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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
England / South East
Rank 137 159 173
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +14
Contract jobs citing F5 105 104 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.36% 1.19% 0.99%
As % of the Vendors category 2.76% 2.44% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 61 41
Median daily rate £416 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.92% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £258 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £450 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.00%

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
3801 4270 4615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 49.40% 48.67% 47.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2203 2471 2412
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 214 208
Median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 £18.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.62% +136.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.56 £12.00 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.95 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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
Buckinghamshire +26 33 £419 -23.86% 2
Hampshire +13 33 £415 +17.89% 6
Surrey +7 12 £475 +5.55% 4
Berkshire -11 11 £450 +18.42% 3
Oxfordshire - 10 £325 - 1
Middlesex - 3 £420 -
West Sussex -10 2 £400 -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 143 (78.14%) Cisco
2 121 (66.12%) Firewall
3 95 (51.91%) Cisco Certification
4 79 (43.17%) WAN
5 73 (39.89%) LAN
5 73 (39.89%) Juniper
6 67 (36.61%) CheckPoint
7 66 (36.07%) CCNP
8 57 (31.15%) Security Cleared
8 57 (31.15%) Data Centre
9 52 (28.42%) SC Cleared
10 48 (26.23%) Cisco Nexus
11 46 (25.14%) MPLS
11 46 (25.14%) ITIL
12 44 (24.04%) CCNA
13 43 (23.50%) Network Security
14 42 (22.95%) Load Balancing
15 39 (21.31%) Cisco ASA
16 37 (20.22%) Wireless
17 35 (19.13%) DNS
18 33 (18.03%) VPN
18 33 (18.03%) Blue Coat
19 32 (17.49%) BIG-IP
19 32 (17.49%) Riverbed
20 31 (16.94%) Palo Alto
20 31 (16.94%) Network Design
21 30 (16.39%) Telecoms
21 30 (16.39%) CCIE
21 30 (16.39%) BGP
22 28 (15.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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 8 (4.37%) Apache
2 6 (3.28%) JBoss
3 4 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.19%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.64%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.64%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.64%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.55%) CMS
5 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.55%) IIS
5 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (4.37%) MS Visio
2 7 (3.83%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.55%) IaaS
3 1 (0.55%) Office 365
3 1 (0.55%) PaaS
3 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 121 (66.12%) Firewall
2 79 (43.17%) WAN
3 73 (39.89%) LAN
4 48 (26.23%) Cisco Nexus
5 46 (25.14%) MPLS
6 43 (23.50%) Network Security
7 39 (21.31%) Cisco ASA
8 37 (20.22%) Wireless
9 35 (19.13%) DNS
10 33 (18.03%) VPN
11 32 (17.49%) BIG-IP
12 30 (16.39%) BGP
13 28 (15.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 25 (13.66%) OSPF
15 24 (13.11%) Ethernet
16 23 (12.57%) SSL
16 23 (12.57%) VoIP
17 19 (10.38%) TCP/IP
18 17 (9.29%) NetScaler
19 16 (8.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.64%) Oracle Database
1 3 (1.64%) RDBMS
1 3 (1.64%) Relational Database
1 3 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.55%) JasperReports
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Subversion
2 1 (0.55%) Ant
2 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.55%) Gradle
2 1 (0.55%) IntelliJ
2 1 (0.55%) JIRA
2 1 (0.55%) Maven
General
1 30 (16.39%) Telecoms
2 22 (12.02%) Finance
3 5 (2.73%) Retail
4 4 (2.19%) Banking
5 2 (1.09%) Billing
5 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 83 (45.36%) Network Engineer
2 25 (13.66%) Security Engineer
3 24 (13.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 21 (11.48%) Analyst
4 21 (11.48%) Network Analyst
5 20 (10.93%) Cisco Engineer
5 20 (10.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 19 (10.38%) Consultant
7 17 (9.29%) Architect
8 12 (6.56%) Network Architect
9 11 (6.01%) Network Operations Analyst
9 11 (6.01%) Operations Analyst
10 9 (4.92%) Network Consultant
11 8 (4.37%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 8 (4.37%) Firewall Engineer
11 8 (4.37%) Senior Network Engineer
12 7 (3.83%) Design Engineer
12 7 (3.83%) Juniper Engineer
12 7 (3.83%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 6 (3.28%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.92%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.19%) J2EE
2 4 (2.19%) Middleware
3 3 (1.64%) CSS
3 3 (1.64%) WebCenter
4 1 (0.55%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.55%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.55%) HTML
4 1 (0.55%) JAXB
4 1 (0.55%) jQuery
4 1 (0.55%) JSF
4 1 (0.55%) REST
4 1 (0.55%) RichFaces
4 1 (0.55%) SOAP
4 1 (0.55%) Spring
4 1 (0.55%) Spring MVC
4 1 (0.55%) Spring Security
4 1 (0.55%) Web Services
4 1 (0.55%) XHTML
4 1 (0.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (31.15%) Data Centre
2 25 (13.66%) Computer Science
3 18 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (7.10%) IVR
5 12 (6.56%) Driving Licence
5 12 (6.56%) Management Information System
6 8 (4.37%) PKI
7 7 (3.83%) e-Health
8 5 (2.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (2.19%) Clustering
10 2 (1.09%) BBC
10 2 (1.09%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.09%) Smart Meter
10 2 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.09%) Wiki
11 1 (0.55%) Machine to Machine
11 1 (0.55%) Replication
11 1 (0.55%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.48%) Windows
2 16 (8.74%) Linux
3 14 (7.65%) Unix
4 7 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.73%) Solaris
7 4 (2.19%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.55%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.14%) ITIL
2 42 (22.95%) Load Balancing
3 31 (16.94%) Network Design
4 27 (14.75%) Service Management
5 21 (11.48%) ITSM
6 16 (8.74%) Change Management
7 14 (7.65%) Problem Management
8 11 (6.01%) Kalman Filter
8 11 (6.01%) Network Architecture
8 11 (6.01%) Web Filtering
8 11 (6.01%) Workflow
9 10 (5.46%) Incident Management
9 10 (5.46%) Information Security
10 9 (4.92%) High Availability
10 9 (4.92%) Project Management
11 8 (4.37%) Network Management
12 7 (3.83%) Migration
13 6 (3.28%) Capacity Management
13 6 (3.28%) ITIL V3
13 6 (3.28%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.28%) PowerShell
1 6 (3.28%) SQL
2 5 (2.73%) Perl
3 4 (2.19%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.09%) C
4 2 (1.09%) VBScript
5 1 (0.55%) Java
5 1 (0.55%) Python
5 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 95 (51.91%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (36.07%) CCNP
3 57 (31.15%) Security Cleared
4 52 (28.42%) SC Cleared
5 44 (24.04%) CCNA
6 30 (16.39%) CCIE
7 26 (14.21%) JNCIA
8 24 (13.11%) CCSA
8 24 (13.11%) CCSE
9 22 (12.02%) CCDP
10 21 (11.48%) Degree
11 20 (10.93%) JNCIE
12 19 (10.38%) CCIP
13 16 (8.74%) HP ASE
13 16 (8.74%) HP MASE
14 7 (3.83%) CISSP
14 7 (3.83%) JNCIP
14 7 (3.83%) JNCIS
15 5 (2.73%) DV Cleared
16 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.93%) PCI DSS
2 12 (6.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (4.37%) HIPAA
3 8 (4.37%) SLA
4 5 (2.73%) PA-DSS
5 4 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 10 (5.46%) Active Directory
1 10 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.19%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (1.64%) VMware ESX
3 3 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (1.09%) XenApp
5 1 (0.55%) Firmware
5 1 (0.55%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.55%) vSphere
5 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (14.21%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.28%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (1.64%) Nexpose
4 2 (1.09%) Nagios
4 2 (1.09%) Opsview
4 2 (1.09%) QRadar
4 2 (1.09%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.09%) SCSM
4 2 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.55%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.55%) OpenView
5 1 (0.55%) SCCM
5 1 (0.55%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 143 (78.14%) Cisco
2 73 (39.89%) Juniper
3 67 (36.61%) CheckPoint
4 33 (18.03%) Blue Coat
5 32 (17.49%) Riverbed
6 31 (16.94%) Palo Alto
7 27 (14.75%) Aruba
8 26 (14.21%) HP
9 22 (12.02%) Fortinet
10 18 (9.84%) VMware
11 13 (7.10%) Avaya
11 13 (7.10%) Remedy
12 12 (6.56%) Brocade
12 12 (6.56%) Intel Security
13 11 (6.01%) Citrix
14 10 (5.46%) Microsoft
14 10 (5.46%) TippingPoint
15 9 (4.92%) Nokia
16 8 (4.37%) Red Hat
17 7 (3.83%) Splunk
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