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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 287 283 302
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +19
Contract jobs citing F5 446 471 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.82% 0.81% 0.68%
As % of the Vendors category 1.83% 1.83% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 311 203
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £43.00 £60.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% +215.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £60.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +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
24427 25709 25834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.15% 44.02% 45.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 14937 15179 14393
Median daily rate £409 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £220
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 828 1100 1101
Median hourly rate £19.44 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.05% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.90 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 August 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 26 August 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 -9 416 £440 +3.52% 53
London -51 149 £475 +9.19% 16
South East -5 90 £413 -2.94% 12
Yorkshire +24 56 £400 - 5
West Yorkshire +20 33 £400 - 5
Berkshire +1 33 £450 +5.88% 8
North West +35 30 £488 +39.28% 1
City of London -4 29 £475 +11.11% 1
East of England +34 28 £490 +30.66% 7
West Midlands -27 26 £425 +39.34% 3
Leeds +9 25 £375 -6.25% 4
Manchester +14 22 £489 +18.48%
South West -3 21 £363 -14.70% 7
Hampshire +9 19 £335 -34.63% 3
Scotland +13 18 £375 +13.63%
South Yorkshire +2 13 £400 +36.75%
Buckinghamshire -7 13 £438 -7.89%
Milton Keynes +9 12 £438 -7.89%
Sheffield -2 12 £400 +36.75%
Bedfordshire +5 11 £525 +37.70% 4
Wales +22 10 £375 -16.66%
South Wales +21 10 £375 -16.66%
Hertfordshire +14 10 £453 -24.58% 2
North Yorkshire - 10 £425 -
Surrey +13 9 £360 -8.57%
Reading +4 9 £445 +14.83% 6
Bracknell +1 9 £460 +8.23%
North East -19 9 £400 +23.07% 2
Edinburgh +3 8 £460 -4.41%
Glasgow +14 7 £275 -

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 639 (70.45%) Cisco
2 592 (65.27%) Firewall
3 360 (39.69%) CheckPoint
4 312 (34.40%) Juniper
5 309 (34.07%) Cisco Certification
6 269 (29.66%) Load Balancing
7 250 (27.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 238 (26.24%) CCNP
9 227 (25.03%) Cisco ASA
10 223 (24.59%) Data Centre
11 217 (23.93%) BIG-IP
12 216 (23.81%) Network Security
13 188 (20.73%) Cisco Nexus
14 181 (19.96%) Linux
15 175 (19.29%) WAN
16 171 (18.85%) LAN
17 169 (18.63%) Finance
18 165 (18.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 160 (17.64%) ITIL
20 153 (16.87%) Windows
20 153 (16.87%) BGP
21 150 (16.54%) TCP/IP
22 145 (15.99%) DNS
23 143 (15.77%) VPN
24 138 (15.21%) CCNA
25 129 (14.22%) VMware
26 128 (14.11%) Unix
26 128 (14.11%) Security Cleared
27 119 (13.12%) Fortinet
28 118 (13.01%) OSPF

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 37 (4.08%) Apache
1 37 (4.08%) IIS
1 37 (4.08%) Tomcat
2 33 (3.64%) WebLogic
3 31 (3.42%) OpenStack
4 30 (3.31%) JBoss
5 21 (2.32%) iPlanet
6 18 (1.98%) MQSeries
7 15 (1.65%) Skype for Business
8 14 (1.54%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.10%) CMS
9 10 (1.10%) nginx
9 10 (1.10%) SharePoint
10 7 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.66%) Confluence
12 5 (0.55%) GlassFish
12 5 (0.55%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.55%) WebLogic Portal
13 4 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 25 (2.76%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.88%) ProjectWise
4 4 (0.44%) MS Office
5 2 (0.22%) MS Project
6 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
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 41 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.77%) IaaS
4 3 (0.33%) Rackspace Cloud
5 2 (0.22%) iTunes
5 2 (0.22%) PaaS
5 2 (0.22%) SaaS
5 2 (0.22%) Yammer
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.11%) Google Play
6 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 592 (65.27%) Firewall
2 250 (27.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 227 (25.03%) Cisco ASA
4 217 (23.93%) BIG-IP
5 216 (23.81%) Network Security
6 188 (20.73%) Cisco Nexus
7 175 (19.29%) WAN
8 171 (18.85%) LAN
9 165 (18.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 153 (16.87%) BGP
11 150 (16.54%) TCP/IP
12 145 (15.99%) DNS
13 143 (15.77%) VPN
14 118 (13.01%) OSPF
15 114 (12.57%) Wireless
16 105 (11.58%) SSL
17 102 (11.25%) Internet
18 92 (10.14%) MPLS
19 78 (8.60%) IPsec
20 66 (7.28%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.75%) Oracle Database
3 24 (2.65%) Relational Database
4 23 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (1.98%) DB2
6 16 (1.76%) MySQL
7 10 (1.10%) MongoDB
8 9 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
8 9 (0.99%) Redis
9 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.55%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.44%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.33%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.33%) Informix
13 2 (0.22%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
14 1 (0.11%) GIS
14 1 (0.11%) Oracle Exadata
14 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 20 (2.21%) Jenkins
2 19 (2.09%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.32%) Maven
4 11 (1.21%) JIRA
5 10 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (0.99%) Artifactory
6 9 (0.99%) Gradle
6 9 (0.99%) TortoiseSVN
7 5 (0.55%) Bower
7 5 (0.55%) Bundler
7 5 (0.55%) Firebug
7 5 (0.55%) Gerrit
7 5 (0.55%) Gitweb
7 5 (0.55%) Grunt
7 5 (0.55%) gulp
7 5 (0.55%) Travis CI
8 4 (0.44%) GoCD
8 4 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.33%) Subversion
General
1 169 (18.63%) Finance
2 54 (5.95%) Banking
3 36 (3.97%) Telecoms
4 18 (1.98%) Law
5 17 (1.87%) Retail
6 11 (1.21%) Games
7 7 (0.77%) Legal
8 6 (0.66%) Marketing
9 5 (0.55%) Billing
9 5 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.55%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.33%) French Language
10 3 (0.33%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.22%) Back Office
11 2 (0.22%) Local Government
12 1 (0.11%) Electronics
12 1 (0.11%) International Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 336 (37.05%) Network Engineer
2 100 (11.03%) Architect
3 97 (10.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 88 (9.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 83 (9.15%) Consultant
6 67 (7.39%) Security Engineer
7 61 (6.73%) Network Architect
8 55 (6.06%) Analyst
9 53 (5.84%) Senior Network Engineer
10 47 (5.18%) Network Security Engineer
11 40 (4.41%) Network Consultant
12 34 (3.75%) Security Consultant
13 32 (3.53%) Security Architect
14 26 (2.87%) Network Analyst
14 26 (2.87%) Network Security Architect
15 24 (2.65%) Administrator
15 24 (2.65%) DevOps Engineer
15 24 (2.65%) Network Specialist
16 22 (2.43%) Security Analyst
16 22 (2.43%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.30%) 802.1X
1 39 (4.30%) J2EE
2 32 (3.53%) CSS
2 32 (3.53%) Web Services
3 29 (3.20%) Middleware
4 26 (2.87%) JSP
5 17 (1.87%) Node.js
6 15 (1.65%) XML
7 13 (1.43%) SOAP
8 11 (1.21%) RESTful
9 10 (1.10%) AngularJS
9 10 (1.10%) React
9 10 (1.10%) REST
10 9 (0.99%) .NET
10 9 (0.99%) jQuery
10 9 (0.99%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (0.88%) HTML
12 7 (0.77%) ActiveMQ
12 7 (0.77%) Java EE
12 7 (0.77%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 223 (24.59%) Data Centre
2 52 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (5.40%) PKI
4 33 (3.64%) Clustering
5 28 (3.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 22 (2.43%) YubiKey
7 19 (2.09%) Management Information System
8 16 (1.76%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.76%) DataPower
8 16 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.65%) Algorithms
10 13 (1.43%) User Experience
11 12 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (1.32%) iPad
11 12 (1.32%) Private Cloud
12 8 (0.88%) Public Cloud
12 8 (0.88%) Visualisation
13 6 (0.66%) Grid Computing
13 6 (0.66%) MPEG
13 6 (0.66%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 181 (19.96%) Linux
2 153 (16.87%) Windows
3 128 (14.11%) Unix
4 57 (6.28%) Windows Server
5 45 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (4.74%) Solaris
7 41 (4.52%) AIX
8 38 (4.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (1.32%) CentOS
10 9 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.33%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.11%) CatOS
14 1 (0.11%) HPUX
14 1 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (29.66%) Load Balancing
2 160 (17.64%) ITIL
3 82 (9.04%) Network Design
4 77 (8.49%) Project Management
5 76 (8.38%) Migration
6 64 (7.06%) Change Management
6 64 (7.06%) Network Management
7 61 (6.73%) ITIL V3
7 61 (6.73%) Network Monitoring
8 54 (5.95%) High Availability
9 46 (5.07%) Change Control
10 45 (4.96%) Configuration Management
11 41 (4.52%) Capacity Planning
12 39 (4.30%) DevOps
13 38 (4.19%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 38 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
13 38 (4.19%) Two-Factor Authentication
14 35 (3.86%) Kalman Filter
15 34 (3.75%) Service Delivery
16 32 (3.53%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 80 (8.82%) Java
2 64 (7.06%) Perl
3 48 (5.29%) Python
4 28 (3.09%) PowerShell
5 27 (2.98%) SQL
6 23 (2.54%) JavaScript
7 18 (1.98%) Bash Shell
7 18 (1.98%) Shell Script
8 16 (1.76%) Ruby
9 13 (1.43%) PHP
10 8 (0.88%) Go
11 4 (0.44%) C
11 4 (0.44%) C++
12 3 (0.33%) Korn
12 3 (0.33%) Tcl
13 2 (0.22%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.22%) VBScript
14 1 (0.11%) C#
14 1 (0.11%) Lisp
14 1 (0.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 309 (34.07%) Cisco Certification
2 238 (26.24%) CCNP
3 138 (15.21%) CCNA
4 128 (14.11%) Security Cleared
5 113 (12.46%) SC Cleared
6 81 (8.93%) CCIE
7 40 (4.41%) Degree
8 34 (3.75%) JNCIA
8 34 (3.75%) JNCIS
9 29 (3.20%) CCSE
10 26 (2.87%) CCDP
11 25 (2.76%) CCSA
12 22 (2.43%) CCDA
13 20 (2.21%) CISSP
14 12 (1.32%) PMI Certification
15 8 (0.88%) JNCIP
15 8 (0.88%) PMP
15 8 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (0.77%) Check Point Certification
17 6 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.52%) SLA
2 31 (3.42%) PCI DSS
3 26 (2.87%) JSP 440
4 14 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.33%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.22%) QA
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 95 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (3.31%) Active Directory
3 28 (3.09%) ProxySG
4 19 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (1.43%) VMware ESX
6 12 (1.32%) Samba
7 11 (1.21%) Firmware
8 10 (1.10%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.88%) KVM
9 8 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (0.88%) vSphere
10 7 (0.77%) NFS
11 6 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.55%) Squid
13 4 (0.44%) Docker
13 4 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.33%) oVirt
14 3 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (0.22%) XenApp
15 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 58 (6.39%) Nagios
2 50 (5.51%) Puppet
3 33 (3.64%) FortiGate
4 32 (3.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 27 (2.98%) EMC NetWorker
6 26 (2.87%) Ansible
6 26 (2.87%) Cisco Prime
7 23 (2.54%) OPNET
7 23 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (2.21%) Cacti
9 14 (1.54%) SolarWinds Orion
10 13 (1.43%) CA Spectrum
10 13 (1.43%) SCCM
11 11 (1.21%) Nexpose
11 11 (1.21%) Terraform
12 8 (0.88%) OpenView
12 8 (0.88%) SCOM
13 7 (0.77%) Cisco CUCM
13 7 (0.77%) WSUS
14 6 (0.66%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 639 (70.45%) Cisco
2 360 (39.69%) CheckPoint
3 312 (34.40%) Juniper
4 129 (14.22%) VMware
5 119 (13.12%) Fortinet
6 106 (11.69%) Palo Alto
7 101 (11.14%) Blue Coat
8 99 (10.92%) Red Hat
9 90 (9.92%) Oracle
9 90 (9.92%) SolarWinds
10 74 (8.16%) Microsoft
11 73 (8.05%) HP
12 72 (7.94%) TippingPoint
13 63 (6.95%) Riverbed
14 53 (5.84%) Citrix
15 36 (3.97%) IBM
15 36 (3.97%) Nokia
16 35 (3.86%) Aruba
17 34 (3.75%) Intel Security
18 30 (3.31%) FireEye
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