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 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
UK / England
Rank 491 523 488
Rank change year-on-year +32 -35  
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 75 92 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.24% 1.27% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 39 64
Median daily rate £425 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £365 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £550 £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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6035 7247 7369
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.56% 14.77% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3730 4384 4071
Median daily rate £405 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 308 412
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.83 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.15% +7.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.22
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
London +31 27 £404 -5.00% 2
South East +1 14 £488 +21.87% 1
North West +32 10 £525 +2.94%
East of England -2 10 £300 -38.46%
Yorkshire +5 7 £425 -12.82% 1
West Midlands +18 4 £425 +6.25%
South West +4 2 £575 +29.94%
F5 BIG-IP LTM
UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in 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 England region with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 165 (96.49%) F5
2 125 (73.10%) Cisco
3 114 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 94 (54.97%) Firewall
5 78 (45.61%) CheckPoint
6 68 (39.77%) Juniper
6 68 (39.77%) Cisco ASA
7 54 (31.58%) Network Security
8 52 (30.41%) Cisco Certification
9 49 (28.65%) BGP
10 47 (27.49%) WAN
10 47 (27.49%) Blue Coat
11 44 (25.73%) Load Balancing
12 43 (25.15%) BIG-IP
12 43 (25.15%) DNS
13 42 (24.56%) CCNP
14 41 (23.98%) Cisco Nexus
15 40 (23.39%) OSPF
16 36 (21.05%) Security Cleared
17 35 (20.47%) VPN
18 34 (19.88%) SC Cleared
19 32 (18.71%) LAN
20 31 (18.13%) Data Centre
21 27 (15.79%) EIGRP
22 26 (15.20%) MPLS
23 24 (14.04%) Finance
24 23 (13.45%) TCP/IP
25 21 (12.28%) Cisco IOS
25 21 (12.28%) Wireless
26 20 (11.70%) CCNA

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.34%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.75%) Apache
2 3 (1.75%) GlassFish
3 2 (1.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.17%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.58%) JBoss
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.26%) Akamai
2 7 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 114 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 94 (54.97%) Firewall
3 68 (39.77%) Cisco ASA
4 54 (31.58%) Network Security
5 49 (28.65%) BGP
6 47 (27.49%) WAN
7 43 (25.15%) BIG-IP
7 43 (25.15%) DNS
8 41 (23.98%) Cisco Nexus
9 40 (23.39%) OSPF
10 35 (20.47%) VPN
11 32 (18.71%) LAN
12 27 (15.79%) EIGRP
13 26 (15.20%) MPLS
14 23 (13.45%) TCP/IP
15 21 (12.28%) Cisco IOS
15 21 (12.28%) Wireless
16 17 (9.94%) IPsec
17 12 (7.02%) NetScreen
18 11 (6.43%) IGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.34%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.75%) MySQL
2 3 (1.75%) RDBMS
2 3 (1.75%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.75%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (1.75%) Subversion
2 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 24 (14.04%) Finance
2 15 (8.77%) Banking
3 4 (2.34%) Law
3 4 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.17%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (1.17%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.17%) Retail
5 1 (0.58%) Legal
5 1 (0.58%) Publishing
5 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (39.77%) Network Engineer
2 30 (17.54%) Consultant
3 23 (13.45%) Cisco Engineer
4 22 (12.87%) Security Engineer
5 21 (12.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 17 (9.94%) Architect
6 17 (9.94%) Network Security Engineer
7 16 (9.36%) Network Architect
7 16 (9.36%) Network Consultant
8 11 (6.43%) Analyst
9 10 (5.85%) Senior Network Engineer
10 8 (4.68%) Network Analyst
11 7 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (4.09%) Juniper Engineer
11 7 (4.09%) Network Specialist
12 6 (3.51%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 6 (3.51%) Firewall Engineer
12 6 (3.51%) Security Consultant
13 5 (2.92%) Network Security Consultant
13 5 (2.92%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.92%) Middleware
2 3 (1.75%) LAMP
2 3 (1.75%) SAML
3 1 (0.58%) .NET
3 1 (0.58%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.58%) Ajax
3 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.58%) Core Data
3 1 (0.58%) CSS
3 1 (0.58%) JMS
3 1 (0.58%) JSF
3 1 (0.58%) JSON
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.58%) WebCenter
3 1 (0.58%) XML
3 1 (0.58%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (18.13%) Data Centre
2 16 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (5.85%) iPad
5 7 (4.09%) Wiki
6 6 (3.51%) PKI
7 4 (2.34%) DataPower
7 4 (2.34%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.34%) RSA SecurID
7 4 (2.34%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.75%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.17%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.17%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.58%) CESG
10 1 (0.58%) Clustering
10 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.02%) Linux
2 10 (5.85%) Windows
3 8 (4.68%) Unix
4 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.75%) CentOS
6 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.58%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.73%) Load Balancing
2 15 (8.77%) ITIL
3 12 (7.02%) Project Management
4 10 (5.85%) Incident Management
5 9 (5.26%) Network Design
5 9 (5.26%) Service Management
5 9 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (4.68%) Change Control
7 7 (4.09%) Migration
7 7 (4.09%) Network Architecture
7 7 (4.09%) Network Management
7 7 (4.09%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (4.09%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.51%) Change Management
8 6 (3.51%) Performance Management
9 5 (2.92%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (2.92%) Information Security
9 5 (2.92%) ITIL V3
9 5 (2.92%) Mentoring
9 5 (2.92%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.51%) Java
2 4 (2.34%) Perl
3 3 (1.75%) PHP
4 2 (1.17%) C
4 2 (1.17%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.58%) Python
5 1 (0.58%) SQL
5 1 (0.58%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 52 (30.41%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (24.56%) CCNP
3 36 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 34 (19.88%) SC Cleared
5 20 (11.70%) CCNA
6 14 (8.19%) CCIE
7 5 (2.92%) CCSA
7 5 (2.92%) JNCIP
7 5 (2.92%) JNCIS
8 4 (2.34%) CCSE
9 2 (1.17%) CISSP
9 2 (1.17%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.17%) SANS
10 1 (0.58%) CCA
10 1 (0.58%) CCAA
10 1 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.58%) MCSE
10 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.02%) PCI DSS
2 9 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.34%) SLA
4 3 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.58%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 9 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.51%) ProxySG
3 4 (2.34%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.75%) Shibboleth
4 3 (1.75%) XenServer
5 2 (1.17%) XenApp
5 2 (1.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.58%) Firmware
6 1 (0.58%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.58%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (6.43%) FortiGate
2 7 (4.09%) Forum Sentry
3 5 (2.92%) OPNET
4 4 (2.34%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (2.34%) HP UCMDB
5 3 (1.75%) Nagios
5 3 (1.75%) Nessus
5 3 (1.75%) Opsview
5 3 (1.75%) QRadar
5 3 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.17%) Puppet
7 1 (0.58%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.58%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.58%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.58%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 165 (96.49%) F5
2 125 (73.10%) Cisco
3 78 (45.61%) CheckPoint
4 68 (39.77%) Juniper
5 47 (27.49%) Blue Coat
6 19 (11.11%) Palo Alto
7 17 (9.94%) Fortinet
8 12 (7.02%) HP
8 12 (7.02%) Microsoft
8 12 (7.02%) Splunk
9 10 (5.85%) IBM
9 10 (5.85%) Remedy
9 10 (5.85%) TippingPoint
9 10 (5.85%) VMware
10 9 (5.26%) Citrix
11 8 (4.68%) Aruba
11 8 (4.68%) BMC
11 8 (4.68%) Sourcefire
12 7 (4.09%) FireEye
12 7 (4.09%) SolarWinds
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