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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 403 357 395
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +38
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 40 78 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.33% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.22% 2.70% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 67 32
Median daily rate £475 £428 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +11.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £348 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £428 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +29.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
3278 2890 3197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.35% 12.33% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2108 1907 2051
Median daily rate £445 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.22% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 89 91
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -22.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

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
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 28 September 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 +5 6 £500 +11.11% 1
Croydon -14 1 £470 -
Hammersmith - 1 £425 -
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 66 (85.71%) Cisco
2 65 (84.42%) F5
3 57 (74.03%) Firewall
4 46 (59.74%) Cisco ASA
5 43 (55.84%) Juniper
6 39 (50.65%) Wireless
7 33 (42.86%) CheckPoint
8 30 (38.96%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (36.36%) CCNP
9 28 (36.36%) Network Security
10 27 (35.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 26 (33.77%) ITIL
12 25 (32.47%) Cisco Nexus
13 24 (31.17%) SolarWinds
13 24 (31.17%) Linux
13 24 (31.17%) DNS
14 23 (29.87%) Finance
15 22 (28.57%) DHCP
15 22 (28.57%) CCIE
15 22 (28.57%) Data Centre
16 21 (27.27%) Palo Alto
16 21 (27.27%) Blue Coat
17 18 (23.38%) TCP/IP
18 17 (22.08%) FireEye
19 16 (20.78%) VPN
19 16 (20.78%) WAN
20 15 (19.48%) Change Management
20 15 (19.48%) BGP
20 15 (19.48%) Riverbed
20 15 (19.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

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 7 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 6 (7.79%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (7.79%) OpenStack
3 5 (6.49%) Apache
4 4 (5.19%) IIS
4 4 (5.19%) iPlanet
4 4 (5.19%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.90%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.90%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (3.90%) Zimbra
6 2 (2.60%) JBoss
7 1 (1.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.30%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.30%) WebLogic Portal
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.19%) PaaS
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.30%) IaaS
4 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (74.03%) Firewall
2 46 (59.74%) Cisco ASA
3 39 (50.65%) Wireless
4 28 (36.36%) Network Security
5 27 (35.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 25 (32.47%) Cisco Nexus
7 24 (31.17%) DNS
8 22 (28.57%) DHCP
9 18 (23.38%) TCP/IP
10 16 (20.78%) VPN
10 16 (20.78%) WAN
11 15 (19.48%) BGP
11 15 (19.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 13 (16.88%) SAN
12 13 (16.88%) WAAS
13 12 (15.58%) Cisco PIX
13 12 (15.58%) LAN
13 12 (15.58%) NetScreen
13 12 (15.58%) Wireshark
14 10 (12.99%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) MySQL
1 6 (7.79%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.30%) DB2
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 7 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.79%) git-flow
2 6 (7.79%) JIRA
3 3 (3.90%) Introscope
4 2 (2.60%) JMeter
4 2 (2.60%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.30%) Maven
5 1 (1.30%) Subversion
General
1 23 (29.87%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Banking
3 3 (3.90%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.90%) Legal
4 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (49.35%) Network Engineer
2 25 (32.47%) Security Engineer
3 23 (29.87%) Network Security Engineer
4 22 (28.57%) Senior Network Engineer
5 13 (16.88%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 13 (16.88%) Senior Security Engineer
6 10 (12.99%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (11.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (7.79%) Consultant
9 5 (6.49%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) Administrator
10 4 (5.19%) Network Consultant
10 4 (5.19%) Technical Consultant
11 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (3.90%) Network Administrator
11 3 (3.90%) Team Leader
12 2 (2.60%) Firewall Engineer
12 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Architect
12 2 (2.60%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
12 2 (2.60%) Web Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) Web Services
2 4 (5.19%) J2EE
2 4 (5.19%) Middleware
3 3 (3.90%) .NET
3 3 (3.90%) Java EE
4 2 (2.60%) JSP
4 2 (2.60%) WCF
4 2 (2.60%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.30%) Ajax
5 1 (1.30%) CGI
5 1 (1.30%) EJB
5 1 (1.30%) EJB 3.0
5 1 (1.30%) JPA
5 1 (1.30%) jQuery
5 1 (1.30%) LAMP
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.30%) SOAP
5 1 (1.30%) XML
5 1 (1.30%) XSLT
5 1 (1.30%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 22 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.09%) Private Cloud
3 4 (5.19%) Algorithms
3 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.19%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.30%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.30%) Clustering
6 1 (1.30%) DataPower
6 1 (1.30%) Fintech
6 1 (1.30%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.30%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.30%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (1.30%) IVR
6 1 (1.30%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (31.17%) Linux
2 13 (16.88%) Windows
3 11 (14.29%) Unix
4 7 (9.09%) Solaris
5 5 (6.49%) AIX
5 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.77%) ITIL
2 15 (19.48%) Change Management
3 14 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 13 (16.88%) Project Management
5 11 (14.29%) Network Architecture
5 11 (14.29%) Service Management
6 10 (12.99%) ITIL V3
6 10 (12.99%) Mentoring
7 8 (10.39%) Load Balancing
8 7 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 7 (9.09%) Fault Analysis
9 6 (7.79%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (7.79%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.90%) Asset Management
10 3 (3.90%) DDoS Mitigation
10 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (3.90%) Migration
10 3 (3.90%) Six Sigma
10 3 (3.90%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.69%) Java
2 4 (5.19%) Perl
3 3 (3.90%) Python
3 3 (3.90%) SQL
4 1 (1.30%) C
4 1 (1.30%) C++
4 1 (1.30%) Go
4 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (38.96%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (36.36%) CCNP
3 22 (28.57%) CCIE
4 9 (11.69%) Degree
5 6 (7.79%) CCSA
5 6 (7.79%) CCSE
6 4 (5.19%) JNCIA
7 3 (3.90%) CCNA
7 3 (3.90%) JNCIS
8 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.30%) CCDP
9 1 (1.30%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.58%) PCI DSS
2 11 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (14.29%) SLA
3 2 (2.60%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.09%) ProxySG
2 6 (7.79%) Docker
2 6 (7.79%) NFS
3 5 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.90%) Snort
4 3 (3.90%) Squid
5 2 (2.60%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.30%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.30%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (12.99%) Cacti
1 10 (12.99%) Nagios
2 9 (11.69%) SolarWinds Orion
3 8 (10.39%) Puppet
4 6 (7.79%) CFEngine
4 6 (7.79%) logstash
4 6 (7.79%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (7.79%) ZABBIX
5 5 (6.49%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (6.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (3.90%) FortiGate
6 3 (3.90%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (3.90%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (2.60%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (1.30%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (1.30%) Control-M
8 1 (1.30%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.30%) OpenView
8 1 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 66 (85.71%) Cisco
2 65 (84.42%) F5
3 43 (55.84%) Juniper
4 33 (42.86%) CheckPoint
5 24 (31.17%) SolarWinds
6 21 (27.27%) Blue Coat
6 21 (27.27%) Palo Alto
7 17 (22.08%) FireEye
8 15 (19.48%) Riverbed
9 13 (16.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 13 (16.88%) Aruba
9 13 (16.88%) TippingPoint
10 12 (15.58%) Citrix
10 12 (15.58%) LogLogic
10 12 (15.58%) Tufin
11 11 (14.29%) Radianz
12 9 (11.69%) Oracle
13 8 (10.39%) Sun
14 7 (9.09%) Red Hat
14 7 (9.09%) VMware
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