Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 20 August 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)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 717 718 668
Rank change year-on-year +1 -50 -17
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 121 109 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.96% 0.90% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 73 110
England median daily rate £426 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.28% +5.88% -0.58%
10th Percentile £349 £293 £313
90th Percentile £528 £555 £530
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £416
% change year-on-year -5.56% +8.11% -3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,579 12,112 15,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.48% 13.73% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,724 7,301 9,506
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £208 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 697 671 695
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.39 £11.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for F5 BIG-IP LTM in England

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

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

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM in England over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

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

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for F5 BIG-IP LTM in England

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 20 August 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
London -9 53 £450 +5.88% 10
South East -5 29 £450 -14.29% 4
North of England -29 28 £365 -16.09% 2
North East +7 13 £318 +3.67%
Yorkshire -22 9 £438 +3.55% 2
North West -14 6 £425 -19.81%
East of England -7 5 £500 - 1
West Midlands -22 4 £438 +2.94% 1
Midlands -25 4 £438 +2.94% 2
South West -15 1 - - 1
F5 BIG-IP LTM
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 England region with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 116 (95.87%) F5
2 103 (85.12%) Cisco
3 98 (80.99%) Firewall
4 63 (52.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 60 (49.59%) BGP
6 57 (47.11%) OSPF
7 54 (44.63%) Juniper
8 52 (42.98%) Cisco Certification
9 51 (42.15%) Cisco ASA
10 46 (38.02%) Network Security
11 44 (36.36%) CCNP
12 43 (35.54%) CheckPoint
13 42 (34.71%) WAN
14 40 (33.06%) Cisco Nexus
15 37 (30.58%) BIG-IP
15 37 (30.58%) LAN
15 37 (30.58%) ITIL
16 36 (29.75%) Data Centre
17 31 (25.62%) Load Balancing
18 30 (24.79%) Blue Coat
18 30 (24.79%) Wireless
18 30 (24.79%) Cisco ISE
19 28 (23.14%) Change Management
19 28 (23.14%) Cisco IOS
20 27 (22.31%) Security Cleared
21 26 (21.49%) Network Monitoring
21 26 (21.49%) Palo Alto
22 24 (19.83%) SC Cleared
23 23 (19.01%) VMware
23 23 (19.01%) VPN

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Applications
1 10 (8.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (8.26%) MS Visio
2 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.83%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (2.48%) Office 365
5 1 (0.83%) Akamai
5 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (80.99%) Firewall
2 63 (52.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 60 (49.59%) BGP
4 57 (47.11%) OSPF
5 51 (42.15%) Cisco ASA
6 46 (38.02%) Network Security
7 42 (34.71%) WAN
8 40 (33.06%) Cisco Nexus
9 37 (30.58%) BIG-IP
9 37 (30.58%) LAN
10 30 (24.79%) Cisco ISE
10 30 (24.79%) Wireless
11 28 (23.14%) Cisco IOS
12 23 (19.01%) DNS
12 23 (19.01%) VPN
13 20 (16.53%) MPLS
14 19 (15.70%) EIGRP
15 18 (14.88%) TCP/IP
16 17 (14.05%) IPsec
17 15 (12.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.83%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.83%) Subversion
1 1 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (18.18%) Banking
1 22 (18.18%) Finance
2 7 (5.79%) Retail
3 6 (4.96%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.13%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.48%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (2.48%) Games
6 1 (0.83%) Advertising
6 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 64 (52.89%) Network Engineer
2 16 (13.22%) Security Engineer
3 15 (12.40%) Cisco Engineer
3 15 (12.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 14 (11.57%) Network Security Engineer
5 13 (10.74%) Architect
5 13 (10.74%) Network Support
5 13 (10.74%) Senior Network Engineer
6 12 (9.92%) Consultant
7 10 (8.26%) Support Engineer
8 9 (7.44%) Network Architect
8 9 (7.44%) Network Support Engineer
9 8 (6.61%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 6 (4.96%) Network Consultant
10 6 (4.96%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 6 (4.96%) Senior Security Engineer
11 5 (4.13%) Juniper Engineer
12 4 (3.31%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 4 (3.31%) Data Engineer
12 4 (3.31%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.40%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.31%) CSS
2 4 (3.31%) LDAP
3 2 (1.65%) Middleware
4 1 (0.83%) Kafka
4 1 (0.83%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.83%) RESTful
4 1 (0.83%) SAML
4 1 (0.83%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (29.75%) Data Centre
2 18 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (14.05%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (5.79%) Public Cloud
5 5 (4.13%) Fat Client
5 5 (4.13%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.48%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.48%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.48%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.65%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.83%) Fintech
8 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.83%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.53%) Linux
2 13 (10.74%) Windows
3 11 (9.09%) Unix
4 2 (1.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (30.58%) ITIL
2 31 (25.62%) Load Balancing
3 28 (23.14%) Change Management
4 26 (21.49%) Network Monitoring
5 17 (14.05%) Migration
6 16 (13.22%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (13.22%) Service Management
7 14 (11.57%) Incident Management
7 14 (11.57%) Network Load Balancing
7 14 (11.57%) Network Management
8 13 (10.74%) ITIL V3
8 13 (10.74%) Service Delivery
9 11 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
10 9 (7.44%) Change Control
10 9 (7.44%) Cryptography
10 9 (7.44%) Decision-Making
10 9 (7.44%) Network Virtualisation
11 8 (6.61%) Project Management
12 7 (5.79%) Escalation Management
12 7 (5.79%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.92%) Python
2 7 (5.79%) C
3 5 (4.13%) Bash Shell
3 5 (4.13%) Perl
4 3 (2.48%) Tcl
5 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.83%) VB
6 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (42.98%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (36.36%) CCNP
3 27 (22.31%) Security Cleared
4 24 (19.83%) SC Cleared
5 22 (18.18%) CCNA
6 11 (9.09%) CCIE
7 9 (7.44%) CCSE
8 7 (5.79%) CCSA
8 7 (5.79%) DV Cleared
9 4 (3.31%) CCIP
9 4 (3.31%) Degree
9 4 (3.31%) JNCIS
10 3 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.48%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.83%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.83%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.83%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) PCI DSS
1 5 (4.13%) QA
2 4 (3.31%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.65%) SLA
4 1 (0.83%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (12.40%) ProxySG
3 8 (6.61%) VMware NSX
4 4 (3.31%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.31%) vSphere
5 2 (1.65%) vCloud
6 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.83%) Docker
6 1 (0.83%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (10.74%) FortiGate
2 9 (7.44%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (3.31%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (3.31%) ZABBIX
4 3 (2.48%) Ansible
4 3 (2.48%) ArcSight ESM
4 3 (2.48%) Nagios
4 3 (2.48%) TrustSec
5 2 (1.65%) Cacti
5 2 (1.65%) OVSD
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.83%) Opsview
6 1 (0.83%) QRadar
Vendors
1 116 (95.87%) F5
2 103 (85.12%) Cisco
3 54 (44.63%) Juniper
4 43 (35.54%) CheckPoint
5 30 (24.79%) Blue Coat
6 26 (21.49%) Palo Alto
7 23 (19.01%) VMware
8 19 (15.70%) HP
9 18 (14.88%) Fortinet
9 18 (14.88%) SolarWinds
10 17 (14.05%) McAfee
11 16 (13.22%) Citrix
12 8 (6.61%) Meraki
12 8 (6.61%) SevOne
13 6 (4.96%) Aruba
13 6 (4.96%) Bloomberg
13 6 (4.96%) Symantec
14 5 (4.13%) Infoblox
14 5 (4.13%) Microsoft
14 5 (4.13%) Reuters