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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 333 386 404
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +18
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 95 40 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.13% 1.26% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 28 19
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£428 £384 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.40% -23.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £292 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £584
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £381
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -13.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- +38.88%
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
3038 3170 3047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.61% 13.03% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1969 1963 1969
Average daily rate £418 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 97 96
Average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 +26 32 £450 +34.32%
Isleworth - 3 - -
Croydon - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £425 - 1
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 121 (84.03%) Cisco
2 112 (77.78%) Firewall
3 85 (59.03%) F5
4 83 (57.64%) CheckPoint
5 80 (55.56%) LAN
5 80 (55.56%) WAN
6 61 (42.36%) Windows
7 56 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
8 51 (35.42%) MPLS
9 50 (34.72%) TCP/IP
10 45 (31.25%) Finance
11 42 (29.17%) ITIL
11 42 (29.17%) Data Centre
12 37 (25.69%) UNIX
13 36 (25.00%) DNS
13 36 (25.00%) CCNP
14 35 (24.31%) Microsoft
14 35 (24.31%) Wireless
15 33 (22.92%) OSPF
15 33 (22.92%) BGP
15 33 (22.92%) MS Exchange
16 30 (20.83%) SAN
17 29 (20.14%) VoIP
17 29 (20.14%) Problem Management
17 29 (20.14%) NLBS
18 28 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
18 28 (19.44%) Windows 7
18 28 (19.44%) Active Directory
18 28 (19.44%) VPN
18 28 (19.44%) Blackberry

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 33 (22.92%) MS Exchange
2 28 (19.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (4.86%) Office Communications Server
3 7 (4.86%) Lync
3 7 (4.86%) Apache
4 6 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (4.17%) IIS
4 6 (4.17%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.78%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.08%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 27 (18.75%) MS Office
2 4 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.08%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.39%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 112 (77.78%) Firewall
2 80 (55.56%) LAN
2 80 (55.56%) WAN
3 51 (35.42%) MPLS
4 50 (34.72%) TCP/IP
5 36 (25.00%) DNS
6 35 (24.31%) Wireless
7 33 (22.92%) OSPF
7 33 (22.92%) BGP
8 30 (20.83%) SAN
9 29 (20.14%) VoIP
10 28 (19.44%) VPN
10 28 (19.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 26 (18.06%) DSL
11 26 (18.06%) Internet
12 24 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
12 24 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
13 23 (15.97%) SSL
13 23 (15.97%) IPsec
14 22 (15.28%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.47%) Oracle Exadata
2 3 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Introscope
2 3 (2.08%) JMeter
General
1 45 (31.25%) Finance
2 15 (10.42%) Banking
3 5 (3.47%) Advertising
4 4 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.08%) Front Office
5 3 (2.08%) Back Office
6 2 (1.39%) Retail
6 2 (1.39%) Marketing
7 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 31 (21.53%) Analyst
3 25 (17.36%) Architect
4 21 (14.58%) Administrator
5 18 (12.50%) Network Architect
6 17 (11.81%) Infrastructure Architect
6 17 (11.81%) Operations Analyst
7 13 (9.03%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (7.64%) Support Analyst
8 11 (7.64%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (6.94%) Consultant
10 7 (4.86%) Support Engineer
11 6 (4.17%) Applications Support
11 6 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (4.17%) Network Analyst
11 6 (4.17%) Network Consultant
11 6 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
11 6 (4.17%) Senior Network Analyst
11 6 (4.17%) Network Support
11 6 (4.17%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.50%) Middleware
2 10 (6.94%) 802.1X
3 7 (4.86%) MAPI
4 6 (4.17%) .NET
4 6 (4.17%) XMPP
4 6 (4.17%) Java EE
5 3 (2.08%) WCF
5 3 (2.08%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.39%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 42 (29.17%) Data Centre
2 28 (19.44%) Blackberry
3 15 (10.42%) Thin Client
3 15 (10.42%) Fat Client
3 15 (10.42%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (4.86%) iPhone
5 5 (3.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.08%) BBC
6 3 (2.08%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.39%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.69%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.69%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 61 (42.36%) Windows
2 37 (25.69%) UNIX
3 28 (19.44%) Windows 7
3 28 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 28 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (17.36%) Linux
5 14 (9.72%) Solaris
5 14 (9.72%) Oracle Linux
6 7 (4.86%) Android
7 3 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.08%) Windows NT
7 3 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (29.17%) ITIL
2 29 (20.14%) Problem Management
3 28 (19.44%) BCP
4 27 (18.75%) Service Management
4 27 (18.75%) Load Balancing
4 27 (18.75%) Performance Management
5 25 (17.36%) Business Continuity Planning
5 25 (17.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (17.36%) Business Continuity
6 21 (14.58%) ITSM
7 19 (13.19%) Network Design
8 16 (11.11%) Network Architecture
9 13 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (8.33%) Load Testing
11 8 (5.56%) Investment Management
12 7 (4.86%) Server Building
13 6 (4.17%) Release Management
13 6 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (4.17%) Risk Management
13 6 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.17%) Java
1 6 (4.17%) Perl
1 6 (4.17%) SQL
1 6 (4.17%) Python
2 3 (2.08%) Tcl
2 3 (2.08%) Ruby
2 3 (2.08%) VBScript
2 3 (2.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 56 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (25.00%) CCNP
3 16 (11.11%) CCIE
4 15 (10.42%) CCSA
5 6 (4.17%) CCIP
6 4 (2.78%) CCSE
7 3 (2.08%) Degree
7 3 (2.08%) CCDA
7 3 (2.08%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.39%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.39%) CCNA
9 1 (0.69%) CCSP
9 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.69%) CCDP
System Software
1 29 (20.14%) NLBS
2 28 (19.44%) Active Directory
3 20 (13.89%) ProxySG
4 18 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (9.72%) Hyper-V
5 14 (9.72%) Xen
6 13 (9.03%) Firmware
7 7 (4.86%) XenApp
7 7 (4.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (4.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.69%) vSphere
8 1 (0.69%) Gluster
8 1 (0.69%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 27 (18.75%) WSUS
2 17 (11.81%) BladeLogic
3 14 (9.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 14 (9.72%) Control-M
4 8 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (4.17%) ITRS Geneos
6 4 (2.78%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (2.08%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.69%) Nagios
8 1 (0.69%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.69%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 121 (84.03%) Cisco
2 85 (59.03%) F5
3 83 (57.64%) CheckPoint
4 35 (24.31%) Microsoft
5 27 (18.75%) Blue Coat
6 25 (17.36%) Nortel
7 23 (15.97%) Nokia
8 22 (15.28%) Oracle
8 22 (15.28%) Avaya
9 21 (14.58%) Symantec
10 20 (13.89%) Juniper
11 19 (13.19%) VMware
12 18 (12.50%) Citrix
13 14 (9.72%) CA
14 7 (4.86%) Adobe
14 7 (4.86%) Polycom
15 4 (2.78%) Radware
15 4 (2.78%) 3Com
15 4 (2.78%) Verint
15 4 (2.78%) CyberTech
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