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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 246 226 243
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +17
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 10 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.093% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.53% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £388 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £286 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.29% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1887 1515 1998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.63% 17.52% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 697 634
Average daily rate £350 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 99 164
Average hourly rate £19.91 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.36% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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
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 21 October 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
Berkshire +9 2 - -
Kent - 2 £405 -
Buckinghamshire -6 1 £450 -
Middlesex - 1 £400 -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 22 (100.00%) F5
2 17 (77.27%) Cisco
3 14 (63.64%) CheckPoint
3 14 (63.64%) Firewall
3 14 (63.64%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (54.55%) Network Security
5 10 (45.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 9 (40.91%) Blue Coat
6 9 (40.91%) Juniper
7 8 (36.36%) VPN
8 7 (31.82%) OSPF
8 7 (31.82%) BGP
9 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (27.27%) DNS
9 6 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (22.73%) Load Balancing
10 5 (22.73%) Junos
10 5 (22.73%) Finance
11 4 (18.18%) Migration
11 4 (18.18%) MPLS
11 4 (18.18%) CCNP
11 4 (18.18%) Windows
11 4 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
11 4 (18.18%) TippingPoint
11 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
11 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
11 4 (18.18%) BIG-IP
11 4 (18.18%) ProxySG
12 3 (13.64%) Network Architecture
12 3 (13.64%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.55%) IIS
1 1 (4.55%) Apache
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 14 (63.64%) Firewall
1 14 (63.64%) Cisco ASA
2 12 (54.55%) Network Security
3 10 (45.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 8 (36.36%) VPN
5 7 (31.82%) OSPF
5 7 (31.82%) BGP
6 6 (27.27%) DNS
6 6 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (22.73%) Junos
8 4 (18.18%) MPLS
8 4 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (18.18%) BIG-IP
9 3 (13.64%) NetScreen
9 3 (13.64%) IPsec
9 3 (13.64%) SSL
9 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
9 3 (13.64%) WAN
9 3 (13.64%) SMTP
9 3 (13.64%) HTTP
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Back Office
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 2 (9.09%) Billing
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Consultant
3 6 (27.27%) Network Consultant
3 6 (27.27%) Security Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Network Security Consultant
4 4 (18.18%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Security Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Network Support
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) IP Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Design Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Firewall Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Load Balancing
2 4 (18.18%) Migration
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
3 3 (13.64%) Change Management
3 3 (13.64%) Network Architecture
4 2 (9.09%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (4.55%) B2B
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.55%) Information Security
5 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.55%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
1 1 (4.55%) Java
1 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (18.18%) CCNP
2 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) CCSE
4 1 (4.55%) JNCIS
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) F5
2 17 (77.27%) Cisco
3 14 (63.64%) CheckPoint
4 9 (40.91%) Juniper
4 9 (40.91%) Blue Coat
5 4 (18.18%) TippingPoint
6 3 (13.64%) Nokia
7 2 (9.09%) HP
7 2 (9.09%) McAfee
8 1 (4.55%) Websense
8 1 (4.55%) Remedy
8 1 (4.55%) Riverbed
8 1 (4.55%) Infoblox
8 1 (4.55%) Sourcefire
8 1 (4.55%) IronPort
8 1 (4.55%) Oracle