The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 25 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 180 164 198
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +34
Contract jobs citing F5 90 113 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.03% 1.15% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 2.12% 2.41% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 63 25
Median daily rate £406 £425 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +28.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £315 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £35.50 - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £60.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +20.00%
F5
England

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

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4246 4680 4373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.44% 47.81% 46.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2519 2694 2250
Median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 200 238
Median hourly rate £19.44 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.28% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £12.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.10 £42.50
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 the South East

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

F5
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

F5 Daily Rate Trend in the South East

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

F5
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

F5
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
Berkshire +7 33 £450 +5.88% 8
Hampshire +7 19 £335 -34.63% 2
Buckinghamshire -9 13 £438 -7.89% 1
Surrey +2 9 £360 -8.57% 1
Oxfordshire -9 6 £310 -11.42%
West Sussex 0 5 £373 +119.11%
Middlesex +3 3 £413 -5.71%
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 South East region with a requirement for F5.

1 139 (73.94%) Cisco
2 137 (72.87%) Firewall
3 66 (35.11%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (32.45%) CheckPoint
5 60 (31.91%) LAN
6 56 (29.79%) WAN
6 56 (29.79%) Cisco ASA
7 54 (28.72%) Data Centre
8 49 (26.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 49 (26.06%) Windows
9 45 (23.94%) DNS
9 45 (23.94%) Cisco Nexus
9 45 (23.94%) Network Security
10 44 (23.40%) VPN
11 43 (22.87%) Juniper
12 41 (21.81%) Linux
13 40 (21.28%) ITIL
13 40 (21.28%) VMware
13 40 (21.28%) Load Balancing
14 38 (20.21%) CCNP
15 37 (19.68%) Microsoft
15 37 (19.68%) SSL
16 36 (19.15%) Oracle
17 32 (17.02%) Blue Coat
18 31 (16.49%) Unix
19 30 (15.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 28 (14.89%) BGP
21 26 (13.83%) TCP/IP
21 26 (13.83%) BIG-IP
22 25 (13.30%) Migration

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 14 (7.45%) JBoss
2 12 (6.38%) WebLogic
3 8 (4.26%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.19%) Apache
4 6 (3.19%) iPlanet
5 5 (2.66%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.60%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.60%) SAS
7 2 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.06%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.53%) CMS
8 1 (0.53%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.53%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 13 (6.91%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.26%) ProjectWise
3 2 (1.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.06%) Yammer
3 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 137 (72.87%) Firewall
2 60 (31.91%) LAN
3 56 (29.79%) Cisco ASA
3 56 (29.79%) WAN
4 49 (26.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 45 (23.94%) Cisco Nexus
5 45 (23.94%) DNS
5 45 (23.94%) Network Security
6 44 (23.40%) VPN
7 37 (19.68%) SSL
8 30 (15.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 28 (14.89%) BGP
10 26 (13.83%) BIG-IP
10 26 (13.83%) TCP/IP
11 25 (13.30%) Internet
12 22 (11.70%) SNMP
13 21 (11.17%) DHCP
14 20 (10.64%) OSPF
15 19 (10.11%) Wireless
16 18 (9.57%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.45%) Relational Database
3 13 (6.91%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (6.38%) Oracle Database
5 9 (4.79%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (2.66%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.06%) DB2
8 1 (0.53%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (4.79%) Artifactory
1 9 (4.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 9 (4.79%) Gradle
1 9 (4.79%) Maven
1 9 (4.79%) TortoiseSVN
2 4 (2.13%) JIRA
3 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (12.77%) Finance
2 20 (10.64%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.19%) Retail
4 5 (2.66%) Billing
5 2 (1.06%) Back Office
5 2 (1.06%) Local Government
5 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Electronics
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 60 (31.91%) Network Engineer
2 24 (12.77%) Consultant
3 18 (9.57%) Security Engineer
4 15 (7.98%) Architect
4 15 (7.98%) IP Engineer
5 14 (7.45%) Cisco Engineer
5 14 (7.45%) Project Manager
6 13 (6.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 13 (6.91%) IP Security Engineer
7 10 (5.32%) Network Consultant
7 10 (5.32%) Support Engineer
8 9 (4.79%) Security Consultant
9 8 (4.26%) Analyst
10 7 (3.72%) Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (3.72%) Network Architect
10 7 (3.72%) Technical Specialist
11 6 (3.19%) Integration Engineer
11 6 (3.19%) Network Analyst
11 6 (3.19%) Network Support
11 6 (3.19%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.38%) 802.1X
2 10 (5.32%) J2EE
2 10 (5.32%) Web Services
3 9 (4.79%) Middleware
4 5 (2.66%) JSP
4 5 (2.66%) WebCenter
5 4 (2.13%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (1.60%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 3 (1.60%) SOAP
7 2 (1.06%) .NET
7 2 (1.06%) REST
8 1 (0.53%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.53%) CSS
8 1 (0.53%) HTML
8 1 (0.53%) OAuth
8 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (28.72%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.98%) Clustering
3 14 (7.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 11 (5.85%) PKI
5 9 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.26%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.19%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.13%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.13%) LPAR
8 4 (2.13%) Private Cloud
8 4 (2.13%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.60%) Replication
10 2 (1.06%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.06%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.06%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.06%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.06%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.53%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 49 (26.06%) Windows
2 41 (21.81%) Linux
3 31 (16.49%) Unix
4 15 (7.98%) AIX
5 11 (5.85%) Solaris
5 11 (5.85%) Windows Server
6 7 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.60%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.06%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (21.28%) ITIL
1 40 (21.28%) Load Balancing
2 25 (13.30%) Migration
3 21 (11.17%) Project Management
4 20 (10.64%) High Availability
5 17 (9.04%) Configuration Management
6 14 (7.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 14 (7.45%) Network Design
6 14 (7.45%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 13 (6.91%) ITSM
8 12 (6.38%) Release Management
8 12 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (5.85%) DDoS Mitigation
10 10 (5.32%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (5.32%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (5.32%) Deep Packet Inspection
10 10 (5.32%) Service Management
11 9 (4.79%) Change Management
11 9 (4.79%) Information Security
12 8 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.64%) Perl
2 18 (9.57%) SQL
3 7 (3.72%) Java
4 5 (2.66%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.60%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.06%) Python
7 1 (0.53%) C++
7 1 (0.53%) Ruby
7 1 (0.53%) Tcl
7 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 66 (35.11%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (20.21%) CCNP
3 24 (12.77%) Security Cleared
4 22 (11.70%) CCNA
5 19 (10.11%) SC Cleared
6 16 (8.51%) CCIE
6 16 (8.51%) CCSE
7 10 (5.32%) CCSA
7 10 (5.32%) Degree
8 9 (4.79%) CISSP
9 6 (3.19%) CCDA
10 5 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (2.13%) PMI Certification
11 4 (2.13%) PMP
12 3 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (1.60%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.60%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.06%) JNCIS
13 2 (1.06%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.85%) SLA
2 10 (5.32%) JSP 440
3 5 (2.66%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.60%) HIPAA
4 3 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (5.85%) Active Directory
3 10 (5.32%) ProxySG
4 8 (4.26%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (3.19%) VMware ESX
5 6 (3.19%) vSphere
6 2 (1.06%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.06%) XenApp
6 2 (1.06%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (7.98%) FortiGate
1 15 (7.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 8 (4.26%) SCCM
3 6 (3.19%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (3.19%) Nexpose
3 6 (3.19%) WhatsUp Gold
4 5 (2.66%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.66%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (2.66%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (2.66%) SCOM
4 5 (2.66%) WSUS
5 4 (2.13%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (1.60%) Nagios
7 2 (1.06%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.06%) MOM
8 1 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.53%) Puppet
8 1 (0.53%) RSA Security Analytics
8 1 (0.53%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.53%) SELinux
Vendors
1 139 (73.94%) Cisco
2 61 (32.45%) CheckPoint
3 43 (22.87%) Juniper
4 40 (21.28%) VMware
5 37 (19.68%) Microsoft
6 36 (19.15%) Oracle
7 32 (17.02%) Blue Coat
8 18 (9.57%) Red Hat
9 16 (8.51%) Citrix
10 14 (7.45%) Intel Security
11 12 (6.38%) HP
11 12 (6.38%) Symantec
12 11 (5.85%) Palo Alto
12 11 (5.85%) SolarWinds
13 9 (4.79%) Informatica
13 9 (4.79%) IronPort
13 9 (4.79%) TippingPoint
14 8 (4.26%) Infoblox
14 8 (4.26%) Sourcefire
15 7 (3.72%) LogRhythm
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