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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 371 396 364
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -32
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 37 17 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.072% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.25% 0.61% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 12 28
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£394 £398 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% -16.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £299 £447
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £401 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £34.00
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
2949 2808 3099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.24% 11.88% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1893 1836 1930
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 84 135
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +23 11 £475 +37.18% 3
Hounslow - 1 - -
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 70 (82.35%) F5
2 60 (70.59%) Cisco
3 53 (62.35%) Firewall
4 41 (48.24%) Windows
5 40 (47.06%) CheckPoint
6 38 (44.71%) VMware
7 36 (42.35%) VMware Infrastructure
8 35 (41.18%) Linux
9 28 (32.94%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (31.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 26 (30.59%) Cisco ASA
11 26 (30.59%) Microsoft
12 25 (29.41%) DNS
12 25 (29.41%) ITIL
12 25 (29.41%) Cisco IOS
13 24 (28.24%) E-Commerce
13 24 (28.24%) MS Exchange
13 24 (28.24%) CCNP
13 24 (28.24%) OSPF
14 23 (27.06%) WAN
14 23 (27.06%) LAN
14 23 (27.06%) Load Balancing
15 22 (25.88%) Citrix
16 21 (24.71%) Windows Server 2008
17 20 (23.53%) Problem Management
17 20 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 20 (23.53%) Finance
17 20 (23.53%) Blue Coat
18 19 (22.35%) CCSE
18 19 (22.35%) Network Security

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 24 (28.24%) MS Exchange
2 12 (14.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (9.41%) Apache
3 8 (9.41%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (9.41%) IIS
3 8 (9.41%) WebSphere
4 7 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (5.88%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (5.88%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (12.94%) MS Office
2 7 (8.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (9.41%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (62.35%) Firewall
2 27 (31.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 26 (30.59%) Cisco ASA
4 25 (29.41%) DNS
4 25 (29.41%) Cisco IOS
5 24 (28.24%) OSPF
6 23 (27.06%) WAN
6 23 (27.06%) LAN
7 20 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 19 (22.35%) Network Security
9 18 (21.18%) DHCP
10 16 (18.82%) BGP
11 14 (16.47%) MPLS
11 14 (16.47%) SAN
12 13 (15.29%) NetScreen
13 12 (14.12%) DSL
13 12 (14.12%) DMVPN
14 10 (11.76%) iSCSI
15 9 (10.59%) VoIP
16 8 (9.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (9.41%) Introscope
1 8 (9.41%) JMeter
General
1 20 (23.53%) Finance
2 5 (5.88%) Banking
3 4 (4.71%) Retail
4 3 (3.53%) Games
5 2 (2.35%) Advertising
5 2 (2.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 14 (16.47%) Network Specialist
3 11 (12.94%) Analyst
3 11 (12.94%) Network Security Specialist
3 11 (12.94%) Security Specialist
4 9 (10.59%) Consultant
4 9 (10.59%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.59%) Operations Analyst
5 8 (9.41%) Applications Support Engineer
5 8 (9.41%) Applications Support
6 7 (8.24%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (5.88%) Administrator
8 4 (4.71%) Network Architect
8 4 (4.71%) Communications Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.71%) Architect
8 4 (4.71%) Firewall Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Citrix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.41%) .NET
1 8 (9.41%) Middleware
1 8 (9.41%) Java EE
2 5 (5.88%) MAPI
3 2 (2.35%) SOAP
3 2 (2.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.18%) Fat Client
1 18 (21.18%) Thin Client
2 12 (14.12%) Blackberry
3 9 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (8.24%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (8.24%) Hedge funds
4 7 (8.24%) Clustering
5 5 (5.88%) iPhone
6 2 (2.35%) Replication
6 2 (2.35%) Online Games
7 1 (1.18%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 41 (48.24%) Windows
2 35 (41.18%) Linux
3 21 (24.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (22.35%) Windows 7
5 12 (14.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (14.12%) UNIX
6 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.88%) Android
8 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.41%) ITIL
2 24 (28.24%) E-Commerce
3 23 (27.06%) Load Balancing
4 20 (23.53%) Problem Management
5 12 (14.12%) Service Management
5 12 (14.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (14.12%) Performance Management
5 12 (14.12%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (12.94%) Business Continuity Planning
6 11 (12.94%) Business Continuity
6 11 (12.94%) BCP
7 10 (11.76%) ITSM
8 9 (10.59%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (10.59%) Project Management
9 8 (9.41%) Risk Management
9 8 (9.41%) Capacity Management
9 8 (9.41%) Load Testing
9 8 (9.41%) Release Management
10 7 (8.24%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (8.24%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.59%) C
2 8 (9.41%) Java
3 7 (8.24%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (32.94%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (28.24%) CCNP
3 19 (22.35%) CCSE
4 5 (5.88%) CCSP
5 4 (4.71%) CCNA
5 4 (4.71%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.53%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.35%) CISM
7 2 (2.35%) CISSP
7 2 (2.35%) CCIE
7 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.18%) CCDP
8 1 (1.18%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.35%) SLA
2 2 (2.35%) QA
System Software
1 36 (42.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (14.12%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.12%) NLBS
3 9 (10.59%) NFS
4 7 (8.24%) Xen
4 7 (8.24%) XenServer
4 7 (8.24%) Hyper-V
4 7 (8.24%) VMware ESX
5 5 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (3.53%) XenApp
6 3 (3.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.35%) vCloud
7 2 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.35%) vSphere
8 1 (1.18%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 11 (12.94%) WSUS
2 8 (9.41%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (2.35%) SCOM
3 2 (2.35%) Puppet
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 70 (82.35%) F5
2 60 (70.59%) Cisco
3 40 (47.06%) CheckPoint
4 38 (44.71%) VMware
5 26 (30.59%) Microsoft
6 22 (25.88%) Citrix
7 20 (23.53%) Blue Coat
8 19 (22.35%) Infoblox
9 13 (15.29%) Juniper
10 12 (14.12%) Imperva
11 10 (11.76%) HP
12 8 (9.41%) Oracle
13 7 (8.24%) 3PAR
14 5 (5.88%) Polycom
14 5 (5.88%) Adobe
15 4 (4.71%) Stonesoft
15 4 (4.71%) SonicWALL
16 3 (3.53%) McAfee
16 3 (3.53%) Nokia
17 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
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