The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 46 60 66
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +6
Contract jobs citing F5 17 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.27% 0.80% 1.05%
As % of the Vendors category 4.14% 1.61% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 6
Median daily rate £465 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.26% +2.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £386
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.83% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £60.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-47.91% +20.00%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
411 372 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 54.95% 49.87% 50.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 180 251
Median daily rate £375 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £221 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 29
Median hourly rate £15.25 £21.53 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.15% +32.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £36.60 £25.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

F5
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

F5 Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

F5
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the Hertfordshire region.

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

F5
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Watford -5 5 - -
Welwyn Garden City -5 2 £488 -18.75%
Stevenage - 1 - -
Welwyn - 1 - -
F5
East of England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for F5.

1 24 (70.59%) Cisco
2 23 (67.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 22 (64.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 18 (52.94%) CheckPoint
5 17 (50.00%) DNS
6 16 (47.06%) BIG-IP
7 14 (41.18%) Blue Coat
7 14 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (41.18%) MPLS
8 10 (29.41%) Firewall
9 9 (26.47%) WAN
9 9 (26.47%) Data Centre
10 8 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (23.53%) LAN
10 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (23.53%) Finance
11 7 (20.59%) Juniper
12 6 (17.65%) Wireless
12 6 (17.65%) Banking
12 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (14.71%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
13 5 (14.71%) Product Management
13 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
13 5 (14.71%) Network Security
13 5 (14.71%) Load Balancing
13 5 (14.71%) Retail
13 5 (14.71%) IPsec
13 5 (14.71%) CCNP

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 1 (2.94%) Apache
1 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (67.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 22 (64.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 17 (50.00%) DNS
4 16 (47.06%) BIG-IP
5 14 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (41.18%) MPLS
6 10 (29.41%) Firewall
7 9 (26.47%) WAN
8 8 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (23.53%) LAN
9 6 (17.65%) Wireless
10 5 (14.71%) BGP
10 5 (14.71%) IPsec
10 5 (14.71%) Network Security
11 3 (8.82%) EIGRP
11 3 (8.82%) FCoE
11 3 (8.82%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (8.82%) OSPF
11 3 (8.82%) VLAN
11 3 (8.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Banking
3 5 (14.71%) Retail
4 4 (11.76%) Law
5 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.94%) Legal
5 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (47.06%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Consultant
3 4 (11.76%) Network Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Network Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Network Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Security Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Network Security Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Information Security Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) IP Network Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Network Technical Architect
6 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Data Centre
2 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (14.71%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (11.76%) VCE vBlock
5 1 (2.94%) Clustering
5 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.94%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) Load Balancing
1 5 (14.71%) Product Management
1 5 (14.71%) Server Virtualisation
2 4 (11.76%) Converged Infrastructure
2 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (11.76%) Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (8.82%) Software Testing
4 2 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 2 (5.88%) Network Design
5 1 (2.94%) Change Management
5 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.94%) Information Security
5 1 (2.94%) Migration
5 1 (2.94%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.94%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.94%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (2.94%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) AWK
1 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.94%) Java
1 1 (2.94%) Perl
1 1 (2.94%) Python
1 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (14.71%) CCNP
3 4 (11.76%) CCIE
4 3 (8.82%) CCNA
5 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) Degree
6 1 (2.94%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.94%) ISO 8583
2 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
1 1 (2.94%) Salt
Vendors
1 24 (70.59%) Cisco
2 18 (52.94%) CheckPoint
3 14 (41.18%) Blue Coat
4 7 (20.59%) Juniper
5 4 (11.76%) Palo Alto
6 3 (8.82%) SolarWinds
6 3 (8.82%) Splunk
7 2 (5.88%) Brocade
7 2 (5.88%) VMware
8 1 (2.94%) Aruba
8 1 (2.94%) Citrix
8 1 (2.94%) HP
8 1 (2.94%) Huawei
8 1 (2.94%) Meraki
8 1 (2.94%) Remedy
8 1 (2.94%) Riverbed