The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 79 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.39% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.38% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £340 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £401
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
Berkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
290 200 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.18% 20.35% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 74 95
Average daily rate £400 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £457 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 14
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (100.00%) F5
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) CCNP
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (66.67%) BGP
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (66.67%) Blue Coat
4 3 (50.00%) ProxySG
4 3 (50.00%) CCSE
4 3 (50.00%) BIG-IP
4 3 (50.00%) Wireshark
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (50.00%) High Availability
4 3 (50.00%) OSPF
4 3 (50.00%) FWSM
4 3 (50.00%) FortiGate
4 3 (50.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 3 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (50.00%) DDoS Mitigation
4 3 (50.00%) VRRP
4 3 (50.00%) CCSA
4 3 (50.00%) HTTPS
4 3 (50.00%) CISSP
4 3 (50.00%) LAN
4 3 (50.00%) SMTP
4 3 (50.00%) HTTP
4 3 (50.00%) RIP

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) BGP
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) BIG-IP
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (50.00%) FWSM
3 3 (50.00%) HTTP
3 3 (50.00%) HTTPS
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) OSPF
3 3 (50.00%) RIP
3 3 (50.00%) SMTP
3 3 (50.00%) SNMP
3 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (50.00%) VRRP
3 3 (50.00%) Wireshark
4 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (33.33%) IPsec
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) IP Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) IP Security Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Switch Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) DDoS Mitigation
1 3 (50.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
1 3 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) CCNP
3 3 (50.00%) CCSA
3 3 (50.00%) CCSE
3 3 (50.00%) CISSP
4 1 (16.67%) CCDA
4 1 (16.67%) CCIE
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) JNCIA
4 1 (16.67%) JNCIS
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) F5
2 4 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Juniper
4 1 (16.67%) Infoblox