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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BIG-IP over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
England / London
Rank 375 377 352
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -25
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 21 28 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.85% 1.07% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 32
Median daily rate £500 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% +9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £367 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £523 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £401 £410
% change year-on-year
+5.49% -2.31%
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 London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2472 2609 2720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.77% 12.71% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1654 1704 1818
Median daily rate £438 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 77 67
Median hourly rate £44.50 £26.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.15% +36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £13.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

BIG-IP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the London region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 9 £523 +36.15% 2
Docklands, London - 1 £600 -
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 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 London region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 51 (83.61%) F5
2 45 (73.77%) Cisco
3 38 (62.30%) Firewall
4 34 (55.74%) Wireless
5 32 (52.46%) Juniper
6 30 (49.18%) CheckPoint
6 30 (49.18%) Cisco ASA
7 25 (40.98%) Finance
8 24 (39.34%) DNS
8 24 (39.34%) Cisco Nexus
8 24 (39.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 22 (36.07%) TCP/IP
10 21 (34.43%) DHCP
10 21 (34.43%) Linux
11 20 (32.79%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (32.79%) Blue Coat
11 20 (32.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 19 (31.15%) SolarWinds
12 19 (31.15%) CCNP
13 18 (29.51%) Network Security
13 18 (29.51%) Palo Alto
14 17 (27.87%) ITIL
15 16 (26.23%) Unix
15 16 (26.23%) Windows
15 16 (26.23%) WAN
15 16 (26.23%) LAN
15 16 (26.23%) Project Management
16 15 (24.59%) TippingPoint
16 15 (24.59%) PCI DSS
16 15 (24.59%) Riverbed

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in 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 8 (13.11%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.20%) IIS
3 4 (6.56%) iPlanet
3 4 (6.56%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.92%) Apache
5 2 (3.28%) JBoss
5 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.28%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.64%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.64%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.92%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 38 (62.30%) Firewall
2 34 (55.74%) Wireless
3 30 (49.18%) Cisco ASA
4 24 (39.34%) Cisco Nexus
4 24 (39.34%) DNS
4 24 (39.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 22 (36.07%) TCP/IP
6 21 (34.43%) DHCP
7 20 (32.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 18 (29.51%) Network Security
9 16 (26.23%) LAN
9 16 (26.23%) WAN
10 15 (24.59%) WAAS
11 12 (19.67%) Wireshark
12 9 (14.75%) VoIP
13 8 (13.11%) NetScreen
13 8 (13.11%) OSPF
14 7 (11.48%) BGP
14 7 (11.48%) Cisco Wireless
15 6 (9.84%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.64%) DB2
4 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Introscope
2 2 (3.28%) JMeter
2 2 (3.28%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.64%) MSI
3 1 (1.64%) Subversion
3 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (40.98%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.92%) Law
3 3 (4.92%) Legal
4 2 (3.28%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (42.62%) Network Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Network Security Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Security Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (16.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 9 (14.75%) Consultant
6 8 (13.11%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (11.48%) Architect
8 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (9.84%) Network Consultant
9 5 (8.20%) Technical Consultant
10 4 (6.56%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 4 (6.56%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
11 3 (4.92%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 3 (4.92%) Senior Security Engineer
12 2 (3.28%) Administrator
12 2 (3.28%) Applications Engineer
12 2 (3.28%) E-Commerce Engineer
12 2 (3.28%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 2 (3.28%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) Middleware
2 4 (6.56%) J2EE
3 2 (3.28%) .NET
3 2 (3.28%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.28%) CSS
3 2 (3.28%) Java EE
3 2 (3.28%) JSP
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (3.28%) WCF
3 2 (3.28%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (3.28%) XMPP
4 1 (1.64%) CGI
4 1 (1.64%) Embperl
4 1 (1.64%) FastCGI
4 1 (1.64%) LAMP
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.92%) IVR
3 2 (3.28%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.28%) Replication
3 2 (3.28%) RSA SecurID
3 2 (3.28%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.64%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.64%) Clustering
4 1 (1.64%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.64%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.64%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (34.43%) Linux
2 16 (26.23%) Unix
2 16 (26.23%) Windows
3 11 (18.03%) Solaris
4 5 (8.20%) AIX
4 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) ITIL
2 16 (26.23%) Project Management
3 13 (21.31%) Load Balancing
4 11 (18.03%) Network Architecture
5 10 (16.39%) Change Management
5 10 (16.39%) Service Management
6 7 (11.48%) E-Commerce
7 6 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (9.84%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (8.20%) Service Delivery
9 4 (6.56%) Fault Analysis
10 3 (4.92%) Change Control
10 3 (4.92%) Configuration Management
10 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Transformation
10 3 (4.92%) ITIL V3
10 3 (4.92%) Migration
10 3 (4.92%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (4.92%) SIEM
10 3 (4.92%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.03%) Java
2 6 (9.84%) SQL
3 5 (8.20%) Python
4 3 (4.92%) C
4 3 (4.92%) Perl
4 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.64%) C++
6 1 (1.64%) Go
6 1 (1.64%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 20 (32.79%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (31.15%) CCNP
3 13 (21.31%) CCIE
4 6 (9.84%) CCSA
5 3 (4.92%) CCNA
5 3 (4.92%) CCSE
5 3 (4.92%) Degree
5 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.64%) CCSP
6 1 (1.64%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.64%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (24.59%) PCI DSS
2 14 (22.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (16.39%) SLA
4 2 (3.28%) JSP 440
5 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 12 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.56%) XenApp
2 4 (6.56%) XenDesktop
3 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.92%) VMware ESX
3 3 (4.92%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (3.28%) XenServer
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.64%) vCloud
5 1 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) EMC NetWorker
1 5 (8.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (6.56%) SCCM
3 3 (4.92%) BladeLogic
3 3 (4.92%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (4.92%) Control-M
3 3 (4.92%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (4.92%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (4.92%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (4.92%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (4.92%) Puppet
4 2 (3.28%) Cacti
4 2 (3.28%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (3.28%) FortiGate
4 2 (3.28%) Nagios
4 2 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.28%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 51 (83.61%) F5
2 45 (73.77%) Cisco
3 32 (52.46%) Juniper
4 30 (49.18%) CheckPoint
5 20 (32.79%) Blue Coat
6 19 (31.15%) SolarWinds
7 18 (29.51%) Palo Alto
8 15 (24.59%) Aruba
8 15 (24.59%) FireEye
8 15 (24.59%) Riverbed
8 15 (24.59%) TippingPoint
8 15 (24.59%) Tufin
9 14 (22.95%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 14 (22.95%) VMware
10 12 (19.67%) LogLogic
11 11 (18.03%) Oracle
11 11 (18.03%) Radianz
12 10 (16.39%) Citrix
12 10 (16.39%) Sun
13 6 (9.84%) BEA