The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 28 March 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 53 62
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9  
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 9 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.53% 1.16% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 6.84% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 3
Median daily rate £300 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.46% +2.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £484 £413
% change year-on-year -9.09% +17.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 117 117 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 19.83% 17.03% 18.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 63 57
Median daily rate £365 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.11% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 16
Median hourly rate £31.50 £15.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.00% +1.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.66 £13.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £37.85 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing F5 BIG-IP LTM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for F5 BIG-IP LTM in Hertfordshire

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 BIG-IP LTM in Hertfordshire

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 BIG-IP LTM in Hertfordshire

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Stevenage - 5 £300 -
Welwyn Garden City -1 2 £450 -6.73%
F5 BIG-IP LTM
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 19 (100.00%) F5
2 18 (94.74%) CheckPoint
3 15 (78.95%) DNS
3 15 (78.95%) Blue Coat
4 12 (63.16%) Cisco
5 11 (57.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 11 (57.89%) BIG-IP
6 9 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (42.11%) Firewall
7 8 (42.11%) Banking
7 8 (42.11%) MPLS
8 7 (36.84%) Remedy
8 7 (36.84%) Juniper
8 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
8 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
9 5 (26.32%) Wiki
10 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (15.79%) ATM
11 3 (15.79%) CCIE
11 3 (15.79%) Finance
11 3 (15.79%) Law
11 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
12 2 (10.53%) Network Security
13 1 (5.26%) OSPF
13 1 (5.26%) BGP
13 1 (5.26%) EIGRP
13 1 (5.26%) CCNP
13 1 (5.26%) CCNA
13 1 (5.26%) WAN

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) DNS
2 11 (57.89%) BIG-IP
2 11 (57.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 9 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (42.11%) Firewall
4 8 (42.11%) MPLS
5 3 (15.79%) ATM
6 2 (10.53%) Network Security
7 1 (5.26%) BGP
7 1 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (5.26%) EIGRP
7 1 (5.26%) FCoE
7 1 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (5.26%) OSPF
7 1 (5.26%) WAN
General
1 8 (42.11%) Banking
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Law
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) NOC Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Blue Coat Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Check Point Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Network Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Network Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Network Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Security Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Support
5 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (26.32%) Wiki
3 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (15.79%) CCIE
4 1 (5.26%) CCNA
4 1 (5.26%) CCNP
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) F5
2 18 (94.74%) CheckPoint
3 15 (78.95%) Blue Coat
4 12 (63.16%) Cisco
5 7 (36.84%) Juniper
5 7 (36.84%) Remedy