The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 118 125 132
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +7
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 8 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.33% 0.040% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.23% 0.28% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate £488 £413 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +6.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £374
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
358 361 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.83% 14.30% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 178 160
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £160 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 59 51
Average hourly rate £21.69 £23.13 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.21% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM across the East of England region.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the East of England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire - 5 £488 - 1
Bedfordshire - 3 £450 -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 16 (100.00%) F5
2 15 (93.75%) Cisco
3 14 (87.50%) CheckPoint
4 11 (68.75%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (62.50%) Blue Coat
5 10 (62.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 9 (56.25%) BIG-IP
6 9 (56.25%) MPLS
6 9 (56.25%) DNS
7 7 (43.75%) CCNP
7 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (43.75%) Firewall
8 6 (37.50%) Network Security
9 5 (31.25%) CCSE
10 4 (25.00%) CCSA
10 4 (25.00%) Finance
10 4 (25.00%) Nessus
10 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (25.00%) Internet
10 4 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (25.00%) LAN
10 4 (25.00%) WAN
10 4 (25.00%) SIEM
10 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
10 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 3 (18.75%) Performance Optimisation
11 3 (18.75%) CCNA
11 3 (18.75%) HP
11 3 (18.75%) ATM
11 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (62.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 9 (56.25%) BIG-IP
3 9 (56.25%) DNS
3 9 (56.25%) MPLS
4 7 (43.75%) Firewall
5 6 (37.50%) Network Security
6 4 (25.00%) Internet
6 4 (25.00%) LAN
6 4 (25.00%) WAN
7 3 (18.75%) ATM
7 3 (18.75%) BGP
7 3 (18.75%) OSPF
7 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 3 (18.75%) tcpdump
7 3 (18.75%) VPN
7 3 (18.75%) Wireshark
8 2 (12.50%) FCoE
8 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
9 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Network Specialist
2 7 (43.75%) Technical Specialist
3 4 (25.00%) Consultant
4 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Network Security Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Network Security Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Security Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) SIEM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) SIEM
1 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Presales
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) CCNP
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (31.25%) CCSE
3 4 (25.00%) CCSA
3 4 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
4 3 (18.75%) CCNA
5 1 (6.25%) HP ASE
5 1 (6.25%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) F5
2 15 (93.75%) Cisco
3 14 (87.50%) CheckPoint
4 10 (62.50%) Blue Coat
5 3 (18.75%) HP
6 2 (12.50%) Citrix
6 2 (12.50%) VMware
7 1 (6.25%) Aruba
7 1 (6.25%) Brocade
7 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
7 1 (6.25%) Imperva
7 1 (6.25%) Infoblox
7 1 (6.25%) Juniper
7 1 (6.25%) Meraki
7 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto
7 1 (6.25%) ProCurve
7 1 (6.25%) Riverbed
7 1 (6.25%) Sourcefire