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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 388 359 385
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +26
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 35 76 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.33% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.18% 2.45% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 60 29
Median daily rate £450 £450 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £320 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £459 £320 £388
% change year-on-year
+43.35% -17.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
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
2970 3106 2775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.91% 13.29% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2025 2008 1774
Median daily rate £425 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 93 82
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -3.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

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 25 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the London region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +10 6 £500 +8.10%
Croydon - 4 £471 -
Surbiton - 4 £475 -
Feltham - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £500 -
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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 (82.26%) Cisco
1 51 (82.26%) Firewall
2 48 (77.42%) F5
3 26 (41.94%) DNS
3 26 (41.94%) WAN
3 26 (41.94%) VPN
4 25 (40.32%) CheckPoint
4 25 (40.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 25 (40.32%) Data Centre
5 24 (38.71%) Network Security
6 22 (35.48%) Cisco ASA
6 22 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (33.87%) Wireless
8 20 (32.26%) CCNP
8 20 (32.26%) DHCP
8 20 (32.26%) LAN
9 18 (29.03%) BGP
10 17 (27.42%) Juniper
10 17 (27.42%) Load Balancing
11 16 (25.81%) Linux
12 15 (24.19%) SAN
13 14 (22.58%) VoIP
13 14 (22.58%) Blue Coat
14 13 (20.97%) Degree
14 13 (20.97%) TCP/IP
15 12 (19.35%) SSL
15 12 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
16 11 (17.74%) High Availability
16 11 (17.74%) Citrix
16 11 (17.74%) Unix

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 6 (9.68%) Elasticsearch
1 6 (9.68%) JBoss
1 6 (9.68%) OpenStack
1 6 (9.68%) Tomcat
2 5 (8.06%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.84%) Zimbra
4 2 (3.23%) Apache
4 2 (3.23%) IIS
4 2 (3.23%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.61%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (6.45%) PaaS
5 1 (1.61%) Google Apps
5 1 (1.61%) IaaS
5 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (82.26%) Firewall
2 26 (41.94%) DNS
2 26 (41.94%) VPN
2 26 (41.94%) WAN
3 25 (40.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 24 (38.71%) Network Security
5 22 (35.48%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (33.87%) Wireless
7 20 (32.26%) DHCP
7 20 (32.26%) LAN
8 18 (29.03%) BGP
9 15 (24.19%) SAN
10 14 (22.58%) VoIP
11 13 (20.97%) TCP/IP
12 12 (19.35%) SSL
13 10 (16.13%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (16.13%) Cisco PIX
13 10 (16.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 9 (14.52%) EIGRP
14 9 (14.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) MySQL
2 5 (8.06%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.06%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Git (software)
1 6 (9.68%) git-flow
1 6 (9.68%) Jenkins
1 6 (9.68%) JIRA
2 1 (1.61%) Maven
General
1 11 (17.74%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Games
3 3 (4.84%) Legal
4 2 (3.23%) Publishing
4 2 (3.23%) Retail
4 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.61%) Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (54.84%) Network Engineer
2 21 (33.87%) Senior Network Engineer
3 13 (20.97%) Security Engineer
4 11 (17.74%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Senior Security Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Administrator
7 5 (8.06%) Architect
7 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Network Administrator
8 3 (4.84%) Team Leader
9 2 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Data Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Data Network Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Senior Data Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.23%) Web Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) Web Services
2 5 (8.06%) Middleware
2 5 (8.06%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (3.23%) SOAP
4 1 (1.61%) .NET
4 1 (1.61%) Ajax
4 1 (1.61%) EJB
4 1 (1.61%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (1.61%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.61%) Java EE
4 1 (1.61%) JPA
4 1 (1.61%) jQuery
4 1 (1.61%) MAPI
4 1 (1.61%) REST
4 1 (1.61%) RESTful
4 1 (1.61%) RSS
4 1 (1.61%) XML
4 1 (1.61%) XSLT
4 1 (1.61%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 25 (40.32%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.29%) Private Cloud
3 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.45%) Algorithms
4 4 (6.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (4.84%) Virtual Team
6 2 (3.23%) PKI
7 1 (1.61%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.61%) DataPower
7 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.61%) Fintech
7 1 (1.61%) iPhone
7 1 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.81%) Linux
2 11 (17.74%) Unix
3 9 (14.52%) Windows
4 5 (8.06%) Solaris
5 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.61%) Android
6 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.61%) VMS
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.42%) Load Balancing
2 11 (17.74%) High Availability
3 9 (14.52%) ITIL
4 8 (12.90%) E-Commerce
5 7 (11.29%) ITIL V3
5 7 (11.29%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (11.29%) Performance Management
5 7 (11.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (9.68%) Configuration Management
6 6 (9.68%) Mentoring
7 5 (8.06%) Change Management
7 5 (8.06%) Migration
7 5 (8.06%) Project Management
7 5 (8.06%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.45%) DDoS Mitigation
9 3 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.84%) Open Source
9 3 (4.84%) Risk Management
9 3 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.84%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.61%) Java
1 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.61%) Perl
1 1 (1.61%) PHP
1 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.61%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 22 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (32.26%) CCNP
3 13 (20.97%) Degree
4 9 (14.52%) CCIE
5 5 (8.06%) CCSE
6 4 (6.45%) CCSA
7 3 (4.84%) JNCIA
8 2 (3.23%) CCNA
8 2 (3.23%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.61%) CCSP
9 1 (1.61%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.61%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.13%) SLA
2 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (11.29%) ProxySG
1 7 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.68%) Docker
2 6 (9.68%) NFS
2 6 (9.68%) VMware ESX
3 3 (4.84%) Snort
3 3 (4.84%) Squid
4 1 (1.61%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.61%) Firmware
4 1 (1.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) Cacti
1 7 (11.29%) Nagios
1 7 (11.29%) Puppet
2 6 (9.68%) CFEngine
2 6 (9.68%) logstash
2 6 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (9.68%) SolarWinds Orion
2 6 (9.68%) ZABBIX
3 5 (8.06%) Control-M
3 5 (8.06%) MIMEsweeper
3 5 (8.06%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle Identity Management
3 5 (8.06%) SCCM
4 4 (6.45%) BladeLogic
5 3 (4.84%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.61%) OpenNMS
6 1 (1.61%) vMotion
Vendors
1 51 (82.26%) Cisco
2 48 (77.42%) F5
3 25 (40.32%) CheckPoint
4 17 (27.42%) Juniper
5 14 (22.58%) Blue Coat
6 11 (17.74%) Citrix
7 9 (14.52%) Palo Alto
8 8 (12.90%) SolarWinds
9 7 (11.29%) VMware
10 6 (9.68%) Nokia
11 5 (8.06%) Axway
11 5 (8.06%) BEA
11 5 (8.06%) CA
11 5 (8.06%) FireEye
11 5 (8.06%) Oracle
11 5 (8.06%) Symantec
12 4 (6.45%) Motorola
12 4 (6.45%) Riverbed
13 3 (4.84%) Sourcefire
13 3 (4.84%) Splunk
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