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 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 238 245 236
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 31 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.15% 0.098%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.65% 0.77% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 3
Median daily rate £350 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -0.06%
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
1874 1817 1684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.51% 19.43% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1044 883 725
Median daily rate £375 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 105 105
Median hourly rate £35.50 £34.00 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +85.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 30 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 30 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 -2 11 £325 +18.18% 1
Buckinghamshire +18 8 £525 +10.52%
Hampshire - 7 £375 -
Surrey -12 2 - -
Oxfordshire -2 1 £325 -27.77%
Kent -9 1 - -
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 30 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 56 (100.00%) F5
2 36 (64.29%) Firewall
3 35 (62.50%) Cisco
3 35 (62.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 33 (58.93%) CheckPoint
5 28 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 25 (44.64%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (39.29%) LAN
8 19 (33.93%) Finance
9 18 (32.14%) CCNP
10 17 (30.36%) WAN
11 16 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
11 16 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (26.79%) Load Balancing
12 15 (26.79%) CCSE
13 14 (25.00%) Blue Coat
14 12 (21.43%) Network Security
14 12 (21.43%) DNS
14 12 (21.43%) Juniper
15 11 (19.64%) HTTPS
15 11 (19.64%) HTTP
15 11 (19.64%) TCP/IP
15 11 (19.64%) BIG-IP
15 11 (19.64%) Telecoms
16 10 (17.86%) VMware
17 9 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
17 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
17 9 (16.07%) BGP
18 8 (14.29%) OSPF
18 8 (14.29%) Linux

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%) 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 36 (64.29%) Firewall
2 35 (62.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 28 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (39.29%) LAN
5 17 (30.36%) WAN
6 16 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 16 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
7 12 (21.43%) DNS
7 12 (21.43%) Network Security
8 11 (19.64%) BIG-IP
8 11 (19.64%) HTTP
8 11 (19.64%) HTTPS
8 11 (19.64%) TCP/IP
9 9 (16.07%) BGP
10 8 (14.29%) OSPF
11 7 (12.50%) VPN
12 6 (10.71%) IPv4
12 6 (10.71%) IPv6
12 6 (10.71%) RIP
12 6 (10.71%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (33.93%) Finance
2 11 (19.64%) 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 15 (26.79%) IP Engineer
3 14 (25.00%) Security Engineer
4 11 (19.64%) IP Security Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) Consultant
6 6 (10.71%) IP Expert
6 6 (10.71%) Senior Security Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Check Point Expert
7 5 (8.93%) Design Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 5 (8.93%) Security Consultant
7 5 (8.93%) Senior IP Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) WAN Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) IP Design Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) IP Network Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Network Consultant
9 3 (5.36%) Network Design Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Network Security Consultant
10 2 (3.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 2 (3.57%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) REST
1 5 (8.93%) SOAP
2 1 (1.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Data Centre
1 6 (10.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (8.93%) Algorithms
3 4 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.79%) Clustering
5 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 6 (10.71%) DDoS Mitigation
2 6 (10.71%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 6 (10.71%) High Availability
2 6 (10.71%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 6 (10.71%) 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%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.36%) Service Design
6 2 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
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%) Network Management
6 2 (3.57%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) SQL
1 5 (8.93%) Tcl
2 2 (3.57%) C
3 1 (1.79%) Perl
3 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (44.64%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (32.14%) CCNP
3 15 (26.79%) CCSE
4 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 7 (12.50%) CCIE
5 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 6 (10.71%) CCSA
6 6 (10.71%) CISSP
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 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (12.50%) ProxySG
3 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
3 5 (8.93%) VMware ESX
3 5 (8.93%) vSphere
4 1 (1.79%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) FortiGate
2 5 (8.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 56 (100.00%) F5
2 35 (62.50%) Cisco
3 33 (58.93%) CheckPoint
4 14 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 12 (21.43%) Juniper
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%) Oracle
10 4 (7.14%) Fortinet
11 3 (5.36%) Aruba
12 2 (3.57%) Arqiva
12 2 (3.57%) HP
12 2 (3.57%) TippingPoint
13 1 (1.79%) Infoblox
13 1 (1.79%) Red Hat