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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 269 297 311
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +14
Contract jobs citing F5 497 415 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.92% 0.73% 0.63%
As % of the Vendors category 2.04% 1.65% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 257 192
Median daily rate £425 £407 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.42% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £284 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Median hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +84.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -30.00%

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
24337 25104 24254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.05% 44.07% 45.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 14903 14727 13393
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 819 1084 1062
Median hourly rate £19.70 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.44% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

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 25 July 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
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 25 July 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 +34 462 £425 +4.42% 63
London -8 173 £475 +11.76% 22
South East -1 86 £365 -5.80% 18
Yorkshire +18 52 £400 -3.32% 5
West Midlands -15 37 £388 +24.00% 4
South West +17 35 £350 -17.64% 5
Berkshire +4 34 £413 +15.78% 4
North West +31 33 £488 +62.50% 4
City of London +17 33 £500 +17.64% 6
West Yorkshire +5 32 £413 +3.12% 5
Hampshire +17 29 £337 +6.22% 3
Scotland +3 26 £330 -6.04% 3
East of England +32 25 £488 +30.00% 3
Manchester +9 23 £490 +35.17% 1
Leeds +8 21 £400 +3.22% 4
North East -33 17 £500 +32.45% 1
Telford -21 15 £384 +23.79% 1
Shropshire -23 15 £384 +23.29% 1
Hertfordshire +27 14 £455 -24.16% 1
South Yorkshire +10 14 £375 -16.66%
Sheffield 0 13 £388 -13.88%
Buckinghamshire +8 12 £455 -4.21% 3
Wiltshire -6 11 £335 -25.55% 1
Croydon -8 11 £470 -
Wales +24 10 £375 +7.14% 1
South Wales +18 10 £375 +7.14% 1
Reading +9 10 £325 -16.12% 3
Tyne and Wear -35 10 £500 +32.45% 1
Gloucestershire +6 9 £330 +37.50% 1
Milton Keynes +6 9 £455 +13.75% 2

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 631 (69.88%) Cisco
2 606 (67.11%) Firewall
3 362 (40.09%) CheckPoint
4 302 (33.44%) Cisco Certification
5 286 (31.67%) Juniper
6 273 (30.23%) Load Balancing
7 257 (28.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 234 (25.91%) Cisco ASA
9 232 (25.69%) Network Security
9 232 (25.69%) CCNP
10 231 (25.58%) Data Centre
11 215 (23.81%) BIG-IP
12 193 (21.37%) WAN
12 193 (21.37%) Cisco Nexus
13 186 (20.60%) Linux
14 179 (19.82%) LAN
15 170 (18.83%) Finance
16 167 (18.49%) ITIL
17 161 (17.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 155 (17.17%) Windows
18 155 (17.17%) DNS
19 148 (16.39%) VPN
20 143 (15.84%) BGP
21 140 (15.50%) TCP/IP
21 140 (15.50%) CCNA
22 139 (15.39%) VMware
23 123 (13.62%) Blue Coat
23 123 (13.62%) Security Cleared
24 121 (13.40%) Wireless
24 121 (13.40%) Unix

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 36 (3.99%) OpenStack
2 32 (3.54%) IIS
3 30 (3.32%) Tomcat
4 28 (3.10%) Apache
4 28 (3.10%) JBoss
5 26 (2.88%) WebLogic
6 18 (1.99%) iPlanet
7 17 (1.88%) MQSeries
8 14 (1.55%) Skype for Business
9 10 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
9 10 (1.11%) nginx
9 10 (1.11%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.66%) Confluence
10 6 (0.66%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.55%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.44%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.33%) SAS
13 3 (0.33%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 20 (2.21%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.33%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.89%) ProjectWise
4 5 (0.55%) MS Office
5 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.11%) assyst
2 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.00%) IaaS
4 3 (0.33%) Rackspace Cloud
4 3 (0.33%) SaaS
5 2 (0.22%) iTunes
5 2 (0.22%) Office 365
5 2 (0.22%) Yammer
6 1 (0.11%) Google Play
6 1 (0.11%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 606 (67.11%) Firewall
2 257 (28.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 234 (25.91%) Cisco ASA
4 232 (25.69%) Network Security
5 215 (23.81%) BIG-IP
6 193 (21.37%) Cisco Nexus
6 193 (21.37%) WAN
7 179 (19.82%) LAN
8 161 (17.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 155 (17.17%) DNS
10 148 (16.39%) VPN
11 143 (15.84%) BGP
12 140 (15.50%) TCP/IP
13 121 (13.40%) Wireless
14 109 (12.07%) OSPF
15 106 (11.74%) Internet
16 103 (11.41%) MPLS
16 103 (11.41%) SSL
17 83 (9.19%) IPsec
18 79 (8.75%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.10%) Oracle Database
3 19 (2.10%) DB2
3 19 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (1.99%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.44%) MySQL
6 10 (1.11%) MongoDB
7 9 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
8 6 (0.66%) Redis
8 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.44%) Informix
9 4 (0.44%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.22%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.22%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.11%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 18 (1.99%) Git (software)
1 18 (1.99%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.33%) JIRA
2 12 (1.33%) Maven
3 9 (1.00%) Artifactory
3 9 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (1.00%) Gradle
3 9 (1.00%) TortoiseSVN
4 8 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (0.55%) Bower
5 5 (0.55%) Bundler
5 5 (0.55%) Firebug
5 5 (0.55%) Gerrit
5 5 (0.55%) Gitweb
5 5 (0.55%) Grunt
5 5 (0.55%) gulp
6 4 (0.44%) Travis CI
6 4 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.33%) Subversion
General
1 170 (18.83%) Finance
2 51 (5.65%) Banking
3 40 (4.43%) Telecoms
4 21 (2.33%) Law
4 21 (2.33%) Retail
5 16 (1.77%) Games
6 10 (1.11%) Legal
7 5 (0.55%) Billing
7 5 (0.55%) Marketing
8 4 (0.44%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.44%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.33%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.33%) French Language
9 3 (0.33%) Local Government
10 2 (0.22%) Back Office
10 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.11%) Electronics
11 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.11%) Publishing
11 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 360 (39.87%) Network Engineer
2 95 (10.52%) Security Engineer
3 91 (10.08%) Cisco Engineer
4 86 (9.52%) Architect
5 83 (9.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 69 (7.64%) Network Security Engineer
7 68 (7.53%) Analyst
8 63 (6.98%) Consultant
9 61 (6.76%) Senior Network Engineer
10 50 (5.54%) Network Architect
11 33 (3.65%) Security Architect
12 32 (3.54%) Network Analyst
12 32 (3.54%) Network Consultant
12 32 (3.54%) Support Engineer
13 29 (3.21%) Security Analyst
14 26 (2.88%) Network Specialist
14 26 (2.88%) Security Consultant
15 25 (2.77%) Administrator
15 25 (2.77%) Network Security Architect
15 25 (2.77%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.99%) 802.1X
2 33 (3.65%) J2EE
3 29 (3.21%) CSS
4 27 (2.99%) Web Services
5 26 (2.88%) Middleware
6 24 (2.66%) JSP
7 19 (2.10%) Node.js
8 17 (1.88%) SOAP
9 11 (1.22%) REST
9 11 (1.22%) RESTful
9 11 (1.22%) XML
10 9 (1.00%) AngularJS
10 9 (1.00%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (1.00%) React
11 8 (0.89%) jQuery
12 7 (0.78%) .NET
12 7 (0.78%) ActiveMQ
12 7 (0.78%) HTML
13 6 (0.66%) Oracle Fusion
13 6 (0.66%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 231 (25.58%) Data Centre
2 51 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.65%) PKI
3 33 (3.65%) Clustering
4 31 (3.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 23 (2.55%) YubiKey
6 22 (2.44%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.21%) Computer Science
8 18 (1.99%) DataPower
9 17 (1.88%) Algorithms
10 16 (1.77%) Private Cloud
11 13 (1.44%) iPad
12 12 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.33%) User Experience
13 8 (0.89%) Visualisation
14 7 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
15 6 (0.66%) MPEG
15 6 (0.66%) Replication
15 6 (0.66%) Streaming Media
16 5 (0.55%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 186 (20.60%) Linux
2 155 (17.17%) Windows
3 121 (13.40%) Unix
4 65 (7.20%) Windows Server
5 52 (5.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (4.21%) AIX
8 35 (3.88%) Solaris
9 15 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (1.22%) CentOS
12 4 (0.44%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.33%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.11%) CatOS
15 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (30.23%) Load Balancing
2 167 (18.49%) ITIL
3 77 (8.53%) Project Management
4 76 (8.42%) Network Design
5 75 (8.31%) Change Management
6 62 (6.87%) High Availability
6 62 (6.87%) Network Management
7 61 (6.76%) Network Monitoring
8 58 (6.42%) ITIL V3
8 58 (6.42%) Migration
9 50 (5.54%) Capacity Planning
10 42 (4.65%) Change Control
10 42 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 41 (4.54%) Configuration Management
12 39 (4.32%) Service Delivery
13 35 (3.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 35 (3.88%) Two-Factor Authentication
14 33 (3.65%) DevOps
15 32 (3.54%) Kalman Filter
15 32 (3.54%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 70 (7.75%) Java
2 59 (6.53%) Perl
3 48 (5.32%) Python
4 36 (3.99%) SQL
5 30 (3.32%) PowerShell
6 23 (2.55%) Bash Shell
7 18 (1.99%) Shell Script
8 15 (1.66%) JavaScript
9 13 (1.44%) PHP
10 12 (1.33%) Ruby
11 5 (0.55%) Tcl
12 4 (0.44%) C
13 3 (0.33%) C++
13 3 (0.33%) Korn
14 2 (0.22%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.22%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.22%) VBScript
15 1 (0.11%) AWK
15 1 (0.11%) Lisp
15 1 (0.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 302 (33.44%) Cisco Certification
2 232 (25.69%) CCNP
3 140 (15.50%) CCNA
4 123 (13.62%) Security Cleared
5 112 (12.40%) SC Cleared
6 71 (7.86%) CCIE
7 46 (5.09%) Degree
8 39 (4.32%) JNCIS
9 37 (4.10%) CCSE
10 35 (3.88%) JNCIA
11 30 (3.32%) CCSA
12 27 (2.99%) CCDP
13 25 (2.77%) CCDA
14 21 (2.33%) CISSP
15 13 (1.44%) Check Point Certification
16 11 (1.22%) JNCIP
16 11 (1.22%) PMI Certification
17 9 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 8 (0.89%) PMP
19 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.76%) SLA
2 24 (2.66%) JSP 440
3 18 (1.99%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.55%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.33%) QA
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 98 (10.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (4.10%) Active Directory
3 30 (3.32%) ProxySG
4 27 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (1.99%) VMware ESX
6 12 (1.33%) Firmware
6 12 (1.33%) Samba
6 12 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.33%) vSphere
7 11 (1.22%) NFS
8 8 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.78%) KVM
10 6 (0.66%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.55%) Squid
11 5 (0.55%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.44%) Docker
12 4 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.44%) Snort
12 4 (0.44%) XenApp
13 3 (0.33%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 64 (7.09%) Nagios
2 54 (5.98%) Puppet
3 33 (3.65%) FortiGate
4 30 (3.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 27 (2.99%) Cisco Prime
6 22 (2.44%) EMC NetWorker
7 21 (2.33%) Cacti
8 19 (2.10%) OPNET
9 17 (1.88%) Ansible
10 16 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (1.77%) SolarWinds Orion
11 15 (1.66%) SCCM
12 13 (1.44%) CA Spectrum
13 9 (1.00%) SCOM
14 8 (0.89%) Graphite
15 7 (0.78%) Nexpose
15 7 (0.78%) Salt
15 7 (0.78%) WSUS
16 6 (0.66%) Grafana
16 6 (0.66%) OpenView
Vendors
1 631 (69.88%) Cisco
2 362 (40.09%) CheckPoint
3 286 (31.67%) Juniper
4 139 (15.39%) VMware
5 123 (13.62%) Blue Coat
6 116 (12.85%) Fortinet
7 110 (12.18%) Palo Alto
8 97 (10.74%) Red Hat
9 87 (9.63%) SolarWinds
10 85 (9.41%) Oracle
11 77 (8.53%) HP
12 70 (7.75%) Microsoft
13 66 (7.31%) Riverbed
14 65 (7.20%) TippingPoint
15 56 (6.20%) Citrix
16 41 (4.54%) Nokia
17 35 (3.88%) Aruba
18 33 (3.65%) Intel Security
19 30 (3.32%) Brocade
20 29 (3.21%) NetApp
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
J & C Associates Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
SLR Consultants
Rate: Market Rate/Pay
Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £230 - £260 per annum + Highly Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £540 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £495 per day
Posted: 6 days ago