Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 2017 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 90 92
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 +14
Contract jobs citing F5 45 24 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.12% 1.20% 1.61%
As % of the Vendors category 4.70% 2.70% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 10 15
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.61% +0.06% +12.50%
10th Percentile £346 £399 £367
90th Percentile £573 £539 £492
South East median daily rate £425 £380 £388
% change year-on-year +11.84% -1.94% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 957 889 1151
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 45.01% 44.54% 45.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 463 513
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £215 £206 £213
90th Percentile £544 £538 £494
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 43 54
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.50 £12.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% +13.64% -18.52%
10th Percentile £8.79 £8.60 £9.00
90th Percentile £31.00 £25.35 £41.75
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% -2.83% +9.34%

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 24 July 2017.

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 24 July 2017. 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 +6 44 £425 -5.66%
F5
South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for F5.

1 35 (77.78%) Cisco
2 31 (68.89%) Security Cleared
3 22 (48.89%) Cisco ASA
3 22 (48.89%) Cisco Nexus
4 21 (46.67%) SC Cleared
5 20 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (40.00%) CCNP
6 18 (40.00%) Firewall
6 18 (40.00%) DV Cleared
6 18 (40.00%) BIG-IP
7 17 (37.78%) Citrix
8 16 (35.56%) WAN
9 15 (33.33%) ITIL
10 14 (31.11%) Juniper
11 11 (24.44%) LAN
12 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
12 10 (22.22%) CCNA
13 9 (20.00%) Thin Client
13 9 (20.00%) VMware
13 9 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (20.00%) AppSense
13 9 (20.00%) Fat Client
13 9 (20.00%) XenApp
13 9 (20.00%) XenDesktop
13 9 (20.00%) AppDNA
13 9 (20.00%) GPG13
13 9 (20.00%) Protective Monitoring
13 9 (20.00%) DevOps
13 9 (20.00%) Palo Alto
14 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills

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 8 (17.78%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (15.56%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.22%) Apache
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (48.89%) Cisco ASA
1 22 (48.89%) Cisco Nexus
2 18 (40.00%) BIG-IP
2 18 (40.00%) Firewall
3 16 (35.56%) WAN
4 11 (24.44%) LAN
5 8 (17.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (15.56%) VPN
7 6 (13.33%) BGP
8 5 (11.11%) EIGRP
8 5 (11.11%) FCoE
8 5 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (11.11%) OSPF
9 3 (6.67%) DNS
9 3 (6.67%) Network Security
9 3 (6.67%) Wireless
10 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
10 2 (4.44%) MPLS
10 2 (4.44%) SSL
10 2 (4.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (4.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Architect
1 11 (24.44%) Consultant
2 10 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Enterprise Architect
4 6 (13.33%) Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Network Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Messaging Specialist
6 4 (8.89%) Network Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) Principal Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Communications Specialist
8 2 (4.44%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Messaging Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Network Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Network Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Network Project Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 9 (20.00%) Thin Client
2 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.44%) IVR
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.22%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Linux
1 8 (17.78%) Unix
1 8 (17.78%) Windows
1 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) ITIL
2 9 (20.00%) DevOps
2 9 (20.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 8 (17.78%) ITIL V3
3 8 (17.78%) Load Balancing
4 7 (15.56%) Change Management
4 7 (15.56%) ITSM
4 7 (15.56%) Service Management
4 7 (15.56%) Virtual Environments
5 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.44%) Workflow
8 1 (2.22%) CRM
8 1 (2.22%) E-business
8 1 (2.22%) Network Design
8 1 (2.22%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.22%) Resource Management
8 1 (2.22%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) SQL
2 7 (15.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.22%) Java
3 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (68.89%) Security Cleared
2 21 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 20 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (40.00%) CCNP
4 18 (40.00%) DV Cleared
5 10 (22.22%) CCNA
6 7 (15.56%) MCP
6 7 (15.56%) MCSE
6 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.22%) CCSA
7 1 (2.22%) CCSE
7 1 (2.22%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) GPG13
2 1 (2.22%) AS 2805
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 8583
2 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 9 (20.00%) XenApp
1 9 (20.00%) XenDesktop
2 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.78%) Hyper-V
3 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (15.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) AppDNA
2 1 (2.22%) Ansible
2 1 (2.22%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (2.22%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 35 (77.78%) Cisco
2 17 (37.78%) Citrix
3 14 (31.11%) Juniper
4 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 9 (20.00%) AppSense
5 9 (20.00%) Palo Alto
5 9 (20.00%) VMware
6 7 (15.56%) HP
6 7 (15.56%) ServiceNow
7 6 (13.33%) CheckPoint
7 6 (13.33%) Fortinet
8 3 (6.67%) Aruba
8 3 (6.67%) Blue Coat
9 2 (4.44%) Avaya
9 2 (4.44%) Remedy
10 1 (2.22%) CA
10 1 (2.22%) Genesys
10 1 (2.22%) NetApp
10 1 (2.22%) Nokia
10 1 (2.22%) Riverbed