The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 - 53 54
Contract jobs citing F5 0 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 0.75% 1.03%
As % of the Vendors category - 1.49% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Median daily rate - £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £401
% change year-on-year
+1.97% -5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £51.67 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-24.51% +72.21%
F5
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Vendors Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
203 268 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 46.67% 50.38% 46.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 146 162
Median daily rate £400 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £180 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 15 24
Median hourly rate £16.50 £38.75 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.41% +106.66%
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 Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing F5 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

F5
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 across the Essex region.

F5 Daily Rate Trend in Essex

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

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 Essex region with a requirement for F5.

1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) Solaris
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (75.00%) NetApp
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
4 1 (25.00%) C
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (25.00%) OSPF
4 1 (25.00%) BGP
4 1 (25.00%) NetScreen
4 1 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) BGP
1 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DMVPN
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) NetScreen
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
1 1 (25.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Architect
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (50.00%) Unix Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (25.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Solutions Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Security Specialist
3 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Storage Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Storage Solutions Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Solaris
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) CCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) NetApp
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Imperva
3 1 (25.00%) Infoblox
3 1 (25.00%) VMware