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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 458 496 514
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +18
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 121 55 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.12% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.68% 0.86% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 35 13
Average daily rate
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£425 £420 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +3.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £330 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £403 £438
% change year-on-year
-0.49% -8.00%
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
7196 6379 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 13.62% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3537 3525
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 390 619
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +46 52 £465 -7.00% 4
Yorkshire +10 23 £401 - 1
South East -12 21 £450 +16.12% 6
North West -5 8 £388 +17.42%
South West - 5 £438 -
East of England - 1 £413 - 2
F5 BIG-IP LTM
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 217 (99.54%) F5
2 172 (78.90%) Cisco
3 151 (69.27%) Firewall
4 127 (58.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 109 (50.00%) CheckPoint
6 102 (46.79%) Cisco ASA
7 99 (45.41%) Cisco Certification
8 96 (44.04%) Juniper
9 83 (38.07%) Load Balancing
10 79 (36.24%) Network Security
10 79 (36.24%) CCNP
11 71 (32.57%) OSPF
12 66 (30.28%) BGP
13 65 (29.82%) Blue Coat
14 60 (27.52%) BIG-IP
15 54 (24.77%) DNS
16 53 (24.31%) ITIL
17 50 (22.94%) Cisco IOS
18 49 (22.48%) HP
19 47 (21.56%) Cisco Nexus
20 44 (20.18%) VMware
21 43 (19.72%) WAN
22 41 (18.81%) NetScreen
23 39 (17.89%) LAN
23 39 (17.89%) CCSE
24 36 (16.51%) Linux
24 36 (16.51%) Citrix
25 35 (16.06%) Network Monitoring
26 33 (15.14%) Network Management
26 33 (15.14%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (2.29%) IIS
2 3 (1.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.38%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.46%) MediaWiki
4 1 (0.46%) Apache
4 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (5.05%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.92%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.46%) SaaS
1 1 (0.46%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 151 (69.27%) Firewall
2 127 (58.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 102 (46.79%) Cisco ASA
4 79 (36.24%) Network Security
5 71 (32.57%) OSPF
6 66 (30.28%) BGP
7 60 (27.52%) BIG-IP
8 54 (24.77%) DNS
9 50 (22.94%) Cisco IOS
10 47 (21.56%) Cisco Nexus
11 43 (19.72%) WAN
12 41 (18.81%) NetScreen
13 39 (17.89%) LAN
14 32 (14.68%) SSL
15 30 (13.76%) VPN
15 30 (13.76%) DHCP
16 26 (11.93%) Junos
17 19 (8.72%) Wireless
17 19 (8.72%) MPLS
18 17 (7.80%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.50%) MySQL
2 3 (1.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.46%) OLTP
3 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (13.76%) Finance
2 9 (4.13%) Games
3 8 (3.67%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.75%) Retail
5 4 (1.83%) Banking
6 2 (0.92%) Billing
6 2 (0.92%) Legal
6 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.92%) Back Office
7 1 (0.46%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 76 (34.86%) Network Engineer
2 55 (25.23%) Consultant
3 32 (14.68%) Network Consultant
4 26 (11.93%) Network Specialist
5 22 (10.09%) Architect
6 18 (8.26%) Security Specialist
7 16 (7.34%) Network Security Specialist
8 14 (6.42%) Security Engineer
9 11 (5.05%) Security Consultant
9 11 (5.05%) Senior Network Engineer
10 10 (4.59%) Network Architect
10 10 (4.59%) Security Architect
11 9 (4.13%) Network Security Consultant
11 9 (4.13%) Network Security Engineer
12 8 (3.67%) Firewall Engineer
13 7 (3.21%) Security Designer
13 7 (3.21%) Designer
13 7 (3.21%) Network Design Engineer
13 7 (3.21%) Design Engineer
13 7 (3.21%) Monitoring Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.34%) CSS
2 12 (5.50%) Middleware
3 2 (0.92%) Web Services
3 2 (0.92%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.46%) SOAP
4 1 (0.46%) XSD
4 1 (0.46%) WSDL
4 1 (0.46%) SAML
4 1 (0.46%) Java EE
4 1 (0.46%) JSON
4 1 (0.46%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.72%) User Experience
3 15 (6.88%) Fat Client
3 15 (6.88%) Thin Client
4 13 (5.96%) Cryptography
4 13 (5.96%) PKI
5 12 (5.50%) Visualisation
6 11 (5.05%) Mobile App
6 11 (5.05%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (5.05%) CESG
7 8 (3.67%) Online Games
8 3 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.92%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.46%) Tandem
10 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.46%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.46%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 36 (16.51%) Linux
2 33 (15.14%) Windows
3 11 (5.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (5.05%) Android
3 11 (5.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (5.05%) Apple iOS
3 11 (5.05%) Windows Phone 8
3 11 (5.05%) Windows Phone
4 10 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.38%) UNIX
6 2 (0.92%) Windows 2000
6 2 (0.92%) MVS
6 2 (0.92%) Debian
7 1 (0.46%) CentOS
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (38.07%) Load Balancing
2 53 (24.31%) ITIL
3 35 (16.06%) Network Monitoring
4 33 (15.14%) Network Management
5 31 (14.22%) Network Design
6 29 (13.30%) E-Commerce
7 23 (10.55%) Network Architecture
8 22 (10.09%) Service Management
9 18 (8.26%) Incident Management
9 18 (8.26%) Mentoring
10 12 (5.50%) Time Management
10 12 (5.50%) Service Delivery
11 11 (5.05%) Configuration Management
11 11 (5.05%) Mobile Device Management
12 10 (4.59%) Change Management
13 9 (4.13%) Performance Management
13 9 (4.13%) Root Cause Analysis
14 8 (3.67%) Identity Management
15 7 (3.21%) Analytics
16 6 (2.75%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.42%) C
2 4 (1.83%) SQL
3 3 (1.38%) Lisp
4 2 (0.92%) Java
5 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 99 (45.41%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (36.24%) CCNP
3 39 (17.89%) CCSE
4 32 (14.68%) Security Cleared
5 24 (11.01%) SC Cleared
5 24 (11.01%) CCNA
6 13 (5.96%) CCIE
7 9 (4.13%) Degree
8 8 (3.67%) JNCIS
9 7 (3.21%) HP ASE
10 6 (2.75%) CCSA
10 6 (2.75%) CCDP
11 5 (2.29%) ACSP
12 4 (1.83%) CISSP
13 3 (1.38%) CCSP
14 2 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.92%) HP MASE
15 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
15 1 (0.46%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.88%) QA
1 15 (6.88%) SLA
2 9 (4.13%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.46%) GPG13
3 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.46%) COBIT
System Software
1 23 (10.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (9.63%) VMware ESXi
3 20 (9.17%) ProxySG
4 14 (6.42%) vSphere
5 11 (5.05%) Firmware
6 10 (4.59%) Hyper-V
7 5 (2.29%) Active Directory
8 4 (1.83%) XenServer
9 1 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 20 (9.17%) OPNET
2 13 (5.96%) WhatsUp Gold
3 7 (3.21%) OpenView
4 6 (2.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (2.29%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.38%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.38%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.92%) Puppet
7 2 (0.92%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.46%) SCCM
8 1 (0.46%) SCOM
8 1 (0.46%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 217 (99.54%) F5
2 172 (78.90%) Cisco
3 109 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 96 (44.04%) Juniper
5 65 (29.82%) Blue Coat
6 49 (22.48%) HP
7 44 (20.18%) VMware
8 36 (16.51%) Citrix
9 27 (12.39%) BMC
9 27 (12.39%) McAfee
10 26 (11.93%) TippingPoint
11 25 (11.47%) Nokia
12 23 (10.55%) SolarWinds
13 22 (10.09%) Infoblox
14 20 (9.17%) Imperva
15 18 (8.26%) Red Hat
16 16 (7.34%) Fortinet
16 16 (7.34%) Riverbed
17 13 (5.96%) Microsoft
18 11 (5.05%) EMC
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