Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 21 November 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)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 358 335 365
Rank change year-on-year -23 +30 0
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 20 43 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.26% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% 1.36% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 25 14
South East median daily rate £525 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -2.94% -1.16%
10th Percentile £412 £308 £285
90th Percentile £538 £525 £476
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £17.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year - -70.83% -

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2927 3156 3506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.39% 18.98% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1579 1803 1880
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £232 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 217 240
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £46.07 £54.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for F5 BIG-IP LTM in the South East

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 BIG-IP LTM in the South East

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 BIG-IP LTM in the South East

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Surrey -5 10 £525 -
Hampshire +3 5 £330 -1.86%
Thames Valley -31 5 - - 1
Kent - 5 £525 -
Berkshire -9 3 - -
Oxfordshire +8 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -35 1 - - 1
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 South East region with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 19 (95.00%) F5
2 17 (85.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 14 (70.00%) Cisco
3 14 (70.00%) CheckPoint
3 14 (70.00%) Firewall
4 11 (55.00%) Network Security
5 9 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (45.00%) Finance
5 9 (45.00%) Juniper
6 8 (40.00%) Blue Coat
6 8 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (40.00%) Palo Alto
7 7 (35.00%) BIG-IP
7 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (30.00%) CCNP
9 5 (25.00%) BGP
9 5 (25.00%) ProxySG
10 4 (20.00%) CCSA
10 4 (20.00%) Wireless
10 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 4 (20.00%) DNS
10 4 (20.00%) ITIL
10 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
10 4 (20.00%) Skype for Business
10 4 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (20.00%) Skype
10 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (20.00%) SolarWinds
10 4 (20.00%) Data Centre

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) RMDS
2 1 (5.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (85.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 14 (70.00%) Firewall
3 11 (55.00%) Network Security
4 9 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (35.00%) BIG-IP
7 5 (25.00%) BGP
8 4 (20.00%) DNS
8 4 (20.00%) Skype
8 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (20.00%) Wireless
9 3 (15.00%) IPsec
9 3 (15.00%) LAN
9 3 (15.00%) OSPF
9 3 (15.00%) VPN
9 3 (15.00%) WAAS
9 3 (15.00%) WAN
10 2 (10.00%) DHCP
10 2 (10.00%) MPLS
10 2 (10.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Team Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Security Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Switch Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Rendezvous
2 1 (5.00%) CGI
2 1 (5.00%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL
1 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
2 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (10.00%) Change Control
3 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) Data Governance
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (5.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Network Design
4 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.00%) Use Case
4 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (30.00%) CCNP
3 4 (20.00%) CCSA
4 3 (15.00%) CCIE
5 1 (5.00%) CCIE Service Provider
5 1 (5.00%) CCSE
5 1 (5.00%) CCSP
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) RHCE
5 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) AS 2805
2 1 (5.00%) ISO 8583
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.00%) Ansible
2 1 (5.00%) Forum Sentry
2 1 (5.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) F5
2 14 (70.00%) CheckPoint
2 14 (70.00%) Cisco
3 9 (45.00%) Juniper
4 8 (40.00%) Blue Coat
4 8 (40.00%) Palo Alto
5 4 (20.00%) SolarWinds
6 3 (15.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 3 (15.00%) Aruba
6 3 (15.00%) FireEye
6 3 (15.00%) Riverbed
6 3 (15.00%) TippingPoint
7 2 (10.00%) AlgoSec
7 2 (10.00%) Bloomberg
7 2 (10.00%) LogLogic
7 2 (10.00%) TIBCO
7 2 (10.00%) VMware
8 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
8 1 (5.00%) Remedy
8 1 (5.00%) Tradeweb