The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 29 June 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)
Berkshire > Reading
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 60 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 -  
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 4 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.69% 1.03% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.01% 4.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Reading median daily rate £425 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.76% -  
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £325 £275
% change year-on-year +30.76% +18.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire 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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 133 213 158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 22.81% 24.40% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 437 143
Reading median daily rate £425 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +11.11%  
10th Percentile £281 £228 £240
90th Percentile £538 £488 £485
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +10.34% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 25
Reading median hourly rate £19.66 £19.61 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% -1.95%  
10th Percentile £15.75 £14.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £55.65 £24.50 £45.29
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.89% -59.72%  

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for F5 BIG-IP LTM in Reading

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Reading region with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) F5
1 4 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (75.00%) Change Control
2 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Adaptive Security
2 3 (75.00%) Validation
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) LTE
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (25.00%) Palo Alto

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 4 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (25.00%) LTE
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Network Support
2 3 (75.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Project Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Senior Network Support
2 3 (75.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Senior Support Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Lead Network Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Switch Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Adaptive Security
1 3 (75.00%) Change Control
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
1 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (75.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) Palo Alto