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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 256 290 299
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +9
Contract jobs citing F5 462 380 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.93% 0.74% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category 2.07% 1.66% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 239 183
Median daily rate £425 £407 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.42% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £285 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Median hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +84.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -30.00%
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
22357 22849 21863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.82% 44.28% 44.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13907 13748 12357
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 999 997
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -8 173 £475 +11.76% 23
South East -1 86 £365 -5.80% 20
Yorkshire +18 52 £400 -3.32% 5
West Midlands -15 37 £388 +24.00% 4
South West +17 35 £350 -17.64% 6
North West +31 33 £488 +62.50% 1
East of England +32 25 £488 +30.00% 3
North East -33 17 £500 +32.45% 1
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F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 566 (68.86%) Cisco
2 546 (66.42%) Firewall
3 302 (36.74%) CheckPoint
4 266 (32.36%) Cisco Certification
5 245 (29.81%) Juniper
6 225 (27.37%) Load Balancing
7 220 (26.76%) Data Centre
8 218 (26.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 212 (25.79%) Cisco ASA
10 208 (25.30%) BIG-IP
11 203 (24.70%) CCNP
12 195 (23.72%) Network Security
13 186 (22.63%) Cisco Nexus
14 180 (21.90%) WAN
15 179 (21.78%) Linux
16 164 (19.95%) LAN
16 164 (19.95%) Finance
17 152 (18.49%) DNS
18 150 (18.25%) ITIL
19 149 (18.13%) Windows
20 141 (17.15%) VPN
20 141 (17.15%) BGP
21 135 (16.42%) VMware
22 134 (16.30%) TCP/IP
23 124 (15.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
24 119 (14.48%) Blue Coat
25 118 (14.36%) Wireless
26 117 (14.23%) Unix
27 109 (13.26%) CCNA
28 108 (13.14%) 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 31 (3.77%) IIS
2 27 (3.28%) JBoss
2 27 (3.28%) Tomcat
3 26 (3.16%) WebLogic
4 25 (3.04%) Apache
5 18 (2.19%) iPlanet
6 17 (2.07%) MQSeries
7 16 (1.95%) OpenStack
8 13 (1.58%) Skype for Business
9 10 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
9 10 (1.22%) nginx
10 8 (0.97%) SharePoint
11 6 (0.73%) Confluence
11 6 (0.73%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.61%) GlassFish
13 4 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.49%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.36%) SAS
14 3 (0.36%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 20 (2.43%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.97%) ProjectWise
4 5 (0.61%) MS Office
5 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.12%) assyst
2 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.09%) IaaS
4 3 (0.36%) Rackspace Cloud
4 3 (0.36%) SaaS
5 2 (0.24%) iTunes
5 2 (0.24%) Office 365
5 2 (0.24%) Yammer
6 1 (0.12%) Google Play
6 1 (0.12%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 546 (66.42%) Firewall
2 218 (26.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 212 (25.79%) Cisco ASA
4 208 (25.30%) BIG-IP
5 195 (23.72%) Network Security
6 186 (22.63%) Cisco Nexus
7 180 (21.90%) WAN
8 164 (19.95%) LAN
9 152 (18.49%) DNS
10 141 (17.15%) BGP
10 141 (17.15%) VPN
11 134 (16.30%) TCP/IP
12 124 (15.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 118 (14.36%) Wireless
14 108 (13.14%) OSPF
15 97 (11.80%) MPLS
16 96 (11.68%) SSL
17 85 (10.34%) Internet
18 78 (9.49%) DHCP
19 77 (9.37%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.41%) Oracle Database
3 19 (2.31%) DB2
3 19 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (1.70%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.58%) MySQL
6 10 (1.22%) MongoDB
7 9 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
8 6 (0.73%) Redis
8 6 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.49%) Informix
9 4 (0.49%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.24%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.24%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.12%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 18 (2.19%) Git (software)
1 18 (2.19%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.46%) JIRA
2 12 (1.46%) Maven
3 9 (1.09%) Artifactory
3 9 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (1.09%) Gradle
3 9 (1.09%) TortoiseSVN
4 8 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (0.61%) Bower
5 5 (0.61%) Bundler
5 5 (0.61%) Firebug
5 5 (0.61%) Gerrit
5 5 (0.61%) Gitweb
5 5 (0.61%) Grunt
5 5 (0.61%) gulp
6 4 (0.49%) Travis CI
6 4 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.36%) Subversion
General
1 164 (19.95%) Finance
2 45 (5.47%) Banking
3 40 (4.87%) Telecoms
4 20 (2.43%) Retail
5 17 (2.07%) Law
6 16 (1.95%) Games
7 9 (1.09%) Legal
8 5 (0.61%) Billing
8 5 (0.61%) Marketing
9 4 (0.49%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.49%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.36%) French Language
10 3 (0.36%) Local Government
11 2 (0.24%) Back Office
11 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Electronics
12 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.12%) Publishing
12 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 304 (36.98%) Network Engineer
2 86 (10.46%) Security Engineer
3 83 (10.10%) Architect
4 81 (9.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 73 (8.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 61 (7.42%) Analyst
6 61 (7.42%) Network Security Engineer
7 57 (6.93%) Consultant
7 57 (6.93%) Senior Network Engineer
8 47 (5.72%) Network Architect
9 33 (4.01%) Security Architect
10 31 (3.77%) Support Engineer
11 27 (3.28%) Network Consultant
12 26 (3.16%) Network Analyst
13 25 (3.04%) Network Security Architect
13 25 (3.04%) Network Specialist
13 25 (3.04%) Technical Specialist
14 24 (2.92%) Administrator
14 24 (2.92%) Security Consultant
14 24 (2.92%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.38%) 802.1X
2 33 (4.01%) J2EE
3 29 (3.53%) CSS
4 26 (3.16%) Middleware
4 26 (3.16%) Web Services
5 24 (2.92%) JSP
6 19 (2.31%) Node.js
7 17 (2.07%) SOAP
8 11 (1.34%) REST
8 11 (1.34%) XML
9 9 (1.09%) AngularJS
9 9 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (1.09%) React
9 9 (1.09%) RESTful
10 8 (0.97%) jQuery
11 7 (0.85%) .NET
11 7 (0.85%) ActiveMQ
11 7 (0.85%) HTML
12 6 (0.73%) Oracle Fusion
12 6 (0.73%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 220 (26.76%) Data Centre
2 49 (5.96%) PKI
3 35 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (4.01%) Clustering
5 30 (3.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 23 (2.80%) YubiKey
7 22 (2.68%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.43%) Computer Science
9 18 (2.19%) DataPower
10 17 (2.07%) Algorithms
11 15 (1.82%) Private Cloud
12 13 (1.58%) iPad
13 12 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.46%) User Experience
14 8 (0.97%) Visualisation
15 6 (0.73%) MPEG
15 6 (0.73%) Replication
15 6 (0.73%) Streaming Media
16 5 (0.61%) Data Structures
16 5 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 179 (21.78%) Linux
2 149 (18.13%) Windows
3 117 (14.23%) Unix
4 61 (7.42%) Windows Server
5 46 (5.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (5.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (4.38%) AIX
8 35 (4.26%) Solaris
9 15 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (1.34%) CentOS
12 4 (0.49%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.12%) CatOS
15 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (27.37%) Load Balancing
2 150 (18.25%) ITIL
3 76 (9.25%) Network Design
3 76 (9.25%) Project Management
4 74 (9.00%) Change Management
5 61 (7.42%) High Availability
6 58 (7.06%) Migration
7 48 (5.84%) ITIL V3
7 48 (5.84%) Network Monitoring
8 42 (5.11%) Network Management
8 42 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 40 (4.87%) Change Control
10 39 (4.74%) Configuration Management
11 36 (4.38%) Service Delivery
12 35 (4.26%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 35 (4.26%) Two-Factor Authentication
13 32 (3.89%) DevOps
14 29 (3.53%) Capacity Planning
14 29 (3.53%) Kalman Filter
15 28 (3.41%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 67 (8.15%) Java
2 59 (7.18%) Perl
3 47 (5.72%) Python
4 36 (4.38%) SQL
5 30 (3.65%) PowerShell
6 23 (2.80%) Bash Shell
7 18 (2.19%) Shell Script
8 15 (1.82%) JavaScript
9 13 (1.58%) PHP
10 12 (1.46%) Ruby
11 5 (0.61%) Tcl
12 4 (0.49%) C
13 3 (0.36%) C++
13 3 (0.36%) Korn
14 2 (0.24%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.24%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.24%) VBScript
15 1 (0.12%) AWK
15 1 (0.12%) Lisp
15 1 (0.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 266 (32.36%) Cisco Certification
2 203 (24.70%) CCNP
3 109 (13.26%) CCNA
4 103 (12.53%) Security Cleared
5 92 (11.19%) SC Cleared
6 70 (8.52%) CCIE
7 45 (5.47%) Degree
8 39 (4.74%) JNCIS
9 35 (4.26%) CCSE
9 35 (4.26%) JNCIA
10 28 (3.41%) CCSA
11 26 (3.16%) CCDP
12 25 (3.04%) CCDA
13 21 (2.55%) CISSP
14 13 (1.58%) Check Point Certification
15 11 (1.34%) JNCIP
16 10 (1.22%) PMI Certification
17 9 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 7 (0.85%) PMP
19 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.20%) SLA
2 24 (2.92%) JSP 440
3 18 (2.19%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.61%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.36%) QA
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 94 (11.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (4.50%) Active Directory
3 30 (3.65%) ProxySG
4 27 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (2.19%) VMware ESX
6 12 (1.46%) Firmware
6 12 (1.46%) Samba
6 12 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.46%) vSphere
7 11 (1.34%) NFS
8 8 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.73%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.73%) KVM
10 5 (0.61%) Squid
10 5 (0.61%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.49%) Docker
11 4 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.49%) Snort
11 4 (0.49%) XenApp
12 3 (0.36%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 64 (7.79%) Nagios
2 54 (6.57%) Puppet
3 33 (4.01%) FortiGate
4 30 (3.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 27 (3.28%) Cisco Prime
6 21 (2.55%) Cacti
7 20 (2.43%) EMC NetWorker
8 19 (2.31%) OPNET
9 17 (2.07%) Ansible
10 16 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (1.95%) SolarWinds Orion
11 15 (1.82%) SCCM
12 9 (1.09%) SCOM
13 8 (0.97%) Graphite
14 7 (0.85%) Nexpose
14 7 (0.85%) Salt
14 7 (0.85%) WSUS
15 6 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
15 6 (0.73%) Grafana
15 6 (0.73%) OpenView
Vendors
1 566 (68.86%) Cisco
2 302 (36.74%) CheckPoint
3 245 (29.81%) Juniper
4 135 (16.42%) VMware
5 119 (14.48%) Blue Coat
6 107 (13.02%) Palo Alto
7 93 (11.31%) Red Hat
8 83 (10.10%) Oracle
9 76 (9.25%) SolarWinds
10 74 (9.00%) Fortinet
11 67 (8.15%) Microsoft
12 62 (7.54%) Riverbed
13 53 (6.45%) Citrix
14 44 (5.35%) HP
15 39 (4.74%) Nokia
16 35 (4.26%) TippingPoint
17 34 (4.14%) Aruba
18 29 (3.53%) Intel Security
18 29 (3.53%) NetApp
19 28 (3.41%) Brocade
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