The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 487 500 525
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +25
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 77 48 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.10% 0.085%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.14% 0.76% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 26 28
Average daily rate
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£401 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.90% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £338 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £355
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +16.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6782 6355 8246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.74% 13.68% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3677 3365 3737
Average daily rate £361 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 446 633
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
F5 BIG-IP LTM
UK

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 July 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 July 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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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 +18 28 £450 +4.04% 1
South East -9 11 £399 -1.54%
Yorkshire -1 7 £401 +14.42%
East of England -25 5 £388 -6.06% 1
Midlands - - - -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
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F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 124 (97.64%) F5
2 107 (84.25%) Cisco
3 99 (77.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 98 (77.17%) Firewall
5 77 (60.63%) CheckPoint
6 67 (52.76%) Cisco Certification
7 66 (51.97%) Network Security
8 65 (51.18%) Cisco ASA
9 61 (48.03%) CCNP
10 58 (45.67%) Blue Coat
10 58 (45.67%) BIG-IP
11 49 (38.58%) Juniper
12 47 (37.01%) BGP
13 45 (35.43%) OSPF
14 43 (33.86%) DNS
15 34 (26.77%) Citrix
15 34 (26.77%) Load Balancing
16 33 (25.98%) DMVPN
16 33 (25.98%) NetScreen
16 33 (25.98%) CCSE
17 32 (25.20%) WAN
17 32 (25.20%) Linux
17 32 (25.20%) Cisco Nexus
17 32 (25.20%) Cisco IOS
18 28 (22.05%) HP
19 27 (21.26%) VMware
19 27 (21.26%) E-Commerce
19 27 (21.26%) DHCP
19 27 (21.26%) VMware Infrastructure
19 27 (21.26%) Infoblox

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 6 (4.72%) Apache
1 6 (4.72%) IIS
2 4 (3.15%) WebLogic
2 4 (3.15%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.57%) nginx
3 2 (1.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (0.79%) MS Office
1 1 (0.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 99 (77.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 98 (77.17%) Firewall
3 66 (51.97%) Network Security
4 65 (51.18%) Cisco ASA
5 58 (45.67%) BIG-IP
6 47 (37.01%) BGP
7 45 (35.43%) OSPF
8 43 (33.86%) DNS
9 33 (25.98%) DMVPN
9 33 (25.98%) NetScreen
10 32 (25.20%) WAN
10 32 (25.20%) Cisco Nexus
10 32 (25.20%) Cisco IOS
11 27 (21.26%) DHCP
12 22 (17.32%) VPN
13 19 (14.96%) LAN
13 19 (14.96%) SSL
14 18 (14.17%) MPLS
15 11 (8.66%) TCP/IP
15 11 (8.66%) IPsec
General
1 14 (11.02%) Finance
2 12 (9.45%) Banking
3 6 (4.72%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.57%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.57%) Games
4 2 (1.57%) Retail
4 2 (1.57%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.57%) Local Government
4 2 (1.57%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (42.52%) Network Engineer
2 28 (22.05%) Security Specialist
3 27 (21.26%) Network Specialist
4 26 (20.47%) Network Security Specialist
5 19 (14.96%) Security Engineer
6 18 (14.17%) Network Security Engineer
7 16 (12.60%) Consultant
8 14 (11.02%) Network Consultant
9 8 (6.30%) Design Engineer
9 8 (6.30%) Network Support
9 8 (6.30%) Network Design Engineer
10 7 (5.51%) Network Security Consultant
10 7 (5.51%) Cisco Engineer
10 7 (5.51%) Security Consultant
11 6 (4.72%) Architect
12 5 (3.94%) Implementation Engineer
12 5 (3.94%) Network Implementation Engineer
12 5 (3.94%) Support Engineer
12 5 (3.94%) Security Architect
12 5 (3.94%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.51%) CSS
2 4 (3.15%) .NET
3 1 (0.79%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.69%) Fat Client
1 25 (19.69%) Thin Client
2 2 (1.57%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (1.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.57%) Online Games
2 2 (1.57%) Online Banking
3 1 (0.79%) FMCG
3 1 (0.79%) Cryptography
3 1 (0.79%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 32 (25.20%) Linux
2 10 (7.87%) Windows
3 7 (5.51%) UNIX
4 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.57%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.57%) CentOS
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.77%) Load Balancing
2 27 (21.26%) E-Commerce
3 12 (9.45%) Network Design
4 11 (8.66%) Service Management
5 9 (7.09%) Migration
6 8 (6.30%) ITIL
6 8 (6.30%) Change Control
6 8 (6.30%) Incident Management
7 7 (5.51%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (5.51%) WAN Optimisation
7 7 (5.51%) Identity Management
8 6 (4.72%) Network Management
9 5 (3.94%) Analytics
10 4 (3.15%) Service Delivery
10 4 (3.15%) Change Management
10 4 (3.15%) DevOps
10 4 (3.15%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (3.15%) Network Architecture
11 3 (2.36%) Time Management
11 3 (2.36%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.75%) C
2 6 (4.72%) Perl
3 4 (3.15%) Java
4 2 (1.57%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 67 (52.76%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (48.03%) CCNP
3 33 (25.98%) CCSE
4 17 (13.39%) Security Cleared
5 16 (12.60%) SC Cleared
6 12 (9.45%) CCNA
7 6 (4.72%) Degree
8 5 (3.94%) HP ASE
8 5 (3.94%) ACSP
9 4 (3.15%) CCIE
9 4 (3.15%) JNCIS
10 3 (2.36%) CCDP
11 2 (1.57%) CISSP
12 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.79%) CCSP
12 1 (0.79%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.94%) SLA
2 4 (3.15%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) JSP 440
System Software
1 27 (21.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.30%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.57%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.57%) vSphere
4 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (3.94%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.36%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (1.57%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (1.57%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.57%) Puppet
4 1 (0.79%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.79%) OpenView
Vendors
1 124 (97.64%) F5
2 107 (84.25%) Cisco
3 77 (60.63%) CheckPoint
4 58 (45.67%) Blue Coat
5 49 (38.58%) Juniper
6 34 (26.77%) Citrix
7 28 (22.05%) HP
8 27 (21.26%) VMware
8 27 (21.26%) Infoblox
9 25 (19.69%) Imperva
10 23 (18.11%) McAfee
11 13 (10.24%) TippingPoint
12 10 (7.87%) IronPort
13 9 (7.09%) Fortinet
14 7 (5.51%) Sourcefire
15 6 (4.72%) Aruba
16 5 (3.94%) AirMagnet
16 5 (3.94%) Meraki
16 5 (3.94%) Nokia
16 5 (3.94%) Motorola
Telford, Shropshire
Jumar
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARM Information Security & Communications
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Orgtel
Rate: £260 - £290 per day
Posted: 21 days ago