The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 134 110 103
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -7
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 11 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.38% 0.68% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.61% 5.84% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 7
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£345 £401 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.85% +33.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
-13.75% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £34.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
422 291 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.74% 11.58% 16.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 160 166
Average daily rate £300 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 25
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.35 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.81% -29.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.80 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £22.20 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

BIG-IP Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

BIG-IP
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

BIG-IP Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

BIG-IP
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
West Yorkshire - 8 £345 -
North Yorkshire -12 3 £401 -
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 45 (100.00%) F5
2 40 (88.89%) DNS
3 37 (82.22%) VMware
4 36 (80.00%) CheckPoint
4 36 (80.00%) Cisco
4 36 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 36 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 35 (77.78%) Firewall
6 34 (75.56%) OSPF
6 34 (75.56%) DHCP
6 34 (75.56%) CCNP
6 34 (75.56%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (75.56%) Blue Coat
6 34 (75.56%) CCSE
6 34 (75.56%) Cisco IOS
7 33 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 33 (73.33%) Cisco ASA
8 30 (66.67%) Infoblox
9 24 (53.33%) Linux
10 23 (51.11%) E-Commerce
11 20 (44.44%) Citrix
11 20 (44.44%) BGP
11 20 (44.44%) NetScreen
11 20 (44.44%) Thin Client
11 20 (44.44%) Imperva
11 20 (44.44%) DMVPN
11 20 (44.44%) Fat Client
11 20 (44.44%) Network Security
12 19 (42.22%) HP
13 17 (37.78%) Analytical Skills

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 4 (8.89%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (8.89%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 40 (88.89%) DNS
2 36 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 36 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 35 (77.78%) Firewall
4 34 (75.56%) OSPF
4 34 (75.56%) DHCP
4 34 (75.56%) Cisco IOS
5 33 (73.33%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (44.44%) BGP
6 20 (44.44%) NetScreen
6 20 (44.44%) DMVPN
6 20 (44.44%) Network Security
7 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
8 4 (8.89%) Internet
8 4 (8.89%) SAN
9 3 (6.67%) IP Telephony
9 3 (6.67%) Unified Communications
9 3 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (6.67%) NX-OS
10 2 (4.44%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (4.44%) Banking
1 2 (4.44%) Retail
1 2 (4.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Security Specialist
1 20 (44.44%) Network Specialist
1 20 (44.44%) Network Security Specialist
2 9 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (11.11%) Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (6.67%) Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (2.22%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Network Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Network Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (44.44%) Thin Client
1 20 (44.44%) Fat Client
2 17 (37.78%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.89%) Replication
4 3 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (53.33%) Linux
2 7 (15.56%) Windows
3 6 (13.33%) UNIX
4 4 (8.89%) zOS
4 4 (8.89%) SUSE
4 4 (8.89%) AIX
4 4 (8.89%) Solaris
4 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) E-Commerce
2 12 (26.67%) Load Balancing
3 8 (17.78%) Line Management
3 8 (17.78%) Mentoring
4 4 (8.89%) ITIL
5 2 (4.44%) Migration
5 2 (4.44%) SOA
5 2 (4.44%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (4.44%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (33.33%) C
2 4 (8.89%) Python
3 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (75.56%) CCNP
1 34 (75.56%) Cisco Certification
1 34 (75.56%) CCSE
2 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 33 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (22.22%) XenServer
3 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 45 (100.00%) F5
2 37 (82.22%) VMware
3 36 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 36 (80.00%) Cisco
4 34 (75.56%) Blue Coat
5 30 (66.67%) Infoblox
6 20 (44.44%) Citrix
6 20 (44.44%) Imperva
7 19 (42.22%) HP
8 11 (24.44%) Juniper
9 6 (13.33%) Oracle
9 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
10 2 (4.44%) NetApp
10 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
10 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds
10 2 (4.44%) Brocade