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 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 165 150 189
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +39
Contract jobs citing F5 88 125 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.06% 1.27% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 2.22% 2.65% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 77 34
Median daily rate £425 £425 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £318 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +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
3969 4716 4278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.63% 47.74% 46.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2343 2711 2216
Median daily rate £400 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 207 269
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.41 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 £17.77 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -1.27%

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 September 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 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
Berkshire -4 30 £450 +2.27% 1
Hampshire +11 22 £403 -19.50% 4
Surrey +21 11 £400 +18.51% 4
Buckinghamshire +2 8 £413 -13.61% 3
West Sussex 0 6 £375 +6.00% 1
Oxfordshire -17 6 £310 -11.42%
Middlesex +1 3 £413 -5.71%
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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

1 138 (75.00%) Cisco
2 129 (70.11%) Firewall
3 74 (40.22%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (32.07%) CheckPoint
4 59 (32.07%) LAN
5 57 (30.98%) Cisco ASA
6 54 (29.35%) Data Centre
7 51 (27.72%) WAN
8 50 (27.17%) Cisco Nexus
9 47 (25.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 45 (24.46%) Network Security
11 43 (23.37%) Juniper
12 42 (22.83%) Windows
13 41 (22.28%) DNS
14 40 (21.74%) CCNP
15 39 (21.20%) ITIL
16 38 (20.65%) VMware
17 36 (19.57%) VPN
18 35 (19.02%) Load Balancing
19 34 (18.48%) Linux
20 33 (17.93%) SSL
21 32 (17.39%) Microsoft
22 30 (16.30%) Oracle
22 30 (16.30%) BGP
23 29 (15.76%) Unix
23 29 (15.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
24 27 (14.67%) TCP/IP
24 27 (14.67%) CCNA
25 26 (14.13%) Security Cleared
26 25 (13.59%) Internet

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 12 (6.52%) JBoss
1 12 (6.52%) WebLogic
2 7 (3.80%) Apache
3 6 (3.26%) iPlanet
3 6 (3.26%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.72%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.63%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.09%) CMS
6 2 (1.09%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.09%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.54%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.54%) SAS
7 1 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 11 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.26%) ProjectWise
3 2 (1.09%) MS Office
3 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.09%) Yammer
3 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.54%) IaaS
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.54%) PaaS
3 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 129 (70.11%) Firewall
2 59 (32.07%) LAN
3 57 (30.98%) Cisco ASA
4 51 (27.72%) WAN
5 50 (27.17%) Cisco Nexus
6 47 (25.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 45 (24.46%) Network Security
8 41 (22.28%) DNS
9 36 (19.57%) VPN
10 33 (17.93%) SSL
11 30 (16.30%) BGP
12 29 (15.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 27 (14.67%) TCP/IP
14 25 (13.59%) BIG-IP
14 25 (13.59%) Internet
15 23 (12.50%) MPLS
15 23 (12.50%) SNMP
16 20 (10.87%) DHCP
16 20 (10.87%) OSPF
17 17 (9.24%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.52%) Oracle Database
3 11 (5.98%) Relational Database
4 10 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.26%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (2.72%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.54%) DB2
7 1 (0.54%) GIS
Development Applications
1 6 (3.26%) Artifactory
1 6 (3.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 6 (3.26%) Gradle
1 6 (3.26%) Maven
1 6 (3.26%) TortoiseSVN
2 4 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 22 (11.96%) Finance
2 19 (10.33%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.26%) Billing
3 6 (3.26%) Retail
4 3 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.09%) Back Office
6 1 (0.54%) Electronics
6 1 (0.54%) Local Government
6 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (33.15%) Network Engineer
2 28 (15.22%) Consultant
3 19 (10.33%) Architect
4 16 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
4 16 (8.70%) Security Engineer
5 15 (8.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 13 (7.07%) IP Engineer
7 12 (6.52%) IP Security Engineer
7 12 (6.52%) Network Architect
7 12 (6.52%) Network Consultant
8 11 (5.98%) Project Manager
8 11 (5.98%) Support Engineer
9 9 (4.89%) Security Consultant
10 7 (3.80%) Technical Specialist
11 6 (3.26%) Integration Engineer
11 6 (3.26%) Network Support
11 6 (3.26%) Technical Consultant
12 5 (2.72%) Firewall Engineer
12 5 (2.72%) Network Project Manager
12 5 (2.72%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.61%) 802.1X
2 10 (5.43%) J2EE
3 7 (3.80%) Middleware
3 7 (3.80%) Web Services
4 5 (2.72%) JSP
4 5 (2.72%) WebCenter
5 4 (2.17%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (1.63%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (1.09%) SOAP
8 1 (0.54%) CSS
8 1 (0.54%) HTML
8 1 (0.54%) REST
8 1 (0.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (29.35%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 12 (6.52%) Clustering
3 12 (6.52%) PKI
4 9 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.89%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.26%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.17%) LPAR
6 4 (2.17%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.17%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.63%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.63%) Replication
8 2 (1.09%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.09%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.09%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.09%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.09%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.54%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 42 (22.83%) Windows
2 34 (18.48%) Linux
3 29 (15.76%) Unix
4 12 (6.52%) AIX
5 11 (5.98%) Solaris
6 9 (4.89%) Windows Server
7 7 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.09%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (21.20%) ITIL
2 35 (19.02%) Load Balancing
3 24 (13.04%) Migration
4 20 (10.87%) Project Management
5 18 (9.78%) High Availability
6 15 (8.15%) Network Design
7 13 (7.07%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 13 (7.07%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 12 (6.52%) Configuration Management
9 11 (5.98%) Information Security
10 10 (5.43%) Change Management
10 10 (5.43%) DDoS Mitigation
10 10 (5.43%) ITSM
10 10 (5.43%) Service Management
11 9 (4.89%) Change Control
11 9 (4.89%) Deep Packet Inspection
11 9 (4.89%) Network Management
11 9 (4.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (4.35%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.24%) Perl
2 15 (8.15%) SQL
3 6 (3.26%) Java
4 5 (2.72%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.54%) Python
6 1 (0.54%) Tcl
6 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (40.22%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (21.74%) CCNP
3 27 (14.67%) CCNA
4 26 (14.13%) Security Cleared
5 21 (11.41%) CCIE
5 21 (11.41%) SC Cleared
6 15 (8.15%) CCSE
7 9 (4.89%) CCSA
7 9 (4.89%) Degree
8 8 (4.35%) CISSP
9 6 (3.26%) CCDA
10 4 (2.17%) PMI Certification
10 4 (2.17%) PMP
10 4 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.63%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.63%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.09%) CCDP
12 2 (1.09%) JNCIS
12 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.98%) SLA
2 10 (5.43%) JSP 440
3 8 (4.35%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.63%) HIPAA
4 3 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.54%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 20 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.43%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.89%) ProxySG
4 8 (4.35%) VMware ESX
5 6 (3.26%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (2.72%) vSphere
7 2 (1.09%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.09%) XenApp
8 1 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (8.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 14 (7.61%) FortiGate
3 6 (3.26%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (3.26%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (3.26%) Nexpose
3 6 (3.26%) SCCM
3 6 (3.26%) WhatsUp Gold
4 5 (2.72%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.72%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (2.72%) SCOM
4 5 (2.72%) WSUS
5 4 (2.17%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (1.63%) Nagios
7 2 (1.09%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.09%) MOM
7 2 (1.09%) OpenView
8 1 (0.54%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.54%) Puppet
8 1 (0.54%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.54%) SELinux
Vendors
1 138 (75.00%) Cisco
2 59 (32.07%) CheckPoint
3 43 (23.37%) Juniper
4 38 (20.65%) VMware
5 32 (17.39%) Microsoft
6 30 (16.30%) Oracle
7 23 (12.50%) Blue Coat
8 16 (8.70%) Red Hat
9 14 (7.61%) Intel Security
9 14 (7.61%) Palo Alto
10 13 (7.07%) HP
11 12 (6.52%) Citrix
11 12 (6.52%) Symantec
12 9 (4.89%) Fortinet
12 9 (4.89%) TippingPoint
13 8 (4.35%) Sourcefire
14 7 (3.80%) IBM
14 7 (3.80%) IronPort
14 7 (3.80%) LogRhythm
14 7 (3.80%) Riverbed
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