The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Surrey region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 95 85 100
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +15
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.32% 0.077% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.09% 0.44% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate - £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.35% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
Communications & Networking Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
239 228 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 15.53% 17.46% 16.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 105 118
Average daily rate £360 £338 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 32
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -41.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
BIG-IP
South East

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 29 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 5 (100.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) CCIE
2 4 (80.00%) UNIX
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) SMTP
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) SNMP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (20.00%) ProxySG
3 1 (20.00%) CCSE
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) FWSM
3 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (20.00%) CCSA
3 1 (20.00%) 3G

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) SMTP
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) SNMP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) FWSM
3 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (20.00%) 3G
General
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Network Support
1 4 (80.00%) Network Consultant
1 4 (80.00%) Consultant
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Support Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Support Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IP Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) UNIX
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) CCIE
3 1 (20.00%) CCSE
3 1 (20.00%) CCSA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat