The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 London 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 394 366 400
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +34
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 18 23 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.074% 0.11% 0.082%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 0.78% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 11
Average daily rate £450 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £324 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £510 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.61% +5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £40.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2800 2963 3738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.57% 13.72% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1827 1841 2271
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 132 152
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
City of London -14 7 £400 +14.28% 1
Hayes - - - -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 39 (100.00%) F5
2 34 (87.18%) Firewall
3 28 (71.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 25 (64.10%) Cisco
5 23 (58.97%) Network Security
6 20 (51.28%) Juniper
7 19 (48.72%) CheckPoint
8 17 (43.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (38.46%) Banking
10 14 (35.90%) Blue Coat
10 14 (35.90%) BGP
11 13 (33.33%) Finance
12 12 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (25.64%) TippingPoint
14 9 (23.08%) CCNP
14 9 (23.08%) Load Balancing
15 8 (20.51%) Multicast
15 8 (20.51%) NetScaler
16 7 (17.95%) BIG-IP
17 6 (15.38%) Imperva
17 6 (15.38%) OSPF
17 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
17 6 (15.38%) VPN
18 5 (12.82%) DNS
18 5 (12.82%) HTTP
18 5 (12.82%) McAfee
18 5 (12.82%) Cisco ASA
18 5 (12.82%) Investment Banking
18 5 (12.82%) Migration
19 4 (10.26%) Identity Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.13%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (2.56%) Cloud Foundry
Communications & Networking
1 34 (87.18%) Firewall
2 28 (71.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 23 (58.97%) Network Security
4 17 (43.59%) Cisco Nexus
5 14 (35.90%) BGP
6 8 (20.51%) Multicast
6 8 (20.51%) NetScaler
7 7 (17.95%) BIG-IP
8 6 (15.38%) OSPF
8 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
8 6 (15.38%) VPN
9 5 (12.82%) DNS
9 5 (12.82%) HTTP
9 5 (12.82%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (10.26%) EIGRP
10 4 (10.26%) Intranet
10 4 (10.26%) Internet
10 4 (10.26%) WAN
11 3 (7.69%) MPLS
12 2 (5.13%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (5.13%) DataStage
1 2 (5.13%) DB2
1 2 (5.13%) IBM InfoSphere
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
General
1 15 (38.46%) Banking
2 13 (33.33%) Finance
3 5 (12.82%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Retail
4 2 (5.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Network Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) Security Engineer
3 10 (25.64%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Network Support
6 3 (7.69%) Web Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Network Security Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Security Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) Security Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Network Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Cloud Consultant
8 1 (2.56%) Managed Services Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) Middleware
2 2 (5.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.13%) DataPower
1 2 (5.13%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.56%) NHS
2 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) Replication
2 1 (2.56%) PKI
2 1 (2.56%) CESG
2 1 (2.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Windows
1 4 (10.26%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) UNIX
2 3 (7.69%) AIX
3 2 (5.13%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Load Balancing
2 5 (12.82%) Migration
3 4 (10.26%) Identity Management
3 4 (10.26%) Change Control
4 3 (7.69%) Network Management
4 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.13%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Time Management
5 2 (5.13%) Security Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.13%) Data Security
5 2 (5.13%) ITIL
5 2 (5.13%) SOA
5 2 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.56%) Low Latency
6 1 (2.56%) Project Management
6 1 (2.56%) Service Management
6 1 (2.56%) Change Management
6 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.56%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) C
1 1 (2.56%) Perl
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
1 1 (2.56%) Ruby
1 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (23.08%) CCNP
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) JNCIS
3 2 (5.13%) CCNA
3 2 (5.13%) CCIE
4 1 (2.56%) OSCP
4 1 (2.56%) CISSP
4 1 (2.56%) CCDP
4 1 (2.56%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.56%) vCloud
2 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Puppet
2 2 (5.13%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.56%) OpenView
3 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (100.00%) F5
2 25 (64.10%) Cisco
3 20 (51.28%) Juniper
4 19 (48.72%) CheckPoint
5 14 (35.90%) Blue Coat
6 10 (25.64%) TippingPoint
7 6 (15.38%) Imperva
8 5 (12.82%) McAfee
9 2 (5.13%) Atlassian
9 2 (5.13%) VMware
9 2 (5.13%) Nokia
9 2 (5.13%) HP
9 2 (5.13%) Oracle
9 2 (5.13%) IBM
10 1 (2.56%) New Relic
10 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.56%) JBoss
10 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.56%) BT
10 1 (2.56%) TOWER Software