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 29 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)
UK / England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 551 517 557
Rank change year-on-year -34 +40  
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 43 105 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.099% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 1.34% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 51 59
Median daily rate £513 £388 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.25% -10.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £313 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £356 £400
% change year-on-year +40.35% -10.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 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 5986 7857 7508
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.85% 15.94% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9429 12740 12161
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 841 856 1030
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +24.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.75 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £45.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.69% +36.95%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 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 3 months to 29 June 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
North of England +55 17 £455 +8.01% 1
South East -1 16 £525 +50.00%
London -4 9 £538 +14.05% 1
Yorkshire +18 7 £410 -7.34% 1
North West +30 6 £510 -
North East +68 4 £306 -2.77%
East of England -17 1 - -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 England region with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 113 (96.58%) F5
2 88 (75.21%) Cisco
3 77 (65.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 71 (60.68%) Firewall
5 56 (47.86%) CheckPoint
6 54 (46.15%) Juniper
7 51 (43.59%) Cisco ASA
8 44 (37.61%) BGP
9 41 (35.04%) WAN
10 40 (34.19%) Cisco Certification
11 39 (33.33%) Data Centre
12 37 (31.62%) CCNP
13 35 (29.91%) Blue Coat
14 33 (28.21%) LAN
15 32 (27.35%) DNS
16 30 (25.64%) Security Cleared
17 29 (24.79%) SC Cleared
17 29 (24.79%) Load Balancing
18 28 (23.93%) EIGRP
19 26 (22.22%) BIG-IP
20 24 (20.51%) Network Security
20 24 (20.51%) OSPF
20 24 (20.51%) VPN
21 22 (18.80%) Cisco Nexus
22 19 (16.24%) Finance
23 17 (14.53%) FortiGate
23 17 (14.53%) Change Control
24 16 (13.68%) Palo Alto
24 16 (13.68%) ProxySG
24 16 (13.68%) Fortinet

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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (8.55%) Skype for Business
2 6 (5.13%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.27%) Apache
4 3 (2.56%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.85%) JBoss
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (9.40%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (9.40%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (8.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 77 (65.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 71 (60.68%) Firewall
3 51 (43.59%) Cisco ASA
4 44 (37.61%) BGP
5 41 (35.04%) WAN
6 33 (28.21%) LAN
7 32 (27.35%) DNS
8 28 (23.93%) EIGRP
9 26 (22.22%) BIG-IP
10 24 (20.51%) Network Security
10 24 (20.51%) OSPF
10 24 (20.51%) VPN
11 22 (18.80%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (12.82%) Cisco IOS
12 15 (12.82%) TCP/IP
13 12 (10.26%) Wireless
14 11 (9.40%) MPLS
15 10 (8.55%) IPsec
15 10 (8.55%) Skype
16 9 (7.69%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.42%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.56%) MySQL
2 3 (2.56%) RDBMS
2 3 (2.56%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.56%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.85%) Subversion
General
1 19 (16.24%) Finance
2 8 (6.84%) Banking
3 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.85%) Legal
4 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (43.59%) Network Engineer
2 20 (17.09%) Consultant
3 19 (16.24%) Cisco Engineer
3 19 (16.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 16 (13.68%) Architect
5 12 (10.26%) Network Consultant
6 11 (9.40%) Firewall Engineer
6 11 (9.40%) Network Architect
7 10 (8.55%) Network Security Engineer
7 10 (8.55%) Security Engineer
8 8 (6.84%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) Design Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (5.13%) Juniper Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) Network Support
9 6 (5.13%) Support Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Network Design Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 4 (3.42%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.56%) LAMP
1 3 (2.56%) SAML
2 2 (1.71%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.71%) FreeMarker
2 2 (1.71%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (1.71%) Middleware
3 1 (0.85%) Core Data
3 1 (0.85%) JMS
3 1 (0.85%) JSF
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.85%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 39 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.98%) DataPower
3 4 (3.42%) Wiki
4 3 (2.56%) Clustering
5 2 (1.71%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.71%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.85%) CESG
6 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.68%) Linux
2 8 (6.84%) Windows
3 7 (5.98%) Unix
4 3 (2.56%) AIX
4 3 (2.56%) CentOS
4 3 (2.56%) HPUX
4 3 (2.56%) Solaris
4 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.85%) Debian
5 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (24.79%) Load Balancing
2 17 (14.53%) Change Control
3 13 (11.11%) Migration
4 9 (7.69%) ITIL
5 7 (5.98%) Network Design
5 7 (5.98%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.27%) Adaptive Security
6 5 (4.27%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (3.42%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (3.42%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (3.42%) Network Architecture
7 4 (3.42%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (3.42%) Validation
8 3 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.56%) DevOps
8 3 (2.56%) Identity Management
8 3 (2.56%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.56%) Open Source
8 3 (2.56%) Project Management
8 3 (2.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.13%) Perl
1 6 (5.13%) Python
2 5 (4.27%) Java
3 4 (3.42%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.56%) PHP
5 2 (1.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.71%) Tcl
6 1 (0.85%) SQL
6 1 (0.85%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 40 (34.19%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (31.62%) CCNP
3 30 (25.64%) Security Cleared
4 29 (24.79%) SC Cleared
5 16 (13.68%) CCNA
6 6 (5.13%) CCIE
7 4 (3.42%) CCSE
8 2 (1.71%) CCDP
8 2 (1.71%) CCSA
8 2 (1.71%) JNCIA
8 2 (1.71%) SANS
9 1 (0.85%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.85%) CCIE Security
9 1 (0.85%) CCIP
9 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.85%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.85%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.85%) MCSE
9 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.85%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.42%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.56%) SLA
3 1 (0.85%) AS 2805
3 1 (0.85%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.85%) QA
3 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (13.68%) ProxySG
2 7 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.56%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.85%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.85%) XenApp
4 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (14.53%) FortiGate
2 14 (11.97%) Forum Sentry
3 7 (5.98%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (5.98%) HP UCMDB
3 7 (5.98%) OPNET
4 1 (0.85%) Ansible
4 1 (0.85%) Nagios
4 1 (0.85%) Opsview
4 1 (0.85%) QRadar
4 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 113 (96.58%) F5
2 88 (75.21%) Cisco
3 56 (47.86%) CheckPoint
4 54 (46.15%) Juniper
5 35 (29.91%) Blue Coat
6 16 (13.68%) Fortinet
6 16 (13.68%) Palo Alto
7 13 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 11 (9.40%) IBM
8 11 (9.40%) TippingPoint
8 11 (9.40%) VMware
9 10 (8.55%) HP
10 9 (7.69%) Splunk
11 8 (6.84%) Aruba
11 8 (6.84%) BMC
11 8 (6.84%) Motorola
12 6 (5.13%) Citrix
12 6 (5.13%) Remedy
13 4 (3.42%) Oracle
14 3 (2.56%) Dell