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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 482 502 500
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -2
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 132 94 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.70% 1.29% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 60 49
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£425 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £351 £413
% change year-on-year
-8.70% -15.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £33.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 - £30.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 - £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £33.00

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
7765 7290 7080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.16% 13.78% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4374 3937 3592
Average daily rate £363 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 393 529
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.66 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +14 123 £425 +9.67% 17
London +31 81 £450 +13.92% 10
City of London +18 34 £458 +18.06% 9
West Midlands +9 10 £311 -3.48% 1
Yorkshire -20 8 £430 +7.24%
West Yorkshire - 8 £430 -
East Midlands 0 7 £407 - 2
Edinburgh +4 6 - -
Shropshire +3 6 £311 -25.89% 1
Scotland 0 6 - -
South East -34 6 £455 +54.89% 2
Telford +1 5 £310 -26.19% 1
Northampton - 5 £407 -
Halifax - 5 £430 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £407 -
Birmingham -1 3 £300 +33.33%
Isleworth - 3 - -
Leeds - 3 - -
North West - 3 £300 -
Midlands - 2 £320 -
Derbyshire - 2 £313 - 2
Kent - 2 - -
Chesterfield - 2 £313 - 1
Manchester - 2 - -
Milton Keynes +7 1 - -
Berkshire +1 1 - -
Hampshire -1 1 - -
Docklands, London -1 1 £550 +15.78%
Gloucestershire -4 1 £240 -26.15%
Surrey -4 1 £455 +15.18%

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 196 (80.33%) Cisco
2 189 (77.46%) F5
3 176 (72.13%) Firewall
4 138 (56.56%) CheckPoint
5 114 (46.72%) Cisco Certification
6 89 (36.48%) CCNP
6 89 (36.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 88 (36.07%) WAN
8 81 (33.20%) Windows
9 76 (31.15%) DNS
9 76 (31.15%) Blue Coat
10 74 (30.33%) LAN
10 74 (30.33%) Cisco ASA
11 72 (29.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 70 (28.69%) OSPF
13 69 (28.28%) VMware
14 64 (26.23%) Linux
15 60 (24.59%) ITIL
16 59 (24.18%) Cisco Nexus
16 59 (24.18%) VMware Infrastructure
17 55 (22.54%) Load Balancing
18 54 (22.13%) Microsoft
19 53 (21.72%) Juniper
20 51 (20.90%) VoIP
21 50 (20.49%) TCP/IP
22 49 (20.08%) Security Cleared
23 48 (19.67%) UNIX
23 48 (19.67%) MPLS
24 47 (19.26%) BGP
25 44 (18.03%) Service Management

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 31 (12.70%) MS Exchange
2 21 (8.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 15 (6.15%) WebSphere
3 15 (6.15%) WebSphere Application Server
3 15 (6.15%) IIS
4 12 (4.92%) Apache
5 7 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.05%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (2.05%) Lync
8 3 (1.23%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.23%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (12.70%) MS Office
2 6 (2.46%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.28%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.05%) PaaS
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 176 (72.13%) Firewall
2 89 (36.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 88 (36.07%) WAN
4 76 (31.15%) DNS
5 74 (30.33%) LAN
5 74 (30.33%) Cisco ASA
6 72 (29.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 70 (28.69%) OSPF
8 59 (24.18%) Cisco Nexus
9 51 (20.90%) VoIP
10 50 (20.49%) TCP/IP
11 48 (19.67%) MPLS
12 47 (19.26%) BGP
13 42 (17.21%) Cisco IOS
14 41 (16.80%) DHCP
15 37 (15.16%) Wireless
16 35 (14.34%) SAN
17 32 (13.11%) Network Security
18 31 (12.70%) DMVPN
18 31 (12.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.05%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (0.82%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (4.51%) Introscope
2 8 (3.28%) JMeter
3 1 (0.41%) ProC
General
1 39 (15.98%) Finance
2 13 (5.33%) Banking
3 7 (2.87%) Retail
4 5 (2.05%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.64%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.64%) Back Office
6 3 (1.23%) Front Office
6 3 (1.23%) Advertising
6 3 (1.23%) Publishing
6 3 (1.23%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.82%) Marketing
7 2 (0.82%) Billing
8 1 (0.41%) Local Government
8 1 (0.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 80 (32.79%) Network Engineer
2 35 (14.34%) Architect
3 29 (11.89%) Analyst
4 26 (10.66%) Network Specialist
5 23 (9.43%) Administrator
6 22 (9.02%) Network Architect
7 18 (7.38%) Support Engineer
8 17 (6.97%) Infrastructure Architect
8 17 (6.97%) Security Specialist
8 17 (6.97%) Network Security Specialist
9 15 (6.15%) Senior Network Engineer
10 13 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
11 12 (4.92%) Consultant
11 12 (4.92%) Operations Analyst
12 11 (4.51%) Security Engineer
12 11 (4.51%) Applications Support
12 11 (4.51%) Network Support
12 11 (4.51%) Network Infrastructure Architect
13 9 (3.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (3.69%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.84%) Middleware
2 21 (8.61%) CSS
3 11 (4.51%) Java EE
3 11 (4.51%) .NET
4 5 (2.05%) MAPI
4 5 (2.05%) XMPP
5 3 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (1.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (16.39%) Data Centre
2 26 (10.66%) Thin Client
2 26 (10.66%) Fat Client
3 23 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (8.61%) Blackberry
5 12 (4.92%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (3.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (2.46%) User Experience
7 6 (2.46%) Clustering
8 5 (2.05%) iPhone
9 4 (1.64%) SecurID
9 4 (1.64%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.64%) Replication
9 4 (1.64%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.23%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.23%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.82%) DataPower
11 2 (0.82%) IVR
11 2 (0.82%) e-Health
11 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 81 (33.20%) Windows
2 64 (26.23%) Linux
3 48 (19.67%) UNIX
4 37 (15.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (9.84%) Windows 7
7 18 (7.38%) Solaris
8 14 (5.74%) Oracle Linux
9 13 (5.33%) Ubuntu
10 12 (4.92%) CentOS
11 7 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (2.05%) Android
14 4 (1.64%) zOS
14 4 (1.64%) AIX
14 4 (1.64%) SUSE
15 3 (1.23%) Windows NT
15 3 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (24.59%) ITIL
2 55 (22.54%) Load Balancing
3 44 (18.03%) Service Management
4 33 (13.52%) Problem Management
5 29 (11.89%) E-Commerce
6 27 (11.07%) ITSM
7 24 (9.84%) Network Architecture
8 23 (9.43%) BCP
8 23 (9.43%) Performance Management
9 21 (8.61%) Network Design
9 21 (8.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (8.20%) Business Continuity
10 20 (8.20%) Business Continuity Planning
11 19 (7.79%) Performance Tuning
12 18 (7.38%) Change Control
12 18 (7.38%) Capacity Management
13 15 (6.15%) WAN Optimisation
13 15 (6.15%) Network Monitoring
14 13 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (5.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.33%) C
2 11 (4.51%) Java
3 9 (3.69%) Python
4 5 (2.05%) Perl
4 5 (2.05%) SQL
5 4 (1.64%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.82%) Ruby
6 2 (0.82%) Tcl
6 2 (0.82%) VBScript
6 2 (0.82%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 114 (46.72%) Cisco Certification
2 89 (36.48%) CCNP
3 49 (20.08%) Security Cleared
4 37 (15.16%) CCSE
5 29 (11.89%) SC Cleared
6 23 (9.43%) CCNA
7 13 (5.33%) DV Cleared
8 12 (4.92%) CCSA
9 9 (3.69%) CCIE
10 6 (2.46%) CCDP
11 5 (2.05%) CCSP
11 5 (2.05%) CCIP
12 3 (1.23%) CISSP
12 3 (1.23%) CCDA
13 2 (0.82%) MCSE
13 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.41%) JNCIS
14 1 (0.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.23%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (24.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (15.57%) Active Directory
3 22 (9.02%) Hyper-V
4 21 (8.61%) ProxySG
4 21 (8.61%) NLBS
5 15 (6.15%) NFS
6 14 (5.74%) XenServer
7 10 (4.10%) vSphere
8 9 (3.69%) Xen
9 7 (2.87%) XenApp
9 7 (2.87%) Firmware
10 5 (2.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (2.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (1.64%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.82%) Squid
12 2 (0.82%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.41%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 22 (9.02%) WSUS
2 17 (6.97%) BladeLogic
3 14 (5.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 14 (5.74%) Control-M
4 11 (4.51%) ITRS Geneos
5 10 (4.10%) CiscoWorks
5 10 (4.10%) OVSD
6 9 (3.69%) Cisco Prime
6 9 (3.69%) FortiGate
7 8 (3.28%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (2.46%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (2.46%) OPNET
9 5 (2.05%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (1.23%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.82%) Nagios
12 2 (0.82%) Foglight
13 1 (0.41%) Cacti
13 1 (0.41%) Puppet
13 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 196 (80.33%) Cisco
2 189 (77.46%) F5
3 138 (56.56%) CheckPoint
4 76 (31.15%) Blue Coat
5 69 (28.28%) VMware
6 54 (22.13%) Microsoft
7 53 (21.72%) Juniper
8 35 (14.34%) HP
9 34 (13.93%) Oracle
10 33 (13.52%) Citrix
11 30 (12.30%) Infoblox
12 28 (11.48%) Nokia
13 24 (9.84%) Nortel
13 24 (9.84%) SolarWinds
14 23 (9.43%) Fortinet
15 22 (9.02%) Avaya
16 20 (8.20%) Symantec
17 19 (7.79%) McAfee
18 18 (7.38%) Imperva
19 16 (6.56%) BMC
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