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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
London / City of London
Rank 145 146 174
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +28
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 8 3 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.097% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.04% 0.91% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 15
Median daily rate £523 £368 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.17% -10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £366 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £394 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £401 £416
% change year-on-year
+2.24% -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
392 329 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.55% 10.69% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 228 493
Median daily rate £433 £405 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.79% +4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 12
Median hourly rate £55.00 £23.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.13% +22.99%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017, 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 10 (90.91%) F5
2 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 8 (72.73%) Firewall
3 7 (63.64%) Cisco
4 6 (54.55%) Wireless
5 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
5 5 (45.45%) WAN
5 5 (45.45%) Juniper
5 5 (45.45%) LAN
5 5 (45.45%) Load Balancing
5 5 (45.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (36.36%) Palo Alto
6 4 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (36.36%) Tufin
6 4 (36.36%) Blue Coat
6 4 (36.36%) Network Security
6 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
7 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (27.27%) Project Management
7 3 (27.27%) DNS
7 3 (27.27%) CCIE
7 3 (27.27%) CCNP
7 3 (27.27%) Linux
7 3 (27.27%) Windows
7 3 (27.27%) TippingPoint
7 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
7 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (27.27%) Riverbed

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 1 (9.09%) JBoss
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) Wireless
3 5 (45.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 5 (45.45%) LAN
3 5 (45.45%) WAN
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (36.36%) Network Security
4 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (27.27%) DNS
5 3 (27.27%) WAAS
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (18.18%) DHCP
6 2 (18.18%) Multicast
6 2 (18.18%) SSL
7 1 (9.09%) HTTP
7 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
7 1 (9.09%) NAS
7 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MSI
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Packager
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Firewall Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Load Balancing
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) OO
3 1 (9.09%) OOP
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) RUP
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Software Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCIE
1 3 (27.27%) CCNP
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) XenApp
1 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) BladeLogic
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (9.09%) Control-M
2 1 (9.09%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) F5
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
3 5 (45.45%) Juniper
4 4 (36.36%) Blue Coat
4 4 (36.36%) Palo Alto
4 4 (36.36%) Tufin
5 3 (27.27%) Aruba
5 3 (27.27%) FireEye
5 3 (27.27%) Riverbed
5 3 (27.27%) TippingPoint
6 2 (18.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (18.18%) Citrix
6 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
7 1 (9.09%) Axway
7 1 (9.09%) BEA
7 1 (9.09%) LogLogic
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 1 (9.09%) Nokia
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle