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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
UK / England
Rank 488 510 461
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -49
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 82 84 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.30% 1.25% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 42 88
Median daily rate £473 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £400 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £401
% change year-on-year
- +12.35%
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
6291 6724 6772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.15% 14.45% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3845 3957 3888
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 353 381
Median hourly rate £27.00 £27.50 £21.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +27.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -10 27 £510 +20.00% 4
South East +20 14 £500 +25.00% 3
Yorkshire +18 12 £413 -17.50% 1
East of England +5 11 £450 -4.00% 1
North West +22 10 £560 +1.81%
West Midlands - 6 £285 -
South West +11 1 £500 +25.00% 1
Midlands - 1 £475 -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 185 (98.40%) F5
2 146 (77.66%) Cisco
3 137 (72.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 99 (52.66%) Firewall
5 94 (50.00%) CheckPoint
6 76 (40.43%) Cisco ASA
7 66 (35.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 63 (33.51%) Juniper
9 59 (31.38%) Cisco Certification
10 52 (27.66%) Network Security
11 51 (27.13%) BIG-IP
11 51 (27.13%) BGP
12 46 (24.47%) OSPF
13 44 (23.40%) DNS
13 44 (23.40%) CCNP
13 44 (23.40%) Blue Coat
14 43 (22.87%) Load Balancing
15 42 (22.34%) WAN
16 38 (20.21%) Data Centre
17 34 (18.09%) VPN
18 33 (17.55%) Finance
18 33 (17.55%) Palo Alto
19 31 (16.49%) LAN
20 29 (15.43%) TCP/IP
20 29 (15.43%) MPLS
21 25 (13.30%) Security Cleared
22 24 (12.77%) Wireless
22 24 (12.77%) CCIE
23 23 (12.23%) SC Cleared
24 22 (11.70%) EIGRP

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 4 (2.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.53%) Apache
2 1 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.53%) Confluence
2 1 (0.53%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.53%) nginx
2 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.60%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.60%) MS Project
1 3 (1.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.79%) Akamai
2 2 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 137 (72.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 99 (52.66%) Firewall
3 76 (40.43%) Cisco ASA
4 66 (35.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 52 (27.66%) Network Security
6 51 (27.13%) BGP
6 51 (27.13%) BIG-IP
7 46 (24.47%) OSPF
8 44 (23.40%) DNS
9 42 (22.34%) WAN
10 34 (18.09%) VPN
11 31 (16.49%) LAN
12 29 (15.43%) MPLS
12 29 (15.43%) TCP/IP
13 24 (12.77%) Wireless
14 22 (11.70%) EIGRP
15 20 (10.64%) IPsec
16 15 (7.98%) DHCP
17 14 (7.45%) Cisco IOS
18 13 (6.91%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.53%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (2.13%) Subversion
2 2 (1.06%) JIRA
3 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.53%) Gitweb
3 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
General
1 33 (17.55%) Finance
2 18 (9.57%) Banking
3 8 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.66%) Law
4 5 (2.66%) Retail
5 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (41.49%) Network Engineer
2 27 (14.36%) Cisco Engineer
3 25 (13.30%) Security Engineer
4 24 (12.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 22 (11.70%) Architect
6 20 (10.64%) Consultant
6 20 (10.64%) Network Architect
6 20 (10.64%) Network Security Engineer
7 15 (7.98%) Senior Network Engineer
8 14 (7.45%) Analyst
9 11 (5.85%) Network Analyst
10 9 (4.79%) Network Consultant
10 9 (4.79%) Network Specialist
11 8 (4.26%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 7 (3.72%) Design Engineer
12 7 (3.72%) Network Security Architect
12 7 (3.72%) Security Architect
13 6 (3.19%) Firewall Engineer
13 6 (3.19%) Network Support
14 5 (2.66%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.72%) CSS
2 6 (3.19%) Middleware
3 1 (0.53%) .NET
3 1 (0.53%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.53%) Ajax
3 1 (0.53%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.53%) HTML
3 1 (0.53%) Java EE
3 1 (0.53%) JSON
3 1 (0.53%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.53%) Node.js
3 1 (0.53%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.53%) React
3 1 (0.53%) XML
3 1 (0.53%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (20.21%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 10 (5.32%) iPad
3 10 (5.32%) PKI
4 6 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.19%) Wiki
5 4 (2.13%) RSA SecurID
6 3 (1.60%) DataPower
6 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.60%) User Experience
7 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.06%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.06%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.06%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.06%) Tandem
7 2 (1.06%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.06%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.06%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.53%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.85%) Unix
1 11 (5.85%) Windows
2 8 (4.26%) Linux
3 1 (0.53%) CentOS
3 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
3 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
3 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
3 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (22.87%) Load Balancing
2 19 (10.11%) ITIL
3 18 (9.57%) Network Design
4 16 (8.51%) Change Control
4 16 (8.51%) Network Architecture
5 15 (7.98%) Project Management
6 13 (6.91%) Service Management
7 11 (5.85%) Service Delivery
8 10 (5.32%) Change Management
8 10 (5.32%) Incident Management
8 10 (5.32%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (4.79%) Network Management
9 9 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.19%) Information Security
10 6 (3.19%) Performance Management
11 5 (2.66%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (2.66%) ITIL V3
11 5 (2.66%) Low Latency
11 5 (2.66%) Problem Management
11 5 (2.66%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.66%) Java
2 2 (1.06%) C
2 2 (1.06%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.06%) PHP
2 2 (1.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 59 (31.38%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (23.40%) CCNP
3 25 (13.30%) Security Cleared
4 24 (12.77%) CCIE
5 23 (12.23%) SC Cleared
6 12 (6.38%) CCNA
7 6 (3.19%) Degree
8 5 (2.66%) CCSA
8 5 (2.66%) JNCIP
8 5 (2.66%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.06%) CCSE
9 2 (1.06%) CISSP
9 2 (1.06%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.53%) CCA
10 1 (0.53%) CCAA
10 1 (0.53%) CCDP
10 1 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.11%) PCI DSS
2 13 (6.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.72%) SLA
4 4 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.53%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 6 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.60%) VMware ESX
2 3 (1.60%) XenServer
3 2 (1.06%) Firmware
3 2 (1.06%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.53%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.53%) KVM
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.53%) NFS
4 1 (0.53%) Squid
4 1 (0.53%) XenApp
4 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (4.26%) OPNET
2 5 (2.66%) Nagios
3 4 (2.13%) FortiGate
3 4 (2.13%) Opsview
3 4 (2.13%) QRadar
4 3 (1.60%) Nessus
4 3 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.06%) HP UCMDB
5 2 (1.06%) Legato
5 2 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.06%) Puppet
6 1 (0.53%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.53%) Grafana
6 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.53%) Terraform
6 1 (0.53%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 185 (98.40%) F5
2 146 (77.66%) Cisco
3 94 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 63 (33.51%) Juniper
5 44 (23.40%) Blue Coat
6 33 (17.55%) Palo Alto
7 18 (9.57%) SolarWinds
8 17 (9.04%) Aruba
9 16 (8.51%) Fortinet
10 15 (7.98%) TippingPoint
11 14 (7.45%) Riverbed
12 11 (5.85%) FireEye
12 11 (5.85%) Tufin
13 10 (5.32%) BMC
13 10 (5.32%) HP
13 10 (5.32%) Splunk
14 9 (4.79%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 9 (4.79%) VMware
15 7 (3.72%) Nokia
15 7 (3.72%) Sourcefire
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