The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within F5 Networks, Inc.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 109 85 118
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +33
Contract jobs citing F5 21 45 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.83% 1.62% 0.64%
As % of the Vendors category 1.78% 3.23% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 26 12
Median daily rate £483 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.52% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £375 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
- -5.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £51.67 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-24.51% +72.21%
F5
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1181 1392 1469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 46.72% 50.16% 47.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 743 726
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 113 94
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing F5 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

F5
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 across the East of England region.

F5 Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the East of England region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

F5
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the East of England region.

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

F5
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the East of England region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Hertfordshire +5 18 £483 +1.84% 1
Suffolk - 2 £500 -
Bedfordshire -5 1 £263 -36.36%
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing F5 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 East of England region with a requirement for F5.

1 35 (74.47%) Cisco
2 25 (53.19%) CheckPoint
3 24 (51.06%) Firewall
4 22 (46.81%) DNS
4 22 (46.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 21 (44.68%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (38.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 17 (36.17%) Blue Coat
7 17 (36.17%) BIG-IP
8 16 (34.04%) MPLS
9 13 (27.66%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (27.66%) Finance
10 12 (25.53%) CCNP
11 11 (23.40%) Linux
12 9 (19.15%) CCNA
12 9 (19.15%) HP
13 8 (17.02%) Wireless
13 8 (17.02%) Network Security
14 7 (14.89%) Load Balancing
14 7 (14.89%) VMware
14 7 (14.89%) WAN
14 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
14 7 (14.89%) LAN
14 7 (14.89%) Palo Alto
14 7 (14.89%) Data Centre
15 6 (12.77%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (12.77%) SIEM
15 6 (12.77%) NetApp
15 6 (12.77%) Unix
15 6 (12.77%) Banking

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Office
1 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (51.06%) Firewall
2 22 (46.81%) DNS
2 22 (46.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 21 (44.68%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (38.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 17 (36.17%) BIG-IP
6 16 (34.04%) MPLS
7 8 (17.02%) Network Security
7 8 (17.02%) Wireless
8 7 (14.89%) LAN
8 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
8 7 (14.89%) WAN
9 6 (12.77%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (10.64%) ATM
10 5 (10.64%) Internet
10 5 (10.64%) VPN
10 5 (10.64%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (10.64%) Wireshark
11 4 (8.51%) 3G
11 4 (8.51%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 13 (27.66%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Law
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Electronics
4 1 (2.13%) French Language
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.89%) Consultant
2 7 (14.89%) Network Specialist
2 7 (14.89%) Technical Specialist
3 4 (8.51%) Architect
3 4 (8.51%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (8.51%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Security Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Network Consultant
4 3 (6.38%) Network Security Consultant
4 3 (6.38%) Security Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Architect
5 2 (4.26%) Storage Architect
5 2 (4.26%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.26%) PKI
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Linux
2 6 (12.77%) Unix
3 4 (8.51%) Solaris
4 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) Load Balancing
2 6 (12.77%) SIEM
3 5 (10.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 4 (8.51%) ITIL
4 4 (8.51%) Network Load Balancing
4 4 (8.51%) Performance Optimisation
5 3 (6.38%) High Availability
5 3 (6.38%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.26%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.26%) Network Design
6 2 (4.26%) Network Management
6 2 (4.26%) Service Management
6 2 (4.26%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.13%) Change Management
7 1 (2.13%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.13%) Information Security
7 1 (2.13%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.13%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) C
1 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (25.53%) CCNP
3 9 (19.15%) CCNA
4 4 (8.51%) CCSE
5 3 (6.38%) CCIE
5 3 (6.38%) CCSA
5 3 (6.38%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.38%) SLA
3 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.13%) COBIT
4 1 (2.13%) HIPAA
4 1 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.38%) Firmware
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) Nessus
2 1 (2.13%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.13%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.13%) HP NNM
2 1 (2.13%) QRadar
Vendors
1 35 (74.47%) Cisco
2 25 (53.19%) CheckPoint
3 17 (36.17%) Blue Coat
4 9 (19.15%) HP
5 7 (14.89%) Palo Alto
5 7 (14.89%) VMware
6 6 (12.77%) NetApp
7 5 (10.64%) Aruba
7 5 (10.64%) Meraki
8 4 (8.51%) Brocade
8 4 (8.51%) Citrix
8 4 (8.51%) Oracle
9 3 (6.38%) Juniper
9 3 (6.38%) Red Hat
9 3 (6.38%) Splunk
10 2 (4.26%) Fortinet
10 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
10 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.13%) Avaya
11 1 (2.13%) Dell
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