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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 155 174 195
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +21
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 10 39 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.30% 0.66% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.88% 5.10% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 35 9
Median daily rate £500 £450 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +23.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £317 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -30.00%
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
533 764 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.74% 12.87% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 566 489
Median daily rate £470 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 29 24
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.98 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.35% -12.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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%) CheckPoint
2 11 (91.67%) Firewall
3 10 (83.33%) F5
4 9 (75.00%) Palo Alto
5 8 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (66.67%) Wireless
5 8 (66.67%) Blue Coat
5 8 (66.67%) DHCP
5 8 (66.67%) DNS
6 7 (58.33%) Juniper
6 7 (58.33%) Finance
6 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (50.00%) TippingPoint
7 6 (50.00%) Riverbed
7 6 (50.00%) SolarWinds
7 6 (50.00%) Tufin
7 6 (50.00%) WAAS
7 6 (50.00%) Aruba
7 6 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (50.00%) FireEye
7 6 (50.00%) Project Management
7 6 (50.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
8 5 (41.67%) Radianz
8 5 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (41.67%) Wireshark
8 5 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (41.67%) LogLogic
9 4 (33.33%) Network Architecture

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 2 (16.67%) JBoss
1 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) Firewall
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (66.67%) DHCP
2 8 (66.67%) DNS
2 8 (66.67%) Wireless
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (50.00%) WAAS
5 5 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (41.67%) Wireshark
6 2 (16.67%) LAN
6 2 (16.67%) NAS
6 2 (16.67%) Network Security
6 2 (16.67%) SAN
6 2 (16.67%) VoIP
6 2 (16.67%) WAN
7 1 (8.33%) BGP
7 1 (8.33%) Broadband
7 1 (8.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Network Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Avaya Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Middleware
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Solaris
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
1 2 (16.67%) 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
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Investment Management
4 1 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Control-M
1 2 (16.67%) MIMEsweeper
1 2 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Identity Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (91.67%) CheckPoint
3 10 (83.33%) F5
4 9 (75.00%) Palo Alto
5 8 (66.67%) Blue Coat
6 7 (58.33%) Juniper
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
9 2 (16.67%) BEA
9 2 (16.67%) CA
9 2 (16.67%) Nokia
9 2 (16.67%) Symantec