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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 369 395 387
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -8
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 42 30 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.40% 0.99% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 20
Average daily rate
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£398 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.31% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £378 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £584 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £388 £383
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +1.30%
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% -
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
3003 3027 3648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.61% 12.06% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1843 1962 2156
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 95 172
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.99 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +41 10 £350 -36.36% 2
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 46 (63.01%) Cisco
2 45 (61.64%) Firewall
3 43 (58.90%) F5
4 36 (49.32%) WAN
5 35 (47.95%) CheckPoint
6 28 (38.36%) Windows
7 27 (36.99%) LAN
8 26 (35.62%) ITIL
9 25 (34.25%) Active Directory
9 25 (34.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (31.51%) Linux
11 22 (30.14%) Load Balancing
12 19 (26.03%) Problem Management
12 19 (26.03%) MPLS
12 19 (26.03%) Cisco Certification
13 18 (24.66%) Microsoft
13 18 (24.66%) Apache
14 17 (23.29%) Java
14 17 (23.29%) Performance Management
14 17 (23.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 16 (21.92%) Windows 7
15 16 (21.92%) NLBS
15 16 (21.92%) Oracle
15 16 (21.92%) MS Office
15 16 (21.92%) MS Exchange
15 16 (21.92%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (21.92%) Blackberry
15 16 (21.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 16 (21.92%) DSL
15 16 (21.92%) Service Management

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 18 (24.66%) Apache
2 16 (21.92%) MS Exchange
2 16 (21.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (19.18%) IIS
4 10 (13.70%) Tomcat
5 8 (10.96%) WebLogic
5 8 (10.96%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (8.22%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.74%) nginx
8 1 (1.37%) Lync
8 1 (1.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (21.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (61.64%) Firewall
2 36 (49.32%) WAN
3 27 (36.99%) LAN
4 19 (26.03%) MPLS
5 17 (23.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 16 (21.92%) DSL
7 14 (19.18%) VPN
7 14 (19.18%) SSL
8 13 (17.81%) DNS
8 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
8 13 (17.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 12 (16.44%) HTTP
10 11 (15.07%) SAN
10 11 (15.07%) IPsec
11 10 (13.70%) Network Security
12 9 (12.33%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (12.33%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (12.33%) Intranet
12 9 (12.33%) SMTP
13 8 (10.96%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) MySQL
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (1.37%) Redis
4 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Subversion
General
1 14 (19.18%) Finance
2 11 (15.07%) Banking
3 8 (10.96%) Investment Banking
3 8 (10.96%) Front Office
4 6 (8.22%) Financial Institution
5 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
6 3 (4.11%) Publishing
7 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.37%) Retail
7 1 (1.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 23 (31.51%) Network Engineer
2 13 (17.81%) Analyst
3 10 (13.70%) Operations Analyst
4 7 (9.59%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Integration Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Web Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Consultant
6 5 (6.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.48%) Network Consultant
7 4 (5.48%) Architect
7 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Cisco Support
7 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.18%) .NET
2 10 (13.70%) Java EE
3 8 (10.96%) WCF
3 8 (10.96%) Middleware
4 5 (6.85%) CSS
5 2 (2.74%) XML
5 2 (2.74%) REST
5 2 (2.74%) FastCGI
5 2 (2.74%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (2.74%) CGI
6 1 (1.37%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.92%) Blackberry
2 13 (17.81%) Fat Client
2 13 (17.81%) Thin Client
3 4 (5.48%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.74%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.37%) FMCG
5 1 (1.37%) Replication
5 1 (1.37%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.37%) Clustering
5 1 (1.37%) CESG
5 1 (1.37%) SecurID
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (38.36%) Windows
2 25 (34.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (31.51%) Linux
4 16 (21.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (21.92%) Windows 7
5 11 (15.07%) UNIX
6 8 (10.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.11%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.37%) CentOS
8 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.62%) ITIL
2 22 (30.14%) Load Balancing
3 19 (26.03%) Problem Management
4 17 (23.29%) Performance Management
5 16 (21.92%) Service Management
6 12 (16.44%) Migration
7 9 (12.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (12.33%) Capacity Management
8 8 (10.96%) Release Management
8 8 (10.96%) Network Management
8 8 (10.96%) Server Monitoring
9 7 (9.59%) Business Continuity Planning
9 7 (9.59%) ITSM
9 7 (9.59%) Business Continuity
9 7 (9.59%) BCP
10 5 (6.85%) Network Design
11 4 (5.48%) E-Commerce
12 3 (4.11%) OO
12 3 (4.11%) Network Architecture
12 3 (4.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.29%) Java
2 10 (13.70%) Perl
3 9 (12.33%) C
3 9 (12.33%) Python
4 8 (10.96%) VB
4 8 (10.96%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.11%) Ruby
6 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.74%) PHP
7 1 (1.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (26.03%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (13.70%) CCNP
3 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.48%) Degree
4 4 (5.48%) CCNA
5 3 (4.11%) CCA
5 3 (4.11%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (4.11%) CCIE
5 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.74%) CCSE
7 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.37%) MCITP
7 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.37%) CCSA
7 1 (1.37%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.37%) CCSP
7 1 (1.37%) MCSE
7 1 (1.37%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (34.25%) Active Directory
2 16 (21.92%) NLBS
3 14 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (19.18%) Hyper-V
4 13 (17.81%) Xen
5 9 (12.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 9 (12.33%) XenApp
6 2 (2.74%) vSphere
7 1 (1.37%) Varnish
7 1 (1.37%) vCloud
7 1 (1.37%) KVM
7 1 (1.37%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (19.18%) WSUS
2 8 (10.96%) ITRS Geneos
2 8 (10.96%) Control-M
2 8 (10.96%) BladeLogic
3 2 (2.74%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.74%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.37%) Puppet
4 1 (1.37%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.37%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.37%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.37%) OpenView
4 1 (1.37%) collectd
4 1 (1.37%) StatsD
4 1 (1.37%) logstash
4 1 (1.37%) Salt
4 1 (1.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (63.01%) Cisco
2 43 (58.90%) F5
3 35 (47.95%) CheckPoint
4 18 (24.66%) Microsoft
5 16 (21.92%) Oracle
6 15 (20.55%) VMware
7 14 (19.18%) Citrix
8 13 (17.81%) Juniper
9 8 (10.96%) Red Hat
9 8 (10.96%) Altiris
10 6 (8.22%) Avaya
11 5 (6.85%) Nortel
12 4 (5.48%) BMC
12 4 (5.48%) Blue Coat
12 4 (5.48%) Websense
13 3 (4.11%) SolarWinds
13 3 (4.11%) NetApp
13 3 (4.11%) Nokia
13 3 (4.11%) Symantec
13 3 (4.11%) HP
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