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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 334 379 397
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +18
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 91 44 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.19% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.99% 1.51% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 33 16
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£450 £395 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% -16.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £316 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +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
3046 2919 2835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.98% 12.41% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1971 1810 1792
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 87 102
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -17.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +18 37 £450 +25.87% 2
Isleworth - 3 - -
Croydon - 2 - -
Docklands, London -5 1 £550 +15.78%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £425 - 1
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 105 (80.77%) Cisco
2 97 (74.62%) Firewall
3 73 (56.15%) F5
4 72 (55.38%) CheckPoint
5 70 (53.85%) WAN
6 69 (53.08%) LAN
7 61 (46.92%) Windows
8 49 (37.69%) Cisco Certification
9 40 (30.77%) UNIX
10 38 (29.23%) MPLS
11 37 (28.46%) Finance
12 35 (26.92%) Wireless
12 35 (26.92%) ITIL
13 32 (24.62%) TCP/IP
13 32 (24.62%) Microsoft
13 32 (24.62%) Problem Management
14 31 (23.85%) MS Exchange
14 31 (23.85%) Linux
14 31 (23.85%) Data Centre
15 30 (23.08%) Blue Coat
16 29 (22.31%) VoIP
17 28 (21.54%) CCNP
17 28 (21.54%) SAN
18 27 (20.77%) Oracle
18 27 (20.77%) NLBS
18 27 (20.77%) Load Balancing
19 26 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
19 26 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
19 26 (20.00%) Windows 7
19 26 (20.00%) Active Directory

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 31 (23.85%) MS Exchange
2 26 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (9.23%) Apache
4 11 (8.46%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (8.46%) IIS
4 11 (8.46%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.85%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (3.85%) Lync
5 5 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.08%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.31%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 25 (19.23%) MS Office
2 2 (1.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (6.15%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.77%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 97 (74.62%) Firewall
2 70 (53.85%) WAN
3 69 (53.08%) LAN
4 38 (29.23%) MPLS
5 35 (26.92%) Wireless
6 32 (24.62%) TCP/IP
7 29 (22.31%) VoIP
8 28 (21.54%) SAN
9 26 (20.00%) DSL
9 26 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 25 (19.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 25 (19.23%) OSPF
11 24 (18.46%) DNS
12 23 (17.69%) BGP
13 17 (13.08%) VPN
14 16 (12.31%) Internet
14 16 (12.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 16 (12.31%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (10.00%) IPsec
16 12 (9.23%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.85%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (8.46%) Introscope
2 8 (6.15%) JMeter
General
1 37 (28.46%) Finance
2 14 (10.77%) Banking
3 5 (3.85%) Advertising
4 4 (3.08%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.31%) Retail
5 3 (2.31%) Front Office
5 3 (2.31%) Back Office
6 2 (1.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.77%) Publishing
7 1 (0.77%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (23.08%) Analyst
2 26 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 22 (16.92%) Architect
4 17 (13.08%) Infrastructure Architect
5 16 (12.31%) Network Architect
6 15 (11.54%) Operations Analyst
6 15 (11.54%) Administrator
7 12 (9.23%) Support Engineer
7 12 (9.23%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (8.46%) Applications Support
8 11 (8.46%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (7.69%) Support Analyst
10 8 (6.15%) Applications Support Engineer
11 7 (5.38%) Senior Network Analyst
11 7 (5.38%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (5.38%) Network Analyst
12 6 (4.62%) Network Specialist
12 6 (4.62%) Communications Engineer
12 6 (4.62%) Network Support
13 5 (3.85%) Senior Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.69%) Middleware
2 11 (8.46%) .NET
2 11 (8.46%) Java EE
3 10 (7.69%) 802.1X
4 6 (4.62%) XMPP
5 5 (3.85%) MAPI
6 3 (2.31%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (2.31%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (23.85%) Data Centre
2 26 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 14 (10.77%) Thin Client
3 14 (10.77%) Fat Client
3 14 (10.77%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (3.85%) iPhone
5 4 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.31%) BBC
6 3 (2.31%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.54%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.77%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.77%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 61 (46.92%) Windows
2 40 (30.77%) UNIX
3 31 (23.85%) Linux
4 26 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 14 (10.77%) Oracle Linux
5 14 (10.77%) Solaris
6 5 (3.85%) Android
7 3 (2.31%) Windows NT
7 3 (2.31%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (26.92%) ITIL
2 32 (24.62%) Problem Management
3 27 (20.77%) Load Balancing
4 26 (20.00%) BCP
5 25 (19.23%) Service Management
5 25 (19.23%) Performance Management
6 23 (17.69%) Business Continuity Planning
6 23 (17.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (17.69%) Business Continuity
7 19 (14.62%) ITSM
8 16 (12.31%) Network Architecture
9 13 (10.00%) Network Design
9 13 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (9.23%) E-Commerce
11 11 (8.46%) Risk Management
11 11 (8.46%) Release Management
12 8 (6.15%) Load Testing
12 8 (6.15%) Investment Management
12 8 (6.15%) Project Management
12 8 (6.15%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.46%) Java
2 5 (3.85%) Perl
2 5 (3.85%) SQL
2 5 (3.85%) Python
3 2 (1.54%) Tcl
3 2 (1.54%) Ruby
3 2 (1.54%) VBScript
3 2 (1.54%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.77%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (37.69%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (21.54%) CCNP
3 14 (10.77%) CCSA
4 7 (5.38%) CCSE
5 5 (3.85%) CCIP
6 4 (3.08%) CCIE
7 3 (2.31%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.31%) CCNA
7 3 (2.31%) Degree
8 2 (1.54%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.54%) CCDA
8 2 (1.54%) CCSP
9 1 (0.77%) CCDP
9 1 (0.77%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 27 (20.77%) NLBS
2 26 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 20 (15.38%) ProxySG
4 19 (14.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (9.23%) Hyper-V
5 12 (9.23%) Xen
6 7 (5.38%) Firmware
7 5 (3.85%) XenApp
7 5 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.54%) XenServer
9 1 (0.77%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.77%) vSphere
9 1 (0.77%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 25 (19.23%) WSUS
2 17 (13.08%) BladeLogic
3 14 (10.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 14 (10.77%) Control-M
4 11 (8.46%) ITRS Geneos
5 8 (6.15%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (3.08%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (2.31%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.77%) Nagios
9 1 (0.77%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 105 (80.77%) Cisco
2 73 (56.15%) F5
3 72 (55.38%) CheckPoint
4 32 (24.62%) Microsoft
5 30 (23.08%) Blue Coat
6 27 (20.77%) Oracle
7 24 (18.46%) Nortel
8 23 (17.69%) Nokia
9 22 (16.92%) Avaya
10 21 (16.15%) Symantec
11 20 (15.38%) VMware
12 17 (13.08%) Citrix
13 14 (10.77%) CA
14 10 (7.69%) Juniper
15 5 (3.85%) Adobe
15 5 (3.85%) Polycom
16 4 (3.08%) Infoblox
16 4 (3.08%) Verint
16 4 (3.08%) CyberTech
17 3 (2.31%) Rackspace
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