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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 174 192 206
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +14
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 18 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.33% 0.15% 0.062%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.56% 1.31% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 0
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£525 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
-13.75% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £34.00
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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
704 686 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.97% 11.48% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 503 564
Average daily rate £413 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 43
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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 31 (88.57%) Cisco
1 31 (88.57%) Firewall
2 28 (80.00%) F5
3 22 (62.86%) CheckPoint
4 20 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (54.29%) Cisco IOS
6 18 (51.43%) OSPF
7 17 (48.57%) CCNP
7 17 (48.57%) DNS
8 16 (45.71%) BGP
8 16 (45.71%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (45.71%) Blue Coat
9 15 (42.86%) Citrix
9 15 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 14 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 14 (40.00%) Linux
10 14 (40.00%) VMware
10 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (40.00%) Network Security
11 13 (37.14%) Fat Client
11 13 (37.14%) Thin Client
12 12 (34.29%) NetScreen
12 12 (34.29%) E-Commerce
12 12 (34.29%) DHCP
12 12 (34.29%) DMVPN
12 12 (34.29%) Infoblox
12 12 (34.29%) Imperva
12 12 (34.29%) CCSE
13 11 (31.43%) LAN
13 11 (31.43%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.86%) Lync
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.86%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 31 (88.57%) Firewall
2 19 (54.29%) Cisco IOS
3 18 (51.43%) OSPF
4 17 (48.57%) DNS
5 16 (45.71%) BGP
5 16 (45.71%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 14 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 14 (40.00%) Network Security
8 12 (34.29%) NetScreen
8 12 (34.29%) DHCP
8 12 (34.29%) DMVPN
9 11 (31.43%) LAN
9 11 (31.43%) WAN
10 6 (17.14%) MPLS
11 5 (14.29%) Internet
11 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 5 (14.29%) Wireless
11 5 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (11.43%) SAN
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Advertising
4 1 (2.86%) Games
4 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Network Specialist
2 11 (31.43%) Network Security Specialist
2 11 (31.43%) Security Specialist
3 4 (11.43%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Network Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Network Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Network Security Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Security Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (2.86%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Middleware
1 1 (2.86%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Fat Client
1 13 (37.14%) Thin Client
2 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.43%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.86%) BBC
5 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.86%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (17.14%) UNIX
2 6 (17.14%) Windows
3 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.86%) Solaris
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) E-Commerce
2 10 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 5 (14.29%) Line Management
3 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 4 (11.43%) Performance Management
4 4 (11.43%) Network Architecture
4 4 (11.43%) ITIL
4 4 (11.43%) Service Management
5 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (8.57%) BCP
5 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
5 3 (8.57%) Network Design
5 3 (8.57%) Business Continuity
5 3 (8.57%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (5.71%) Network Management
6 2 (5.71%) ITSM
7 1 (2.86%) Data Security
7 1 (2.86%) Project Management
7 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.86%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (48.57%) CCNP
3 12 (34.29%) CCSE
4 2 (5.71%) CISSP
4 2 (5.71%) CISM
5 1 (2.86%) CCIE
System Software
1 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.43%) ProxySG
2 4 (11.43%) NLBS
2 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.71%) Xen
3 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.86%) XenApp
4 1 (2.86%) XenServer
4 1 (2.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) WSUS
2 1 (2.86%) Control-M
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.86%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 31 (88.57%) Cisco
2 28 (80.00%) F5
3 22 (62.86%) CheckPoint
4 16 (45.71%) Blue Coat
5 15 (42.86%) Citrix
6 14 (40.00%) VMware
7 12 (34.29%) Infoblox
7 12 (34.29%) Imperva
8 7 (20.00%) HP
9 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 3 (8.57%) Symantec
10 3 (8.57%) Nokia
10 3 (8.57%) Avaya
10 3 (8.57%) Juniper
10 3 (8.57%) Nortel
11 1 (2.86%) Oracle
11 1 (2.86%) CA
11 1 (2.86%) Adobe
11 1 (2.86%) Rackspace
11 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds