The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 254 245 227
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -18
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 16 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.066% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.88% 0.33% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 6
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £344 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £506 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
- +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £36.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1817 1815 1613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.34% 19.84% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 859 741
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 97 102
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.21 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.63% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in the South East

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Buckinghamshire - 10 £450 -
Berkshire - 4 £425 - 1
Kent - 3 - - 1
Middlesex - 2 £438 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 30 (100.00%) F5
2 20 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 19 (63.33%) Cisco
3 19 (63.33%) Firewall
4 17 (56.67%) CheckPoint
5 16 (53.33%) Load Balancing
6 12 (40.00%) Finance
6 12 (40.00%) Juniper
7 11 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 9 (30.00%) DNS
9 9 (30.00%) Perl
9 9 (30.00%) ITIL
9 9 (30.00%) Windows
9 9 (30.00%) Blue Coat
9 9 (30.00%) Wireshark
9 9 (30.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 8 (26.67%) High Availability
10 8 (26.67%) Network Security
10 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
10 8 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (26.67%) Clustering
10 8 (26.67%) Linux
10 8 (26.67%) JBoss
10 8 (26.67%) Apache
10 8 (26.67%) Tomcat
10 8 (26.67%) WebLogic
10 8 (26.67%) J2EE
10 8 (26.67%) UNIX
10 8 (26.67%) CISSP

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 8 (26.67%) WebLogic
1 8 (26.67%) JBoss
1 8 (26.67%) Apache
1 8 (26.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (23.33%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 19 (63.33%) Firewall
3 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 9 (30.00%) DNS
4 9 (30.00%) Wireshark
5 8 (26.67%) Network Security
6 7 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (23.33%) BIG-IP
6 7 (23.33%) Multicast
7 6 (20.00%) DHCP
8 5 (16.67%) OSPF
8 5 (16.67%) BGP
8 5 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (10.00%) TACACS
9 3 (10.00%) FirePass
10 2 (6.67%) SMTP
10 2 (6.67%) 4G
10 2 (6.67%) FWSM
10 2 (6.67%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
2 2 (6.67%) Billing
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Consultant
1 8 (26.67%) Middleware Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Network Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Network Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Network Security Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Firewall Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Security Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) IP Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Security Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.33%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Security Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Network Support
6 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) J2EE
1 8 (26.67%) Middleware
2 7 (23.33%) Rendezvous
3 1 (3.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (26.67%) Clustering
3 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Linux
2 8 (26.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Load Balancing
2 9 (30.00%) ITIL
3 8 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (26.67%) High Availability
4 7 (23.33%) Service Management
4 7 (23.33%) Network Architecture
4 7 (23.33%) Change Management
5 4 (13.33%) Migration
6 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 2 (6.67%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Management
7 2 (6.67%) CRM
8 1 (3.33%) Project Management
8 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.33%) Network Design
8 1 (3.33%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) Perl
2 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (10.00%) Java
4 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (26.67%) CISSP
3 7 (23.33%) CCNP
3 7 (23.33%) CCSE
4 4 (13.33%) CCNA
4 4 (13.33%) CCSA
5 3 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (10.00%) CCSP
6 2 (6.67%) CCIE
6 2 (6.67%) JNCIA
6 2 (6.67%) JNCIS
7 1 (3.33%) MCTS
7 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) PMP
7 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.33%) MCP
7 1 (3.33%) MCSE
7 1 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.67%) ProxySG
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.33%) SCOrch
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
2 1 (3.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) F5
2 19 (63.33%) Cisco
3 17 (56.67%) CheckPoint
4 12 (40.00%) Juniper
5 9 (30.00%) Blue Coat
6 7 (23.33%) NetScout
6 7 (23.33%) TippingPoint
6 7 (23.33%) LogLogic
6 7 (23.33%) Lancope
6 7 (23.33%) SolarWinds
6 7 (23.33%) Tufin
6 7 (23.33%) TIBCO
6 7 (23.33%) Bloomberg
7 6 (20.00%) Radianz
7 6 (20.00%) Tradeweb
8 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
9 3 (10.00%) VMware
10 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
11 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
11 1 (3.33%) Aruba