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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 371 357 389
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +32
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 37 58 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.27% 0.082%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.37% 2.05% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 41 13
Average daily rate £425 £425 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £388 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £413 £374
% change year-on-year
+6.36% +10.36%
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
2692 2829 2735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.71% 13.34% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1741 1841 1745
Average daily rate £423 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 80 74
Average hourly rate £24.23 £19.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.68% +16.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £33.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 4 £419 +1.51%
Harrow - 2 £463 -
Croydon - 1 £425 - 1
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 78 (97.50%) F5
2 67 (83.75%) Cisco
3 51 (63.75%) Firewall
4 50 (62.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 38 (47.50%) Load Balancing
6 36 (45.00%) Finance
6 36 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (43.75%) BGP
8 32 (40.00%) BIG-IP
9 30 (37.50%) DNS
10 29 (36.25%) TCP/IP
10 29 (36.25%) WAN
10 29 (36.25%) OSPF
11 28 (35.00%) EIGRP
11 28 (35.00%) LAN
12 23 (28.75%) DHCP
13 22 (27.50%) CCNP
14 20 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
15 19 (23.75%) Network Security
15 19 (23.75%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (23.75%) VPN
15 19 (23.75%) Juniper
16 18 (22.50%) Firmware
16 18 (22.50%) SSL
16 18 (22.50%) Cisco IOS
17 16 (20.00%) FortiGate
18 15 (18.75%) Change Management
18 15 (18.75%) Unix
19 13 (16.25%) CheckPoint
19 13 (16.25%) CCIE

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (1.25%) JBoss
1 1 (1.25%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 51 (63.75%) Firewall
2 50 (62.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 35 (43.75%) BGP
4 32 (40.00%) BIG-IP
5 30 (37.50%) DNS
6 29 (36.25%) OSPF
6 29 (36.25%) TCP/IP
6 29 (36.25%) WAN
7 28 (35.00%) EIGRP
7 28 (35.00%) LAN
8 23 (28.75%) DHCP
9 20 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (23.75%) Cisco ASA
10 19 (23.75%) Network Security
10 19 (23.75%) VPN
11 18 (22.50%) Cisco IOS
11 18 (22.50%) SSL
12 11 (13.75%) IPsec
12 11 (13.75%) Wireless
13 10 (12.50%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (45.00%) Finance
2 13 (16.25%) Banking
2 13 (16.25%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Retail
4 2 (2.50%) Legal
5 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.25%) Games
5 1 (1.25%) Law
5 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (53.75%) Network Engineer
2 18 (22.50%) Administrator
3 10 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 10 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 9 (11.25%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Network Administrator
7 5 (6.25%) Network Specialist
8 4 (5.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Senior Security Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.75%) Architect
9 3 (3.75%) Cisco Administrator
9 3 (3.75%) Network Security Specialist
9 3 (3.75%) Security Specialist
10 2 (2.50%) Cisco Specialist
10 2 (2.50%) LAN Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) LAN/WAN Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) CSS
1 2 (2.50%) Middleware
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.00%) Clustering
4 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.75%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.75%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.75%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.25%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.25%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.25%) Replication
5 1 (1.25%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.75%) Unix
2 9 (11.25%) Windows
3 4 (5.00%) Linux
4 3 (3.75%) CatOS
5 1 (1.25%) CentOS
5 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (47.50%) Load Balancing
2 15 (18.75%) Change Management
3 8 (10.00%) Low Latency
4 7 (8.75%) Network Architecture
4 7 (8.75%) Security Architecture
5 6 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (6.25%) High Availability
6 5 (6.25%) ITIL
6 5 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 5 (6.25%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.00%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (3.75%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (3.75%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 2 (2.50%) Line Management
9 2 (2.50%) Network Design
9 2 (2.50%) People Management
9 2 (2.50%) Performance Management
10 1 (1.25%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
1 1 (1.25%) C
1 1 (1.25%) Lisp
1 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (27.50%) CCNP
3 13 (16.25%) CCIE
4 11 (13.75%) Degree
5 5 (6.25%) CCSE
6 3 (3.75%) CCNA
6 3 (3.75%) JNCIP
6 3 (3.75%) JNCIS
7 2 (2.50%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (22.50%) Firmware
2 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.50%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.25%) NFS
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.25%) vCloud
4 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (20.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.25%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.25%) OpenView
2 1 (1.25%) RANCID
2 1 (1.25%) SCOM
2 1 (1.25%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.25%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 78 (97.50%) F5
2 67 (83.75%) Cisco
3 19 (23.75%) Juniper
4 13 (16.25%) CheckPoint
5 12 (15.00%) Infoblox
6 10 (12.50%) SolarWinds
7 9 (11.25%) Palo Alto
8 8 (10.00%) Aruba
9 6 (7.50%) Blue Coat
10 5 (6.25%) Citrix
10 5 (6.25%) Fortinet
11 4 (5.00%) Riverbed
11 4 (5.00%) VMware
12 3 (3.75%) HP
12 3 (3.75%) Imperva
13 2 (2.50%) Microsoft
13 2 (2.50%) Mitel
13 2 (2.50%) Nokia
13 2 (2.50%) Oracle
14 1 (1.25%) Brocade