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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 154 183 200
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +17
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 5 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.34% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.11% 2.60% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 8
Median daily rate £450 £525 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +34.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £323 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £613 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £345 £400
% change year-on-year
+40.57% -13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
BIG-IP
London

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
451 731 709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.45% 12.97% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 548 522
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 15
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £13.46 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £24.66 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing BIG-IP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BIG-IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) CheckPoint
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) F5
4 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (50.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (50.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (50.00%) Wireless
4 3 (50.00%) DHCP
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) Avaya
5 2 (33.33%) Unix
5 2 (33.33%) Windows
5 2 (33.33%) Solaris
5 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) JBoss
5 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle
5 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
5 2 (33.33%) LAN
5 2 (33.33%) VoIP
5 2 (33.33%) WAN
5 2 (33.33%) Control-M
5 2 (33.33%) Middleware
5 2 (33.33%) Symantec
5 2 (33.33%) BEA
5 2 (33.33%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) CA

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) JBoss
1 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) DHCP
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) NAS
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) BGP
4 1 (16.67%) Broadband
4 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (16.67%) IOS XR
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Network Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Avaya Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Solaris
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Control-M
1 2 (33.33%) MIMEsweeper
1 2 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Identity Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) CheckPoint
3 4 (66.67%) F5
4 3 (50.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (50.00%) Palo Alto
5 2 (33.33%) Avaya
5 2 (33.33%) Axway
5 2 (33.33%) BEA
5 2 (33.33%) CA
5 2 (33.33%) Nokia
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle
5 2 (33.33%) Symantec
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
6 1 (16.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (16.67%) Aruba
6 1 (16.67%) FireEye
6 1 (16.67%) Juniper
6 1 (16.67%) LogLogic
6 1 (16.67%) Radianz
6 1 (16.67%) TippingPoint