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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 266 308 370
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +62
Contract jobs citing F5 490 393 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.92% 0.70% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 2.04% 1.57% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 248 149
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £349 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.52% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 5
Median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +110.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £31.24
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +28.06%

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
23987 24983 24134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.86% 44.50% 44.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14700 14631 13551
Median daily rate £400 £388 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 829 1109 1020
Median hourly rate £20.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.17 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.15 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+13.51% +8.82%

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 1 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 1 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 +45 429 £413 +4.76% 63
London -35 142 £448 +5.29% 23
South East +30 96 £375 -6.25% 18
Scotland +11 54 £330 -3.64% 2
Yorkshire +15 41 £389 +3.66% 12
South West +37 39 £350 -16.66% 3
West Midlands -27 37 £384 +19.92% 5
Hampshire +31 33 £350 +12.90% 4
North West +22 33 £488 +8.33% 1
Berkshire +9 30 £375 +29.31% 5
West Yorkshire +3 26 £400 +7.38% 12
Renfrewshire -19 26 £310 +15.75%
Erskine -22 26 £310 +15.75%
Manchester +19 23 £490 +8.88% 1
East of England +21 22 £450 +30.43%
City of London -7 21 £500 +17.64% 7
Buckinghamshire +9 20 £450 - 2
North East -43 19 £493 +41.73%
Hertfordshire +31 18 £453 +20.66%
Leeds -5 17 £389 +7.98% 5
Reading +10 16 £375 +30.43% 4
Milton Keynes +7 16 £450 - 1
Glasgow +10 15 £343 -23.88%
Telford -28 13 £384 +31.19%
Shropshire -29 13 £384 +23.79%
Croydon - 13 £404 -
Dorset +2 12 £393 -
Tyne and Wear -51 12 £500 +43.89%
South Yorkshire +11 11 £350 -22.22%
Newcastle upon Tyne -55 11 £500 +43.89%

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 593 (70.18%) Cisco
2 553 (65.44%) Firewall
3 347 (41.07%) CheckPoint
4 297 (35.15%) Cisco Certification
5 262 (31.01%) Load Balancing
6 253 (29.94%) Juniper
7 239 (28.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 225 (26.63%) CCNP
9 224 (26.51%) Network Security
10 223 (26.39%) Cisco ASA
11 216 (25.56%) Data Centre
12 186 (22.01%) WAN
13 184 (21.78%) Cisco Nexus
14 180 (21.30%) LAN
15 177 (20.95%) BIG-IP
16 162 (19.17%) Linux
17 155 (18.34%) Finance
18 151 (17.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 147 (17.40%) Windows
20 145 (17.16%) ITIL
21 143 (16.92%) CCNA
22 140 (16.57%) DNS
23 137 (16.21%) VPN
24 133 (15.74%) BGP
25 123 (14.56%) TCP/IP
26 121 (14.32%) VMware
27 109 (12.90%) Fortinet
27 109 (12.90%) MPLS
28 108 (12.78%) Wireless
28 108 (12.78%) Blue Coat

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 (4.38%) OpenStack
2 26 (3.08%) IIS
3 23 (2.72%) Apache
4 22 (2.60%) JBoss
5 20 (2.37%) Tomcat
6 15 (1.78%) MQSeries
6 15 (1.78%) Skype for Business
7 13 (1.54%) WebLogic
8 10 (1.18%) SharePoint
9 9 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (0.95%) iPlanet
11 7 (0.83%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.59%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (0.47%) nginx
15 3 (0.36%) Confluence
15 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
15 3 (0.36%) SAS
16 2 (0.24%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 18 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.07%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.95%) ProjectWise
4 5 (0.59%) MS Office
5 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.30%) IaaS
3 8 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.47%) Office 365
5 3 (0.36%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.24%) SaaS
6 2 (0.24%) Yammer
7 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.12%) Google Play
7 1 (0.12%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.12%) iTunes
7 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 553 (65.44%) Firewall
2 239 (28.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 224 (26.51%) Network Security
4 223 (26.39%) Cisco ASA
5 186 (22.01%) WAN
6 184 (21.78%) Cisco Nexus
7 180 (21.30%) LAN
8 177 (20.95%) BIG-IP
9 151 (17.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 140 (16.57%) DNS
11 137 (16.21%) VPN
12 133 (15.74%) BGP
13 123 (14.56%) TCP/IP
14 109 (12.90%) MPLS
15 108 (12.78%) Wireless
16 103 (12.19%) Internet
17 101 (11.95%) OSPF
18 100 (11.83%) SSL
19 73 (8.64%) IPsec
20 72 (8.52%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (4.97%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 17 (2.01%) DB2
4 15 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (1.66%) Oracle Database
6 12 (1.42%) MySQL
7 9 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.59%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.36%) Redis
11 2 (0.24%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.24%) Informix
11 2 (0.24%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (1.42%) Maven
2 10 (1.18%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.18%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (1.07%) Artifactory
3 9 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (1.07%) Gradle
3 9 (1.07%) TortoiseSVN
4 8 (0.95%) JIRA
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.36%) Subversion
5 3 (0.36%) Travis CI
5 3 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.24%) Bower
6 2 (0.24%) Bundler
6 2 (0.24%) Firebug
6 2 (0.24%) Gitweb
6 2 (0.24%) Grunt
6 2 (0.24%) gulp
6 2 (0.24%) Hudson
General
1 155 (18.34%) Finance
2 42 (4.97%) Banking
3 34 (4.02%) Telecoms
4 21 (2.49%) Law
5 19 (2.25%) Retail
6 16 (1.89%) Games
7 10 (1.18%) Legal
8 5 (0.59%) Billing
9 4 (0.47%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.36%) French Language
10 3 (0.36%) Local Government
10 3 (0.36%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.36%) Marketing
11 2 (0.24%) Back Office
11 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.24%) Publishing
11 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Electronics
12 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 356 (42.13%) Network Engineer
2 95 (11.24%) Security Engineer
3 85 (10.06%) Cisco Engineer
4 77 (9.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 73 (8.64%) Architect
6 68 (8.05%) Network Security Engineer
7 67 (7.93%) Analyst
8 62 (7.34%) Senior Network Engineer
9 57 (6.75%) Consultant
10 39 (4.62%) Network Architect
11 37 (4.38%) Support Engineer
12 33 (3.91%) Security Analyst
13 32 (3.79%) Network Analyst
14 27 (3.20%) Network Consultant
14 27 (3.20%) Security Consultant
15 25 (2.96%) Administrator
15 25 (2.96%) Network Specialist
15 25 (2.96%) Technical Specialist
16 24 (2.84%) Network Support
17 23 (2.72%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.02%) 802.1X
2 26 (3.08%) Web Services
3 23 (2.72%) Middleware
4 22 (2.60%) CSS
5 20 (2.37%) J2EE
6 16 (1.89%) SOAP
7 14 (1.66%) Node.js
8 10 (1.18%) JSP
8 10 (1.18%) REST
9 7 (0.83%) .NET
9 7 (0.83%) RESTful
9 7 (0.83%) XML
10 6 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (0.71%) SAML
11 5 (0.59%) ActiveMQ
11 5 (0.59%) AngularJS
11 5 (0.59%) jQuery
11 5 (0.59%) LAMP
11 5 (0.59%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 5 (0.59%) React
Miscellaneous
1 216 (25.56%) Data Centre
2 50 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (4.97%) PKI
4 30 (3.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 29 (3.43%) Clustering
6 24 (2.84%) Management Information System
7 19 (2.25%) Private Cloud
8 18 (2.13%) Computer Science
9 15 (1.78%) YubiKey
10 14 (1.66%) Algorithms
10 14 (1.66%) DataPower
11 12 (1.42%) iPad
12 11 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.30%) User Experience
13 7 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.83%) Replication
13 7 (0.83%) Visualisation
14 6 (0.71%) MPEG
14 6 (0.71%) Online Games
14 6 (0.71%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 162 (19.17%) Linux
2 147 (17.40%) Windows
3 104 (12.31%) Unix
4 65 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 52 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (2.72%) AIX
8 17 (2.01%) Solaris
9 14 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.95%) CentOS
12 4 (0.47%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.12%) Android
15 1 (0.12%) CatOS
15 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (31.01%) Load Balancing
2 145 (17.16%) ITIL
3 61 (7.22%) High Availability
4 60 (7.10%) Network Design
5 59 (6.98%) Network Management
6 56 (6.63%) Change Management
7 55 (6.51%) Migration
8 54 (6.39%) Network Monitoring
9 52 (6.15%) Project Management
10 50 (5.92%) Capacity Planning
11 44 (5.21%) ITIL V3
12 37 (4.38%) Change Control
12 37 (4.38%) Service Delivery
13 35 (4.14%) Configuration Management
14 33 (3.91%) Stakeholder Management
15 31 (3.67%) DevOps
16 27 (3.20%) Multi-Factor Authentication
16 27 (3.20%) Two-Factor Authentication
17 26 (3.08%) Information Security
18 25 (2.96%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 53 (6.27%) Perl
2 49 (5.80%) Java
3 47 (5.56%) Python
4 39 (4.62%) SQL
5 33 (3.91%) PowerShell
6 23 (2.72%) Bash Shell
7 16 (1.89%) Shell Script
8 12 (1.42%) Ruby
9 9 (1.07%) JavaScript
10 8 (0.95%) PHP
11 6 (0.71%) Tcl
12 4 (0.47%) C
13 3 (0.36%) C++
13 3 (0.36%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.24%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.24%) VBScript
15 1 (0.12%) AWK
15 1 (0.12%) Korn
15 1 (0.12%) Lisp
15 1 (0.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 297 (35.15%) Cisco Certification
2 225 (26.63%) CCNP
3 143 (16.92%) CCNA
4 108 (12.78%) Security Cleared
5 100 (11.83%) SC Cleared
6 70 (8.28%) CCIE
7 39 (4.62%) CCSE
7 39 (4.62%) Degree
8 30 (3.55%) CCSA
9 27 (3.20%) JNCIS
10 26 (3.08%) CCDP
11 23 (2.72%) CCDA
12 22 (2.60%) JNCIA
13 18 (2.13%) CISSP
14 13 (1.54%) Check Point Certification
15 11 (1.30%) JNCIP
16 9 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 6 (0.71%) PMI Certification
18 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
19 4 (0.47%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.68%) SLA
2 15 (1.78%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.54%) JSP 440
4 7 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.59%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.24%) QA
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 84 (9.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (4.50%) Active Directory
3 28 (3.31%) ProxySG
3 28 (3.31%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (2.37%) VMware ESX
5 13 (1.54%) vSphere
6 12 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.30%) Samba
8 10 (1.18%) NFS
9 9 (1.07%) Firmware
10 8 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.83%) Hyper-V
12 6 (0.71%) KVM
13 5 (0.59%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.47%) Docker
14 4 (0.47%) Snort
14 4 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (0.47%) XenApp
15 3 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.36%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 52 (6.15%) Nagios
2 49 (5.80%) Puppet
3 32 (3.79%) FortiGate
4 31 (3.67%) Cisco Prime
5 18 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 17 (2.01%) Cacti
7 16 (1.89%) SolarWinds Orion
8 15 (1.78%) OPNET
9 14 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (1.42%) SCCM
11 11 (1.30%) Ansible
11 11 (1.30%) CA Spectrum
12 10 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
13 8 (0.95%) OpenView
13 8 (0.95%) Salt
14 7 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
14 7 (0.83%) Nexpose
14 7 (0.83%) SCOM
15 5 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
15 5 (0.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 593 (70.18%) Cisco
2 347 (41.07%) CheckPoint
3 253 (29.94%) Juniper
4 121 (14.32%) VMware
5 109 (12.90%) Fortinet
6 108 (12.78%) Blue Coat
7 83 (9.82%) HP
8 82 (9.70%) Palo Alto
9 74 (8.76%) Red Hat
10 73 (8.64%) SolarWinds
11 66 (7.81%) Microsoft
11 66 (7.81%) Oracle
12 54 (6.39%) Riverbed
13 53 (6.27%) TippingPoint
14 50 (5.92%) Citrix
15 42 (4.97%) Nokia
16 31 (3.67%) Intel Security
17 28 (3.31%) IBM
18 27 (3.20%) NetApp
19 23 (2.72%) Sourcefire
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