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 26 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)
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 247 258
Rank change year-on-year +15 +11  
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 16 31 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.35% 0.074%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.19% 1.81% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 6
Median daily rate £525 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -21.05%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £356 £400
% change year-on-year +43.15% -10.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00

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 1342 1708 1813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.22% 19.37% 19.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 947 891
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 119 123
Median hourly rate £22.75 £36.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.80% +5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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
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 26 June 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
Surrey - 9 £525 -
Kent - 5 £525 -
Berkshire +11 4 £425 +30.76%
Hampshire +3 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -25 1 £550 +4.66%
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 30 (100.00%) F5
2 25 (83.33%) Cisco
3 22 (73.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 18 (60.00%) CheckPoint
4 18 (60.00%) Firewall
5 17 (56.67%) WAN
6 16 (53.33%) Juniper
7 15 (50.00%) VPN
7 15 (50.00%) Load Balancing
8 14 (46.67%) BGP
9 13 (43.33%) Palo Alto
10 12 (40.00%) LAN
10 12 (40.00%) Blue Coat
11 11 (36.67%) ProxySG
11 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (36.67%) DNS
11 11 (36.67%) CCNP
11 11 (36.67%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
12 10 (33.33%) Skype for Business
12 10 (33.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (33.33%) Skype
13 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
13 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
14 8 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (26.67%) Network Security
15 7 (23.33%) CCNA
15 7 (23.33%) IPsec
15 7 (23.33%) Finance

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 10 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.33%) Apache
2 1 (3.33%) GlassFish
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (33.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (73.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 18 (60.00%) Firewall
3 17 (56.67%) WAN
4 15 (50.00%) VPN
5 14 (46.67%) BGP
6 12 (40.00%) LAN
7 11 (36.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (36.67%) DNS
8 10 (33.33%) Skype
9 8 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (26.67%) Network Security
10 7 (23.33%) IPsec
11 5 (16.67%) EIGRP
11 5 (16.67%) FCoE
11 5 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (16.67%) OSPF
12 4 (13.33%) Wireless
13 3 (10.00%) BIG-IP
13 3 (10.00%) SSL
14 2 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) MySQL
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (63.33%) Network Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) Consultant
3 7 (23.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 6 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (20.00%) Security Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Principal Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Design Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Network Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Network Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Network Support
6 3 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Project Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Network Support
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) JSF
1 1 (3.33%) LAMP
1 1 (3.33%) Middleware
1 1 (3.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Unix
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) CentOS
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (13.33%) Change Control
3 3 (10.00%) Adaptive Security
3 3 (10.00%) Migration
3 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (10.00%) Validation
4 2 (6.67%) Network Design
5 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.33%) DevOps
5 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.33%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.33%) Open Source
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.33%) Project Management
5 1 (3.33%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (3.33%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) Java
1 1 (3.33%) Perl
1 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) CCNP
1 11 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (23.33%) CCNA
4 1 (3.33%) CCIE
4 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Shibboleth
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Forum Sentry
1 1 (3.33%) Nagios
1 1 (3.33%) Opsview
1 1 (3.33%) QRadar
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) F5
2 25 (83.33%) Cisco
3 18 (60.00%) CheckPoint
4 16 (53.33%) Juniper
5 13 (43.33%) Palo Alto
6 12 (40.00%) Blue Coat
7 4 (13.33%) Aruba
8 2 (6.67%) ArcSight
9 1 (3.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (3.33%) Brocade
9 1 (3.33%) Gemalto
9 1 (3.33%) LogLogic
9 1 (3.33%) Rackspace
9 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.33%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.33%) Splunk
9 1 (3.33%) TippingPoint
9 1 (3.33%) Tufin
9 1 (3.33%) VMware