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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 246 231 249
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +18
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 13 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.095% 0.054%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.69% 0.55% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £388 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £286 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
1891 1455 1962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.51% 17.19% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 674 650
Average daily rate £350 £338 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 103 162
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 2014. 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
Berkshire +9 5 £338 -16.92%
Kent - 2 £405 -
Buckinghamshire -12 1 £450 -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 23 (100.00%) F5
2 17 (73.91%) Cisco
3 13 (56.52%) CheckPoint
3 13 (56.52%) Firewall
3 13 (56.52%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (52.17%) Network Security
5 9 (39.13%) Blue Coat
5 9 (39.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 9 (39.13%) Juniper
6 8 (34.78%) OSPF
6 8 (34.78%) BGP
7 7 (30.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (26.09%) VPN
8 6 (26.09%) Windows
9 5 (21.74%) Linux
9 5 (21.74%) DNS
9 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (21.74%) Finance
9 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
9 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
9 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
9 5 (21.74%) Junos
10 4 (17.39%) TippingPoint
10 4 (17.39%) Cisco PIX
10 4 (17.39%) ProxySG
10 4 (17.39%) MPLS
10 4 (17.39%) SSL
11 3 (13.04%) CCNP
11 3 (13.04%) CCNA
11 3 (13.04%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 13 (56.52%) Firewall
1 13 (56.52%) Cisco ASA
2 12 (52.17%) Network Security
3 9 (39.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 8 (34.78%) OSPF
4 8 (34.78%) BGP
5 7 (30.43%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (26.09%) VPN
7 5 (21.74%) DNS
7 5 (21.74%) Junos
8 4 (17.39%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (17.39%) MPLS
8 4 (17.39%) SSL
9 3 (13.04%) LAN
9 3 (13.04%) WAN
9 3 (13.04%) NetScreen
9 3 (13.04%) BIG-IP
10 2 (8.70%) 4G
10 2 (8.70%) FWSM
10 2 (8.70%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) MySQL
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Billing
2 2 (8.70%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Consultant
1 9 (39.13%) Network Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Network Consultant
3 6 (26.09%) Security Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Network Security Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) Security Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) IP Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Network Support
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Design Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Firewall Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
1 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (8.70%) CESG
1 2 (8.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Phone 8
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Phone
3 2 (8.70%) Android
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
2 3 (13.04%) Project Management
2 3 (13.04%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) Change Management
2 3 (13.04%) Network Architecture
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (8.70%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 2 (8.70%) Network Design
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
3 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.70%) CRM
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE
4 1 (4.35%) Information Security
4 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) CCNP
2 3 (13.04%) CCNA
3 1 (4.35%) CCIE
3 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) CCSE
3 1 (4.35%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) ProxySG
2 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (8.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) F5
2 17 (73.91%) Cisco
3 13 (56.52%) CheckPoint
4 9 (39.13%) Blue Coat
4 9 (39.13%) Juniper
5 4 (17.39%) TippingPoint
6 3 (13.04%) Nokia
7 2 (8.70%) Infoblox
7 2 (8.70%) VMware
7 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
7 2 (8.70%) McAfee
7 2 (8.70%) HP
8 1 (4.35%) Remedy
8 1 (4.35%) Websense
8 1 (4.35%) Riverbed
8 1 (4.35%) IronPort
8 1 (4.35%) Sourcefire