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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 155 178 197
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +19
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 6 30 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.51% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.28% 4.04% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 26 10
Median daily rate £500 £463 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +22.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £320 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £316 £388
% change year-on-year
+39.92% -18.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
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
468 743 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.01% 12.74% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 554 491
Median daily rate £463 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 24 18
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.98 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.67% -12.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £14.90 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £32.86 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) CheckPoint
2 6 (85.71%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) F5
4 4 (57.14%) Palo Alto
4 4 (57.14%) Wireless
4 4 (57.14%) Blue Coat
4 4 (57.14%) DNS
4 4 (57.14%) DHCP
5 3 (42.86%) Project Management
5 3 (42.86%) Finance
5 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
6 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (28.57%) Wireshark
6 2 (28.57%) SCCM
6 2 (28.57%) LogLogic
6 2 (28.57%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
6 2 (28.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (28.57%) FireEye
6 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (28.57%) VMware
6 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
6 2 (28.57%) Service Management
6 2 (28.57%) Change Management
6 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
6 2 (28.57%) Management Information System

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 (28.57%) JBoss
1 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
1 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) DHCP
2 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 4 (57.14%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) NAS
4 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) VoIP
4 2 (28.57%) WAAS
4 2 (28.57%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) Wireshark
5 1 (14.29%) BGP
5 1 (14.29%) Broadband
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (14.29%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Network Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Avaya Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Solaris
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Control-M
1 2 (28.57%) MIMEsweeper
1 2 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Identity Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) CheckPoint
3 5 (71.43%) F5
4 4 (57.14%) Blue Coat
4 4 (57.14%) Palo Alto
5 2 (28.57%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (28.57%) Aruba
5 2 (28.57%) Avaya
5 2 (28.57%) Axway
5 2 (28.57%) BEA
5 2 (28.57%) CA
5 2 (28.57%) Juniper
5 2 (28.57%) Nokia
5 2 (28.57%) Radianz
5 2 (28.57%) Riverbed
5 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
5 2 (28.57%) Symantec
5 2 (28.57%) TippingPoint
5 2 (28.57%) Tufin
5 2 (28.57%) VMware