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 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 379 405 396
Rank change year-on-year +26 -9  
Contract jobs citing BIG-IP 25 27 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% 0.92% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 31
Median daily rate £410 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.88% +24.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £390 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £485 £400
% change year-on-year -2.06% +21.17%  
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 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 2331 2949 3004
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.52% 12.80% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 2040 1915
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £340
% change year-on-year +6.45% +7.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 44 88
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -6.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.50 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

BIG-IP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 30 April 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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -9 3 £425 -2.85% 2
BIG-IP
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 40 (83.33%) F5
2 33 (68.75%) Firewall
3 29 (60.42%) Cisco
4 25 (52.08%) CheckPoint
5 20 (41.67%) Wireless
6 19 (39.58%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (37.50%) Network Security
7 18 (37.50%) Finance
7 18 (37.50%) Juniper
8 17 (35.42%) Data Centre
9 16 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 15 (31.25%) DNS
10 15 (31.25%) LAN
10 15 (31.25%) WAN
11 14 (29.17%) DHCP
12 13 (27.08%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (25.00%) CCNP
13 12 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 12 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (22.92%) Blue Coat
14 11 (22.92%) OSPF
15 10 (20.83%) IPsec
15 10 (20.83%) Citrix
15 10 (20.83%) Load Balancing
16 9 (18.75%) HSRP
16 9 (18.75%) TCP/IP
16 9 (18.75%) VoIP
16 9 (18.75%) Unix
16 9 (18.75%) MPLS
16 9 (18.75%) Palo Alto

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 4 (8.33%) IIS
2 3 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.17%) JBoss
3 2 (4.17%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.08%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (68.75%) Firewall
2 20 (41.67%) Wireless
3 19 (39.58%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (37.50%) Network Security
5 16 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 15 (31.25%) DNS
6 15 (31.25%) LAN
6 15 (31.25%) WAN
7 14 (29.17%) DHCP
8 12 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 11 (22.92%) OSPF
10 10 (20.83%) IPsec
11 9 (18.75%) HSRP
11 9 (18.75%) MPLS
11 9 (18.75%) TCP/IP
11 9 (18.75%) VoIP
12 8 (16.67%) BGP
12 8 (16.67%) VPN
12 8 (16.67%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.08%) MySQL
4 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.08%) MSI
2 1 (2.08%) Subversion
2 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Law
2 5 (10.42%) Legal
3 4 (8.33%) Banking
3 4 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Advertising
4 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Publishing
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 15 (31.25%) Consultant
3 10 (20.83%) Network Consultant
4 8 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (16.67%) Security Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Architect
6 5 (10.42%) Network Security Consultant
6 5 (10.42%) Security Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Network Security Specialist
7 4 (8.33%) Network Specialist
7 4 (8.33%) Security Specialist
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) DBA
8 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (6.25%) Network Architect
8 3 (6.25%) SQL DBA
9 2 (4.17%) Administrator
9 2 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) CSS
2 2 (4.17%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.17%) Middleware
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (4.17%) XMPP
3 1 (2.08%) CGI
3 1 (2.08%) Embperl
3 1 (2.08%) FastCGI
3 1 (2.08%) Java EE
3 1 (2.08%) LAMP
3 1 (2.08%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 17 (35.42%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.25%) Replication
4 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) Unix
2 7 (14.58%) Linux
3 5 (10.42%) Windows
4 4 (8.33%) Solaris
5 1 (2.08%) SUSE
5 1 (2.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Load Balancing
2 5 (10.42%) Migration
2 5 (10.42%) Project Management
3 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.33%) ITIL
3 4 (8.33%) Unit Testing
4 3 (6.25%) Change Management
4 3 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (6.25%) High Availability
4 3 (6.25%) Network Architecture
4 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.17%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (4.17%) OO
5 2 (4.17%) OOP
5 2 (4.17%) Risk Management
5 2 (4.17%) Security Operations
5 2 (4.17%) Service Management
5 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.17%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) Python
2 3 (6.25%) Tcl
2 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.08%) C
3 1 (2.08%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) Perl
3 1 (2.08%) PHP
3 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.08%) Ruby
3 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (25.00%) CCNP
3 6 (12.50%) CCIE
4 3 (6.25%) CCSA
4 3 (6.25%) CCSE
4 3 (6.25%) CCSP
4 3 (6.25%) Degree
5 2 (4.17%) CCNA
6 1 (2.08%) CCDP
6 1 (2.08%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.08%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.08%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.25%) SLA
3 1 (2.08%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) vCloud
2 3 (6.25%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.17%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.08%) Firmware
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.08%) XenApp
4 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) SCCM
2 3 (6.25%) BladeLogic
2 3 (6.25%) Control-M
2 3 (6.25%) MIMEsweeper
2 3 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (4.17%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.08%) Ansible
4 1 (2.08%) Cacti
4 1 (2.08%) CFEngine
4 1 (2.08%) Nagios
4 1 (2.08%) Puppet
4 1 (2.08%) RANCID
4 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 40 (83.33%) F5
2 29 (60.42%) Cisco
3 25 (52.08%) CheckPoint
4 18 (37.50%) Juniper
5 11 (22.92%) Blue Coat
6 10 (20.83%) Citrix
7 9 (18.75%) Palo Alto
8 7 (14.58%) FireEye
8 7 (14.58%) VMware
9 6 (12.50%) Tufin
10 5 (10.42%) Aruba
10 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
10 5 (10.42%) Riverbed
10 5 (10.42%) SolarWinds
10 5 (10.42%) TippingPoint
11 4 (8.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 4 (8.33%) Avaya
12 3 (6.25%) Nokia
12 3 (6.25%) Oracle
12 3 (6.25%) Symantec
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