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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 391 414 376
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -38
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 29 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.080% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% 0.65% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 15
Average daily rate
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£465 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £330 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.77% +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
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
3179 3100 3601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.98% 12.33% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2032 2026 2158
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £232 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 91 177
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
City of London +28 7 £513 -10.86% 1
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 54 (96.43%) F5
2 38 (67.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 37 (66.07%) Cisco
4 32 (57.14%) Firewall
5 24 (42.86%) Juniper
6 19 (33.93%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (32.14%) CCNP
7 18 (32.14%) WAN
8 17 (30.36%) BIG-IP
8 17 (30.36%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (28.57%) CheckPoint
10 15 (26.79%) OSPF
10 15 (26.79%) BGP
10 15 (26.79%) Load Balancing
11 14 (25.00%) VPN
12 13 (23.21%) LAN
12 13 (23.21%) Finance
13 11 (19.64%) Wireless
13 11 (19.64%) Blue Coat
13 11 (19.64%) DNS
13 11 (19.64%) Citrix
13 11 (19.64%) Network Security
13 11 (19.64%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (17.86%) WLAN
15 9 (16.07%) SSL
15 9 (16.07%) NetScreen
15 9 (16.07%) EIGRP
16 8 (14.29%) HP
16 8 (14.29%) ITIL
16 8 (14.29%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 6 (10.71%) IIS
2 5 (8.93%) Apache
3 3 (5.36%) WebLogic
3 3 (5.36%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.57%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 38 (67.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 32 (57.14%) Firewall
3 18 (32.14%) WAN
4 17 (30.36%) BIG-IP
4 17 (30.36%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (26.79%) OSPF
5 15 (26.79%) BGP
6 14 (25.00%) VPN
7 13 (23.21%) LAN
8 11 (19.64%) Wireless
8 11 (19.64%) DNS
8 11 (19.64%) Network Security
8 11 (19.64%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (17.86%) WLAN
10 9 (16.07%) SSL
10 9 (16.07%) NetScreen
10 9 (16.07%) EIGRP
11 8 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
12 7 (12.50%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (23.21%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Banking
3 4 (7.14%) Games
4 3 (5.36%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.57%) Retail
5 2 (3.57%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.57%) Local Government
6 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (39.29%) Network Engineer
2 19 (33.93%) Consultant
3 15 (26.79%) Network Consultant
4 4 (7.14%) Network Security Consultant
4 4 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Security Consultant
4 4 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Security Specialist
6 2 (3.57%) Security Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Network Specialist
6 2 (3.57%) Operations Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Architect
6 2 (3.57%) IT Operations Manager
7 1 (1.79%) DevOps Specialist
7 1 (1.79%) DevOps Consultant
7 1 (1.79%) Security Designer
7 1 (1.79%) Voice Engineer
7 1 (1.79%) Voice Consultant
7 1 (1.79%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Online Games
2 2 (3.57%) Online Banking
2 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.57%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.79%) FMCG
3 1 (1.79%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.79%) PKI
3 1 (1.79%) SecurID
3 1 (1.79%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (7.14%) UNIX
3 3 (5.36%) Windows
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.57%) Mac OS
4 2 (3.57%) CentOS
5 1 (1.79%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) Load Balancing
2 8 (14.29%) ITIL
2 8 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 7 (12.50%) Identity Management
3 7 (12.50%) Migration
4 6 (10.71%) Service Management
4 6 (10.71%) DevOps
5 5 (8.93%) Analytics
5 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
6 4 (7.14%) Scrum
6 4 (7.14%) Kanban
7 3 (5.36%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.57%) Operations Management
8 2 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (3.57%) Data Security
8 2 (3.57%) Change Management
8 2 (3.57%) Network Architecture
8 2 (3.57%) Change Control
8 2 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) Perl
2 4 (7.14%) C
3 3 (5.36%) Java
4 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (33.93%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (32.14%) CCNP
3 7 (12.50%) Degree
4 6 (10.71%) CCSE
5 5 (8.93%) ACSP
5 5 (8.93%) HP ASE
6 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.57%) CCSA
7 2 (3.57%) CCNA
7 2 (3.57%) CISSP
8 1 (1.79%) CCIE
8 1 (1.79%) CCSP
8 1 (1.79%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.57%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.79%) vSphere
3 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (5.36%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (3.57%) Puppet
4 1 (1.79%) RANCID
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.79%) OpenView
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 54 (96.43%) F5
2 37 (66.07%) Cisco
3 24 (42.86%) Juniper
4 16 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 11 (19.64%) Blue Coat
5 11 (19.64%) Citrix
6 8 (14.29%) HP
7 6 (10.71%) McAfee
7 6 (10.71%) Aruba
7 6 (10.71%) Meraki
8 5 (8.93%) AirMagnet
8 5 (8.93%) Splunk
8 5 (8.93%) Motorola
9 4 (7.14%) SolarWinds
10 3 (5.36%) Infoblox
10 3 (5.36%) Oracle
10 3 (5.36%) Symantec
10 3 (5.36%) VMware
11 2 (3.57%) Fortinet
11 2 (3.57%) Brocade
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