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 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 273 306 354
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +48
Contract jobs citing F5 432 363 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.89% 0.71% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 2.00% 1.60% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 233 151
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £349 £390
% change year-on-year
+8.24% -10.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Median hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +110.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £31.24
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +28.06%
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
21622 22748 21954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.42% 44.74% 44.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13579 13652 12664
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 £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 1032 974
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.17 £41.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +8.82%

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 June 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 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
London -18 147 £439 +3.23% 25
South East +32 96 £375 -6.25% 15
South West +40 40 £350 -16.66% 4
Yorkshire +18 40 £400 +6.66% 9
North West +19 35 £475 - 1
West Midlands -30 35 £378 +17.96% 7
East of England +25 22 £450 +30.43% 1
North East -40 17 £500 +43.89% 1
East Midlands -5 1 £500 +22.85%
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for F5.

1 519 (68.83%) Cisco
2 492 (65.25%) Firewall
3 285 (37.80%) CheckPoint
4 256 (33.95%) Cisco Certification
5 208 (27.59%) Load Balancing
6 203 (26.92%) Juniper
6 203 (26.92%) Data Centre
7 201 (26.66%) Cisco ASA
8 192 (25.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 189 (25.07%) CCNP
10 185 (24.54%) Network Security
11 173 (22.94%) WAN
12 171 (22.68%) Cisco Nexus
13 167 (22.15%) LAN
14 162 (21.49%) BIG-IP
15 153 (20.29%) Linux
16 152 (20.16%) Finance
17 141 (18.70%) Windows
18 138 (18.30%) DNS
19 130 (17.24%) VPN
20 127 (16.84%) BGP
21 123 (16.31%) ITIL
22 121 (16.05%) TCP/IP
23 116 (15.38%) VMware
24 111 (14.72%) CCNA
25 108 (14.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
26 104 (13.79%) Unix
26 104 (13.79%) Blue Coat
27 102 (13.53%) Wireless
28 100 (13.26%) MPLS

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 25 (3.32%) IIS
2 21 (2.79%) JBoss
3 20 (2.65%) Apache
4 17 (2.25%) OpenStack
4 17 (2.25%) Tomcat
5 15 (1.99%) MQSeries
6 12 (1.59%) Skype for Business
6 12 (1.59%) WebLogic
7 8 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (1.06%) iPlanet
7 8 (1.06%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.80%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.66%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.40%) nginx
11 3 (0.40%) SAS
12 2 (0.27%) Confluence
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 18 (2.39%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.06%) ProjectWise
4 5 (0.66%) MS Office
5 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.46%) IaaS
3 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.53%) Office 365
5 3 (0.40%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.27%) SaaS
6 2 (0.27%) Yammer
7 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.13%) Google Play
7 1 (0.13%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.13%) iTunes
7 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 492 (65.25%) Firewall
2 201 (26.66%) Cisco ASA
3 192 (25.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 185 (24.54%) Network Security
5 173 (22.94%) WAN
6 171 (22.68%) Cisco Nexus
7 167 (22.15%) LAN
8 162 (21.49%) BIG-IP
9 138 (18.30%) DNS
10 130 (17.24%) VPN
11 127 (16.84%) BGP
12 121 (16.05%) TCP/IP
13 108 (14.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 102 (13.53%) Wireless
15 100 (13.26%) MPLS
16 95 (12.60%) OSPF
16 95 (12.60%) SSL
17 81 (10.74%) Internet
18 75 (9.95%) DHCP
19 68 (9.02%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.12%) DB2
3 14 (1.86%) Oracle Database
3 14 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (1.86%) Relational Database
4 12 (1.59%) MySQL
5 9 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
6 8 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.53%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.27%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.27%) Informix
10 2 (0.27%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.27%) Redis
11 1 (0.13%) Big Data
11 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 12 (1.59%) Maven
2 10 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (1.19%) Artifactory
3 9 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (1.19%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.19%) Gradle
3 9 (1.19%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.19%) TortoiseSVN
4 7 (0.93%) JIRA
5 3 (0.40%) Subversion
5 3 (0.40%) Travis CI
5 3 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.27%) Bower
6 2 (0.27%) Bundler
6 2 (0.27%) Firebug
6 2 (0.27%) Gerrit
6 2 (0.27%) Grunt
6 2 (0.27%) gulp
6 2 (0.27%) Hudson
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 152 (20.16%) Finance
2 38 (5.04%) Banking
3 35 (4.64%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.39%) Retail
5 17 (2.25%) Games
6 16 (2.12%) Law
7 11 (1.46%) Legal
8 5 (0.66%) Billing
9 4 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.40%) French Language
10 3 (0.40%) Local Government
10 3 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.40%) Marketing
11 2 (0.27%) Back Office
11 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.27%) Publishing
11 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Electronics
12 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 294 (38.99%) Network Engineer
2 84 (11.14%) Security Engineer
3 75 (9.95%) Cisco Engineer
4 67 (8.89%) Architect
4 67 (8.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 59 (7.82%) Analyst
5 59 (7.82%) Network Security Engineer
6 54 (7.16%) Senior Network Engineer
7 51 (6.76%) Consultant
8 37 (4.91%) Support Engineer
9 33 (4.38%) Network Architect
10 27 (3.58%) Security Analyst
11 26 (3.45%) Network Analyst
12 25 (3.32%) Security Consultant
13 24 (3.18%) Administrator
13 24 (3.18%) Network Support
13 24 (3.18%) Security Architect
13 24 (3.18%) Technical Specialist
14 23 (3.05%) Network Consultant
15 22 (2.92%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (4.24%) 802.1X
2 25 (3.32%) Web Services
3 20 (2.65%) J2EE
3 20 (2.65%) Middleware
4 19 (2.52%) CSS
5 16 (2.12%) SOAP
6 13 (1.72%) Node.js
7 10 (1.33%) JSP
7 10 (1.33%) REST
8 7 (0.93%) .NET
8 7 (0.93%) XML
9 5 (0.66%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (0.66%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.66%) jQuery
9 5 (0.66%) LAMP
9 5 (0.66%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (0.66%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 5 (0.66%) React
9 5 (0.66%) RESTful
10 4 (0.53%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 203 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 36 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.77%) PKI
3 29 (3.85%) Clustering
4 27 (3.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 24 (3.18%) Management Information System
6 20 (2.65%) Computer Science
7 19 (2.52%) Private Cloud
8 15 (1.99%) YubiKey
9 13 (1.72%) Algorithms
9 13 (1.72%) DataPower
10 12 (1.59%) iPad
11 11 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.19%) User Experience
13 7 (0.93%) Driving Licence
13 7 (0.93%) Online Games
13 7 (0.93%) Replication
14 6 (0.80%) Cryptography
14 6 (0.80%) MPEG
14 6 (0.80%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 153 (20.29%) Linux
2 141 (18.70%) Windows
3 104 (13.79%) Unix
4 60 (7.96%) Windows Server
5 46 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (2.79%) AIX
8 17 (2.25%) Solaris
9 14 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.93%) CentOS
12 4 (0.53%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.40%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.13%) Android
15 1 (0.13%) CatOS
15 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (27.59%) Load Balancing
2 123 (16.31%) ITIL
3 58 (7.69%) High Availability
3 58 (7.69%) Network Design
4 56 (7.43%) Change Management
5 54 (7.16%) Migration
6 52 (6.90%) Project Management
7 41 (5.44%) Network Monitoring
8 36 (4.77%) Network Management
8 36 (4.77%) Service Delivery
9 35 (4.64%) Change Control
10 33 (4.38%) Configuration Management
10 33 (4.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 32 (4.24%) ITIL V3
12 30 (3.98%) DevOps
13 28 (3.71%) Information Security
14 27 (3.58%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 27 (3.58%) Problem Management
14 27 (3.58%) Two-Factor Authentication
15 26 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 53 (7.03%) Perl
2 46 (6.10%) Java
2 46 (6.10%) Python
3 38 (5.04%) SQL
4 31 (4.11%) PowerShell
5 23 (3.05%) Bash Shell
6 16 (2.12%) Shell Script
7 12 (1.59%) Ruby
8 9 (1.19%) JavaScript
9 7 (0.93%) PHP
10 6 (0.80%) Tcl
11 4 (0.53%) C
12 3 (0.40%) C++
12 3 (0.40%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.27%) VBScript
14 1 (0.13%) AWK
14 1 (0.13%) Korn
14 1 (0.13%) Lisp
14 1 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 256 (33.95%) Cisco Certification
2 189 (25.07%) CCNP
3 111 (14.72%) CCNA
4 82 (10.88%) Security Cleared
5 74 (9.81%) SC Cleared
6 66 (8.75%) CCIE
7 39 (5.17%) Degree
8 36 (4.77%) CCSE
9 29 (3.85%) CCSA
10 27 (3.58%) JNCIS
11 23 (3.05%) CCDP
12 22 (2.92%) CCDA
12 22 (2.92%) JNCIA
13 18 (2.39%) CISSP
14 14 (1.86%) Check Point Certification
15 11 (1.46%) JNCIP
16 9 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 6 (0.80%) PMI Certification
18 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
19 4 (0.53%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.23%) SLA
2 16 (2.12%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.72%) JSP 440
4 7 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.66%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.27%) QA
8 1 (0.13%) COBIT
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 79 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (4.77%) Active Directory
3 28 (3.71%) ProxySG
3 28 (3.71%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (2.65%) VMware ESX
5 13 (1.72%) vSphere
6 12 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.46%) Firmware
7 11 (1.46%) Samba
8 9 (1.19%) NFS
9 8 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.93%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.66%) KVM
12 4 (0.53%) Docker
12 4 (0.53%) Snort
12 4 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.53%) XenApp
12 4 (0.53%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.40%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 50 (6.63%) Nagios
1 50 (6.63%) Puppet
2 31 (4.11%) FortiGate
3 30 (3.98%) Cisco Prime
4 18 (2.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 16 (2.12%) Cacti
6 15 (1.99%) SolarWinds Orion
7 14 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (1.59%) OPNET
8 12 (1.59%) SCCM
9 10 (1.33%) Ansible
10 8 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
10 8 (1.06%) OpenView
10 8 (1.06%) Salt
11 7 (0.93%) Nexpose
12 6 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (0.80%) SCOM
13 5 (0.66%) Opsview
13 5 (0.66%) WhatsUp Gold
13 5 (0.66%) WSUS
Vendors
1 519 (68.83%) Cisco
2 285 (37.80%) CheckPoint
3 203 (26.92%) Juniper
4 116 (15.38%) VMware
5 104 (13.79%) Blue Coat
6 82 (10.88%) Palo Alto
7 68 (9.02%) Red Hat
8 65 (8.62%) Fortinet
9 62 (8.22%) Microsoft
10 61 (8.09%) Oracle
11 57 (7.56%) SolarWinds
12 49 (6.50%) HP
13 44 (5.84%) Riverbed
14 42 (5.57%) Citrix
15 37 (4.91%) Nokia
16 28 (3.71%) NetApp
17 27 (3.58%) Intel Security
18 25 (3.32%) IBM
19 24 (3.18%) Brocade
20 23 (3.05%) Sourcefire
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