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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 340 374 356
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -18
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 58 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.088% 0.036%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.08% 0.72% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 14 3
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£425 £513 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +46.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £352 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £388 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
2794 2632 2713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.23% 12.21% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1703 1682
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 68 154
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £44.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +34 29 £413 -21.42% 5
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 94 (100.00%) F5
2 73 (77.66%) Cisco
3 63 (67.02%) Firewall
4 61 (64.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 54 (57.45%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
7 43 (45.74%) CCNP
8 40 (42.55%) CheckPoint
9 36 (38.30%) Juniper
9 36 (38.30%) Network Security
10 32 (34.04%) Load Balancing
10 32 (34.04%) OSPF
10 32 (34.04%) Blue Coat
11 27 (28.72%) CCSE
11 27 (28.72%) BGP
11 27 (28.72%) Cisco IOS
12 24 (25.53%) BIG-IP
13 23 (24.47%) Finance
13 23 (24.47%) NetScreen
14 22 (23.40%) ITIL
14 22 (23.40%) E-Commerce
15 21 (22.34%) DNS
15 21 (22.34%) Citrix
15 21 (22.34%) VMware
16 20 (21.28%) Linux
17 19 (20.21%) VPN
17 19 (20.21%) Infoblox
17 19 (20.21%) Analytical Skills
18 18 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
18 18 (19.15%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (3.19%) OpenStack
1 3 (3.19%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.13%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.06%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (67.02%) Firewall
2 61 (64.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 47 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 36 (38.30%) Network Security
5 32 (34.04%) OSPF
6 27 (28.72%) BGP
6 27 (28.72%) Cisco IOS
7 24 (25.53%) BIG-IP
8 23 (24.47%) NetScreen
9 21 (22.34%) DNS
10 19 (20.21%) VPN
11 18 (19.15%) DHCP
12 17 (18.09%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (13.83%) Wireless
14 12 (12.77%) WAN
15 11 (11.70%) DMVPN
16 10 (10.64%) IPsec
16 10 (10.64%) MPLS
17 9 (9.57%) VoIP
17 9 (9.57%) TACACS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
General
1 23 (24.47%) Finance
2 8 (8.51%) Games
3 6 (6.38%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.32%) Banking
5 2 (2.13%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.06%) Local Government
6 1 (1.06%) Retail
6 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (40.43%) Network Engineer
2 21 (22.34%) Consultant
3 11 (11.70%) Security Specialist
3 11 (11.70%) Network Specialist
4 10 (10.64%) Network Security Specialist
5 9 (9.57%) Architect
6 8 (8.51%) Network Consultant
6 8 (8.51%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Network Architect
8 5 (5.32%) Security Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) Security Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Firewall Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) Network Security Consultant
9 3 (3.19%) Network Security Engineer
10 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Architect
10 2 (2.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 2 (2.13%) Infrastructure Architect
10 2 (2.13%) Cisco Engineer
10 2 (2.13%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 2 (2.13%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.13%) CSS
1 2 (2.13%) Web Services
1 2 (2.13%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.21%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.64%) Fat Client
2 10 (10.64%) Thin Client
3 7 (7.45%) Online Games
4 3 (3.19%) Spread Betting
5 1 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.06%) SecurID
5 1 (1.06%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.28%) Linux
2 7 (7.45%) Windows
3 3 (3.19%) UNIX
4 2 (2.13%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.06%) CentOS
5 1 (1.06%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.04%) Load Balancing
2 22 (23.40%) ITIL
2 22 (23.40%) E-Commerce
3 14 (14.89%) Mentoring
4 10 (10.64%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (8.51%) Service Management
6 7 (7.45%) ITIL V3
6 7 (7.45%) Network Design
6 7 (7.45%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.32%) Network Architecture
8 4 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (4.26%) DevOps
8 4 (4.26%) Line Management
9 3 (3.19%) Investment Management
9 3 (3.19%) Time Management
10 2 (2.13%) Identity Management
10 2 (2.13%) Migration
10 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1 (1.06%) Kalman Filter
11 1 (1.06%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.51%) C
2 2 (2.13%) SQL
3 1 (1.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 54 (57.45%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (45.74%) CCNP
3 27 (28.72%) CCSE
4 10 (10.64%) CCIE
5 8 (8.51%) Security Cleared
6 7 (7.45%) CCNA
6 7 (7.45%) CCSA
6 7 (7.45%) Degree
7 5 (5.32%) SC Cleared
7 5 (5.32%) CCSP
8 3 (3.19%) CISSP
9 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.06%) HP ASE
9 1 (1.06%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) GPG13
2 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.06%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (9.57%) ProxySG
3 6 (6.38%) vSphere
4 5 (5.32%) XenServer
5 3 (3.19%) vCloud
6 2 (2.13%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.06%) XenApp
7 1 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.06%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) Puppet
2 3 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.19%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (2.13%) SCOM
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 94 (100.00%) F5
2 73 (77.66%) Cisco
3 40 (42.55%) CheckPoint
4 36 (38.30%) Juniper
5 32 (34.04%) Blue Coat
6 21 (22.34%) Citrix
6 21 (22.34%) VMware
7 19 (20.21%) Infoblox
8 15 (15.96%) Imperva
9 11 (11.70%) HP
10 10 (10.64%) Microsoft
11 7 (7.45%) SolarWinds
12 6 (6.38%) BMC
12 6 (6.38%) Red Hat
12 6 (6.38%) Remedy
13 5 (5.32%) Splunk
14 4 (4.26%) IBM
14 4 (4.26%) McAfee
14 4 (4.26%) Riverbed
14 4 (4.26%) TippingPoint
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