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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 254 235 220
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -15
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 21 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.17% 0.87% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 9
Average daily rate
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£480 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £260 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £330 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £330 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- +38.88%
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
1792 1831 1584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.10% 19.88% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 973 866 724
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 99 97
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.21 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.54% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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
Buckinghamshire -9 10 £488 +47.72%
Kent - 9 £394 -
Surrey - 1 £455 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
BIG-IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 25 (89.29%) Cisco
2 23 (82.14%) F5
3 22 (78.57%) CheckPoint
4 20 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (67.86%) CCNP
6 18 (64.29%) BGP
6 18 (64.29%) OSPF
7 17 (60.71%) LAN
8 16 (57.14%) Firewall
9 14 (50.00%) MPLS
10 13 (46.43%) WAN
10 13 (46.43%) Telecoms
11 12 (42.86%) CCNA
12 11 (39.29%) Internet
12 11 (39.29%) DNS
13 10 (35.71%) VPN
14 9 (32.14%) Avaya
15 8 (28.57%) Finance
15 8 (28.57%) VMware
15 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
15 8 (28.57%) DHCP
16 7 (25.00%) Windows
16 7 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (25.00%) Unified Communications
16 7 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 6 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
17 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
17 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
17 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
1 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (64.29%) OSPF
1 18 (64.29%) BGP
2 17 (60.71%) LAN
3 16 (57.14%) Firewall
4 14 (50.00%) MPLS
5 13 (46.43%) WAN
6 11 (39.29%) DNS
6 11 (39.29%) Internet
7 10 (35.71%) VPN
8 8 (28.57%) DHCP
9 7 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (25.00%) Unified Communications
9 7 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 5 (17.86%) Network Security
12 4 (14.29%) EIGRP
12 4 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (10.71%) FWSM
13 3 (10.71%) TACACS
13 3 (10.71%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (46.43%) Telecoms
2 8 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Billing
4 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Architect
2 9 (32.14%) Network Architect
3 6 (21.43%) Network Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Security Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) IP Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Data Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Network Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.57%) IVR
3 1 (3.57%) PKI
3 1 (3.57%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.14%) Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.57%) CentOS
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
3 2 (7.14%) Change Control
3 2 (7.14%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 2 (7.14%) DDoS Mitigation
3 2 (7.14%) Migration
3 2 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (3.57%) Service Management
4 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.57%) Network Design
4 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.57%) Security Architecture
4 1 (3.57%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (67.86%) CCNP
3 12 (42.86%) CCNA
4 5 (17.86%) MCSE
4 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (17.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (14.29%) CCSA
5 4 (14.29%) CCSE
6 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
7 2 (7.14%) JNCIA
7 2 (7.14%) JNCIS
7 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 2 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (7.14%) CCSP
7 2 (7.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
1 1 (3.57%) JSP 440
1 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (21.43%) XenApp
2 6 (21.43%) XenDesktop
3 5 (17.86%) vSphere
4 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (7.14%) ProxySG
6 1 (3.57%) NFS
6 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.57%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Foglight
1 5 (17.86%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (14.29%) FortiGate
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (3.57%) SCCM
4 1 (3.57%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 25 (89.29%) Cisco
2 23 (82.14%) F5
3 22 (78.57%) CheckPoint
4 9 (32.14%) Avaya
5 8 (28.57%) VMware
6 6 (21.43%) SolarWinds
6 6 (21.43%) Citrix
6 6 (21.43%) Juniper
7 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 4 (14.29%) HP
8 3 (10.71%) Blue Coat
9 2 (7.14%) McAfee
10 1 (3.57%) Mercator
10 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
10 1 (3.57%) IBM
10 1 (3.57%) NetApp
10 1 (3.57%) Red Hat