Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 22 September 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)
England > London
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 585 573 561
Rank change year-on-year -12 -12 -32
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 57 45 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.06% 0.89% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 32 34
London median daily rate £425 £425 £474
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.29% +8.91%
10th Percentile £370 £207 £415
90th Percentile £538 £560 £518
England median daily rate £425 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5,376 5,041 6,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.82% 11.37% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,728 3,368 4,123
London median daily rate £453 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £200 £214 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 149 126
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.84 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.83% +10.19% -2.70%
10th Percentile £13.60 £12.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.10 £47.94
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.10 £23.75
% change year-on-year +10.50% -23.79% +18.75%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing F5 BIG-IP LTM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for F5 BIG-IP LTM in London

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

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

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM in London over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

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

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

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

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 22 September 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
Central London -17 16 £450 +5.88% 2
West London - 2 - - 2
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 London region with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 52 (91.23%) F5
2 46 (80.70%) Firewall
3 43 (75.44%) Cisco
4 42 (73.68%) BGP
5 41 (71.93%) OSPF
6 30 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (50.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 27 (47.37%) Wireless
9 26 (45.61%) Juniper
10 24 (42.11%) CCNP
11 23 (40.35%) CheckPoint
11 23 (40.35%) Cisco ASA
11 23 (40.35%) Network Security
12 22 (38.60%) VPN
13 20 (35.09%) SolarWinds
13 20 (35.09%) Cisco Nexus
14 19 (33.33%) Blue Coat
15 17 (29.82%) Linux
15 17 (29.82%) 802.1X
16 15 (26.32%) Load Balancing
16 15 (26.32%) MPLS
16 15 (26.32%) VMware
17 14 (24.56%) Citrix
17 14 (24.56%) EIGRP
17 14 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
18 13 (22.81%) HSRP
18 13 (22.81%) WAN
18 13 (22.81%) DNS
19 12 (21.05%) LAN
19 12 (21.05%) Banking

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 3 (5.26%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.54%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (80.70%) Firewall
2 42 (73.68%) BGP
3 41 (71.93%) OSPF
4 29 (50.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 27 (47.37%) Wireless
6 23 (40.35%) Cisco ASA
6 23 (40.35%) Network Security
7 22 (38.60%) VPN
8 20 (35.09%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (26.32%) MPLS
10 14 (24.56%) EIGRP
11 13 (22.81%) DNS
11 13 (22.81%) HSRP
11 13 (22.81%) WAN
12 12 (21.05%) LAN
12 12 (21.05%) Multicast
13 11 (19.30%) BIG-IP
13 11 (19.30%) IPsec
14 10 (17.54%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (17.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 12 (21.05%) Banking
2 9 (15.79%) Finance
3 5 (8.77%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.26%) Games
4 3 (5.26%) Retail
5 2 (3.51%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (57.89%) Network Engineer
2 11 (19.30%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) Architect
3 7 (12.28%) Network Security Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) Security Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Senior Security Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Network Architect
5 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Juniper Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Data Network Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Lead Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Network Security Specialist
7 2 (3.51%) Network Team Leader
7 2 (3.51%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.82%) 802.1X
2 4 (7.02%) LDAP
2 4 (7.02%) XMPP
3 2 (3.51%) Middleware
4 1 (1.75%) Kafka
4 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.04%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.04%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (8.77%) Fat Client
3 5 (8.77%) Public Cloud
3 5 (8.77%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.82%) Linux
2 10 (17.54%) Unix
3 7 (12.28%) Windows
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Load Balancing
2 11 (19.30%) Change Management
2 11 (19.30%) ITIL
3 9 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (14.04%) Change Control
4 8 (14.04%) Project Management
5 7 (12.28%) Migration
6 6 (10.53%) Server Virtualisation
7 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
7 5 (8.77%) Network Management
8 4 (7.02%) Network Design
8 4 (7.02%) Reverse Engineering
8 4 (7.02%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (5.26%) Incident Management
9 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
10 2 (3.51%) High Availability
10 2 (3.51%) Network Load Balancing
10 2 (3.51%) Security Management
10 2 (3.51%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.77%) C
1 5 (8.77%) Python
2 3 (5.26%) Perl
3 2 (3.51%) Tcl
4 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (42.11%) CCNP
3 9 (15.79%) CCIE
3 9 (15.79%) CCNA
4 7 (12.28%) CCSE
5 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.26%) JNCIS
7 2 (3.51%) CCSA
7 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.51%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.75%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.75%) CISSP
8 1 (1.75%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (1.75%) Degree
8 1 (1.75%) GSEC
8 1 (1.75%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.75%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.75%) QA
1 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (15.79%) ProxySG
3 5 (8.77%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.02%) vSphere
5 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.75%) Docker
5 1 (1.75%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) Nagios
2 8 (14.04%) Cacti
3 5 (8.77%) FortiGate
3 5 (8.77%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (7.02%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (7.02%) ZABBIX
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (3.51%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.75%) Ansible
7 1 (1.75%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.75%) Opsview
7 1 (1.75%) QRadar
Vendors
1 52 (91.23%) F5
2 43 (75.44%) Cisco
3 26 (45.61%) Juniper
4 23 (40.35%) CheckPoint
5 20 (35.09%) SolarWinds
6 19 (33.33%) Blue Coat
7 15 (26.32%) VMware
8 14 (24.56%) Citrix
9 11 (19.30%) Meraki
9 11 (19.30%) Palo Alto
10 8 (14.04%) Aerohive Networks
10 8 (14.04%) Fortinet
11 7 (12.28%) HP
11 7 (12.28%) McAfee
11 7 (12.28%) SevOne
11 7 (12.28%) Symantec
12 5 (8.77%) Imperva
12 5 (8.77%) Infoblox
13 4 (7.02%) Bloomberg
13 4 (7.02%) Reuters