The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 227 222 237
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 11 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.094% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 0.52% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
Average daily rate
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£399 £405 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.54% +26.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £355
% change year-on-year
-2.96% +16.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1699 1553 2032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.52% 18.34% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 670 573
Average daily rate £338 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 132 186
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £14.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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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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
Berkshire +5 4 £275 -30.37%
Surrey -2 3 £488 -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 16 (100.00%) F5
2 14 (87.50%) Cisco
3 11 (68.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 10 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (62.50%) Firewall
5 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint
6 8 (50.00%) VPN
7 7 (43.75%) Network Security
8 6 (37.50%) Juniper
9 5 (31.25%) DNS
9 5 (31.25%) SSL
9 5 (31.25%) CCNA
9 5 (31.25%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
10 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
10 4 (25.00%) BIG-IP
10 4 (25.00%) IPsec
10 4 (25.00%) CCNP
10 4 (25.00%) MPLS
10 4 (25.00%) Windows
11 3 (18.75%) Linux
11 3 (18.75%) Blue Coat
11 3 (18.75%) TippingPoint
11 3 (18.75%) Junos
12 2 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
12 2 (12.50%) DMVPN
12 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
12 2 (12.50%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (6.25%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.25%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 10 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (62.50%) Firewall
3 8 (50.00%) VPN
4 7 (43.75%) Network Security
5 5 (31.25%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (31.25%) DNS
5 5 (31.25%) SSL
6 4 (25.00%) MPLS
6 4 (25.00%) IPsec
6 4 (25.00%) BIG-IP
7 3 (18.75%) Junos
8 2 (12.50%) DMVPN
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (12.50%) OSPF
8 2 (12.50%) BGP
8 2 (12.50%) NetScreen
8 2 (12.50%) Wireless
8 2 (12.50%) VoIP
9 1 (6.25%) WAN
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Network Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Security Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support
5 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) B2B
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) Change Management
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (31.25%) CCNA
3 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (12.50%) CCIE
5 1 (6.25%) CCSE
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) F5
2 14 (87.50%) Cisco
3 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint
4 6 (37.50%) Juniper
5 3 (18.75%) Blue Coat
5 3 (18.75%) TippingPoint
6 2 (12.50%) Nokia
6 2 (12.50%) HP
7 1 (6.25%) Sourcefire
7 1 (6.25%) IronPort
7 1 (6.25%) McAfee
7 1 (6.25%) Websense
7 1 (6.25%) Riverbed
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle