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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
England / South West
Rank 107 131 134
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +3
Contract jobs citing F5 21 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.82% 0.50% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 1.99% 1.21% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 6
Median daily rate £375 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £330 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £425 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £26.29
% change year-on-year
- +71.20%

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
1055 1238 1222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.13% 41.54% 39.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 822 740
Median daily rate £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £186 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 72 97
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.65%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 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
Bristol +9 11 £375 +3.44% 6
Wiltshire +5 8 £381 -10.29%
Gloucestershire +4 2 £293 -26.87%
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 West region with a requirement for F5.

1 22 (91.67%) Cisco
2 17 (70.83%) CheckPoint
3 16 (66.67%) Firewall
4 14 (58.33%) Data Centre
5 13 (54.17%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (41.67%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (37.50%) SLA
7 9 (37.50%) Network Security
8 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (29.17%) Nokia
9 6 (25.00%) Service Delivery
9 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (25.00%) SolarWinds
9 6 (25.00%) Unified Communications
9 6 (25.00%) Demand Management
10 5 (20.83%) FWSM
10 5 (20.83%) High Availability
10 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
10 5 (20.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (16.67%) Juniper
11 4 (16.67%) CCNP
11 4 (16.67%) ITIL
11 4 (16.67%) Windows
11 4 (16.67%) Linux
12 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
12 3 (12.50%) CCIE
12 3 (12.50%) Blue Coat
12 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
12 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared

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 2 (8.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) Firewall
2 13 (54.17%) Cisco Nexus
3 10 (41.67%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (37.50%) Network Security
5 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (25.00%) Unified Communications
7 5 (20.83%) FWSM
8 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 2 (8.33%) ATM
9 2 (8.33%) BIG-IP
9 2 (8.33%) Cisco IPT
9 2 (8.33%) Frame Relay
9 2 (8.33%) Internet
9 2 (8.33%) IP Telephony
9 2 (8.33%) LAN
9 2 (8.33%) MPLS
9 2 (8.33%) VPN
9 2 (8.33%) WAN
9 2 (8.33%) Wireless
10 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 9 (37.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (37.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Check Point Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Data Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Firewall Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Network Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Network Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Network Security Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Security Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) 802.1X
1 1 (4.17%) LINQ to SQL
1 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (58.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (8.33%) PKI
3 2 (8.33%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Unix
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Demand Management
1 6 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (20.83%) High Availability
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
4 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.17%) BCP
6 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.17%) Network Design
6 1 (4.17%) Network Management
6 1 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.17%) Open Source
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.17%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Perl
1 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
4 4 (16.67%) CCNP
5 3 (12.50%) CCIE
5 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
6 2 (8.33%) JNCIE
6 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (4.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) ProxySG
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (8.33%) Nagios
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.17%) Opsview
2 1 (4.17%) Puppet
2 1 (4.17%) QRadar
Vendors
1 22 (91.67%) Cisco
2 17 (70.83%) CheckPoint
3 7 (29.17%) Nokia
4 6 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 4 (16.67%) Juniper
6 3 (12.50%) Blue Coat
6 3 (12.50%) Palo Alto
7 2 (8.33%) Intel Security
7 2 (8.33%) VMware
8 1 (4.17%) ArcSight
8 1 (4.17%) Aruba
8 1 (4.17%) Brocade
8 1 (4.17%) CA
8 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
8 1 (4.17%) HP
8 1 (4.17%) IBM
8 1 (4.17%) IronPort
8 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
8 1 (4.17%) Splunk