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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 397 371 385
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +14
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 32 50 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.22% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.11% 1.69% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 42 22
Median daily rate £450 £525 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +34.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £320 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £573 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £345 £400
% change year-on-year
+40.57% -13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
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
2879 2966 2719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.24% 13.33% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1978 1935 1829
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 92 80
Median hourly rate £21.34 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.15% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.70 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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
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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP within the London region over the 3 months to 26 May 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 +27 5 £450 -14.28%
Harrow - 4 £420 -
Surbiton - 3 £475 -
Feltham - 1 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £500 -
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 43 (81.13%) Cisco
2 42 (79.25%) Firewall
3 41 (77.36%) F5
4 22 (41.51%) VPN
4 22 (41.51%) WAN
5 20 (37.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 19 (35.85%) Data Centre
6 19 (35.85%) LAN
6 19 (35.85%) DNS
6 19 (35.85%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (33.96%) CheckPoint
7 18 (33.96%) Load Balancing
8 17 (32.08%) Network Security
8 17 (32.08%) CCNP
9 16 (30.19%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (28.30%) BGP
10 15 (28.30%) Wireless
11 14 (26.42%) VoIP
12 13 (24.53%) DHCP
12 13 (24.53%) SAN
13 12 (22.64%) TCP/IP
13 12 (22.64%) Linux
13 12 (22.64%) Unix
14 11 (20.75%) Juniper
14 11 (20.75%) Degree
15 10 (18.87%) Amazon AWS
15 10 (18.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 9 (16.98%) High Availability
16 9 (16.98%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (16.98%) Windows

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 6 (11.32%) JBoss
2 5 (9.43%) Tomcat
2 5 (9.43%) WebLogic
3 4 (7.55%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (7.55%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.77%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.89%) Apache
5 1 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.89%) IIS
5 1 (1.89%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.89%) Zimbra
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.87%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (11.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (5.66%) PaaS
5 2 (3.77%) IaaS
5 2 (3.77%) Office 365
6 1 (1.89%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (79.25%) Firewall
2 22 (41.51%) VPN
2 22 (41.51%) WAN
3 20 (37.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 19 (35.85%) DNS
4 19 (35.85%) LAN
5 17 (32.08%) Network Security
6 16 (30.19%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (28.30%) BGP
7 15 (28.30%) Wireless
8 14 (26.42%) VoIP
9 13 (24.53%) DHCP
9 13 (24.53%) SAN
10 12 (22.64%) TCP/IP
11 10 (18.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 9 (16.98%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (15.09%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (15.09%) EIGRP
14 7 (13.21%) Cisco PIX
14 7 (13.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle Database
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (7.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.55%) git-flow
2 4 (7.55%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.55%) JIRA
3 1 (1.89%) Maven
3 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Games
3 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.77%) Publishing
4 2 (3.77%) Retail
5 1 (1.89%) Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (49.06%) Network Engineer
2 15 (28.30%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Architect
3 7 (13.21%) Security Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Administrator
5 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (9.43%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Network Administrator
8 2 (3.77%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Data Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Data Network Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Design Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Network Design Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Network Specialist
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Data Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 1 (1.89%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) Middleware
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (7.55%) Web Services
3 2 (3.77%) SOAP
4 1 (1.89%) .NET
4 1 (1.89%) Ajax
4 1 (1.89%) EJB
4 1 (1.89%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (1.89%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.89%) Java EE
4 1 (1.89%) JPA
4 1 (1.89%) jQuery
4 1 (1.89%) MAPI
4 1 (1.89%) OAuth
4 1 (1.89%) REST
4 1 (1.89%) RESTful
4 1 (1.89%) RSS
4 1 (1.89%) XML
4 1 (1.89%) XSLT
4 1 (1.89%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.85%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.43%) Private Cloud
3 4 (7.55%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.77%) PKI
5 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.89%) BYOD
5 1 (1.89%) DataPower
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) Fintech
5 1 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) iPhone
5 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.64%) Linux
1 12 (22.64%) Unix
2 9 (16.98%) Windows
3 5 (9.43%) Solaris
4 2 (3.77%) Android
4 2 (3.77%) VMS
5 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) Load Balancing
2 9 (16.98%) High Availability
3 7 (13.21%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (13.21%) Performance Management
3 7 (13.21%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (11.32%) Migration
5 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce
6 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.55%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.66%) ITIL
7 3 (5.66%) Network Design
7 3 (5.66%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.77%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.77%) Change Management
8 2 (3.77%) DevOps
8 2 (3.77%) Project Management
8 2 (3.77%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) Java
1 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.89%) Perl
1 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.89%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 19 (35.85%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (32.08%) CCNP
3 11 (20.75%) Degree
4 7 (13.21%) CCIE
5 4 (7.55%) CCSE
6 3 (5.66%) CCSA
7 1 (1.89%) CCNA
7 1 (1.89%) CCSP
7 1 (1.89%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.89%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.89%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.89%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.09%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
1 7 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (11.32%) VMware ESX
3 4 (7.55%) Docker
3 4 (7.55%) NFS
4 2 (3.77%) Firmware
4 2 (3.77%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.89%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.89%) Snort
5 1 (1.89%) Squid
5 1 (1.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) Nagios
2 5 (9.43%) Cacti
2 5 (9.43%) Control-M
2 5 (9.43%) FortiGate
2 5 (9.43%) MIMEsweeper
2 5 (9.43%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (9.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (9.43%) Oracle Identity Management
2 5 (9.43%) SCCM
3 4 (7.55%) BladeLogic
3 4 (7.55%) CFEngine
3 4 (7.55%) logstash
3 4 (7.55%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (7.55%) Puppet
3 4 (7.55%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (7.55%) ZABBIX
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.89%) OpenNMS
5 1 (1.89%) vMotion
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 43 (81.13%) Cisco
2 41 (77.36%) F5
3 18 (33.96%) CheckPoint
4 11 (20.75%) Juniper
5 8 (15.09%) Blue Coat
6 7 (13.21%) VMware
7 6 (11.32%) Nokia
7 6 (11.32%) Palo Alto
8 5 (9.43%) Axway
8 5 (9.43%) BEA
8 5 (9.43%) CA
8 5 (9.43%) Citrix
8 5 (9.43%) Oracle
8 5 (9.43%) SolarWinds
8 5 (9.43%) Symantec
9 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
10 3 (5.66%) Avaya
11 2 (3.77%) Adobe
11 2 (3.77%) Apple
11 2 (3.77%) Motorola
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