The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 526 509 549
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +40
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 106 101 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.20% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.38% 1.33% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 49 35
Average daily rate £433 £401 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.99% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £285 £397
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £550 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £401
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7686 7571 6628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.01% 14.98% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4735 4180 3553
Average daily rate £393 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 407 375
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in England

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in England

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM across the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Histogram in England

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

F5 BIG-IP LTM Hourly Rate Trend in England

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
South East +1 29 £400 -5.88% 3
London 0 29 £425 +37.09%
Yorkshire +3 19 £443 +10.48%
East of England +8 12 £491 +20.80% 3
West Midlands -15 7 £380 -15.55%
South West +8 3 £400 -33.33% 1
North West -7 3 £510 -
North East -29 3 £303 -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 192 (98.46%) F5
2 133 (68.21%) Cisco
3 126 (64.62%) Firewall
4 117 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 85 (43.59%) BIG-IP
6 81 (41.54%) Load Balancing
7 74 (37.95%) Cisco Certification
8 72 (36.92%) CheckPoint
9 68 (34.87%) DNS
10 64 (32.82%) Finance
11 61 (31.28%) Cisco ASA
12 60 (30.77%) WAN
13 58 (29.74%) LAN
14 56 (28.72%) CCNP
15 55 (28.21%) Network Security
16 45 (23.08%) TCP/IP
16 45 (23.08%) BGP
17 43 (22.05%) Juniper
18 42 (21.54%) Blue Coat
19 39 (20.00%) VPN
20 37 (18.97%) OSPF
21 36 (18.46%) SSL
21 36 (18.46%) Cisco Nexus
22 33 (16.92%) DHCP
23 28 (14.36%) EIGRP
23 28 (14.36%) Data Centre
24 27 (13.85%) HTTP
25 25 (12.82%) FortiGate
26 24 (12.31%) Internet
26 24 (12.31%) CCIE

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.54%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.03%) JBoss
2 2 (1.03%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.51%) Apache
3 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.51%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.51%) MS Office
1 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 126 (64.62%) Firewall
2 117 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 85 (43.59%) BIG-IP
4 68 (34.87%) DNS
5 61 (31.28%) Cisco ASA
6 60 (30.77%) WAN
7 58 (29.74%) LAN
8 55 (28.21%) Network Security
9 45 (23.08%) BGP
9 45 (23.08%) TCP/IP
10 39 (20.00%) VPN
11 37 (18.97%) OSPF
12 36 (18.46%) Cisco Nexus
12 36 (18.46%) SSL
13 33 (16.92%) DHCP
14 28 (14.36%) EIGRP
15 27 (13.85%) HTTP
16 24 (12.31%) Internet
17 21 (10.77%) MPLS
18 19 (9.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 64 (32.82%) Finance
2 17 (8.72%) Banking
3 13 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.64%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.08%) Retail
6 3 (1.54%) Law
6 3 (1.54%) Local Government
7 2 (1.03%) Back Office
7 2 (1.03%) Billing
7 2 (1.03%) Games
7 2 (1.03%) Legal
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 90 (46.15%) Network Engineer
2 35 (17.95%) Security Engineer
3 25 (12.82%) Network Security Engineer
4 19 (9.74%) Consultant
5 16 (8.21%) Senior Network Engineer
6 14 (7.18%) Administrator
6 14 (7.18%) IP Engineer
7 12 (6.15%) Network Specialist
8 11 (5.64%) Design Engineer
9 10 (5.13%) Cisco Engineer
9 10 (5.13%) Senior Security Engineer
10 9 (4.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 9 (4.62%) IP Security Engineer
10 9 (4.62%) Network Design Engineer
10 9 (4.62%) Security Consultant
10 9 (4.62%) WAN Engineer
11 8 (4.10%) IP Network Engineer
11 8 (4.10%) Network Consultant
12 7 (3.59%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (3.59%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.62%) REST
1 9 (4.62%) SOAP
2 2 (1.03%) CSS
3 1 (0.51%) J2EE
3 1 (0.51%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.36%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (4.62%) Algorithms
4 8 (4.10%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.05%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.05%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.54%) Clustering
7 3 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.54%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.03%) BBC
8 2 (1.03%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.51%) DataPower
9 1 (0.51%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.51%) iDTV
9 1 (0.51%) MPEG
9 1 (0.51%) PKI
9 1 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.28%) Unix
2 11 (5.64%) Linux
3 9 (4.62%) Windows
4 2 (1.03%) CatOS
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (41.54%) Load Balancing
2 21 (10.77%) Change Management
3 18 (9.23%) High Availability
4 12 (6.15%) ITIL
4 12 (6.15%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (5.13%) DDoS Mitigation
5 10 (5.13%) Network Design
6 9 (4.62%) Migration
6 9 (4.62%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (4.62%) Performance Management
7 7 (3.59%) Network Architecture
7 7 (3.59%) Problem Management
8 6 (3.08%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.08%) SIEM
9 5 (2.56%) Deep Packet Inspection
9 5 (2.56%) Low Latency
9 5 (2.56%) Security Architecture
9 5 (2.56%) Service Management
9 5 (2.56%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (2.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.62%) Tcl
2 5 (2.56%) C
3 2 (1.03%) Perl
3 2 (1.03%) Python
4 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.51%) Bourne shell
4 1 (0.51%) Lisp
4 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.51%) SQL
Qualifications
1 74 (37.95%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (28.72%) CCNP
3 24 (12.31%) CCIE
4 22 (11.28%) CCSE
5 15 (7.69%) Degree
6 14 (7.18%) CCNA
6 14 (7.18%) CCSA
7 10 (5.13%) JNCIP
7 10 (5.13%) JNCIS
8 9 (4.62%) Security Cleared
9 8 (4.10%) SC Cleared
10 6 (3.08%) CISSP
11 5 (2.56%) Check Point Certification
12 4 (2.05%) CCDP
13 2 (1.03%) HND
13 2 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.51%) CCDA
14 1 (0.51%) CISM
14 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.51%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.10%) SLA
2 5 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (6.67%) Firmware
1 13 (6.67%) ProxySG
2 10 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.62%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.51%) ACF2
4 1 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.51%) NFS
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.51%) RACF
4 1 (0.51%) vCloud
4 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (12.82%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.59%) Nessus
3 5 (2.56%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.51%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.51%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.51%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (0.51%) OpenView
4 1 (0.51%) OPNET
4 1 (0.51%) SCOM
4 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.51%) TrustSec
4 1 (0.51%) vMotion
4 1 (0.51%) zSecure
Vendors
1 192 (98.46%) F5
2 133 (68.21%) Cisco
3 72 (36.92%) CheckPoint
4 43 (22.05%) Juniper
5 42 (21.54%) Blue Coat
6 17 (8.72%) Fortinet
7 15 (7.69%) Palo Alto
8 12 (6.15%) Infoblox
9 10 (5.13%) VMware
10 8 (4.10%) Aruba
10 8 (4.10%) SolarWinds
11 7 (3.59%) Citrix
11 7 (3.59%) Nokia
12 6 (3.08%) HP
13 5 (2.56%) Forcepoint
13 5 (2.56%) IBM
14 4 (2.05%) BMC
14 4 (2.05%) CA
14 4 (2.05%) Intel Security
14 4 (2.05%) Microsoft
Swindon, Wiltshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Absolute Solution Limited
Rate: From £375 to £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Rate £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Thame
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago