Period
to 25 September 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited F5 over the 6 months to 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

F5
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 116 88
Rank change year-on-year +31 -28 -4
Contract jobs citing F5 37 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.97% 1.02% 1.59%
As % of the Vendors category 4.26% 2.29% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 12
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £428 £357 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.06% -17.57% -3.89%
10th Percentile £379 £340 £376
90th Percentile £467 £550 £530
South East median daily rate £429 £409 £400
% change year-on-year +4.83% +2.19% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £53.33 - -
South East median hourly rate £53.33 - £34.00

F5 is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Buckinghamshire.

All Vendors
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 868 1,004 812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 46.12% 44.56% 46.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 447 429
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +8.11%
10th Percentile £220 £161 £203
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 59 39
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £12.50 £16.93 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.17% +47.22% -4.17%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.78 £8.50
90th Percentile £26.65 £31.00 £18.75
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year -4.35% +1.47% -5.56%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing F5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in Buckinghamshire

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing F5 in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in Buckinghamshire

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in Buckinghamshire

F5
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 25 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +19 34 £429 +20.20% 4
High Wycombe - 1 £413 - 1
F5
South East

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing F5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for F5.

1 28 (75.68%) Cisco
2 24 (64.86%) Security Cleared
3 23 (62.16%) Firewall
4 21 (56.76%) Juniper
5 20 (54.05%) Cisco ASA
5 20 (54.05%) Cisco ISE
6 18 (48.65%) DV Cleared
7 16 (43.24%) BGP
7 16 (43.24%) Virtual Environments
8 15 (40.54%) ITIL
9 14 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (37.84%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (37.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 14 (37.84%) SC Cleared
10 13 (35.14%) CCNP
11 12 (32.43%) TCP/IP
11 12 (32.43%) BIG-IP
11 12 (32.43%) Change Management
12 11 (29.73%) IPsec
12 11 (29.73%) ITIL V3
12 11 (29.73%) LAN
12 11 (29.73%) Palo Alto
13 10 (27.03%) CCNA
14 9 (24.32%) SSL
14 9 (24.32%) WAN
14 9 (24.32%) Data Centre
15 8 (21.62%) Windows
15 8 (21.62%) Internet
16 7 (18.92%) OSPF
16 7 (18.92%) IIS

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 7 (18.92%) IIS
2 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (8.11%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Akamai
3 1 (2.70%) GitHub
3 1 (2.70%) Office 365
3 1 (2.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (62.16%) Firewall
2 20 (54.05%) Cisco ASA
2 20 (54.05%) Cisco ISE
3 16 (43.24%) BGP
4 14 (37.84%) Cisco Nexus
4 14 (37.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 12 (32.43%) BIG-IP
5 12 (32.43%) TCP/IP
6 11 (29.73%) IPsec
6 11 (29.73%) LAN
7 9 (24.32%) SSL
7 9 (24.32%) WAN
8 8 (21.62%) Internet
9 7 (18.92%) OSPF
9 7 (18.92%) Telepresence
10 5 (13.51%) DNS
10 5 (13.51%) VPN
10 5 (13.51%) Wireless
11 4 (10.81%) DHCP
11 4 (10.81%) ICMP
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (59.46%) Network Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Applications Support
4 5 (13.51%) Network Support
4 5 (13.51%) Network Support Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Network Specialist
5 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Applications Specialist
6 3 (8.11%) Applications Support Specialist
6 3 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Support Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) Data Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Data Network Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) DBA
7 2 (5.41%) SQL DBA
8 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Support
8 1 (2.70%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) CSS
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) LDAP
2 1 (2.70%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) BYOD
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Linux
2 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (13.51%) Unix
3 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Android
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Virtual Environments
2 15 (40.54%) ITIL
3 12 (32.43%) Change Management
4 11 (29.73%) ITIL V3
5 7 (18.92%) Network Management
6 6 (16.22%) Service Management
7 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 5 (13.51%) ITSM
7 5 (13.51%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
8 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (10.81%) Load Balancing
8 4 (10.81%) Network Virtualisation
9 3 (8.11%) DevOps
9 3 (8.11%) Migration
10 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
10 2 (5.41%) Deployment Automation
10 2 (5.41%) Network Load Balancing
10 2 (5.41%) Task Automation
11 1 (2.70%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) Python
3 2 (5.41%) C
4 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (64.86%) Security Cleared
2 18 (48.65%) DV Cleared
3 14 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (37.84%) SC Cleared
4 13 (35.14%) CCNP
5 10 (27.03%) CCNA
6 5 (13.51%) MCDBA
6 5 (13.51%) MCITP
6 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (10.81%) CCIP
8 1 (2.70%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.11%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (13.51%) Ansible
3 2 (5.41%) FortiGate
3 2 (5.41%) Terraform
4 1 (2.70%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 28 (75.68%) Cisco
2 21 (56.76%) Juniper
3 11 (29.73%) Palo Alto
4 7 (18.92%) Aruba
4 7 (18.92%) VMware
5 5 (13.51%) Blue Coat
5 5 (13.51%) Citrix
6 2 (5.41%) Infoblox
6 2 (5.41%) Nokia
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle
6 2 (5.41%) Remedy
6 2 (5.41%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.70%) Red Hat