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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 297 258 342
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +84
Contract jobs citing F5 371 436 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.86% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 1.65% 1.90% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 264 145
Median daily rate £400 £380 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £279 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £401
% change year-on-year
+1.97% -5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Median hourly rate £30.00 £51.67 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.93% +72.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £51.67 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-24.51% +72.21%
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
22424 22990 22410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.00% 45.36% 45.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13988 13379 12931
Median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 705 1002 1002
Median hourly rate £18.28 £18.55 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.48% +3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.02 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 4 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 4 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 -57 122 £423 +5.62% 14
South East +2 100 £388 +2.64% 21
Yorkshire +10 55 £376 +1.00% 9
South West +20 24 £393 -1.87% 4
East of England -13 23 £483 +13.52% 3
West Midlands -45 17 £375 +10.29% 10
North West +1 12 £378 -24.40% 3
North East -28 10 £500 +43.89% 1
East Midlands +5 6 £500 +25.00% 1
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 529 (71.97%) Cisco
2 441 (60.00%) Firewall
3 273 (37.14%) CheckPoint
4 250 (34.01%) Cisco Certification
5 199 (27.07%) Load Balancing
6 194 (26.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 193 (26.26%) Network Security
8 190 (25.85%) Cisco ASA
9 187 (25.44%) CCNP
10 181 (24.63%) Data Centre
11 179 (24.35%) Cisco Nexus
12 176 (23.95%) LAN
13 174 (23.67%) WAN
14 164 (22.31%) Finance
15 155 (21.09%) Juniper
16 146 (19.86%) BIG-IP
17 145 (19.73%) DNS
18 132 (17.96%) VPN
19 129 (17.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 128 (17.41%) Linux
21 127 (17.28%) BGP
22 120 (16.33%) Windows
23 118 (16.05%) TCP/IP
24 117 (15.92%) Blue Coat
25 103 (14.01%) ITIL
26 102 (13.88%) OSPF
27 101 (13.74%) Unix
28 98 (13.33%) MPLS
29 97 (13.20%) VMware
30 96 (13.06%) CCNA

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 18 (2.45%) OpenStack
2 17 (2.31%) IIS
2 17 (2.31%) Skype for Business
3 13 (1.77%) JBoss
4 12 (1.63%) MQSeries
5 11 (1.50%) Apache
5 11 (1.50%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.50%) WebLogic
6 10 (1.36%) Cloud Foundry
6 10 (1.36%) Node.js
7 8 (1.09%) MS Exchange
8 7 (0.95%) iPlanet
9 6 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.82%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.54%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.41%) SAS
12 3 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.27%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 14 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.50%) ProjectWise
3 7 (0.95%) MS Office
4 6 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.04%) IaaS
2 13 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.22%) Office 365
4 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.41%) PaaS
5 3 (0.41%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.27%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.27%) SaaS
6 2 (0.27%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 441 (60.00%) Firewall
2 194 (26.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 193 (26.26%) Network Security
4 190 (25.85%) Cisco ASA
5 179 (24.35%) Cisco Nexus
6 176 (23.95%) LAN
7 174 (23.67%) WAN
8 146 (19.86%) BIG-IP
9 145 (19.73%) DNS
10 132 (17.96%) VPN
11 129 (17.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 127 (17.28%) BGP
13 118 (16.05%) TCP/IP
14 102 (13.88%) OSPF
15 98 (13.33%) MPLS
16 94 (12.79%) SSL
17 77 (10.48%) Internet
17 77 (10.48%) Wireless
18 75 (10.20%) DHCP
19 73 (9.93%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 13 (1.77%) DB2
3 13 (1.77%) MySQL
4 11 (1.50%) Relational Database
5 7 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
6 6 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (0.54%) Informix
8 4 (0.54%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.41%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.27%) Big Data
10 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.27%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (1.09%) Maven
3 7 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (0.95%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.82%) Artifactory
4 6 (0.82%) Gradle
4 6 (0.82%) TortoiseSVN
5 5 (0.68%) JIRA
6 4 (0.54%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.54%) Subversion
7 3 (0.41%) Hudson
7 3 (0.41%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 164 (22.31%) Finance
2 48 (6.53%) Banking
3 43 (5.85%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.99%) Games
5 18 (2.45%) Retail
6 16 (2.18%) Law
7 13 (1.77%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.09%) Legal
9 5 (0.68%) Billing
9 5 (0.68%) Local Government
9 5 (0.68%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.54%) Marketing
11 3 (0.41%) Electronics
11 3 (0.41%) French Language
11 3 (0.41%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.27%) Back Office
12 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.27%) Publishing
12 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 303 (41.22%) Network Engineer
2 96 (13.06%) Security Engineer
3 82 (11.16%) Cisco Engineer
4 75 (10.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 72 (9.80%) Network Security Engineer
6 57 (7.76%) Analyst
7 49 (6.67%) Architect
8 47 (6.39%) Consultant
9 42 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
9 42 (5.71%) Support Engineer
10 33 (4.49%) Network Support
11 32 (4.35%) Network Analyst
12 26 (3.54%) Administrator
13 25 (3.40%) Design Engineer
14 23 (3.13%) IP Engineer
14 23 (3.13%) Network Specialist
14 23 (3.13%) Security Consultant
15 22 (2.99%) Network Support Engineer
15 22 (2.99%) Security Analyst
15 22 (2.99%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.54%) Web Services
2 19 (2.59%) SOAP
3 16 (2.18%) J2EE
3 16 (2.18%) Middleware
4 15 (2.04%) 802.1X
5 14 (1.90%) REST
6 7 (0.95%) CSS
6 7 (0.95%) JSP
7 6 (0.82%) .NET
8 5 (0.68%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 4 (0.54%) OAuth
9 4 (0.54%) XML
10 3 (0.41%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.41%) SAML
11 2 (0.27%) EJB 3.0
11 2 (0.27%) JPA
11 2 (0.27%) RESTful
11 2 (0.27%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 181 (24.63%) Data Centre
2 30 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.81%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.67%) Clustering
5 24 (3.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 21 (2.86%) Computer Science
7 19 (2.59%) PKI
7 19 (2.59%) Private Cloud
8 13 (1.77%) Algorithms
9 11 (1.50%) Driving Licence
10 10 (1.36%) Cryptography
10 10 (1.36%) iPad
11 9 (1.22%) DataPower
11 9 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.09%) e-Health
12 8 (1.09%) Replication
13 7 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.95%) Online Games
14 6 (0.82%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.82%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 128 (17.41%) Linux
2 120 (16.33%) Windows
3 101 (13.74%) Unix
4 49 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 41 (5.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (2.45%) Solaris
8 17 (2.31%) AIX
9 10 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.82%) CentOS
12 5 (0.68%) Android
13 4 (0.54%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.41%) VMS
14 3 (0.41%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.27%) CatOS
16 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (27.07%) Load Balancing
2 103 (14.01%) ITIL
3 60 (8.16%) High Availability
4 51 (6.94%) Change Management
4 51 (6.94%) Migration
4 51 (6.94%) Project Management
5 42 (5.71%) Network Design
6 35 (4.76%) DevOps
7 32 (4.35%) Problem Management
7 32 (4.35%) Service Delivery
8 29 (3.95%) Configuration Management
9 28 (3.81%) Network Monitoring
10 26 (3.54%) Information Security
10 26 (3.54%) Network Management
10 26 (3.54%) Root Cause Analysis
11 25 (3.40%) Capacity Planning
11 25 (3.40%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (3.27%) Incident Management
13 22 (2.99%) Cybersecurity
14 21 (2.86%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 53 (7.21%) Python
2 47 (6.39%) Perl
3 42 (5.71%) Java
4 32 (4.35%) SQL
5 29 (3.95%) Bash Shell
6 27 (3.67%) PowerShell
7 13 (1.77%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.50%) Tcl
9 10 (1.36%) Ruby
10 9 (1.22%) C
11 4 (0.54%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.41%) C++
12 3 (0.41%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.27%) PHP
13 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.14%) AWK
14 1 (0.14%) Korn
14 1 (0.14%) Lisp
14 1 (0.14%) VB
14 1 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 250 (34.01%) Cisco Certification
2 187 (25.44%) CCNP
3 96 (13.06%) CCNA
4 57 (7.76%) Security Cleared
5 52 (7.07%) CCIE
6 48 (6.53%) SC Cleared
7 44 (5.99%) CCSE
8 41 (5.58%) Degree
9 36 (4.90%) CCSA
10 24 (3.27%) CISSP
11 22 (2.99%) Check Point Certification
12 17 (2.31%) CCDP
13 15 (2.04%) JNCIS
14 14 (1.90%) JNCIP
15 12 (1.63%) CCDA
16 8 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 6 (0.82%) HND
17 6 (0.82%) JNCIA
18 5 (0.68%) CCVP
18 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.44%) SLA
2 27 (3.67%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.95%) JSP 440
4 7 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.41%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.41%) QA
6 2 (0.27%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 67 (9.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (5.17%) Active Directory
3 22 (2.99%) VMware ESX
4 19 (2.59%) ProxySG
5 17 (2.31%) Firmware
6 12 (1.63%) NFS
7 11 (1.50%) vSphere
8 10 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.22%) Samba
10 8 (1.09%) KVM
10 8 (1.09%) Snort
11 7 (0.95%) Hyper-V
12 5 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 4 (0.54%) Docker
13 4 (0.54%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.41%) oVirt
14 3 (0.41%) vCloud
14 3 (0.41%) Xen
14 3 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 45 (6.12%) FortiGate
1 45 (6.12%) Puppet
2 39 (5.31%) Nagios
3 19 (2.59%) CiscoWorks
4 17 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (1.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 12 (1.63%) OpenView
7 11 (1.50%) SolarWinds Orion
8 10 (1.36%) Salt
9 9 (1.22%) Cacti
10 8 (1.09%) Opsview
11 7 (0.95%) Ansible
11 7 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
11 7 (0.95%) Nessus
11 7 (0.95%) Proventia
12 5 (0.68%) Graphite
12 5 (0.68%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.68%) RSA Security Analytics
13 4 (0.54%) Cisco Prime
13 4 (0.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 529 (71.97%) Cisco
2 273 (37.14%) CheckPoint
3 155 (21.09%) Juniper
4 117 (15.92%) Blue Coat
5 97 (13.20%) VMware
6 65 (8.84%) Palo Alto
7 60 (8.16%) Microsoft
8 59 (8.03%) HP
8 59 (8.03%) Red Hat
9 58 (7.89%) Oracle
10 52 (7.07%) Fortinet
11 41 (5.58%) Citrix
12 31 (4.22%) SolarWinds
13 30 (4.08%) NetApp
14 28 (3.81%) Nokia
15 27 (3.67%) Riverbed
16 24 (3.27%) IBM
17 19 (2.59%) Aruba
17 19 (2.59%) Infoblox
18 17 (2.31%) Brocade
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