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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 250 249 245
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 33 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.22% 0.086%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.60% 1.07% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 2
Median daily rate £369 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% +6.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £401 £401
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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
2065 2054 1749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.39% 20.63% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1157 990 762
Median daily rate £375 £361 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.87% +11.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 105 111
Median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +5 10 £325 +18.18%
Hampshire - 7 £325 -
Surrey -12 6 £550 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £525 - 1
West Sussex - 2 - -
Oxfordshire +8 1 £325 -43.47% 1
Kent -22 1 - -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 53 (100.00%) F5
2 33 (62.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 29 (54.72%) Firewall
4 28 (52.83%) Cisco
5 25 (47.17%) CheckPoint
6 23 (43.40%) LAN
7 22 (41.51%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (39.62%) Cisco ASA
9 20 (37.74%) WAN
10 16 (30.19%) CCNP
10 16 (30.19%) Load Balancing
10 16 (30.19%) Finance
11 14 (26.42%) DNS
11 14 (26.42%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (24.53%) HTTPS
12 13 (24.53%) TCP/IP
12 13 (24.53%) HTTP
12 13 (24.53%) Blue Coat
12 13 (24.53%) BIG-IP
13 12 (22.64%) Cisco PIX
13 12 (22.64%) Juniper
14 11 (20.75%) VPN
14 11 (20.75%) CCSE
14 11 (20.75%) Telecoms
15 9 (16.98%) Network Security
15 9 (16.98%) DHCP
16 8 (15.09%) REST
16 8 (15.09%) Algorithms
16 8 (15.09%) FTP
16 8 (15.09%) SSL

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 (1.89%) Apache
1 1 (1.89%) JBoss
1 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Office
2 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (62.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 29 (54.72%) Firewall
3 23 (43.40%) LAN
4 21 (39.62%) Cisco ASA
5 20 (37.74%) WAN
6 14 (26.42%) Cisco Nexus
6 14 (26.42%) DNS
7 13 (24.53%) BIG-IP
7 13 (24.53%) HTTP
7 13 (24.53%) HTTPS
7 13 (24.53%) TCP/IP
8 12 (22.64%) Cisco PIX
9 11 (20.75%) VPN
10 9 (16.98%) DHCP
10 9 (16.98%) Network Security
11 8 (15.09%) BGP
11 8 (15.09%) FTP
11 8 (15.09%) ICMP
11 8 (15.09%) LDAP
11 8 (15.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (30.19%) Finance
2 11 (20.75%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.66%) Local Government
4 2 (3.77%) Back Office
4 2 (3.77%) Billing
4 2 (3.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (41.51%) Network Engineer
2 13 (24.53%) IP Engineer
3 11 (20.75%) Security Engineer
4 9 (16.98%) IP Security Engineer
5 8 (15.09%) Consultant
5 8 (15.09%) WAN Engineer
6 7 (13.21%) IP Network Engineer
7 5 (9.43%) Design Engineer
7 5 (9.43%) IP Expert
7 5 (9.43%) Security Consultant
7 5 (9.43%) Senior Security Engineer
8 4 (7.55%) Check Point Expert
8 4 (7.55%) IP Design Engineer
8 4 (7.55%) Senior IP Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) Network Consultant
9 3 (5.66%) Network Design Engineer
10 2 (3.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 2 (3.77%) Network Security Consultant
10 2 (3.77%) Principal Consultant
10 2 (3.77%) Principal Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) REST
1 8 (15.09%) SOAP
2 1 (1.89%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Algorithms
2 6 (11.32%) Data Centre
3 5 (9.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Linux
1 3 (5.66%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) Load Balancing
2 5 (9.43%) Change Management
2 5 (9.43%) DDoS Mitigation
2 5 (9.43%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 5 (9.43%) High Availability
3 3 (5.66%) Capacity Management
3 3 (5.66%) Network Design
4 2 (3.77%) Change Control
4 2 (3.77%) CRM
4 2 (3.77%) Migration
4 2 (3.77%) Performance Management
4 2 (3.77%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.77%) Validation
5 1 (1.89%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.89%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (1.89%) Financial Modelling
5 1 (1.89%) Network Management
5 1 (1.89%) Release Management
5 1 (1.89%) SIEM
5 1 (1.89%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.09%) Tcl
2 2 (3.77%) C
2 2 (3.77%) SQL
3 1 (1.89%) Perl
3 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (41.51%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (30.19%) CCNP
3 11 (20.75%) CCSE
4 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
5 6 (11.32%) CCIE
5 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
6 5 (9.43%) CCSA
6 5 (9.43%) CISSP
7 2 (3.77%) CCNA
7 2 (3.77%) Degree
7 2 (3.77%) HND
7 2 (3.77%) JNCIA
7 2 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.89%) CCDA
8 1 (1.89%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.89%) MCSE
8 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (15.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.32%) ProxySG
3 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.77%) vSphere
5 1 (1.89%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.89%) Nessus
Vendors
1 53 (100.00%) F5
2 28 (52.83%) Cisco
3 25 (47.17%) CheckPoint
4 13 (24.53%) Blue Coat
5 12 (22.64%) Juniper
6 6 (11.32%) Palo Alto
7 5 (9.43%) Forcepoint
7 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
7 5 (9.43%) VMware
8 3 (5.66%) Aruba
8 3 (5.66%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.77%) Oracle
10 1 (1.89%) Arqiva
10 1 (1.89%) HP
10 1 (1.89%) Infoblox
10 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.89%) TippingPoint
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