The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 361 387 414
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +27
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 63 29 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.12% 0.067%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.12% 0.92% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 21 8
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£435 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £375 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £513 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £434 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.74% +11.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £36.00
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2967 3136 3107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.53% 12.94% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1923 1968 2009
Average daily rate £417 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 92 96
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £14.50 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in London

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM across the London region.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in London

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM across the London region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Histogram in London

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM across the London region.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Hourly Rate Trend in London

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 3 September 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
City of London +26 18 £435 -18.11% 1
Hammersmith - 3 £438 -
Croydon -17 2 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £480 -
Docklands, London - 1 £435 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £425 -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 102 (100.00%) F5
2 83 (81.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 78 (76.47%) Cisco
4 75 (73.53%) Firewall
5 56 (54.90%) Cisco Certification
6 51 (50.00%) BGP
7 50 (49.02%) Load Balancing
8 48 (47.06%) OSPF
9 42 (41.18%) Juniper
10 41 (40.20%) IPsec
11 39 (38.24%) TCP/IP
11 39 (38.24%) VPN
11 39 (38.24%) Cisco IOS
11 39 (38.24%) Cisco ASA
11 39 (38.24%) Network Security
12 38 (37.25%) Data Centre
12 38 (37.25%) Finance
13 37 (36.27%) Wireless
14 36 (35.29%) CCNP
15 35 (34.31%) MPLS
16 32 (31.37%) CheckPoint
17 31 (30.39%) TACACS
17 31 (30.39%) WAN
18 30 (29.41%) VoIP
18 30 (29.41%) UNIX
18 30 (29.41%) DNS
19 29 (28.43%) BIG-IP
20 28 (27.45%) EIGRP
20 28 (27.45%) SolarWinds
21 25 (24.51%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.98%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 83 (81.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 75 (73.53%) Firewall
3 51 (50.00%) BGP
4 48 (47.06%) OSPF
5 41 (40.20%) IPsec
6 39 (38.24%) Network Security
6 39 (38.24%) Cisco ASA
6 39 (38.24%) Cisco IOS
6 39 (38.24%) TCP/IP
6 39 (38.24%) VPN
7 37 (36.27%) Wireless
8 35 (34.31%) MPLS
9 31 (30.39%) TACACS
9 31 (30.39%) WAN
10 30 (29.41%) VoIP
10 30 (29.41%) DNS
11 29 (28.43%) BIG-IP
12 28 (27.45%) EIGRP
13 21 (20.59%) NetScreen
14 20 (19.61%) LAN
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
General
1 38 (37.25%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Financial Institution
2 6 (5.88%) Banking
3 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.94%) Legal
4 3 (2.94%) Advertising
4 3 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.96%) Marketing
5 2 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.96%) Electronics
6 1 (0.98%) Back Office
6 1 (0.98%) Publishing
6 1 (0.98%) Games
6 1 (0.98%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (52.94%) Network Engineer
2 18 (17.65%) Administrator
3 13 (12.75%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (4.90%) Architect
4 5 (4.90%) Consultant
5 4 (3.92%) Network Architect
6 3 (2.94%) Analyst
7 2 (1.96%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (1.96%) Network Administrator
7 2 (1.96%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (1.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (1.96%) Security Engineer
7 2 (1.96%) Security Analyst
7 2 (1.96%) Network Specialist
7 2 (1.96%) Cisco Architect
7 2 (1.96%) Cisco Network Architect
7 2 (1.96%) Firewall Engineer
8 1 (0.98%) Principal Engineer
8 1 (0.98%) Data Network Engineer
8 1 (0.98%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.96%) Web Services
2 1 (0.98%) Middleware
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 38 (37.25%) Data Centre
2 23 (22.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (4.90%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.96%) DTV
6 1 (0.98%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.98%) Online Games
6 1 (0.98%) Replication
6 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.98%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (29.41%) UNIX
2 17 (16.67%) Windows
3 12 (11.76%) Linux
4 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (49.02%) Load Balancing
2 23 (22.55%) DDoS Mitigation
3 21 (20.59%) ITIL
4 13 (12.75%) E-Commerce
5 12 (11.76%) Network Management
6 11 (10.78%) WAN Optimisation
6 11 (10.78%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (10.78%) Service Management
6 11 (10.78%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (9.80%) Scrum
7 10 (9.80%) Kanban
8 6 (5.88%) Network Design
9 5 (4.90%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (3.92%) Low Latency
10 4 (3.92%) Security Architecture
10 4 (3.92%) Problem Management
11 3 (2.94%) Network Architecture
11 3 (2.94%) Service Delivery
11 3 (2.94%) Change Management
12 2 (1.96%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.78%) VB
2 1 (0.98%) C
Qualifications
1 56 (54.90%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (35.29%) CCNP
3 23 (22.55%) Degree
4 19 (18.63%) CCIE
5 10 (9.80%) CCSE
6 9 (8.82%) CCSA
7 3 (2.94%) CCNA
8 2 (1.96%) CISSP
9 1 (0.98%) CCSP
9 1 (0.98%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.75%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (9.80%) Firmware
2 2 (1.96%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.98%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (17.65%) RANCID
2 11 (10.78%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.98%) SCCM
Vendors
1 102 (100.00%) F5
2 78 (76.47%) Cisco
3 42 (41.18%) Juniper
4 32 (31.37%) CheckPoint
5 28 (27.45%) SolarWinds
6 25 (24.51%) Citrix
7 20 (19.61%) Infoblox
8 11 (10.78%) Riverbed
9 10 (9.80%) Blue Coat
10 5 (4.90%) Aruba
11 4 (3.92%) Sourcefire
12 2 (1.96%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.96%) TippingPoint
12 2 (1.96%) Websense
12 2 (1.96%) CA
12 2 (1.96%) Oracle
12 2 (1.96%) SAP
12 2 (1.96%) Tufin
12 2 (1.96%) FireEye
12 2 (1.96%) LogLogic
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