The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 275 274 278
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing F5 452 487 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.85% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 1.88% 1.97% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 319 234
Median daily rate £447 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £386
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £31.25 £60.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.91% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £60.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-47.91% +20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24044 24752 26246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.80% 43.26% 45.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14682 14636 14796
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 857 1078 1181
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.98 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

F5
Jobs Demand Trend

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F5
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 within the UK.

F5 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

F5
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F5
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 within the UK.

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

F5
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

F5 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

F5
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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
England -10 407 £450 +5.88% 68
London -43 146 £458 +5.17% 23
South East -14 89 £425 - 16
Yorkshire +33 56 £420 +5.00% 4
West Yorkshire +26 34 £416 +4.06% 3
City of London +2 32 £456 +1.38% 2
Berkshire -2 31 £455 +3.40% 2
East of England +29 30 £490 +15.29% 5
North West +27 26 £475 +39.70% 6
Scotland +9 26 £326 -9.58% 7
Leeds +10 23 £360 -10.00% 3
Hampshire +12 22 £403 -19.50% 5
West Midlands -27 22 £450 +50.00% 3
North East -13 19 £330 +1.53% 3
Tyne and Wear -15 19 £330 +1.53% 3
Manchester +10 18 £481 +20.31% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 17 £330 +1.53% 3
Hertfordshire +9 15 £455 -11.21% 2
South Yorkshire +4 15 £400 +40.35%
Sheffield 0 14 £400 +40.35%
South Wales +25 12 £375 -16.66% 7
Wales +22 12 £375 -16.66% 7
Edinburgh +16 12 £450 -6.49% 5
Surrey +16 11 £400 +18.51% 4
Bracknell +2 9 £460 -
South West -10 9 £396 -3.93% 7
Cardiff +24 8 £375 -16.66% 3
Milton Keynes +12 8 £413 -13.15% 2
Bedfordshire +1 8 £525 +16.66% 3
Buckinghamshire -3 8 £413 -13.61% 4

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for F5.

1 681 (72.37%) Cisco
2 607 (64.51%) Firewall
3 375 (39.85%) CheckPoint
4 339 (36.03%) Juniper
5 327 (34.75%) Cisco Certification
6 276 (29.33%) Load Balancing
7 260 (27.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 245 (26.04%) CCNP
9 238 (25.29%) Cisco ASA
10 226 (24.02%) Data Centre
11 211 (22.42%) BIG-IP
12 210 (22.32%) Network Security
13 203 (21.57%) Cisco Nexus
14 188 (19.98%) Linux
15 182 (19.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 175 (18.60%) WAN
17 174 (18.49%) TCP/IP
18 173 (18.38%) LAN
19 168 (17.85%) ITIL
20 166 (17.64%) Finance
21 162 (17.22%) BGP
22 157 (16.68%) Security Cleared
23 151 (16.05%) DNS
24 150 (15.94%) Windows
25 146 (15.52%) CCNA
26 141 (14.98%) Unix
27 140 (14.88%) SC Cleared
28 133 (14.13%) VPN
29 132 (14.03%) Fortinet
30 128 (13.60%) VMware

F5
Top Related IT Skills 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 56 (5.95%) Apache
1 56 (5.95%) Tomcat
2 51 (5.42%) WebLogic
3 42 (4.46%) JBoss
4 37 (3.93%) iPlanet
5 32 (3.40%) OpenStack
6 31 (3.29%) IIS
7 17 (1.81%) MQSeries
7 17 (1.81%) WebSphere
8 15 (1.59%) Oracle Application Server
9 14 (1.49%) Skype for Business
10 11 (1.17%) CMS
10 11 (1.17%) nginx
11 10 (1.06%) SharePoint
12 8 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.74%) Confluence
14 6 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (0.64%) GlassFish
15 5 (0.53%) MS Exchange
15 5 (0.53%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 22 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.64%) MS Office
3 6 (0.64%) ProjectWise
4 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.11%) assyst
1 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 39 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.74%) IaaS
4 4 (0.43%) PaaS
5 3 (0.32%) Rackspace Cloud
5 3 (0.32%) SaaS
6 2 (0.21%) Office 365
6 2 (0.21%) Yammer
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.11%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 607 (64.51%) Firewall
2 260 (27.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 238 (25.29%) Cisco ASA
4 211 (22.42%) BIG-IP
5 210 (22.32%) Network Security
6 203 (21.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 182 (19.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 175 (18.60%) WAN
9 174 (18.49%) TCP/IP
10 173 (18.38%) LAN
11 162 (17.22%) BGP
12 151 (16.05%) DNS
13 133 (14.13%) VPN
14 127 (13.50%) OSPF
15 119 (12.65%) Wireless
16 106 (11.26%) MPLS
17 102 (10.84%) Internet
18 98 (10.41%) SSL
19 85 (9.03%) IPsec
20 68 (7.23%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.61%) Oracle Database
3 22 (2.34%) Relational Database
4 21 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (1.81%) MySQL
6 11 (1.17%) DB2
6 11 (1.17%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.06%) Redis
8 6 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (0.53%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.43%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.32%) Couchbase
11 3 (0.32%) Informix
12 2 (0.21%) Big Data
12 2 (0.21%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.21%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (2.34%) Git (software)
1 22 (2.34%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.28%) JIRA
3 8 (0.85%) Maven
4 7 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (0.64%) Artifactory
5 6 (0.64%) Gitweb
5 6 (0.64%) Gradle
5 6 (0.64%) TortoiseSVN
6 5 (0.53%) Bower
6 5 (0.53%) Bundler
6 5 (0.53%) Firebug
6 5 (0.53%) Gerrit
6 5 (0.53%) Grunt
6 5 (0.53%) gulp
6 5 (0.53%) Travis CI
7 4 (0.43%) GoCD
7 4 (0.43%) Subversion
7 4 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.32%) Introscope
General
1 166 (17.64%) Finance
2 59 (6.27%) Banking
3 40 (4.25%) Telecoms
4 16 (1.70%) Law
4 16 (1.70%) Retail
5 7 (0.74%) Games
5 7 (0.74%) Legal
6 6 (0.64%) Billing
6 6 (0.64%) Investment Banking
6 6 (0.64%) Marketing
7 5 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.43%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.21%) Back Office
10 1 (0.11%) Electronics
10 1 (0.11%) French Language
10 1 (0.11%) International Banking
10 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 359 (38.15%) Network Engineer
2 109 (11.58%) Architect
3 98 (10.41%) Cisco Engineer
4 93 (9.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 84 (8.93%) Consultant
6 69 (7.33%) Network Architect
7 65 (6.91%) Security Engineer
8 56 (5.95%) Analyst
9 49 (5.21%) Senior Network Engineer
10 47 (4.99%) Network Security Engineer
11 46 (4.89%) Network Consultant
12 33 (3.51%) Security Architect
12 33 (3.51%) Security Consultant
13 29 (3.08%) Administrator
13 29 (3.08%) Network Security Architect
14 26 (2.76%) Network Analyst
15 24 (2.55%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 23 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
16 23 (2.44%) Network Specialist
16 23 (2.44%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (5.74%) J2EE
2 43 (4.57%) 802.1X
3 33 (3.51%) CSS
4 27 (2.87%) Middleware
4 27 (2.87%) Web Services
5 26 (2.76%) JSP
6 16 (1.70%) Node.js
6 16 (1.70%) XML
7 11 (1.17%) AngularJS
7 11 (1.17%) React
8 10 (1.06%) HTML
8 10 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (1.06%) RESTful
9 9 (0.96%) jQuery
9 9 (0.96%) SOAP
10 7 (0.74%) .NET
10 7 (0.74%) Java EE
10 7 (0.74%) LAPP Stack
10 7 (0.74%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 7 (0.74%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 226 (24.02%) Data Centre
2 60 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (5.21%) PKI
4 44 (4.68%) Clustering
5 25 (2.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 22 (2.34%) YubiKey
7 21 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 17 (1.81%) Computer Science
9 15 (1.59%) DataPower
10 14 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
11 13 (1.38%) User Experience
12 12 (1.28%) Algorithms
12 12 (1.28%) iPad
13 9 (0.96%) Private Cloud
14 8 (0.85%) Driving Licence
14 8 (0.85%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.85%) Visualisation
15 6 (0.64%) Grid Computing
15 6 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 188 (19.98%) Linux
2 150 (15.94%) Windows
3 141 (14.98%) Unix
4 58 (6.16%) Solaris
5 50 (5.31%) Windows Server
6 47 (4.99%) AIX
7 46 (4.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (1.38%) CentOS
10 11 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (1.06%) HPUX
12 9 (0.96%) SUSE
13 7 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.11%) CatOS
15 1 (0.11%) VMS
15 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (29.33%) Load Balancing
2 168 (17.85%) ITIL
3 94 (9.99%) Network Design
4 78 (8.29%) Network Management
5 77 (8.18%) Project Management
6 74 (7.86%) Change Management
7 70 (7.44%) Migration
8 59 (6.27%) ITIL V3
8 59 (6.27%) Network Monitoring
9 56 (5.95%) High Availability
10 50 (5.31%) Change Control
11 45 (4.78%) Capacity Planning
12 42 (4.46%) Configuration Management
13 39 (4.14%) Kalman Filter
14 38 (4.04%) DevOps
14 38 (4.04%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 38 (4.04%) Two-Factor Authentication
15 36 (3.83%) Information Security
15 36 (3.83%) Network Architecture
15 36 (3.83%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 76 (8.08%) Java
2 59 (6.27%) Perl
3 43 (4.57%) Python
4 27 (2.87%) SQL
5 25 (2.66%) JavaScript
6 24 (2.55%) PowerShell
7 18 (1.91%) Shell Script
8 15 (1.59%) Bash Shell
8 15 (1.59%) PHP
8 15 (1.59%) Ruby
9 8 (0.85%) Go
10 3 (0.32%) C
10 3 (0.32%) Korn
10 3 (0.32%) Tcl
11 2 (0.21%) C#
11 2 (0.21%) VBScript
12 1 (0.11%) AWK
12 1 (0.11%) C++
12 1 (0.11%) Lisp
12 1 (0.11%) Pig Latin
Qualifications
1 327 (34.75%) Cisco Certification
2 245 (26.04%) CCNP
3 157 (16.68%) Security Cleared
4 146 (15.52%) CCNA
5 140 (14.88%) SC Cleared
6 94 (9.99%) CCIE
7 37 (3.93%) Degree
8 33 (3.51%) JNCIA
8 33 (3.51%) JNCIS
9 22 (2.34%) CCSE
10 20 (2.13%) CCDP
10 20 (2.13%) CISSP
11 18 (1.91%) CCDA
12 16 (1.70%) CCSA
13 12 (1.28%) PMI Certification
14 8 (0.85%) PMP
15 7 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (0.74%) DV Cleared
15 7 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.14%) PCI DSS
2 36 (3.83%) SLA
3 26 (2.76%) JSP 440
4 15 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.32%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.21%) QA
9 1 (0.11%) GPG13
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.11%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 94 (9.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (2.87%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.66%) ProxySG
4 16 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (1.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 13 (1.38%) VMware ESX
7 12 (1.28%) Hyper-V
8 11 (1.17%) Samba
9 10 (1.06%) Firmware
10 8 (0.85%) KVM
11 7 (0.74%) vSphere
12 6 (0.64%) NFS
12 6 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.64%) Squid
12 6 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.43%) Docker
13 4 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.32%) oVirt
14 3 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 60 (6.38%) Nagios
2 48 (5.10%) Puppet
3 32 (3.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 30 (3.19%) Cisco Prime
5 28 (2.98%) EMC NetWorker
5 28 (2.98%) FortiGate
6 26 (2.76%) Ansible
7 25 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (2.44%) OPNET
9 19 (2.02%) Cacti
10 15 (1.59%) SolarWinds Orion
11 13 (1.38%) CA Spectrum
12 12 (1.28%) SCCM
12 12 (1.28%) Terraform
13 11 (1.17%) Nexpose
13 11 (1.17%) OpenView
14 8 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
14 8 (0.85%) Nessus
14 8 (0.85%) SCOM
15 7 (0.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 681 (72.37%) Cisco
2 375 (39.85%) CheckPoint
3 339 (36.03%) Juniper
4 132 (14.03%) Fortinet
5 128 (13.60%) VMware
6 117 (12.43%) Palo Alto
7 108 (11.48%) Red Hat
8 100 (10.63%) Oracle
9 97 (10.31%) Blue Coat
10 94 (9.99%) SolarWinds
11 85 (9.03%) HP
12 79 (8.40%) TippingPoint
13 75 (7.97%) Microsoft
14 63 (6.70%) Riverbed
15 45 (4.78%) Sun
16 42 (4.46%) Citrix
17 39 (4.14%) Aruba
18 37 (3.93%) IBM
19 35 (3.72%) Nokia
20 34 (3.61%) Intel Security
Fleet, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warwickshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Experis IT
Posted: Yesterday
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400-500pd
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400-500pd
Posted: 4 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £350 to £374 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
ECS
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ECS
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £540 per day
Posted: 5 days ago