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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 171 196 191
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -5
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 14 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.053% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.12% 0.47% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 1
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£413 £411 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.30% -6.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
659 634 823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.33% 11.13% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 402 551
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 42
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% -50.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £14.65 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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
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 6 March 2015, 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 25 (96.15%) F5
2 21 (80.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 21 (80.77%) Cisco
3 18 (69.23%) Firewall
4 17 (65.38%) CCNP
4 17 (65.38%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (61.54%) CheckPoint
5 16 (61.54%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (57.69%) Load Balancing
6 15 (57.69%) Cisco IOS
6 15 (57.69%) Network Security
6 15 (57.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 15 (57.69%) OSPF
7 14 (53.85%) Linux
7 14 (53.85%) E-Commerce
8 13 (50.00%) DHCP
8 13 (50.00%) Citrix
8 13 (50.00%) DNS
8 13 (50.00%) BGP
8 13 (50.00%) NetScreen
8 13 (50.00%) VMware
8 13 (50.00%) Infoblox
8 13 (50.00%) Blue Coat
9 12 (46.15%) CCSE
9 12 (46.15%) Imperva
9 12 (46.15%) DMVPN
9 12 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (42.31%) Fat Client
10 11 (42.31%) Thin Client
11 9 (34.62%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (80.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 18 (69.23%) Firewall
3 16 (61.54%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (57.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 15 (57.69%) Cisco IOS
4 15 (57.69%) Network Security
4 15 (57.69%) OSPF
5 13 (50.00%) BGP
5 13 (50.00%) DHCP
5 13 (50.00%) DNS
5 13 (50.00%) NetScreen
6 12 (46.15%) DMVPN
7 4 (15.38%) LAN
8 3 (11.54%) SSL
8 3 (11.54%) WAN
9 2 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (7.69%) NetScaler
9 2 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (7.69%) DMZ
9 2 (7.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
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 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Security Specialist
1 11 (42.31%) Network Specialist
1 11 (42.31%) Network Security Specialist
2 6 (23.08%) Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Network Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Security Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Network Security Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.85%) Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Network Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Principle Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Thin Client
1 11 (42.31%) Fat Client
2 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) BBC
3 1 (3.85%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Load Balancing
2 14 (53.85%) E-Commerce
3 5 (19.23%) Line Management
3 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
4 3 (11.54%) Network Management
5 1 (3.85%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.85%) DevOps
5 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.85%) Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) Data Security
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.85%) Network Design
5 1 (3.85%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.85%) OOP
5 1 (3.85%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) C
2 1 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) Python
2 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) CCNP
1 17 (65.38%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (46.15%) CCSE
3 2 (7.69%) CISM
3 2 (7.69%) CCIE
3 2 (7.69%) CISSP
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.85%) CCNA
4 1 (3.85%) MCP
4 1 (3.85%) MCSE
4 1 (3.85%) MCSA
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) XenServer
2 1 (3.85%) Varnish
2 1 (3.85%) KVM
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) WSUS
1 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (3.85%) Vagrant
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.85%) HAProxy
1 1 (3.85%) collectd
1 1 (3.85%) StatsD
1 1 (3.85%) logstash
1 1 (3.85%) Graphite
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) F5
2 21 (80.77%) Cisco
3 16 (61.54%) CheckPoint
4 13 (50.00%) VMware
4 13 (50.00%) Blue Coat
4 13 (50.00%) Citrix
4 13 (50.00%) Infoblox
5 12 (46.15%) Imperva
6 7 (26.92%) HP
7 3 (11.54%) Juniper
8 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
8 2 (7.69%) Rackspace
9 1 (3.85%) IPFX
9 1 (3.85%) Nokia
9 1 (3.85%) TippingPoint
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