Period
to 23 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 6 months to 23 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
London > Central London
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 254 284 253
Rank change year-on-year +30 -31 +12
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 14 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.17% 0.13% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.58% 1.06% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 4
Central London median daily rate £475 £425 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -6.85% -8.75%
10th Percentile £365 £400 £329
90th Percentile £538 £484 £510
London median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - -

F5 BIG-IP LTM is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 886 1,129 870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.73% 12.39% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 865 637
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £185
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 24
Central London median hourly rate £32.50 £19.50 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -7.82% +11.34%
10th Percentile £13.90 £14.60 £13.01
90th Percentile £44.80 £35.08 £31.05
London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £21.16
% change year-on-year +10.00% -5.46% +10.01%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing F5 BIG-IP LTM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for F5 BIG-IP LTM in Central London

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 BIG-IP LTM in Central London

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM in Central London over the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 BIG-IP LTM in Central London

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 23 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +20 11 £500 +9.59% 1
City of Westminster - 2 £475 -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
London

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 13 (92.86%) F5
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco
3 10 (71.43%) OSPF
3 10 (71.43%) BGP
3 10 (71.43%) VPN
4 9 (64.29%) TCP/IP
5 8 (57.14%) Wireless
5 8 (57.14%) SolarWinds
6 7 (50.00%) Riverbed
6 7 (50.00%) Firewall
6 7 (50.00%) Linux
7 6 (42.86%) 802.11
7 6 (42.86%) IPsec
7 6 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (42.86%) 802.1X
8 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
8 5 (35.71%) BIG-IP
8 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (35.71%) MPLS
8 5 (35.71%) LAN
8 5 (35.71%) VoIP
8 5 (35.71%) WAN
8 5 (35.71%) Ethernet
8 5 (35.71%) CCIE
9 4 (28.57%) SNMP
9 4 (28.57%) WLAN
9 4 (28.57%) Unix
9 4 (28.57%) MGCP
9 4 (28.57%) TACACS
9 4 (28.57%) Juniper

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 2 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) AWS
1 2 (14.29%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) BGP
1 10 (71.43%) OSPF
1 10 (71.43%) VPN
2 9 (64.29%) TCP/IP
3 8 (57.14%) Wireless
4 7 (50.00%) Firewall
5 6 (42.86%) 802.11
5 6 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 6 (42.86%) IPsec
6 5 (35.71%) BIG-IP
6 5 (35.71%) Ethernet
6 5 (35.71%) LAN
6 5 (35.71%) MPLS
6 5 (35.71%) VoIP
6 5 (35.71%) WAN
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (28.57%) MGCP
7 4 (28.57%) SNMP
7 4 (28.57%) TACACS
7 4 (28.57%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IP Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Security Designer
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) 802.1X
2 2 (14.29%) JSON
2 2 (14.29%) Regular Expression
2 2 (14.29%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) AIX
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Network Management
2 3 (21.43%) Network Design
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Change Control
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) High Availability
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Microservices
3 2 (14.29%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.14%) Project Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Leadership
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) CCIE
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) CCNP
4 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (7.14%) CCDA
4 1 (7.14%) CCDP
4 1 (7.14%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Docker
1 2 (14.29%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Iperf
2 2 (14.29%) Ansible
2 2 (14.29%) Cacti
2 2 (14.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) F5
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco
3 8 (57.14%) SolarWinds
4 7 (50.00%) Riverbed
5 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 4 (28.57%) Juniper
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) Palo Alto
6 3 (21.43%) Fortinet
7 2 (14.29%) Aerohive Networks
7 2 (14.29%) Arista
7 2 (14.29%) Blue Coat
7 2 (14.29%) McAfee
7 2 (14.29%) Remedy
7 2 (14.29%) Splunk
7 2 (14.29%) Symantec
8 1 (7.14%) Citrix
8 1 (7.14%) Oracle
8 1 (7.14%) Radware
8 1 (7.14%) VMware