Period
to 23 July 2018

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 23 July 2018 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 198 200
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 +9
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.075% 0.036% 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 0.22% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
South West median daily rate £468 £575 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.70% +53.33% -25.00%
10th Percentile £459 £563 £333
90th Percentile £476 £588 £459
England median daily rate £431 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -4.06% +5.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 777 900 1,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.59% 16.39% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 552 629
South West median daily rate £375 £370 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +2.07% -0.68%
10th Percentile £207 £200 £225
90th Percentile £538 £530 £525
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 68 86
South West median hourly rate £40.27 £40.00 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.66% +15.11% +68.69%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.47 £11.49
90th Percentile £48.75 £54.88 £46.13
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +8.11% -26.00% +21.95%

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
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 23 July 2018. 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
Wiltshire +8 2 - -
Bristol 0 2 £468 -18.70%
F5 BIG-IP LTM
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 4 (100.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) NetApp
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) Infoblox
4 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (25.00%) tcpdump
4 1 (25.00%) Network Management
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) Splunk
4 1 (25.00%) ArcSight
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) IOS XR
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) TACACS
3 1 (25.00%) tcpdump
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (25.00%) PKI
1 1 (25.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) CCSA
1 1 (25.00%) CCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (25.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) ArcSight ESM
1 1 (25.00%) Endace
1 1 (25.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) NetApp
4 1 (25.00%) ArcSight
4 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (25.00%) Infoblox
4 1 (25.00%) Lancope
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) NetScout
4 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (25.00%) Splunk
4 1 (25.00%) VMware