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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 491 485 461
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -24
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 88 68 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.20% 1.08% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 49 25
Average daily rate
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£394 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £387 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £36.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £30.75
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
7340 6294 6237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.92% 13.12% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 3478 3165
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 360 527
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 +4 38 £425 -5.55% 6
South East -8 16 £475 +18.75% 8
West Midlands -1 15 £380 -9.52% 1
East of England +11 8 £313 -21.87% 1
Yorkshire -27 5 £401 -
East Midlands - 2 £313 -
North West - 2 - -
South West +9 1 £600 -
North East - 1 - -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 222 (100.00%) F5
2 199 (89.64%) Cisco
3 188 (84.68%) Firewall
4 172 (77.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 147 (66.22%) Cisco Certification
6 145 (65.32%) CheckPoint
7 123 (55.41%) Cisco ASA
8 111 (50.00%) CCNP
9 108 (48.65%) DNS
10 106 (47.75%) Blue Coat
11 104 (46.85%) Juniper
12 102 (45.95%) OSPF
13 98 (44.14%) BIG-IP
14 95 (42.79%) Network Security
15 92 (41.44%) Cisco IOS
16 91 (40.99%) Load Balancing
17 90 (40.54%) DHCP
18 87 (39.19%) BGP
19 77 (34.68%) VMware
20 70 (31.53%) CCSE
21 67 (30.18%) Infoblox
22 66 (29.73%) Citrix
23 62 (27.93%) NetScreen
24 59 (26.58%) Cisco Nexus
25 57 (25.68%) VMware Infrastructure
26 56 (25.23%) E-Commerce
27 52 (23.42%) SolarWinds
28 49 (22.07%) ITIL
29 48 (21.62%) DMVPN
30 45 (20.27%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (2.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (1.35%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.35%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.90%) Apache
5 1 (0.45%) MediaWiki
5 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.45%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (1.80%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (6.76%) RMDS
2 3 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.90%) SaaS
2 2 (0.90%) PaaS
3 1 (0.45%) IaaS
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 188 (84.68%) Firewall
2 172 (77.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 123 (55.41%) Cisco ASA
4 108 (48.65%) DNS
5 102 (45.95%) OSPF
6 98 (44.14%) BIG-IP
7 95 (42.79%) Network Security
8 92 (41.44%) Cisco IOS
9 90 (40.54%) DHCP
10 87 (39.19%) BGP
11 62 (27.93%) NetScreen
12 59 (26.58%) Cisco Nexus
13 48 (21.62%) DMVPN
14 40 (18.02%) TCP/IP
15 39 (17.57%) VoIP
16 38 (17.12%) VPN
16 38 (17.12%) MPLS
17 37 (16.67%) IPsec
17 37 (16.67%) Wireless
18 36 (16.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.35%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.35%) MySQL
3 2 (0.90%) OLTP
3 2 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (17.57%) Finance
2 11 (4.95%) Retail
3 9 (4.05%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.15%) Banking
5 6 (2.70%) Games
6 4 (1.80%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.35%) Back Office
7 3 (1.35%) Publishing
7 3 (1.35%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.35%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.90%) Billing
8 2 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.90%) Marketing
8 2 (0.90%) Electronics
8 2 (0.90%) Legal
8 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 93 (41.89%) Network Engineer
2 38 (17.12%) Network Specialist
3 34 (15.32%) Consultant
4 33 (14.86%) Security Specialist
4 33 (14.86%) Network Security Specialist
5 24 (10.81%) Network Consultant
6 17 (7.66%) Architect
7 13 (5.86%) Analyst
8 11 (4.95%) Network Architect
9 10 (4.50%) Network Security Consultant
9 10 (4.50%) Firewall Consultant
9 10 (4.50%) Senior Network Engineer
9 10 (4.50%) Security Consultant
10 9 (4.05%) Security Engineer
11 8 (3.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 7 (3.15%) Network Support
13 6 (2.70%) Network Design Engineer
13 6 (2.70%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
13 6 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (2.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.11%) CSS
2 15 (6.76%) Rendezvous
3 7 (3.15%) Web Services
4 6 (2.70%) Middleware
5 3 (1.35%) REST
5 3 (1.35%) XSD
5 3 (1.35%) SOAP
5 3 (1.35%) WSDL
5 3 (1.35%) Java EE
5 3 (1.35%) JSON
6 1 (0.45%) JMS
6 1 (0.45%) XML
6 1 (0.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (18.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 33 (14.86%) Thin Client
2 33 (14.86%) Fat Client
3 32 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (7.21%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.60%) User Experience
6 5 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.25%) Online Games
6 5 (2.25%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.80%) CLARiiON
7 4 (1.80%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.35%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.35%) Spread Betting
9 2 (0.90%) CESG
9 2 (0.90%) PKI
9 2 (0.90%) Clustering
9 2 (0.90%) DTV
9 2 (0.90%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 45 (20.27%) Linux
2 19 (8.56%) Windows
3 14 (6.31%) UNIX
4 7 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.80%) Debian
5 4 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.90%) Android
7 2 (0.90%) Windows Phone 8
7 2 (0.90%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (40.99%) Load Balancing
2 56 (25.23%) E-Commerce
3 49 (22.07%) ITIL
4 40 (18.02%) Service Management
5 29 (13.06%) Network Architecture
6 25 (11.26%) Mentoring
6 25 (11.26%) DDoS Mitigation
7 24 (10.81%) Change Management
8 22 (9.91%) Network Design
9 18 (8.11%) Network Monitoring
10 14 (6.31%) Line Management
11 13 (5.86%) Root Cause Analysis
11 13 (5.86%) Network Management
11 13 (5.86%) Incident Management
12 11 (4.95%) Service Delivery
13 10 (4.50%) WAN Optimisation
14 8 (3.60%) Project Management
15 7 (3.15%) Kanban
15 7 (3.15%) Scrum
16 5 (2.25%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.26%) C
2 6 (2.70%) Lisp
3 5 (2.25%) SQL
4 3 (1.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 147 (66.22%) Cisco Certification
2 111 (50.00%) CCNP
3 70 (31.53%) CCSE
4 26 (11.71%) CCIE
5 24 (10.81%) Degree
6 19 (8.56%) CCNA
6 19 (8.56%) CISSP
7 18 (8.11%) Security Cleared
8 12 (5.41%) SC Cleared
9 11 (4.95%) CCSA
10 9 (4.05%) CCDP
11 5 (2.25%) CCSP
11 5 (2.25%) JNCIS
12 4 (1.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.45%) HP ASE
13 1 (0.45%) HP MASE
13 1 (0.45%) CCDA
13 1 (0.45%) PMP
13 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.45%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.66%) SLA
2 8 (3.60%) QA
3 2 (0.90%) COBIT
3 2 (0.90%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.45%) GPG13
4 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 57 (25.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (7.66%) XenServer
3 14 (6.31%) vSphere
4 5 (2.25%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.25%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.35%) vCloud
6 3 (1.35%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.90%) Squid
7 2 (0.90%) Firmware
8 1 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.45%) XenApp
8 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (6.31%) RANCID
2 13 (5.86%) OPNET
3 8 (3.60%) CiscoWorks
4 5 (2.25%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.80%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.80%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.35%) Puppet
6 3 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.35%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (0.90%) OpenView
7 2 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.45%) SCCM
8 1 (0.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 222 (100.00%) F5
2 199 (89.64%) Cisco
3 145 (65.32%) CheckPoint
4 106 (47.75%) Blue Coat
5 104 (46.85%) Juniper
6 77 (34.68%) VMware
7 67 (30.18%) Infoblox
8 66 (29.73%) Citrix
9 52 (23.42%) SolarWinds
10 45 (20.27%) HP
11 36 (16.22%) Imperva
12 30 (13.51%) TippingPoint
13 24 (10.81%) BMC
14 20 (9.01%) Fortinet
15 19 (8.56%) NetScout
16 18 (8.11%) McAfee
17 17 (7.66%) LogLogic
17 17 (7.66%) Tufin
17 17 (7.66%) Lancope
17 17 (7.66%) Bloomberg
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