Period
to 21 January 2022

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 2022 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 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 569 403 512
Rank change year-on-year -166 +109 +71
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 12 7 9
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.032% 0.040% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.39% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 7
10th Percentile £463 £390 £315
25th Percentile £481 £438 £328
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £400
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +18.75% -23.81%
75th Percentile £544 £638 £475
90th Percentile £548 £685 £501
England median daily rate £450 £413 £419
% change year-on-year +9.09% -1.49% -6.94%

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 3,694 1,788 3,385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.87% 10.14% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,568 1,219 2,376
10th Percentile £300 £250 £183
25th Percentile £425 £375 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £438
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +8.57% -2.78%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £550
90th Percentile £750 £650 £650
England median daily rate £500 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +17.65% +3.66% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 15 100
10th Percentile £12.24 £21.55 £14.25
25th Percentile £15.81 £22.75 £16.88
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.25
Median % change year-on-year - +17.65% -3.41%
75th Percentile £41.69 £49.00 £46.55
90th Percentile £63.40 £61.45 £50.13
England median hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -33.85% +51.16% +19.44%

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for BIG-IP in London

BIG-IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BIG-IP in London.

Daily rate trend for BIG-IP in London

BIG-IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing BIG-IP in London.

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 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -50 1 - - 2
BIG-IP
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing BIG-IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for BIG-IP.

1 12 (100.00%) F5
2 8 (66.67%) Azure
3 7 (58.33%) Social Skills
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (50.00%) Windows
4 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (41.67%) PKI
5 5 (41.67%) Load Balancing
5 5 (41.67%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (41.67%) CI/CD
5 5 (41.67%) DevOps
6 4 (33.33%) IaaS
6 4 (33.33%) Project Delivery
6 4 (33.33%) Ansible
6 4 (33.33%) VMware
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco
6 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 4 (33.33%) Linux
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (33.33%) BGP
7 3 (25.00%) Citrix
7 3 (25.00%) CA
7 3 (25.00%) Firewall
7 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (25.00%) Finance
7 3 (25.00%) Migration
7 3 (25.00%) ITIL
7 3 (25.00%) LDAP
7 3 (25.00%) IBM
7 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development

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 2 (16.67%) Apache
1 2 (16.67%) IIS
1 2 (16.67%) JBoss
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) Joomla!
2 1 (8.33%) nginx
2 1 (8.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 8 (66.67%) Azure
2 4 (33.33%) IaaS
3 3 (25.00%) AWS
4 2 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (16.67%) Apigee
4 2 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (16.67%) Mimecast
4 2 (16.67%) OpenShift
4 2 (16.67%) PaaS
5 1 (8.33%) Amazon S3
5 1 (8.33%) Azure Sentinel
5 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (8.33%) Datadog
5 1 (8.33%) GCP
5 1 (8.33%) Kong
5 1 (8.33%) Route 53
5 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) BGP
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (16.67%) HTTP
3 2 (16.67%) NAS
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security
3 2 (16.67%) SAN
3 2 (16.67%) SSL
3 2 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) Intranet
4 1 (8.33%) LAN
4 1 (8.33%) MPLS
4 1 (8.33%) OSPF
4 1 (8.33%) RIP
4 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Aerospike
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (8.33%) Couchbase
1 1 (8.33%) Hazelcast
1 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (8.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) Maven
3 1 (8.33%) Artifactory
3 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
3 1 (8.33%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (58.33%) Social Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Senior Operations Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Senior Server Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Server Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Java Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) ARM Templates
1 3 (25.00%) LDAP
1 3 (25.00%) RESTful
2 2 (16.67%) Ajax
2 2 (16.67%) EJB
2 2 (16.67%) EJB 3.0
2 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 2 (16.67%) Java EE
2 2 (16.67%) JPA
2 2 (16.67%) jQuery
2 2 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) SOAP
3 1 (8.33%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) Spring Boot
3 1 (8.33%) Vert.x
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) PKI
2 2 (16.67%) DataPower
2 2 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Legacy Systems
3 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
1 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Unix
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) CI/CD
1 5 (41.67%) DevOps
1 5 (41.67%) Load Balancing
2 4 (33.33%) Project Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) Time Management
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) Content Management
4 2 (16.67%) ITSM
4 2 (16.67%) Kanban
4 2 (16.67%) PLM
4 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 2 (16.67%) Security Patching
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management
4 2 (16.67%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (16.67%) Perl
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (16.67%) Python
1 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) Docker
4 1 (8.33%) VMware NSX
4 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (33.33%) Ansible
3 2 (16.67%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 2 (16.67%) Puppet
4 1 (8.33%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (8.33%) Consul
4 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
4 1 (8.33%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
4 1 (8.33%) Nagios
4 1 (8.33%) OPNET
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) F5
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) CA
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) IBM
4 2 (16.67%) Adobe
4 2 (16.67%) Arista
4 2 (16.67%) EMC
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Juniper
4 2 (16.67%) McAfee
4 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (8.33%) Aruba
5 1 (8.33%) Imperva
5 1 (8.33%) New Relic
5 1 (8.33%) Riverbed
5 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
5 1 (8.33%) Splunk