Period
to 21 January 2018

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 January 2018 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 575 545 504
Rank change year-on-year -30 -41 +9
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 60 47 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.16% 0.86% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 28 71
London median daily rate £475 £476 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.26% +10.12% +1.76%
10th Percentile £295 £366 £365
90th Percentile £588 £553 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5,171 5,437 5,394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.29% 13.10% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,557 3,571 3,544
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £260 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 151 156
London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.92 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.12% -10.47% +18.98%
10th Percentile £12.10 £12.50 £12.38
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +7.61%

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 January 2018.

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 January 2018. 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
Central London -12 15 £450 -13.46% 2
South London - 7 £350 -
East London -14 1 - -
BIG-IP
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 58 (96.67%) F5
2 46 (76.67%) Firewall
3 35 (58.33%) Linux
4 30 (50.00%) Java
5 29 (48.33%) Unix
5 29 (48.33%) Python
6 28 (46.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 26 (43.33%) Load Balancing
8 23 (38.33%) Apache
8 23 (38.33%) Cisco
8 23 (38.33%) ITRS Geneos
9 22 (36.67%) Ansible
10 21 (35.00%) Windows
10 21 (35.00%) Perl
11 20 (33.33%) Tomcat
12 18 (30.00%) Ruby
13 17 (28.33%) ITIL
14 16 (26.67%) TCP/IP
14 16 (26.67%) SSL
14 16 (26.67%) Data Centre
15 15 (25.00%) High Availability
15 15 (25.00%) DNS
16 14 (23.33%) Oracle
16 14 (23.33%) SQL Server
16 14 (23.33%) IIS
16 14 (23.33%) Network Security
16 14 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (21.67%) Docker
17 13 (21.67%) NoSQL
17 13 (21.67%) Problem Management

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 23 (38.33%) Apache
2 20 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 14 (23.33%) IIS
4 10 (16.67%) nginx
5 8 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (5.00%) WebSphere
7 2 (3.33%) WebLogic
7 2 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (1.67%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.67%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (5.00%) IaaS
3 3 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (76.67%) Firewall
2 28 (46.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 16 (26.67%) SSL
3 16 (26.67%) TCP/IP
4 15 (25.00%) DNS
5 14 (23.33%) Network Security
6 12 (20.00%) BGP
7 11 (18.33%) Internet
8 10 (16.67%) DHCP
8 10 (16.67%) WAN
9 8 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (13.33%) VPN
9 8 (13.33%) Wireless
10 7 (11.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (11.67%) EIGRP
10 7 (11.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 7 (11.67%) OSPF
10 7 (11.67%) VLAN
11 6 (10.00%) LAN
12 5 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (21.67%) NoSQL
3 7 (11.67%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.67%) MySQL
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (21.67%) JMeter
2 3 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (3.33%) Introscope
4 1 (1.67%) Maven
General
1 13 (21.67%) Banking
2 12 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (5.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Legal
4 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
5 1 (1.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 19 (31.67%) Applications Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) Elasticsearch Engineer
5 7 (11.67%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Geneos Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Administrator
7 4 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Security Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.00%) Systems Support
9 2 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) E-Commerce Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Juniper Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Systems Support Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (10.00%) LAPP Stack
3 5 (8.33%) Java EE
4 3 (5.00%) .NET
5 2 (3.33%) WCF
5 2 (3.33%) Web Services
6 1 (1.67%) Ajax
6 1 (1.67%) EJB
6 1 (1.67%) EJB 3.0
6 1 (1.67%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.67%) JPA
6 1 (1.67%) jQuery
6 1 (1.67%) LDAP
6 1 (1.67%) RESTful
6 1 (1.67%) SOAP
6 1 (1.67%) XML
6 1 (1.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 14 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.67%) Clustering
4 5 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (6.67%) Private Cloud
6 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.33%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.67%) DataPower
8 1 (1.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 35 (58.33%) Linux
2 29 (48.33%) Unix
3 21 (35.00%) Windows
4 3 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (43.33%) Load Balancing
2 17 (28.33%) ITIL
3 15 (25.00%) High Availability
4 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (21.67%) Load Testing
4 13 (21.67%) Problem Management
5 12 (20.00%) Release Management
5 12 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 9 (15.00%) Change Control
6 9 (15.00%) DevOps
7 5 (8.33%) Capacity Management
7 5 (8.33%) DDoS Mitigation
7 5 (8.33%) Migration
8 4 (6.67%) Incident Management
8 4 (6.67%) ITIL V3
8 4 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.67%) Task Automation
9 3 (5.00%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (5.00%) Network Architecture
9 3 (5.00%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.00%) Java
2 29 (48.33%) Python
3 21 (35.00%) Perl
4 18 (30.00%) Ruby
5 6 (10.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.33%) SQL
7 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) CCNP
1 11 (18.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.67%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) AS 2805
1 3 (5.00%) GCP
1 3 (5.00%) ISO 8583
1 3 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (21.67%) Docker
2 9 (15.00%) ProxySG
3 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.67%) VMware NSX
4 2 (3.33%) pfSense
5 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.67%) iptables
5 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (38.33%) ITRS Geneos
2 22 (36.67%) Ansible
3 13 (21.67%) Rancher
4 10 (16.67%) BladeLogic
5 5 (8.33%) HP SiteScope
6 4 (6.67%) FortiGate
7 2 (3.33%) Forum Sentry
7 2 (3.33%) HAProxy
7 2 (3.33%) Puppet
7 2 (3.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 58 (96.67%) F5
2 23 (38.33%) Cisco
3 14 (23.33%) Oracle
4 12 (20.00%) Citrix
4 12 (20.00%) VMware
5 11 (18.33%) CheckPoint
6 10 (16.67%) Splunk
7 9 (15.00%) Blue Coat
8 5 (8.33%) Meraki
8 5 (8.33%) Motorola
8 5 (8.33%) Nimsoft
9 4 (6.67%) Arista
9 4 (6.67%) Juniper
10 3 (5.00%) Infoblox
10 3 (5.00%) Red Hat
11 2 (3.33%) Dynatrace
11 2 (3.33%) HP
11 2 (3.33%) Nortel
12 1 (1.67%) IBM
12 1 (1.67%) Microsoft