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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 268 300 251
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -49
Contract jobs citing F5 399 361 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.87% 0.72% 0.91%
As % of the Vendors category 1.92% 1.68% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 232 299
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £600 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.31% -0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £26.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% +71.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £26.29
% change year-on-year
-61.11% +71.20%
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
20783 21484 23080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.32% 42.57% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12799 12796 13912
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 902 1153
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.89 £45.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -38 115 £450 +5.88% 17
South East +46 82 £450 +10.76% 15
Yorkshire +49 70 £375 +17.18% 1
North East - 30 £340 -
East of England -5 28 £463 +8.82% 3
North West +7 27 £438 +2.94%
West Midlands +1 21 £450 +1.40% 2
South West +13 14 £375 -6.25% 3
East Midlands -9 8 £331 -17.18% 1
Midlands +6 2 £475 -
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 607 (74.30%) Cisco
2 507 (62.06%) Firewall
3 292 (35.74%) CheckPoint
4 265 (32.44%) Cisco Certification
5 256 (31.33%) Juniper
6 232 (28.40%) Cisco ASA
7 222 (27.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 219 (26.81%) Load Balancing
9 203 (24.85%) Data Centre
10 197 (24.11%) Cisco Nexus
11 186 (22.77%) CCNP
12 176 (21.54%) Network Security
13 160 (19.58%) WAN
14 158 (19.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 157 (19.22%) BIG-IP
16 154 (18.85%) TCP/IP
17 148 (18.12%) LAN
18 142 (17.38%) Finance
19 140 (17.14%) DNS
20 138 (16.89%) ITIL
21 136 (16.65%) BGP
22 131 (16.03%) Linux
23 130 (15.91%) Palo Alto
24 127 (15.54%) Security Cleared
24 127 (15.54%) VPN
25 122 (14.93%) OSPF
26 116 (14.20%) Blue Coat
27 113 (13.83%) Unix
28 110 (13.46%) Wireless
29 108 (13.22%) Windows

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 62 (7.59%) WebLogic
2 59 (7.22%) Tomcat
3 58 (7.10%) Apache
4 47 (5.75%) JBoss
5 41 (5.02%) iPlanet
6 27 (3.30%) Oracle Application Server
7 25 (3.06%) IIS
8 14 (1.71%) WebSphere
9 12 (1.47%) CMS
10 11 (1.35%) nginx
10 11 (1.35%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.86%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.73%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.73%) SharePoint
13 5 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.61%) Confluence
13 5 (0.61%) GlassFish
14 4 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (2.69%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.96%) MS Office
3 13 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.49%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) assyst
1 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 43 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.73%) IaaS
3 6 (0.73%) Office 365
3 6 (0.73%) PaaS
4 5 (0.61%) SaaS
5 3 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.12%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 507 (62.06%) Firewall
2 232 (28.40%) Cisco ASA
3 222 (27.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 197 (24.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 176 (21.54%) Network Security
6 160 (19.58%) WAN
7 158 (19.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 157 (19.22%) BIG-IP
9 154 (18.85%) TCP/IP
10 148 (18.12%) LAN
11 140 (17.14%) DNS
12 136 (16.65%) BGP
13 127 (15.54%) VPN
14 122 (14.93%) OSPF
15 110 (13.46%) Wireless
16 103 (12.61%) MPLS
17 92 (11.26%) IPsec
18 83 (10.16%) SSL
19 71 (8.69%) DHCP
20 62 (7.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.41%) Oracle Database
2 26 (3.18%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (1.59%) MySQL
5 9 (1.10%) Redis
5 9 (1.10%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.98%) DB2
6 8 (0.98%) MongoDB
7 7 (0.86%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.73%) BODI
8 6 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.49%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.37%) Couchbase
10 3 (0.37%) Informix
10 3 (0.37%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (2.57%) Jenkins
2 17 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.59%) JIRA
4 7 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (0.73%) Firebug
5 6 (0.73%) Gerrit
5 6 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (0.61%) Bower
6 5 (0.61%) Bundler
6 5 (0.61%) Gitweb
6 5 (0.61%) Grunt
6 5 (0.61%) gulp
6 5 (0.61%) Hudson
7 4 (0.49%) GoCD
7 4 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.37%) Gradle
8 3 (0.37%) Introscope
8 3 (0.37%) Maven
8 3 (0.37%) Selenium
General
1 142 (17.38%) Finance
2 49 (6.00%) Banking
3 42 (5.14%) Telecoms
4 16 (1.96%) Retail
5 12 (1.47%) Law
6 5 (0.61%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.61%) Marketing
7 4 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.49%) Legal
8 3 (0.37%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.24%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.24%) Games
10 1 (0.12%) Billing
10 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.12%) French Language
10 1 (0.12%) International Banking
10 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 300 (36.72%) Network Engineer
2 103 (12.61%) Cisco Engineer
3 94 (11.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 90 (11.02%) Architect
4 90 (11.02%) Consultant
5 70 (8.57%) Security Engineer
6 60 (7.34%) Senior Network Engineer
7 58 (7.10%) Network Architect
8 57 (6.98%) Network Security Engineer
9 48 (5.88%) Network Consultant
10 39 (4.77%) Analyst
11 35 (4.28%) Network Specialist
12 32 (3.92%) Firewall Engineer
13 29 (3.55%) Security Consultant
14 26 (3.18%) Administrator
15 25 (3.06%) Network Analyst
16 23 (2.82%) Security Architect
17 19 (2.33%) Network Security Architect
18 18 (2.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 18 (2.20%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (6.24%) J2EE
2 35 (4.28%) 802.1X
3 32 (3.92%) CSS
4 22 (2.69%) Middleware
5 21 (2.57%) Web Services
6 19 (2.33%) JSP
7 14 (1.71%) XML
8 13 (1.59%) .NET
8 13 (1.59%) Node.js
9 12 (1.47%) HTML
10 11 (1.35%) jQuery
11 9 (1.10%) AngularJS
11 9 (1.10%) React
12 8 (0.98%) ActiveMQ
12 8 (0.98%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (0.98%) WebCenter
13 7 (0.86%) JSON
13 7 (0.86%) RESTful
14 6 (0.73%) CSS3
14 6 (0.73%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 203 (24.85%) Data Centre
2 43 (5.26%) Clustering
3 34 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (3.92%) PKI
5 28 (3.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 24 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.45%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.35%) DataPower
9 11 (1.35%) iPad
10 10 (1.22%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.10%) Driving Licence
12 8 (0.98%) Cryptography
12 8 (0.98%) e-Health
12 8 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (0.98%) YubiKey
13 7 (0.86%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.86%) User Experience
14 6 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.73%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 131 (16.03%) Linux
2 113 (13.83%) Unix
3 108 (13.22%) Windows
4 58 (7.10%) Solaris
5 38 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (3.79%) AIX
6 31 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (3.67%) Windows Server
8 17 (2.08%) HPUX
9 14 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (1.22%) SUSE
12 7 (0.86%) CentOS
13 3 (0.37%) Debian
13 3 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.12%) VMS
15 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.12%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (26.81%) Load Balancing
2 138 (16.89%) ITIL
3 84 (10.28%) Network Design
4 73 (8.94%) High Availability
4 73 (8.94%) Migration
5 59 (7.22%) Project Management
6 56 (6.85%) Change Management
7 47 (5.75%) Network Management
8 42 (5.14%) Information Security
9 39 (4.77%) Change Control
10 38 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
10 38 (4.65%) Network Architecture
11 36 (4.41%) ITIL V3
11 36 (4.41%) Service Management
12 32 (3.92%) Network Monitoring
13 31 (3.79%) Service Delivery
14 29 (3.55%) DevOps
15 27 (3.30%) Incident Management
16 26 (3.18%) Mentoring
16 26 (3.18%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 52 (6.36%) Java
2 32 (3.92%) Perl
3 31 (3.79%) PowerShell
4 25 (3.06%) JavaScript
5 22 (2.69%) Python
6 18 (2.20%) SQL
7 9 (1.10%) PHP
7 9 (1.10%) Ruby
8 8 (0.98%) Go
9 7 (0.86%) Bash Shell
9 7 (0.86%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.61%) C
10 5 (0.61%) C#
11 3 (0.37%) Korn
11 3 (0.37%) VBScript
12 1 (0.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 265 (32.44%) Cisco Certification
2 186 (22.77%) CCNP
3 127 (15.54%) Security Cleared
4 106 (12.97%) SC Cleared
5 104 (12.73%) CCNA
6 78 (9.55%) CCIE
7 30 (3.67%) Degree
8 25 (3.06%) CCDP
9 22 (2.69%) JNCIA
9 22 (2.69%) JNCIS
10 20 (2.45%) CISSP
11 16 (1.96%) CCDA
12 13 (1.59%) JNCIP
13 10 (1.22%) CCSE
14 9 (1.10%) CCSA
15 8 (0.98%) DV Cleared
16 7 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
16 7 (0.86%) CCVP
17 6 (0.73%) PMI Certification
17 6 (0.73%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (6.36%) PCI DSS
2 28 (3.43%) SLA
3 21 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.71%) JSP 440
5 12 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.61%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.49%) QA
8 3 (0.37%) PA-DSS
9 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.24%) GPG13
10 1 (0.12%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 60 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (3.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 24 (2.94%) Active Directory
4 14 (1.71%) ProxySG
5 12 (1.47%) Firmware
6 9 (1.10%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.61%) NFS
7 5 (0.61%) Squid
7 5 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.49%) Docker
8 4 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.49%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.49%) vSphere
8 4 (0.49%) XenApp
8 4 (0.49%) XenServer
9 3 (0.37%) KVM
9 3 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 26 (3.18%) Nagios
1 26 (3.18%) Puppet
2 25 (3.06%) Ansible
3 23 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (2.69%) FortiGate
5 15 (1.84%) EMC NetWorker
5 15 (1.84%) OPNET
5 15 (1.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 14 (1.71%) Cisco Prime
6 14 (1.71%) Nexpose
7 12 (1.47%) Cacti
8 11 (1.35%) Terraform
9 10 (1.22%) Nessus
9 10 (1.22%) OpenView
10 8 (0.98%) SCCM
10 8 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (0.73%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (0.61%) Grafana
12 5 (0.61%) Graylog
12 5 (0.61%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 607 (74.30%) Cisco
2 292 (35.74%) CheckPoint
3 256 (31.33%) Juniper
4 130 (15.91%) Palo Alto
5 116 (14.20%) Blue Coat
6 107 (13.10%) VMware
7 87 (10.65%) Oracle
8 76 (9.30%) Red Hat
9 68 (8.32%) Fortinet
10 63 (7.71%) SolarWinds
11 61 (7.47%) Microsoft
12 57 (6.98%) Riverbed
13 53 (6.49%) Aruba
14 49 (6.00%) Sun
15 41 (5.02%) TippingPoint
16 39 (4.77%) HP
17 36 (4.41%) FireEye
18 35 (4.28%) Brocade
19 34 (4.16%) Citrix
19 34 (4.16%) Sourcefire
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