Period
to 20 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 726 631 687
Rank change year-on-year -95 +56 -73
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 129 181 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 1.39% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 105 95
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £329 £300 £360
90th Percentile £588 £538 £534
UK median daily rate £462 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.67% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
England median hourly rate - £17.50 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -70.83% -
UK median hourly rate - £17.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year - -70.83% -

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 12,315 12,996 13,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.21% 14.71% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,668 7,957 8,169
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £188 £213 £214
90th Percentile £590 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 689 763
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £19.45 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.55% -4.44% +12.50%

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 February 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 February 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 -46 44 £425 -8.11% 7
South East -10 36 £525 +16.67% 3
South West +36 23 £550 +10.00% 3
East of England -30 11 £365 -16.57% 1
North of England -8 8 £444 +4.41% 1
Yorkshire -16 7 £450 +5.88% 1
West Midlands +5 5 £450 +57.89% 1
Midlands +1 5 £450 +57.89% 2
North West -17 1 £200 -61.54%
F5 BIG-IP LTM
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 128 (99.22%) F5
2 93 (72.09%) Firewall
3 91 (70.54%) Cisco
4 64 (49.61%) BIG-IP
5 59 (45.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 44 (34.11%) CheckPoint
7 43 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
8 40 (31.01%) DNS
9 39 (30.23%) Network Security
10 36 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
10 36 (27.91%) Cisco Nexus
11 34 (26.36%) Juniper
12 32 (24.81%) CCNP
12 32 (24.81%) Finance
12 32 (24.81%) Blue Coat
13 31 (24.03%) Data Centre
14 29 (22.48%) BGP
15 28 (21.71%) OSPF
16 27 (20.93%) WAN
17 26 (20.16%) Palo Alto
18 23 (17.83%) Linux
18 23 (17.83%) TCP/IP
18 23 (17.83%) VMware
19 22 (17.05%) ITIL
20 21 (16.28%) Wireless
21 20 (15.50%) Python
21 20 (15.50%) Internet
22 19 (14.73%) SSL
22 19 (14.73%) Migration
22 19 (14.73%) MPLS

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 16 (12.40%) Apache
1 16 (12.40%) Tomcat
2 14 (10.85%) IIS
3 10 (7.75%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (4.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) RMDS
2 2 (1.55%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.98%) Adobe Analytics
3 7 (5.43%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (5.43%) Office 365
3 7 (5.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.78%) IaaS
4 1 (0.78%) PaaS
4 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (72.09%) Firewall
2 64 (49.61%) BIG-IP
3 59 (45.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 43 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 40 (31.01%) DNS
6 39 (30.23%) Network Security
7 36 (27.91%) Cisco Nexus
8 29 (22.48%) BGP
9 28 (21.71%) OSPF
10 27 (20.93%) WAN
11 23 (17.83%) TCP/IP
12 21 (16.28%) Wireless
13 20 (15.50%) Internet
14 19 (14.73%) MPLS
14 19 (14.73%) SSL
15 18 (13.95%) VPN
16 16 (12.40%) DHCP
17 15 (11.63%) LAN
18 14 (10.85%) Cisco ISE
19 13 (10.08%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.75%) DB2
2 6 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.88%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (7.75%) webpack
2 9 (6.98%) Artifactory
2 9 (6.98%) Bitbucket
2 9 (6.98%) JIRA
2 9 (6.98%) TeamCity
3 8 (6.20%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (24.81%) Finance
2 12 (9.30%) Banking
3 5 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.10%) Legal
4 4 (3.10%) Retail
5 3 (2.33%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Advertising
6 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.78%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 60 (46.51%) Network Engineer
2 19 (14.73%) Consultant
3 18 (13.95%) Security Engineer
4 17 (13.18%) Network Security Engineer
5 15 (11.63%) Cisco Engineer
5 15 (11.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 12 (9.30%) Network Team Leader
6 12 (9.30%) Team Leader
7 11 (8.53%) Architect
7 11 (8.53%) Network Architect
8 10 (7.75%) Network Consultant
9 9 (6.98%) Administrator
10 8 (6.20%) DevOps Consultant
10 8 (6.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 8 (6.20%) Senior Network Engineer
11 6 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
12 5 (3.88%) Firewall Engineer
12 5 (3.88%) Java Consultant
12 5 (3.88%) Linux Consultant
12 5 (3.88%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.75%) Node.js
1 10 (7.75%) React
1 10 (7.75%) Spring
1 10 (7.75%) Spring Boot
2 5 (3.88%) LAPP Stack
2 5 (3.88%) WAP
3 2 (1.55%) CGI
3 2 (1.55%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.78%) .NET
4 1 (0.78%) Java EE
4 1 (0.78%) JSON
4 1 (0.78%) REST
4 1 (0.78%) RESTful
4 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (24.03%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.75%) DataPower
2 10 (7.75%) Mainframe
3 8 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (5.43%) Private Cloud
5 6 (4.65%) Clustering
6 5 (3.88%) PKI
7 3 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.33%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.55%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.55%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.78%) Fintech
9 1 (0.78%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.78%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.83%) Linux
2 13 (10.08%) Windows
3 10 (7.75%) Unix
4 5 (3.88%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.05%) ITIL
2 19 (14.73%) Migration
3 17 (13.18%) High Availability
4 16 (12.40%) DevOps
5 15 (11.63%) Load Balancing
6 13 (10.08%) ITIL V3
6 13 (10.08%) Service Delivery
7 11 (8.53%) Network Monitoring
8 10 (7.75%) Analytics
8 10 (7.75%) Microservices
8 10 (7.75%) Network Virtualisation
9 9 (6.98%) Network Architecture
9 9 (6.98%) Translating Business Requirements
10 8 (6.20%) Change Management
10 8 (6.20%) Information Security
10 8 (6.20%) Service Management
10 8 (6.20%) Virtual Environments
11 7 (5.43%) SIEM
12 6 (4.65%) Change Control
12 6 (4.65%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.50%) Python
2 17 (13.18%) Java
3 8 (6.20%) Bash Shell
4 7 (5.43%) SQL
5 3 (2.33%) Perl
6 2 (1.55%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (24.81%) CCNP
3 16 (12.40%) Security Cleared
4 14 (10.85%) SC Cleared
5 10 (7.75%) CCSA
6 8 (6.20%) CCIE
7 6 (4.65%) CCSE
8 4 (3.10%) Degree
8 4 (3.10%) RHCE
9 3 (2.33%) CCNA
9 3 (2.33%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.55%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.55%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.55%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.78%) CCSP
11 1 (0.78%) CISSP
11 1 (0.78%) GIAC
11 1 (0.78%) MCSE
11 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.20%) PCI DSS
2 7 (5.43%) GCP
3 3 (2.33%) AS 2805
3 3 (2.33%) ISO 8583
3 3 (2.33%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (13.18%) ProxySG
2 13 (10.08%) VMware NSX
3 12 (9.30%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (6.20%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.10%) Active Directory
7 3 (2.33%) vCloud
7 3 (2.33%) vSphere
8 1 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (7.75%) Ansible
2 9 (6.98%) FortiGate
3 4 (3.10%) OVSD
4 3 (2.33%) SCCM
5 2 (1.55%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (1.55%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.78%) Endace
6 1 (0.78%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 128 (99.22%) F5
2 91 (70.54%) Cisco
3 44 (34.11%) CheckPoint
4 34 (26.36%) Juniper
5 32 (24.81%) Blue Coat
6 26 (20.16%) Palo Alto
7 23 (17.83%) VMware
8 15 (11.63%) Citrix
9 10 (7.75%) Fortinet
9 10 (7.75%) HP
9 10 (7.75%) IBM
9 10 (7.75%) Oracle
10 9 (6.98%) Adobe
10 9 (6.98%) Green Hat
11 8 (6.20%) Infoblox
11 8 (6.20%) Sourcefire
12 7 (5.43%) ServiceNow
13 6 (4.65%) FireEye
13 6 (4.65%) Microsoft
13 6 (4.65%) SolarWinds