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 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 489 500 527
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +27
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 100 77 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.15% 0.091%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.34% 1.03% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 55 28
Average daily rate
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£435 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £334 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £506 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
- +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £36.00
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
7469 7473 6574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.05% 14.85% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4319 4117 3641
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 409 381
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 August 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 28 August 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 +49 60 £435 -3.33% 6
South East -9 16 £438 -2.77% 2
South West -16 8 £450 - 4
West Midlands -4 5 £405 +47.27%
East of England +3 4 £600 +77.77%
Midlands - 4 £320 -
Yorkshire -27 3 £428 +19.58%
F5 BIG-IP LTM
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 187 (100.00%) F5
2 145 (77.54%) Cisco
3 143 (76.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 142 (75.94%) Firewall
5 101 (54.01%) Cisco Certification
6 86 (45.99%) CheckPoint
7 78 (41.71%) Load Balancing
7 78 (41.71%) Cisco ASA
8 71 (37.97%) Juniper
8 71 (37.97%) CCNP
9 65 (34.76%) BGP
10 64 (34.22%) BIG-IP
11 62 (33.16%) OSPF
12 60 (32.09%) Network Security
13 57 (30.48%) DNS
13 57 (30.48%) WAN
13 57 (30.48%) TCP/IP
14 53 (28.34%) MPLS
15 51 (27.27%) VoIP
15 51 (27.27%) Finance
15 51 (27.27%) SolarWinds
16 48 (25.67%) Blue Coat
17 47 (25.13%) VPN
17 47 (25.13%) Data Centre
18 46 (24.60%) IPsec
19 44 (23.53%) Wireless
19 44 (23.53%) Cisco IOS
19 44 (23.53%) UNIX
20 43 (22.99%) Cisco Nexus
21 40 (21.39%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (4.81%) WebLogic
2 8 (4.28%) JBoss
2 8 (4.28%) Apache
2 8 (4.28%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.21%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.53%) nginx
5 1 (0.53%) Lync
5 1 (0.53%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.74%) RMDS
2 2 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 143 (76.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 142 (75.94%) Firewall
3 78 (41.71%) Cisco ASA
4 65 (34.76%) BGP
5 64 (34.22%) BIG-IP
6 62 (33.16%) OSPF
7 60 (32.09%) Network Security
8 57 (30.48%) WAN
8 57 (30.48%) TCP/IP
8 57 (30.48%) DNS
9 53 (28.34%) MPLS
10 51 (27.27%) VoIP
11 47 (25.13%) VPN
12 46 (24.60%) IPsec
13 44 (23.53%) Cisco IOS
13 44 (23.53%) Wireless
14 43 (22.99%) Cisco Nexus
15 36 (19.25%) TACACS
16 35 (18.72%) EIGRP
17 30 (16.04%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
General
1 51 (27.27%) Finance
2 9 (4.81%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.28%) Banking
4 7 (3.74%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.21%) Retail
6 3 (1.60%) Advertising
6 3 (1.60%) Publishing
6 3 (1.60%) Legal
6 3 (1.60%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.60%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.07%) Marketing
7 2 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.07%) Back Office
7 2 (1.07%) Electronics
7 2 (1.07%) Billing
8 1 (0.53%) Games
8 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 88 (47.06%) Network Engineer
2 20 (10.70%) Consultant
2 20 (10.70%) Administrator
3 15 (8.02%) Senior Network Engineer
4 10 (5.35%) Network Consultant
5 9 (4.81%) Architect
5 9 (4.81%) Security Engineer
6 8 (4.28%) Analyst
6 8 (4.28%) Middleware Engineer
7 7 (3.74%) Network Architect
7 7 (3.74%) Support Engineer
7 7 (3.74%) Network Support
8 6 (3.21%) Network Support Engineer
9 5 (2.67%) Network Specialist
10 4 (2.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (2.14%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (2.14%) Firewall Engineer
11 3 (1.60%) Firewall Consultant
11 3 (1.60%) Network Security Consultant
11 3 (1.60%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.70%) CSS
2 11 (5.88%) Middleware
3 9 (4.81%) 802.1X
4 8 (4.28%) J2EE
5 7 (3.74%) Rendezvous
6 3 (1.60%) Web Services
7 1 (0.53%) XSD
7 1 (0.53%) JMS
7 1 (0.53%) WSDL
7 1 (0.53%) SOAP
7 1 (0.53%) Java EE
7 1 (0.53%) JSON
7 1 (0.53%) WCF
7 1 (0.53%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 47 (25.13%) Data Centre
2 34 (18.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 10 (5.35%) Clustering
4 9 (4.81%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.67%) CLARiiON
6 4 (2.14%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.14%) User Experience
7 3 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.60%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.07%) DTV
9 1 (0.53%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.53%) Online Games
9 1 (0.53%) DataPower
9 1 (0.53%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 44 (23.53%) UNIX
2 34 (18.18%) Windows
3 26 (13.90%) Linux
4 7 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (2.67%) Debian
6 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.53%) AIX
7 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (41.71%) Load Balancing
2 40 (21.39%) ITIL
3 29 (15.51%) Service Management
4 28 (14.97%) WAN Optimisation
5 27 (14.44%) DDoS Mitigation
6 18 (9.63%) Network Management
7 17 (9.09%) Change Management
8 16 (8.56%) Root Cause Analysis
9 14 (7.49%) E-Commerce
10 13 (6.95%) Network Design
11 12 (6.42%) Network Architecture
12 11 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
12 11 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
12 11 (5.88%) Scrum
12 11 (5.88%) Kanban
13 8 (4.28%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (4.28%) Network Monitoring
13 8 (4.28%) High Availability
14 6 (3.21%) Mentoring
14 6 (3.21%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.88%) VB
2 9 (4.81%) Perl
3 8 (4.28%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.74%) SQL
5 4 (2.14%) Java
6 1 (0.53%) C
6 1 (0.53%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 101 (54.01%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (37.97%) CCNP
3 24 (12.83%) Degree
4 22 (11.76%) CCIE
5 18 (9.63%) CCSE
6 17 (9.09%) CCNA
7 13 (6.95%) CCSA
8 12 (6.42%) Security Cleared
9 10 (5.35%) CISSP
10 5 (2.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (2.67%) SC Cleared
10 5 (2.67%) JNCIS
11 4 (2.14%) CCSP
12 3 (1.60%) Check Point Certification
12 3 (1.60%) HP ASE
13 2 (1.07%) JNCIA
14 1 (0.53%) HP MASE
14 1 (0.53%) JNCIP
14 1 (0.53%) MCTS
14 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.02%) SLA
2 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.07%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (4.81%) ProxySG
2 8 (4.28%) Firmware
2 8 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.28%) vSphere
3 5 (2.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.07%) Squid
4 2 (1.07%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.53%) XenApp
5 1 (0.53%) UAG
5 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (10.70%) RANCID
2 12 (6.42%) Cisco CUCM
3 10 (5.35%) CiscoWorks
4 5 (2.67%) OPNET
5 4 (2.14%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.07%) SCCM
6 2 (1.07%) OpenView
6 2 (1.07%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.53%) SCOM
7 1 (0.53%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.53%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.53%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 187 (100.00%) F5
2 145 (77.54%) Cisco
3 86 (45.99%) CheckPoint
4 71 (37.97%) Juniper
5 51 (27.27%) SolarWinds
6 48 (25.67%) Blue Coat
7 32 (17.11%) Citrix
8 26 (13.90%) Fortinet
9 23 (12.30%) McAfee
10 22 (11.76%) Infoblox
11 15 (8.02%) Riverbed
11 15 (8.02%) VMware
11 15 (8.02%) BMC
12 14 (7.49%) HP
13 12 (6.42%) IBM
13 12 (6.42%) TippingPoint
14 11 (5.88%) Red Hat
15 9 (4.81%) LogLogic
15 9 (4.81%) Tufin
16 8 (4.28%) NetScout
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