Period
to 19 March 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 19 March 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 271 284 242
Rank change year-on-year +13 -42 -4
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 22 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.25% 0.055% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.26% 0.48% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 10
Central London median daily rate £478 £444 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.61% -7.79% +18.46%
10th Percentile £371 £370 £354
90th Percentile £538 £528 £539
London median daily rate £450 £475 £455
% change year-on-year -5.26% +4.40% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 972 1,044 899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.95% 11.50% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 804 653
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £170 £213 £263
90th Percentile £649 £613 £613
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 19
Central London median hourly rate £20.32 £16.18 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.64% -14.87% -15.51%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.25 £13.54
90th Percentile £36.25 £23.75 £55.00
London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year +25.00% -12.42% +1.49%

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 19 March 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 19 March 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 16 £480 +8.17% 4
City of Westminster - 4 £400 -
West End of London - 2 £450 -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
London

For the 6 months to 19 March 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 22 (100.00%) F5
2 16 (72.73%) Cisco
3 15 (68.18%) Firewall
4 12 (54.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 11 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (50.00%) Wireless
5 11 (50.00%) CheckPoint
6 10 (45.45%) Palo Alto
6 10 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (45.45%) SolarWinds
7 9 (40.91%) Network Security
7 9 (40.91%) Juniper
7 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (36.36%) OSPF
8 8 (36.36%) BGP
8 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
8 8 (36.36%) Blue Coat
8 8 (36.36%) ProxySG
9 7 (31.82%) VPN
9 7 (31.82%) Fortinet
10 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
10 6 (27.27%) ITIL
10 6 (27.27%) LAN
10 6 (27.27%) WAN
10 6 (27.27%) Change Management
11 5 (22.73%) CCNP
11 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
11 5 (22.73%) Riverbed
11 5 (22.73%) Aerohive Networks
12 4 (18.18%) Data Centre

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 3 (13.64%) CMS
1 3 (13.64%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) Firewall
2 12 (54.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 11 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (50.00%) Wireless
4 10 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (40.91%) Network Security
6 8 (36.36%) BGP
6 8 (36.36%) OSPF
6 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
7 7 (31.82%) VPN
8 6 (27.27%) LAN
8 6 (27.27%) WAN
9 4 (18.18%) 802.11
9 4 (18.18%) DMZ
9 4 (18.18%) MPLS
9 4 (18.18%) VLAN
10 3 (13.64%) BIG-IP
10 3 (13.64%) ISDN
10 3 (13.64%) Multicast
10 3 (13.64%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
1 3 (13.64%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Law
2 2 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Network Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Security Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Network Security Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Network Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) IT Support
5 1 (4.55%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) 802.1X
2 3 (13.64%) JSON
2 3 (13.64%) Regular Expression
2 3 (13.64%) XMPP
2 3 (13.64%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) AIX
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Change Management
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 3 (13.64%) DevOps
3 3 (13.64%) Microservices
3 3 (13.64%) Migration
3 3 (13.64%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.55%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Network Management
5 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.55%) Security Management
5 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 5 (22.73%) CCNP
3 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) CCIE
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (9.09%) CCNA
7 1 (4.55%) BC Cleared
7 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (4.55%) CCDA
7 1 (4.55%) CCDP
7 1 (4.55%) CISSP
7 1 (4.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) ProxySG
2 3 (13.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Cacti
1 4 (18.18%) Nagios
2 3 (13.64%) Ansible
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (4.55%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) F5
2 16 (72.73%) Cisco
3 11 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 10 (45.45%) Palo Alto
4 10 (45.45%) SolarWinds
5 9 (40.91%) Juniper
6 8 (36.36%) Blue Coat
7 7 (31.82%) Fortinet
8 5 (22.73%) Aerohive Networks
8 5 (22.73%) Riverbed
9 4 (18.18%) Symantec
10 3 (13.64%) Arista
10 3 (13.64%) Meraki
10 3 (13.64%) Splunk
11 1 (4.55%) Avaya
11 1 (4.55%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (4.55%) CA
11 1 (4.55%) Infoblox
11 1 (4.55%) Nortel
11 1 (4.55%) Polycom