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 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 42 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +3
Contract jobs citing F5 20 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.94% 1.43% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 5.80% 2.53% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 0
Median daily rate £483 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £360 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.63% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £45.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.08% +52.77%
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
345 435 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 50.66% 56.71% 51.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 208 152
Median daily rate £425 £370 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +15.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £288 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 28
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.43 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -31.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £37.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 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
Welwyn Garden City - 7 £425 -
Watford +3 1 - -
Stevenage -1 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead -2 1 £400 -3.03%
F5
East of England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for F5.

1 23 (76.67%) Cisco
2 19 (63.33%) DNS
2 19 (63.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 18 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 18 (60.00%) BIG-IP
4 17 (56.67%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (50.00%) Blue Coat
5 15 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 15 (50.00%) MPLS
6 13 (43.33%) Finance
7 12 (40.00%) Firewall
8 7 (23.33%) Wireless
8 7 (23.33%) Banking
9 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
9 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (16.67%) ATM
10 4 (13.33%) LAN
10 4 (13.33%) WAN
10 4 (13.33%) Linux
10 4 (13.33%) CCNP
10 4 (13.33%) CCNA
10 4 (13.33%) Brocade
10 4 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (10.00%) Wireshark
11 3 (10.00%) High Availability
11 3 (10.00%) Splunk
11 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
11 3 (10.00%) VLAN
11 3 (10.00%) SolarWinds
11 3 (10.00%) Data Centre

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 (3.33%) Apache
1 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 19 (63.33%) DNS
1 19 (63.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 18 (60.00%) BIG-IP
2 18 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 17 (56.67%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (50.00%) MPLS
5 12 (40.00%) Firewall
6 7 (23.33%) Wireless
7 5 (16.67%) ATM
8 4 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (13.33%) LAN
8 4 (13.33%) WAN
9 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
9 3 (10.00%) VLAN
9 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (10.00%) Wireshark
10 2 (6.67%) 3G
10 2 (6.67%) 4G
10 2 (6.67%) LTE
11 1 (3.33%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Banking
3 3 (10.00%) Law
4 2 (6.67%) Retail
5 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
3 4 (13.33%) Consultant
3 4 (13.33%) Network Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Network Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) IP Network Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Unix
3 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 3 (10.00%) High Availability
2 3 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (3.33%) Business Process Improvement
3 1 (3.33%) Change Control
3 1 (3.33%) Change Management
3 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.33%) DevOps
3 1 (3.33%) Human Resource Management
3 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.33%) Migration
3 1 (3.33%) Network Design
3 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.33%) Process Improvement
3 1 (3.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (3.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) AWK
1 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.33%) Java
1 1 (3.33%) Perl
1 1 (3.33%) Python
1 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (13.33%) CCNA
2 4 (13.33%) CCNP
3 3 (10.00%) CCIE
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO 8583
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Firmware
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
1 1 (3.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) Cisco
2 15 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 15 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (13.33%) Brocade
4 3 (10.00%) Meraki
4 3 (10.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (10.00%) SolarWinds
4 3 (10.00%) Splunk
5 2 (6.67%) Aruba
5 2 (6.67%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) VMware
6 1 (3.33%) Juniper
6 1 (3.33%) Riverbed