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 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
UK
Rank 251 280 222
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -58
Contract jobs citing F5 416 388 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 0.76% 0.99%
As % of the Vendors category 2.05% 1.77% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 233 344
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £26.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +71.20%
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 across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
20285 21980 23168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.35% 43.21% 45.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12459 12911 13605
Median daily rate £420 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 762 875 1024
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +29.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.65%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend

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 19 January 2017.

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 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
England +52 377 £425 +6.25% 60
South East +50 100 £450 +28.57% 10
London -15 99 £450 +5.88% 25
Yorkshire +8 52 £375 +7.14% 7
Buckinghamshire +29 34 £425 -22.72%
West Yorkshire +25 34 £375 -6.25% 6
Milton Keynes +34 31 £450 -18.18%
North East +15 28 £375 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 28 £375 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 28 £375 - 1
Scotland +33 24 £375 -0.66% 6
Leeds +20 24 £300 -25.00% 3
East of England +2 24 £456 +0.82% 6
North West +27 22 £350 -30.00%
Hampshire +22 22 £415 +7.09% 4
South West +24 21 £375 - 4
West Midlands +10 21 £375 -14.28% 5
Hertfordshire +1 19 £456 -8.29% 2
City of London -9 19 £475 +11.76% 9
Edinburgh - 15 £425 - 4
Berkshire -4 14 £450 +12.50% 1
South Yorkshire -20 14 £175 -39.65%
Sheffield -17 13 £175 -39.65%
Surrey +21 12 £475 +68.14% 1
Bristol +9 11 £375 +3.44% 4
Manchester +13 10 £305 -39.00%
Birmingham +7 10 £285 -
Oxfordshire - 10 £325 - 1
South Wales +6 9 £375 +4.16%
East Midlands +1 9 £488 +21.87% 1

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 with a requirement for F5.

1 667 (78.01%) Cisco
2 517 (60.47%) Firewall
3 348 (40.70%) CheckPoint
4 302 (35.32%) Cisco Certification
5 266 (31.11%) Juniper
6 246 (28.77%) Cisco ASA
7 230 (26.90%) Data Centre
8 219 (25.61%) CCNP
9 216 (25.26%) Load Balancing
10 209 (24.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 198 (23.16%) WAN
12 189 (22.11%) LAN
13 186 (21.75%) Cisco Nexus
14 185 (21.64%) Network Security
15 175 (20.47%) Security Cleared
16 170 (19.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 151 (17.66%) SC Cleared
18 144 (16.84%) BIG-IP
19 142 (16.61%) ITIL
20 138 (16.14%) Finance
21 134 (15.67%) TCP/IP
22 133 (15.56%) Blue Coat
23 131 (15.32%) Wireless
24 130 (15.20%) Linux
25 123 (14.39%) BGP
26 121 (14.15%) Palo Alto
27 120 (14.04%) DNS
28 118 (13.80%) VPN
29 115 (13.45%) MPLS
30 114 (13.33%) Windows

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 60 (7.02%) WebLogic
2 52 (6.08%) Apache
3 48 (5.61%) Tomcat
4 43 (5.03%) iPlanet
5 37 (4.33%) JBoss
6 28 (3.27%) Oracle Application Server
7 18 (2.11%) IIS
8 13 (1.52%) WebSphere
9 11 (1.29%) CMS
10 8 (0.94%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.82%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.70%) SharePoint
12 6 (0.70%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.47%) MQSeries
13 4 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
14 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
14 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.99%) MS Office
3 10 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.47%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 47 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.99%) Akamai
4 7 (0.82%) Office 365
5 6 (0.70%) GitHub
5 6 (0.70%) IaaS
5 6 (0.70%) PaaS
6 4 (0.47%) SaaS
7 3 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.23%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 517 (60.47%) Firewall
2 246 (28.77%) Cisco ASA
3 209 (24.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 198 (23.16%) WAN
5 189 (22.11%) LAN
6 186 (21.75%) Cisco Nexus
7 185 (21.64%) Network Security
8 170 (19.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 144 (16.84%) BIG-IP
10 134 (15.67%) TCP/IP
11 131 (15.32%) Wireless
12 123 (14.39%) BGP
13 120 (14.04%) DNS
14 118 (13.80%) VPN
15 115 (13.45%) MPLS
16 111 (12.98%) OSPF
17 77 (9.01%) IPsec
18 69 (8.07%) SSL
19 54 (6.32%) Internet
20 51 (5.96%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (3.86%) Oracle Database
2 28 (3.27%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.52%) MySQL
4 11 (1.29%) Relational Database
5 8 (0.94%) RDBMS
6 6 (0.70%) BODI
6 6 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.58%) Redis
8 4 (0.47%) DB2
8 4 (0.47%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.47%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.47%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.35%) Couchbase
9 3 (0.35%) Informix
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (1.99%) Jenkins
2 13 (1.52%) JIRA
3 7 (0.82%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (0.70%) Subversion
5 5 (0.58%) Hudson
5 5 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.47%) GoCD
7 3 (0.35%) AppScan
7 3 (0.35%) Introscope
7 3 (0.35%) Selenium
8 2 (0.23%) JMeter
8 2 (0.23%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.12%) Firebug
9 1 (0.12%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.12%) MSI
General
1 138 (16.14%) Finance
2 58 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 49 (5.73%) Banking
4 18 (2.11%) Retail
5 17 (1.99%) Law
6 10 (1.17%) Legal
7 6 (0.70%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.70%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.58%) Marketing
9 2 (0.23%) Billing
9 2 (0.23%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.23%) Games
9 2 (0.23%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.12%) Advertising
10 1 (0.12%) Back Office
10 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.12%) French Language
10 1 (0.12%) International Banking
10 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 332 (38.83%) Network Engineer
2 103 (12.05%) Consultant
3 102 (11.93%) Cisco Engineer
4 93 (10.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 85 (9.94%) Architect
6 68 (7.95%) Security Engineer
7 60 (7.02%) Analyst
8 58 (6.78%) Network Security Engineer
9 53 (6.20%) Network Architect
10 51 (5.96%) Network Consultant
11 46 (5.38%) Senior Network Engineer
12 43 (5.03%) Security Consultant
13 41 (4.80%) Network Specialist
14 39 (4.56%) Firewall Engineer
14 39 (4.56%) Network Analyst
15 23 (2.69%) Administrator
15 23 (2.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 22 (2.57%) Support Engineer
17 21 (2.46%) Network Security Consultant
18 20 (2.34%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (5.85%) J2EE
2 27 (3.16%) 802.1X
3 25 (2.92%) Web Services
4 20 (2.34%) CSS
4 20 (2.34%) Middleware
5 13 (1.52%) .NET
5 13 (1.52%) JSP
6 12 (1.40%) XML
7 7 (0.82%) HTML
7 7 (0.82%) WebCenter
8 6 (0.70%) jQuery
9 5 (0.58%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (0.58%) Ajax
9 5 (0.58%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.58%) REST
10 4 (0.47%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (0.47%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 4 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (0.47%) XSL
11 3 (0.35%) React
Miscellaneous
1 230 (26.90%) Data Centre
2 54 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (4.91%) Clustering
4 35 (4.09%) Computer Science
5 27 (3.16%) Management Information System
6 22 (2.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 21 (2.46%) PKI
8 17 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (1.75%) Driving Licence
10 13 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.17%) iPad
11 10 (1.17%) IVR
12 9 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
13 8 (0.94%) Cryptography
13 8 (0.94%) e-Health
13 8 (0.94%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.82%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
14 7 (0.82%) VCE vBlock
15 6 (0.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 130 (15.20%) Linux
2 114 (13.33%) Windows
3 111 (12.98%) Unix
4 57 (6.67%) Solaris
5 35 (4.09%) Windows Server
6 32 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (3.63%) AIX
8 18 (2.11%) HPUX
9 13 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.29%) SUSE
11 10 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.47%) CentOS
13 3 (0.35%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.35%) Debian
13 3 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.23%) Android
14 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.12%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (25.26%) Load Balancing
2 142 (16.61%) ITIL
3 101 (11.81%) Network Design
4 72 (8.42%) High Availability
5 67 (7.84%) Migration
6 52 (6.08%) Service Management
7 48 (5.61%) Information Security
8 47 (5.50%) Network Management
8 47 (5.50%) Project Management
9 45 (5.26%) Change Management
10 40 (4.68%) Kalman Filter
11 34 (3.98%) Incident Management
12 32 (3.74%) Change Control
12 32 (3.74%) ITSM
12 32 (3.74%) Service Delivery
13 30 (3.51%) Network Architecture
14 29 (3.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 28 (3.27%) ITIL V3
16 27 (3.16%) Enterprise Architecture
16 27 (3.16%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 42 (4.91%) Java
2 27 (3.16%) PowerShell
3 23 (2.69%) Perl
3 23 (2.69%) SQL
4 22 (2.57%) Python
5 19 (2.22%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.05%) Ruby
7 8 (0.94%) Go
8 6 (0.70%) C
9 5 (0.58%) C#
10 4 (0.47%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.47%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.35%) PHP
11 3 (0.35%) VBScript
12 2 (0.23%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.12%) C++
13 1 (0.12%) Korn
13 1 (0.12%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 302 (35.32%) Cisco Certification
2 219 (25.61%) CCNP
3 175 (20.47%) Security Cleared
4 151 (17.66%) SC Cleared
5 106 (12.40%) CCNA
6 97 (11.35%) CCIE
7 44 (5.15%) CCDP
8 40 (4.68%) Degree
8 40 (4.68%) JNCIA
9 39 (4.56%) CCSA
10 34 (3.98%) CCSE
11 30 (3.51%) CCIP
12 28 (3.27%) JNCIE
13 24 (2.81%) CISSP
14 19 (2.22%) HP ASE
14 19 (2.22%) HP MASE
15 16 (1.87%) JNCIP
16 13 (1.52%) JNCIS
17 9 (1.05%) CCSP
18 8 (0.94%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.50%) PCI DSS
2 36 (4.21%) SLA
3 25 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (1.40%) JSP 440
6 8 (0.94%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.35%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.35%) QA
8 2 (0.23%) GPG13
8 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.12%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 56 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (3.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 17 (1.99%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.75%) Active Directory
5 13 (1.52%) ProxySG
6 11 (1.29%) Firmware
7 7 (0.82%) vSphere
8 6 (0.70%) Docker
9 5 (0.58%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.58%) XenApp
10 4 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.47%) XenServer
11 3 (0.35%) KVM
11 3 (0.35%) vCloud
11 3 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 50 (5.85%) FortiGate
2 21 (2.46%) Puppet
3 19 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (2.11%) EMC NetWorker
5 17 (1.99%) Ansible
6 16 (1.87%) Nexpose
7 15 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 14 (1.64%) Nagios
8 14 (1.64%) Nessus
9 12 (1.40%) Cisco Prime
10 11 (1.29%) OpenView
11 8 (0.94%) ITRS Geneos
11 8 (0.94%) OPNET
11 8 (0.94%) QRadar
12 7 (0.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 7 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (0.82%) Terraform
13 6 (0.70%) CA Spectrum
13 6 (0.70%) Cacti
13 6 (0.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 667 (78.01%) Cisco
2 348 (40.70%) CheckPoint
3 266 (31.11%) Juniper
4 133 (15.56%) Blue Coat
5 121 (14.15%) Palo Alto
6 102 (11.93%) Fortinet
7 100 (11.70%) VMware
8 78 (9.12%) HP
9 75 (8.77%) Oracle
10 66 (7.72%) Aruba
10 66 (7.72%) Red Hat
10 66 (7.72%) Riverbed
11 65 (7.60%) Microsoft
12 49 (5.73%) Sun
13 44 (5.15%) SolarWinds
14 43 (5.03%) Intel Security
15 41 (4.80%) Splunk
16 40 (4.68%) Brocade
16 40 (4.68%) TippingPoint
17 32 (3.74%) Nokia
Ipswich, Suffolk
Austin Fraser
Rate: Neg.
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £400.00 - £423.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £372.00 - £418.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
ECS
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago