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 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 472 533 454
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -79
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 107 50 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.098% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.42% 0.75% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 35 17
Average daily rate
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£413 £401 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% +14.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £397 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £401 £369
% change year-on-year
+6.11% +8.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £38.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £34.00
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
7533 6700 6609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.85% 13.08% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4189 3588 3396
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 395 529
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015. 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
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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
London +18 33 £350 -22.22% 3
South East +14 24 £425 +6.25% 3
Yorkshire -8 20 £401 - 1
East of England +18 10 £406 +1.56%
South West - 2 £575 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
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UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

1 227 (99.56%) F5
2 198 (86.84%) Cisco
3 183 (80.26%) Firewall
4 163 (71.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 144 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
6 137 (60.09%) CheckPoint
7 127 (55.70%) Cisco ASA
8 117 (51.32%) CCNP
9 103 (45.18%) OSPF
9 103 (45.18%) Blue Coat
10 98 (42.98%) Juniper
11 96 (42.11%) Load Balancing
11 96 (42.11%) Network Security
12 95 (41.67%) BIG-IP
13 94 (41.23%) Cisco IOS
14 93 (40.79%) DNS
15 85 (37.28%) BGP
15 85 (37.28%) VMware
16 82 (35.96%) DHCP
17 74 (32.46%) CCSE
18 70 (30.70%) Infoblox
19 66 (28.95%) Citrix
20 65 (28.51%) NetScreen
21 59 (25.88%) E-Commerce
21 59 (25.88%) Cisco Nexus
22 58 (25.44%) VMware Infrastructure
23 52 (22.81%) Linux
24 51 (22.37%) ITIL
25 49 (21.49%) SolarWinds
26 45 (19.74%) DMVPN

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 (1.32%) WebLogic
1 3 (1.32%) IIS
1 3 (1.32%) OpenStack
2 2 (0.88%) Apache
3 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.44%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.44%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 5 (2.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (7.02%) RMDS
2 5 (2.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.88%) SaaS
2 2 (0.88%) PaaS
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 183 (80.26%) Firewall
2 163 (71.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 127 (55.70%) Cisco ASA
4 103 (45.18%) OSPF
5 96 (42.11%) Network Security
6 95 (41.67%) BIG-IP
7 94 (41.23%) Cisco IOS
8 93 (40.79%) DNS
9 85 (37.28%) BGP
10 82 (35.96%) DHCP
11 65 (28.51%) NetScreen
12 59 (25.88%) Cisco Nexus
13 45 (19.74%) DMVPN
14 42 (18.42%) VPN
15 38 (16.67%) Wireless
16 36 (15.79%) VoIP
17 35 (15.35%) MPLS
18 34 (14.91%) WAN
19 33 (14.47%) TCP/IP
20 30 (13.16%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.26%) MySQL
2 3 (1.32%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.88%) OLTP
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
General
1 39 (17.11%) Finance
2 8 (3.51%) Retail
2 8 (3.51%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.07%) Games
4 5 (2.19%) Banking
5 4 (1.75%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.32%) Back Office
6 3 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Marketing
8 1 (0.44%) Local Government
8 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Electronics
8 1 (0.44%) Legal
8 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 90 (39.47%) Network Engineer
2 41 (17.98%) Consultant
3 38 (16.67%) Network Specialist
4 35 (15.35%) Security Specialist
5 34 (14.91%) Network Security Specialist
6 27 (11.84%) Network Consultant
7 19 (8.33%) Architect
8 13 (5.70%) Security Consultant
9 11 (4.82%) Analyst
9 11 (4.82%) Senior Network Engineer
9 11 (4.82%) Network Architect
9 11 (4.82%) Network Security Consultant
10 10 (4.39%) Firewall Consultant
11 9 (3.95%) Security Engineer
12 6 (2.63%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
12 6 (2.63%) Network Design Engineer
12 6 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (2.63%) Design Engineer
12 6 (2.63%) Network Support
12 6 (2.63%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.02%) Rendezvous
2 15 (6.58%) CSS
3 7 (3.07%) Web Services
4 6 (2.63%) Middleware
5 3 (1.32%) Java EE
5 3 (1.32%) JSON
5 3 (1.32%) SOAP
5 3 (1.32%) XSD
5 3 (1.32%) WSDL
5 3 (1.32%) REST
6 1 (0.44%) JMS
6 1 (0.44%) XML
6 1 (0.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (14.91%) Thin Client
2 34 (14.91%) Fat Client
3 14 (6.14%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.82%) CESG
4 11 (4.82%) PKI
4 11 (4.82%) Mobile App
4 11 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.51%) User Experience
6 6 (2.63%) Online Games
7 5 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.19%) Cryptography
8 4 (1.75%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.32%) Spread Betting
10 2 (0.88%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.44%) Tandem
11 1 (0.44%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 52 (22.81%) Linux
2 25 (10.96%) Windows
3 12 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (4.82%) Apple iOS
4 11 (4.82%) Windows Phone 8
4 11 (4.82%) Windows Phone
4 11 (4.82%) Android
5 9 (3.95%) UNIX
6 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.88%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.44%) AIX
8 1 (0.44%) CentOS
8 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (42.11%) Load Balancing
2 59 (25.88%) E-Commerce
3 51 (22.37%) ITIL
4 38 (16.67%) Service Management
5 28 (12.28%) Network Architecture
6 27 (11.84%) Network Design
7 26 (11.40%) Mentoring
8 19 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
9 17 (7.46%) Change Management
10 14 (6.14%) Incident Management
10 14 (6.14%) Line Management
11 13 (5.70%) Network Management
12 12 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (4.82%) Mobile Device Management
13 11 (4.82%) Configuration Management
14 8 (3.51%) Service Delivery
15 7 (3.07%) Project Management
15 7 (3.07%) Scrum
15 7 (3.07%) Kanban
15 7 (3.07%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.40%) C
2 6 (2.63%) Lisp
3 4 (1.75%) Java
4 3 (1.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 144 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
2 117 (51.32%) CCNP
3 74 (32.46%) CCSE
4 22 (9.65%) Degree
4 22 (9.65%) CCIE
5 21 (9.21%) Security Cleared
6 19 (8.33%) CISSP
7 15 (6.58%) SC Cleared
8 13 (5.70%) CCNA
9 11 (4.82%) CCSA
10 9 (3.95%) CCDP
11 6 (2.63%) CCSP
12 5 (2.19%) JNCIS
13 2 (0.88%) HP ASE
14 1 (0.44%) HP MASE
14 1 (0.44%) ACSP
14 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.44%) JNCIA
14 1 (0.44%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.46%) SLA
2 7 (3.07%) QA
3 2 (0.88%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.88%) COBIT
4 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.44%) GPG13
System Software
1 58 (25.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (7.46%) XenServer
3 14 (6.14%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (5.26%) vSphere
5 11 (4.82%) Firmware
6 9 (3.95%) ProxySG
7 4 (1.75%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.32%) Active Directory
8 3 (1.32%) vCloud
9 1 (0.44%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.44%) XenApp
9 1 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 14 (6.14%) RANCID
2 13 (5.70%) OPNET
3 5 (2.19%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (2.19%) Puppet
3 5 (2.19%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.75%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.75%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (1.32%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.88%) OpenView
6 2 (0.88%) SCOM
6 2 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.44%) SCCM
7 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 227 (99.56%) F5
2 198 (86.84%) Cisco
3 137 (60.09%) CheckPoint
4 103 (45.18%) Blue Coat
5 98 (42.98%) Juniper
6 85 (37.28%) VMware
7 70 (30.70%) Infoblox
8 66 (28.95%) Citrix
9 49 (21.49%) SolarWinds
10 44 (19.30%) HP
11 37 (16.23%) Imperva
12 29 (12.72%) TippingPoint
13 22 (9.65%) BMC
14 18 (7.89%) NetScout
14 18 (7.89%) Bloomberg
15 17 (7.46%) Fortinet
15 17 (7.46%) Red Hat
16 16 (7.02%) TIBCO
16 16 (7.02%) Tufin
16 16 (7.02%) LogLogic