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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 243 251 250
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 18 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.17% 0.065%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.17% 0.94% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 6
Median daily rate £394 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £405 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £455 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-9.72% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year
-28.33% -
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
1544 1802 1843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.97% 18.34% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 971 866
Median daily rate £375 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 130 99
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +38.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +14 5 £413 -2.94% 1
Hampshire - 4 £310 -
Buckinghamshire +5 3 - -
Middlesex 0 3 £413 -5.71%
Oxfordshire - 1 £310 -
Surrey - 1 - -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 49 (100.00%) F5
2 37 (75.51%) Cisco
3 36 (73.47%) Firewall
4 30 (61.22%) CheckPoint
4 30 (61.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 26 (53.06%) Cisco ASA
6 25 (51.02%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (40.82%) CCNP
8 17 (34.69%) LAN
9 16 (32.65%) Network Security
10 15 (30.61%) BGP
11 14 (28.57%) WAN
12 13 (26.53%) OSPF
12 13 (26.53%) Cisco PIX
12 13 (26.53%) Load Balancing
12 13 (26.53%) CCSE
13 12 (24.49%) DNS
14 11 (22.45%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (22.45%) TCP/IP
14 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
15 10 (20.41%) Juniper
15 10 (20.41%) SC Cleared
15 10 (20.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 9 (18.37%) High Availability
16 9 (18.37%) FortiGate
16 9 (18.37%) BIG-IP
16 9 (18.37%) Telecoms
16 9 (18.37%) Finance
17 8 (16.33%) VMware
17 8 (16.33%) HTTPS

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 (2.04%) Apache
1 1 (2.04%) JBoss
1 1 (2.04%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (73.47%) Firewall
2 30 (61.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 26 (53.06%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (34.69%) LAN
5 16 (32.65%) Network Security
6 15 (30.61%) BGP
7 14 (28.57%) WAN
8 13 (26.53%) Cisco PIX
8 13 (26.53%) OSPF
9 12 (24.49%) DNS
10 11 (22.45%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (22.45%) TCP/IP
11 9 (18.37%) BIG-IP
12 8 (16.33%) HTTP
12 8 (16.33%) HTTPS
13 7 (14.29%) RIP
13 7 (14.29%) SMTP
13 7 (14.29%) SNMP
13 7 (14.29%) VPN
13 7 (14.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
1 9 (18.37%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Back Office
2 2 (4.08%) Billing
2 2 (4.08%) Local Government
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (40.82%) Network Engineer
2 13 (26.53%) Security Engineer
3 12 (24.49%) IP Engineer
4 10 (20.41%) IP Security Engineer
5 8 (16.33%) Consultant
6 6 (12.24%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 5 (10.20%) Security Consultant
8 4 (8.16%) Network Consultant
9 3 (6.12%) Check Point Expert
9 3 (6.12%) Design Engineer
9 3 (6.12%) IP Expert
9 3 (6.12%) Network Security Consultant
9 3 (6.12%) Network Support
9 3 (6.12%) Senior IP Engineer
9 3 (6.12%) Senior Security Engineer
10 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 2 (4.08%) IP Design Engineer
10 2 (4.08%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.04%) J2EE
2 1 (2.04%) REST
2 1 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (10.20%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (8.16%) PKI
4 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.04%) Clustering
5 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Linux
2 5 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.08%) Windows
4 1 (2.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) Load Balancing
2 9 (18.37%) High Availability
3 7 (14.29%) DDoS Mitigation
3 7 (14.29%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 7 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 7 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 4 (8.16%) Converged Infrastructure
4 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (8.16%) Financial Modelling
4 4 (8.16%) ITIL
5 3 (6.12%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (6.12%) Network Management
5 3 (6.12%) Service Design
6 2 (4.08%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.08%) Change Control
6 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.08%) Migration
6 2 (4.08%) Network Design
6 2 (4.08%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.08%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) Perl
2 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.04%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 25 (51.02%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (40.82%) CCNP
3 13 (26.53%) CCSE
4 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
5 10 (20.41%) SC Cleared
6 7 (14.29%) CCNA
6 7 (14.29%) CCSA
6 7 (14.29%) CISSP
7 5 (10.20%) CCIE
8 3 (6.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (4.08%) JNCIA
10 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (2.04%) CCDA
10 1 (2.04%) Degree
10 1 (2.04%) JNCIS
10 1 (2.04%) MCSE
10 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
1 2 (4.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) ProxySG
1 7 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.20%) VMware ESX
2 5 (10.20%) vSphere
3 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.04%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) FortiGate
2 5 (10.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 49 (100.00%) F5
2 37 (75.51%) Cisco
3 30 (61.22%) CheckPoint
4 10 (20.41%) Juniper
5 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
5 8 (16.33%) VMware
6 7 (14.29%) Blue Coat
7 5 (10.20%) Forcepoint
7 5 (10.20%) Fortinet
7 5 (10.20%) Oracle
8 3 (6.12%) Aruba
8 3 (6.12%) HP
8 3 (6.12%) Infoblox
8 3 (6.12%) TippingPoint
9 1 (2.04%) Arqiva
9 1 (2.04%) Palo Alto
9 1 (2.04%) Red Hat