Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 15 December 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 West
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 198 209
Rank change year-on-year +13 +11 -11
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 17 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.31% 0.053% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.05% 0.39% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 7
South West median daily rate £550 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.14% -12.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £439 £350 £320
90th Percentile £613 £470 £500
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West 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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 831 771 882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.96% 13.70% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 454 478
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.11% +0.35%
10th Percentile £181 £160 £175
90th Percentile £543 £525 £500
England median daily rate £406 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +1.44% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 81 76
South West median hourly rate £26.75 £37.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.67% -4.46% +72.98%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.25 £15.50
90th Percentile £43.43 £47.50 £48.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +5.00%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM in the South West over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

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

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

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 West region over the 6 months to 15 December 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
Bristol -4 11 £575 +64.29%
Wiltshire +6 5 £463 -7.45%
Dorset - 1 - -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 West region with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 17 (100.00%) F5
2 14 (82.35%) BIG-IP
3 11 (64.71%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (64.71%) IIS
3 11 (64.71%) Linux
3 11 (64.71%) Firewall
4 10 (58.82%) Mainframe
4 10 (58.82%) Spring
4 10 (58.82%) Apache
4 10 (58.82%) Tomcat
4 10 (58.82%) DB2
4 10 (58.82%) Java
4 10 (58.82%) Oracle
4 10 (58.82%) IBM
4 10 (58.82%) CICS
4 10 (58.82%) Microservices
4 10 (58.82%) DevOps
4 10 (58.82%) React
4 10 (58.82%) webpack
4 10 (58.82%) Spring Boot
4 10 (58.82%) DataPower
4 10 (58.82%) Node.js
5 9 (52.94%) Adobe Analytics
5 9 (52.94%) Bitbucket
5 9 (52.94%) Analytics
5 9 (52.94%) Artifactory
5 9 (52.94%) Green Hat
5 9 (52.94%) TeamCity
5 9 (52.94%) JIRA
5 9 (52.94%) Adobe

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 11 (64.71%) IIS
2 10 (58.82%) Apache
2 10 (58.82%) CICS
2 10 (58.82%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 9 (52.94%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (82.35%) BIG-IP
2 11 (64.71%) Firewall
3 5 (29.41%) DNS
3 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (23.53%) Network Security
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (17.65%) MPLS
6 2 (11.76%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (5.88%) ATM
7 1 (5.88%) Broadband
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (5.88%) Frame Relay
7 1 (5.88%) Internet
7 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (5.88%) IPsec
7 1 (5.88%) SCCP
7 1 (5.88%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) DB2
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) webpack
2 9 (52.94%) Artifactory
2 9 (52.94%) Bitbucket
2 9 (52.94%) JIRA
2 9 (52.94%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (17.65%) Retail Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 7 (41.18%) Consultant
2 7 (41.18%) DevOps Consultant
3 5 (29.41%) Java Consultant
3 5 (29.41%) Linux Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Java Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) JIRA Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Juniper Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Technical Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Design Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) Node.js
1 10 (58.82%) React
1 10 (58.82%) Spring
1 10 (58.82%) Spring Boot
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) DataPower
1 10 (58.82%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) PKI
2 1 (5.88%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) DevOps
1 10 (58.82%) Microservices
2 9 (52.94%) Analytics
3 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Security Operations
4 1 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (5.88%) SIEM
4 1 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.88%) CCIE
2 1 (5.88%) CCNP
2 1 (5.88%) CCSA
2 1 (5.88%) CISSP
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) GIAC
2 1 (5.88%) ISSAP
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Ansible
1 1 (5.88%) Nagios
1 1 (5.88%) Opsview
1 1 (5.88%) QRadar
1 1 (5.88%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) F5
2 10 (58.82%) IBM
2 10 (58.82%) Oracle
3 9 (52.94%) Adobe
3 9 (52.94%) Green Hat
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco
5 3 (17.65%) Blue Coat
5 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.88%) ArcSight
7 1 (5.88%) Brocade
7 1 (5.88%) Forcepoint
7 1 (5.88%) Juniper
7 1 (5.88%) LogRhythm
7 1 (5.88%) McAfee
7 1 (5.88%) Radware
7 1 (5.88%) Splunk