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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 247 235 224
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 22 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.086% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% 0.46% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
- +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.75
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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
2036 1721 1603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.46% 18.42% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 752 667
Average daily rate £361 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.07% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 109 169
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -14.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 - 14 - -
Berkshire -5 6 £275 - 8
Kent - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £575 - 1
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England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 42 (100.00%) F5
2 36 (85.71%) Firewall
3 34 (80.95%) Cisco
4 28 (66.67%) CheckPoint
5 27 (64.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 26 (61.90%) Juniper
7 24 (57.14%) Blue Coat
8 20 (47.62%) Load Balancing
8 20 (47.62%) DNS
9 19 (45.24%) Wireshark
9 19 (45.24%) Finance
10 18 (42.86%) TippingPoint
10 18 (42.86%) TCP/IP
10 18 (42.86%) Network Architecture
11 17 (40.48%) DHCP
11 17 (40.48%) CISSP
11 17 (40.48%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (40.48%) Network Security
11 17 (40.48%) Change Management
12 16 (38.10%) NetScout
12 16 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (38.10%) SolarWinds
13 15 (35.71%) Service Management
13 15 (35.71%) ITIL
14 14 (33.33%) TIBCO
14 14 (33.33%) Rendezvous
14 14 (33.33%) Bloomberg
14 14 (33.33%) Radianz
14 14 (33.33%) Management Information System
14 14 (33.33%) Tradeweb

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 2 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.38%) MediaWiki
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
Business Applications
1 14 (33.33%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (85.71%) Firewall
2 27 (64.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 20 (47.62%) DNS
4 19 (45.24%) Wireshark
5 18 (42.86%) TCP/IP
6 17 (40.48%) DHCP
6 17 (40.48%) Network Security
7 16 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (33.33%) Multicast
9 12 (28.57%) BIG-IP
10 8 (19.05%) VPN
10 8 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (11.90%) Junos
11 5 (11.90%) iSCSI
11 5 (11.90%) WAN
11 5 (11.90%) LAN
11 5 (11.90%) NetScreen
11 5 (11.90%) OSPF
11 5 (11.90%) BGP
11 5 (11.90%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) MySQL
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (45.24%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Billing
4 1 (2.38%) Back Office
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (59.52%) Consultant
2 20 (47.62%) Network Consultant
3 10 (23.81%) Firewall Consultant
4 9 (21.43%) Network Security Consultant
4 9 (21.43%) Security Consultant
5 5 (11.90%) Network Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Security Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) IP Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Network Security Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Network Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Network Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Security Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Network Support Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Senior Network Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Network Support
9 1 (2.38%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) Rendezvous
2 1 (2.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.14%) CESG
2 3 (7.14%) PKI
2 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.38%) Tandem
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Linux
3 3 (7.14%) Android
3 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 3 (7.14%) Windows Phone 8
3 3 (7.14%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Load Balancing
2 18 (42.86%) Network Architecture
3 17 (40.48%) Change Management
4 15 (35.71%) ITIL
4 15 (35.71%) Service Management
5 5 (11.90%) Protective Monitoring
6 3 (7.14%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 3 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.76%) Project Management
7 2 (4.76%) CRM
7 2 (4.76%) Performance Management
8 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.38%) B2B
8 1 (2.38%) Validation
8 1 (2.38%) Migration
8 1 (2.38%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 17 (40.48%) CISSP
1 17 (40.48%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (19.05%) CCNP
3 7 (16.67%) CCIE
4 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
4 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
5 4 (9.52%) JNCIS
5 4 (9.52%) CCDP
5 4 (9.52%) CCSE
6 3 (7.14%) CCSA
7 2 (4.76%) Degree
8 1 (2.38%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.38%) CCNA
8 1 (2.38%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Firmware
1 3 (7.14%) ProxySG
1 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) vSphere
3 1 (2.38%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.38%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 42 (100.00%) F5
2 34 (80.95%) Cisco
3 28 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 26 (61.90%) Juniper
5 24 (57.14%) Blue Coat
6 18 (42.86%) TippingPoint
7 16 (38.10%) SolarWinds
7 16 (38.10%) NetScout
8 14 (33.33%) Tradeweb
8 14 (33.33%) LogLogic
8 14 (33.33%) Tufin
8 14 (33.33%) TIBCO
8 14 (33.33%) Radianz
8 14 (33.33%) Bloomberg
9 10 (23.81%) VMware
10 5 (11.90%) Mercator
11 4 (9.52%) Citrix
12 3 (7.14%) Nokia
12 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
13 2 (4.76%) Symantec
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