The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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)
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 95 85
Rank change year-on-year +11 -10  
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.39% 0.21% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.48% 1.88% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £428 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.00%  
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 Leeds with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 115 160 169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 11.34% 11.08% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 103 116
Median daily rate £450 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% +11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 4
Median hourly rate £19.00 £14.30 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.86% -59.14%  
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 Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

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

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for F5 BIG-IP LTM in Leeds

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

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 Leeds region with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
1 11 (100.00%) F5
1 11 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 7 (63.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (63.64%) Palo Alto
2 7 (63.64%) IPsec
2 7 (63.64%) VLAN
2 7 (63.64%) VPN
2 7 (63.64%) Akamai
3 4 (36.36%) Blue Coat
3 4 (36.36%) Fortinet
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (36.36%) Performance Management
3 4 (36.36%) TippingPoint
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (36.36%) DataPower
3 4 (36.36%) OPNET
3 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 4 (36.36%) MS Visio
3 4 (36.36%) WLAN
3 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (36.36%) IBM
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) CCNP
3 4 (36.36%) HP
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (36.36%) BMC
3 4 (36.36%) Motorola
3 4 (36.36%) BGP

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

Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
1 4 (36.36%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (63.64%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (63.64%) IPsec
2 7 (63.64%) VLAN
2 7 (63.64%) VPN
3 4 (36.36%) BGP
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (36.36%) DMVPN
3 4 (36.36%) EIGRP
3 4 (36.36%) IOS XR
3 4 (36.36%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco Engineer
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Team Leader
3 3 (27.27%) Network Team Leader
4 2 (18.18%) Lead Network Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Network Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 4 (36.36%) DataPower
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Performance Management
1 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
2 3 (27.27%) People Management
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CCNP
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (36.36%) FortiGate
1 4 (36.36%) HP UCMDB
1 4 (36.36%) OPNET
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) F5
2 7 (63.64%) Palo Alto
3 4 (36.36%) Blue Coat
3 4 (36.36%) BMC
3 4 (36.36%) Fortinet
3 4 (36.36%) HP
3 4 (36.36%) IBM
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Motorola
3 4 (36.36%) Splunk
3 4 (36.36%) TippingPoint