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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
UK
Rank 251 291 245
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -46
Contract jobs citing F5 418 399 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.92% 0.77% 0.91%
As % of the Vendors category 2.07% 1.78% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 240 320
Median daily rate £405 £398 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £401
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.00%

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
20200 22429 23591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.54% 43.13% 45.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12524 13422 13583
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 762 838 962
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.34 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% +21.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.78 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +42 375 £410 +2.50% 65
South East +23 106 £420 +20.00% 14
London +5 105 £438 +3.24% 27
Buckinghamshire +29 33 £419 -23.86% 1
Hampshire +17 33 £415 +17.89% 6
North East +15 30 £370 +2.06% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 30 £370 -
Tyne and Wear - 30 £370 -
Milton Keynes +30 29 £438 -20.45% 1
Yorkshire -16 29 £425 +13.33% 5
East of England +11 28 £450 -4.50% 7
North West +31 27 £363 -27.50% 1
South West +15 25 £375 - 4
Scotland +37 24 £360 -4.00% 2
City of London -4 20 £425 +3.03% 5
Hertfordshire +11 19 £450 -8.86% 2
West Midlands +12 17 £363 -14.70% 5
Hook - 16 £423 -
South Wales +26 13 £425 +6.25% 1
Wales +16 13 £425 +8.34% 1
Surrey +11 13 £475 +5.55% 2
Bristol +10 13 £375 +7.14% 2
West Yorkshire +4 12 £450 +12.50% 3
Edinburgh - 12 £430 - 1
Manchester +11 11 £318 -37.12% 1
Berkshire -11 11 £450 +18.42% 2
East Midlands +6 10 £469 +25.00% 1
Oxfordshire - 10 £325 - 1
Renfrewshire - 10 £324 -
Wiltshire +3 9 £375 -11.76% 1

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 685 (79.47%) Cisco
2 530 (61.48%) Firewall
3 383 (44.43%) CheckPoint
4 345 (40.02%) Cisco Certification
5 278 (32.25%) Juniper
6 264 (30.63%) CCNP
7 260 (30.16%) Cisco ASA
8 239 (27.73%) Data Centre
9 234 (27.15%) WAN
10 216 (25.06%) LAN
11 208 (24.13%) Load Balancing
12 205 (23.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 200 (23.20%) Security Cleared
14 185 (21.46%) Network Security
15 179 (20.77%) SC Cleared
16 174 (20.19%) Cisco Nexus
17 169 (19.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 165 (19.14%) Wireless
19 157 (18.21%) ITIL
20 151 (17.52%) Blue Coat
21 141 (16.36%) BIG-IP
22 138 (16.01%) DNS
23 135 (15.66%) Palo Alto
24 132 (15.31%) Finance
24 132 (15.31%) MPLS
25 128 (14.85%) VPN
26 127 (14.73%) TCP/IP
27 126 (14.62%) BGP
28 120 (13.92%) Fortinet
29 118 (13.69%) CCNA

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 48 (5.57%) WebLogic
2 46 (5.34%) Apache
3 43 (4.99%) Tomcat
4 37 (4.29%) JBoss
5 36 (4.18%) iPlanet
6 28 (3.25%) Oracle Application Server
7 13 (1.51%) IIS
8 11 (1.28%) MS Exchange
9 9 (1.04%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.93%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.81%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.58%) CMS
13 5 (0.58%) Confluence
13 5 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.58%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.35%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 16 (1.86%) MS Office
2 15 (1.74%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.35%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 48 (5.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.86%) Akamai
4 6 (0.70%) GitHub
4 6 (0.70%) Office 365
5 5 (0.58%) IaaS
5 5 (0.58%) PaaS
5 5 (0.58%) SaaS
6 3 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.23%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 530 (61.48%) Firewall
2 260 (30.16%) Cisco ASA
3 234 (27.15%) WAN
4 216 (25.06%) LAN
5 205 (23.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 185 (21.46%) Network Security
7 174 (20.19%) Cisco Nexus
8 169 (19.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 165 (19.14%) Wireless
10 141 (16.36%) BIG-IP
11 138 (16.01%) DNS
12 132 (15.31%) MPLS
13 128 (14.85%) VPN
14 127 (14.73%) TCP/IP
15 126 (14.62%) BGP
16 117 (13.57%) OSPF
17 79 (9.16%) IPsec
18 63 (7.31%) DHCP
19 61 (7.08%) Cisco IOS
20 58 (6.73%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (3.02%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.20%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.16%) MySQL
4 6 (0.70%) BODI
4 6 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (0.70%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.46%) MariaDB
6 4 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.46%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.35%) DB2
7 3 (0.35%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.35%) Redis
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.12%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (2.09%) Jenkins
2 16 (1.86%) JIRA
3 8 (0.93%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.93%) Subversion
4 6 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (0.58%) Hudson
5 5 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.35%) AppScan
6 3 (0.35%) Introscope
6 3 (0.35%) Selenium
7 2 (0.23%) GoCD
7 2 (0.23%) JMeter
7 2 (0.23%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.12%) Ant
8 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.12%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.12%) MSI
8 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 132 (15.31%) Finance
2 63 (7.31%) Telecoms
3 48 (5.57%) Banking
4 18 (2.09%) Law
5 16 (1.86%) Retail
6 10 (1.16%) Legal
7 7 (0.81%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.58%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.46%) Marketing
10 2 (0.23%) Billing
10 2 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.23%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.12%) Advertising
11 1 (0.12%) Back Office
11 1 (0.12%) French Language
11 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.12%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 360 (41.76%) Network Engineer
2 113 (13.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 104 (12.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 97 (11.25%) Consultant
5 79 (9.16%) Architect
6 73 (8.47%) Security Engineer
7 71 (8.24%) Analyst
8 62 (7.19%) Network Security Engineer
9 56 (6.50%) Network Consultant
10 54 (6.26%) Network Architect
11 50 (5.80%) Network Analyst
12 46 (5.34%) Network Specialist
13 44 (5.10%) Senior Network Engineer
14 41 (4.76%) Security Consultant
15 36 (4.18%) Firewall Engineer
16 27 (3.13%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 26 (3.02%) Network Security Consultant
18 23 (2.67%) Network Support
19 22 (2.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 22 (2.55%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (4.64%) J2EE
2 30 (3.48%) 802.1X
3 20 (2.32%) CSS
4 18 (2.09%) Web Services
5 14 (1.62%) Middleware
6 12 (1.39%) .NET
7 7 (0.81%) JSP
8 6 (0.70%) HTML
8 6 (0.70%) XML
9 5 (0.58%) jQuery
10 4 (0.46%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (0.46%) Ajax
10 4 (0.46%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.46%) LAMP
11 3 (0.35%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (0.35%) MSMQ
11 3 (0.35%) Velocity
11 3 (0.35%) WebCenter
11 3 (0.35%) XSL
12 2 (0.23%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 239 (27.73%) Data Centre
2 65 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (5.10%) Computer Science
4 36 (4.18%) Clustering
5 27 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 24 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 20 (2.32%) PKI
8 15 (1.74%) IVR
9 14 (1.62%) Driving Licence
9 14 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.16%) iPad
11 9 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (0.93%) e-Health
12 8 (0.93%) Wiki
13 7 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
14 6 (0.70%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.58%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 4 (0.46%) Private Cloud
16 4 (0.46%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 108 (12.53%) Linux
2 101 (11.72%) Windows
3 98 (11.37%) Unix
4 43 (4.99%) Solaris
5 32 (3.71%) Windows Server
6 28 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (2.44%) AIX
9 17 (1.97%) HPUX
10 16 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (1.28%) SUSE
12 9 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.35%) Android
13 3 (0.35%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.35%) Debian
13 3 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.23%) CatOS
14 2 (0.23%) CentOS
14 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (24.13%) Load Balancing
2 157 (18.21%) ITIL
3 116 (13.46%) Network Design
4 63 (7.31%) High Availability
4 63 (7.31%) Service Management
5 57 (6.61%) Migration
6 50 (5.80%) Network Management
7 44 (5.10%) ITSM
8 43 (4.99%) Change Management
9 41 (4.76%) Service Delivery
10 39 (4.52%) Information Security
11 36 (4.18%) Incident Management
11 36 (4.18%) Project Management
12 33 (3.83%) Change Control
13 32 (3.71%) Kalman Filter
14 28 (3.25%) Network Architecture
15 27 (3.13%) Mentoring
15 27 (3.13%) Problem Management
16 25 (2.90%) ITIL V3
17 24 (2.78%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 28 (3.25%) PowerShell
2 26 (3.02%) SQL
3 25 (2.90%) Java
4 22 (2.55%) Python
5 19 (2.20%) Perl
6 10 (1.16%) JavaScript
7 8 (0.93%) Bash Shell
8 7 (0.81%) Ruby
9 5 (0.58%) C
10 4 (0.46%) C#
11 3 (0.35%) Go
11 3 (0.35%) PHP
11 3 (0.35%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.35%) VBScript
12 2 (0.23%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.12%) Korn
13 1 (0.12%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 345 (40.02%) Cisco Certification
2 264 (30.63%) CCNP
3 200 (23.20%) Security Cleared
4 179 (20.77%) SC Cleared
5 118 (13.69%) CCNA
6 110 (12.76%) CCIE
7 63 (7.31%) CCDP
8 56 (6.50%) CCSA
9 55 (6.38%) CCSE
9 55 (6.38%) JNCIA
10 48 (5.57%) Degree
11 45 (5.22%) CCIP
12 43 (4.99%) JNCIE
13 29 (3.36%) HP ASE
13 29 (3.36%) HP MASE
14 17 (1.97%) CISSP
14 17 (1.97%) JNCIP
15 13 (1.51%) JNCIS
16 12 (1.39%) CCSP
17 11 (1.28%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.22%) PCI DSS
2 34 (3.94%) SLA
3 26 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.93%) HIPAA
6 6 (0.70%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.58%) PA-DSS
8 4 (0.46%) QA
9 3 (0.35%) GPG13
10 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.12%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 66 (7.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (3.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 23 (2.67%) ProxySG
4 18 (2.09%) Active Directory
4 18 (2.09%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.28%) vSphere
6 9 (1.04%) Firmware
7 7 (0.81%) XenApp
8 6 (0.70%) Docker
8 6 (0.70%) vCloud
9 4 (0.46%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.46%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.46%) XenServer
10 3 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.23%) KVM
11 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.23%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 77 (8.93%) FortiGate
2 20 (2.32%) Puppet
3 19 (2.20%) Cisco Prime
4 15 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (1.62%) Ansible
6 13 (1.51%) Nagios
7 12 (1.39%) Forum Sentry
7 12 (1.39%) Nexpose
8 10 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (1.04%) EMC NetWorker
9 9 (1.04%) OpenView
10 8 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
10 8 (0.93%) Nessus
10 8 (0.93%) QRadar
11 7 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 7 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (0.70%) CA Spectrum
12 6 (0.70%) Cacti
12 6 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 685 (79.47%) Cisco
2 383 (44.43%) CheckPoint
3 278 (32.25%) Juniper
4 151 (17.52%) Blue Coat
5 135 (15.66%) Palo Alto
6 120 (13.92%) Fortinet
7 102 (11.83%) VMware
8 95 (11.02%) HP
9 84 (9.74%) Riverbed
10 78 (9.05%) Aruba
11 68 (7.89%) Microsoft
12 60 (6.96%) Oracle
13 53 (6.15%) Red Hat
14 49 (5.68%) Citrix
14 49 (5.68%) SolarWinds
15 45 (5.22%) Brocade
16 42 (4.87%) Intel Security
17 39 (4.52%) Splunk
17 39 (4.52%) Sun
18 35 (4.06%) Nokia
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