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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 271 270 345
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +75
Contract jobs citing F5 459 446 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.82% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 1.91% 1.84% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 289 174
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 9
Median hourly rate £37.75 £45.83 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.63% +52.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £33.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £51.67 £32.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £45.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.63% +52.77%

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
23972 24303 23493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.63% 44.84% 44.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14771 14032 13325
Median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 1130 1053
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.46 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.34% +2.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.10 £18.00 £17.81
% change year-on-year
+11.68% +1.09%

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 May 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 May 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 -20 408 £405 +8.00% 81
London -47 140 £425 +6.25% 35
South East +8 98 £380 -3.79% 23
Yorkshire +25 53 £400 +14.28% 8
Scotland +17 47 £328 -4.02% 4
South West +22 32 £358 -31.90% 3
Berkshire +9 31 £378 +31.30% 9
Hampshire +26 30 £375 +19.04% 4
West Yorkshire +7 30 £443 +26.42% 6
West Midlands -31 25 £369 +10.07% 6
Renfrewshire -20 24 £309 +15.57%
Erskine -22 24 £309 +15.57%
East of England +1 23 £483 +28.66% 3
City of London +6 21 £425 - 5
North West +3 21 £405 -19.00% 3
Hertfordshire +21 20 £483 +28.66%
Reading +5 19 £380 +32.17% 4
South Yorkshire +8 18 £350 +16.66% 2
Sheffield -4 17 £320 +11.30% 2
Buckinghamshire +9 16 £451 +9.87% 1
Dorset +10 15 £393 -
Manchester +7 15 £405 - 3
Glasgow +18 14 £343 -27.89% 3
Leeds -5 13 £400 +14.28% 6
Milton Keynes -2 12 £455 +1.16%
Bournemouth - 12 £393 -
North East -40 11 £500 +43.89%
Newcastle upon Tyne -42 11 £500 +43.89%
Tyne and Wear -44 11 £500 +43.89%
Croydon - 11 £393 - 1

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 605 (72.28%) Cisco
2 523 (62.49%) Firewall
3 339 (40.50%) CheckPoint
4 293 (35.01%) Cisco Certification
5 252 (30.11%) Load Balancing
6 222 (26.52%) Network Security
7 220 (26.28%) Cisco ASA
8 217 (25.93%) Juniper
9 216 (25.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 209 (24.97%) CCNP
11 202 (24.13%) Data Centre
12 197 (23.54%) Cisco Nexus
13 190 (22.70%) LAN
14 180 (21.51%) WAN
15 169 (20.19%) Finance
16 153 (18.28%) Linux
17 151 (18.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 147 (17.56%) DNS
19 146 (17.44%) BIG-IP
20 140 (16.73%) ITIL
21 136 (16.25%) Windows
21 136 (16.25%) VPN
22 135 (16.13%) CCNA
23 133 (15.89%) TCP/IP
24 127 (15.17%) BGP
25 121 (14.46%) Blue Coat
26 114 (13.62%) MPLS
27 112 (13.38%) Unix
28 109 (13.02%) VMware
29 101 (12.07%) 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 36 (4.30%) OpenStack
2 21 (2.51%) IIS
3 18 (2.15%) Apache
4 15 (1.79%) MQSeries
4 15 (1.79%) Skype for Business
5 14 (1.67%) JBoss
5 14 (1.67%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.31%) Node.js
6 11 (1.31%) WebLogic
7 10 (1.19%) SharePoint
8 9 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (0.96%) iPlanet
9 8 (0.96%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.48%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.36%) SAS
14 2 (0.24%) Confluence
Applications
1 18 (2.15%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.08%) ProjectWise
3 7 (0.84%) MS Office
3 7 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.55%) IaaS
3 7 (0.84%) Office 365
4 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.36%) Rackspace Cloud
5 3 (0.36%) SaaS
6 2 (0.24%) PaaS
6 2 (0.24%) SoftLayer
6 2 (0.24%) Yammer
7 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.12%) Google Play
7 1 (0.12%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.12%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 523 (62.49%) Firewall
2 222 (26.52%) Network Security
3 220 (26.28%) Cisco ASA
4 216 (25.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 197 (23.54%) Cisco Nexus
6 190 (22.70%) LAN
7 180 (21.51%) WAN
8 151 (18.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 147 (17.56%) DNS
10 146 (17.44%) BIG-IP
11 136 (16.25%) VPN
12 133 (15.89%) TCP/IP
13 127 (15.17%) BGP
14 114 (13.62%) MPLS
15 101 (12.07%) OSPF
16 94 (11.23%) SSL
17 93 (11.11%) Internet
18 92 (10.99%) Wireless
19 81 (9.68%) DHCP
20 78 (9.32%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.91%) DB2
3 14 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 14 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 13 (1.55%) MySQL
5 10 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
6 7 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.48%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.36%) Informix
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.24%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.24%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.24%) Redis
10 1 (0.12%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (1.19%) Maven
3 7 (0.84%) Artifactory
3 7 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (0.84%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.84%) Gradle
3 7 (0.84%) TortoiseSVN
4 6 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.60%) JIRA
6 3 (0.36%) Subversion
7 2 (0.24%) Hudson
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.24%) Travis CI
7 2 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.12%) Gitweb
8 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 169 (20.19%) Finance
2 51 (6.09%) Banking
3 43 (5.14%) Telecoms
4 21 (2.51%) Games
5 18 (2.15%) Law
6 17 (2.03%) Retail
7 11 (1.31%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.84%) Legal
9 5 (0.60%) Billing
9 5 (0.60%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.48%) Local Government
11 3 (0.36%) French Language
11 3 (0.36%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.36%) Marketing
12 2 (0.24%) Back Office
12 2 (0.24%) Electronics
12 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.24%) Publishing
12 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 353 (42.17%) Network Engineer
2 97 (11.59%) Security Engineer
3 92 (10.99%) Cisco Engineer
4 85 (10.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 73 (8.72%) Network Security Engineer
6 72 (8.60%) Analyst
7 64 (7.65%) Architect
8 56 (6.69%) Consultant
9 52 (6.21%) Senior Network Engineer
10 49 (5.85%) Support Engineer
11 39 (4.66%) Network Analyst
12 35 (4.18%) Network Support
13 32 (3.82%) Security Analyst
14 31 (3.70%) Network Architect
15 25 (2.99%) Administrator
15 25 (2.99%) Network Support Engineer
15 25 (2.99%) Security Consultant
16 24 (2.87%) Design Engineer
16 24 (2.87%) IP Engineer
17 23 (2.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.70%) Web Services
2 23 (2.75%) 802.1X
3 19 (2.27%) J2EE
3 19 (2.27%) SOAP
4 17 (2.03%) Middleware
5 13 (1.55%) REST
6 11 (1.31%) XML
7 8 (0.96%) CSS
7 8 (0.96%) JSP
8 7 (0.84%) .NET
9 6 (0.72%) SAML
10 5 (0.60%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 4 (0.48%) LAMP
11 4 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
12 3 (0.36%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (0.36%) Ajax
12 3 (0.36%) EJB
12 3 (0.36%) Hibernate
12 3 (0.36%) Java EE
12 3 (0.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 202 (24.13%) Data Centre
2 52 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (4.54%) PKI
4 29 (3.46%) Management Information System
5 28 (3.35%) Clustering
6 25 (2.99%) Computer Science
7 23 (2.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 18 (2.15%) Private Cloud
9 15 (1.79%) DataPower
10 12 (1.43%) Driving Licence
10 12 (1.43%) iPad
11 11 (1.31%) Algorithms
12 10 (1.19%) Cryptography
12 10 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.08%) Replication
13 9 (1.08%) YubiKey
14 8 (0.96%) e-Health
15 7 (0.84%) Online Games
16 6 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
16 6 (0.72%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 153 (18.28%) Linux
2 136 (16.25%) Windows
3 112 (13.38%) Unix
4 59 (7.05%) Windows Server
5 48 (5.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (2.27%) AIX
8 17 (2.03%) Solaris
9 11 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.84%) CentOS
12 4 (0.48%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.24%) Android
13 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.12%) CatOS
14 1 (0.12%) VMS
14 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (30.11%) Load Balancing
2 140 (16.73%) ITIL
3 62 (7.41%) Change Management
4 58 (6.93%) High Availability
5 57 (6.81%) Project Management
6 53 (6.33%) Network Design
7 50 (5.97%) Migration
8 49 (5.85%) Network Management
9 44 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
10 40 (4.78%) Capacity Planning
11 37 (4.42%) Service Delivery
12 34 (4.06%) Problem Management
13 32 (3.82%) DevOps
14 31 (3.70%) ITIL V3
15 30 (3.58%) Configuration Management
16 29 (3.46%) Change Control
16 29 (3.46%) Root Cause Analysis
17 28 (3.35%) Stakeholder Management
18 27 (3.23%) Incident Management
19 26 (3.11%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 52 (6.21%) Python
2 49 (5.85%) Perl
3 45 (5.38%) Java
4 39 (4.66%) SQL
5 28 (3.35%) PowerShell
6 25 (2.99%) Bash Shell
7 13 (1.55%) Shell Script
8 12 (1.43%) Ruby
9 9 (1.08%) Tcl
10 7 (0.84%) C
11 6 (0.72%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.60%) PHP
13 4 (0.48%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.36%) C++
15 2 (0.24%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.24%) VBScript
16 1 (0.12%) AWK
16 1 (0.12%) Korn
16 1 (0.12%) Lisp
16 1 (0.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 293 (35.01%) Cisco Certification
2 209 (24.97%) CCNP
3 135 (16.13%) CCNA
4 90 (10.75%) Security Cleared
5 81 (9.68%) SC Cleared
6 66 (7.89%) CCIE
7 46 (5.50%) Degree
8 42 (5.02%) CCSE
9 34 (4.06%) CCSA
10 23 (2.75%) CISSP
10 23 (2.75%) JNCIS
11 20 (2.39%) CCDP
12 19 (2.27%) Check Point Certification
13 15 (1.79%) CCDA
14 14 (1.67%) JNCIP
15 13 (1.55%) JNCIA
16 8 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 6 (0.72%) HND
18 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
18 5 (0.60%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.62%) SLA
2 25 (2.99%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.43%) JSP 440
4 6 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.60%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.24%) COBIT
7 2 (0.24%) QA
8 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 75 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (5.14%) Active Directory
3 22 (2.63%) VMware ESX
4 21 (2.51%) ProxySG
5 13 (1.55%) Firmware
5 13 (1.55%) vSphere
6 11 (1.31%) Samba
7 10 (1.19%) NFS
8 9 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.96%) Snort
10 7 (0.84%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.84%) KVM
11 4 (0.48%) Docker
11 4 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.48%) XenApp
11 4 (0.48%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.36%) oVirt
13 2 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.24%) vCloud
13 2 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 50 (5.97%) Puppet
2 47 (5.62%) Nagios
3 40 (4.78%) FortiGate
4 36 (4.30%) Cisco Prime
5 18 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (2.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 14 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
8 13 (1.55%) OpenView
9 12 (1.43%) Cacti
10 11 (1.31%) CA Spectrum
10 11 (1.31%) SCCM
11 9 (1.08%) Salt
12 8 (0.96%) Ansible
12 8 (0.96%) EMC NetWorker
13 7 (0.84%) Proventia
14 6 (0.72%) Opsview
15 5 (0.60%) Graphite
15 5 (0.60%) OPNET
15 5 (0.60%) SCOM
16 4 (0.48%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 605 (72.28%) Cisco
2 339 (40.50%) CheckPoint
3 217 (25.93%) Juniper
4 121 (14.46%) Blue Coat
5 109 (13.02%) VMware
6 90 (10.75%) HP
7 86 (10.27%) Fortinet
8 75 (8.96%) Palo Alto
9 68 (8.12%) Microsoft
9 68 (8.12%) Oracle
9 68 (8.12%) Red Hat
10 57 (6.81%) SolarWinds
11 38 (4.54%) Riverbed
12 37 (4.42%) Citrix
13 36 (4.30%) TippingPoint
14 34 (4.06%) Nokia
15 31 (3.70%) NetApp
16 28 (3.35%) IBM
17 22 (2.63%) Brocade
18 19 (2.27%) Intel Security
West Midlands
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £430 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
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IQ Public Sector
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £35.5 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
AAP3
Rate: £27 - £36 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
aap3
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
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TDA Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Manchester
Interquest - IQ Tech
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London
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