Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 718 734 652
Rank change year-on-year +16 -82 +29
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 125 121 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 0.93% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 88 114
England median daily rate £428 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £358 £278 £339
90th Percentile £533 £575 £530
UK median daily rate £426 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.28% - +5.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
England median hourly rate £40.00 - £17.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £41.00

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 12,545 12,996 15,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.17% 13.72% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,591 7,991 9,177
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £190 £220
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 579 681 755
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.50 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.25 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.56% -13.33% +10.61%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +20 55 £463 +13.78% 7
South East -9 31 £450 -13.25% 3
North of England -12 29 £421 -0.30% 4
North East +3 13 £318 -5.93% 1
Yorkshire -9 11 £423 - 2
Midlands -6 6 £395 -9.20% 4
North West -18 5 £425 -22.73% 1
West Midlands -25 5 £395 -9.20% 4
South West -31 4 - - 3
East of England -9 1 £375 +2.74%
East Midlands - 1 - -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 123 (98.40%) F5
2 101 (80.80%) Cisco
3 100 (80.00%) Firewall
4 62 (49.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 61 (48.80%) CheckPoint
6 59 (47.20%) BGP
6 59 (47.20%) Cisco Certification
7 57 (45.60%) Cisco ASA
8 55 (44.00%) Juniper
8 55 (44.00%) CCNP
9 50 (40.00%) OSPF
10 46 (36.80%) Network Security
10 46 (36.80%) Cisco Nexus
11 40 (32.00%) Blue Coat
12 38 (30.40%) WAN
13 36 (28.80%) ITIL
14 34 (27.20%) LAN
14 34 (27.20%) Security Cleared
15 33 (26.40%) SolarWinds
15 33 (26.40%) Wireless
16 31 (24.80%) VPN
16 31 (24.80%) SC Cleared
16 31 (24.80%) Palo Alto
17 30 (24.00%) Cisco ISE
18 29 (23.20%) Load Balancing
18 29 (23.20%) BIG-IP
19 28 (22.40%) Data Centre
20 27 (21.60%) EIGRP
21 26 (20.80%) TCP/IP
22 25 (20.00%) SSL

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 6 (4.80%) CMS
1 6 (4.80%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.40%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (8.00%) MS Visio
2 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (2.40%) Office 365
5 1 (0.80%) Akamai
5 1 (0.80%) IaaS
5 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (80.00%) Firewall
2 62 (49.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 59 (47.20%) BGP
4 57 (45.60%) Cisco ASA
5 50 (40.00%) OSPF
6 46 (36.80%) Cisco Nexus
6 46 (36.80%) Network Security
7 38 (30.40%) WAN
8 34 (27.20%) LAN
9 33 (26.40%) Wireless
10 31 (24.80%) VPN
11 30 (24.00%) Cisco ISE
12 29 (23.20%) BIG-IP
13 27 (21.60%) EIGRP
14 26 (20.80%) TCP/IP
15 25 (20.00%) IPsec
15 25 (20.00%) SSL
16 23 (18.40%) MPLS
17 22 (17.60%) Cisco IOS
18 20 (16.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Subversion
1 1 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (11.20%) Banking
2 9 (7.20%) Finance
3 4 (3.20%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.40%) Games
5 2 (1.60%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (58.40%) Network Engineer
2 17 (13.60%) Network Support
3 15 (12.00%) Security Engineer
4 14 (11.20%) Network Support Engineer
4 14 (11.20%) Senior Network Engineer
4 14 (11.20%) Support Engineer
5 13 (10.40%) Cisco Engineer
5 13 (10.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 13 (10.40%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 12 (9.60%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (6.40%) Network Specialist
8 7 (5.60%) Architect
9 6 (4.80%) Firewall Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Juniper Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Senior Security Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Technical Writer
11 4 (3.20%) Network Architect
11 4 (3.20%) Network Security Specialist
11 4 (3.20%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.00%) 802.1X
2 7 (5.60%) CSS
3 6 (4.80%) XMPP
4 4 (3.20%) LDAP
5 3 (2.40%) XML
6 1 (0.80%) Middleware
6 1 (0.80%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.40%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.60%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.40%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.20%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.40%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (2.40%) EMC VNX
6 3 (2.40%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.40%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.40%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (1.60%) Clustering
7 2 (1.60%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.80%) PKI
8 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.60%) Linux
2 14 (11.20%) Unix
3 13 (10.40%) Windows
4 4 (3.20%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.40%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.40%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.40%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (28.80%) ITIL
2 29 (23.20%) Load Balancing
3 25 (20.00%) Change Management
4 20 (16.00%) Network Monitoring
5 17 (13.60%) Network Management
6 12 (9.60%) Project Management
7 11 (8.80%) Network Load Balancing
7 11 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (8.80%) Service Management
7 11 (8.80%) Virtual Environments
8 10 (8.00%) Change Control
8 10 (8.00%) Incident Management
9 9 (7.20%) Cryptography
9 9 (7.20%) Decision-Making
10 8 (6.40%) ITIL V3
10 8 (6.40%) Migration
11 7 (5.60%) Escalation Management
11 7 (5.60%) Network Virtualisation
11 7 (5.60%) Server Virtualisation
12 6 (4.80%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.20%) Python
2 7 (5.60%) Tcl
3 6 (4.80%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.00%) C
5 3 (2.40%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.80%) Perl
6 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.80%) VB
6 1 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (47.20%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (44.00%) CCNP
3 34 (27.20%) Security Cleared
4 31 (24.80%) SC Cleared
5 25 (20.00%) CCNA
6 10 (8.00%) CCSA
7 9 (7.20%) CCSE
8 8 (6.40%) CCIE
9 6 (4.80%) DV Cleared
10 5 (4.00%) CISSP
10 5 (4.00%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (4.00%) GSEC
10 5 (4.00%) JNCIS
11 4 (3.20%) CCIP
11 4 (3.20%) Degree
11 4 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.40%) JNCIA
13 2 (1.60%) Check Point Certification
13 2 (1.60%) JNCIP
14 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.20%) JSP 440
1 4 (3.20%) QA
2 3 (2.40%) Government Security Classifications
2 3 (2.40%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (16.80%) ProxySG
2 16 (12.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.20%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.40%) Active Directory
5 5 (4.00%) VMware NSX
6 4 (3.20%) vSphere
7 3 (2.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (10.40%) Cisco Prime
2 12 (9.60%) FortiGate
3 9 (7.20%) Nagios
4 8 (6.40%) Cacti
5 6 (4.80%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (4.80%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (4.80%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (3.20%) ArcSight ESM
6 4 (3.20%) ZABBIX
7 3 (2.40%) TrustSec
8 1 (0.80%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.80%) Foglight
8 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.80%) Opsview
8 1 (0.80%) QRadar
Vendors
1 123 (98.40%) F5
2 101 (80.80%) Cisco
3 61 (48.80%) CheckPoint
4 55 (44.00%) Juniper
5 40 (32.00%) Blue Coat
6 33 (26.40%) SolarWinds
7 31 (24.80%) Palo Alto
8 21 (16.80%) Fortinet
9 20 (16.00%) VMware
10 19 (15.20%) HP
11 17 (13.60%) Meraki
12 15 (12.00%) Symantec
13 13 (10.40%) McAfee
14 8 (6.40%) Aerohive Networks
14 8 (6.40%) Aruba
15 6 (4.80%) Citrix
15 6 (4.80%) Microsoft
16 5 (4.00%) ArcSight
17 4 (3.20%) Infoblox
17 4 (3.20%) Remedy