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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 129 110 105
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -5
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 8 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.28% 0.39% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.02% 3.04% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 6
Average daily rate
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£430 £401 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% +20.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £388 £413
% change year-on-year
-17.41% -6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £34.00
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
397 296 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.84% 12.70% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 157 190
Average daily rate £300 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £13.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.81% -58.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.19 £10.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £24.00 £50.00
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 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 2 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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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
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Job
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BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 33 (100.00%) F5
2 27 (81.82%) DNS
3 26 (78.79%) Firewall
4 23 (69.70%) Cisco
5 22 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 22 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 21 (63.64%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (63.64%) CheckPoint
7 20 (60.61%) VMware
8 19 (57.58%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (54.55%) Cisco IOS
9 18 (54.55%) Blue Coat
9 18 (54.55%) CCSE
9 18 (54.55%) OSPF
9 18 (54.55%) CCNP
9 18 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (54.55%) DHCP
10 17 (51.52%) Infoblox
11 15 (45.45%) Linux
12 13 (39.39%) HP
13 11 (33.33%) Citrix
13 11 (33.33%) Thin Client
13 11 (33.33%) E-Commerce
13 11 (33.33%) BGP
13 11 (33.33%) NetScreen
13 11 (33.33%) Imperva
13 11 (33.33%) Fat Client
13 11 (33.33%) Network Security
13 11 (33.33%) DMVPN
14 10 (30.30%) Analytical Skills

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (12.12%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (12.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 27 (81.82%) DNS
2 26 (78.79%) Firewall
3 22 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 22 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 21 (63.64%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (54.55%) Cisco IOS
5 18 (54.55%) OSPF
5 18 (54.55%) DHCP
6 11 (33.33%) BGP
6 11 (33.33%) NetScreen
6 11 (33.33%) Network Security
6 11 (33.33%) DMVPN
7 10 (30.30%) TCP/IP
8 8 (24.24%) Internet
9 5 (15.15%) Extranet
9 5 (15.15%) Intranet
9 5 (15.15%) SAN
10 3 (9.09%) DMZ
10 3 (9.09%) SSL
10 3 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Hadoop
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
1 2 (6.06%) Banking
1 2 (6.06%) Retail
1 2 (6.06%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Security Specialist
1 11 (33.33%) Network Specialist
1 11 (33.33%) Network Security Specialist
2 10 (30.30%) Network Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Network Administrator
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 11 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 10 (30.30%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.12%) Replication
3 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
4 3 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Linux
2 10 (30.30%) UNIX
3 6 (18.18%) Windows
4 4 (12.12%) AIX
4 4 (12.12%) Solaris
4 4 (12.12%) zOS
4 4 (12.12%) SUSE
4 4 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 9 (27.27%) Load Balancing
3 4 (12.12%) ITIL
4 3 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (9.09%) Line Management
4 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 3 (9.09%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (6.06%) SOA
5 2 (6.06%) Migration
6 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) C
2 4 (12.12%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (54.55%) CCNP
1 18 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
1 18 (54.55%) CCSE
2 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 19 (57.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (18.18%) XenServer
3 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
4 3 (9.09%) vSphere
5 1 (3.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) F5
2 23 (69.70%) Cisco
3 21 (63.64%) CheckPoint
4 20 (60.61%) VMware
5 18 (54.55%) Blue Coat
6 17 (51.52%) Infoblox
7 13 (39.39%) HP
8 11 (33.33%) Citrix
8 11 (33.33%) Imperva
9 7 (21.21%) Juniper
10 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
10 6 (18.18%) Oracle
11 3 (9.09%) NetApp
11 3 (9.09%) Brocade
11 3 (9.09%) SolarWinds
12 2 (6.06%) Red Hat