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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 443 488 496
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +8
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 114 51 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.12% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.67% 0.87% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 30 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £420 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £330 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £388 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
6828 5865 6353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.34% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3879 3163 3097
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 353 594
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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
London +34 58 £425 -17.07% 11
Yorkshire +15 26 £401 +23.23% 1
South East +15 19 £450 +28.57% 5
South West - 5 £465 -
North West -9 4 £413 -3.50%
East of England 0 1 £413 +6.45%
F5 BIG-IP LTM
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 211 (99.53%) F5
2 169 (79.72%) Cisco
3 150 (70.75%) Firewall
4 119 (56.13%) CheckPoint
5 118 (55.66%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 114 (53.77%) Cisco Certification
7 106 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
8 93 (43.87%) CCNP
9 84 (39.62%) OSPF
10 82 (38.68%) Juniper
11 77 (36.32%) Load Balancing
11 77 (36.32%) Blue Coat
12 76 (35.85%) BIG-IP
12 76 (35.85%) Network Security
13 71 (33.49%) BGP
14 69 (32.55%) VMware
15 67 (31.60%) DNS
16 66 (31.13%) Cisco IOS
17 58 (27.36%) CCSE
18 54 (25.47%) ITIL
19 52 (24.53%) Linux
19 52 (24.53%) HP
20 50 (23.58%) DHCP
21 46 (21.70%) Cisco Nexus
22 45 (21.23%) NetScreen
22 45 (21.23%) VMware Infrastructure
23 44 (20.75%) Citrix
23 44 (20.75%) Infoblox
24 43 (20.28%) E-Commerce
25 38 (17.92%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (2.36%) IIS
2 4 (1.89%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.42%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.94%) Apache
4 2 (0.94%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.47%) MediaWiki
5 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (4.25%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.42%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.94%) SaaS
1 2 (0.94%) PaaS
2 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 150 (70.75%) Firewall
2 118 (55.66%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 106 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 84 (39.62%) OSPF
5 76 (35.85%) BIG-IP
5 76 (35.85%) Network Security
6 71 (33.49%) BGP
7 67 (31.60%) DNS
8 66 (31.13%) Cisco IOS
9 50 (23.58%) DHCP
10 46 (21.70%) Cisco Nexus
11 45 (21.23%) NetScreen
12 38 (17.92%) WAN
13 33 (15.57%) LAN
14 29 (13.68%) VPN
14 29 (13.68%) DMVPN
15 26 (12.26%) SSL
16 19 (8.96%) Wireless
16 19 (8.96%) Junos
17 18 (8.49%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.66%) MySQL
2 3 (1.42%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.94%) OLTP
3 2 (0.94%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
General
1 30 (14.15%) Finance
2 8 (3.77%) Games
3 7 (3.30%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.83%) Retail
5 5 (2.36%) Banking
6 2 (0.94%) Billing
6 2 (0.94%) Legal
6 2 (0.94%) Back Office
6 2 (0.94%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.47%) Local Government
7 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (33.02%) Network Engineer
2 53 (25.00%) Consultant
3 34 (16.04%) Network Specialist
4 31 (14.62%) Network Consultant
5 28 (13.21%) Security Specialist
6 26 (12.26%) Network Security Specialist
7 18 (8.49%) Architect
8 12 (5.66%) Senior Network Engineer
9 10 (4.72%) Security Engineer
9 10 (4.72%) Security Consultant
10 9 (4.25%) Network Architect
11 8 (3.77%) Network Security Consultant
12 7 (3.30%) Technical Consultant
12 7 (3.30%) Analyst
13 6 (2.83%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 6 (2.83%) Firewall Engineer
13 6 (2.83%) Monitoring Specialist
14 5 (2.36%) Network Security Engineer
14 5 (2.36%) Network Design Engineer
14 5 (2.36%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.13%) Middleware
1 13 (6.13%) CSS
2 4 (1.89%) Web Services
3 3 (1.42%) Rendezvous
4 2 (0.94%) JSON
4 2 (0.94%) Java EE
4 2 (0.94%) SOAP
4 2 (0.94%) XSD
4 2 (0.94%) WSDL
4 2 (0.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (12.26%) Thin Client
2 26 (12.26%) Fat Client
3 17 (8.02%) User Experience
4 13 (6.13%) PKI
5 11 (5.19%) Mobile App
5 11 (5.19%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (5.19%) Cryptography
5 11 (5.19%) CESG
6 10 (4.72%) Visualisation
7 7 (3.30%) Online Games
8 4 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.42%) Spread Betting
10 2 (0.94%) CLARiiON
10 2 (0.94%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.47%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.47%) SecurID
11 1 (0.47%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 52 (24.53%) Linux
2 31 (14.62%) Windows
3 11 (5.19%) Apple iOS
3 11 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (5.19%) Windows Phone 8
3 11 (5.19%) Windows Phone
3 11 (5.19%) Android
4 9 (4.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.42%) UNIX
7 2 (0.94%) Debian
7 2 (0.94%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.47%) CentOS
8 1 (0.47%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (36.32%) Load Balancing
2 54 (25.47%) ITIL
3 43 (20.28%) E-Commerce
4 31 (14.62%) Network Monitoring
5 27 (12.74%) Network Management
6 25 (11.79%) Network Design
7 21 (9.91%) Mentoring
8 19 (8.96%) Network Architecture
9 18 (8.49%) Service Management
10 17 (8.02%) Incident Management
11 12 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (5.19%) Mobile Device Management
12 11 (5.19%) Configuration Management
13 10 (4.72%) Time Management
13 10 (4.72%) Service Delivery
14 9 (4.25%) Line Management
14 9 (4.25%) Performance Management
15 8 (3.77%) Change Management
16 7 (3.30%) ITIL V3
17 6 (2.83%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.38%) C
2 4 (1.89%) SQL
3 3 (1.42%) Lisp
3 3 (1.42%) Java
Qualifications
1 114 (53.77%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (43.87%) CCNP
3 58 (27.36%) CCSE
4 26 (12.26%) Security Cleared
5 21 (9.91%) CCNA
6 20 (9.43%) SC Cleared
7 14 (6.60%) CCIE
8 8 (3.77%) CCSA
8 8 (3.77%) Degree
9 7 (3.30%) CCDP
9 7 (3.30%) JNCIS
10 5 (2.36%) CCSP
10 5 (2.36%) CISSP
10 5 (2.36%) HP ASE
11 3 (1.42%) ACSP
12 2 (0.94%) HP MASE
12 2 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.47%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.66%) QA
1 12 (5.66%) SLA
2 7 (3.30%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.94%) COBIT
4 1 (0.47%) GPG13
4 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (21.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (8.96%) VMware ESXi
3 17 (8.02%) ProxySG
4 16 (7.55%) vSphere
5 12 (5.66%) XenServer
6 11 (5.19%) Firmware
7 9 (4.25%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.36%) Active Directory
9 3 (1.42%) vCloud
10 1 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.47%) XenApp
10 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (8.49%) OPNET
2 9 (4.25%) WhatsUp Gold
3 7 (3.30%) OpenView
4 5 (2.36%) Puppet
4 5 (2.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.42%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.42%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.42%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.42%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.94%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (0.94%) SCOM
7 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 211 (99.53%) F5
2 169 (79.72%) Cisco
3 119 (56.13%) CheckPoint
4 82 (38.68%) Juniper
5 77 (36.32%) Blue Coat
6 69 (32.55%) VMware
7 52 (24.53%) HP
8 44 (20.75%) Citrix
8 44 (20.75%) Infoblox
9 33 (15.57%) Imperva
10 27 (12.74%) BMC
11 25 (11.79%) SolarWinds
12 21 (9.91%) Nokia
13 20 (9.43%) Red Hat
14 19 (8.96%) McAfee
14 19 (8.96%) TippingPoint
15 16 (7.55%) Fortinet
16 15 (7.08%) Microsoft
17 14 (6.60%) Riverbed
18 9 (4.25%) 3PAR
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