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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
London / City of London
Rank 148 147 173
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +26
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 5 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.096% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 0.87% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 14
Median daily rate £425 £368 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% -10.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £405 £413
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
359 345 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.17% 10.99% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 241 508
Median daily rate £425 £405 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 12
Median hourly rate £19.00 £29.82 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.28% +59.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £24.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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
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 21 February 2017, 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 10 (90.91%) F5
2 9 (81.82%) Firewall
3 8 (72.73%) Finance
4 7 (63.64%) Cisco
5 6 (54.55%) Wireless
5 6 (54.55%) CheckPoint
5 6 (54.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (45.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (45.45%) Blue Coat
7 4 (36.36%) WAN
7 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
7 4 (36.36%) DNS
7 4 (36.36%) Juniper
7 4 (36.36%) Linux
7 4 (36.36%) LAN
7 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
7 4 (36.36%) Network Security
7 4 (36.36%) Palo Alto
7 4 (36.36%) Tufin
8 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (27.27%) WAAS
8 3 (27.27%) Aruba
8 3 (27.27%) FireEye
8 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (27.27%) TippingPoint
8 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
8 3 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (27.27%) Riverbed
8 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (27.27%) Windows

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 1 (9.09%) JBoss
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 6 (54.55%) Wireless
3 5 (45.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (36.36%) DNS
4 4 (36.36%) LAN
4 4 (36.36%) Network Security
4 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 4 (36.36%) WAN
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (27.27%) DHCP
5 3 (27.27%) WAAS
6 2 (18.18%) Multicast
6 2 (18.18%) OSPF
6 2 (18.18%) SSL
7 1 (9.09%) BGP
7 1 (9.09%) Intranet
7 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MSI
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Packager
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Security Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Network Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Unix
4 1 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) OO
3 1 (9.09%) OOP
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) RUP
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCNP
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCIE
3 1 (9.09%) CCSE
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
2 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) BladeLogic
2 1 (9.09%) Control-M
2 1 (9.09%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) F5
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco
3 6 (54.55%) CheckPoint
4 5 (45.45%) Blue Coat
5 4 (36.36%) Juniper
5 4 (36.36%) Palo Alto
5 4 (36.36%) Tufin
6 3 (27.27%) Aruba
6 3 (27.27%) Citrix
6 3 (27.27%) FireEye
6 3 (27.27%) Riverbed
6 3 (27.27%) TippingPoint
7 2 (18.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
7 2 (18.18%) VMware
8 1 (9.09%) BEA
8 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 1 (9.09%) Nokia
8 1 (9.09%) Radianz
8 1 (9.09%) Symantec
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