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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 382 341 385
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +44
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 54 93 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.39% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.68% 3.05% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 74 33
Median daily rate £475 £450 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £325 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -30.00%
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
3220 3053 2917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.55% 12.97% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2160 1985 1814
Median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 102 90
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.98 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.79% -10.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.68 £43.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +20 10 £500 +11.11%
Croydon -12 5 £470 -
Surbiton - 4 £475 - 1
Feltham - 1 - -
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 74 (91.36%) Cisco
2 68 (83.95%) Firewall
3 67 (82.72%) F5
4 45 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
5 41 (50.62%) Wireless
6 39 (48.15%) CheckPoint
6 39 (48.15%) Juniper
7 36 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 35 (43.21%) Network Security
9 33 (40.74%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (37.04%) CCNP
10 30 (37.04%) DNS
10 30 (37.04%) DHCP
10 30 (37.04%) Data Centre
11 27 (33.33%) Blue Coat
11 27 (33.33%) VPN
11 27 (33.33%) WAN
12 23 (28.40%) ITIL
12 23 (28.40%) Finance
12 23 (28.40%) SolarWinds
12 23 (28.40%) Cisco Nexus
13 22 (27.16%) Palo Alto
14 20 (24.69%) LAN
14 20 (24.69%) Linux
15 19 (23.46%) CCIE
16 18 (22.22%) TCP/IP
16 18 (22.22%) BGP
16 18 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 17 (20.99%) FireEye
17 17 (20.99%) SLA

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 8 (9.88%) WebLogic
2 6 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (7.41%) JBoss
2 6 (7.41%) OpenStack
2 6 (7.41%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.70%) Zimbra
4 2 (2.47%) Apache
4 2 (2.47%) IIS
4 2 (2.47%) iPlanet
5 1 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.23%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (4.94%) PaaS
5 1 (1.23%) IaaS
5 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 68 (83.95%) Firewall
2 45 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
3 41 (50.62%) Wireless
4 36 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 35 (43.21%) Network Security
6 30 (37.04%) DHCP
6 30 (37.04%) DNS
7 27 (33.33%) VPN
7 27 (33.33%) WAN
8 23 (28.40%) Cisco Nexus
9 20 (24.69%) LAN
10 18 (22.22%) BGP
10 18 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 18 (22.22%) TCP/IP
11 17 (20.99%) SAN
12 14 (17.28%) VoIP
13 13 (16.05%) Cisco PIX
13 13 (16.05%) SSL
13 13 (16.05%) WAAS
14 12 (14.81%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.41%) MySQL
3 5 (6.17%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Git (software)
1 6 (7.41%) git-flow
1 6 (7.41%) Jenkins
1 6 (7.41%) JIRA
2 1 (1.23%) Maven
General
1 23 (28.40%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Banking
2 4 (4.94%) Games
3 3 (3.70%) Legal
4 2 (2.47%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Retail
4 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 29 (35.80%) Senior Network Engineer
3 20 (24.69%) Security Engineer
4 18 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
5 11 (13.58%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 11 (13.58%) Senior Security Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) Consultant
8 5 (6.17%) Architect
8 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (4.94%) Administrator
9 4 (4.94%) Network Consultant
9 4 (4.94%) Technical Consultant
10 3 (3.70%) Network Administrator
10 3 (3.70%) Team Leader
11 2 (2.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 2 (2.47%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
11 2 (2.47%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 2 (2.47%) Web Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.41%) Web Services
2 5 (6.17%) Middleware
2 5 (6.17%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (3.70%) J2EE
4 2 (2.47%) SOAP
5 1 (1.23%) .NET
5 1 (1.23%) Ajax
5 1 (1.23%) EJB
5 1 (1.23%) EJB 3.0
5 1 (1.23%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.23%) Java EE
5 1 (1.23%) JPA
5 1 (1.23%) jQuery
5 1 (1.23%) JSP
5 1 (1.23%) REST
5 1 (1.23%) RESTful
5 1 (1.23%) XML
5 1 (1.23%) XSLT
5 1 (1.23%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 30 (37.04%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.64%) Private Cloud
3 6 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.17%) Algorithms
4 5 (6.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (3.70%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.47%) PKI
7 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.23%) DataPower
7 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.23%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.69%) Linux
2 11 (13.58%) Windows
3 9 (11.11%) Unix
4 8 (9.88%) Solaris
5 3 (3.70%) AIX
5 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.23%) VMS
7 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.40%) ITIL
2 15 (18.52%) Change Management
3 13 (16.05%) Load Balancing
3 13 (16.05%) Project Management
4 12 (14.81%) High Availability
5 11 (13.58%) E-Commerce
5 11 (13.58%) Network Architecture
5 11 (13.58%) Service Management
6 10 (12.35%) ITIL V3
6 10 (12.35%) Mentoring
7 7 (8.64%) Fault Analysis
7 7 (8.64%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (8.64%) Performance Management
7 7 (8.64%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (8.64%) Service Delivery
8 6 (7.41%) Configuration Management
9 5 (6.17%) DDoS Mitigation
10 4 (4.94%) Migration
11 3 (3.70%) Risk Management
11 3 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.94%) Java
2 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.23%) Perl
2 1 (1.23%) PHP
2 1 (1.23%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 33 (40.74%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (37.04%) CCNP
3 19 (23.46%) CCIE
4 16 (19.75%) Degree
5 6 (7.41%) CCSE
6 5 (6.17%) CCSA
7 4 (4.94%) JNCIA
8 3 (3.70%) CCNA
8 3 (3.70%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.23%) CCDP
9 1 (1.23%) CCSP
9 1 (1.23%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.23%) OSCP
9 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.99%) SLA
2 11 (13.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.23%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 9 (11.11%) ProxySG
2 8 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.41%) Docker
3 6 (7.41%) NFS
3 6 (7.41%) VMware ESX
4 3 (3.70%) Snort
4 3 (3.70%) Squid
5 1 (1.23%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (12.35%) Cacti
1 10 (12.35%) Nagios
2 9 (11.11%) SolarWinds Orion
3 7 (8.64%) Puppet
4 6 (7.41%) CFEngine
4 6 (7.41%) logstash
4 6 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (7.41%) ZABBIX
5 5 (6.17%) Control-M
5 5 (6.17%) MIMEsweeper
5 5 (6.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (6.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (6.17%) Oracle Identity Management
5 5 (6.17%) SCCM
6 4 (4.94%) BladeLogic
7 3 (3.70%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (3.70%) FortiGate
7 3 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (2.47%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (1.23%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 74 (91.36%) Cisco
2 67 (82.72%) F5
3 39 (48.15%) CheckPoint
3 39 (48.15%) Juniper
4 27 (33.33%) Blue Coat
5 23 (28.40%) SolarWinds
6 22 (27.16%) Palo Alto
7 17 (20.99%) FireEye
8 15 (18.52%) Riverbed
9 13 (16.05%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 13 (16.05%) Aruba
9 13 (16.05%) Citrix
9 13 (16.05%) TippingPoint
10 12 (14.81%) LogLogic
10 12 (14.81%) Tufin
11 11 (13.58%) Radianz
12 10 (12.35%) VMware
13 8 (9.88%) BEA
13 8 (9.88%) Oracle
14 6 (7.41%) Nokia