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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 115 122
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7  
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 10 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.47% 0.33% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.66% 2.27% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 6
Median daily rate £300 £488 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.46% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £483 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £491 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £484 £413
% change year-on-year -11.11% +17.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 376 353 399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.71% 14.35% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 196 193
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £263 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 65
Median hourly rate £22.85 £43.75 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.77% +81.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £15.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM in the East of England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 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
Hertfordshire +1 9 £300 -38.46%
Essex - 1 £425 -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 21 (95.45%) CheckPoint
1 21 (95.45%) F5
2 18 (81.82%) DNS
3 17 (77.27%) Blue Coat
4 14 (63.64%) Cisco
4 14 (63.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 13 (59.09%) BIG-IP
6 11 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (40.91%) Firewall
7 9 (40.91%) MPLS
8 8 (36.36%) Banking
9 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
9 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
9 7 (31.82%) Juniper
9 7 (31.82%) Remedy
9 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (22.73%) Wiki
12 4 (18.18%) Law
12 4 (18.18%) CCIE
12 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
12 4 (18.18%) Network Security
13 3 (13.64%) ATM
13 3 (13.64%) Finance
14 2 (9.09%) CCNP
14 2 (9.09%) BGP
14 2 (9.09%) OSPF
14 2 (9.09%) Retail
15 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
15 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing

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 18 (81.82%) DNS
2 14 (63.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 13 (59.09%) BIG-IP
4 11 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (40.91%) Firewall
5 9 (40.91%) MPLS
6 4 (18.18%) Network Security
7 3 (13.64%) ATM
8 2 (9.09%) BGP
8 2 (9.09%) OSPF
9 1 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (4.55%) DHCP
9 1 (4.55%) DMVPN
9 1 (4.55%) EIGRP
9 1 (4.55%) FCoE
9 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (4.55%) NetScreen
9 1 (4.55%) WAN
General
1 8 (36.36%) Banking
2 4 (18.18%) Law
3 3 (13.64%) Finance
4 2 (9.09%) Retail
5 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Check Point Specialist
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco Network Specialist
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco Specialist
2 4 (18.18%) Network Specialist
2 4 (18.18%) NOC Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Blue Coat Specialist
3 3 (13.64%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Network Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Network Security Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Security Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Security Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Security Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (22.73%) Wiki
3 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
1 1 (4.55%) Line Management
1 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
1 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (18.18%) CCIE
4 2 (9.09%) CCNP
5 1 (4.55%) CCNA
5 1 (4.55%) CCSE
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) CheckPoint
1 21 (95.45%) F5
2 17 (77.27%) Blue Coat
3 14 (63.64%) Cisco
4 7 (31.82%) Juniper
4 7 (31.82%) Remedy
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) Imperva
5 1 (4.55%) Infoblox
5 1 (4.55%) VMware