The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 130 120 105
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Contract jobs citing F5 9 32 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.32% 0.96% 1.22%
As % of the Vendors category 0.77% 2.36% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 37
Median daily rate £396 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.93% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £316 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £510 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £386
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £60.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-47.91% +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 West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1171 1357 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.81% 40.91% 40.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 811 866
Median daily rate £364 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £522 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 87 76
Median hourly rate £24.50 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.95% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.78 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £48.85 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

F5
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

F5 Daily Rate Trend in the South West

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

F5
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

F5
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Dorset - 4 £400 -
Wiltshire -24 2 £475 +8.57% 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £308 - 1
Devon +4 1 - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 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 West region with a requirement for F5.

1 41 (83.67%) Firewall
2 34 (69.39%) Cisco
3 23 (46.94%) CheckPoint
3 23 (46.94%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (42.86%) VPN
5 20 (40.82%) CCNP
6 14 (28.57%) Unix
6 14 (28.57%) Linux
6 14 (28.57%) Red Hat
6 14 (28.57%) Nagios
6 14 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 14 (28.57%) Puppet
7 12 (24.49%) Python
7 12 (24.49%) ITIL
7 12 (24.49%) Perl
7 12 (24.49%) SC Cleared
8 11 (22.45%) IPsec
8 11 (22.45%) CCNA
8 11 (22.45%) Finance
9 10 (20.41%) DHCP
10 9 (18.37%) LAN
10 9 (18.37%) WAN
10 9 (18.37%) BIG-IP
10 9 (18.37%) Network Security
10 9 (18.37%) Wireshark
10 9 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (16.33%) Data Centre
11 8 (16.33%) Load Balancing
11 8 (16.33%) TippingPoint
11 8 (16.33%) Blue Coat

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 6 (12.24%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 41 (83.67%) Firewall
2 21 (42.86%) VPN
3 11 (22.45%) IPsec
4 10 (20.41%) DHCP
5 9 (18.37%) BIG-IP
5 9 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (18.37%) LAN
5 9 (18.37%) Network Security
5 9 (18.37%) WAN
5 9 (18.37%) Wireshark
6 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
7 6 (12.24%) Cisco IPT
7 6 (12.24%) FTP
7 6 (12.24%) HTTP
7 6 (12.24%) HTTPS
7 6 (12.24%) IP Telephony
7 6 (12.24%) LDAP
7 6 (12.24%) NAS
7 6 (12.24%) tcpdump
8 5 (10.20%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (22.45%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) Network Engineer
2 13 (26.53%) Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) Network Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Unix Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Cisco Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Cisco Security Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Network Security Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Check Point Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Firewall Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Network Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) J2EE
2 2 (4.08%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.24%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (12.24%) iPad
3 3 (6.12%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.57%) Linux
1 14 (28.57%) Unix
2 7 (14.29%) Solaris
3 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) ITIL
2 8 (16.33%) Load Balancing
3 7 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 7 (14.29%) Migration
4 6 (12.24%) BCP
4 6 (12.24%) Business Continuity
4 6 (12.24%) Business Continuity Planning
4 6 (12.24%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (12.24%) Performance Management
5 4 (8.16%) DevOps
6 3 (6.12%) Change Management
6 3 (6.12%) Demand Management
6 3 (6.12%) Information Security
6 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.08%) Network Design
7 2 (4.08%) Network Management
7 2 (4.08%) Presales
8 1 (2.04%) Identity Access Management
8 1 (2.04%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) Perl
1 12 (24.49%) Python
2 6 (12.24%) Java
2 6 (12.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (46.94%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (40.82%) CCNP
3 14 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 12 (24.49%) SC Cleared
5 11 (22.45%) CCNA
6 3 (6.12%) CCIE
7 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) SLA
2 4 (8.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) ProxySG
2 6 (12.24%) Samba
2 6 (12.24%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (28.57%) Nagios
1 14 (28.57%) Puppet
2 4 (8.16%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (6.12%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 34 (69.39%) Cisco
2 23 (46.94%) CheckPoint
3 14 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 8 (16.33%) Blue Coat
4 8 (16.33%) Juniper
4 8 (16.33%) TippingPoint
5 6 (12.24%) NetApp
5 6 (12.24%) VMware
6 5 (10.20%) Nokia
7 4 (8.16%) Aruba
8 2 (4.08%) CA
8 2 (4.08%) HP
8 2 (4.08%) IBM
8 2 (4.08%) Infoblox
8 2 (4.08%) IronPort
8 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.08%) Riverbed
8 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.04%) Cyber-Ark