The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 183 197 195
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -2
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 13 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.23% 0.075% 0.083%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.79% 0.65% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 2
Average daily rate
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£475 £575 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.39% +72.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £288 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 -
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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 City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
725 769 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.97% 11.56% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 491 576
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 49
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £29.20 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

BIG-IP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

BIG-IP Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

BIG-IP
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

BIG-IP Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 21 (80.77%) F5
2 19 (73.08%) Cisco
3 16 (61.54%) Firewall
4 13 (50.00%) Load Balancing
4 13 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 12 (46.15%) CCNP
5 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (46.15%) CheckPoint
6 11 (42.31%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (38.46%) Finance
8 9 (34.62%) LAN
9 8 (30.77%) Windows
10 7 (26.92%) VMware
10 7 (26.92%) Network Security
10 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
10 7 (26.92%) WAN
10 7 (26.92%) Citrix
10 7 (26.92%) Juniper
10 7 (26.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
11 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
11 6 (23.08%) BGP
11 6 (23.08%) OSPF
11 6 (23.08%) DNS
11 6 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (23.08%) NetScreen
12 5 (19.23%) WSUS
12 5 (19.23%) Fat Client
12 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) Apache
3 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (61.54%) Firewall
2 13 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 11 (42.31%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (34.62%) LAN
5 7 (26.92%) WAN
5 7 (26.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 7 (26.92%) Network Security
6 6 (23.08%) DNS
6 6 (23.08%) OSPF
6 6 (23.08%) BGP
6 6 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (23.08%) NetScreen
7 4 (15.38%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (15.38%) SSL
7 4 (15.38%) DHCP
8 3 (11.54%) DSL
8 3 (11.54%) FWSM
8 3 (11.54%) DMVPN
8 3 (11.54%) MPLS
9 2 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Games
3 1 (3.85%) Front Office
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Security Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Network Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Network Security Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Security Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Network Security Manager
5 2 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Network Support
5 2 (7.69%) Network Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Network Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Network Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.85%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) CSS
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
1 1 (3.85%) Java EE
1 1 (3.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Thin Client
1 5 (19.23%) Fat Client
2 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.85%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Windows 7
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
3 5 (19.23%) ITIL
3 5 (19.23%) Network Management
4 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
5 3 (11.54%) Service Management
5 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
6 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.69%) DevOps
7 1 (3.85%) Line Management
7 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.85%) Release Management
7 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.85%) Business Transformation
7 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity Planning
7 1 (3.85%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (3.85%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (3.85%) ITSM
7 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) C
1 2 (7.69%) Java
1 2 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (3.85%) Ruby
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (46.15%) CCNP
2 4 (15.38%) CCSE
3 3 (11.54%) CCNA
4 2 (7.69%) CISSP
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.69%) CISM
4 2 (7.69%) MCP
4 2 (7.69%) MCSA
4 2 (7.69%) CCIE
5 1 (3.85%) CCSP
5 1 (3.85%) MCSE
5 1 (3.85%) CCSA
5 1 (3.85%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) Xen
3 3 (11.54%) NLBS
4 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
4 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) XenApp
5 1 (3.85%) Varnish
5 1 (3.85%) KVM
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) WSUS
2 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (3.85%) Vagrant
2 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.85%) HAProxy
2 1 (3.85%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (3.85%) collectd
2 1 (3.85%) StatsD
2 1 (3.85%) logstash
2 1 (3.85%) Graphite
2 1 (3.85%) Control-M
2 1 (3.85%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 21 (80.77%) F5
2 19 (73.08%) Cisco
3 12 (46.15%) CheckPoint
4 7 (26.92%) VMware
4 7 (26.92%) Citrix
4 7 (26.92%) Juniper
5 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 4 (15.38%) Blue Coat
6 4 (15.38%) Infoblox
7 3 (11.54%) Imperva
8 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
8 2 (7.69%) HP
9 1 (3.85%) Nortel
9 1 (3.85%) Nokia
9 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.85%) Avaya
9 1 (3.85%) Oracle
9 1 (3.85%) TippingPoint
9 1 (3.85%) Altiris
9 1 (3.85%) Websense