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 24 August 2016 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 165 173 190
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +17
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 8 32 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.23% 0.58% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.47% 4.26% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 30 8
Median daily rate £500 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +28.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £385 £330
% change year-on-year
+16.95% +16.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £50.00
BIG-IP
London

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
544 751 790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.43% 13.59% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 556 502
Median daily rate £463 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 28
Median hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -10.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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 24 August 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (91.67%) F5
3 10 (83.33%) CheckPoint
3 10 (83.33%) Firewall
4 9 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (75.00%) Palo Alto
5 8 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (66.67%) Juniper
6 7 (58.33%) DHCP
6 7 (58.33%) DNS
6 7 (58.33%) Wireless
6 7 (58.33%) Finance
6 7 (58.33%) Blue Coat
7 6 (50.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 6 (50.00%) Project Management
7 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (50.00%) Tufin
7 6 (50.00%) Riverbed
7 6 (50.00%) SolarWinds
7 6 (50.00%) TippingPoint
7 6 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (50.00%) WAAS
7 6 (50.00%) Aruba
7 6 (50.00%) FireEye
8 5 (41.67%) LogLogic
8 5 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (41.67%) PCI DSS
8 5 (41.67%) Wireshark
8 5 (41.67%) Radianz
8 5 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 (8.33%) JBoss
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (58.33%) DHCP
4 7 (58.33%) DNS
4 7 (58.33%) Wireless
5 6 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (50.00%) WAAS
6 5 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (41.67%) Wireshark
7 3 (25.00%) Network Security
8 2 (16.67%) LAN
8 2 (16.67%) WAN
9 1 (8.33%) Broadband
9 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (8.33%) IPv4
9 1 (8.33%) IPv6
9 1 (8.33%) VoIP
9 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Network Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Avaya Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Solaris
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) Change Management
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 4 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Investment Management
4 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCNP
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (41.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (8.33%) Control-M
1 1 (8.33%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (91.67%) F5
3 10 (83.33%) CheckPoint
4 9 (75.00%) Palo Alto
5 8 (66.67%) Juniper
6 7 (58.33%) Blue Coat
7 6 (50.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 6 (50.00%) Aruba
7 6 (50.00%) FireEye
7 6 (50.00%) Riverbed
7 6 (50.00%) SolarWinds
7 6 (50.00%) TippingPoint
7 6 (50.00%) Tufin
8 5 (41.67%) LogLogic
8 5 (41.67%) Radianz
9 2 (16.67%) Avaya
10 1 (8.33%) BEA
10 1 (8.33%) CA
10 1 (8.33%) Nokia
10 1 (8.33%) Symantec