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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 291 280 268
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Contract jobs citing F5 389 451 407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.79% 0.86% 0.77%
As % of the Vendors category 1.77% 1.98% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 297 220
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £507 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +20.00%
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
21967 22802 23784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.67% 43.26% 45.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13575 13737 13683
Median daily rate £420 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 766 986 1100
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -6.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 £17.77 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -1.27%

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 September 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 September 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 -38 143 £458 +5.17% 19
South East -15 88 £425 - 12
Yorkshire +33 53 £416 +4.06% 5
East of England +29 27 £490 +15.29% 4
North West +31 25 £475 +39.70% 6
West Midlands -19 22 £450 +50.00% 4
North East -16 12 £323 -0.76% 6
South West -8 9 £396 -3.93% 6
East Midlands -17 2 £388 -3.12% 1
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 585 (71.25%) Cisco
2 518 (63.09%) Firewall
3 288 (35.08%) CheckPoint
4 283 (34.47%) Cisco Certification
5 278 (33.86%) Juniper
6 213 (25.94%) Load Balancing
7 209 (25.46%) Cisco ASA
8 206 (25.09%) CCNP
9 205 (24.97%) Data Centre
10 203 (24.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 199 (24.24%) BIG-IP
12 192 (23.39%) Cisco Nexus
13 168 (20.46%) Linux
14 165 (20.10%) Network Security
15 164 (19.98%) WAN
16 162 (19.73%) LAN
17 158 (19.24%) TCP/IP
18 154 (18.76%) BGP
19 153 (18.64%) Finance
20 149 (18.15%) ITIL
21 142 (17.30%) DNS
22 139 (16.93%) Windows
23 132 (16.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
24 129 (15.71%) Unix
25 123 (14.98%) VPN
26 121 (14.74%) VMware
27 120 (14.62%) OSPF
28 117 (14.25%) Security Cleared
29 113 (13.76%) CCNA
30 111 (13.52%) Palo Alto

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 45 (5.48%) Apache
1 45 (5.48%) Tomcat
2 44 (5.36%) WebLogic
3 33 (4.02%) JBoss
4 30 (3.65%) iPlanet
5 29 (3.53%) IIS
6 17 (2.07%) MQSeries
6 17 (2.07%) WebSphere
7 14 (1.71%) Skype for Business
8 11 (1.34%) CMS
8 11 (1.34%) nginx
9 10 (1.22%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.97%) Oracle Application Server
10 8 (0.97%) SharePoint
11 7 (0.85%) Confluence
12 6 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.73%) GlassFish
12 6 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.61%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.61%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 22 (2.68%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.73%) MS Office
3 6 (0.73%) ProjectWise
4 2 (0.24%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) assyst
1 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.85%) IaaS
4 4 (0.49%) PaaS
5 3 (0.37%) Rackspace Cloud
5 3 (0.37%) SaaS
6 2 (0.24%) Office 365
6 2 (0.24%) Yammer
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.12%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 518 (63.09%) Firewall
2 209 (25.46%) Cisco ASA
3 203 (24.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 199 (24.24%) BIG-IP
5 192 (23.39%) Cisco Nexus
6 165 (20.10%) Network Security
7 164 (19.98%) WAN
8 162 (19.73%) LAN
9 158 (19.24%) TCP/IP
10 154 (18.76%) BGP
11 142 (17.30%) DNS
12 132 (16.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 123 (14.98%) VPN
14 120 (14.62%) OSPF
15 110 (13.40%) Wireless
16 99 (12.06%) MPLS
17 89 (10.84%) SSL
18 83 (10.11%) IPsec
19 74 (9.01%) Internet
20 66 (8.04%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.14%) Oracle Database
3 21 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (2.07%) MySQL
5 15 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.34%) DB2
6 11 (1.34%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.22%) Redis
8 6 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (0.61%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.49%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.37%) Couchbase
11 3 (0.37%) Informix
12 2 (0.24%) Big Data
12 2 (0.24%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.24%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (2.68%) Git (software)
1 22 (2.68%) Jenkins
2 11 (1.34%) JIRA
3 8 (0.97%) Maven
4 7 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (0.73%) Artifactory
5 6 (0.73%) Gitweb
5 6 (0.73%) Gradle
5 6 (0.73%) TortoiseSVN
6 5 (0.61%) Bower
6 5 (0.61%) Bundler
6 5 (0.61%) Firebug
6 5 (0.61%) Gerrit
6 5 (0.61%) Grunt
6 5 (0.61%) gulp
6 5 (0.61%) Travis CI
7 4 (0.49%) GoCD
7 4 (0.49%) Subversion
7 4 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.37%) Introscope
General
1 153 (18.64%) Finance
2 49 (5.97%) Banking
3 39 (4.75%) Telecoms
4 14 (1.71%) Law
4 14 (1.71%) Retail
5 7 (0.85%) Games
6 6 (0.73%) Billing
6 6 (0.73%) Investment Banking
6 6 (0.73%) Marketing
7 5 (0.61%) Legal
8 4 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.49%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.24%) Back Office
10 1 (0.12%) Electronics
10 1 (0.12%) French Language
10 1 (0.12%) International Banking
10 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 281 (34.23%) Network Engineer
2 107 (13.03%) Architect
3 88 (10.72%) Cisco Engineer
4 83 (10.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 76 (9.26%) Consultant
6 67 (8.16%) Network Architect
7 59 (7.19%) Security Engineer
8 51 (6.21%) Analyst
9 47 (5.72%) Senior Network Engineer
10 42 (5.12%) Network Security Engineer
11 39 (4.75%) Network Consultant
12 33 (4.02%) Security Architect
13 29 (3.53%) Network Security Architect
13 29 (3.53%) Security Consultant
14 28 (3.41%) Administrator
15 23 (2.80%) DevOps Engineer
15 23 (2.80%) Network Specialist
16 22 (2.68%) Network Analyst
17 20 (2.44%) Designer
17 20 (2.44%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (5.72%) J2EE
2 43 (5.24%) 802.1X
3 33 (4.02%) CSS
4 27 (3.29%) Middleware
4 27 (3.29%) Web Services
5 26 (3.17%) JSP
6 16 (1.95%) Node.js
6 16 (1.95%) XML
7 11 (1.34%) AngularJS
7 11 (1.34%) React
8 10 (1.22%) HTML
8 10 (1.22%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (1.10%) jQuery
9 9 (1.10%) SOAP
10 8 (0.97%) RESTful
11 7 (0.85%) .NET
11 7 (0.85%) ActiveMQ
11 7 (0.85%) LAPP Stack
11 7 (0.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 7 (0.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 205 (24.97%) Data Centre
2 46 (5.60%) PKI
3 35 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (4.26%) Clustering
4 24 (2.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 22 (2.68%) YubiKey
6 20 (2.44%) Management Information System
7 17 (2.07%) Computer Science
8 15 (1.83%) DataPower
9 14 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.58%) User Experience
11 12 (1.46%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.46%) iPad
12 9 (1.10%) Private Cloud
13 8 (0.97%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.97%) Visualisation
14 7 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
15 6 (0.73%) Driving Licence
15 6 (0.73%) Grid Computing
16 5 (0.61%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 168 (20.46%) Linux
2 139 (16.93%) Windows
3 129 (15.71%) Unix
4 54 (6.58%) Solaris
5 43 (5.24%) Windows Server
6 42 (5.12%) AIX
7 38 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (1.58%) CentOS
10 10 (1.22%) HPUX
10 10 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (1.10%) SUSE
12 7 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.12%) CatOS
14 1 (0.12%) VMS
14 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (25.94%) Load Balancing
2 149 (18.15%) ITIL
3 90 (10.96%) Network Design
4 75 (9.14%) Project Management
5 72 (8.77%) Change Management
6 69 (8.40%) Migration
7 51 (6.21%) Network Management
8 49 (5.97%) High Availability
8 49 (5.97%) ITIL V3
9 48 (5.85%) Change Control
10 44 (5.36%) Network Monitoring
11 37 (4.51%) Configuration Management
11 37 (4.51%) DevOps
11 37 (4.51%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 37 (4.51%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 35 (4.26%) Information Security
12 35 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 34 (4.14%) Kalman Filter
14 33 (4.02%) Network Architecture
15 32 (3.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (8.89%) Java
2 59 (7.19%) Perl
3 43 (5.24%) Python
4 26 (3.17%) SQL
5 25 (3.05%) JavaScript
6 24 (2.92%) PowerShell
7 18 (2.19%) Shell Script
8 15 (1.83%) Bash Shell
8 15 (1.83%) PHP
8 15 (1.83%) Ruby
9 8 (0.97%) Go
10 3 (0.37%) C
10 3 (0.37%) Korn
10 3 (0.37%) Tcl
11 2 (0.24%) C#
11 2 (0.24%) VBScript
12 1 (0.12%) AWK
12 1 (0.12%) C++
12 1 (0.12%) Lisp
12 1 (0.12%) Pig Latin
Qualifications
1 283 (34.47%) Cisco Certification
2 206 (25.09%) CCNP
3 117 (14.25%) Security Cleared
4 113 (13.76%) CCNA
5 103 (12.55%) SC Cleared
6 87 (10.60%) CCIE
7 35 (4.26%) Degree
8 33 (4.02%) JNCIA
8 33 (4.02%) JNCIS
9 20 (2.44%) CCSE
9 20 (2.44%) CISSP
10 19 (2.31%) CCDP
11 18 (2.19%) CCDA
12 16 (1.95%) CCSA
13 10 (1.22%) PMI Certification
14 7 (0.85%) DV Cleared
14 7 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.85%) PMP
14 7 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.75%) PCI DSS
2 35 (4.26%) SLA
3 26 (3.17%) JSP 440
4 14 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.37%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.24%) QA
9 1 (0.12%) GPG13
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.12%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 88 (10.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (3.29%) Active Directory
3 25 (3.05%) ProxySG
4 16 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (1.58%) VMware ESX
6 11 (1.34%) Samba
7 10 (1.22%) Firmware
7 10 (1.22%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.85%) KVM
8 7 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 7 (0.85%) vSphere
9 6 (0.73%) NFS
9 6 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.73%) Squid
9 6 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.49%) Docker
10 4 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.37%) oVirt
11 3 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.24%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 59 (7.19%) Nagios
2 48 (5.85%) Puppet
3 32 (3.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 30 (3.65%) Cisco Prime
5 27 (3.29%) FortiGate
6 26 (3.17%) Ansible
7 25 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (2.80%) EMC NetWorker
8 23 (2.80%) OPNET
9 18 (2.19%) Cacti
10 14 (1.71%) SolarWinds Orion
11 12 (1.46%) SCCM
11 12 (1.46%) Terraform
12 11 (1.34%) Nexpose
12 11 (1.34%) OpenView
13 8 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
13 8 (0.97%) SCOM
14 7 (0.85%) Graphite
14 7 (0.85%) Nessus
14 7 (0.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 585 (71.25%) Cisco
2 288 (35.08%) CheckPoint
3 278 (33.86%) Juniper
4 121 (14.74%) VMware
5 111 (13.52%) Palo Alto
6 98 (11.94%) Red Hat
7 91 (11.08%) Blue Coat
8 90 (10.96%) Oracle
9 81 (9.87%) SolarWinds
10 79 (9.62%) Fortinet
11 71 (8.65%) Microsoft
12 61 (7.43%) Riverbed
13 46 (5.60%) HP
14 42 (5.12%) TippingPoint
15 41 (4.99%) Citrix
16 38 (4.63%) Sun
17 35 (4.26%) Aruba
18 34 (4.14%) Nokia
19 32 (3.90%) IBM
20 30 (3.65%) FireEye
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