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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 231 262 242
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -20
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 31 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.074% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.81% 0.39% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 4
Median daily rate £375 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £365 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £530 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-10.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £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
1708 1804 1745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.37% 19.12% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 946 883 737
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 123 102
Median hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +78.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.29 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 June 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 June 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 +3 13 £325 +18.18% 1
Buckinghamshire +25 9 £525 +10.52%
Hampshire - 6 £375 -
Oxfordshire +9 1 £325 -27.77%
West Sussex - 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 June 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 56 (100.00%) F5
2 41 (73.21%) Firewall
3 39 (69.64%) Cisco
4 37 (66.07%) CheckPoint
5 34 (60.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 31 (55.36%) Cisco ASA
7 29 (51.79%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (37.50%) LAN
9 20 (35.71%) CCNP
10 19 (33.93%) Cisco PIX
11 18 (32.14%) CCSE
11 18 (32.14%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (30.36%) Finance
13 16 (28.57%) WAN
14 15 (26.79%) Network Security
14 15 (26.79%) Load Balancing
15 13 (23.21%) Juniper
16 12 (21.43%) Blue Coat
17 10 (17.86%) BIG-IP
17 10 (17.86%) Telecoms
17 10 (17.86%) VMware
17 10 (17.86%) BGP
17 10 (17.86%) HTTP
17 10 (17.86%) TCP/IP
17 10 (17.86%) DNS
17 10 (17.86%) HTTPS
18 9 (16.07%) OSPF
18 9 (16.07%) CCIE
18 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
18 9 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (1.79%) Apache
1 1 (1.79%) JBoss
1 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (73.21%) Firewall
2 34 (60.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 31 (55.36%) Cisco ASA
4 21 (37.50%) LAN
5 19 (33.93%) Cisco PIX
6 18 (32.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (28.57%) WAN
8 15 (26.79%) Network Security
9 10 (17.86%) BGP
9 10 (17.86%) BIG-IP
9 10 (17.86%) DNS
9 10 (17.86%) HTTP
9 10 (17.86%) HTTPS
9 10 (17.86%) TCP/IP
10 9 (16.07%) OSPF
11 7 (12.50%) FWSM
11 7 (12.50%) RIP
11 7 (12.50%) SNMP
11 7 (12.50%) VRRP
11 7 (12.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
General
1 17 (30.36%) Finance
2 10 (17.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.36%) Local Government
4 2 (3.57%) Back Office
4 2 (3.57%) Billing
4 2 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) IP Engineer
3 16 (28.57%) Security Engineer
4 13 (23.21%) IP Security Engineer
5 9 (16.07%) Consultant
6 7 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
7 6 (10.71%) Check Point Expert
7 6 (10.71%) IP Expert
7 6 (10.71%) Security Consultant
7 6 (10.71%) Senior IP Engineer
8 5 (8.93%) Design Engineer
8 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 5 (8.93%) Network Consultant
9 4 (7.14%) IP Design Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) Network Security Consultant
9 4 (7.14%) WAN Engineer
10 3 (5.36%) IP Network Engineer
10 3 (5.36%) Network Design Engineer
11 2 (3.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 2 (3.57%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) REST
1 3 (5.36%) SOAP
2 1 (1.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (10.71%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.36%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.79%) Clustering
6 1 (1.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Linux
2 5 (8.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (5.36%) Windows
4 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) Load Balancing
2 7 (12.50%) DDoS Mitigation
2 7 (12.50%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 7 (12.50%) High Availability
2 7 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 7 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 5 (8.93%) Change Management
4 4 (7.14%) Converged Infrastructure
4 4 (7.14%) Financial Modelling
5 3 (5.36%) Capacity Management
5 3 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (5.36%) Network Management
5 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.36%) Service Design
6 2 (3.57%) Change Control
6 2 (3.57%) CRM
6 2 (3.57%) Migration
6 2 (3.57%) Network Design
6 2 (3.57%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) SQL
2 3 (5.36%) Tcl
3 2 (3.57%) C
4 1 (1.79%) Perl
4 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (51.79%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (35.71%) CCNP
3 18 (32.14%) CCSE
4 9 (16.07%) CCIE
5 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 7 (12.50%) CCSA
6 7 (12.50%) CISSP
6 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.36%) CCNA
7 3 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.57%) Degree
8 2 (3.57%) HND
8 2 (3.57%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.79%) CCDA
9 1 (1.79%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.79%) MCSE
9 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (12.50%) ProxySG
3 5 (8.93%) VMware ESX
3 5 (8.93%) vSphere
4 3 (5.36%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.79%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 5 (8.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 56 (100.00%) F5
2 39 (69.64%) Cisco
3 37 (66.07%) CheckPoint
4 13 (23.21%) Juniper
5 12 (21.43%) Blue Coat
6 10 (17.86%) VMware
7 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
8 6 (10.71%) Palo Alto
9 5 (8.93%) Forcepoint
9 5 (8.93%) Fortinet
9 5 (8.93%) Oracle
10 3 (5.36%) Aruba
10 3 (5.36%) HP
10 3 (5.36%) TippingPoint
11 2 (3.57%) Arqiva
12 1 (1.79%) Red Hat