The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 398 343 374
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +31
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 18 36 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.073% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.63% 1.19% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 30 33
Average daily rate £400 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £432 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £503 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.35% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2846 3023 3707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.50% 13.75% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1854 1880 2239
Average daily rate £398 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £207 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 135 151
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
BIG-IP
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -8 6 £346 -20.85% 1
Hounslow - - - -
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 32 (82.05%) Firewall
1 32 (82.05%) F5
2 28 (71.79%) Cisco
3 22 (56.41%) WAN
4 18 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (35.90%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (33.33%) MPLS
7 12 (30.77%) CCNP
7 12 (30.77%) Windows
7 12 (30.77%) LAN
7 12 (30.77%) Network Security
8 11 (28.21%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (28.21%) Linux
8 11 (28.21%) DNS
8 11 (28.21%) EIGRP
9 10 (25.64%) BGP
9 10 (25.64%) VPN
9 10 (25.64%) Juniper
9 10 (25.64%) CheckPoint
9 10 (25.64%) FWSM
9 10 (25.64%) Load Balancing
10 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
10 9 (23.08%) UNIX
10 9 (23.08%) OSPF
10 9 (23.08%) Finance
11 8 (20.51%) Wireless
11 8 (20.51%) Internet
11 8 (20.51%) VoIP
11 8 (20.51%) E-Commerce
11 8 (20.51%) Java

BIG-IP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 8 (20.51%) WebSphere
2 7 (17.95%) IIS
2 7 (17.95%) Tomcat
3 5 (12.82%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (10.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
5 2 (5.13%) WebLogic
5 2 (5.13%) Apache
5 2 (5.13%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (2.56%) Lync
6 1 (2.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (82.05%) Firewall
2 22 (56.41%) WAN
3 14 (35.90%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (33.33%) MPLS
5 12 (30.77%) LAN
5 12 (30.77%) Network Security
6 11 (28.21%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (28.21%) DNS
6 11 (28.21%) EIGRP
7 10 (25.64%) BGP
7 10 (25.64%) VPN
7 10 (25.64%) FWSM
8 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
8 9 (23.08%) OSPF
9 8 (20.51%) Wireless
9 8 (20.51%) Internet
9 8 (20.51%) VoIP
10 7 (17.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (17.95%) HTTP
10 7 (17.95%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) MySQL
2 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.56%) Redis
2 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Subversion
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Security Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Design Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Lead Network Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Network Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Network Support
6 1 (2.56%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Designer
6 1 (2.56%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (2.56%) IP Network Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Technical Design Authority
6 1 (2.56%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) .NET
2 6 (15.38%) Java EE
2 6 (15.38%) WCF
3 5 (12.82%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (12.82%) Middleware
4 1 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.56%) REST
4 1 (2.56%) FastCGI
4 1 (2.56%) CGI
4 1 (2.56%) WAP
4 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.13%) Thin Client
2 2 (5.13%) Hedge funds
2 2 (5.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) PKI
3 1 (2.56%) Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) FMCG
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
3 1 (2.56%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.77%) Windows
2 11 (28.21%) Linux
3 9 (23.08%) UNIX
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.56%) CentOS
6 1 (2.56%) VMS
6 1 (2.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Load Balancing
2 8 (20.51%) E-Commerce
3 6 (15.38%) Service Management
3 6 (15.38%) ITIL
4 5 (12.82%) Network Design
4 5 (12.82%) SIEM
5 4 (10.26%) Project Management
5 4 (10.26%) Network Management
5 4 (10.26%) Content Management
6 3 (7.69%) High Availability
6 3 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (7.69%) Migration
7 2 (5.13%) OO
7 2 (5.13%) Network Architecture
7 2 (5.13%) Performance Management
7 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.56%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.56%) Reverse Engineering
8 1 (2.56%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) Java
2 3 (7.69%) C
3 2 (5.13%) Perl
3 2 (5.13%) Ruby
4 1 (2.56%) Python
4 1 (2.56%) PHP
4 1 (2.56%) SQL
4 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (30.77%) CCNP
3 7 (17.95%) CCNA
4 6 (15.38%) CCSP
5 5 (12.82%) CCIE
6 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.13%) Degree
7 1 (2.56%) MCITP
7 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.56%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (2.56%) OSCP
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.56%) MCSE
7 1 (2.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
2 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.69%) NLBS
3 3 (7.69%) Xen
4 1 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.56%) XenApp
4 1 (2.56%) Varnish
4 1 (2.56%) KVM
4 1 (2.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) WSUS
2 1 (2.56%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) Puppet
2 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.56%) collectd
2 1 (2.56%) StatsD
2 1 (2.56%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.56%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.56%) HAProxy
2 1 (2.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 32 (82.05%) F5
2 28 (71.79%) Cisco
3 10 (25.64%) Juniper
3 10 (25.64%) CheckPoint
4 8 (20.51%) HP
5 6 (15.38%) Radware
5 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 6 (15.38%) ArcSight
5 6 (15.38%) VMware
6 3 (7.69%) Citrix
7 2 (5.13%) NetApp
7 2 (5.13%) Nokia
7 2 (5.13%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.56%) Aruba
8 1 (2.56%) Rackspace
8 1 (2.56%) CommVault
8 1 (2.56%) Avaya
8 1 (2.56%) EMC