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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 352 389 356
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -33
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 44 10 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.045% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.59% 0.39% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 6 16
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£425 £550 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £374 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.15% -0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 -
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
2766 2593 2840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.23% 11.77% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1776 1628 1768
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 72 143
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -30.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -8.09%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +33 17 £413 -21.42% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 76 (82.61%) F5
2 67 (72.83%) Cisco
3 57 (61.96%) Firewall
4 48 (52.17%) Linux
5 45 (48.91%) CheckPoint
6 43 (46.74%) VMware
7 41 (44.57%) Cisco Certification
8 38 (41.30%) Windows
9 37 (40.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 33 (35.87%) LAN
11 30 (32.61%) WAN
11 30 (32.61%) CCNP
12 28 (30.43%) DNS
12 28 (30.43%) OSPF
12 28 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
12 28 (30.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 27 (29.35%) Microsoft
14 26 (28.26%) Load Balancing
15 25 (27.17%) Blue Coat
16 24 (26.09%) BGP
16 24 (26.09%) Citrix
16 24 (26.09%) Juniper
17 23 (25.00%) SAN
17 23 (25.00%) E-Commerce
18 22 (23.91%) CCSE
18 22 (23.91%) Cisco IOS
19 21 (22.83%) Network Security
19 21 (22.83%) Finance
19 21 (22.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 20 (21.74%) Infoblox

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 18 (19.57%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (9.78%) Apache
3 8 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (4.35%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (4.35%) IIS
5 3 (3.26%) JBoss
5 3 (3.26%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.26%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.09%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (11.96%) MS Office
1 11 (11.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.26%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (2.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 57 (61.96%) Firewall
2 33 (35.87%) LAN
3 30 (32.61%) WAN
4 28 (30.43%) DNS
4 28 (30.43%) OSPF
4 28 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
4 28 (30.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 24 (26.09%) BGP
6 23 (25.00%) SAN
7 22 (23.91%) Cisco IOS
8 21 (22.83%) Network Security
8 21 (22.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 19 (20.65%) DHCP
10 14 (15.22%) Wireless
11 13 (14.13%) NetScreen
11 13 (14.13%) VoIP
12 12 (13.04%) DMVPN
13 11 (11.96%) TCP/IP
13 11 (11.96%) MPLS
14 10 (10.87%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) MySQL
1 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.09%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Introscope
1 4 (4.35%) JMeter
2 3 (3.26%) Subversion
3 1 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (22.83%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Banking
3 3 (3.26%) Retail
3 3 (3.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (27.17%) Network Engineer
2 11 (11.96%) Security Specialist
2 11 (11.96%) Network Specialist
2 11 (11.96%) Network Security Specialist
3 10 (10.87%) Analyst
4 8 (8.70%) Architect
4 8 (8.70%) Consultant
4 8 (8.70%) Network Architect
5 7 (7.61%) Operations Analyst
5 7 (7.61%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (6.52%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Network Operations Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Security Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Administrator
8 4 (4.35%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.61%) Middleware
1 7 (7.61%) Java EE
2 5 (5.43%) REST
3 4 (4.35%) .NET
4 3 (3.26%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (3.26%) Web Services
4 3 (3.26%) XML
4 3 (3.26%) WAP
4 3 (3.26%) CGI
4 3 (3.26%) FastCGI
4 3 (3.26%) Catalyst
4 3 (3.26%) Embperl
5 2 (2.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.65%) Thin Client
1 19 (20.65%) Fat Client
2 10 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (9.78%) Blackberry
4 7 (7.61%) Clustering
4 7 (7.61%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.17%) Replication
5 2 (2.17%) Online Games
5 2 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.09%) SecurID
6 1 (1.09%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 48 (52.17%) Linux
2 38 (41.30%) Windows
3 19 (20.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (17.39%) Windows 7
4 16 (17.39%) UNIX
5 12 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.35%) Solaris
8 3 (3.26%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (3.26%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.17%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.17%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.17%) CentOS
9 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.26%) Load Balancing
2 23 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 18 (19.57%) ITIL
4 16 (17.39%) Problem Management
5 10 (10.87%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (9.78%) Performance Management
6 9 (9.78%) Service Management
6 9 (9.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (9.78%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (8.70%) Business Continuity Planning
7 8 (8.70%) ITSM
7 8 (8.70%) Business Continuity
7 8 (8.70%) BCP
7 8 (8.70%) Configuration Management
7 8 (8.70%) Time Management
8 7 (7.61%) Capacity Management
8 7 (7.61%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (7.61%) Mentoring
9 6 (6.52%) Low Latency
10 5 (5.43%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.04%) C
2 9 (9.78%) PowerShell
3 8 (8.70%) Java
4 4 (4.35%) Ruby
5 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.26%) Perl
5 3 (3.26%) PHP
6 1 (1.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 41 (44.57%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (32.61%) CCNP
3 22 (23.91%) CCSE
4 10 (10.87%) CCIE
5 8 (8.70%) CCSP
6 5 (5.43%) CCNA
7 4 (4.35%) CCDP
7 4 (4.35%) CCSA
8 3 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (3.26%) Degree
9 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.17%) CISM
9 2 (2.17%) CISSP
9 2 (2.17%) MCSE
9 2 (2.17%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.17%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.09%) MCSA
10 1 (1.09%) MCP
10 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) QA
2 4 (4.35%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.26%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (40.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (11.96%) Active Directory
3 10 (10.87%) VMware ESX
3 10 (10.87%) Xen
4 9 (9.78%) NLBS
4 9 (9.78%) NFS
5 8 (8.70%) Hyper-V
5 8 (8.70%) XenApp
6 7 (7.61%) XenServer
6 7 (7.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (3.26%) vSphere
8 2 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.17%) vCloud
9 1 (1.09%) KVM
9 1 (1.09%) Varnish
9 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (9.78%) WSUS
2 4 (4.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (4.35%) Control-M
2 4 (4.35%) Puppet
2 4 (4.35%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (4.35%) BladeLogic
3 3 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.17%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (2.17%) SCOM
4 2 (2.17%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.09%) Foglight
5 1 (1.09%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.09%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.09%) collectd
5 1 (1.09%) StatsD
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.09%) logstash
5 1 (1.09%) Graphite
Vendors
1 76 (82.61%) F5
2 67 (72.83%) Cisco
3 45 (48.91%) CheckPoint
4 43 (46.74%) VMware
5 27 (29.35%) Microsoft
6 25 (27.17%) Blue Coat
7 24 (26.09%) Citrix
7 24 (26.09%) Juniper
8 20 (21.74%) Infoblox
9 12 (13.04%) Imperva
10 10 (10.87%) Nortel
11 9 (9.78%) HP
12 8 (8.70%) Oracle
12 8 (8.70%) Nokia
13 7 (7.61%) 3PAR
14 5 (5.43%) SolarWinds
14 5 (5.43%) CA
15 4 (4.35%) Avaya
15 4 (4.35%) SonicWALL
15 4 (4.35%) Symantec