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 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 Networks BIG-IP
Rank 389 343 393
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +50
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 48 91 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.39% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.47% 3.01% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 74 29
Median daily rate £475 £428 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £325 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £385 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.25% +16.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £50.00
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
3259 3026 3141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.35% 12.82% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2134 1948 1931
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 86 98
Median hourly rate £21.45 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.13% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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 28 August 2016.

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 28 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +11 7 £500 +11.11%
Croydon -8 5 £470 -
Surbiton - 1 £550 -
BIG-IP
England

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 71 (87.65%) Cisco
2 70 (86.42%) F5
3 64 (79.01%) Firewall
4 46 (56.79%) Cisco ASA
5 41 (50.62%) Juniper
6 37 (45.68%) Wireless
7 36 (44.44%) CheckPoint
8 33 (40.74%) Network Security
9 32 (39.51%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (39.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 29 (35.80%) CCNP
11 27 (33.33%) DNS
12 26 (32.10%) DHCP
12 26 (32.10%) ITIL
12 26 (32.10%) Data Centre
13 24 (29.63%) Cisco Nexus
14 23 (28.40%) VPN
14 23 (28.40%) Finance
14 23 (28.40%) Blue Coat
14 23 (28.40%) SolarWinds
15 22 (27.16%) WAN
15 22 (27.16%) Linux
15 22 (27.16%) Palo Alto
16 20 (24.69%) TCP/IP
16 20 (24.69%) CCIE
17 19 (23.46%) BGP
18 17 (20.99%) FireEye
18 17 (20.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 15 (18.52%) Change Management
19 15 (18.52%) SAN

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 6 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
1 6 (7.41%) OpenStack
1 6 (7.41%) WebLogic
2 4 (4.94%) Apache
2 4 (4.94%) iPlanet
3 3 (3.70%) IIS
3 3 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.70%) Zimbra
4 2 (2.47%) JBoss
4 2 (2.47%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.47%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.23%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.23%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.23%) WebLogic Portal
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.88%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.94%) PaaS
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.23%) IaaS
4 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 64 (79.01%) Firewall
2 46 (56.79%) Cisco ASA
3 37 (45.68%) Wireless
4 33 (40.74%) Network Security
5 32 (39.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 27 (33.33%) DNS
7 26 (32.10%) DHCP
8 24 (29.63%) Cisco Nexus
9 23 (28.40%) VPN
10 22 (27.16%) WAN
11 20 (24.69%) TCP/IP
12 19 (23.46%) BGP
13 17 (20.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 15 (18.52%) LAN
14 15 (18.52%) SAN
15 13 (16.05%) Cisco PIX
15 13 (16.05%) SSL
15 13 (16.05%) WAAS
16 12 (14.81%) Internet
16 12 (14.81%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.41%) MySQL
1 6 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.23%) DB2
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Git (software)
1 7 (8.64%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.41%) git-flow
2 6 (7.41%) JIRA
3 1 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.23%) Introscope
3 1 (1.23%) JMeter
3 1 (1.23%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.23%) Maven
3 1 (1.23%) Subversion
General
1 23 (28.40%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Games
3 3 (3.70%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Legal
4 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.23%) Publishing
5 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (54.32%) Network Engineer
2 27 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 21 (25.93%) Security Engineer
4 19 (23.46%) Network Security Engineer
5 11 (13.58%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 11 (13.58%) Senior Security Engineer
6 9 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (9.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) Consultant
9 4 (4.94%) Administrator
9 4 (4.94%) Network Consultant
9 4 (4.94%) Technical Consultant
10 3 (3.70%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Network Administrator
10 3 (3.70%) Team Leader
11 2 (2.47%) Cloud Engineer
11 2 (2.47%) Firewall Engineer
11 2 (2.47%) Infrastructure Architect
11 2 (2.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 2 (2.47%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) Web Services
2 4 (4.94%) J2EE
3 2 (2.47%) .NET
3 2 (2.47%) Java EE
3 2 (2.47%) JSP
3 2 (2.47%) Middleware
4 1 (1.23%) Ajax
4 1 (1.23%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (1.23%) Embperl
4 1 (1.23%) FastCGI
4 1 (1.23%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.23%) JPA
4 1 (1.23%) jQuery
4 1 (1.23%) LAMP
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.23%) RESTful
4 1 (1.23%) WCF
4 1 (1.23%) XML
4 1 (1.23%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 26 (32.10%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.64%) Private Cloud
3 5 (6.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (6.17%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.94%) Algorithms
4 4 (4.94%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.47%) PKI
6 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.23%) Clustering
6 1 (1.23%) DataPower
6 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.23%) Fintech
6 1 (1.23%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.23%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.23%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (1.23%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.16%) Linux
2 11 (13.58%) Windows
3 10 (12.35%) Unix
4 7 (8.64%) Solaris
5 5 (6.17%) AIX
5 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.10%) ITIL
2 15 (18.52%) Change Management
3 14 (17.28%) Project Management
4 12 (14.81%) E-Commerce
4 12 (14.81%) Load Balancing
5 11 (13.58%) ITIL V3
5 11 (13.58%) Network Architecture
5 11 (13.58%) Service Management
6 10 (12.35%) Mentoring
7 9 (11.11%) High Availability
8 8 (9.88%) Fault Analysis
9 7 (8.64%) Configuration Management
9 7 (8.64%) Service Delivery
10 5 (6.17%) DDoS Mitigation
10 5 (6.17%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (4.94%) Migration
11 4 (4.94%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (4.94%) Performance Management
11 4 (4.94%) Root Cause Analysis
12 3 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.64%) Java
2 3 (3.70%) Perl
3 2 (2.47%) Python
4 1 (1.23%) C
4 1 (1.23%) C++
4 1 (1.23%) Go
4 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.23%) PHP
4 1 (1.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (39.51%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (35.80%) CCNP
3 20 (24.69%) CCIE
4 13 (16.05%) Degree
5 6 (7.41%) CCSE
6 5 (6.17%) CCSA
7 4 (4.94%) JNCIA
8 3 (3.70%) CCNA
8 3 (3.70%) JNCIS
9 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.23%) CCDP
10 1 (1.23%) CCSP
10 1 (1.23%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.23%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.52%) SLA
2 11 (13.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (13.58%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.47%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 9 (11.11%) ProxySG
2 6 (7.41%) Docker
2 6 (7.41%) NFS
2 6 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.70%) Snort
3 3 (3.70%) Squid
4 2 (2.47%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.47%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.23%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (12.35%) Cacti
1 10 (12.35%) Nagios
2 9 (11.11%) SolarWinds Orion
3 8 (9.88%) Puppet
4 6 (7.41%) CFEngine
4 6 (7.41%) logstash
4 6 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (7.41%) ZABBIX
5 5 (6.17%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (6.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (3.70%) FortiGate
7 2 (2.47%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (1.23%) Ansible
8 1 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.23%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.23%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (1.23%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (1.23%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 71 (87.65%) Cisco
2 70 (86.42%) F5
3 41 (50.62%) Juniper
4 36 (44.44%) CheckPoint
5 23 (28.40%) Blue Coat
5 23 (28.40%) SolarWinds
6 22 (27.16%) Palo Alto
7 17 (20.99%) FireEye
8 15 (18.52%) Riverbed
9 14 (17.28%) Citrix
10 13 (16.05%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 13 (16.05%) Aruba
10 13 (16.05%) TippingPoint
11 12 (14.81%) LogLogic
11 12 (14.81%) Tufin
12 11 (13.58%) Radianz
13 8 (9.88%) VMware
14 7 (8.64%) Oracle
14 7 (8.64%) Red Hat
14 7 (8.64%) Sun