The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 366 390 375
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -15
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 45 24 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.099% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.57% 0.86% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 16 23
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£395 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £390 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
+51.51% -
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2868 2806 3596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.15% 11.57% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1789 1770 2081
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 107 169
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
BIG-IP
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +25 11 £365 -33.63% 2
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 41 (66.13%) Cisco
2 40 (64.52%) Firewall
3 37 (59.68%) F5
4 34 (54.84%) WAN
5 30 (48.39%) CheckPoint
6 23 (37.10%) Windows
7 22 (35.48%) LAN
8 21 (33.87%) ITIL
9 20 (32.26%) Active Directory
9 20 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (30.65%) Load Balancing
11 17 (27.42%) MPLS
11 17 (27.42%) Linux
11 17 (27.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 16 (25.81%) Microsoft
12 16 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (24.19%) Apache
13 15 (24.19%) VMware
13 15 (24.19%) Performance Management
14 14 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (22.58%) Windows 7
14 14 (22.58%) Hyper-V
14 14 (22.58%) NLBS
14 14 (22.58%) Problem Management
14 14 (22.58%) Service Management
14 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (22.58%) Blackberry
14 14 (22.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 14 (22.58%) DSL
14 14 (22.58%) MS Exchange

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 15 (24.19%) Apache
2 14 (22.58%) MS Exchange
2 14 (22.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (17.74%) IIS
4 8 (12.90%) WebLogic
5 7 (11.29%) Tomcat
6 6 (9.68%) WebSphere
7 5 (8.06%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (3.23%) nginx
9 1 (1.61%) Lync
9 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (22.58%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (64.52%) Firewall
2 34 (54.84%) WAN
3 22 (35.48%) LAN
4 17 (27.42%) MPLS
4 17 (27.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 14 (22.58%) DSL
5 14 (22.58%) VPN
5 14 (22.58%) SSL
6 13 (20.97%) DNS
6 13 (20.97%) TCP/IP
6 13 (20.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 12 (19.35%) HTTP
8 11 (17.74%) SAN
8 11 (17.74%) IPsec
9 10 (16.13%) Network Security
10 9 (14.52%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (14.52%) SMTP
11 8 (12.90%) ATM
11 8 (12.90%) Wireless
12 6 (9.68%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) MySQL
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (1.61%) Redis
4 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 8 (12.90%) Finance
1 8 (12.90%) Banking
2 5 (8.06%) Investment Banking
2 5 (8.06%) Front Office
3 3 (4.84%) Publishing
3 3 (4.84%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (30.65%) Network Engineer
2 11 (17.74%) Analyst
3 8 (12.90%) Operations Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Consultant
5 4 (6.45%) Network Consultant
5 4 (6.45%) Architect
5 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Citrix Support
6 3 (4.84%) Web Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Team Leader
6 3 (4.84%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) .NET
2 7 (11.29%) Java EE
3 5 (8.06%) WCF
3 5 (8.06%) Middleware
4 2 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (3.23%) CGI
4 2 (3.23%) REST
4 2 (3.23%) FastCGI
4 2 (3.23%) CSS
4 2 (3.23%) XML
5 1 (1.61%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.58%) Blackberry
2 13 (20.97%) Fat Client
2 13 (20.97%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.61%) FMCG
4 1 (1.61%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.61%) Replication
4 1 (1.61%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.61%) Clustering
4 1 (1.61%) CESG
4 1 (1.61%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 23 (37.10%) Windows
2 20 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (27.42%) Linux
4 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (22.58%) Windows 7
5 11 (17.74%) UNIX
6 5 (8.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.84%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.61%) CentOS
8 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.87%) ITIL
2 19 (30.65%) Load Balancing
3 15 (24.19%) Performance Management
4 14 (22.58%) Problem Management
4 14 (22.58%) Service Management
5 12 (19.35%) Migration
6 7 (11.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (9.68%) Capacity Management
8 5 (8.06%) Release Management
8 5 (8.06%) Network Management
8 5 (8.06%) Network Design
8 5 (8.06%) ITSM
8 5 (8.06%) Business Continuity
8 5 (8.06%) BCP
8 5 (8.06%) Business Continuity Planning
8 5 (8.06%) Server Monitoring
9 4 (6.45%) E-Commerce
10 3 (4.84%) OO
10 3 (4.84%) Network Architecture
10 3 (4.84%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.58%) Java
2 10 (16.13%) Perl
3 9 (14.52%) C
4 6 (9.68%) Python
5 5 (8.06%) VB
5 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.84%) Ruby
7 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.23%) PHP
8 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (16.13%) CCNP
3 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.45%) Degree
4 4 (6.45%) CCNA
5 3 (4.84%) CCA
5 3 (4.84%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (4.84%) CCIE
5 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.23%) CCSE
7 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.61%) MCITP
7 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.61%) CCSA
7 1 (1.61%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.61%) CCSP
7 1 (1.61%) MCSE
7 1 (1.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (32.26%) Active Directory
2 14 (22.58%) NLBS
2 14 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (22.58%) Hyper-V
3 13 (20.97%) Xen
4 9 (14.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 9 (14.52%) XenApp
5 2 (3.23%) vSphere
6 1 (1.61%) Varnish
6 1 (1.61%) vCloud
6 1 (1.61%) KVM
6 1 (1.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (19.35%) WSUS
2 5 (8.06%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (8.06%) Control-M
2 5 (8.06%) BladeLogic
3 2 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.23%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.61%) Puppet
4 1 (1.61%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.61%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.61%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.61%) OpenView
4 1 (1.61%) collectd
4 1 (1.61%) StatsD
4 1 (1.61%) logstash
4 1 (1.61%) Salt
4 1 (1.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (66.13%) Cisco
2 37 (59.68%) F5
3 30 (48.39%) CheckPoint
4 16 (25.81%) Microsoft
5 15 (24.19%) VMware
6 14 (22.58%) Citrix
7 13 (20.97%) Oracle
8 10 (16.13%) Juniper
9 5 (8.06%) Red Hat
9 5 (8.06%) Altiris
10 4 (6.45%) Blue Coat
11 3 (4.84%) SolarWinds
11 3 (4.84%) Avaya
11 3 (4.84%) Symantec
11 3 (4.84%) NetApp
11 3 (4.84%) Nokia
11 3 (4.84%) HP
12 2 (3.23%) EMC
12 2 (3.23%) Nortel
12 2 (3.23%) JBoss
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