Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 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)
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 750 648 702
Rank change year-on-year -102 +54 -17
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 134 255 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.95% 1.56% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 131 142
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.02% -2.06%
10th Percentile £285 £320 £351
90th Percentile £575 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £501 £415 £450
% change year-on-year +20.60% -7.78% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
UK median hourly rate - £30.25 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -49.58% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.25 £60.00
% change year-on-year - -49.58% -

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14146 16349 15656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.51% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8603 9874 9060
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 834 1012
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.88 £20.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.42% +15.31% +3.53%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for F5 BIG-IP LTM in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

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

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM.

Contractor hourly rate trend for F5 BIG-IP LTM in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 22 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
England -90 123 £450 - 9
UK excluding London -65 79 £501 +20.60% 7
London -54 54 £407 -14.42% 3
South East -11 23 £525 +27.27%
North of England +26 17 £435 +3.57% 3
South West +18 13 £575 +64.29% 1
Yorkshire +2 12 £423 +0.60% 2
Scotland -17 10 £450 +40.41% 1
West Midlands +11 9 £435 +10.48%
Midlands +8 9 £435 +10.48% 1
East of England -26 6 £360 -24.21% 1
North West -5 3 £550 +5.77% 1
North East +62 2 £369 -7.81%
Wales +16 1 £225 -47.06%

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 132 (98.51%) F5
2 107 (79.85%) Firewall
3 88 (65.67%) Cisco
4 72 (53.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 69 (51.49%) BIG-IP
6 50 (37.31%) Cisco Certification
7 49 (36.57%) CheckPoint
8 45 (33.58%) Data Centre
9 44 (32.84%) CCNP
10 43 (32.09%) Network Security
10 43 (32.09%) Cisco ASA
11 39 (29.10%) Linux
12 34 (25.37%) WAN
12 34 (25.37%) Juniper
12 34 (25.37%) Finance
13 31 (23.13%) Blue Coat
14 29 (21.64%) SSL
15 28 (20.90%) TCP/IP
15 28 (20.90%) LAN
15 28 (20.90%) Java
15 28 (20.90%) VMware
15 28 (20.90%) Cisco Nexus
16 27 (20.15%) BGP
17 26 (19.40%) Apache
17 26 (19.40%) Tomcat
18 25 (18.66%) DNS
18 25 (18.66%) Fortinet
19 23 (17.16%) High Availability
20 22 (16.42%) Palo Alto
20 22 (16.42%) VPN

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 26 (19.40%) Apache
1 26 (19.40%) Tomcat
2 13 (9.70%) IIS
3 10 (7.46%) CICS
4 4 (2.99%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.24%) JBoss
5 3 (2.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (6.72%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (6.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) RMDS
2 1 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.72%) Adobe Analytics
3 7 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (2.24%) Akamai
5 3 (2.24%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (2.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 107 (79.85%) Firewall
2 72 (53.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 69 (51.49%) BIG-IP
4 43 (32.09%) Cisco ASA
4 43 (32.09%) Network Security
5 34 (25.37%) WAN
6 29 (21.64%) SSL
7 28 (20.90%) Cisco Nexus
7 28 (20.90%) LAN
7 28 (20.90%) TCP/IP
8 27 (20.15%) BGP
9 25 (18.66%) DNS
10 22 (16.42%) VPN
11 21 (15.67%) Wireless
12 20 (14.93%) EIGRP
13 17 (12.69%) OSPF
14 14 (10.45%) Internet
14 14 (10.45%) MPLS
15 11 (8.21%) VLAN
16 9 (6.72%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.94%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (7.46%) DB2
3 3 (2.24%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (7.46%) webpack
2 9 (6.72%) Artifactory
2 9 (6.72%) Bitbucket
2 9 (6.72%) JIRA
2 9 (6.72%) TeamCity
3 6 (4.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.75%) Subversion
General
1 34 (25.37%) Finance
2 17 (12.69%) Banking
3 7 (5.22%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.73%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.24%) Law
5 3 (2.24%) Legal
5 3 (2.24%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 70 (52.24%) Network Engineer
2 21 (15.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 21 (15.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 21 (15.67%) Security Engineer
3 20 (14.93%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (10.45%) Consultant
5 11 (8.21%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.46%) Systems Support
7 9 (6.72%) Administrator
7 9 (6.72%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (5.97%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 8 (5.97%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (5.97%) Systems Support Engineer
9 7 (5.22%) Architect
9 7 (5.22%) DevOps Consultant
9 7 (5.22%) Firewall Engineer
10 6 (4.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (4.48%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 6 (4.48%) Juniper Engineer
10 6 (4.48%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.45%) LAPP Stack
2 10 (7.46%) Node.js
2 10 (7.46%) React
2 10 (7.46%) Spring
2 10 (7.46%) Spring Boot
3 5 (3.73%) WAP
4 3 (2.24%) Java EE
4 3 (2.24%) SOAP
4 3 (2.24%) XML
4 3 (2.24%) XSLT
5 2 (1.49%) Rendezvous
5 2 (1.49%) Web Services
6 1 (0.75%) CGI
6 1 (0.75%) CSS
6 1 (0.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 45 (33.58%) Data Centre
2 17 (12.69%) Clustering
3 10 (7.46%) DataPower
3 10 (7.46%) Mainframe
4 7 (5.22%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.22%) PKI
5 6 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.24%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.75%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.75%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 39 (29.10%) Linux
2 6 (4.48%) Unix
2 6 (4.48%) Windows
3 5 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.24%) Debian
4 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.49%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.75%) AIX
6 1 (0.75%) HPUX
6 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.16%) High Availability
2 16 (11.94%) Load Balancing
3 12 (8.96%) ITIL
3 12 (8.96%) Migration
4 11 (8.21%) DevOps
5 10 (7.46%) Analytics
5 10 (7.46%) Change Control
5 10 (7.46%) Microservices
5 10 (7.46%) SIEM
6 9 (6.72%) Service Delivery
7 6 (4.48%) E-Commerce
7 6 (4.48%) Network Design
8 5 (3.73%) DDoS Mitigation
8 5 (3.73%) E-business
8 5 (3.73%) Information Security
8 5 (3.73%) ITIL V3
8 5 (3.73%) Mentoring
8 5 (3.73%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (2.99%) Analytical Thinking
9 4 (2.99%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.90%) Java
2 16 (11.94%) Python
3 15 (11.19%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.24%) SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (37.31%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (32.84%) CCNP
3 15 (11.19%) CCIE
4 11 (8.21%) CCSA
5 9 (6.72%) CCSE
5 9 (6.72%) RHCE
6 7 (5.22%) Security Cleared
7 6 (4.48%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.99%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.24%) CCNA
9 3 (2.24%) Degree
9 3 (2.24%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.49%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (1.49%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.75%) CCIE Security
11 1 (0.75%) CCIE Service Provider
11 1 (0.75%) CCSM
11 1 (0.75%) ISSAP
11 1 (0.75%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.72%) PCI DSS
2 7 (5.22%) AS 2805
2 7 (5.22%) ISO 8583
3 3 (2.24%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.49%) SLA
5 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (12.69%) ProxySG
2 10 (7.46%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (5.22%) VMware NSX
4 5 (3.73%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (2.24%) Active Directory
6 3 (2.24%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.24%) vCloud
6 3 (2.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (10.45%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.99%) Nagios
3 3 (2.24%) Ansible
3 3 (2.24%) Forum Sentry
3 3 (2.24%) SCCM
3 3 (2.24%) SCOM
4 2 (1.49%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.75%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.75%) Opsview
5 1 (0.75%) QRadar
5 1 (0.75%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 132 (98.51%) F5
2 88 (65.67%) Cisco
3 49 (36.57%) CheckPoint
4 34 (25.37%) Juniper
5 31 (23.13%) Blue Coat
6 28 (20.90%) VMware
7 25 (18.66%) Fortinet
8 22 (16.42%) Palo Alto
9 13 (9.70%) Citrix
10 10 (7.46%) IBM
10 10 (7.46%) Microsoft
10 10 (7.46%) Oracle
11 9 (6.72%) Adobe
11 9 (6.72%) Green Hat
12 8 (5.97%) Aruba
12 8 (5.97%) HP
12 8 (5.97%) Motorola
12 8 (5.97%) SolarWinds
13 5 (3.73%) Riverbed
13 5 (3.73%) Splunk