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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
UK / England
Rank 516 538 464
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -74
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 63 74 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.16% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.01% 1.07% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 34 91
Median daily rate £420 £426 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.46% +0.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £372 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £485 £413
% change year-on-year
-12.37% +17.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
6241 6916 7226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.90% 14.50% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3931 4152 4004
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 328 296 431
Median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.80 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing F5 BIG-IP LTM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the England region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +12 20 £413 -2.94% 3
East of England +12 12 £300 -38.46%
South East +5 11 £450 -5.26% 1
North West +28 10 £525 -0.94%
West Midlands +14 5 £285 -28.75%
Yorkshire +16 4 £425 -15.00%
South West - 1 £500 - 1
F5 BIG-IP LTM
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 175 (97.77%) F5
2 137 (76.54%) Cisco
3 129 (72.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 92 (51.40%) Firewall
5 86 (48.04%) CheckPoint
6 73 (40.78%) Cisco ASA
7 69 (38.55%) Juniper
8 62 (34.64%) Cisco Certification
9 53 (29.61%) BGP
10 52 (29.05%) Network Security
11 49 (27.37%) DNS
12 48 (26.82%) OSPF
12 48 (26.82%) Cisco Nexus
13 47 (26.26%) CCNP
14 46 (25.70%) WAN
14 46 (25.70%) Blue Coat
15 42 (23.46%) BIG-IP
15 42 (23.46%) Load Balancing
16 37 (20.67%) VPN
16 37 (20.67%) Data Centre
17 35 (19.55%) Security Cleared
18 33 (18.44%) SC Cleared
19 32 (17.88%) LAN
19 32 (17.88%) MPLS
20 29 (16.20%) EIGRP
21 28 (15.64%) Finance
21 28 (15.64%) TCP/IP
22 27 (15.08%) Palo Alto
23 25 (13.97%) CCIE
24 22 (12.29%) Wireless

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.56%) Apache
2 1 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.56%) Confluence
2 1 (0.56%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.56%) nginx
2 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.12%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.03%) Akamai
2 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 129 (72.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 92 (51.40%) Firewall
3 73 (40.78%) Cisco ASA
4 53 (29.61%) BGP
5 52 (29.05%) Network Security
6 49 (27.37%) DNS
7 48 (26.82%) Cisco Nexus
7 48 (26.82%) OSPF
8 46 (25.70%) WAN
9 42 (23.46%) BIG-IP
10 37 (20.67%) VPN
11 32 (17.88%) LAN
11 32 (17.88%) MPLS
12 29 (16.20%) EIGRP
13 28 (15.64%) TCP/IP
14 22 (12.29%) Wireless
15 21 (11.73%) IPsec
16 19 (10.61%) Cisco IOS
17 17 (9.50%) NetScreen
18 14 (7.82%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (2.23%) Subversion
2 2 (1.12%) JIRA
3 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.56%) Gitweb
3 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (15.64%) Finance
2 16 (8.94%) Banking
3 6 (3.35%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.79%) Law
5 3 (1.68%) Retail
6 2 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (42.46%) Network Engineer
2 26 (14.53%) Security Engineer
3 24 (13.41%) Architect
4 23 (12.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 22 (12.29%) Network Architect
6 21 (11.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 21 (11.73%) Network Security Engineer
7 20 (11.17%) Consultant
8 13 (7.26%) Analyst
8 13 (7.26%) Senior Network Engineer
9 10 (5.59%) Network Analyst
10 8 (4.47%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 8 (4.47%) Network Consultant
11 7 (3.91%) Network Specialist
12 6 (3.35%) Network Security Architect
12 6 (3.35%) Network Support
12 6 (3.35%) Security Architect
13 5 (2.79%) Cisco Network Specialist
13 5 (2.79%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 5 (2.79%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.79%) Middleware
2 2 (1.12%) CSS
3 1 (0.56%) .NET
3 1 (0.56%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.56%) Ajax
3 1 (0.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.56%) Core Data
3 1 (0.56%) HTML
3 1 (0.56%) JSON
3 1 (0.56%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.56%) Node.js
3 1 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.56%) React
3 1 (0.56%) XML
3 1 (0.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (20.67%) Data Centre
2 17 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 10 (5.59%) iPad
4 9 (5.03%) PKI
5 8 (4.47%) Wiki
6 4 (2.23%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.23%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.23%) RSA SecurID
6 4 (2.23%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.12%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.12%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.56%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.56%) Clustering
9 1 (0.56%) DataPower
9 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.70%) Windows
2 11 (6.15%) Unix
3 10 (5.59%) Linux
4 1 (0.56%) CentOS
4 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (23.46%) Load Balancing
2 13 (7.26%) Change Control
2 13 (7.26%) ITIL
3 12 (6.70%) Network Architecture
3 12 (6.70%) Network Design
4 11 (6.15%) Project Management
5 10 (5.59%) Incident Management
5 10 (5.59%) Service Delivery
6 9 (5.03%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (5.03%) Service Management
6 9 (5.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (4.47%) Change Management
7 8 (4.47%) Network Management
8 6 (3.35%) Information Security
8 6 (3.35%) Performance Management
8 6 (3.35%) Problem Management
8 6 (3.35%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (2.79%) Low Latency
9 5 (2.79%) Migration
9 5 (2.79%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.23%) Java
2 2 (1.12%) C
2 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.12%) PHP
2 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 62 (34.64%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (26.26%) CCNP
3 35 (19.55%) Security Cleared
4 33 (18.44%) SC Cleared
5 25 (13.97%) CCIE
6 17 (9.50%) CCNA
7 6 (3.35%) CCSA
8 5 (2.79%) CCSE
8 5 (2.79%) JNCIP
8 5 (2.79%) JNCIS
9 4 (2.23%) Degree
10 2 (1.12%) CISSP
10 2 (1.12%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.56%) CCA
11 1 (0.56%) CCAA
11 1 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.56%) MCSE
11 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.82%) PCI DSS
2 9 (5.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.23%) SLA
4 3 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.56%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 7 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.23%) ProxySG
3 3 (1.68%) VMware ESX
3 3 (1.68%) XenServer
4 2 (1.12%) XenApp
4 2 (1.12%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.56%) Firmware
5 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.56%) NFS
5 1 (0.56%) Squid
5 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (5.03%) Forum Sentry
2 7 (3.91%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.79%) Nagios
4 4 (2.23%) Opsview
4 4 (2.23%) QRadar
5 3 (1.68%) Nessus
5 3 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (1.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.12%) OPNET
6 2 (1.12%) Puppet
7 1 (0.56%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.56%) Grafana
7 1 (0.56%) Graphite
7 1 (0.56%) Icinga
7 1 (0.56%) SCCM
7 1 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 175 (97.77%) F5
2 137 (76.54%) Cisco
3 86 (48.04%) CheckPoint
4 69 (38.55%) Juniper
5 46 (25.70%) Blue Coat
6 27 (15.08%) Palo Alto
7 14 (7.82%) Fortinet
8 12 (6.70%) Aruba
9 11 (6.15%) Remedy
10 10 (5.59%) VMware
11 9 (5.03%) Citrix
11 9 (5.03%) Splunk
12 8 (4.47%) HP
12 8 (4.47%) SolarWinds
12 8 (4.47%) Sourcefire
12 8 (4.47%) TippingPoint
13 7 (3.91%) FireEye
13 7 (3.91%) Microsoft
13 7 (3.91%) Tufin
14 6 (3.35%) Arista
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