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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 175 192 212
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +20
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 33 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.57% 0.20% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.44% 1.72% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 1
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£450 £365 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% -33.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £388 £413
% change year-on-year
-17.41% -6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £34.00
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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
744 696 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.74% 11.88% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 491 566
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £231 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 40
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% -48.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.43 £38.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 44 (93.62%) Firewall
2 38 (80.85%) Cisco
3 30 (63.83%) CheckPoint
4 29 (61.70%) F5
5 23 (48.94%) WAN
5 23 (48.94%) LAN
6 21 (44.68%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (40.43%) Blue Coat
8 17 (36.17%) DNS
9 16 (34.04%) OSPF
9 16 (34.04%) BGP
10 15 (31.91%) CCNP
10 15 (31.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 15 (31.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 14 (29.79%) Cisco IOS
12 13 (27.66%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (27.66%) Linux
13 12 (25.53%) UNIX
13 12 (25.53%) Windows
13 12 (25.53%) Citrix
13 12 (25.53%) MPLS
13 12 (25.53%) Wireless
13 12 (25.53%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (25.53%) Finance
13 12 (25.53%) VMware
14 11 (23.40%) Fat Client
14 11 (23.40%) Thin Client
14 11 (23.40%) VoIP
15 10 (21.28%) SAN
15 10 (21.28%) CCSE

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 9 (19.15%) MS Exchange
2 8 (17.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.13%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (2.13%) Lync
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 44 (93.62%) Firewall
2 23 (48.94%) WAN
2 23 (48.94%) LAN
3 17 (36.17%) DNS
4 16 (34.04%) OSPF
4 16 (34.04%) BGP
5 15 (31.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 15 (31.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 14 (29.79%) Cisco IOS
7 13 (27.66%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (25.53%) Wireless
8 12 (25.53%) MPLS
9 11 (23.40%) VoIP
10 10 (21.28%) SAN
11 9 (19.15%) Internet
11 9 (19.15%) TCP/IP
11 9 (19.15%) DHCP
11 9 (19.15%) Network Security
11 9 (19.15%) NetScreen
11 9 (19.15%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 12 (25.53%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
3 2 (4.26%) Advertising
4 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Network Specialist
2 8 (17.02%) Network Security Specialist
2 8 (17.02%) Architect
2 8 (17.02%) Analyst
2 8 (17.02%) Security Specialist
3 7 (14.89%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (12.77%) Network Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Operations Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Administrator
5 5 (10.64%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Network Support
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Network Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Senior Support Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Security Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Network Support Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 1 (2.13%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) Middleware
2 2 (4.26%) XMPP
3 1 (2.13%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Thin Client
1 11 (23.40%) Fat Client
2 8 (17.02%) Blackberry
2 8 (17.02%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.51%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.13%) iPhone
5 1 (2.13%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.66%) Linux
2 12 (25.53%) UNIX
2 12 (25.53%) Windows
3 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (6.38%) Solaris
5 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) E-Commerce
2 8 (17.02%) Service Management
2 8 (17.02%) ITIL
2 8 (17.02%) Performance Management
3 7 (14.89%) Network Architecture
3 7 (14.89%) Business Continuity Planning
3 7 (14.89%) Problem Management
3 7 (14.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (14.89%) BCP
3 7 (14.89%) Business Continuity
4 6 (12.77%) Network Design
5 5 (10.64%) Load Balancing
6 4 (8.51%) ITSM
6 4 (8.51%) Line Management
6 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.26%) Investment Management
8 2 (4.26%) TOGAF
9 1 (2.13%) Time Management
9 1 (2.13%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (44.68%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (31.91%) CCNP
3 10 (21.28%) CCSE
4 4 (8.51%) CCSA
System Software
1 12 (25.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.02%) ProxySG
2 8 (17.02%) NLBS
3 3 (6.38%) Xen
3 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.26%) XenApp
4 2 (4.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.13%) XenServer
5 1 (2.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) WSUS
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (6.38%) Control-M
2 3 (6.38%) BladeLogic
2 3 (6.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.13%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 38 (80.85%) Cisco
2 30 (63.83%) CheckPoint
3 29 (61.70%) F5
4 19 (40.43%) Blue Coat
5 12 (25.53%) Citrix
5 12 (25.53%) VMware
6 9 (19.15%) Infoblox
6 9 (19.15%) Imperva
6 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
7 8 (17.02%) Avaya
7 8 (17.02%) Symantec
7 8 (17.02%) Nortel
7 8 (17.02%) Nokia
8 5 (10.64%) HP
9 4 (8.51%) Juniper
10 3 (6.38%) CA
10 3 (6.38%) Oracle
11 1 (2.13%) Adobe
11 1 (2.13%) Radware
11 1 (2.13%) Polycom
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