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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 99 138 113
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -25
Contract jobs citing F5 40 4 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.34% 0.13% 1.03%
As % of the Vendors category 3.05% 0.35% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 2 25
Median daily rate £350 £420 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £276 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £564 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £31.24
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +28.06%
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
1310 1148 1300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 43.94% 37.28% 42.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 807 689 852
Median daily rate £369 £350 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 99 64
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.19 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.99% +12.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.29 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.59% +8.82%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 13 £393 -
Wiltshire +1 9 £333 -44.58% 1
Gloucestershire +4 8 £330 +37.50% 2
Bristol - 8 £358 - 1
Somerset - 2 £263 -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 50 (87.72%) Firewall
2 44 (77.19%) Cisco
3 30 (52.63%) CheckPoint
4 23 (40.35%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (36.84%) VPN
6 19 (33.33%) CCNP
6 19 (33.33%) Network Security
6 19 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 18 (31.58%) Finance
8 15 (26.32%) SLA
9 14 (24.56%) Nokia
10 13 (22.81%) Security Cleared
11 12 (21.05%) SC Cleared
11 12 (21.05%) Red Hat
11 12 (21.05%) Service Delivery
11 12 (21.05%) Unix
11 12 (21.05%) Linux
11 12 (21.05%) Puppet
11 12 (21.05%) Demand Management
12 11 (19.30%) Python
12 11 (19.30%) Perl
12 11 (19.30%) ITIL
12 11 (19.30%) Nagios
12 11 (19.30%) IPsec
13 10 (17.54%) Migration
13 10 (17.54%) BIG-IP
13 10 (17.54%) Juniper
13 10 (17.54%) CCNA
14 9 (15.79%) LAN
14 9 (15.79%) WAN

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 (10.53%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 50 (87.72%) Firewall
2 21 (36.84%) VPN
3 19 (33.33%) Network Security
4 11 (19.30%) IPsec
5 10 (17.54%) BIG-IP
6 9 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (15.79%) DHCP
6 9 (15.79%) LAN
6 9 (15.79%) WAN
7 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
7 8 (14.04%) Wireshark
8 6 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (10.53%) FTP
8 6 (10.53%) HTTP
8 6 (10.53%) HTTPS
8 6 (10.53%) LDAP
8 6 (10.53%) NAS
8 6 (10.53%) Wireless
9 5 (8.77%) HSRP
9 5 (8.77%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (31.58%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (38.60%) Analyst
1 22 (38.60%) Network Engineer
2 16 (28.07%) Network Analyst
3 12 (21.05%) Cisco Analyst
3 12 (21.05%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 12 (21.05%) Cisco Security Analyst
3 12 (21.05%) Network Security Analyst
3 12 (21.05%) Security Analyst
4 11 (19.30%) Check Point Analyst
4 11 (19.30%) Firewall Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Consultant
5 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Unix Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Network Consultant
8 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (3.51%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) J2EE
2 2 (3.51%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.51%) CSS
3 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.28%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (8.77%) iPad
4 3 (5.26%) PKI
5 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Linux
1 12 (21.05%) Unix
2 5 (8.77%) Solaris
3 1 (1.75%) Windows
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) Demand Management
1 12 (21.05%) Service Delivery
2 11 (19.30%) ITIL
3 10 (17.54%) Migration
4 7 (12.28%) BCP
4 7 (12.28%) Business Continuity
4 7 (12.28%) Business Continuity Planning
4 7 (12.28%) Load Balancing
4 7 (12.28%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (10.53%) Configuration Management
6 5 (8.77%) Performance Management
7 4 (7.02%) Network Design
8 3 (5.26%) Change Management
8 3 (5.26%) DevOps
8 3 (5.26%) Information Security
9 2 (3.51%) Capacity Management
9 2 (3.51%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.51%) Network Management
10 1 (1.75%) Performance Monitoring
10 1 (1.75%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.30%) Perl
1 11 (19.30%) Python
2 6 (10.53%) Java
3 5 (8.77%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (40.35%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (33.33%) CCNP
3 13 (22.81%) Security Cleared
4 12 (21.05%) SC Cleared
5 10 (17.54%) CCNA
6 3 (5.26%) CCIE
7 1 (1.75%) CCDP
7 1 (1.75%) Degree
7 1 (1.75%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (26.32%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (14.04%) ProxySG
2 6 (10.53%) Samba
2 6 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 12 (21.05%) Puppet
2 11 (19.30%) Nagios
3 3 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 44 (77.19%) Cisco
2 30 (52.63%) CheckPoint
3 14 (24.56%) Nokia
4 12 (21.05%) Red Hat
5 10 (17.54%) Juniper
6 9 (15.79%) Blue Coat
7 8 (14.04%) TippingPoint
8 6 (10.53%) NetApp
8 6 (10.53%) VMware
9 4 (7.02%) Aruba
10 3 (5.26%) IBM
10 3 (5.26%) Riverbed
11 2 (3.51%) CA
11 2 (3.51%) HP
11 2 (3.51%) IronPort
11 2 (3.51%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.75%) Avaya
12 1 (1.75%) Intel
12 1 (1.75%) Mitel
12 1 (1.75%) Motorola