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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 168 193 224
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +31
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 28 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.53% 0.19% 0.028%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.05% 1.39% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -23.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £263 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £402 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £330 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- +38.88%
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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
692 792 866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.16% 13.64% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 512 573
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 32
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £14.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £160.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 50 (96.15%) Firewall
2 40 (76.92%) Cisco
3 33 (63.46%) CheckPoint
4 29 (55.77%) WAN
4 29 (55.77%) LAN
5 28 (53.85%) F5
6 18 (34.62%) MPLS
7 17 (32.69%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (30.77%) OSPF
8 16 (30.77%) Windows
8 16 (30.77%) TCP/IP
8 16 (30.77%) Wireless
9 15 (28.85%) Finance
9 15 (28.85%) UNIX
9 15 (28.85%) BGP
10 13 (25.00%) Internet
10 13 (25.00%) DNS
11 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
11 11 (21.15%) VoIP
11 11 (21.15%) MS Exchange
11 11 (21.15%) CCSA
11 11 (21.15%) Blue Coat
11 11 (21.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 11 (21.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 10 (19.23%) Data Centre
12 10 (19.23%) Windows 7
12 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (19.23%) NLBS
12 10 (19.23%) Blackberry
12 10 (19.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 11 (21.15%) MS Exchange
2 10 (19.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.92%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.92%) Lync
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (17.31%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 50 (96.15%) Firewall
2 29 (55.77%) LAN
2 29 (55.77%) WAN
3 18 (34.62%) MPLS
4 16 (30.77%) OSPF
4 16 (30.77%) Wireless
4 16 (30.77%) TCP/IP
5 15 (28.85%) BGP
6 13 (25.00%) DNS
6 13 (25.00%) Internet
7 11 (21.15%) VoIP
7 11 (21.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 11 (21.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 10 (19.23%) SAN
8 10 (19.23%) DSL
9 9 (17.31%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (17.31%) SSL
10 8 (15.38%) Intranet
10 8 (15.38%) VPN
10 8 (15.38%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 15 (28.85%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Advertising
4 2 (3.85%) Retail
5 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Analyst
2 9 (17.31%) Network Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Administrator
3 8 (15.38%) Architect
4 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (11.54%) Operations Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) Network Architect
6 5 (9.62%) Network Specialist
6 5 (9.62%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (9.62%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Network Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) Communications Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Network Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Network Support
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Network Support
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Network Support Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) 802.1X
2 4 (7.69%) Middleware
3 3 (5.77%) XMPP
4 1 (1.92%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Blackberry
1 10 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 8 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (9.62%) Thin Client
3 5 (9.62%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.92%) iPhone
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.77%) Windows
2 15 (28.85%) UNIX
3 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (19.23%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.69%) Linux
5 3 (5.77%) Solaris
5 3 (5.77%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) ITIL
2 9 (17.31%) Service Management
2 9 (17.31%) Performance Management
3 8 (15.38%) Business Continuity Planning
3 8 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (15.38%) BCP
3 8 (15.38%) Business Continuity
3 8 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 6 (11.54%) Network Design
4 6 (11.54%) Network Architecture
5 5 (9.62%) Investment Management
6 4 (7.69%) ITSM
7 3 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.77%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.85%) TOGAF
8 2 (3.85%) Time Management
8 2 (3.85%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.85%) Network Management
8 2 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (3.85%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
1 2 (3.85%) Perl
1 2 (3.85%) SQL
1 2 (3.85%) VBScript
1 2 (3.85%) Python
1 2 (3.85%) Tcl
1 2 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (32.69%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (21.15%) CCSA
3 10 (19.23%) CCNP
4 4 (7.69%) CCIE
5 2 (3.85%) CCIP
5 2 (3.85%) CCDA
5 2 (3.85%) CCSE
System Software
1 10 (19.23%) Active Directory
1 10 (19.23%) NLBS
2 8 (15.38%) ProxySG
3 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.69%) Xen
5 2 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (3.85%) XenApp
6 1 (1.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 9 (17.31%) WSUS
2 5 (9.62%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (5.77%) Control-M
3 3 (5.77%) BladeLogic
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 40 (76.92%) Cisco
2 33 (63.46%) CheckPoint
3 28 (53.85%) F5
4 11 (21.15%) Blue Coat
4 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
5 10 (19.23%) Nortel
6 8 (15.38%) Avaya
6 8 (15.38%) Nokia
6 8 (15.38%) Symantec
7 6 (11.54%) Citrix
8 5 (9.62%) Juniper
8 5 (9.62%) VMware
9 3 (5.77%) Verint
9 3 (5.77%) CyberTech
9 3 (5.77%) CA
9 3 (5.77%) Oracle
9 3 (5.77%) Radware
10 2 (3.85%) 3Com
10 2 (3.85%) Fortinet
10 2 (3.85%) Akamai