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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 239 265 241
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -24
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 25 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.50% 0.72% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 6
Median daily rate £345 £463 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.40% +15.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £438 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £500 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £430 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.52% +7.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1671 1813 1703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.86% 18.96% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 943 736
Median daily rate £375 £363 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 121 101
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.35% +30.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

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

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing F5 BIG-IP LTM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +8 10 £325 -
Hampshire - 9 £363 -
Buckinghamshire +12 5 - - 1
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 55 (100.00%) F5
2 39 (70.91%) Cisco
2 39 (70.91%) Firewall
3 33 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 33 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 29 (52.73%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (52.73%) Cisco ASA
5 21 (38.18%) CCNP
6 18 (32.73%) LAN
7 16 (29.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (29.09%) Load Balancing
7 16 (29.09%) Cisco PIX
7 16 (29.09%) CCSE
8 15 (27.27%) Finance
8 15 (27.27%) WAN
8 15 (27.27%) Juniper
9 14 (25.45%) BGP
10 13 (23.64%) OSPF
10 13 (23.64%) DNS
10 13 (23.64%) Network Security
11 12 (21.82%) Blue Coat
11 12 (21.82%) TCP/IP
12 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
13 10 (18.18%) BIG-IP
13 10 (18.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 9 (16.36%) FortiGate
14 9 (16.36%) High Availability
14 9 (16.36%) Telecoms
14 9 (16.36%) HTTP

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.82%) Apache
1 1 (1.82%) JBoss
1 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (70.91%) Firewall
2 33 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 29 (52.73%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (32.73%) LAN
5 16 (29.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 16 (29.09%) Cisco PIX
6 15 (27.27%) WAN
7 14 (25.45%) BGP
8 13 (23.64%) DNS
8 13 (23.64%) Network Security
8 13 (23.64%) OSPF
9 12 (21.82%) TCP/IP
10 10 (18.18%) BIG-IP
11 9 (16.36%) HTTP
11 9 (16.36%) HTTPS
12 7 (12.73%) RIP
12 7 (12.73%) SMTP
12 7 (12.73%) SNMP
12 7 (12.73%) VRRP
12 7 (12.73%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (27.27%) Finance
2 9 (16.36%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.45%) Local Government
4 2 (3.64%) Back Office
4 2 (3.64%) Billing
4 2 (3.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (43.64%) Network Engineer
2 17 (30.91%) IP Engineer
3 15 (27.27%) Security Engineer
4 13 (23.64%) IP Security Engineer
5 8 (14.55%) Consultant
6 6 (10.91%) Check Point Expert
6 6 (10.91%) IP Expert
6 6 (10.91%) Senior IP Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Senior Security Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Design Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 5 (9.09%) Security Consultant
8 4 (7.27%) IP Design Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Network Consultant
9 3 (5.45%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Network Design Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Network Security Consultant
9 3 (5.45%) WAN Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.64%) REST
2 2 (3.64%) SOAP
3 1 (1.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.45%) PKI
5 2 (3.64%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.82%) Clustering
6 1 (1.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.73%) Linux
2 5 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.64%) Windows
4 1 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Load Balancing
2 9 (16.36%) High Availability
3 7 (12.73%) DDoS Mitigation
3 7 (12.73%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 7 (12.73%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 7 (12.73%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 5 (9.09%) Change Management
5 4 (7.27%) Converged Infrastructure
5 4 (7.27%) Financial Modelling
5 4 (7.27%) ITIL
6 3 (5.45%) Capacity Management
6 3 (5.45%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.45%) Network Management
6 3 (5.45%) Service Design
7 2 (3.64%) Migration
7 2 (3.64%) Network Design
7 2 (3.64%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.64%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (3.64%) C
2 2 (3.64%) Tcl
3 1 (1.82%) Perl
3 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (52.73%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (38.18%) CCNP
3 16 (29.09%) CCSE
4 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 8 (14.55%) CCIE
7 7 (12.73%) CCSA
7 7 (12.73%) CISSP
8 5 (9.09%) CCNA
9 3 (5.45%) Degree
9 3 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (3.64%) HND
10 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (3.64%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.82%) CCDA
11 1 (1.82%) JNCIS
11 1 (1.82%) MCSE
11 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) ProxySG
1 7 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (9.09%) VMware ESX
2 5 (9.09%) vSphere
3 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.82%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) FortiGate
2 5 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 55 (100.00%) F5
2 39 (70.91%) Cisco
3 33 (60.00%) CheckPoint
4 15 (27.27%) Juniper
5 12 (21.82%) Blue Coat
6 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
7 8 (14.55%) VMware
8 5 (9.09%) Forcepoint
8 5 (9.09%) Fortinet
8 5 (9.09%) Oracle
8 5 (9.09%) Palo Alto
9 3 (5.45%) Aruba
9 3 (5.45%) HP
9 3 (5.45%) TippingPoint
10 2 (3.64%) Arqiva
11 1 (1.82%) Red Hat