Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 282 272 246
Rank change year-on-year -10 -26 +25
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 17 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.18% 0.12% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.66% 1.05% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 15
Central London median daily rate £480 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.94% -15.00% +16.96%
10th Percentile £400 £355 £414
90th Percentile £538 £526 £538
London median daily rate £463 £401 £475
% change year-on-year +15.48% -15.68% +11.76%
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 1,022 954 1,108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.93% 11.03% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 724 824
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £156 £200 £300
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 17 19
Central London median hourly rate £18.88 £16.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.00% -15.79% +7.10%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.40 £11.50
90th Percentile £26.50 £22.40 £55.00
London median hourly rate £23.13 £19.00 £18.58
% change year-on-year +21.74% +2.29% -8.27%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018. 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 +4 12 £525 +23.53% 3
City of Westminster - 2 £388 -
West End of London - 1 £400 -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
London

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 17 (100.00%) F5
2 14 (82.35%) Cisco
3 11 (64.71%) Wireless
4 10 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (58.82%) CCNP
4 10 (58.82%) SolarWinds
5 9 (52.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 9 (52.94%) CheckPoint
5 9 (52.94%) Blue Coat
5 9 (52.94%) ProxySG
6 8 (47.06%) Firewall
6 8 (47.06%) Juniper
6 8 (47.06%) MPLS
6 8 (47.06%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (47.06%) Network Security
6 8 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (41.18%) Meraki
8 6 (35.29%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (35.29%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (35.29%) OSPF
8 6 (35.29%) BGP
8 6 (35.29%) ISDN
8 6 (35.29%) CMS
8 6 (35.29%) XMPP
9 5 (29.41%) Change Management
9 5 (29.41%) LAN
9 5 (29.41%) ITIL
9 5 (29.41%) WAN
9 5 (29.41%) VPN
9 5 (29.41%) 802.1X

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 6 (35.29%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (11.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) Wireless
2 9 (52.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (47.06%) Firewall
3 8 (47.06%) MPLS
3 8 (47.06%) Network Security
4 6 (35.29%) BGP
4 6 (35.29%) ISDN
4 6 (35.29%) OSPF
5 5 (29.41%) LAN
5 5 (29.41%) VPN
5 5 (29.41%) WAN
6 4 (23.53%) Unified Communications
7 3 (17.65%) 802.11
7 3 (17.65%) DMZ
7 3 (17.65%) DNS
7 3 (17.65%) IPsec
7 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
7 3 (17.65%) VLAN
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Network Security Specialist
2 4 (23.53%) Network Specialist
2 4 (23.53%) Security Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Security Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) IT Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Support
4 2 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) XMPP
2 5 (29.41%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) Cyberthreat
1 2 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Change Management
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.76%) Network Design
4 2 (11.76%) Network Management
4 2 (11.76%) Security Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Control
5 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) CCNP
1 10 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (11.76%) CCIE
3 2 (11.76%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) JNCIA
3 2 (11.76%) JNCIS
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) ProxySG
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (17.65%) Cacti
2 3 (17.65%) Nagios
3 2 (11.76%) FortiGate
4 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) F5
2 14 (82.35%) Cisco
3 10 (58.82%) SolarWinds
4 9 (52.94%) Blue Coat
4 9 (52.94%) CheckPoint
5 8 (47.06%) Juniper
6 7 (41.18%) Meraki
7 4 (23.53%) Fortinet
7 4 (23.53%) Symantec
8 3 (17.65%) Aerohive Networks
8 3 (17.65%) Palo Alto
9 1 (5.88%) Avaya
9 1 (5.88%) Infoblox
9 1 (5.88%) Nortel
9 1 (5.88%) Polycom
9 1 (5.88%) VMware