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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 150 169 204
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +35
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 2 21 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.064% 0.42% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.59% 3.10% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 1
Average daily rate £366 £413 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.21% -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £10.00
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
340 677 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.84% 13.45% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 491 442
Average daily rate £413 £388 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £507 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 24
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.25 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 5 February 2016, 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 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 9 (75.00%) F5
3 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
4 6 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (41.67%) OSPF
5 5 (41.67%) BGP
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (33.33%) LAN
6 4 (33.33%) WAN
6 4 (33.33%) Finance
6 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 4 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (25.00%) VMware
7 3 (25.00%) Investment Management
7 3 (25.00%) DMVPN
7 3 (25.00%) CCSA
7 3 (25.00%) Wireless
7 3 (25.00%) DHCP
7 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (25.00%) VPN
7 3 (25.00%) DNS
7 3 (25.00%) Linux
7 3 (25.00%) Juniper
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (25.00%) CCIE
7 3 (25.00%) CCNP
8 2 (16.67%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) Lync
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (41.67%) BGP
3 5 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 5 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (41.67%) OSPF
4 4 (33.33%) LAN
4 4 (33.33%) WAN
5 3 (25.00%) DHCP
5 3 (25.00%) DMVPN
5 3 (25.00%) DNS
5 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (25.00%) VPN
5 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) IPsec
6 2 (16.67%) MPLS
6 2 (16.67%) Network Security
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Advertising
3 1 (8.33%) Electronics
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Check Point Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Security Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Network Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Security Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Firewall Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior IP Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) 802.1X
1 1 (8.33%) RSS
1 1 (8.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 4 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
3 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (8.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) CentOS
3 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Investment Management
2 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (16.67%) Line Management
2 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (16.67%) Network Design
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCIE
2 3 (25.00%) CCNP
2 3 (25.00%) CCSA
3 2 (16.67%) CCSE
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
1 9 (75.00%) F5
2 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (25.00%) Juniper
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Imperva
4 2 (16.67%) Infoblox
5 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
5 1 (8.33%) Google
5 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto
5 1 (8.33%) Polycom
5 1 (8.33%) SAP
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