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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 111 135 134
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -1
Contract jobs citing F5 22 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.87% 0.40% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 1.84% 0.81% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 5
Median daily rate £450 £345 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -10.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £309 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £403 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £347 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -10.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £31.24
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +28.06%
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
1196 1475 1373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 47.11% 49.35% 47.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 843 705
Median daily rate £386 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £478 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 134 138
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.46 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.83% +8.58%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +26 17 £450 +20.00%
Bedfordshire +8 4 £320 -6.90%
Suffolk - 1 £500 -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 31 (83.78%) Cisco
2 23 (62.16%) Cisco ASA
3 20 (54.05%) CheckPoint
4 19 (51.35%) DNS
4 19 (51.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 18 (48.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 18 (48.65%) BIG-IP
6 17 (45.95%) Blue Coat
7 15 (40.54%) MPLS
8 14 (37.84%) Finance
9 13 (35.14%) Firewall
10 12 (32.43%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (29.73%) Wireless
12 9 (24.32%) WAN
12 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (24.32%) Load Balancing
13 8 (21.62%) Data Centre
13 8 (21.62%) CCNP
13 8 (21.62%) LAN
13 8 (21.62%) VMware
14 7 (18.92%) CCNA
14 7 (18.92%) Palo Alto
14 7 (18.92%) Banking
15 6 (16.22%) Network Security
15 6 (16.22%) Citrix
16 5 (13.51%) ATM
16 5 (13.51%) HP
16 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
17 4 (10.81%) Brocade
17 4 (10.81%) Sourcefire

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 (2.70%) Apache
1 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 23 (62.16%) Cisco ASA
2 19 (51.35%) DNS
2 19 (51.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 18 (48.65%) BIG-IP
3 18 (48.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 15 (40.54%) MPLS
5 13 (35.14%) Firewall
6 12 (32.43%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (29.73%) Wireless
8 9 (24.32%) WAN
9 8 (21.62%) LAN
10 6 (16.22%) Network Security
11 5 (13.51%) ATM
11 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
12 4 (10.81%) Cisco Wireless
12 4 (10.81%) VoIP
13 3 (8.11%) 802.11
13 3 (8.11%) NetScaler
13 3 (8.11%) VLAN
13 3 (8.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (37.84%) Finance
2 7 (18.92%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Law
3 3 (8.11%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.70%) French Language
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Network Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Technical Specialist
4 5 (13.51%) Consultant
4 5 (13.51%) Network Specialist
5 4 (10.81%) Wireless Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Wireless Network Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Network Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) LAN Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Voice Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Voice Network Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) WAN Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.70%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) Clustering
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) Load Balancing
2 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
2 3 (8.11%) Network Design
2 3 (8.11%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (8.11%) Network Management
2 3 (8.11%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
3 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (5.41%) High Availability
3 2 (5.41%) ITIL
3 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.70%) Change Management
4 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.70%) Information Security
4 1 (2.70%) Migration
4 1 (2.70%) Network Planning
4 1 (2.70%) Operations Management
4 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.70%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) AWK
1 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.70%) Java
1 1 (2.70%) Perl
1 1 (2.70%) Python
1 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (21.62%) CCNP
3 7 (18.92%) CCNA
4 3 (8.11%) CCDA
4 3 (8.11%) CCDP
4 3 (8.11%) CCIE
5 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) Degree
6 1 (2.70%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO 8583
2 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Firmware
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (2.70%) Puppet
1 1 (2.70%) QRadar
1 1 (2.70%) Salt
Vendors
1 31 (83.78%) Cisco
2 20 (54.05%) CheckPoint
3 17 (45.95%) Blue Coat
4 8 (21.62%) VMware
5 7 (18.92%) Palo Alto
6 6 (16.22%) Citrix
7 5 (13.51%) HP
8 4 (10.81%) Brocade
8 4 (10.81%) Sourcefire
9 3 (8.11%) Aruba
9 3 (8.11%) IronPort
9 3 (8.11%) Juniper
9 3 (8.11%) Meraki
9 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
9 3 (8.11%) Splunk
10 2 (5.41%) Fortinet
11 1 (2.70%) FireEye
11 1 (2.70%) LogRhythm
11 1 (2.70%) NetApp
11 1 (2.70%) Riverbed