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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 94 101 116
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +15
Contract jobs citing F5 27 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.20% 1.23% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 2.44% 2.63% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 15
Median daily rate £463 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £26.29
% change year-on-year
-61.11% +71.20%
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
1105 1217 1369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 48.98% 46.68% 46.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 647 842
Median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 141 121
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.58% +10.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +9 25 £463 -5.12% 1
Essex -3 1 £550 +33.33%
Bedfordshire -4 1 £415 -2.35% 2
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 46 (83.64%) Cisco
2 29 (52.73%) CheckPoint
3 23 (41.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 21 (38.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 21 (38.18%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (38.18%) Firewall
4 21 (38.18%) BIG-IP
5 20 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (32.73%) DNS
7 17 (30.91%) Data Centre
8 16 (29.09%) Cisco Nexus
8 16 (29.09%) Network Security
8 16 (29.09%) Blue Coat
9 15 (27.27%) WAN
9 15 (27.27%) Juniper
10 14 (25.45%) MPLS
10 14 (25.45%) BGP
11 13 (23.64%) OSPF
11 13 (23.64%) CCNP
11 13 (23.64%) LAN
11 13 (23.64%) Load Balancing
12 12 (21.82%) VMware
13 10 (18.18%) TCP/IP
14 9 (16.36%) Network Management
15 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
15 8 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (14.55%) Windows
15 8 (14.55%) Banking
16 7 (12.73%) IPsec
16 7 (12.73%) Information Security

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 3 (5.45%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (3.64%) iPlanet
2 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 23 (41.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 21 (38.18%) BIG-IP
2 21 (38.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 21 (38.18%) Firewall
3 20 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (32.73%) DNS
5 16 (29.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 16 (29.09%) Network Security
6 15 (27.27%) WAN
7 14 (25.45%) BGP
7 14 (25.45%) MPLS
8 13 (23.64%) LAN
8 13 (23.64%) OSPF
9 10 (18.18%) TCP/IP
10 7 (12.73%) IPsec
11 6 (10.91%) Spanning Tree
11 6 (10.91%) tcpdump
11 6 (10.91%) Wireless
11 6 (10.91%) Wireshark
12 4 (7.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (14.55%) Banking
2 5 (9.09%) Retail
3 4 (7.27%) Law
4 3 (5.45%) Finance
5 1 (1.82%) Legal
5 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (34.55%) Network Engineer
2 12 (21.82%) Consultant
3 11 (20.00%) Security Consultant
4 10 (18.18%) Network Specialist
5 7 (12.73%) Information Security Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Network Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Network Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Network Security Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Security Technical Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Technical Security Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (5.45%) Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Security Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (3.64%) Cisco Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) Web Services
2 5 (9.09%) JSP
3 2 (3.64%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.64%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.91%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.91%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (9.09%) VCE vBlock
5 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.82%) CMDB
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) PKI
5 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.55%) Windows
2 6 (10.91%) AIX
2 6 (10.91%) Linux
2 6 (10.91%) Solaris
2 6 (10.91%) Unix
2 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) Load Balancing
2 9 (16.36%) Network Management
3 7 (12.73%) Information Security
3 7 (12.73%) ITIL
3 7 (12.73%) SIEM
3 7 (12.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 6 (10.91%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (10.91%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (10.91%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (10.91%) Product Management
4 6 (10.91%) Server Virtualisation
4 6 (10.91%) Six Sigma
5 5 (9.09%) Converged Infrastructure
5 5 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 5 (9.09%) Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (9.09%) Project Management
6 2 (3.64%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.64%) Network Design
6 2 (3.64%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (3.64%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) Java
2 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (38.18%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (23.64%) CCNP
3 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
4 7 (12.73%) CCIE
4 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
5 6 (10.91%) CISSP
6 4 (7.27%) CCNA
7 2 (3.64%) CCDA
7 2 (3.64%) CCDP
8 1 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.73%) PCI DSS
2 5 (9.09%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (10.91%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.82%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) Nessus
2 3 (5.45%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (5.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.82%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.82%) PowerCLI
3 1 (1.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (83.64%) Cisco
2 29 (52.73%) CheckPoint
3 16 (29.09%) Blue Coat
4 15 (27.27%) Juniper
5 12 (21.82%) VMware
6 6 (10.91%) ArcSight
6 6 (10.91%) LogLogic
6 6 (10.91%) LogRhythm
6 6 (10.91%) Oracle
6 6 (10.91%) Red Hat
6 6 (10.91%) Splunk
6 6 (10.91%) Sun
7 5 (9.09%) Fortinet
7 5 (9.09%) Tripwire
8 3 (5.45%) Citrix
8 3 (5.45%) HP
8 3 (5.45%) Sourcefire
9 2 (3.64%) BEA
9 2 (3.64%) Huawei
9 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
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