15 (34.09%) CCIE
10 15 (34.09%) SNMP
11 14 (31.82%) OSPF
11 14 (31.82%) FortiGate
12 13 (29.55%) VPN
12 13 (29.55%) Apache
13 12 (27.27%) Windows
13 12 (27.27%) VoIP
13 12 (27.27%) MPLS
13 12 (27.27%) FWSM
13 12 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (25.00%) CISSP
14 11 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
14 11 (25.00%) CCSP
14 11 (25.00%) MS Exchange
15 10 (22.73%) BGP
15 10 (22.73%) IPsec
16 9 (20.45%) UNIX
16 9 (20.45%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (29.55%) Apache
2 11 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (4.55%) WebLogic
5 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (79.55%) Firewall
2 23 (52.27%) Cisco ASA
3 19 (43.18%) Cisco PIX
4 16 (36.36%) DNS
5 15 (34.09%) SNMP
6 14 (31.82%) OSPF
7 13 (29.55%) VPN
8 12 (27.27%) VoIP
8 12 (27.27%) MPLS
8 12 (27.27%) FWSM
8 12 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (22.73%) BGP
9 10 (22.73%) IPsec
10 9 (20.45%) LAN
10 9 (20.45%) WAN
11 7 (15.91%) Network Security
12 6 (13.64%) Wireshark
12 6 (13.64%) TACACS
13 5 (11.36%) tcpdump
13 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
General
1 7 (15.91%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.82%) Back Office
2 3 (6.82%) Retail
2 3 (6.82%) Billing
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Consultant
1 16 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 14 (31.82%) Security Engineer
3 11 (25.00%) IP Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) Network Consultant
5 7 (15.91%) Design Engineer
6 6 (13.64%) Network Support
6 6 (13.64%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (13.64%) Support Engineer
7 5 (11.36%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (9.09%) Security Consultant
8 4 (9.09%) Support Consultant
8 4 (9.09%) Data Network Engineer
9 3 (6.82%) Senior Design Engineer
9 3 (6.82%) Senior IP Engineer
9 3 (6.82%) Analyst
9 3 (6.82%) Senior Security Engineer
9 3 (6.82%) IP Network Engineer
9 3 (6.82%) Network Design Engineer
9 3 (6.82%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) WAP
2 1 (2.27%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Thin Client
1 4 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 4 (9.09%) Fat Client
1 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.82%) EqualLogic
2 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.27%) Windows
2 9 (20.45%) UNIX
3 7 (15.91%) Linux
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) CentOS
5 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Network Management
2 7 (15.91%) Mentoring
3 4 (9.09%) ITIL
3 4 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 4 (9.09%) Fault Management
4 3 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (6.82%) Demand Forecasting
4 3 (6.82%) Release Management
4 3 (6.82%) Performance Management
4 3 (6.82%) Change Management
4 3 (6.82%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (6.82%) Network Design
4 3 (6.82%) CRM
5 2 (4.55%) Migration
5 2 (4.55%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 2 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.27%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.27%) Change Control
6 1 (2.27%) ITSM
6 1 (2.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) C
1 2 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (2.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (56.82%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (47.73%) CCNP
3 15 (34.09%) CCIE
4 11 (25.00%) CISSP
4 11 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
4 11 (25.00%) CCSP
5 9 (20.45%) CCNA
6 7 (15.91%) CCDP
7 5 (11.36%) Degree
8 4 (9.09%) CCSE
8 4 (9.09%) CCSA
8 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
9 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.27%) CCVP
9 1 (2.27%) MCSE
9 1 (2.27%) MCSA
9 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) PCI DSS
2 4 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.36%) Hyper-V
3 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 4 (9.09%) NLBS
3 4 (9.09%) Xen
4 3 (6.82%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.27%) vSphere
5 1 (2.27%) XenApp
5 1 (2.27%) DFS Replication
5 1 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.27%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (31.82%) FortiGate
2 4 (9.09%) OpenView
2 4 (9.09%) Netcool
2 4 (9.09%) WSUS
3 3 (6.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (6.82%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 38 (86.36%) F5
2 34 (77.27%) Cisco
3 32 (72.73%) CheckPoint
4 19 (43.18%) Juniper
5 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
6 7 (15.91%) Blue Coat
7 6 (13.64%) VMware
8 5 (11.36%) HP
9 4 (9.09%) Nortel
9 4 (9.09%) Citrix
9 4 (9.09%) NetApp
9 4 (9.09%) Crossbeam
9 4 (9.09%) Radware
10 3 (6.82%) Symantec
10 3 (6.82%) Ericsson
11 2 (4.55%) Oracle
11 2 (4.55%) Websense
12 1 (2.27%) Barracuda Networks
12 1 (2.27%) Veeam
12 1 (2.27%) JBoss