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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 412 380 409
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +29
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 27 39 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.17% 0.081%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% 1.28% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 34 13
Average daily rate £450 £394 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £400 £401
% change year-on-year
+21.17% -0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
2967 3053 2829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.89% 13.40% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2053 1945 1857
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 90 90
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.46 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £50.00 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Harrow - 7 £420 -
City of London +33 2 £438 -10.25%
Docklands, London - 2 £525 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £500 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 50 (86.21%) F5
2 48 (82.76%) Cisco
3 43 (74.14%) Firewall
4 30 (51.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 27 (46.55%) WAN
6 24 (41.38%) Load Balancing
7 23 (39.66%) LAN
7 23 (39.66%) DNS
8 21 (36.21%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (36.21%) Network Security
9 20 (34.48%) CheckPoint
9 20 (34.48%) CCNP
10 19 (32.76%) VPN
10 19 (32.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 17 (29.31%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (29.31%) TCP/IP
11 17 (29.31%) BGP
12 15 (25.86%) Data Centre
13 14 (24.14%) VoIP
13 14 (24.14%) Unix
14 13 (22.41%) DHCP
14 13 (22.41%) Wireless
15 11 (18.97%) EIGRP
16 10 (17.24%) OSPF
16 10 (17.24%) Finance
16 10 (17.24%) SSL
16 10 (17.24%) Juniper
16 10 (17.24%) High Availability
17 9 (15.52%) Degree
17 9 (15.52%) SAN

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 4 (6.90%) JBoss
1 4 (6.90%) Tomcat
1 4 (6.90%) WebLogic
2 3 (5.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.45%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (3.45%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) Azure Active Directory
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.17%) IaaS
3 3 (5.17%) Office 365
3 3 (5.17%) PaaS
4 2 (3.45%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 43 (74.14%) Firewall
2 30 (51.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 27 (46.55%) WAN
4 23 (39.66%) DNS
4 23 (39.66%) LAN
5 21 (36.21%) Network Security
6 19 (32.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 19 (32.76%) VPN
7 17 (29.31%) BGP
7 17 (29.31%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (29.31%) TCP/IP
8 14 (24.14%) VoIP
9 13 (22.41%) DHCP
9 13 (22.41%) Wireless
10 11 (18.97%) EIGRP
11 10 (17.24%) OSPF
11 10 (17.24%) SSL
12 9 (15.52%) SAN
13 8 (13.79%) HTTP
13 8 (13.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (1.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.72%) git-flow
3 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.72%) JIRA
General
1 10 (17.24%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Games
2 4 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.45%) Publishing
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Electronics
4 1 (1.72%) Law
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (48.28%) Network Engineer
2 13 (22.41%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (15.52%) Administrator
4 8 (13.79%) Architect
5 6 (10.34%) Security Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Network Specialist
7 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (6.90%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.17%) Cisco Administrator
8 3 (5.17%) Mobile Architect
8 3 (5.17%) Mobile Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.45%) Data Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Network Design Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Network Security Specialist
9 2 (3.45%) Security Specialist
9 2 (3.45%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) Middleware
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (5.17%) OAuth
3 2 (3.45%) CSS
3 2 (3.45%) RSS
4 1 (1.72%) MAPI
4 1 (1.72%) REST
4 1 (1.72%) SOAP
4 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.17%) BYOD
2 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.17%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.17%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.45%) iPhone
3 2 (3.45%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) PKI
4 1 (1.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.14%) Unix
2 9 (15.52%) Windows
3 8 (13.79%) Linux
4 5 (8.62%) Android
5 4 (6.90%) Solaris
5 4 (6.90%) VMS
6 3 (5.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (41.38%) Load Balancing
2 10 (17.24%) High Availability
3 7 (12.07%) Migration
3 7 (12.07%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (12.07%) Performance Management
3 7 (12.07%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (6.90%) E-Commerce
4 4 (6.90%) Network Design
5 3 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.17%) Automated Testing
5 3 (5.17%) Auto-Scaling
5 3 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (5.17%) DevOps
5 3 (5.17%) Mentoring
5 3 (5.17%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (5.17%) Scrum
5 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.17%) SOA
5 3 (5.17%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.45%) Fault Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.72%) C
2 1 (1.72%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 21 (36.21%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (34.48%) CCNP
3 9 (15.52%) Degree
4 7 (12.07%) CCIE
4 7 (12.07%) CCSE
5 4 (6.90%) CCSA
6 1 (1.72%) CCNA
6 1 (1.72%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (1.72%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.72%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.72%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
1 8 (13.79%) Firmware
1 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.62%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.45%) ProxySG
3 2 (3.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.72%) Docker
4 1 (1.72%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) FortiGate
2 4 (6.90%) BladeLogic
2 4 (6.90%) Control-M
2 4 (6.90%) MIMEsweeper
2 4 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle Identity Management
2 4 (6.90%) SCCM
3 3 (5.17%) Nagios
3 3 (5.17%) Windows Intune
4 2 (3.45%) Cacti
4 2 (3.45%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.72%) CFEngine
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.72%) logstash
5 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.72%) Puppet
5 1 (1.72%) vMotion
5 1 (1.72%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 50 (86.21%) F5
2 48 (82.76%) Cisco
3 20 (34.48%) CheckPoint
4 10 (17.24%) Juniper
5 8 (13.79%) Blue Coat
5 8 (13.79%) VMware
6 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
6 6 (10.34%) Nokia
7 4 (6.90%) Axway
7 4 (6.90%) BEA
7 4 (6.90%) CA
7 4 (6.90%) Citrix
7 4 (6.90%) Oracle
7 4 (6.90%) Palo Alto
7 4 (6.90%) Symantec
8 3 (5.17%) Apple
9 2 (3.45%) Imperva
9 2 (3.45%) Infoblox
9 2 (3.45%) Polycom
9 2 (3.45%) SolarWinds