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 3 months to 23 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)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 508 554
Rank change year-on-year -47 +46  
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 47 135 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.74% 1.55% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 60 59
Median daily rate £510 £375 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.00% -12.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £505 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +39.31% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6347 8686 8118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.56% 16.14% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3768 5279 4580
Median daily rate £400 £389 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.82% +8.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 426 473
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.17% +20.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 29 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 3 months to 23 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
England -27 41 £518 +29.37% 5
South East -5 17 £525 +40.00%
London -4 8 £525 +11.70% 3
Surrey - 8 £525 -
North West +27 6 £510 -
Yorkshire +22 6 - - 1
West Yorkshire +21 6 - - 1
Leeds +16 6 - - 1
Kent - 6 £525 -
Lancashire - 6 £510 -
Preston - 5 £550 -
Tyne and Wear +81 4 £306 +1.23%
North East +63 4 £306 -2.77%
Berkshire +12 4 £425 +30.76%
Reading +9 4 £425 +30.76%
Newcastle upon Tyne +80 3 £338 +11.57%
Scotland +9 3 £430 +47.26%
Milton Keynes -16 2 £500 -7.06%
Buckinghamshire -21 2 £500 -4.85%
Edinburgh - 2 £430 -
Hampshire +6 1 - -
Glasgow +4 1 - -
Cardiff -1 1 £225 -50.00%
Wales -2 1 £225 -50.00%
South Wales -2 1 £225 -50.00%
Farnborough - 1 - -
Sunderland - 1 £275 -
Tadworth - 1 £525 -
Tonbridge - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 122 (96.83%) F5
2 97 (76.98%) Cisco
3 81 (64.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 70 (55.56%) Firewall
5 63 (50.00%) CheckPoint
6 57 (45.24%) Cisco ASA
7 53 (42.06%) Juniper
8 44 (34.92%) WAN
8 44 (34.92%) BGP
9 43 (34.13%) Cisco Certification
10 42 (33.33%) Data Centre
11 38 (30.16%) CCNP
11 38 (30.16%) Blue Coat
12 36 (28.57%) LAN
13 35 (27.78%) DNS
14 31 (24.60%) Security Cleared
15 30 (23.81%) Network Security
15 30 (23.81%) SC Cleared
16 29 (23.02%) Load Balancing
16 29 (23.02%) BIG-IP
17 28 (22.22%) EIGRP
18 25 (19.84%) OSPF
19 23 (18.25%) Cisco Nexus
20 22 (17.46%) VPN
21 18 (14.29%) Fortinet
21 18 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
21 18 (14.29%) CCNA
21 18 (14.29%) FortiGate
22 17 (13.49%) Change Control
22 17 (13.49%) Finance

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 10 (7.94%) Skype for Business
2 5 (3.97%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.17%) Apache
4 3 (2.38%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.79%) JBoss
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (8.73%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 81 (64.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 70 (55.56%) Firewall
3 57 (45.24%) Cisco ASA
4 44 (34.92%) BGP
4 44 (34.92%) WAN
5 36 (28.57%) LAN
6 35 (27.78%) DNS
7 30 (23.81%) Network Security
8 29 (23.02%) BIG-IP
9 28 (22.22%) EIGRP
10 25 (19.84%) OSPF
11 23 (18.25%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (17.46%) VPN
13 18 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
14 15 (11.90%) TCP/IP
14 15 (11.90%) Wireless
15 11 (8.73%) MPLS
16 10 (7.94%) Skype
17 9 (7.14%) DMVPN
17 9 (7.14%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.17%) Oracle Database
1 4 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.38%) MySQL
2 3 (2.38%) RDBMS
2 3 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.79%) Subversion
General
1 17 (13.49%) Finance
2 7 (5.56%) Banking
3 3 (2.38%) Law
4 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (42.06%) Network Engineer
2 27 (21.43%) Consultant
3 19 (15.08%) Cisco Engineer
3 19 (15.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 17 (13.49%) Architect
5 16 (12.70%) Network Consultant
6 12 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
6 12 (9.52%) Security Engineer
7 11 (8.73%) Network Architect
8 9 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
8 9 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (4.76%) Network Security Consultant
10 6 (4.76%) Network Support
10 6 (4.76%) Security Consultant
11 5 (3.97%) Analyst
11 5 (3.97%) Network Design Engineer
11 5 (3.97%) NOC Engineer
11 5 (3.97%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 5 (3.97%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.38%) CSS
1 3 (2.38%) LAMP
1 3 (2.38%) SAML
2 2 (1.59%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.59%) FreeMarker
2 2 (1.59%) Middleware
3 1 (0.79%) Core Data
3 1 (0.79%) JMS
3 1 (0.79%) JSF
3 1 (0.79%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.79%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 42 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.56%) DataPower
4 5 (3.97%) Wiki
5 2 (1.59%) Clustering
5 2 (1.59%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.59%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.79%) CESG
6 1 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.11%) Linux
2 9 (7.14%) Windows
3 7 (5.56%) Unix
4 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.38%) AIX
5 3 (2.38%) CentOS
5 3 (2.38%) HPUX
5 3 (2.38%) Solaris
6 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.02%) Load Balancing
2 17 (13.49%) Change Control
3 16 (12.70%) Migration
4 10 (7.94%) ITIL
5 7 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 6 (4.76%) Network Design
7 5 (3.97%) Adaptive Security
7 5 (3.97%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (3.97%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.17%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (3.17%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (3.17%) Network Architecture
8 4 (3.17%) Validation
9 3 (2.38%) Identity Management
9 3 (2.38%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.38%) Information Security
9 3 (2.38%) Open Source
9 3 (2.38%) Project Management
9 3 (2.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.76%) Perl
2 5 (3.97%) Python
3 4 (3.17%) Java
4 3 (2.38%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.38%) PHP
5 2 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.59%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.59%) SQL
5 2 (1.59%) Tcl
6 1 (0.79%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 43 (34.13%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (30.16%) CCNP
3 31 (24.60%) Security Cleared
4 30 (23.81%) SC Cleared
5 18 (14.29%) CCNA
6 6 (4.76%) CCIE
6 6 (4.76%) CCSE
7 3 (2.38%) CCSA
8 2 (1.59%) CCDP
8 2 (1.59%) SANS
9 1 (0.79%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.79%) CCIE Security
9 1 (0.79%) CCIP
9 1 (0.79%) CISSP
9 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.79%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.79%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.79%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.79%) MCSE
9 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.59%) SLA
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.79%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (11.11%) ProxySG
2 8 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.17%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.38%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.79%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.79%) XenApp
5 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 14 (11.11%) Forum Sentry
3 7 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (5.56%) HP UCMDB
3 7 (5.56%) OPNET
4 1 (0.79%) Ansible
4 1 (0.79%) Nagios
4 1 (0.79%) Opsview
4 1 (0.79%) QRadar
4 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.79%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 122 (96.83%) F5
2 97 (76.98%) Cisco
3 63 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 53 (42.06%) Juniper
5 38 (30.16%) Blue Coat
6 18 (14.29%) Fortinet
7 15 (11.90%) Palo Alto
8 14 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 11 (8.73%) HP
9 11 (8.73%) IBM
9 11 (8.73%) TippingPoint
9 11 (8.73%) VMware
10 9 (7.14%) Splunk
11 8 (6.35%) BMC
12 7 (5.56%) Aruba
12 7 (5.56%) Citrix
12 7 (5.56%) Motorola
12 7 (5.56%) Remedy
13 4 (3.17%) Oracle
13 4 (3.17%) Riverbed
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