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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 268 294 258
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -36
Contract jobs citing F5 438 419 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.76% 0.86%
As % of the Vendors category 1.94% 1.77% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 276 306
Median daily rate £425 £401 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £563 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £26.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% +71.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £26.29
% change year-on-year
-61.11% +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
22572 23646 25687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.63% 42.71% 44.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13786 13871 15133
Median daily rate £420 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 979 1231
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.29 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +26 393 £428 +3.63% 53
London -43 123 £450 +5.88% 18
South East +32 81 £450 +15.38% 8
Yorkshire +47 68 £375 +17.18% 5
West Yorkshire +36 40 £375 -6.25% 3
Scotland +24 32 £363 -9.37% 1
Leeds +30 30 £350 -12.50% 2
North West +8 29 £438 +3.55% 1
North East - 29 £340 -
Tyne and Wear - 29 £340 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 28 £340 -
East of England 0 27 £463 +8.82% 9
Hampshire +30 26 £394 -5.74%
Hertfordshire +10 25 £463 -5.12% 1
South Yorkshire -1 24 £280 -1.75% 2
City of London -6 23 £450 +11.11% 3
Manchester +12 22 £450 +5.88% 1
Sheffield -5 21 £175 -38.59% 2
Edinburgh - 19 £420 - 1
Milton Keynes +28 18 £450 -18.18%
Buckinghamshire +24 18 £450 -18.18% 1
West Midlands 0 17 £450 +1.40% 4
Berkshire -2 15 £450 +7.14% 4
North Yorkshire +12 9 £425 +7.86%
Portsmouth - 9 £438 -
West Sussex +10 8 £383 +7.74%
South West +10 8 £375 -6.25% 7
Renfrewshire - 8 £330 -
Welwyn Garden City -5 7 £463 -6.56%
Birmingham -6 7 £425 - 1

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 649 (74.09%) Cisco
2 542 (61.87%) Firewall
3 332 (37.90%) CheckPoint
4 284 (32.42%) Cisco Certification
5 270 (30.82%) Juniper
6 255 (29.11%) Cisco ASA
7 244 (27.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 237 (27.05%) Load Balancing
9 219 (25.00%) Data Centre
10 206 (23.52%) CCNP
11 201 (22.95%) Cisco Nexus
12 189 (21.58%) Network Security
13 175 (19.98%) BIG-IP
14 174 (19.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 164 (18.72%) WAN
16 156 (17.81%) TCP/IP
17 152 (17.35%) LAN
18 148 (16.89%) Finance
19 146 (16.67%) Security Cleared
20 143 (16.32%) DNS
21 142 (16.21%) ITIL
21 142 (16.21%) BGP
22 141 (16.10%) Linux
23 133 (15.18%) VPN
24 127 (14.50%) Palo Alto
25 124 (14.16%) SC Cleared
26 123 (14.04%) OSPF
27 122 (13.93%) Blue Coat
28 121 (13.81%) Wireless
29 116 (13.24%) 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 64 (7.31%) Tomcat
2 63 (7.19%) Apache
2 63 (7.19%) WebLogic
3 51 (5.82%) JBoss
4 43 (4.91%) iPlanet
5 29 (3.31%) IIS
6 28 (3.20%) Oracle Application Server
7 14 (1.60%) WebSphere
8 12 (1.37%) CMS
9 11 (1.26%) nginx
9 11 (1.26%) Skype for Business
10 9 (1.03%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.80%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.68%) SharePoint
13 5 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.57%) Confluence
13 5 (0.57%) GlassFish
14 4 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (2.28%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.71%) MS Office
3 13 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.46%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.11%) assyst
2 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 41 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.68%) IaaS
3 6 (0.68%) PaaS
4 5 (0.57%) Office 365
4 5 (0.57%) SaaS
5 3 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.11%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 542 (61.87%) Firewall
2 255 (29.11%) Cisco ASA
3 244 (27.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 201 (22.95%) Cisco Nexus
5 189 (21.58%) Network Security
6 175 (19.98%) BIG-IP
7 174 (19.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 164 (18.72%) WAN
9 156 (17.81%) TCP/IP
10 152 (17.35%) LAN
11 143 (16.32%) DNS
12 142 (16.21%) BGP
13 133 (15.18%) VPN
14 123 (14.04%) OSPF
15 121 (13.81%) Wireless
16 104 (11.87%) MPLS
17 91 (10.39%) IPsec
18 80 (9.13%) SSL
19 70 (7.99%) Internet
20 64 (7.31%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.11%) Oracle Database
2 26 (2.97%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (1.48%) MySQL
4 13 (1.48%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.03%) Redis
6 8 (0.91%) DB2
6 8 (0.91%) MongoDB
7 7 (0.80%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.57%) BODI
8 5 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.46%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.34%) Couchbase
10 3 (0.34%) Informix
10 3 (0.34%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (2.40%) Jenkins
2 17 (1.94%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.48%) JIRA
4 6 (0.68%) Firebug
4 6 (0.68%) Gerrit
4 6 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (0.57%) Bower
5 5 (0.57%) Bundler
5 5 (0.57%) Gitweb
5 5 (0.57%) Grunt
5 5 (0.57%) gulp
5 5 (0.57%) Hudson
5 5 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (0.46%) GoCD
7 3 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.34%) Gradle
7 3 (0.34%) Introscope
7 3 (0.34%) Maven
7 3 (0.34%) Selenium
7 3 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 148 (16.89%) Finance
2 58 (6.62%) Banking
3 41 (4.68%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.17%) Retail
5 17 (1.94%) Law
6 6 (0.68%) Financial Institution
6 6 (0.68%) Legal
7 5 (0.57%) Marketing
8 4 (0.46%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.34%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.23%) Games
11 1 (0.11%) Billing
11 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.11%) International Banking
11 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 324 (36.99%) Network Engineer
2 104 (11.87%) Consultant
3 101 (11.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 92 (10.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 91 (10.39%) Architect
6 71 (8.11%) Security Engineer
7 60 (6.85%) Network Architect
7 60 (6.85%) Network Consultant
8 59 (6.74%) Senior Network Engineer
9 57 (6.51%) Network Security Engineer
10 46 (5.25%) Analyst
11 37 (4.22%) Security Consultant
12 35 (4.00%) Network Specialist
13 28 (3.20%) Firewall Engineer
13 28 (3.20%) Network Analyst
14 27 (3.08%) Administrator
15 24 (2.74%) Security Architect
16 23 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 22 (2.51%) Network Security Consultant
18 21 (2.40%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (6.05%) J2EE
2 33 (3.77%) 802.1X
2 33 (3.77%) CSS
3 22 (2.51%) Middleware
4 21 (2.40%) Web Services
5 20 (2.28%) JSP
6 14 (1.60%) XML
7 13 (1.48%) .NET
7 13 (1.48%) Node.js
8 12 (1.37%) HTML
9 11 (1.26%) jQuery
10 9 (1.03%) AngularJS
10 9 (1.03%) React
10 9 (1.03%) RESTful
11 8 (0.91%) ActiveMQ
11 8 (0.91%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (0.91%) WebCenter
12 7 (0.80%) JSON
13 6 (0.68%) CSS3
13 6 (0.68%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 219 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 46 (5.25%) Clustering
3 40 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (4.34%) PKI
5 27 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 24 (2.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 21 (2.40%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.26%) DataPower
9 11 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (1.26%) iPad
10 10 (1.14%) Algorithms
10 10 (1.14%) Driving Licence
10 10 (1.14%) YubiKey
11 9 (1.03%) Cryptography
12 8 (0.91%) User Experience
13 7 (0.80%) e-Health
13 7 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
13 7 (0.80%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 141 (16.10%) Linux
2 115 (13.13%) Unix
3 113 (12.90%) Windows
4 59 (6.74%) Solaris
5 38 (4.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (4.22%) AIX
7 35 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 33 (3.77%) Windows Server
9 17 (1.94%) HPUX
10 13 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (1.26%) SUSE
12 7 (0.80%) CentOS
13 3 (0.34%) Debian
13 3 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.11%) VMS
15 1 (0.11%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (27.05%) Load Balancing
2 142 (16.21%) ITIL
3 87 (9.93%) Network Design
4 77 (8.79%) Migration
5 65 (7.42%) High Availability
6 60 (6.85%) Project Management
7 57 (6.51%) Change Management
8 54 (6.16%) Network Management
9 46 (5.25%) Information Security
10 42 (4.79%) ITIL V3
11 41 (4.68%) Kalman Filter
12 40 (4.57%) Change Control
13 38 (4.34%) Network Architecture
14 36 (4.11%) Network Monitoring
15 35 (4.00%) Service Management
16 34 (3.88%) Service Delivery
17 31 (3.54%) Multi-Factor Authentication
17 31 (3.54%) Two-Factor Authentication
18 30 (3.42%) DevOps
18 30 (3.42%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 54 (6.16%) Java
2 32 (3.65%) Perl
3 30 (3.42%) PowerShell
4 25 (2.85%) JavaScript
5 22 (2.51%) Python
6 19 (2.17%) SQL
7 10 (1.14%) PHP
8 9 (1.03%) Ruby
9 8 (0.91%) Go
10 7 (0.80%) Bash Shell
10 7 (0.80%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.57%) C
11 5 (0.57%) C#
12 3 (0.34%) Korn
13 2 (0.23%) VBScript
14 1 (0.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 284 (32.42%) Cisco Certification
2 206 (23.52%) CCNP
3 146 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 124 (14.16%) SC Cleared
5 116 (13.24%) CCNA
6 78 (8.90%) CCIE
7 33 (3.77%) Degree
8 25 (2.85%) CCDP
8 25 (2.85%) JNCIA
9 24 (2.74%) JNCIS
10 19 (2.17%) CISSP
11 16 (1.83%) CCDA
12 13 (1.48%) JNCIP
13 10 (1.14%) CCSA
13 10 (1.14%) CCSE
14 8 (0.91%) DV Cleared
14 8 (0.91%) PMI Certification
15 7 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (0.80%) CCVP
15 7 (0.80%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.59%) PCI DSS
2 27 (3.08%) SLA
3 24 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.71%) JSP 440
5 11 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.57%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.46%) QA
8 3 (0.34%) PA-DSS
9 2 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.23%) GPG13
10 1 (0.11%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 65 (7.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (3.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 24 (2.74%) Active Directory
4 15 (1.71%) ProxySG
5 13 (1.48%) Firmware
6 12 (1.37%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.57%) KVM
7 5 (0.57%) NFS
7 5 (0.57%) Squid
7 5 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.46%) Docker
8 4 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.46%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.46%) vSphere
8 4 (0.46%) XenApp
8 4 (0.46%) XenServer
9 3 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.34%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 27 (3.08%) Nagios
1 27 (3.08%) Puppet
2 26 (2.97%) FortiGate
3 25 (2.85%) Ansible
4 23 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (2.28%) EMC NetWorker
6 16 (1.83%) OPNET
6 16 (1.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 14 (1.60%) Nessus
8 13 (1.48%) Cacti
8 13 (1.48%) Cisco Prime
8 13 (1.48%) Nexpose
9 11 (1.26%) Terraform
10 10 (1.14%) OpenView
11 9 (1.03%) SolarWinds Orion
12 8 (0.91%) SCCM
13 7 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 7 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 5 (0.57%) CA Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.57%) StatsD
Vendors
1 649 (74.09%) Cisco
2 332 (37.90%) CheckPoint
3 270 (30.82%) Juniper
4 127 (14.50%) Palo Alto
5 122 (13.93%) Blue Coat
6 112 (12.79%) VMware
7 89 (10.16%) Oracle
8 85 (9.70%) Fortinet
9 82 (9.36%) Red Hat
10 64 (7.31%) Microsoft
11 62 (7.08%) SolarWinds
12 61 (6.96%) Aruba
12 61 (6.96%) Riverbed
13 51 (5.82%) Sun
14 50 (5.71%) HP
15 48 (5.48%) TippingPoint
16 38 (4.34%) Brocade
16 38 (4.34%) Sourcefire
17 36 (4.11%) Citrix
17 36 (4.11%) Intel Security
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