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 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 176 184 181
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing F5 93 75 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.02% 0.80% 0.70%
As % of the Vendors category 2.12% 1.73% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 38 31
Median daily rate £398 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £285 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.40% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £45.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.08% +52.77%
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
4392 4341 4332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.07% 46.43% 47.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2615 2363 2159
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 244 252
Median hourly rate £20.25 £19.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.02 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 30 May 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 30 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
Hampshire +25 31 £375 +20.96% 3
Berkshire +1 30 £378 +16.15% 4
Buckinghamshire +9 16 £451 +0.11% 3
West Sussex - 10 £383 -
Surrey -22 5 £383 -4.37% 2
Oxfordshire -4 2 £325 -18.75%
Kent -12 1 - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 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 South East region with a requirement for F5.

1 138 (69.35%) Cisco
2 127 (63.82%) Firewall
3 76 (38.19%) Cisco Certification
4 74 (37.19%) LAN
5 72 (36.18%) Cisco Nexus
6 67 (33.67%) WAN
7 65 (32.66%) Data Centre
8 61 (30.65%) CheckPoint
9 59 (29.65%) Cisco ASA
10 56 (28.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 52 (26.13%) DNS
12 46 (23.12%) Network Security
13 45 (22.61%) Load Balancing
13 45 (22.61%) CCNP
14 44 (22.11%) Linux
15 43 (21.61%) SSL
16 42 (21.11%) ITIL
17 40 (20.10%) Windows
18 38 (19.10%) VMware
19 37 (18.59%) Juniper
20 36 (18.09%) VPN
20 36 (18.09%) DHCP
20 36 (18.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
21 34 (17.09%) Blue Coat
22 32 (16.08%) Wireless
22 32 (16.08%) Microsoft
23 31 (15.58%) MPLS
23 31 (15.58%) Finance
24 30 (15.08%) BGP
25 29 (14.57%) CCNA

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 9 (4.52%) JBoss
1 9 (4.52%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.01%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.51%) Apache
3 3 (1.51%) SAS
4 2 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (5.03%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.52%) ProjectWise
3 5 (2.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.01%) Yammer
3 1 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 127 (63.82%) Firewall
2 74 (37.19%) LAN
3 72 (36.18%) Cisco Nexus
4 67 (33.67%) WAN
5 59 (29.65%) Cisco ASA
6 56 (28.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 52 (26.13%) DNS
8 46 (23.12%) Network Security
9 43 (21.61%) SSL
10 36 (18.09%) DHCP
10 36 (18.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 36 (18.09%) VPN
11 32 (16.08%) Wireless
12 31 (15.58%) MPLS
13 30 (15.08%) BGP
14 27 (13.57%) SNMP
14 27 (13.57%) TCP/IP
15 23 (11.56%) Internet
16 22 (11.06%) BIG-IP
16 22 (11.06%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (3.52%) Oracle BI EE
3 7 (3.52%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (3.52%) Artifactory
1 7 (3.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 7 (3.52%) Gradle
1 7 (3.52%) Maven
1 7 (3.52%) TortoiseSVN
2 1 (0.50%) JIRA
2 1 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (15.58%) Finance
2 26 (13.07%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.02%) Retail
4 5 (2.51%) Billing
5 4 (2.01%) Local Government
6 2 (1.01%) Back Office
6 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.50%) Electronics
7 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 75 (37.69%) Network Engineer
2 32 (16.08%) Security Engineer
3 28 (14.07%) Support Engineer
4 24 (12.06%) IP Engineer
5 19 (9.55%) Network Support
6 17 (8.54%) Cisco Engineer
6 17 (8.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 15 (7.54%) IP Security Engineer
7 15 (7.54%) Network Support Engineer
8 14 (7.04%) Design Engineer
9 13 (6.53%) Network Security Engineer
10 11 (5.53%) Architect
10 11 (5.53%) Cisco Support
10 11 (5.53%) Consultant
10 11 (5.53%) Project Manager
10 11 (5.53%) VMware Engineer
11 10 (5.03%) IP Design Engineer
12 9 (4.52%) Analyst
13 8 (4.02%) Network Design Engineer
13 8 (4.02%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.52%) 802.1X
1 9 (4.52%) SOAP
2 7 (3.52%) Web Services
3 6 (3.02%) REST
4 5 (2.51%) Middleware
5 3 (1.51%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (1.01%) .NET
7 1 (0.50%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.50%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.50%) CSS
7 1 (0.50%) HTML
7 1 (0.50%) J2EE
7 1 (0.50%) OAuth
7 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (32.66%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.54%) Management Information System
3 14 (7.04%) Computer Science
4 10 (5.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (5.03%) Driving Licence
5 9 (4.52%) Clustering
5 9 (4.52%) Cryptography
6 8 (4.02%) PKI
7 6 (3.02%) Algorithms
7 6 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.51%) DataPower
9 4 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (2.01%) LPAR
9 4 (2.01%) Replication
10 3 (1.51%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.51%) e-Health
10 3 (1.51%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.51%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.51%) Private Cloud
11 2 (1.01%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 44 (22.11%) Linux
2 40 (20.10%) Windows
3 20 (10.05%) Windows Server
4 16 (8.04%) Unix
5 11 (5.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (4.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.52%) AIX
7 7 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.51%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.01%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (22.61%) Load Balancing
2 42 (21.11%) ITIL
3 28 (14.07%) Change Management
4 23 (11.56%) Project Management
5 17 (8.54%) Network Management
6 15 (7.54%) Capacity Management
6 15 (7.54%) Configuration Management
6 15 (7.54%) High Availability
6 15 (7.54%) Migration
6 15 (7.54%) Network Design
7 12 (6.03%) Incident Management
7 12 (6.03%) Security Patching
8 11 (5.53%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (5.53%) Information Security
8 11 (5.53%) Problem Management
8 11 (5.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (5.03%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (4.52%) DDoS Mitigation
10 9 (4.52%) Deep Packet Inspection
10 9 (4.52%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.55%) SQL
2 9 (4.52%) Perl
3 7 (3.52%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.51%) C
4 5 (2.51%) Python
4 5 (2.51%) Ruby
4 5 (2.51%) Tcl
5 1 (0.50%) C++
5 1 (0.50%) Java
5 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 76 (38.19%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (22.61%) CCNP
3 29 (14.57%) CCNA
4 22 (11.06%) Security Cleared
5 20 (10.05%) SC Cleared
6 18 (9.05%) CCSE
7 16 (8.04%) Degree
8 14 (7.04%) CCIE
9 9 (4.52%) CCSA
9 9 (4.52%) CISSP
10 6 (3.02%) CCDA
11 5 (2.51%) HND
11 5 (2.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.51%) CEH
12 3 (1.51%) GCIA
12 3 (1.51%) GCIH
12 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.01%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.01%) JNCIA
13 2 (1.01%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.04%) PCI DSS
2 11 (5.53%) SLA
3 4 (2.01%) HIPAA
3 4 (2.01%) JSP 440
4 3 (1.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (10.55%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.03%) ProxySG
3 10 (5.03%) vSphere
4 8 (4.02%) VMware ESX
4 8 (4.02%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.01%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.01%) XenApp
5 2 (1.01%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (6.03%) FortiGate
2 10 (5.03%) Cisco Prime
3 9 (4.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (3.52%) SolarWinds Orion
5 6 (3.02%) SCCM
6 4 (2.01%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.01%) Nagios
6 4 (2.01%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.01%) SCOM
6 4 (2.01%) WhatsUp Gold
6 4 (2.01%) WSUS
7 3 (1.51%) Data Guard
7 3 (1.51%) OpenView
7 3 (1.51%) RSA Security Analytics
8 2 (1.01%) MOM
9 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.50%) Puppet
9 1 (0.50%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.50%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 138 (69.35%) Cisco
2 61 (30.65%) CheckPoint
3 38 (19.10%) VMware
4 37 (18.59%) Juniper
5 34 (17.09%) Blue Coat
6 32 (16.08%) Microsoft
7 25 (12.56%) Oracle
8 15 (7.54%) HP
9 13 (6.53%) Citrix
9 13 (6.53%) Palo Alto
10 12 (6.03%) SolarWinds
11 11 (5.53%) Cyberoam
12 10 (5.03%) Red Hat
13 9 (4.52%) Forcepoint
13 9 (4.52%) IronPort
14 7 (3.52%) Barracuda Networks
14 7 (3.52%) Informatica
15 6 (3.02%) Infoblox
15 6 (3.02%) Intel Security
15 6 (3.02%) Riverbed
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