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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 503 464 524
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +60
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 78 121 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.26% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.16% 1.73% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 86 26
Average daily rate £425 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £388 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £413 £374
% change year-on-year
+6.36% +10.36%
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
6725 6978 6207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.47% 14.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4025 3903 3286
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 419 366
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.75 £19.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +23.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 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 13 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
London -24 33 £419 -1.47% 4
South East +12 24 £388 -13.88%
East of England +9 8 £488 +18.18%
Yorkshire -38 7 £500 +24.84% 1
North West -8 5 £530 +28.48%
West Midlands -17 1 £400 -3.03%
F5 BIG-IP LTM
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 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.

1 156 (96.89%) F5
2 116 (72.05%) Cisco
3 104 (64.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 94 (58.39%) Firewall
5 69 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
6 68 (42.24%) Load Balancing
7 60 (37.27%) BIG-IP
8 57 (35.40%) DNS
9 55 (34.16%) CheckPoint
9 55 (34.16%) Finance
10 51 (31.68%) LAN
11 49 (30.43%) WAN
11 49 (30.43%) CCNP
11 49 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
12 42 (26.09%) TCP/IP
13 41 (25.47%) BGP
14 39 (24.22%) Network Security
15 37 (22.98%) Cisco Nexus
16 35 (21.74%) OSPF
17 33 (20.50%) DHCP
18 31 (19.25%) VPN
19 29 (18.01%) EIGRP
20 28 (17.39%) Juniper
21 26 (16.15%) SSL
21 26 (16.15%) Blue Coat
22 22 (13.66%) Cisco IOS
22 22 (13.66%) Data Centre
23 21 (13.04%) CCIE
23 21 (13.04%) Unix
24 19 (11.80%) Firmware

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 5 (3.11%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.48%) JBoss
3 3 (1.86%) Apache
3 3 (1.86%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.62%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.86%) IaaS
1 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 104 (64.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 94 (58.39%) Firewall
3 60 (37.27%) BIG-IP
4 57 (35.40%) DNS
5 51 (31.68%) LAN
6 49 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
6 49 (30.43%) WAN
7 42 (26.09%) TCP/IP
8 41 (25.47%) BGP
9 39 (24.22%) Network Security
10 37 (22.98%) Cisco Nexus
11 35 (21.74%) OSPF
12 33 (20.50%) DHCP
13 31 (19.25%) VPN
14 29 (18.01%) EIGRP
15 26 (16.15%) SSL
16 22 (13.66%) Cisco IOS
17 18 (11.18%) Internet
17 18 (11.18%) Wireless
18 17 (10.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.62%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.62%) OLTP
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 55 (34.16%) Finance
2 17 (10.56%) Banking
3 13 (8.07%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.97%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.86%) Retail
6 2 (1.24%) Legal
7 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.62%) Games
7 1 (0.62%) Law
7 1 (0.62%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 74 (45.96%) Network Engineer
2 22 (13.66%) Security Engineer
3 20 (12.42%) Administrator
4 19 (11.80%) Network Security Engineer
5 15 (9.32%) Consultant
6 14 (8.70%) Network Specialist
7 10 (6.21%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (4.97%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (4.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (4.97%) Senior Security Engineer
9 7 (4.35%) Architect
9 7 (4.35%) Network Consultant
9 7 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
9 7 (4.35%) WAN Engineer
10 6 (3.73%) Network Administrator
10 6 (3.73%) Security Consultant
11 5 (3.11%) IP Network Engineer
11 5 (3.11%) Network Security Consultant
11 5 (3.11%) Security Specialist
11 5 (3.11%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.35%) REST
1 7 (4.35%) SOAP
2 6 (3.73%) Middleware
3 5 (3.11%) XML
4 4 (2.48%) CSS
5 3 (1.86%) J2EE
6 1 (0.62%) Java EE
6 1 (0.62%) JSON
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.62%) Web Services
6 1 (0.62%) WSDL
6 1 (0.62%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.66%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.21%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 7 (4.35%) Clustering
4 5 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.11%) Fat Client
4 5 (3.11%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.86%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.62%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.62%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.62%) Replication
7 1 (0.62%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.04%) Unix
2 17 (10.56%) Windows
3 10 (6.21%) Linux
4 3 (1.86%) CatOS
4 3 (1.86%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.62%) CentOS
5 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (42.24%) Load Balancing
2 17 (10.56%) Change Management
3 10 (6.21%) Network Architecture
4 8 (4.97%) High Availability
4 8 (4.97%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (4.35%) E-Commerce
5 7 (4.35%) ITIL
5 7 (4.35%) Low Latency
5 7 (4.35%) Network Design
5 7 (4.35%) Security Architecture
6 6 (3.73%) Problem Management
6 6 (3.73%) Service Delivery
6 6 (3.73%) SIEM
6 6 (3.73%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (3.11%) OWASP
7 5 (3.11%) Performance Optimisation
7 5 (3.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (2.48%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.48%) Mentoring
8 4 (2.48%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 6 (3.73%) Tcl
3 5 (3.11%) C
4 4 (2.48%) Perl
5 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.62%) Bourne shell
5 1 (0.62%) Java
5 1 (0.62%) Lisp
5 1 (0.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (30.43%) CCNP
3 21 (13.04%) CCIE
4 16 (9.94%) CCSE
5 12 (7.45%) CCSA
5 12 (7.45%) Degree
6 11 (6.83%) CCNA
7 10 (6.21%) Security Cleared
8 9 (5.59%) SC Cleared
9 6 (3.73%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (1.86%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.86%) JNCIS
11 2 (1.24%) HND
12 1 (0.62%) CCDP
12 1 (0.62%) CISM
12 1 (0.62%) CISSP
12 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.62%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.48%) SLA
3 3 (1.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (11.80%) Firmware
2 11 (6.83%) Active Directory
3 10 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.48%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.62%) NFS
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.62%) vCloud
5 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (9.94%) FortiGate
2 7 (4.35%) Nessus
3 1 (0.62%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.62%) OpenView
3 1 (0.62%) SCOM
3 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.62%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 156 (96.89%) F5
2 116 (72.05%) Cisco
3 55 (34.16%) CheckPoint
4 28 (17.39%) Juniper
5 26 (16.15%) Blue Coat
6 15 (9.32%) Infoblox
7 14 (8.70%) Palo Alto
8 10 (6.21%) VMware
9 9 (5.59%) Aruba
9 9 (5.59%) SolarWinds
10 7 (4.35%) Fortinet
11 6 (3.73%) Citrix
11 6 (3.73%) HP
12 5 (3.11%) Imperva
12 5 (3.11%) Intel Security
12 5 (3.11%) Microsoft
13 4 (2.48%) Riverbed
14 3 (1.86%) Akamai
14 3 (1.86%) Nokia
14 3 (1.86%) Red Hat