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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 189 221 219
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -2
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 10 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.014% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.27% 0.12% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Average daily rate
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£335 £550 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.09% +37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.44% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
+51.51% -
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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
789 865 996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.58% 11.74% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 578 648
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 44
Average hourly rate £19.50 £27.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.09% +34.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014, 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 13 (65.00%) Cisco
1 13 (65.00%) Firewall
2 12 (60.00%) F5
3 11 (55.00%) CheckPoint
4 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 10 (50.00%) Windows
4 10 (50.00%) WAN
5 9 (45.00%) LAN
5 9 (45.00%) ITIL
6 8 (40.00%) MS Office
6 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
6 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (40.00%) MPLS
6 8 (40.00%) VMware
6 8 (40.00%) WSUS
6 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (35.00%) Hyper-V
7 7 (35.00%) Performance Management
7 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (35.00%) NLBS
7 7 (35.00%) Problem Management
7 7 (35.00%) Service Management
7 7 (35.00%) Blackberry
7 7 (35.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (35.00%) DSL
7 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (30.00%) DNS
8 6 (30.00%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (35.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (15.00%) Apache
3 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
5 1 (5.00%) IIS
5 1 (5.00%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) Firewall
2 10 (50.00%) WAN
3 9 (45.00%) LAN
4 8 (40.00%) MPLS
5 7 (35.00%) DSL
6 6 (30.00%) DNS
6 6 (30.00%) HTTP
6 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (25.00%) SSL
8 3 (15.00%) SAN
8 3 (15.00%) SMTP
8 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (10.00%) OSPF
9 2 (10.00%) BGP
9 2 (10.00%) DHCP
9 2 (10.00%) ATM
9 2 (10.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Front Office
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Network Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Perl Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Security Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Network Support
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Java EE
2 2 (10.00%) REST
2 2 (10.00%) FastCGI
2 2 (10.00%) XML
2 2 (10.00%) CGI
2 2 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (5.00%) Middleware
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (30.00%) Fat Client
2 6 (30.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.00%) FMCG
3 1 (5.00%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (15.00%) UNIX
6 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.00%) CentOS
7 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) Service Management
2 7 (35.00%) Problem Management
2 7 (35.00%) Performance Management
3 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (15.00%) Network Management
4 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (10.00%) ITSM
5 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (10.00%) OO
5 2 (10.00%) BCP
5 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 2 (10.00%) TDD
5 2 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (10.00%) Product Management
6 1 (5.00%) Release Management
6 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C
1 3 (15.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) Perl
2 2 (10.00%) PHP
2 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) VB
3 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) CCNP
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) CCNA
3 2 (10.00%) CCSE
4 1 (5.00%) MCP
4 1 (5.00%) MCSA
4 1 (5.00%) CCSP
4 1 (5.00%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.00%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) NLBS
2 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (35.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (25.00%) Xen
4 3 (15.00%) XenApp
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (5.00%) NFS
5 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) WSUS
2 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (5.00%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (5.00%) OpenView
2 1 (5.00%) Control-M
2 1 (5.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco
2 12 (60.00%) F5
3 11 (55.00%) CheckPoint
4 8 (40.00%) VMware
4 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (30.00%) Citrix
6 3 (15.00%) Juniper
7 2 (10.00%) JBoss
7 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
8 1 (5.00%) Infoblox
8 1 (5.00%) Imperva
8 1 (5.00%) Aruba
8 1 (5.00%) Oracle
8 1 (5.00%) Avaya
8 1 (5.00%) HP
8 1 (5.00%) Nortel
8 1 (5.00%) NetApp
8 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
8 1 (5.00%) Websense
8 1 (5.00%) Altiris