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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 94 86 83
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.26% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.34% 1.35% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
BIG-IP
South East

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
298 223 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 19.70% 16.83% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 157 121
Average daily rate £350 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £418 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 16
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -41.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.20 £152.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 24 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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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
Chertsey - - - -
Woking - - - -
BIG-IP
South East

BIG-IP
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 October 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%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) DataPower
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) IBM
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) PKI
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) SAN
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Change Control
3 3 (60.00%) Security Architecture
4 2 (40.00%) Smart Meter
4 2 (40.00%) Apache
5 1 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) CCNP
5 1 (20.00%) Firewall
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) DataPower
2 3 (60.00%) PKI
3 2 (40.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Security Architecture
1 3 (60.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) IBM
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco