Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 730 648 677
Rank change year-on-year -82 +29 -8
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 119 229 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% 1.54% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 117 132
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £278 £341 £351
90th Percentile £575 £530 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £428
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
England median hourly rate - £17.50 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -70.83% -
UK median hourly rate - £30.25 £60.00
% change year-on-year - -49.58% -

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 13006 14904 14659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.83% 15.43% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7975 9077 8592
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 751 956
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.24 £47.50 £47.20
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

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 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -39 54 £407 -14.42% 2
North of England +16 18 £423 +0.60% 3
South East -19 18 £525 +27.27% 1
South West +22 13 £575 +64.29% 1
Yorkshire -6 12 £423 +0.60% 2
West Midlands +9 9 £435 +12.26%
Midlands +5 9 £435 +12.26% 1
East of England -30 6 £360 -24.21% 1
North East +57 3 £338 -15.63%
North West +4 3 £550 +5.77% 1
F5 BIG-IP LTM
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 117 (98.32%) F5
2 97 (81.51%) Firewall
3 73 (61.34%) Cisco
4 64 (53.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 63 (52.94%) BIG-IP
6 45 (37.82%) Data Centre
7 42 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (32.77%) CheckPoint
9 37 (31.09%) CCNP
9 37 (31.09%) Linux
10 36 (30.25%) Cisco ASA
11 35 (29.41%) Network Security
11 35 (29.41%) Juniper
12 30 (25.21%) WAN
13 28 (23.53%) TCP/IP
13 28 (23.53%) SSL
13 28 (23.53%) Finance
13 28 (23.53%) VMware
14 26 (21.85%) BGP
14 26 (21.85%) Apache
14 26 (21.85%) Tomcat
15 25 (21.01%) Java
16 24 (20.17%) LAN
17 23 (19.33%) Blue Coat
17 23 (19.33%) Cisco Nexus
18 22 (18.49%) VPN
19 21 (17.65%) DNS
20 20 (16.81%) EIGRP
20 20 (16.81%) High Availability
21 19 (15.97%) 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 26 (21.85%) Apache
1 26 (21.85%) Tomcat
2 13 (10.92%) IIS
3 10 (8.40%) CICS
4 4 (3.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (8.40%) MS Visio
2 7 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) RMDS
2 1 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.56%) Adobe Analytics
2 7 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (2.52%) Akamai
4 3 (2.52%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 97 (81.51%) Firewall
2 64 (53.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 63 (52.94%) BIG-IP
4 36 (30.25%) Cisco ASA
5 35 (29.41%) Network Security
6 30 (25.21%) WAN
7 28 (23.53%) SSL
7 28 (23.53%) TCP/IP
8 26 (21.85%) BGP
9 24 (20.17%) LAN
10 23 (19.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 22 (18.49%) VPN
12 21 (17.65%) DNS
13 20 (16.81%) EIGRP
14 19 (15.97%) Wireless
15 12 (10.08%) Internet
15 12 (10.08%) OSPF
16 11 (9.24%) VLAN
17 10 (8.40%) MPLS
18 9 (7.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.45%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (8.40%) DB2
3 3 (2.52%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (8.40%) webpack
2 9 (7.56%) Artifactory
2 9 (7.56%) Bitbucket
2 9 (7.56%) JIRA
2 9 (7.56%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.84%) Subversion
General
1 28 (23.53%) Finance
2 13 (10.92%) Banking
3 5 (4.20%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.36%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.52%) Legal
5 3 (2.52%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.84%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (51.26%) Network Engineer
2 20 (16.81%) Cisco Engineer
2 20 (16.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 16 (13.45%) Security Engineer
4 15 (12.61%) Network Security Engineer
5 12 (10.08%) Consultant
6 11 (9.24%) Support Engineer
7 10 (8.40%) Systems Support
8 8 (6.72%) Administrator
8 8 (6.72%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 8 (6.72%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (6.72%) Systems Support Engineer
9 7 (5.88%) DevOps Consultant
9 7 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
9 7 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Juniper Engineer
11 5 (4.20%) Linux Consultant
11 5 (4.20%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.76%) LAPP Stack
2 10 (8.40%) Node.js
2 10 (8.40%) React
2 10 (8.40%) Spring
2 10 (8.40%) Spring Boot
3 2 (1.68%) Rendezvous
3 2 (1.68%) WAP
4 1 (0.84%) CGI
4 1 (0.84%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 45 (37.82%) Data Centre
2 17 (14.29%) Clustering
3 10 (8.40%) DataPower
3 10 (8.40%) Mainframe
4 7 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 6 (5.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (3.36%) PKI
7 2 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.84%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.84%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 37 (31.09%) Linux
2 6 (5.04%) Unix
3 4 (3.36%) Windows
4 3 (2.52%) Debian
4 3 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.84%) AIX
5 1 (0.84%) HPUX
5 1 (0.84%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.81%) High Availability
2 12 (10.08%) ITIL
2 12 (10.08%) Load Balancing
3 11 (9.24%) DevOps
4 10 (8.40%) Analytics
4 10 (8.40%) Microservices
4 10 (8.40%) Migration
5 8 (6.72%) Change Control
5 8 (6.72%) Service Delivery
6 7 (5.88%) SIEM
7 6 (5.04%) Network Design
8 5 (4.20%) DDoS Mitigation
8 5 (4.20%) E-business
8 5 (4.20%) Incident Management
8 5 (4.20%) ITIL V3
8 5 (4.20%) Mentoring
9 4 (3.36%) Network Management
9 4 (3.36%) Software Deployment
10 3 (2.52%) Process Improvement
10 3 (2.52%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.01%) Java
2 16 (13.45%) Python
3 15 (12.61%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (31.09%) CCNP
3 13 (10.92%) CCIE
4 9 (7.56%) CCSA
4 9 (7.56%) RHCE
5 8 (6.72%) CCSE
5 8 (6.72%) Security Cleared
6 7 (5.88%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.36%) JNCIA
8 3 (2.52%) Degree
8 3 (2.52%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.68%) CCNA
9 2 (1.68%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (1.68%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.84%) CCDP
10 1 (0.84%) CCIP
10 1 (0.84%) CCSP
10 1 (0.84%) CISSP
10 1 (0.84%) MCSE
10 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.56%) PCI DSS
2 7 (5.88%) AS 2805
2 7 (5.88%) ISO 8583
3 2 (1.68%) SLA
4 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 17 (14.29%) ProxySG
2 10 (8.40%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (5.88%) VMware NSX
4 4 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.52%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.52%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.52%) vCloud
5 3 (2.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (10.08%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.36%) Nagios
3 3 (2.52%) Ansible
3 3 (2.52%) Forum Sentry
3 3 (2.52%) SCCM
3 3 (2.52%) SCOM
4 1 (0.84%) Opsview
4 1 (0.84%) QRadar
Vendors
1 117 (98.32%) F5
2 73 (61.34%) Cisco
3 39 (32.77%) CheckPoint
4 35 (29.41%) Juniper
5 28 (23.53%) VMware
6 23 (19.33%) Blue Coat
7 19 (15.97%) Fortinet
7 19 (15.97%) Palo Alto
8 10 (8.40%) Citrix
8 10 (8.40%) IBM
8 10 (8.40%) Microsoft
8 10 (8.40%) Oracle
9 9 (7.56%) Adobe
9 9 (7.56%) Green Hat
10 8 (6.72%) Aruba
10 8 (6.72%) HP
10 8 (6.72%) Motorola
11 6 (5.04%) SolarWinds
11 6 (5.04%) TippingPoint
12 5 (4.20%) Riverbed