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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 343 368 383
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +15
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 81 44 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.62% 1.58% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 33 23
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£450 £395 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% -16.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £316 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £388 £413
% change year-on-year
-17.41% -6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £33.00
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
3094 2790 2859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.26% 12.17% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1990 1790 1776
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 85 123
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -8.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.75 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 +12 32 £450 +16.12% 6
Isleworth - 3 - -
Docklands, London -4 1 £550 +15.78%
Croydon - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 97 (79.51%) Cisco
2 88 (72.13%) Firewall
3 76 (62.30%) F5
4 67 (54.92%) CheckPoint
5 57 (46.72%) Windows
5 57 (46.72%) LAN
6 56 (45.90%) WAN
7 50 (40.98%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (31.97%) Linux
9 38 (31.15%) Blue Coat
10 37 (30.33%) UNIX
11 33 (27.05%) Finance
12 31 (25.41%) ITIL
12 31 (25.41%) DNS
13 30 (24.59%) Microsoft
13 30 (24.59%) CCNP
13 30 (24.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 29 (23.77%) Problem Management
14 29 (23.77%) MS Exchange
14 29 (23.77%) SAN
14 29 (23.77%) VoIP
14 29 (23.77%) Wireless
15 28 (22.95%) MPLS
15 28 (22.95%) OSPF
15 28 (22.95%) Cisco Nexus
16 27 (22.13%) Load Balancing
16 27 (22.13%) VMware
16 27 (22.13%) Data Centre
17 26 (21.31%) Oracle
17 26 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 29 (23.77%) MS Exchange
2 21 (17.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (9.02%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (9.02%) IIS
3 11 (9.02%) Apache
3 11 (9.02%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.10%) Office Communications Server
4 5 (4.10%) Lync
4 5 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.46%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.46%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 20 (16.39%) MS Office
2 4 (3.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (6.56%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (72.13%) Firewall
2 57 (46.72%) LAN
3 56 (45.90%) WAN
4 31 (25.41%) DNS
5 30 (24.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 29 (23.77%) SAN
6 29 (23.77%) VoIP
6 29 (23.77%) Wireless
7 28 (22.95%) MPLS
7 28 (22.95%) OSPF
7 28 (22.95%) Cisco Nexus
8 25 (20.49%) TCP/IP
9 23 (18.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 23 (18.85%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (18.03%) BGP
11 21 (17.21%) DSL
12 20 (16.39%) Cisco IOS
13 16 (13.11%) DHCP
14 13 (10.66%) Internet
15 12 (9.84%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.10%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 11 (9.02%) Introscope
2 8 (6.56%) JMeter
General
1 33 (27.05%) Finance
2 11 (9.02%) Banking
3 4 (3.28%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.46%) Retail
4 3 (2.46%) Advertising
4 3 (2.46%) Front Office
4 3 (2.46%) Back Office
5 2 (1.64%) Marketing
6 1 (0.82%) Publishing
6 1 (0.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (18.85%) Analyst
1 23 (18.85%) Network Engineer
2 21 (17.21%) Architect
3 17 (13.93%) Infrastructure Architect
4 16 (13.11%) Network Architect
5 13 (10.66%) Administrator
6 12 (9.84%) Operations Analyst
7 11 (9.02%) Network Specialist
7 11 (9.02%) Support Engineer
7 11 (9.02%) Applications Support
7 11 (9.02%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (9.02%) Network Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (6.56%) Support Analyst
8 8 (6.56%) Applications Support Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) Security Specialist
9 7 (5.74%) Network Security Specialist
10 4 (3.28%) Communications Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Network Support
10 4 (3.28%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.85%) Middleware
2 11 (9.02%) .NET
2 11 (9.02%) Java EE
3 5 (4.10%) MAPI
4 4 (3.28%) XMPP
5 3 (2.46%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (2.46%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.13%) Data Centre
2 21 (17.21%) Blackberry
3 16 (13.11%) Thin Client
3 16 (13.11%) Fat Client
4 11 (9.02%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.10%) iPhone
7 3 (2.46%) Hedge funds
7 3 (2.46%) Fixed Income
7 3 (2.46%) Clustering
8 2 (1.64%) BBC
8 2 (1.64%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.82%) SecurID
9 1 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 57 (46.72%) Windows
2 39 (31.97%) Linux
3 37 (30.33%) UNIX
4 24 (19.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (19.67%) Windows 7
5 21 (17.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (11.48%) Solaris
6 14 (11.48%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (4.10%) Android
8 3 (2.46%) Windows NT
8 3 (2.46%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (25.41%) ITIL
2 29 (23.77%) Problem Management
3 27 (22.13%) Load Balancing
4 23 (18.85%) BCP
5 21 (17.21%) Service Management
5 21 (17.21%) Disaster Recovery
5 21 (17.21%) Performance Management
6 20 (16.39%) Business Continuity Planning
6 20 (16.39%) Business Continuity
7 19 (15.57%) E-Commerce
8 17 (13.93%) ITSM
9 16 (13.11%) Network Architecture
10 13 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (9.84%) Network Design
12 11 (9.02%) Release Management
12 11 (9.02%) Risk Management
13 9 (7.38%) Project Management
13 9 (7.38%) Performance Tuning
14 8 (6.56%) Load Testing
14 8 (6.56%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.02%) Java
2 6 (4.92%) C
3 3 (2.46%) Perl
3 3 (2.46%) SQL
3 3 (2.46%) Python
3 3 (2.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 50 (40.98%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (24.59%) CCNP
3 17 (13.93%) CCSE
4 7 (5.74%) CCSA
5 5 (4.10%) CCSP
6 4 (3.28%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.46%) CCIP
7 3 (2.46%) CCNA
8 2 (1.64%) CCIE
8 2 (1.64%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.64%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.82%) Degree
9 1 (0.82%) CCDP
System Software
1 26 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (17.21%) Active Directory
2 21 (17.21%) NLBS
3 19 (15.57%) ProxySG
4 9 (7.38%) Xen
4 9 (7.38%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.74%) XenServer
6 6 (4.92%) Firmware
7 5 (4.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (4.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (4.10%) XenApp
8 3 (2.46%) NFS
8 3 (2.46%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.82%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 20 (16.39%) WSUS
2 17 (13.93%) BladeLogic
3 14 (11.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 14 (11.48%) Control-M
4 11 (9.02%) ITRS Geneos
5 5 (4.10%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (2.46%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.64%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.82%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.82%) Nagios
Vendors
1 97 (79.51%) Cisco
2 76 (62.30%) F5
3 67 (54.92%) CheckPoint
4 38 (31.15%) Blue Coat
5 30 (24.59%) Microsoft
6 27 (22.13%) VMware
7 26 (21.31%) Oracle
8 22 (18.03%) Nokia
9 21 (17.21%) Nortel
9 21 (17.21%) Avaya
10 20 (16.39%) Symantec
11 18 (14.75%) Citrix
12 14 (11.48%) Juniper
12 14 (11.48%) CA
12 14 (11.48%) Infoblox
13 8 (6.56%) Imperva
14 7 (5.74%) HP
15 5 (4.10%) Adobe
15 5 (4.10%) Polycom
16 3 (2.46%) 3PAR
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