The table below looks at the statistics for BIG-IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 380 365 394
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +29
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 28 50 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.24% 0.059%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.04% 1.77% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 40 7
Average daily rate £500 £425 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -22.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £424 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.60% +21.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £10.00
BIG-IP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2692 2829 2735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.71% 13.34% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1741 1841 1745
Average daily rate £423 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 80 74
Average hourly rate £24.23 £19.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.68% +16.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £33.35
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 London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BIG-IP across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BIG-IP Jobs Demand Trend in London

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BIG-IP across the London region.

BIG-IP Daily Rate Trend in London

BIG-IP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BIG-IP across the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

BIG-IP Daily Rate Histogram in London

BIG-IP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BIG-IP across the London region.

BIG-IP Hourly Rate Trend in London

BIG-IP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +17 3 £368 -10.90% 1
Harrow - 2 £463 -
Docklands, London - 1 £525 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 70 (87.50%) Cisco
2 68 (85.00%) F5
3 57 (71.25%) Firewall
4 45 (56.25%) TCP/IP
5 38 (47.50%) WAN
5 38 (47.50%) LAN
5 38 (47.50%) CheckPoint
6 37 (46.25%) DNS
7 33 (41.25%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
8 32 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 31 (38.75%) CCNP
9 31 (38.75%) BGP
10 30 (37.50%) OSPF
11 27 (33.75%) VPN
11 27 (33.75%) Load Balancing
11 27 (33.75%) Data Centre
12 25 (31.25%) DHCP
12 25 (31.25%) Juniper
13 24 (30.00%) SSL
13 24 (30.00%) EIGRP
14 22 (27.50%) MPLS
15 21 (26.25%) CCIE
16 20 (25.00%) IPsec
16 20 (25.00%) DMVPN
17 18 (22.50%) Finance
17 18 (22.50%) Firmware
17 18 (22.50%) Internet
17 18 (22.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 17 (21.25%) ADSL

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 5 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (5.00%) Office Communications Server
2 4 (5.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.75%) JBoss
3 3 (3.75%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.75%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.75%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.50%) MS Office
2 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) Azure Active Directory
1 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.00%) Google Apps
3 3 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.75%) IaaS
3 3 (3.75%) Office 365
3 3 (3.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (71.25%) Firewall
2 45 (56.25%) TCP/IP
3 38 (47.50%) LAN
3 38 (47.50%) WAN
4 37 (46.25%) DNS
5 32 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 32 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 31 (38.75%) BGP
7 30 (37.50%) OSPF
8 27 (33.75%) VPN
9 25 (31.25%) DHCP
10 24 (30.00%) EIGRP
10 24 (30.00%) SSL
11 22 (27.50%) MPLS
12 20 (25.00%) DMVPN
12 20 (25.00%) IPsec
13 18 (22.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 18 (22.50%) Internet
14 17 (21.25%) ADSL
15 16 (20.00%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database
1 3 (3.75%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (22.50%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Banking
3 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Advertising
4 1 (1.25%) Electronics
4 1 (1.25%) Games
4 1 (1.25%) Law
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Publishing
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (45.00%) Network Engineer
2 19 (23.75%) Administrator
3 13 (16.25%) Architect
4 7 (8.75%) Consultant
4 7 (8.75%) Design Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) Network Design Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Network Administrator
5 6 (7.50%) Network Architect
5 6 (7.50%) Network Consultant
6 5 (6.25%) Network Design Consultant
6 5 (6.25%) Network Specialist
6 5 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.00%) Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Security Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.75%) Network Security Specialist
8 3 (3.75%) Security Specialist
8 3 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) RSS
2 3 (3.75%) MAPI
2 3 (3.75%) Middleware
2 3 (3.75%) OAuth
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.50%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.50%) CSS
3 2 (2.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (33.75%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 5 (6.25%) Thin Client
4 4 (5.00%) iPhone
5 3 (3.75%) BYOD
5 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.75%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.50%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.25%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.50%) Unix
2 13 (16.25%) Windows
3 8 (10.00%) Linux
4 7 (8.75%) Android
5 4 (5.00%) VMS
6 3 (3.75%) Solaris
6 3 (3.75%) Windows Phone
7 2 (2.50%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.50%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.25%) CentOS
8 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.75%) Load Balancing
2 16 (20.00%) ITIL
3 15 (18.75%) Load Testing
4 12 (15.00%) Network Design
5 4 (5.00%) Investment Management
5 4 (5.00%) Migration
5 4 (5.00%) Performance Management
6 3 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.75%) Automated Testing
6 3 (3.75%) Auto-Scaling
6 3 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (3.75%) DevOps
6 3 (3.75%) E-Commerce
6 3 (3.75%) High Availability
6 3 (3.75%) Line Management
6 3 (3.75%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (3.75%) Scrum
6 3 (3.75%) Server Building
6 3 (3.75%) SOA
6 3 (3.75%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (41.25%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (38.75%) CCNP
3 21 (26.25%) CCIE
4 7 (8.75%) CCSA
5 6 (7.50%) CCSE
6 2 (2.50%) CCNA
6 2 (2.50%) Degree
7 1 (1.25%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.25%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 18 (22.50%) Firmware
2 8 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (3.75%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.50%) NLBS
5 2 (2.50%) Xen
5 2 (2.50%) XenApp
6 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.75%) BladeLogic
2 3 (3.75%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.75%) Control-M
2 3 (3.75%) MIMEsweeper
2 3 (3.75%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (3.75%) SCCM
2 3 (3.75%) Windows Intune
3 2 (2.50%) WSUS
4 1 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.25%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 70 (87.50%) Cisco
2 68 (85.00%) F5
3 38 (47.50%) CheckPoint
4 25 (31.25%) Juniper
5 11 (13.75%) Microsoft
6 10 (12.50%) VMware
7 6 (7.50%) Blue Coat
8 5 (6.25%) Citrix
8 5 (6.25%) Nokia
8 5 (6.25%) Palo Alto
9 4 (5.00%) Google
9 4 (5.00%) Polycom
10 3 (3.75%) Adobe
10 3 (3.75%) Apple
10 3 (3.75%) Axway
10 3 (3.75%) BEA
10 3 (3.75%) CA
10 3 (3.75%) Imperva
10 3 (3.75%) Infoblox
10 3 (3.75%) Symantec
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