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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
England / London
Rank 387 406 376
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -30
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 19 19 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.098% 0.090% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.77% 0.71% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 34
Median daily rate £413 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £421 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £405 £405
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
2473 2673 2868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.72% 12.64% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1670 1750 1850
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 61 88
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.62 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.88% +13.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +1 2 £425 -19.04%
Croydon - 2 £431 -
Docklands, London -4 1 £600 +14.28%
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 36 (78.26%) F5
2 32 (69.57%) Cisco
3 30 (65.22%) Firewall
4 24 (52.17%) Wireless
4 24 (52.17%) CheckPoint
5 23 (50.00%) Juniper
6 21 (45.65%) Cisco ASA
7 20 (43.48%) Network Security
8 19 (41.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 19 (41.30%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (41.30%) CCNP
9 18 (39.13%) DNS
10 17 (36.96%) Finance
11 16 (34.78%) LAN
11 16 (34.78%) WAN
12 15 (32.61%) DHCP
13 14 (30.43%) Citrix
13 14 (30.43%) Data Centre
14 13 (28.26%) Linux
14 13 (28.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 13 (28.26%) Blue Coat
15 11 (23.91%) Load Balancing
15 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (23.91%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (23.91%) Unix
15 11 (23.91%) OSPF
15 11 (23.91%) VMware
16 10 (21.74%) BGP
16 10 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
17 9 (19.57%) SolarWinds

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 4 (8.70%) IIS
2 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.52%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.35%) JBoss
4 1 (2.17%) Apache
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.52%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 30 (65.22%) Firewall
2 24 (52.17%) Wireless
3 21 (45.65%) Cisco ASA
4 20 (43.48%) Network Security
5 19 (41.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 18 (39.13%) DNS
7 16 (34.78%) LAN
7 16 (34.78%) WAN
8 15 (32.61%) DHCP
9 13 (28.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 11 (23.91%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (23.91%) OSPF
11 10 (21.74%) BGP
11 10 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (19.57%) IPsec
12 9 (19.57%) TCP/IP
13 8 (17.39%) VoIP
14 6 (13.04%) HSRP
14 6 (13.04%) MPLS
14 6 (13.04%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Introscope
2 1 (2.17%) JMeter
2 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.17%) MSI
2 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (36.96%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Financial Institution
2 4 (8.70%) Legal
3 3 (6.52%) Law
4 2 (4.35%) Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Advertising
5 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (52.17%) Network Engineer
2 14 (30.43%) Network Security Engineer
2 14 (30.43%) Security Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Consultant
5 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (10.87%) Network Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Network Security Specialist
6 4 (8.70%) Network Specialist
6 4 (8.70%) Security Specialist
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Network Security Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Security Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Security Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) Middleware
2 3 (6.52%) CSS
3 2 (4.35%) 802.1X
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (4.35%) XMPP
4 1 (2.17%) .NET
4 1 (2.17%) Java EE
4 1 (2.17%) WCF
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.52%) Fat Client
2 3 (6.52%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.35%) IVR
3 2 (4.35%) Replication
3 2 (4.35%) RSA SecurID
3 2 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.17%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Linux
2 11 (23.91%) Unix
3 9 (19.57%) Windows
4 5 (10.87%) Solaris
5 2 (4.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) Load Balancing
2 7 (15.22%) E-Commerce
2 7 (15.22%) Project Management
3 6 (13.04%) ITIL
4 5 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.52%) ITIL V3
6 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.52%) Migration
6 3 (6.52%) Network Architecture
6 3 (6.52%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (4.35%) Change Control
7 2 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 2 (4.35%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 2 (4.35%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.35%) Security Operations
7 2 (4.35%) SIEM
7 2 (4.35%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) Java
1 5 (10.87%) SQL
2 4 (8.70%) Python
3 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.35%) C
4 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.17%) Perl
5 1 (2.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 19 (41.30%) CCNP
1 19 (41.30%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (19.57%) CCIE
3 7 (15.22%) CCSA
4 5 (10.87%) CCSE
5 3 (6.52%) CCNA
5 3 (6.52%) CCSP
5 3 (6.52%) Degree
6 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.17%) CCDP
7 1 (2.17%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.17%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.17%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) PCI DSS
2 6 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.35%) SLA
4 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.52%) vCloud
2 3 (6.52%) VMware ESX
2 3 (6.52%) XenApp
2 3 (6.52%) XenDesktop
3 2 (4.35%) ProxySG
3 2 (4.35%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (4.35%) XenServer
4 1 (2.17%) Firmware
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) SCCM
2 3 (6.52%) BladeLogic
2 3 (6.52%) Control-M
2 3 (6.52%) FortiGate
2 3 (6.52%) MIMEsweeper
2 3 (6.52%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (4.35%) Cacti
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (4.35%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (4.35%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (4.35%) Nagios
3 2 (4.35%) Puppet
3 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.17%) Ansible
4 1 (2.17%) RANCID
Vendors
1 36 (78.26%) F5
2 32 (69.57%) Cisco
3 24 (52.17%) CheckPoint
4 23 (50.00%) Juniper
5 14 (30.43%) Citrix
6 13 (28.26%) Blue Coat
7 11 (23.91%) VMware
8 9 (19.57%) Palo Alto
8 9 (19.57%) SolarWinds
9 7 (15.22%) FireEye
10 6 (13.04%) Tufin
11 5 (10.87%) Aruba
11 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
11 5 (10.87%) Oracle
11 5 (10.87%) Riverbed
11 5 (10.87%) TippingPoint
12 4 (8.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 4 (8.70%) HP
12 4 (8.70%) Nokia
12 4 (8.70%) Sun
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