Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for BIG-IP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BIG-IP over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

F5 Networks BIG-IP
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 223 229
Rank change year-on-year -7 +6 +55
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 11 17 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.15% 0.25% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.47% 1.75% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 40
City of London median daily rate £425 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% +25.87%
10th Percentile £363 £423 £310
90th Percentile £600 £538 £526
Central London median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

BIG-IP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 749 972 1112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.47% 14.58% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 744 834
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.18%
10th Percentile £211 £286 £263
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 32
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.67% -7.79%
10th Percentile £11.68 £11.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £23.52 £48.63 £29.90
Central London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.98
% change year-on-year -10.53% +5.67% -5.37%

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing BIG-IP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for BIG-IP in the City of London

BIG-IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BIG-IP in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for BIG-IP in the City of London

BIG-IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BIG-IP in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BIG-IP in the City of London

BIG-IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BIG-IP in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BIG-IP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 11 (100.00%) F5
2 9 (81.82%) Firewall
3 8 (72.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (54.55%) High Availability
4 6 (54.55%) Cisco
5 5 (45.45%) Java
5 5 (45.45%) Linux
6 4 (36.36%) Python
6 4 (36.36%) CCNP
6 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (36.36%) VMware
6 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
7 3 (27.27%) Meraki
7 3 (27.27%) Juniper
7 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 3 (27.27%) Apache
7 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
7 3 (27.27%) Unix
7 3 (27.27%) Perl
8 2 (18.18%) ATM
8 2 (18.18%) RHCE
8 2 (18.18%) Citrix
8 2 (18.18%) Finance
8 2 (18.18%) Migration
8 2 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (18.18%) ISO 8583
8 2 (18.18%) Clustering
8 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
8 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
8 2 (18.18%) Ruby

BIG-IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 3 (27.27%) Apache
1 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) JBoss
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (9.09%) IaaS
1 1 (9.09%) PaaS
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) Firewall
2 8 (72.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 2 (18.18%) ATM
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (18.18%) SSL
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (9.09%) Internet
5 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
5 1 (9.09%) LDAP
5 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
5 1 (9.09%) Network Security
5 1 (9.09%) VLAN
5 1 (9.09%) VPN
5 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Maven
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) AWS Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Applications Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) Ajax
2 1 (9.09%) EJB
2 1 (9.09%) EJB 3.0
2 1 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) Java EE
2 1 (9.09%) JPA
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) RESTful
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) Spring Boot
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Clustering
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) DataPower
3 1 (9.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) High Availability
2 2 (18.18%) Capacity Management
2 2 (18.18%) DevOps
2 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Break/Fix
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) E-business
3 1 (9.09%) Kanban
3 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 1 (9.09%) Microservices
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) Python
3 3 (27.27%) Perl
4 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
4 2 (18.18%) Ruby
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CCNP
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) AS 2805
1 2 (18.18%) ISO 8583
1 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware NSX
2 1 (9.09%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (9.09%) Ansible
2 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) F5
2 6 (54.55%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) Juniper
4 3 (27.27%) Meraki
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix
6 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
6 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 1 (9.09%) IBM
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 1 (9.09%) Red Hat