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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 488 504 498
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -6
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 107 79 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.47% 1.15% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 59 26
Average daily rate
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£435 £401 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.61% -2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £340 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+9.86% -2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £30.00
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
7295 6864 6412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.11% 13.90% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4248 3720 3397
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 £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 446 390 445
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +35 57 £435 -3.33% 7
South East -18 14 £463 +15.99% 3
West Midlands +9 9 £316 +26.50%
East of England +2 6 £315 -18.70%
South West -6 6 £450 -
Yorkshire -23 6 £428 +6.74%
North West -20 3 £450 +10.76%
Midlands - 3 £320 -
East Midlands - 2 £313 - 1
F5 BIG-IP LTM
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 207 (100.00%) F5
2 170 (82.13%) Cisco
2 170 (82.13%) Firewall
3 159 (76.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 119 (57.49%) Cisco Certification
5 113 (54.59%) CheckPoint
6 93 (44.93%) Cisco ASA
7 87 (42.03%) Juniper
8 82 (39.61%) CCNP
8 82 (39.61%) BIG-IP
9 80 (38.65%) Load Balancing
10 79 (38.16%) DNS
11 76 (36.71%) Blue Coat
12 75 (36.23%) BGP
13 74 (35.75%) OSPF
14 72 (34.78%) Network Security
15 63 (30.43%) TCP/IP
16 62 (29.95%) SolarWinds
17 57 (27.54%) Cisco IOS
18 56 (27.05%) DHCP
19 55 (26.57%) WAN
20 54 (26.09%) Cisco Nexus
21 49 (23.67%) VoIP
21 49 (23.67%) Finance
22 48 (23.19%) MPLS
23 47 (22.71%) ITIL
24 42 (20.29%) Wireless
25 40 (19.32%) IPsec
25 40 (19.32%) VPN
25 40 (19.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (2.90%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (1.93%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.45%) JBoss
4 3 (1.45%) Apache
4 3 (1.45%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.48%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.48%) nginx
5 1 (0.48%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (6.76%) RMDS
2 2 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 170 (82.13%) Firewall
2 159 (76.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 93 (44.93%) Cisco ASA
4 82 (39.61%) BIG-IP
5 79 (38.16%) DNS
6 75 (36.23%) BGP
7 74 (35.75%) OSPF
8 72 (34.78%) Network Security
9 63 (30.43%) TCP/IP
10 57 (27.54%) Cisco IOS
11 56 (27.05%) DHCP
12 55 (26.57%) WAN
13 54 (26.09%) Cisco Nexus
14 49 (23.67%) VoIP
15 48 (23.19%) MPLS
16 42 (20.29%) Wireless
17 40 (19.32%) IPsec
17 40 (19.32%) DMVPN
17 40 (19.32%) VPN
18 34 (16.43%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
General
1 49 (23.67%) Finance
2 11 (5.31%) Retail
3 9 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.35%) Banking
4 7 (3.38%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.93%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.45%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.45%) Back Office
6 3 (1.45%) Publishing
6 3 (1.45%) Legal
7 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.97%) Advertising
7 2 (0.97%) Electronics
7 2 (0.97%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.97%) Marketing
7 2 (0.97%) Billing
8 1 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 95 (45.89%) Network Engineer
2 26 (12.56%) Consultant
3 17 (8.21%) Network Consultant
4 16 (7.73%) Network Specialist
5 15 (7.25%) Administrator
5 15 (7.25%) Senior Network Engineer
6 13 (6.28%) Analyst
7 11 (5.31%) Security Specialist
7 11 (5.31%) Security Engineer
7 11 (5.31%) Network Security Specialist
8 10 (4.83%) Architect
9 8 (3.86%) Support Engineer
9 8 (3.86%) Network Architect
9 8 (3.86%) Network Support
10 7 (3.38%) Network Support Engineer
10 7 (3.38%) Security Consultant
10 7 (3.38%) Network Security Consultant
10 7 (3.38%) Firewall Consultant
11 6 (2.90%) Network Design Engineer
11 6 (2.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.59%) CSS
2 14 (6.76%) Rendezvous
3 10 (4.83%) 802.1X
4 7 (3.38%) Middleware
5 4 (1.93%) Web Services
6 3 (1.45%) J2EE
7 1 (0.48%) SOAP
7 1 (0.48%) XML
7 1 (0.48%) XSD
7 1 (0.48%) JMS
7 1 (0.48%) WSDL
7 1 (0.48%) Java EE
7 1 (0.48%) JSON
7 1 (0.48%) WCF
7 1 (0.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 40 (19.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 40 (19.32%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.73%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.83%) Thin Client
3 10 (4.83%) Fat Client
4 8 (3.86%) User Experience
5 6 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.42%) CLARiiON
6 5 (2.42%) Clustering
7 4 (1.93%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.93%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.45%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.97%) DTV
10 1 (0.48%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.48%) Online Games
10 1 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.48%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 37 (17.87%) UNIX
2 29 (14.01%) Windows
2 29 (14.01%) Linux
3 7 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (2.42%) Debian
5 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.48%) AIX
6 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (38.65%) Load Balancing
2 47 (22.71%) ITIL
3 37 (17.87%) Service Management
4 27 (13.04%) WAN Optimisation
5 25 (12.08%) Change Management
6 24 (11.59%) Network Architecture
6 24 (11.59%) DDoS Mitigation
7 22 (10.63%) E-Commerce
8 20 (9.66%) Network Management
9 17 (8.21%) Network Design
10 14 (6.76%) Network Monitoring
11 13 (6.28%) Root Cause Analysis
12 12 (5.80%) Mentoring
13 10 (4.83%) Capacity Planning
13 10 (4.83%) Kalman Filter
14 9 (4.35%) Scrum
14 9 (4.35%) Kanban
15 8 (3.86%) Migration
16 7 (3.38%) Incident Management
17 6 (2.90%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.83%) VB
2 8 (3.86%) SQL
3 6 (2.90%) C
3 6 (2.90%) Lisp
4 3 (1.45%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.45%) Perl
5 2 (0.97%) Java
Qualifications
1 119 (57.49%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (39.61%) CCNP
3 36 (17.39%) CCSE
4 27 (13.04%) CCIE
5 21 (10.14%) CCNA
5 21 (10.14%) Degree
6 17 (8.21%) CISSP
7 13 (6.28%) CCSA
8 12 (5.80%) Security Cleared
9 5 (2.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (2.42%) CCDP
10 4 (1.93%) CCSP
10 4 (1.93%) SC Cleared
10 4 (1.93%) JNCIS
11 3 (1.45%) JNCIA
12 2 (0.97%) HP ASE
12 2 (0.97%) Check Point Certification
13 1 (0.48%) PMP
13 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.80%) SLA
2 3 (1.45%) QA
3 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.48%) JSP 440
System Software
1 20 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.35%) vSphere
2 9 (4.35%) ProxySG
3 5 (2.42%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.42%) Firmware
3 5 (2.42%) XenServer
4 2 (0.97%) Squid
4 2 (0.97%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.48%) XenApp
5 1 (0.48%) UAG
5 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (7.73%) RANCID
2 15 (7.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 13 (6.28%) OPNET
4 11 (5.31%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (1.93%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.93%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.97%) OpenView
6 2 (0.97%) SCCM
7 1 (0.48%) SCOM
7 1 (0.48%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.48%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.48%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 207 (100.00%) F5
2 170 (82.13%) Cisco
3 113 (54.59%) CheckPoint
4 87 (42.03%) Juniper
5 76 (36.71%) Blue Coat
6 62 (29.95%) SolarWinds
7 38 (18.36%) Citrix
8 31 (14.98%) Infoblox
9 30 (14.49%) VMware
10 27 (13.04%) Fortinet
11 25 (12.08%) TippingPoint
12 24 (11.59%) BMC
13 23 (11.11%) McAfee
14 22 (10.63%) HP
15 18 (8.70%) NetScout
16 17 (8.21%) Riverbed
17 16 (7.73%) LogLogic
17 16 (7.73%) Tufin
17 16 (7.73%) Lancope
17 16 (7.73%) Bloomberg
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