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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 506 487 463
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -24
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 107 102 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.32% 1.47% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 69 51
Average daily rate
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£398 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
-13.75% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £34.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 - £28.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 - £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £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
8077 6960 6776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.64% 13.20% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4501 3813 3334
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 381 538
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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 27 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 27 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 -17 98 £388 -3.12% 8
London +29 50 £525 +32.91% 3
City of London +9 18 £525 +35.48% 1
West Midlands -1 13 £320 -23.80% 1
Yorkshire -25 12 £345 -13.85%
South East -33 10 £315 +0.80% 3
West Yorkshire - 9 £345 -
Shropshire -1 7 £313 -25.59%
Telford -2 6 - -
Edinburgh +2 5 - - 1
Scotland 0 5 - - 3
East Midlands - 5 £313 -
Berkshire -9 4 £275 -15.38% 3
Hampshire +9 3 £315 -
East of England -2 3 £388 -3.12% 1
North Yorkshire -14 3 £401 -
Northamptonshire - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £388 -
Northampton - 3 - -
Halifax - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £395 +21.53%
York -16 2 £401 -
North West -21 2 - -
Wales - 2 £400 -
Derbyshire - 2 £313 -
Swansea - 2 £400 -
Manchester - 2 - -
Chesterfield - 2 £313 -
Leeds - 2 - -
Hook - 2 £315 -

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 188 (85.45%) F5
2 167 (75.91%) Cisco
3 157 (71.36%) Firewall
4 127 (57.73%) CheckPoint
5 108 (49.09%) Cisco Certification
6 100 (45.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 94 (42.73%) VMware
8 92 (41.82%) CCNP
9 85 (38.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 85 (38.64%) Cisco ASA
10 84 (38.18%) DNS
11 82 (37.27%) Blue Coat
12 80 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
13 77 (35.00%) OSPF
14 75 (34.09%) Linux
15 66 (30.00%) Windows
16 62 (28.18%) Cisco IOS
17 60 (27.27%) DHCP
18 57 (25.91%) CCSE
19 55 (25.00%) WAN
20 53 (24.09%) Juniper
20 53 (24.09%) Load Balancing
21 51 (23.18%) Microsoft
22 49 (22.27%) Infoblox
23 48 (21.82%) Network Security
24 47 (21.36%) E-Commerce
24 47 (21.36%) BGP
25 46 (20.91%) Citrix
25 46 (20.91%) ITIL
25 46 (20.91%) Cisco Nexus

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 26 (11.82%) MS Exchange
2 17 (7.73%) IIS
3 15 (6.82%) WebSphere Application Server
3 15 (6.82%) WebSphere
4 13 (5.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 13 (5.91%) Apache
5 8 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (2.27%) Lync
8 4 (1.82%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.36%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.45%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 19 (8.64%) MS Office
2 9 (4.09%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.64%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 157 (71.36%) Firewall
2 100 (45.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 85 (38.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 85 (38.64%) Cisco ASA
4 84 (38.18%) DNS
5 77 (35.00%) OSPF
6 62 (28.18%) Cisco IOS
7 60 (27.27%) DHCP
8 55 (25.00%) WAN
9 48 (21.82%) Network Security
10 47 (21.36%) BGP
11 46 (20.91%) Cisco Nexus
12 45 (20.45%) LAN
13 41 (18.64%) DMVPN
14 35 (15.91%) NetScreen
15 33 (15.00%) VoIP
16 31 (14.09%) TCP/IP
17 27 (12.27%) MPLS
17 27 (12.27%) SAN
18 26 (11.82%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.91%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.45%) MySQL
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (5.00%) Introscope
2 8 (3.64%) JMeter
General
1 30 (13.64%) Finance
2 11 (5.00%) Banking
3 7 (3.18%) Retail
4 4 (1.82%) Back Office
4 4 (1.82%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.36%) Publishing
5 3 (1.36%) Front Office
5 3 (1.36%) Military
5 3 (1.36%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.36%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.91%) Marketing
6 2 (0.91%) Billing
6 2 (0.91%) Games
6 2 (0.91%) Advertising
7 1 (0.45%) Local Government
7 1 (0.45%) French Language
Job Titles
1 61 (27.73%) Network Engineer
2 40 (18.18%) Network Specialist
3 32 (14.55%) Security Specialist
3 32 (14.55%) Network Security Specialist
4 24 (10.91%) Architect
5 23 (10.45%) Analyst
6 16 (7.27%) Consultant
7 15 (6.82%) Support Engineer
7 15 (6.82%) Network Architect
8 13 (5.91%) Administrator
9 11 (5.00%) Applications Support
9 11 (5.00%) Security Engineer
10 10 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
11 9 (4.09%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (4.09%) Operations Analyst
12 8 (3.64%) Applications Support Engineer
12 8 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (3.64%) Support Analyst
12 8 (3.64%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.73%) CSS
1 17 (7.73%) Middleware
2 12 (5.45%) .NET
3 11 (5.00%) Java EE
4 5 (2.27%) MAPI
5 4 (1.82%) JSON
5 4 (1.82%) Ajax
6 3 (1.36%) WCF
6 3 (1.36%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.45%) SOAP
7 1 (0.45%) REST
7 1 (0.45%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (18.18%) Thin Client
1 40 (18.18%) Fat Client
2 32 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (10.91%) Data Centre
4 13 (5.91%) Blackberry
5 11 (5.00%) Clustering
6 10 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (3.18%) Hedge funds
8 6 (2.73%) User Experience
8 6 (2.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (2.27%) iPhone
9 5 (2.27%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.27%) PKI
9 5 (2.27%) Replication
10 4 (1.82%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.36%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.91%) e-Health
12 2 (0.91%) SecurID
12 2 (0.91%) DataPower
13 1 (0.45%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 75 (34.09%) Linux
2 66 (30.00%) Windows
3 32 (14.55%) UNIX
4 30 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 20 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (5.00%) Solaris
7 9 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (4.09%) Ubuntu
8 8 (3.64%) CentOS
9 7 (3.18%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.27%) Android
12 4 (1.82%) zOS
12 4 (1.82%) AIX
12 4 (1.82%) SUSE
13 3 (1.36%) Windows NT
13 3 (1.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (24.09%) Load Balancing
2 47 (21.36%) E-Commerce
3 46 (20.91%) ITIL
4 30 (13.64%) Service Management
5 25 (11.36%) Problem Management
6 19 (8.64%) Performance Tuning
7 18 (8.18%) Network Architecture
7 18 (8.18%) ITSM
8 17 (7.73%) Mentoring
9 15 (6.82%) Capacity Management
9 15 (6.82%) BCP
9 15 (6.82%) Performance Management
10 14 (6.36%) Line Management
11 13 (5.91%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (5.45%) Business Continuity
12 12 (5.45%) Business Continuity Planning
12 12 (5.45%) Network Monitoring
13 11 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
13 11 (5.00%) Change Control
13 11 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.27%) C
2 11 (5.00%) Java
2 11 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.18%) Python
4 4 (1.82%) SQL
4 4 (1.82%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.36%) Perl
6 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 108 (49.09%) Cisco Certification
2 92 (41.82%) CCNP
3 57 (25.91%) CCSE
4 44 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 24 (10.91%) SC Cleared
6 17 (7.73%) CCNA
7 14 (6.36%) DV Cleared
8 8 (3.64%) CCDP
9 7 (3.18%) CCIE
10 5 (2.27%) CCSP
10 5 (2.27%) CISSP
11 4 (1.82%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.36%) CCSA
13 2 (0.91%) CISM
14 1 (0.45%) CCDA
14 1 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.82%) QA
2 3 (1.36%) SLA
2 3 (1.36%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.91%) JSP 440
System Software
1 80 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (11.36%) Active Directory
3 18 (8.18%) XenServer
4 17 (7.73%) Hyper-V
5 16 (7.27%) NFS
6 13 (5.91%) NLBS
7 11 (5.00%) ProxySG
8 9 (4.09%) vSphere
9 8 (3.64%) VMware ESX
9 8 (3.64%) Xen
10 5 (2.27%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (2.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (1.82%) XenApp
11 4 (1.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.91%) Squid
13 1 (0.45%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (6.36%) WSUS
2 11 (5.00%) ITRS Geneos
3 10 (4.55%) BladeLogic
4 9 (4.09%) FortiGate
5 8 (3.64%) CiscoWorks
6 7 (3.18%) Control-M
6 7 (3.18%) OVSD
6 7 (3.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 7 (3.18%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (2.73%) OPNET
8 4 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.36%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (1.36%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.91%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.91%) Puppet
11 1 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (0.45%) SCCM
11 1 (0.45%) SCOM
11 1 (0.45%) Cacti
Vendors
1 188 (85.45%) F5
2 167 (75.91%) Cisco
3 127 (57.73%) CheckPoint
4 94 (42.73%) VMware
5 82 (37.27%) Blue Coat
6 53 (24.09%) Juniper
7 51 (23.18%) Microsoft
8 49 (22.27%) Infoblox
9 46 (20.91%) Citrix
10 42 (19.09%) HP
11 33 (15.00%) Imperva
12 27 (12.27%) Oracle
13 20 (9.09%) Nokia
14 18 (8.18%) SolarWinds
15 16 (7.27%) Fortinet
15 16 (7.27%) McAfee
16 14 (6.36%) BMC
17 11 (5.00%) Avaya
17 11 (5.00%) Nortel
17 11 (5.00%) NetApp
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