Period
to 21 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 21 July 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 544 534 473
Rank change year-on-year -10 -61 +75
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 48 76 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.17% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.98% 1.24% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 54 105
London median daily rate £400 £470 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.89% +9.94% +8.23%
10th Percentile £228 £400 £310
90th Percentile £550 £534 £550
England median daily rate £425 £473 £425
% change year-on-year -10.05% +11.18% +8.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £20.00 -
England median hourly rate - £20.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -42.86% -30.00%

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 London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 4902 6122 6129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.65% 13.50% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3243 4176 3957
London median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £238 £245 £206
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 95 192
London median hourly rate £21.35 £21.34 £18.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.05% +13.18% -0.76%
10th Percentile £12.88 £10.50 £11.28
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.63 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.98 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.08% +21.95% +13.70%

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for BIG-IP in London

BIG-IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BIG-IP in London

BIG-IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BIG-IP in London over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BIG-IP in London

BIG-IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BIG-IP 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 6 months to 21 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +1 5 £500 -
Croydon 0 2 £431 -8.24%
Docklands, London -1 1 - -
BIG-IP
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 London region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 45 (93.75%) F5
2 33 (68.75%) Firewall
3 23 (47.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 21 (43.75%) Data Centre
4 21 (43.75%) Cisco
5 16 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 16 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (33.33%) Network Security
6 15 (31.25%) SSL
7 14 (29.17%) Linux
8 13 (27.08%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (25.00%) Juniper
9 12 (25.00%) CCNP
9 12 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 12 (25.00%) Finance
9 12 (25.00%) VMware
10 11 (22.92%) Wireless
10 11 (22.92%) Apache
10 11 (22.92%) Tomcat
10 11 (22.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 10 (20.83%) Python
12 9 (18.75%) DNS
12 9 (18.75%) LAN
12 9 (18.75%) WAN
12 9 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (16.67%) Bash Shell
13 8 (16.67%) Banking
13 8 (16.67%) Citrix
13 8 (16.67%) Java
13 8 (16.67%) OSPF

BIG-IP
Co-occurring 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 11 (22.92%) Apache
1 11 (22.92%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.17%) IIS
2 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.08%) JBoss
3 1 (2.08%) nginx
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.08%) IaaS
2 1 (2.08%) PaaS
2 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (68.75%) Firewall
2 23 (47.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 16 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 16 (33.33%) Network Security
4 15 (31.25%) SSL
5 12 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 11 (22.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 11 (22.92%) Wireless
7 9 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (18.75%) DNS
7 9 (18.75%) LAN
7 9 (18.75%) WAN
8 8 (16.67%) OSPF
9 7 (14.58%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (14.58%) DHCP
9 7 (14.58%) Internet
9 7 (14.58%) IPsec
9 7 (14.58%) VPN
10 6 (12.50%) HSRP
10 6 (12.50%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.08%) Redis
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (4.17%) Maven
2 2 (4.17%) Subversion
3 1 (2.08%) Ant
3 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.25%) Law
5 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.17%) Legal
5 2 (4.17%) Retail
5 2 (4.17%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Consultant
2 15 (31.25%) Network Engineer
3 11 (22.92%) Network Consultant
4 7 (14.58%) Support Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Systems Support
5 6 (12.50%) Network Security Consultant
5 6 (12.50%) Security Consultant
5 6 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Systems Support Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Network Security Specialist
6 5 (10.42%) Network Specialist
6 5 (10.42%) Security Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Security Specialist
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Administrator
8 3 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Network Support
9 2 (4.17%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (6.25%) Java EE
2 3 (6.25%) LAMP
3 2 (4.17%) CGI
3 2 (4.17%) CSS
3 2 (4.17%) Embperl
3 2 (4.17%) FastCGI
3 2 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.08%) .NET
4 1 (2.08%) EJB
4 1 (2.08%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (2.08%) J2EE
4 1 (2.08%) JPA
4 1 (2.08%) jQuery
4 1 (2.08%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (2.08%) RESTful
4 1 (2.08%) SOAP
4 1 (2.08%) Spring Boot
4 1 (2.08%) XML
4 1 (2.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (43.75%) Data Centre
2 8 (16.67%) Clustering
3 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.08%) DataPower
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.08%) PKI
5 1 (2.08%) Replication
5 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.17%) Linux
2 6 (12.50%) Unix
3 2 (4.17%) Solaris
3 2 (4.17%) SUSE
3 2 (4.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.08%) Windows
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
3 4 (8.33%) High Availability
3 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 3 (6.25%) Change Management
4 3 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
4 3 (6.25%) ITIL
4 3 (6.25%) Migration
4 3 (6.25%) Programme Delivery
4 3 (6.25%) Software Deployment
5 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.17%) E-business
5 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.17%) OO
5 2 (4.17%) OOP
5 2 (4.17%) Scrum
5 2 (4.17%) SDLC
5 2 (4.17%) Wealth Management
5 2 (4.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) Python
2 8 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 8 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (6.25%) Perl
3 3 (6.25%) Ruby
3 3 (6.25%) SQL
3 3 (6.25%) Tcl
4 2 (4.17%) C
4 2 (4.17%) PHP
4 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (25.00%) CCNP
3 6 (12.50%) CCIE
4 4 (8.33%) CCSE
4 4 (8.33%) Degree
5 3 (6.25%) CCSA
5 3 (6.25%) RHCE
6 2 (4.17%) CCIE Security
6 2 (4.17%) CCNA
6 2 (4.17%) CCSP
7 1 (2.08%) CCDP
7 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.08%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.08%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.08%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) AS 2805
1 2 (4.17%) ISO 8583
1 2 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.08%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) ProxySG
2 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.17%) vCloud
4 1 (2.08%) Firmware
4 1 (2.08%) iptables
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (8.33%) Puppet
2 2 (4.17%) Ansible
2 2 (4.17%) CFEngine
2 2 (4.17%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.08%) Cacti
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.08%) HAProxy
3 1 (2.08%) Nagios
3 1 (2.08%) RANCID
3 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 45 (93.75%) F5
2 21 (43.75%) Cisco
3 16 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 12 (25.00%) Juniper
4 12 (25.00%) VMware
5 8 (16.67%) Citrix
6 5 (10.42%) Blue Coat
7 4 (8.33%) Avaya
8 3 (6.25%) Fortinet
8 3 (6.25%) IBM
8 3 (6.25%) Palo Alto
8 3 (6.25%) Sourcefire
9 2 (4.17%) Arista
9 2 (4.17%) FireEye
9 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.08%) HP
10 1 (2.08%) Infoblox
10 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.08%) Sun