The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 500 510 485
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -25
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 112 84 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.36% 1.18% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 49 41
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £308 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £381
% change year-on-year
- +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £34.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8264 7121 7118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.80% 13.24% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4500 3797 3537
Average daily rate £350 £352 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 383 556
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Trend

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

BIG-IP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

BIG-IP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

BIG-IP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BIG-IP within the UK.

BIG-IP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

BIG-IP
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 6 May 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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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
England +14 107 £400 - 18
London +14 45 £438 +10.06% 6
Yorkshire -6 18 £401 - 1
City of London +28 17 £525 +34.18% 2
West Midlands -8 15 £450 +8.43%
South East -17 15 £395 +28.97% 8
North Yorkshire -8 11 £401 -
York -6 10 £401 -
Shropshire -4 9 £381 -8.13%
Telford -7 7 £450 +8.43%
West Yorkshire - 7 £345 - 1
East of England +8 6 £388 -3.12% 1
Hampshire - 6 £315 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £388 -
Berkshire -14 4 £275 -9.09% 7
South West +13 3 £313 -37.50%
Buckinghamshire -1 3 £403 +15.00%
Hook - 3 £315 -
Milton Keynes +6 2 £410 +17.14%
Surrey +5 2 £500 - 1
Scotland +2 2 - - 1
Edinburgh -13 2 - -
Halifax - 2 - -
Swansea - 2 £400 -
Cambridge - 2 £388 -
West Wales - 2 £400 -
Wales - 2 £400 -
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
Colchester +10 1 £425 +6.25%
Essex +1 1 £425 +6.25%

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 189 (86.70%) F5
2 163 (74.77%) Cisco
3 154 (70.64%) Firewall
4 126 (57.80%) CheckPoint
5 105 (48.17%) VMware
6 103 (47.25%) Cisco Certification
7 101 (46.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 90 (41.28%) CCNP
9 89 (40.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 85 (38.99%) Cisco ASA
11 84 (38.53%) DNS
12 81 (37.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 78 (35.78%) Linux
14 77 (35.32%) OSPF
14 77 (35.32%) Blue Coat
15 66 (30.28%) Windows
16 65 (29.82%) Cisco IOS
17 62 (28.44%) DHCP
18 61 (27.98%) CCSE
19 54 (24.77%) Load Balancing
20 53 (24.31%) WAN
20 53 (24.31%) Microsoft
21 52 (23.85%) Infoblox
22 51 (23.39%) Network Security
23 50 (22.94%) E-Commerce
23 50 (22.94%) BGP
23 50 (22.94%) Citrix
24 49 (22.48%) Juniper
25 48 (22.02%) ITIL
26 44 (20.18%) LAN

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 27 (12.39%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 14 (6.42%) IIS
3 13 (5.96%) Apache
4 12 (5.50%) WebSphere Application Server
4 12 (5.50%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.29%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (2.29%) Lync
8 4 (1.83%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.38%) JBoss
10 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.46%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 19 (8.72%) MS Office
2 10 (4.59%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.67%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 154 (70.64%) Firewall
2 101 (46.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 85 (38.99%) Cisco ASA
4 84 (38.53%) DNS
5 81 (37.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 77 (35.32%) OSPF
7 65 (29.82%) Cisco IOS
8 62 (28.44%) DHCP
9 53 (24.31%) WAN
10 51 (23.39%) Network Security
11 50 (22.94%) BGP
12 44 (20.18%) LAN
13 42 (19.27%) DMVPN
14 40 (18.35%) Cisco Nexus
15 38 (17.43%) NetScreen
16 29 (13.30%) VoIP
17 28 (12.84%) iSCSI
18 27 (12.39%) MPLS
19 26 (11.93%) SAN
20 25 (11.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.92%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.46%) MySQL
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (3.67%) Introscope
1 8 (3.67%) JMeter
General
1 28 (12.84%) Finance
2 8 (3.67%) Banking
2 8 (3.67%) Retail
3 5 (2.29%) Games
4 4 (1.83%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.38%) Military
5 3 (1.38%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.92%) Marketing
6 2 (0.92%) Advertising
6 2 (0.92%) Billing
7 1 (0.46%) Local Government
7 1 (0.46%) Back Office
7 1 (0.46%) French Language
Job Titles
1 55 (25.23%) Network Engineer
2 42 (19.27%) Network Specialist
3 34 (15.60%) Network Security Specialist
3 34 (15.60%) Security Specialist
4 20 (9.17%) Analyst
4 20 (9.17%) Consultant
5 16 (7.34%) Architect
6 15 (6.88%) Administrator
7 14 (6.42%) Support Engineer
8 12 (5.50%) Security Engineer
9 10 (4.59%) Network Architect
9 10 (4.59%) Operations Analyst
10 9 (4.13%) Network Consultant
10 9 (4.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.67%) Applications Support Engineer
11 8 (3.67%) Applications Support
11 8 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (3.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 7 (3.21%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (3.21%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.34%) CSS
2 12 (5.50%) Middleware
3 9 (4.13%) .NET
4 8 (3.67%) Java EE
5 5 (2.29%) MAPI
6 4 (1.83%) SOAP
6 4 (1.83%) JSON
6 4 (1.83%) REST
6 4 (1.83%) Ajax
7 2 (0.92%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (19.72%) Thin Client
1 43 (19.72%) Fat Client
2 33 (15.14%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.42%) Blackberry
4 12 (5.50%) Clustering
5 10 (4.59%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (3.67%) Replication
7 7 (3.21%) Hedge funds
8 6 (2.75%) PKI
8 6 (2.75%) User Experience
9 5 (2.29%) iPhone
10 4 (1.83%) Online Games
10 4 (1.83%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.38%) DataPower
12 2 (0.92%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.92%) e-Health
13 1 (0.46%) IVR
13 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.46%) BBC
13 1 (0.46%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 78 (35.78%) Linux
2 66 (30.28%) Windows
3 33 (15.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (11.93%) UNIX
5 21 (9.63%) Windows 7
6 20 (9.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (5.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (3.67%) Ubuntu
9 8 (3.67%) Solaris
10 7 (3.21%) CentOS
11 5 (2.29%) Android
12 4 (1.83%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (1.83%) AIX
12 4 (1.83%) SUSE
12 4 (1.83%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (24.77%) Load Balancing
2 50 (22.94%) E-Commerce
3 48 (22.02%) ITIL
4 30 (13.76%) Service Management
5 27 (12.39%) Problem Management
6 19 (8.72%) Performance Tuning
7 18 (8.26%) Mentoring
7 18 (8.26%) ITSM
8 16 (7.34%) Performance Management
9 15 (6.88%) Network Architecture
10 14 (6.42%) Performance Monitoring
10 14 (6.42%) Line Management
10 14 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (5.96%) Business Continuity
11 13 (5.96%) BCP
11 13 (5.96%) Business Continuity Planning
11 13 (5.96%) Network Management
11 13 (5.96%) Capacity Management
12 12 (5.50%) Change Control
12 12 (5.50%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.30%) C
2 11 (5.05%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.67%) Java
4 4 (1.83%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.83%) Python
5 2 (0.92%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (47.25%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (41.28%) CCNP
3 61 (27.98%) CCSE
4 41 (18.81%) Security Cleared
5 23 (10.55%) SC Cleared
6 16 (7.34%) CCNA
7 13 (5.96%) DV Cleared
8 8 (3.67%) CCDP
9 7 (3.21%) CCIE
9 7 (3.21%) CCSP
10 5 (2.29%) CISSP
10 5 (2.29%) CCSA
11 4 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.83%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.38%) RHCE
13 2 (0.92%) CISM
14 1 (0.46%) CCDA
14 1 (0.46%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.67%) SLA
2 5 (2.29%) QA
3 4 (1.83%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.92%) JSP 440
System Software
1 89 (40.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (11.93%) Active Directory
3 18 (8.26%) NFS
3 18 (8.26%) XenServer
4 17 (7.80%) Hyper-V
5 14 (6.42%) NLBS
6 11 (5.05%) vSphere
7 9 (4.13%) Xen
8 8 (3.67%) VMware ESX
9 6 (2.75%) ProxySG
10 5 (2.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (2.29%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (2.29%) XenApp
10 5 (2.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.83%) vCloud
12 1 (0.46%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 15 (6.88%) WSUS
2 9 (4.13%) FortiGate
3 8 (3.67%) ITRS Geneos
3 8 (3.67%) CiscoWorks
4 6 (2.75%) OPNET
4 6 (2.75%) OVSD
5 5 (2.29%) Puppet
5 5 (2.29%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.83%) SCOM
6 4 (1.83%) BladeLogic
6 4 (1.83%) Control-M
6 4 (1.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.92%) OpenView
8 2 (0.92%) Netcool
8 2 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.46%) Nagios
9 1 (0.46%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 189 (86.70%) F5
2 163 (74.77%) Cisco
3 126 (57.80%) CheckPoint
4 105 (48.17%) VMware
5 77 (35.32%) Blue Coat
6 53 (24.31%) Microsoft
7 52 (23.85%) Infoblox
8 50 (22.94%) Citrix
9 49 (22.48%) Juniper
10 44 (20.18%) HP
11 35 (16.06%) Imperva
12 20 (9.17%) Oracle
13 18 (8.26%) Nokia
14 17 (7.80%) SolarWinds
15 16 (7.34%) McAfee
16 15 (6.88%) Fortinet
17 13 (5.96%) BMC
18 12 (5.50%) NetApp
19 11 (5.05%) Red Hat
20 10 (4.59%) IBM
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