The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 118 142
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 0 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England - 0.48% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 3.20% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Median daily rate - £495 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +57.60%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £356 £400
% change year-on-year +43.15% -10.93%  
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 is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 475 375 610
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 20.41% 15.01% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 216 323
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 30 62
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +73.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.20 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing F5 BIG-IP LTM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for F5 BIG-IP LTM in the East of England

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 BIG-IP LTM in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 East of England region with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 10 (100.00%) F5
2 9 (90.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (90.00%) Blue Coat
3 8 (80.00%) Firewall
4 6 (60.00%) Juniper
4 6 (60.00%) Remedy
4 6 (60.00%) DNS
4 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco
6 4 (40.00%) Wiki
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (30.00%) BIG-IP
8 2 (20.00%) Banking
8 2 (20.00%) CCNP
8 2 (20.00%) BGP
8 2 (20.00%) MPLS
8 2 (20.00%) OSPF
9 1 (10.00%) DMVPN
9 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (10.00%) Line Management
9 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (10.00%) Infoblox
9 1 (10.00%) Imperva
9 1 (10.00%) FCoE
9 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) DNS
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (30.00%) BIG-IP
4 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (20.00%) BGP
5 2 (20.00%) MPLS
5 2 (20.00%) OSPF
6 1 (10.00%) ATM
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (10.00%) DHCP
6 1 (10.00%) DMVPN
6 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
6 1 (10.00%) FCoE
6 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (10.00%) NetScreen
6 1 (10.00%) Network Security
6 1 (10.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Check Point Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Network Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) Wiki
3 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (10.00%) Line Management
1 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (20.00%) CCNP
4 1 (10.00%) CCIE
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) CCSE
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) F5
2 9 (90.00%) Blue Coat
2 9 (90.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (60.00%) Juniper
3 6 (60.00%) Remedy
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) Imperva
5 1 (10.00%) Infoblox
5 1 (10.00%) VMware