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 3 months to 29 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)
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 234 242 244
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2  
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 14 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.18% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.94% 1.17% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 1
Median daily rate £488 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.87% +23.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £483 £413
% change year-on-year -8.86% +16.89%  
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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1490 2048 2020
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 18.94% 21.92% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 1141 982
Median daily rate £400 £353 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.47% +2.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 105 101
Median hourly rate £22.50 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.42% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.00 £13.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 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
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £500 +25.00%
Hampshire +12 3 £501 +74.08%
Berkshire +22 1 £425 -
Kent +11 1 - -
Surrey -5 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £450 -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

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

1 33 (100.00%) F5
2 26 (78.79%) Cisco
3 19 (57.58%) Cisco Nexus
4 18 (54.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 18 (54.55%) Security Cleared
5 17 (51.52%) Load Balancing
5 17 (51.52%) WAN
6 16 (48.48%) BGP
6 16 (48.48%) SC Cleared
7 15 (45.45%) CheckPoint
8 14 (42.42%) VPN
9 13 (39.39%) Firewall
10 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (33.33%) Juniper
10 11 (33.33%) CCNP
11 10 (30.30%) CCNA
11 10 (30.30%) OSPF
11 10 (30.30%) Network Security
12 9 (27.27%) LAN
12 9 (27.27%) DNS
13 8 (24.24%) EIGRP
13 8 (24.24%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (24.24%) FCoE
13 8 (24.24%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (21.21%) Blue Coat
15 6 (18.18%) PCI DSS
15 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
16 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
16 5 (15.15%) Palo Alto
16 5 (15.15%) Wireless

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 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.03%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) GlassFish
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (57.58%) Cisco Nexus
2 18 (54.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 17 (51.52%) WAN
4 16 (48.48%) BGP
5 14 (42.42%) VPN
6 13 (39.39%) Firewall
7 10 (30.30%) Network Security
7 10 (30.30%) OSPF
8 9 (27.27%) DNS
8 9 (27.27%) LAN
9 8 (24.24%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (24.24%) EIGRP
9 8 (24.24%) FCoE
9 8 (24.24%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (15.15%) BIG-IP
10 5 (15.15%) Wireless
11 4 (12.12%) SAN
12 3 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (9.09%) HTTP
12 3 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) MySQL
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Subversion
General
1 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 11 (33.33%) Consultant
3 6 (18.18%) Architect
3 6 (18.18%) Network Architect
4 5 (15.15%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Security Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Network Consultant
5 4 (12.12%) Principal Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) Design Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) LAN Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Network Security Architect
6 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Security Architect
6 3 (9.09%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) JSF
2 1 (3.03%) LAMP
2 1 (3.03%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.09%) PKI
4 2 (6.06%) Wiki
5 1 (3.03%) Clustering
5 1 (3.03%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Unix
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) CentOS
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Load Balancing
2 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 3 (9.09%) Network Design
2 3 (9.09%) Software Licensing
3 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (6.06%) ITIL
3 2 (6.06%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (6.06%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (3.03%) Change Management
4 1 (3.03%) DevOps
4 1 (3.03%) DNA
4 1 (3.03%) Identity Management
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.03%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.03%) Open Source
4 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.03%) Project Management
4 1 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) Java
1 1 (3.03%) Perl
1 1 (3.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 16 (48.48%) SC Cleared
3 11 (33.33%) CCNP
3 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (30.30%) CCNA
5 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) CCA
6 1 (3.03%) CCAA
6 1 (3.03%) CCIE
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.03%) SANS
6 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) PCI DSS
2 3 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (9.09%) SLA
3 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.06%) ProxySG
1 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) ISA Server
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.03%) Shibboleth
2 1 (3.03%) XenApp
2 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Nagios
1 2 (6.06%) Opsview
1 2 (6.06%) QRadar
2 1 (3.03%) AppDNA
2 1 (3.03%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) F5
2 26 (78.79%) Cisco
3 15 (45.45%) CheckPoint
4 11 (33.33%) Juniper
5 7 (21.21%) Blue Coat
6 5 (15.15%) Palo Alto
7 3 (9.09%) ArcSight
8 2 (6.06%) Aruba
8 2 (6.06%) Brocade
8 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
8 2 (6.06%) Remedy
8 2 (6.06%) Splunk
8 2 (6.06%) VMware
9 1 (3.03%) Citrix
9 1 (3.03%) Clearswift
9 1 (3.03%) Dell
9 1 (3.03%) Forcepoint
9 1 (3.03%) HP
9 1 (3.03%) Intel Security
9 1 (3.03%) Oracle