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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 270 245 235
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -10
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 11 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 0.74% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 4
Average daily rate £475 £395 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.25% +24.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £299 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £446 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+21.17% +0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
2045 2035 1728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.23% 20.44% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1149 990 760
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 101 118
Average hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +71.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.54 £135.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 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 +9 7 £525 +90.90% 1
West Sussex - 3 £475 -
Hampshire -4 1 £400 +26.98%
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 24 (100.00%) F5
2 14 (58.33%) DNS
2 14 (58.33%) HTTPS
2 14 (58.33%) TCP/IP
3 13 (54.17%) HTTP
3 13 (54.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 11 (45.83%) WAN
5 10 (41.67%) VPN
5 10 (41.67%) Firewall
6 9 (37.50%) Cisco
6 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 9 (37.50%) SSL
6 9 (37.50%) LAN
7 8 (33.33%) DHCP
7 8 (33.33%) FTP
7 8 (33.33%) SOAP
7 8 (33.33%) LDAP
7 8 (33.33%) ICMP
7 8 (33.33%) Tcl
7 8 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 8 (33.33%) REST
7 8 (33.33%) Algorithms
7 8 (33.33%) Load Balancing
8 6 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (25.00%) CheckPoint
8 6 (25.00%) OSPF
8 6 (25.00%) BGP
9 5 (20.83%) CCNP
9 5 (20.83%) CISSP
9 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (58.33%) DNS
1 14 (58.33%) HTTPS
1 14 (58.33%) TCP/IP
2 13 (54.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 13 (54.17%) HTTP
3 11 (45.83%) WAN
4 10 (41.67%) Firewall
4 10 (41.67%) VPN
5 9 (37.50%) LAN
5 9 (37.50%) SSL
6 8 (33.33%) DHCP
6 8 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 8 (33.33%) FTP
6 8 (33.33%) ICMP
6 8 (33.33%) LDAP
7 6 (25.00%) BGP
7 6 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (25.00%) OSPF
8 5 (20.83%) SMTP
8 5 (20.83%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Back Office
2 2 (8.33%) Billing
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) IP Network Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) WAN Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) IP Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) IP Security Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Technician
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Development Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Development Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.17%) IP Expert
5 1 (4.17%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) REST
1 8 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 5 (20.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 5 (20.83%) DDoS Mitigation
2 5 (20.83%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 5 (20.83%) High Availability
3 2 (8.33%) CRM
3 2 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.17%) Data Security
4 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL
4 1 (4.17%) Kanban
4 1 (4.17%) Project Management
4 1 (4.17%) Release Management
4 1 (4.17%) SEO
4 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.17%) SOA
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) CCNP
1 5 (20.83%) CCSA
1 5 (20.83%) CCSE
1 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (20.83%) CISSP
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) ProxySG
3 1 (4.17%) ISA Server
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.17%) MOM
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) F5
2 9 (37.50%) Cisco
3 6 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (20.83%) Blue Coat
5 3 (12.50%) HP
6 2 (8.33%) Fortinet
6 2 (8.33%) Intel Security
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.33%) ProCurve
6 2 (8.33%) Riverbed
6 2 (8.33%) VMware
7 1 (4.17%) Apple
7 1 (4.17%) Capita
7 1 (4.17%) Citrix
7 1 (4.17%) Dell
7 1 (4.17%) Juniper
7 1 (4.17%) Meraki
7 1 (4.17%) WSO2