Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 70 87
Rank change year-on-year -49 +17 +5
Contract jobs citing F5 17 30 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.72% 1.77% 1.59%
As % of the Vendors category 1.61% 3.85% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 15
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% - +36.36%
10th Percentile £390 £273 £413
90th Percentile £564 £533 £516
South East median daily rate £410 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -3.53% - +14.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 1055 779 1155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 44.70% 46.01% 44.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 426 511
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £397 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.82% +5.80% +9.49%
10th Percentile £215 £213 £209
90th Percentile £525 £538 £530
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +6.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 42 49
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.75 £11.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.36% -31.25% +28.00%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £32.43 £30.10
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £15.13 £18.00
% change year-on-year +14.88% -15.97% +14.43%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -47 14 £400 -11.11%
F5
South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 13 (76.47%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (47.06%) LAN
2 8 (47.06%) WAN
2 8 (47.06%) Firewall
3 7 (41.18%) Load Balancing
4 6 (35.29%) Fortinet
4 6 (35.29%) Python
4 6 (35.29%) CCIE
4 6 (35.29%) CCNP
4 6 (35.29%) DNS
5 5 (29.41%) DHCP
5 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (29.41%) Blue Coat
5 5 (29.41%) BIG-IP
5 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (29.41%) Ansible
6 4 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (23.53%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 4 (23.53%) VLAN
6 4 (23.53%) Network Design
6 4 (23.53%) VMware
6 4 (23.53%) Linux
7 3 (17.65%) MCSE
7 3 (17.65%) ITIL
7 3 (17.65%) MCP
7 3 (17.65%) Windows
7 3 (17.65%) WAP

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 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
1 3 (17.65%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (17.65%) Office 365
3 1 (5.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) Firewall
1 8 (47.06%) LAN
1 8 (47.06%) WAN
2 6 (35.29%) DNS
3 5 (29.41%) BIG-IP
3 5 (29.41%) DHCP
3 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (23.53%) VLAN
5 3 (17.65%) MPLS
5 3 (17.65%) Network Security
5 3 (17.65%) Skype
5 3 (17.65%) Wireless
6 2 (11.76%) BGP
6 2 (11.76%) EIGRP
6 2 (11.76%) OSPF
6 2 (11.76%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
General
1 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Data Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Communications Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) Data Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Messaging Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Network Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Security Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Data Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Network Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) WAP
2 1 (5.88%) Java EE
2 1 (5.88%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (17.65%) Virtual Team
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Load Balancing
2 4 (23.53%) Network Design
3 3 (17.65%) Change Management
3 3 (17.65%) Information Security
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL V3
3 3 (17.65%) ITSM
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
3 3 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Service Management
3 3 (17.65%) SIEM
3 3 (17.65%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (11.76%) High Availability
4 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) E-business
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Python
2 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
3 2 (11.76%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (35.29%) CCIE
2 6 (35.29%) CCNP
3 4 (23.53%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 3 (17.65%) MCP
4 3 (17.65%) MCSE
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) CCDA
5 2 (11.76%) CCDE
5 2 (11.76%) CCDP
6 1 (5.88%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) ISO 9001
2 2 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (11.76%) SLA
3 1 (5.88%) AS 2805
3 1 (5.88%) ISO 8583
3 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
1 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Ansible
2 3 (17.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (11.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) Fortinet
3 5 (29.41%) Blue Coat
4 4 (23.53%) VMware
5 3 (17.65%) HP
5 3 (17.65%) Juniper
5 3 (17.65%) Palo Alto
5 3 (17.65%) Qualys
5 3 (17.65%) ServiceNow
5 3 (17.65%) Sourcefire
5 3 (17.65%) Splunk
5 3 (17.65%) Symantec
5 3 (17.65%) Tufin
6 2 (11.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (11.76%) CA
7 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.88%) Citrix