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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 154 152 194
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +42
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 9 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.14% 2.57% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 7
Median daily rate £520 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £367 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
421 350 761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.31% 10.26% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 263 551
Median daily rate £450 £413 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 16
Median hourly rate £55.00 £23.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.13% +17.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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
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 11 December 2016.

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 11 December 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 15 (93.75%) F5
2 13 (81.25%) Cisco
2 13 (81.25%) Finance
2 13 (81.25%) Firewall
3 11 (68.75%) Wireless
3 11 (68.75%) CheckPoint
3 11 (68.75%) Juniper
4 10 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (62.50%) Palo Alto
5 9 (56.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 9 (56.25%) Tufin
5 9 (56.25%) Blue Coat
5 9 (56.25%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (50.00%) DNS
6 8 (50.00%) TippingPoint
6 8 (50.00%) Riverbed
6 8 (50.00%) WAAS
6 8 (50.00%) Aruba
6 8 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 8 (50.00%) FireEye
7 7 (43.75%) SolarWinds
7 7 (43.75%) PCI DSS
7 7 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (43.75%) DHCP
7 7 (43.75%) Project Management
7 7 (43.75%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 5 (31.25%) Radianz
8 5 (31.25%) Network Security
8 5 (31.25%) Wireshark

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 (6.25%) JBoss
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) Firewall
2 11 (68.75%) Wireless
3 10 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (56.25%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (56.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 8 (50.00%) DNS
5 8 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (50.00%) WAAS
6 7 (43.75%) DHCP
7 5 (31.25%) Network Security
7 5 (31.25%) Wireshark
8 4 (25.00%) LAN
8 4 (25.00%) WAN
9 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (12.50%) Multicast
10 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
10 1 (6.25%) NAS
10 1 (6.25%) SSL
10 1 (6.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MSI
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (81.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Packager
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Solaris
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) Change Management
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 4 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.25%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Investment Management
3 1 (6.25%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) RUP
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Service Design
3 1 (6.25%) Software Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
3 1 (6.25%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) CCNP
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CCIE
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (43.75%) PCI DSS
2 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) XenApp
1 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) BladeLogic
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.25%) Control-M
2 1 (6.25%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) F5
2 13 (81.25%) Cisco
3 11 (68.75%) CheckPoint
3 11 (68.75%) Juniper
4 10 (62.50%) Palo Alto
5 9 (56.25%) Blue Coat
5 9 (56.25%) Tufin
6 8 (50.00%) Aruba
6 8 (50.00%) FireEye
6 8 (50.00%) Riverbed
6 8 (50.00%) TippingPoint
7 7 (43.75%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 7 (43.75%) SolarWinds
8 5 (31.25%) LogLogic
8 5 (31.25%) Radianz
9 2 (12.50%) Citrix
10 1 (6.25%) BEA
10 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
10 1 (6.25%) Nokia
10 1 (6.25%) Oracle