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 January 2017 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
UK / England
Rank 255 282 226
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -56
Contract jobs citing F5 370 346 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.89% 0.76% 1.01%
As % of the Vendors category 1.97% 1.76% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 204 325
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £26.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +71.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £38.14
% change year-on-year
- +17.97%

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
18774 19708 20813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.20% 43.03% 45.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11666 11753 12409
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 662 805 918
Median hourly rate £19.77 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.14% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.42 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.63 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.20 £23.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-20.89% +33.33%

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 January 2017.

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 January 2017. 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 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
South East +34 104 £425 +21.42% 9
London -29 96 £450 +5.88% 23
Yorkshire +5 45 £375 +7.14% 1
North East +15 29 £373 -0.66%
East of England +1 26 £450 -1.09% 3
West Midlands +13 21 £385 -12.00% 4
South West +12 21 £375 - 7
North West +26 19 £350 -30.00% 2
East Midlands -1 9 £488 +21.87% 1
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 595 (77.68%) Cisco
2 468 (61.10%) Firewall
3 295 (38.51%) CheckPoint
4 269 (35.12%) Cisco Certification
5 249 (32.51%) Juniper
6 216 (28.20%) Cisco ASA
7 204 (26.63%) Data Centre
8 194 (25.33%) Load Balancing
9 190 (24.80%) WAN
10 188 (24.54%) CCNP
11 180 (23.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 175 (22.85%) LAN
13 173 (22.58%) Cisco Nexus
14 167 (21.80%) Network Security
15 149 (19.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 148 (19.32%) Security Cleared
17 134 (17.49%) ITIL
18 130 (16.97%) TCP/IP
19 129 (16.84%) Finance
20 128 (16.71%) SC Cleared
21 120 (15.67%) Palo Alto
22 119 (15.54%) Blue Coat
23 117 (15.27%) Wireless
23 117 (15.27%) BIG-IP
24 113 (14.75%) Linux
25 111 (14.49%) DNS
26 109 (14.23%) VPN
27 108 (14.10%) BGP
28 105 (13.71%) MPLS
29 104 (13.58%) Unix

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 54 (7.05%) WebLogic
2 49 (6.40%) Apache
3 45 (5.87%) Tomcat
4 38 (4.96%) iPlanet
5 34 (4.44%) JBoss
6 27 (3.52%) Oracle Application Server
7 16 (2.09%) IIS
8 13 (1.70%) WebSphere
9 11 (1.44%) CMS
10 8 (1.04%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.78%) SharePoint
11 6 (0.78%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.52%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.52%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
13 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.22%) MS Office
3 10 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.52%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 47 (6.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (5.09%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.22%) Akamai
4 7 (0.91%) Office 365
5 6 (0.78%) GitHub
5 6 (0.78%) IaaS
5 6 (0.78%) PaaS
6 4 (0.52%) SaaS
7 3 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.26%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 468 (61.10%) Firewall
2 216 (28.20%) Cisco ASA
3 190 (24.80%) WAN
4 180 (23.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 175 (22.85%) LAN
6 173 (22.58%) Cisco Nexus
7 167 (21.80%) Network Security
8 149 (19.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 130 (16.97%) TCP/IP
10 117 (15.27%) BIG-IP
10 117 (15.27%) Wireless
11 111 (14.49%) DNS
12 109 (14.23%) VPN
13 108 (14.10%) BGP
14 105 (13.71%) MPLS
15 100 (13.05%) OSPF
16 74 (9.66%) IPsec
17 65 (8.49%) SSL
18 53 (6.92%) DHCP
19 51 (6.66%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.66%) Oracle Database
1 28 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.57%) MySQL
3 8 (1.04%) RDBMS
3 8 (1.04%) Relational Database
4 6 (0.78%) BODI
4 6 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (0.65%) Redis
6 4 (0.52%) DB2
6 4 (0.52%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.39%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.39%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.26%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.26%) Informix
8 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 13 (1.70%) JIRA
3 7 (0.91%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (0.78%) Subversion
4 6 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (0.65%) Hudson
5 5 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.52%) GoCD
7 3 (0.39%) AppScan
7 3 (0.39%) Introscope
7 3 (0.39%) Selenium
8 2 (0.26%) JMeter
8 2 (0.26%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.13%) Firebug
9 1 (0.13%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.13%) MSI
General
1 129 (16.84%) Finance
2 54 (7.05%) Telecoms
3 42 (5.48%) Banking
4 17 (2.22%) Retail
5 10 (1.31%) Law
5 10 (1.31%) Legal
6 6 (0.78%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.52%) Marketing
9 2 (0.26%) Billing
9 2 (0.26%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.13%) Advertising
10 1 (0.13%) Back Office
10 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.13%) French Language
10 1 (0.13%) Games
10 1 (0.13%) International Banking
10 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 288 (37.60%) Network Engineer
2 98 (12.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 89 (11.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 88 (11.49%) Consultant
5 83 (10.84%) Architect
6 68 (8.88%) Security Engineer
7 57 (7.44%) Network Security Engineer
8 54 (7.05%) Analyst
9 53 (6.92%) Network Architect
10 44 (5.74%) Network Consultant
10 44 (5.74%) Senior Network Engineer
11 41 (5.35%) Network Specialist
12 38 (4.96%) Network Analyst
13 35 (4.57%) Firewall Engineer
13 35 (4.57%) Security Consultant
14 22 (2.87%) Administrator
14 22 (2.87%) Security Specialist
15 20 (2.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (2.61%) Support Engineer
16 19 (2.48%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (5.74%) J2EE
2 28 (3.66%) 802.1X
3 24 (3.13%) Web Services
4 19 (2.48%) Middleware
5 17 (2.22%) CSS
6 13 (1.70%) .NET
7 11 (1.44%) XML
8 10 (1.31%) JSP
9 7 (0.91%) HTML
9 7 (0.91%) WebCenter
10 6 (0.78%) jQuery
11 5 (0.65%) ActiveMQ
11 5 (0.65%) Ajax
11 5 (0.65%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.52%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (0.52%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 4 (0.52%) REST
12 4 (0.52%) XSL
13 3 (0.39%) AngularJS
13 3 (0.39%) React
Miscellaneous
1 204 (26.63%) Data Centre
2 46 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (5.09%) Clustering
4 35 (4.57%) Computer Science
5 25 (3.26%) Management Information System
6 22 (2.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 16 (2.09%) PKI
8 13 (1.70%) Driving Licence
8 13 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.44%) IVR
11 10 (1.31%) iPad
12 9 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
13 7 (0.91%) e-Health
13 7 (0.91%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.91%) VCE vBlock
14 6 (0.78%) Security Operations Centre
14 6 (0.78%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.78%) Wiki
15 5 (0.65%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 113 (14.75%) Linux
2 104 (13.58%) Unix
3 102 (13.32%) Windows
4 51 (6.66%) Solaris
5 33 (4.31%) Windows Server
6 29 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (2.87%) AIX
9 17 (2.22%) HPUX
10 12 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (1.31%) SUSE
11 10 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.52%) CentOS
13 3 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.39%) Debian
13 3 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.26%) Android
14 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (25.33%) Load Balancing
2 134 (17.49%) ITIL
3 92 (12.01%) Network Design
4 69 (9.01%) High Availability
5 61 (7.96%) Migration
6 51 (6.66%) Service Management
7 43 (5.61%) Change Management
8 41 (5.35%) Network Management
8 41 (5.35%) Project Management
9 40 (5.22%) Information Security
10 32 (4.18%) Incident Management
10 32 (4.18%) Kalman Filter
11 31 (4.05%) ITSM
12 29 (3.79%) Change Control
13 28 (3.66%) Network Architecture
13 28 (3.66%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 27 (3.52%) Service Delivery
15 26 (3.39%) DevOps
16 24 (3.13%) Problem Management
17 23 (3.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 36 (4.70%) Java
2 27 (3.52%) PowerShell
3 22 (2.87%) Perl
3 22 (2.87%) SQL
4 21 (2.74%) Python
5 18 (2.35%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.17%) Ruby
7 8 (1.04%) Go
8 6 (0.78%) C
9 5 (0.65%) C#
10 4 (0.52%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.52%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.39%) PHP
11 3 (0.39%) VBScript
12 2 (0.26%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.13%) C++
13 1 (0.13%) Korn
13 1 (0.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 269 (35.12%) Cisco Certification
2 188 (24.54%) CCNP
3 148 (19.32%) Security Cleared
4 128 (16.71%) SC Cleared
5 93 (12.14%) CCNA
6 90 (11.75%) CCIE
7 38 (4.96%) CCDP
7 38 (4.96%) Degree
8 36 (4.70%) JNCIA
9 35 (4.57%) CCSA
10 33 (4.31%) CCSE
11 27 (3.52%) JNCIE
12 24 (3.13%) CCIP
13 21 (2.74%) CISSP
14 20 (2.61%) HP ASE
14 20 (2.61%) HP MASE
15 16 (2.09%) JNCIP
16 12 (1.57%) JNCIS
17 10 (1.31%) CCSP
18 8 (1.04%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.14%) PCI DSS
2 30 (3.92%) SLA
3 21 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (2.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.17%) JSP 440
6 8 (1.04%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.39%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.39%) QA
8 2 (0.26%) GPG13
8 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 52 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (3.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 17 (2.22%) Active Directory
4 15 (1.96%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.17%) ProxySG
6 8 (1.04%) Firmware
6 8 (1.04%) vSphere
7 6 (0.78%) Docker
7 6 (0.78%) XenApp
8 5 (0.65%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.52%) vCloud
9 4 (0.52%) XenServer
10 3 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.39%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.26%) KVM
11 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 43 (5.61%) FortiGate
2 20 (2.61%) Puppet
3 19 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (2.22%) Ansible
5 16 (2.09%) Nexpose
6 12 (1.57%) Cisco Prime
6 12 (1.57%) Nagios
7 11 (1.44%) OpenView
8 10 (1.31%) EMC NetWorker
8 10 (1.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 9 (1.17%) Nessus
10 8 (1.04%) ITRS Geneos
10 8 (1.04%) QRadar
11 7 (0.91%) Terraform
12 6 (0.78%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.78%) OPNET
13 5 (0.65%) CA Spectrum
13 5 (0.65%) Cacti
13 5 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
14 4 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 595 (77.68%) Cisco
2 295 (38.51%) CheckPoint
3 249 (32.51%) Juniper
4 120 (15.67%) Palo Alto
5 119 (15.54%) Blue Coat
6 92 (12.01%) VMware
7 79 (10.31%) Fortinet
8 69 (9.01%) Oracle
9 66 (8.62%) HP
10 62 (8.09%) Microsoft
11 60 (7.83%) Aruba
11 60 (7.83%) Riverbed
12 56 (7.31%) Red Hat
13 43 (5.61%) Sun
14 42 (5.48%) SolarWinds
15 39 (5.09%) Brocade
16 36 (4.70%) Splunk
17 32 (4.18%) Intel Security
17 32 (4.18%) TippingPoint
18 31 (4.05%) Citrix
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