The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 90 88 81
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 1 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.075% 0.079% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.49% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
Average daily rate
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£455 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.18% +5.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +51.51%
BIG-IP
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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 Surrey region.

Communications & Networking Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
253 203 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 19.05% 16.05% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 107 121
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 27
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% -49.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BIG-IP across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BIG-IP across the Surrey region.

BIG-IP Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
1 2 (66.67%) F5
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) DataPower
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) IVR

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 (33.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Network Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) IVR
1 1 (33.33%) PKI
1 1 (33.33%) DataPower
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) CCDA
2 1 (33.33%) CCDP
2 1 (33.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) VMware