Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 721 681 673
Rank change year-on-year -40 -8 -79
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 122 116 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.98% 0.99% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 86 80
England median daily rate £450 £438 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.64% +0.29%
10th Percentile £361 £288 £315
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £416
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.11% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 12,404 11,688 14,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.47% 14.00% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,679 7,184 8,796
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £223
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £423 £412 £400
% change year-on-year +2.79% +2.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 653 610
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.85
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.95% -18.00% +13.64%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -32 47 £475 +8.57% 9
South East -14 34 £440 -12.05% 2
North of England -24 17 £425 - 1
South West +16 11 £450 -16.28% 2
East of England -2 10 £475 +58.33%
Yorkshire -14 10 £438 +2.94%
North West -20 7 £425 -17.07% 1
Midlands -15 2 £438 +53.51%
West Midlands -23 2 £438 +53.51%
F5 BIG-IP LTM
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 118 (96.72%) F5
2 100 (81.97%) Cisco
3 87 (71.31%) Firewall
4 64 (52.46%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 57 (46.72%) OSPF
6 52 (42.62%) BGP
7 48 (39.34%) BIG-IP
8 47 (38.52%) Cisco ASA
9 46 (37.70%) Juniper
10 44 (36.07%) CheckPoint
11 40 (32.79%) Cisco Nexus
12 39 (31.97%) DNS
13 38 (31.15%) Network Security
14 37 (30.33%) Blue Coat
15 35 (28.69%) WAN
15 35 (28.69%) Cisco Certification
16 34 (27.87%) Finance
17 30 (24.59%) ITIL
18 29 (23.77%) Change Management
18 29 (23.77%) Load Balancing
18 29 (23.77%) Data Centre
19 28 (22.95%) Palo Alto
19 28 (22.95%) Wireless
19 28 (22.95%) CCNP
20 25 (20.49%) Banking
21 24 (19.67%) Migration
21 24 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
22 23 (18.85%) Cisco ISE
22 23 (18.85%) MPLS
22 23 (18.85%) LAN

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 1 (0.82%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) RMDS
2 1 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (5.74%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (3.28%) Office 365
6 1 (0.82%) IaaS
6 1 (0.82%) PaaS
6 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (71.31%) Firewall
2 64 (52.46%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 57 (46.72%) OSPF
4 52 (42.62%) BGP
5 48 (39.34%) BIG-IP
6 47 (38.52%) Cisco ASA
7 40 (32.79%) Cisco Nexus
8 39 (31.97%) DNS
9 38 (31.15%) Network Security
10 35 (28.69%) WAN
11 28 (22.95%) Wireless
12 23 (18.85%) Cisco ISE
12 23 (18.85%) LAN
12 23 (18.85%) MPLS
13 20 (16.39%) Cisco IOS
14 19 (15.57%) IPsec
15 18 (14.75%) TCP/IP
16 17 (13.93%) VPN
17 16 (13.11%) DHCP
18 15 (12.30%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (5.74%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.82%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (27.87%) Finance
2 25 (20.49%) Banking
3 9 (7.38%) Retail
4 6 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.10%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.46%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.64%) Advertising
7 2 (1.64%) Legal
8 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.82%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 52 (42.62%) Network Engineer
2 19 (15.57%) Security Engineer
3 17 (13.93%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (13.11%) Consultant
5 14 (11.48%) Architect
6 13 (10.66%) Network Architect
7 12 (9.84%) Network Team Leader
7 12 (9.84%) Team Leader
8 11 (9.02%) Cisco Engineer
8 11 (9.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 9 (7.38%) Network Consultant
9 9 (7.38%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (4.92%) Data Network Engineer
11 5 (4.10%) Data Engineer
11 5 (4.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (3.28%) Administrator
12 4 (3.28%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 4 (3.28%) Operations Engineer
12 4 (3.28%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 4 (3.28%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.46%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.64%) RESTful
3 1 (0.82%) .NET
3 1 (0.82%) CGI
3 1 (0.82%) Java EE
3 1 (0.82%) JSON
3 1 (0.82%) Kafka
3 1 (0.82%) Middleware
3 1 (0.82%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.82%) REST
3 1 (0.82%) SAML
3 1 (0.82%) Web Services
3 1 (0.82%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.77%) Data Centre
2 24 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (9.02%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (5.74%) Private Cloud
5 5 (4.10%) Fat Client
5 5 (4.10%) Thin Client
6 4 (3.28%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.46%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.64%) Fintech
8 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.64%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.82%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.82%) PKI
9 1 (0.82%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.11%) Windows
2 9 (7.38%) Unix
3 6 (4.92%) Linux
3 6 (4.92%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.46%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.59%) ITIL
2 29 (23.77%) Change Management
2 29 (23.77%) Load Balancing
3 24 (19.67%) Migration
4 22 (18.03%) Network Monitoring
5 19 (15.57%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (14.75%) ITIL V3
7 15 (12.30%) Network Virtualisation
7 15 (12.30%) Service Management
8 14 (11.48%) Service Delivery
9 13 (10.66%) Virtual Environments
10 11 (9.02%) ITSM
11 9 (7.38%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
11 9 (7.38%) Project Management
12 8 (6.56%) Incident Management
12 8 (6.56%) Network Architecture
13 7 (5.74%) DevOps
13 7 (5.74%) E-Commerce
13 7 (5.74%) Translating Business Requirements
14 6 (4.92%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.03%) Python
2 8 (6.56%) Perl
3 6 (4.92%) C
4 4 (3.28%) Bash Shell
4 4 (3.28%) SQL
5 3 (2.46%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 35 (28.69%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (22.95%) CCNP
3 20 (16.39%) Security Cleared
4 18 (14.75%) SC Cleared
5 10 (8.20%) CCNA
6 7 (5.74%) DV Cleared
7 6 (4.92%) CCIE
7 6 (4.92%) CCSE
8 5 (4.10%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (3.28%) CCSA
10 2 (1.64%) CCIP
10 2 (1.64%) Degree
11 1 (0.82%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.82%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.82%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.82%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.56%) PCI DSS
2 7 (5.74%) GCP
3 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.64%) SLA
4 1 (0.82%) QA
4 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (18.03%) ProxySG
2 16 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (12.30%) VMware NSX
4 5 (4.10%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.64%) vCloud
5 2 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.82%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (9.02%) Ansible
2 10 (8.20%) FortiGate
3 6 (4.92%) OVSD
4 2 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.64%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.82%) Endace
5 1 (0.82%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 118 (96.72%) F5
2 100 (81.97%) Cisco
3 46 (37.70%) Juniper
4 44 (36.07%) CheckPoint
5 37 (30.33%) Blue Coat
6 28 (22.95%) Palo Alto
7 22 (18.03%) VMware
8 21 (17.21%) Citrix
9 14 (11.48%) HP
10 13 (10.66%) Infoblox
11 9 (7.38%) ServiceNow
12 8 (6.56%) SevOne
13 7 (5.74%) Bloomberg
13 7 (5.74%) Fortinet
13 7 (5.74%) McAfee
14 6 (4.92%) FireEye
14 6 (4.92%) SolarWinds
15 5 (4.10%) Imperva
15 5 (4.10%) NetScout
15 5 (4.10%) Zscaler