The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 279 264 315
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +51
Contract jobs citing F5 391 415 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.80% 0.84% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 1.80% 1.87% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 265 170
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.83 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.54% +52.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +52.77%
F5
UK

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

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
21674 22150 21769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.14% 45.03% 44.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13555 13030 12603
Median daily rate £413 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 703 1011 1007
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £37.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.56
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.53%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in England

F5
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

F5 Daily Rate Trend in England

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the England region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in England

F5
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in England

F5
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 24 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
London -66 130 £425 +6.25% 40
South East +3 91 £380 -1.93% 21
Yorkshire +32 56 £400 +15.10% 8
South West +28 32 £358 -31.90% 3
East of England -1 23 £483 +28.66% 4
West Midlands -31 22 £362 +8.13% 6
North West +5 21 £405 -19.00% 3
North East -45 11 £500 +43.89%
East Midlands +10 4 £500 +17.64%
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for F5.

1 526 (71.37%) Cisco
2 450 (61.06%) Firewall
3 283 (38.40%) CheckPoint
4 257 (34.87%) Cisco Certification
5 195 (26.46%) Load Balancing
6 194 (26.32%) Data Centre
7 192 (26.05%) Cisco ASA
8 189 (25.64%) Network Security
9 183 (24.83%) Cisco Nexus
9 183 (24.83%) CCNP
10 175 (23.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 172 (23.34%) LAN
12 169 (22.93%) Juniper
13 163 (22.12%) WAN
14 162 (21.98%) Finance
15 144 (19.54%) Linux
16 139 (18.86%) BIG-IP
17 137 (18.59%) DNS
18 126 (17.10%) VPN
18 126 (17.10%) Windows
19 123 (16.69%) BGP
20 118 (16.01%) TCP/IP
21 116 (15.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
22 113 (15.33%) Blue Coat
23 111 (15.06%) ITIL
24 103 (13.98%) Unix
24 103 (13.98%) MPLS
25 102 (13.84%) CCNA
25 102 (13.84%) VMware
26 97 (13.16%) OSPF

F5
Top Related IT Skills in 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 21 (2.85%) IIS
2 17 (2.31%) OpenStack
3 15 (2.04%) Apache
3 15 (2.04%) MQSeries
4 14 (1.90%) Skype for Business
5 13 (1.76%) JBoss
6 11 (1.49%) Node.js
6 11 (1.49%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.49%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (1.09%) iPlanet
8 8 (1.09%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.95%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.54%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.41%) SAS
13 3 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (2.31%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.22%) ProjectWise
3 6 (0.81%) MS Office
3 6 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.04%) IaaS
3 9 (1.22%) Office 365
4 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.54%) PaaS
6 3 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.41%) Rackspace Cloud
6 3 (0.41%) SaaS
7 2 (0.27%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.27%) Yammer
8 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.14%) Google Play
8 1 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.14%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 450 (61.06%) Firewall
2 192 (26.05%) Cisco ASA
3 189 (25.64%) Network Security
4 183 (24.83%) Cisco Nexus
5 175 (23.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 172 (23.34%) LAN
7 163 (22.12%) WAN
8 139 (18.86%) BIG-IP
9 137 (18.59%) DNS
10 126 (17.10%) VPN
11 123 (16.69%) BGP
12 118 (16.01%) TCP/IP
13 116 (15.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 103 (13.98%) MPLS
15 97 (13.16%) OSPF
16 89 (12.08%) Wireless
17 88 (11.94%) SSL
18 74 (10.04%) DHCP
19 73 (9.91%) Internet
20 62 (8.41%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.07%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.90%) DB2
2 14 (1.90%) Oracle Database
3 13 (1.76%) MySQL
4 11 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
6 7 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.54%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.41%) Informix
8 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.27%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.27%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.27%) Redis
10 1 (0.14%) Big Data
10 1 (0.14%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 11 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (1.36%) Maven
3 9 (1.22%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.95%) Artifactory
4 7 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (0.95%) Gradle
4 7 (0.95%) TortoiseSVN
5 6 (0.81%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.54%) JIRA
7 3 (0.41%) Subversion
7 3 (0.41%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.27%) Hudson
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.27%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.14%) Gitweb
9 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 162 (21.98%) Finance
2 49 (6.65%) Banking
3 42 (5.70%) Telecoms
4 21 (2.85%) Games
5 17 (2.31%) Retail
6 14 (1.90%) Law
7 11 (1.49%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.95%) Legal
9 5 (0.68%) Billing
9 5 (0.68%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.54%) Local Government
11 3 (0.41%) French Language
11 3 (0.41%) Marketing
12 2 (0.27%) Back Office
12 2 (0.27%) Electronics
12 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.27%) Publishing
12 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 294 (39.89%) Network Engineer
2 88 (11.94%) Security Engineer
3 79 (10.72%) Cisco Engineer
4 72 (9.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 64 (8.68%) Network Security Engineer
6 63 (8.55%) Analyst
7 55 (7.46%) Architect
8 47 (6.38%) Consultant
9 45 (6.11%) Support Engineer
10 44 (5.97%) Senior Network Engineer
11 35 (4.75%) Network Support
12 31 (4.21%) Network Analyst
13 27 (3.66%) Security Analyst
14 24 (3.26%) Design Engineer
14 24 (3.26%) IP Engineer
14 24 (3.26%) Network Support Engineer
14 24 (3.26%) Security Consultant
15 23 (3.12%) Administrator
16 22 (2.99%) Technical Specialist
17 21 (2.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.53%) Web Services
2 22 (2.99%) 802.1X
3 19 (2.58%) J2EE
3 19 (2.58%) SOAP
4 17 (2.31%) Middleware
5 13 (1.76%) REST
6 8 (1.09%) JSP
7 7 (0.95%) .NET
7 7 (0.95%) XML
8 6 (0.81%) CSS
9 5 (0.68%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 4 (0.54%) LAMP
10 4 (0.54%) OAuth
10 4 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (0.41%) Ajax
11 3 (0.41%) EJB
11 3 (0.41%) Hibernate
11 3 (0.41%) Java EE
11 3 (0.41%) jQuery
11 3 (0.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 194 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 36 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.93%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.66%) Clustering
5 25 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 25 (3.39%) PKI
6 23 (3.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 17 (2.31%) Private Cloud
8 12 (1.63%) Driving Licence
8 12 (1.63%) iPad
9 11 (1.49%) Algorithms
9 11 (1.49%) DataPower
10 10 (1.36%) Cryptography
11 9 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.22%) Replication
12 8 (1.09%) e-Health
12 8 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.95%) Online Games
14 6 (0.81%) MPEG
14 6 (0.81%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 144 (19.54%) Linux
2 126 (17.10%) Windows
3 103 (13.98%) Unix
4 51 (6.92%) Windows Server
5 42 (5.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (2.58%) AIX
8 17 (2.31%) Solaris
9 11 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.95%) CentOS
12 4 (0.54%) Android
12 4 (0.54%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.41%) VMS
13 3 (0.41%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.14%) CatOS
15 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (26.46%) Load Balancing
2 111 (15.06%) ITIL
3 57 (7.73%) High Availability
4 56 (7.60%) Project Management
5 55 (7.46%) Change Management
6 53 (7.19%) Migration
7 47 (6.38%) Network Design
8 35 (4.75%) DevOps
8 35 (4.75%) Service Delivery
9 34 (4.61%) Problem Management
10 30 (4.07%) Configuration Management
10 30 (4.07%) Network Monitoring
11 29 (3.93%) Network Management
12 27 (3.66%) Root Cause Analysis
13 26 (3.53%) Information Security
14 25 (3.39%) Change Control
14 25 (3.39%) Incident Management
15 22 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
15 22 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
16 21 (2.85%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (6.92%) Python
2 48 (6.51%) Perl
3 42 (5.70%) Java
4 31 (4.21%) SQL
5 28 (3.80%) PowerShell
6 25 (3.39%) Bash Shell
7 12 (1.63%) Ruby
7 12 (1.63%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.22%) Tcl
9 7 (0.95%) C
10 6 (0.81%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.68%) PHP
12 4 (0.54%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.41%) C++
14 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.27%) VBScript
15 1 (0.14%) AWK
15 1 (0.14%) Korn
15 1 (0.14%) Lisp
15 1 (0.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 257 (34.87%) Cisco Certification
2 183 (24.83%) CCNP
3 102 (13.84%) CCNA
4 67 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 64 (8.68%) CCIE
6 59 (8.01%) SC Cleared
7 46 (6.24%) Degree
8 40 (5.43%) CCSE
9 32 (4.34%) CCSA
10 23 (3.12%) CISSP
11 19 (2.58%) CCDP
11 19 (2.58%) Check Point Certification
12 17 (2.31%) JNCIS
13 15 (2.04%) CCDA
14 14 (1.90%) JNCIP
15 8 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (0.95%) JNCIA
17 6 (0.81%) HND
18 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
18 5 (0.68%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.38%) SLA
2 24 (3.26%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.09%) JSP 440
4 6 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.68%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.27%) COBIT
7 2 (0.27%) QA
8 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 68 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (5.16%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.85%) ProxySG
3 21 (2.85%) VMware ESX
4 13 (1.76%) Firmware
5 12 (1.63%) vSphere
6 11 (1.49%) Samba
7 10 (1.36%) NFS
8 9 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.09%) Snort
10 7 (0.95%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.95%) KVM
11 4 (0.54%) Docker
11 4 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.54%) XenApp
11 4 (0.54%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.41%) oVirt
13 2 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 50 (6.78%) Puppet
2 45 (6.11%) Nagios
3 40 (5.43%) FortiGate
4 35 (4.75%) Cisco Prime
5 18 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 13 (1.76%) SolarWinds Orion
8 12 (1.63%) OpenView
9 10 (1.36%) Cacti
10 9 (1.22%) Salt
11 8 (1.09%) Ansible
11 8 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
12 7 (0.95%) Proventia
12 7 (0.95%) SCCM
13 6 (0.81%) Opsview
14 5 (0.68%) Graphite
15 4 (0.54%) NetBackup
15 4 (0.54%) RSA Security Analytics
16 3 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
16 3 (0.41%) OPNET
Vendors
1 526 (71.37%) Cisco
2 283 (38.40%) CheckPoint
3 169 (22.93%) Juniper
4 113 (15.33%) Blue Coat
5 102 (13.84%) VMware
6 66 (8.96%) Red Hat
7 64 (8.68%) Palo Alto
8 62 (8.41%) Microsoft
9 58 (7.87%) Oracle
10 56 (7.60%) HP
11 51 (6.92%) Fortinet
12 43 (5.83%) SolarWinds
13 35 (4.75%) Citrix
14 32 (4.34%) Nokia
15 31 (4.21%) NetApp
16 29 (3.93%) Riverbed
17 28 (3.80%) IBM
18 22 (2.99%) Brocade
19 18 (2.44%) Aruba
20 14 (1.90%) Cyberoam
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £430 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £35.5 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
AAP3
Rate: £27 - £36 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £280 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
aap3
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
TDA Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £470 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Huxley
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago