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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 238 234 217
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -17
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 12 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% 0.55% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 6
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £300 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £30.00
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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
1765 1631 1537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.09% 18.16% 19.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 689 620
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 102 166
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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
Surrey - 5 £500 -
Berkshire -1 3 £275 - 3
Oxfordshire - 3 £450 -
Buckinghamshire -4 1 £475 +18.75%
Kent - 1 £500 -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 38 (100.00%) F5
2 32 (84.21%) Firewall
3 31 (81.58%) Cisco
4 27 (71.05%) Juniper
5 24 (63.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 23 (60.53%) CheckPoint
7 20 (52.63%) Blue Coat
8 19 (50.00%) Wireshark
8 19 (50.00%) TCP/IP
8 19 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 18 (47.37%) DNS
10 17 (44.74%) ITIL
10 17 (44.74%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (44.74%) Load Balancing
10 17 (44.74%) NetScout
10 17 (44.74%) Finance
10 17 (44.74%) Lancope
10 17 (44.74%) SolarWinds
11 16 (42.11%) Network Architecture
11 16 (42.11%) Change Management
11 16 (42.11%) Service Management
11 16 (42.11%) Network Security
11 16 (42.11%) TippingPoint
11 16 (42.11%) CISSP
11 16 (42.11%) DHCP
12 15 (39.47%) TIBCO
12 15 (39.47%) Rendezvous
12 15 (39.47%) Bloomberg
12 15 (39.47%) RMDS
12 15 (39.47%) LogLogic

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 1 (2.63%) Apache
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (2.63%) Lync
Business Applications
1 15 (39.47%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (84.21%) Firewall
2 24 (63.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 19 (50.00%) Wireshark
3 19 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 18 (47.37%) DNS
5 16 (42.11%) DHCP
5 16 (42.11%) Network Security
6 15 (39.47%) Multicast
7 13 (34.21%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (21.05%) BIG-IP
9 5 (13.16%) TACACS
9 5 (13.16%) LAN
9 5 (13.16%) VPN
9 5 (13.16%) WAN
9 5 (13.16%) iSCSI
10 4 (10.53%) VoIP
10 4 (10.53%) MPLS
10 4 (10.53%) OSPF
10 4 (10.53%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) MySQL
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 17 (44.74%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Billing
4 1 (2.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Consultant
2 19 (50.00%) Network Consultant
3 8 (21.05%) Security Consultant
3 8 (21.05%) Network Security Consultant
4 7 (18.42%) Firewall Consultant
5 5 (13.16%) Network Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (10.53%) Security Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Network Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Security Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Network Security Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Network Architect
8 2 (5.26%) IP Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Cloud Architect
9 1 (2.63%) Technical Leader
9 1 (2.63%) Implementation Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) Rendezvous
2 1 (2.63%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 14 (36.84%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.63%) CESG
4 1 (2.63%) Tandem
4 1 (2.63%) PKI
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
1 2 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Phone 8
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) ITIL
1 17 (44.74%) Load Balancing
2 16 (42.11%) Network Architecture
2 16 (42.11%) Change Management
2 16 (42.11%) Service Management
3 5 (13.16%) Protective Monitoring
4 4 (10.53%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (5.26%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.26%) CRM
5 2 (5.26%) Migration
5 2 (5.26%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.63%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.63%) Network Design
6 1 (2.63%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.63%) Validation
6 1 (2.63%) B2B
6 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.63%) Project Management
6 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 17 (44.74%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (42.11%) CISSP
3 7 (18.42%) CCIE
3 7 (18.42%) CCNP
4 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 4 (10.53%) JNCIS
5 4 (10.53%) CCDP
6 3 (7.89%) CCNA
6 3 (7.89%) CCSE
7 2 (5.26%) CCSA
7 2 (5.26%) Degree
8 1 (2.63%) MCTS
8 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (2.63%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.63%) PMP
8 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.63%) UAG
2 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.63%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.63%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) SCOM
2 1 (2.63%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 38 (100.00%) F5
2 31 (81.58%) Cisco
3 27 (71.05%) Juniper
4 23 (60.53%) CheckPoint
5 20 (52.63%) Blue Coat
6 17 (44.74%) NetScout
6 17 (44.74%) SolarWinds
6 17 (44.74%) Lancope
7 16 (42.11%) TippingPoint
8 15 (39.47%) LogLogic
8 15 (39.47%) Tufin
8 15 (39.47%) TIBCO
8 15 (39.47%) Bloomberg
9 14 (36.84%) Radianz
9 14 (36.84%) Tradeweb
10 7 (18.42%) VMware
11 5 (13.16%) Mercator
12 4 (10.53%) Citrix
13 2 (5.26%) Fortinet
14 1 (2.63%) Altiris