The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 209 201 206
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 6 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.091% 0.063% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 0.44% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 6
Average daily rate £346 £438 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.85% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £438 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £438 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.35% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
759 900 1078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.45% 14.26% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 607 722
Average daily rate £388 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 43 43
Average hourly rate £22.00 £48.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.16% +118.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.10 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.65 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
BIG-IP
London

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 10 (76.92%) WAN
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 9 (69.23%) F5
3 7 (53.85%) LAN
4 6 (46.15%) DNS
4 6 (46.15%) HTTP
4 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
5 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (38.46%) Internet
6 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
6 4 (30.77%) MPLS
6 4 (30.77%) SMTP
6 4 (30.77%) Windows
6 4 (30.77%) FWSM
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
7 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (23.08%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (23.08%) High Availability
7 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) VMware
7 3 (23.08%) Network Design
7 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
7 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
7 3 (23.08%) SSL

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 3 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) WAN
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 7 (53.85%) LAN
3 6 (46.15%) HTTP
3 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
3 6 (46.15%) DNS
4 5 (38.46%) Internet
5 4 (30.77%) SMTP
5 4 (30.77%) MPLS
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (30.77%) FWSM
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (23.08%) BGP
6 3 (23.08%) DSL
6 3 (23.08%) SSL
6 3 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (15.38%) DHCP
7 2 (15.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Design Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Lead Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Network Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Perl Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) CGI
1 1 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (7.69%) Java EE
1 1 (7.69%) REST
1 1 (7.69%) FastCGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) FMCG
2 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) UNIX
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
4 1 (7.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
1 3 (23.08%) Network Design
1 3 (23.08%) High Availability
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.69%) TDD
3 1 (7.69%) Content Management
3 1 (7.69%) BCP
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) ITSM
3 1 (7.69%) OO
3 1 (7.69%) Change Control
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CCIE
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) CCSP
4 1 (7.69%) CCNP
4 1 (7.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 2 (15.38%) NLBS
4 1 (7.69%) NFS
4 1 (7.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) WSUS
2 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (7.69%) OpenView
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) F5
3 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Juniper
6 1 (7.69%) NetApp
6 1 (7.69%) Nokia
6 1 (7.69%) Symantec
6 1 (7.69%) Radware
6 1 (7.69%) Nortel
6 1 (7.69%) Citrix
6 1 (7.69%) Avaya
6 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
6 1 (7.69%) Riverbed
6 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 1 (7.69%) Aruba
6 1 (7.69%) ArcSight
6 1 (7.69%) JBoss