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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks BIG-IP
London / City of London
Rank 154 157 180
Rank change year-on-year +3 +23  
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 1 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.033% 0.030% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.26% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 13
Median daily rate £425 £525 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.04% +27.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £459 £401
% change year-on-year -10.73% +14.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

BIG-IP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 340 392 702
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 11.28% 11.79% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 291 512
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £26.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.92% +39.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £19.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.73 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing BIG-IP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

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

BIG-IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 10 (90.91%) F5
2 9 (81.82%) Firewall
3 8 (72.73%) Finance
4 7 (63.64%) Cisco
5 6 (54.55%) Wireless
5 6 (54.55%) CheckPoint
5 6 (54.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (45.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (45.45%) Blue Coat
7 4 (36.36%) WAN
7 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
7 4 (36.36%) DNS
7 4 (36.36%) Juniper
7 4 (36.36%) Linux
7 4 (36.36%) LAN
7 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
7 4 (36.36%) Network Security
7 4 (36.36%) Palo Alto
7 4 (36.36%) Tufin
8 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (27.27%) WAAS
8 3 (27.27%) Aruba
8 3 (27.27%) FireEye
8 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (27.27%) TippingPoint
8 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
8 3 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (27.27%) Riverbed
8 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (27.27%) Windows

BIG-IP
Top Related 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 1 (9.09%) JBoss
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 6 (54.55%) Wireless
3 5 (45.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (36.36%) DNS
4 4 (36.36%) LAN
4 4 (36.36%) Network Security
4 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 4 (36.36%) WAN
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (27.27%) DHCP
5 3 (27.27%) WAAS
6 2 (18.18%) Multicast
6 2 (18.18%) OSPF
6 2 (18.18%) SSL
7 1 (9.09%) BGP
7 1 (9.09%) Intranet
7 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MSI
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Packager
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Security Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Network Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Unix
4 1 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) OO
3 1 (9.09%) OOP
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) RUP
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCNP
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCIE
3 1 (9.09%) CCSE
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
2 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) BladeLogic
2 1 (9.09%) Control-M
2 1 (9.09%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) F5
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco
3 6 (54.55%) CheckPoint
4 5 (45.45%) Blue Coat
5 4 (36.36%) Juniper
5 4 (36.36%) Palo Alto
5 4 (36.36%) Tufin
6 3 (27.27%) Aruba
6 3 (27.27%) Citrix
6 3 (27.27%) FireEye
6 3 (27.27%) Riverbed
6 3 (27.27%) TippingPoint
7 2 (18.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
7 2 (18.18%) VMware
8 1 (9.09%) BEA
8 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 1 (9.09%) Nokia
8 1 (9.09%) Radianz
8 1 (9.09%) Symantec