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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 164 195 191
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -4
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 22 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.44% 0.10% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.35% 0.86% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 2
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +39.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £288 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.92% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 -
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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
656 698 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.23% 11.67% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 449 519
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 45
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.75 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.40 £157.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 28 (90.32%) F5
2 25 (80.65%) Cisco
3 22 (70.97%) Firewall
4 20 (64.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 19 (61.29%) CCNP
5 19 (61.29%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (54.84%) CheckPoint
6 17 (54.84%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (48.39%) Load Balancing
7 15 (48.39%) E-Commerce
8 14 (45.16%) DNS
8 14 (45.16%) BGP
8 14 (45.16%) OSPF
8 14 (45.16%) Network Security
8 14 (45.16%) Cisco IOS
8 14 (45.16%) VMware
8 14 (45.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 13 (41.94%) Citrix
9 13 (41.94%) Linux
10 12 (38.71%) DHCP
10 12 (38.71%) NetScreen
10 12 (38.71%) Blue Coat
10 12 (38.71%) Infoblox
10 12 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (35.48%) DMVPN
11 11 (35.48%) Imperva
11 11 (35.48%) Fat Client
11 11 (35.48%) CCSE
11 11 (35.48%) Finance
11 11 (35.48%) Thin Client

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (70.97%) Firewall
2 20 (64.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 17 (54.84%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (45.16%) DNS
4 14 (45.16%) BGP
4 14 (45.16%) OSPF
4 14 (45.16%) Network Security
4 14 (45.16%) Cisco IOS
4 14 (45.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 12 (38.71%) DHCP
5 12 (38.71%) NetScreen
6 11 (35.48%) DMVPN
7 9 (29.03%) LAN
8 7 (22.58%) WAN
9 3 (9.68%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (9.68%) MPLS
9 3 (9.68%) SSL
10 2 (6.45%) SMTP
10 2 (6.45%) VoIP
10 2 (6.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Redis
1 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Network Specialist
1 10 (32.26%) Security Specialist
1 10 (32.26%) Network Security Specialist
2 7 (22.58%) Network Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Network Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.45%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Network Support
6 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Network Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Network Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Network Security Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Security Manager
7 1 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) Network Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Fat Client
1 11 (35.48%) Thin Client
2 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.23%) SecurID
4 1 (3.23%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Linux
2 6 (19.35%) Windows
3 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Load Balancing
1 15 (48.39%) E-Commerce
2 4 (12.90%) Network Management
2 4 (12.90%) Line Management
2 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL
3 2 (6.45%) Service Management
3 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
3 2 (6.45%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.23%) Business Transformation
4 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.23%) DevOps
4 1 (3.23%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.23%) ITSM
4 1 (3.23%) Data Security
4 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.23%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) C
2 1 (3.23%) Ruby
2 1 (3.23%) Python
2 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (61.29%) CCNP
1 19 (61.29%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (35.48%) CCSE
3 2 (6.45%) CCIE
3 2 (6.45%) CCNA
3 2 (6.45%) MCP
3 2 (6.45%) MCSA
3 2 (6.45%) CISSP
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.45%) CISM
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.45%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.45%) NLBS
3 2 (6.45%) Xen
4 1 (3.23%) KVM
4 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.23%) XenServer
4 1 (3.23%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) WSUS
2 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
2 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.23%) HAProxy
2 1 (3.23%) collectd
2 1 (3.23%) StatsD
2 1 (3.23%) logstash
2 1 (3.23%) Graphite
2 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 28 (90.32%) F5
2 25 (80.65%) Cisco
3 17 (54.84%) CheckPoint
4 14 (45.16%) VMware
5 13 (41.94%) Citrix
6 12 (38.71%) Blue Coat
6 12 (38.71%) Infoblox
7 11 (35.48%) Imperva
8 7 (22.58%) HP
9 6 (19.35%) Juniper
10 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
11 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds
11 2 (6.45%) Rackspace
12 1 (3.23%) TippingPoint
12 1 (3.23%) IPFX
12 1 (3.23%) Avaya
12 1 (3.23%) Nokia
12 1 (3.23%) Websense
12 1 (3.23%) Nortel