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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 189 226 219
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -7
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 14 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.014% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.72% 0.12% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 2
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£323 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.64% -8.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £388 £390
% change year-on-year
-14.83% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - -
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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
812 869 1025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.77% 12.28% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 583 675
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 42
Average hourly rate £20.00 £45.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% +125.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.38 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £40.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 17 (73.91%) Cisco
1 17 (73.91%) Firewall
2 15 (65.22%) F5
3 12 (52.17%) CheckPoint
3 12 (52.17%) LAN
3 12 (52.17%) WAN
4 11 (47.83%) Windows
5 10 (43.48%) ITIL
5 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
5 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
6 9 (39.13%) MS Office
6 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
6 9 (39.13%) VMware
6 9 (39.13%) Finance
6 9 (39.13%) WSUS
6 9 (39.13%) Windows 7
7 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (34.78%) CCNP
7 8 (34.78%) HTTP
7 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
7 8 (34.78%) DNS
7 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (34.78%) MPLS
8 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (30.43%) Citrix
8 7 (30.43%) Thin Client
8 7 (30.43%) Service Management
8 7 (30.43%) Blackberry
8 7 (30.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (30.43%) DSL

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
2 7 (30.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (13.04%) Apache
3 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
4 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
5 1 (4.35%) IIS
5 1 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) Firewall
2 12 (52.17%) LAN
2 12 (52.17%) WAN
3 8 (34.78%) HTTP
3 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
3 8 (34.78%) DNS
3 8 (34.78%) MPLS
4 7 (30.43%) DSL
4 7 (30.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (30.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (21.74%) BGP
6 5 (21.74%) SSL
6 5 (21.74%) SMTP
7 4 (17.39%) Internet
8 3 (13.04%) OSPF
8 3 (13.04%) Cisco PIX
8 3 (13.04%) DHCP
8 3 (13.04%) SAN
8 3 (13.04%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Subversion
2 1 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.35%) Front Office
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Network Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Network Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Network Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Perl Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Support
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Network Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Network Security Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Operations Team Leader
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Java EE
2 2 (8.70%) REST
2 2 (8.70%) FastCGI
2 2 (8.70%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) CGI
2 2 (8.70%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (4.35%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Thin Client
1 7 (30.43%) Blackberry
1 7 (30.43%) Fat Client
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) FMCG
3 1 (4.35%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.35%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Windows 7
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (17.39%) Linux
6 3 (13.04%) UNIX
6 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) ITIL
2 7 (30.43%) Service Management
2 7 (30.43%) Problem Management
2 7 (30.43%) Performance Management
3 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
4 4 (17.39%) Network Management
5 3 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.70%) OO
6 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.70%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (8.70%) Product Management
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) TDD
7 1 (4.35%) Release Management
7 1 (4.35%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) ITSM
7 1 (4.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) C
1 3 (13.04%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) Perl
2 2 (8.70%) PHP
2 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.70%) Ruby
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) VB
3 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) CCNP
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.04%) CCNA
2 3 (13.04%) Degree
3 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) CCSE
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) MCP
3 2 (8.70%) MCSA
4 1 (4.35%) CCIE
4 1 (4.35%) CCSP
4 1 (4.35%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) NLBS
2 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (30.43%) Hyper-V
3 6 (26.09%) Xen
4 3 (13.04%) XenApp
4 3 (13.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) WSUS
2 2 (8.70%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (4.35%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (4.35%) OpenView
3 1 (4.35%) Control-M
3 1 (4.35%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) Cisco
2 15 (65.22%) F5
3 12 (52.17%) CheckPoint
4 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
5 9 (39.13%) VMware
6 7 (30.43%) Citrix
7 5 (21.74%) Juniper
8 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
9 2 (8.70%) JBoss
10 1 (4.35%) Oracle
10 1 (4.35%) Nortel
10 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
10 1 (4.35%) Avaya
10 1 (4.35%) Infoblox
10 1 (4.35%) Imperva
10 1 (4.35%) Aruba
10 1 (4.35%) IPFX
10 1 (4.35%) Altiris
10 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
10 1 (4.35%) Riverbed
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