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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 381 404 398
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -6
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 44 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.10% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.38% 0.84% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 11
Average daily rate
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£384 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £388 £390
% change year-on-year
-14.83% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - -
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
3185 3098 3646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.01% 12.31% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2035 2025 2190
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 88 179
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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
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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 +37 13 £350 -4.10% 1
Hounslow - - - - 1
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 55 (66.27%) Cisco
2 52 (62.65%) Firewall
3 51 (61.45%) F5
4 40 (48.19%) WAN
5 38 (45.78%) CheckPoint
6 33 (39.76%) LAN
7 32 (38.55%) Windows
8 29 (34.94%) Linux
9 28 (33.73%) ITIL
10 27 (32.53%) Active Directory
11 26 (31.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (30.12%) Microsoft
12 25 (30.12%) Cisco Certification
13 23 (27.71%) Load Balancing
14 20 (24.10%) Problem Management
14 20 (24.10%) Apache
14 20 (24.10%) MS Office
14 20 (24.10%) Juniper
14 20 (24.10%) MPLS
15 19 (22.89%) Finance
15 19 (22.89%) Java
15 19 (22.89%) MS Exchange
15 19 (22.89%) TCP/IP
15 19 (22.89%) Windows 7
16 18 (21.69%) Performance Management
16 18 (21.69%) VMware
16 18 (21.69%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (20.48%) DSL
17 17 (20.48%) Blackberry
17 17 (20.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 20 (24.10%) Apache
2 19 (22.89%) MS Exchange
3 17 (20.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 14 (16.87%) IIS
5 11 (13.25%) Tomcat
6 9 (10.84%) WebLogic
7 8 (9.64%) IBM HTTP Server
8 6 (7.23%) WebSphere
9 2 (2.41%) nginx
9 2 (2.41%) OpenStack
10 1 (1.20%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (24.10%) MS Office
2 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.20%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 52 (62.65%) Firewall
2 40 (48.19%) WAN
3 33 (39.76%) LAN
4 20 (24.10%) MPLS
5 19 (22.89%) TCP/IP
6 17 (20.48%) DNS
6 17 (20.48%) DSL
7 16 (19.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 15 (18.07%) SSL
8 15 (18.07%) HTTP
9 14 (16.87%) VPN
10 13 (15.66%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 12 (14.46%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (14.46%) SAN
12 11 (13.25%) SMTP
12 11 (13.25%) Wireless
12 11 (13.25%) BGP
13 10 (12.05%) IPsec
13 10 (12.05%) OSPF
13 10 (12.05%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.23%) MySQL
3 3 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (2.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Subversion
2 1 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (22.89%) Finance
2 12 (14.46%) Banking
3 8 (9.64%) Investment Banking
3 8 (9.64%) Front Office
4 7 (8.43%) Financial Institution
5 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.61%) Publishing
7 1 (1.20%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.20%) Retail
7 1 (1.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 31 (37.35%) Network Engineer
2 16 (19.28%) Analyst
3 10 (12.05%) Operations Analyst
4 7 (8.43%) Support Analyst
4 7 (8.43%) Support Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Web Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (7.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Integration Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.02%) Consultant
6 5 (6.02%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Operations Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Cisco Support
6 5 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.87%) .NET
2 11 (13.25%) Java EE
3 8 (9.64%) WCF
3 8 (9.64%) Middleware
4 6 (7.23%) CSS
5 3 (3.61%) XML
5 3 (3.61%) REST
5 3 (3.61%) FastCGI
5 3 (3.61%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (3.61%) CGI
6 2 (2.41%) WAP
7 1 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.48%) Blackberry
2 14 (16.87%) Fat Client
2 14 (16.87%) Thin Client
3 5 (6.02%) Hedge funds
4 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.41%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.41%) SecurID
5 2 (2.41%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.20%) FMCG
6 1 (1.20%) Replication
6 1 (1.20%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.20%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 32 (38.55%) Windows
2 29 (34.94%) Linux
3 26 (31.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (22.89%) Windows 7
5 18 (21.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (16.87%) UNIX
7 8 (9.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (6.02%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.20%) CentOS
9 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.20%) VMS
9 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (33.73%) ITIL
2 23 (27.71%) Load Balancing
3 20 (24.10%) Problem Management
4 18 (21.69%) Performance Management
5 17 (20.48%) Service Management
6 12 (14.46%) Migration
7 10 (12.05%) Network Management
8 9 (10.84%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (10.84%) Capacity Management
9 8 (9.64%) Server Monitoring
9 8 (9.64%) Release Management
10 7 (8.43%) ITSM
10 7 (8.43%) Business Continuity
10 7 (8.43%) E-Commerce
10 7 (8.43%) BCP
10 7 (8.43%) Business Continuity Planning
11 5 (6.02%) OO
12 4 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (4.82%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (4.82%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.89%) Java
2 11 (13.25%) Perl
3 10 (12.05%) C
3 10 (12.05%) Python
4 8 (9.64%) VB
4 8 (9.64%) PowerShell
5 5 (6.02%) Ruby
6 3 (3.61%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.61%) PHP
7 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (30.12%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (15.66%) CCNP
3 6 (7.23%) CCNA
3 6 (7.23%) CCIE
3 6 (7.23%) Degree
4 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.61%) MCSA
5 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.61%) CCA
5 3 (3.61%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.41%) MCP
6 2 (2.41%) MCSE
6 2 (2.41%) CCSE
7 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.20%) MCITP
7 1 (1.20%) CCSA
7 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.20%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (32.53%) Active Directory
2 17 (20.48%) NLBS
3 15 (18.07%) Xen
4 14 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (16.87%) Hyper-V
5 9 (10.84%) XenApp
5 9 (10.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (3.61%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.41%) vSphere
7 2 (2.41%) Varnish
7 2 (2.41%) KVM
8 1 (1.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (20.48%) WSUS
2 8 (9.64%) Control-M
2 8 (9.64%) BladeLogic
2 8 (9.64%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (3.61%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.41%) collectd
4 2 (2.41%) StatsD
4 2 (2.41%) logstash
4 2 (2.41%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.41%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.20%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.20%) Salt
5 1 (1.20%) OpenView
5 1 (1.20%) Puppet
5 1 (1.20%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (66.27%) Cisco
2 51 (61.45%) F5
3 38 (45.78%) CheckPoint
4 25 (30.12%) Microsoft
5 20 (24.10%) Juniper
6 18 (21.69%) VMware
7 16 (19.28%) Oracle
8 15 (18.07%) Citrix
9 9 (10.84%) Nortel
10 8 (9.64%) Red Hat
10 8 (9.64%) Altiris
11 6 (7.23%) Avaya
12 5 (6.02%) BMC
12 5 (6.02%) Blue Coat
12 5 (6.02%) SolarWinds
13 4 (4.82%) Websense
14 3 (3.61%) Nokia
14 3 (3.61%) Symantec
14 3 (3.61%) JBoss
15 2 (2.41%) HP
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