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 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 65 76
Rank change year-on-year +15 +11  
Contract jobs citing F5 39 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 3.72% 1.21% 1.44%
As % of the Vendors category 8.18% 2.87% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 8
Median daily rate £413 £445 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.35% +3.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £400 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £533 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £388
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £51.67
% change year-on-year - -22.57%  

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 477 453 587
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 45.52% 42.34% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 239 250
Median daily rate £400 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £300 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £375
% change year-on-year +3.55% +3.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 26
Median hourly rate £14.75 £14.40 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.43% -42.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £10.56 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.13 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.31% +8.57%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing F5 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 25 April 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 3 months to 25 April 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
Milton Keynes +22 38 £413 -8.43% 1
F5
South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 66 (91.67%) Cisco
2 43 (59.72%) Cisco Certification
3 38 (52.78%) Firewall
3 38 (52.78%) Security Cleared
4 34 (47.22%) Cisco ASA
5 30 (41.67%) WAN
6 29 (40.28%) CCNP
6 29 (40.28%) Cisco Nexus
7 26 (36.11%) SC Cleared
8 25 (34.72%) CCNA
9 24 (33.33%) Juniper
10 21 (29.17%) Citrix
11 19 (26.39%) DV Cleared
12 18 (25.00%) LAN
13 17 (23.61%) VPN
14 16 (22.22%) ITIL
14 16 (22.22%) BIG-IP
14 16 (22.22%) Data Centre
15 15 (20.83%) VoIP
15 15 (20.83%) Ethernet
15 15 (20.83%) CheckPoint
16 14 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (18.06%) Avaya
17 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
17 13 (18.06%) Load Balancing
17 13 (18.06%) IVR
17 13 (18.06%) Blue Coat
18 12 (16.67%) DNS
18 12 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 11 (15.28%) Workflow

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 5 (6.94%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (5.56%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 38 (52.78%) Firewall
2 34 (47.22%) Cisco ASA
3 30 (41.67%) WAN
4 29 (40.28%) Cisco Nexus
5 18 (25.00%) LAN
6 17 (23.61%) VPN
7 16 (22.22%) BIG-IP
8 15 (20.83%) Ethernet
8 15 (20.83%) VoIP
9 12 (16.67%) DNS
9 12 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 10 (13.89%) MPLS
11 9 (12.50%) BGP
11 9 (12.50%) Wireless
12 8 (11.11%) EIGRP
12 8 (11.11%) FCoE
12 8 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (11.11%) Network Security
12 8 (11.11%) OSPF
13 7 (9.72%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (31.94%) Analyst
1 23 (31.94%) Network Analyst
2 14 (19.44%) Network Engineer
3 13 (18.06%) Consultant
4 11 (15.28%) Architect
4 11 (15.28%) Network Operations Analyst
4 11 (15.28%) Operations Analyst
5 8 (11.11%) Enterprise Architect
6 6 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Network Consultant
7 4 (5.56%) Principal Consultant
7 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Information Security Specialist
8 3 (4.17%) Information Specialist
8 3 (4.17%) Messaging Specialist
8 3 (4.17%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 14 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (18.06%) IVR
4 9 (12.50%) Fat Client
4 9 (12.50%) Thin Client
5 7 (9.72%) Driving Licence
6 6 (8.33%) e-Health
7 1 (1.39%) Clustering
7 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.39%) PKI
7 1 (1.39%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.50%) Windows
2 7 (9.72%) Unix
3 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.56%) Linux
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.39%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.22%) ITIL
2 13 (18.06%) Load Balancing
3 11 (15.28%) Workflow
4 9 (12.50%) DevOps
4 9 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
5 7 (9.72%) ITIL V3
6 6 (8.33%) Change Management
7 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 4 (5.56%) ITSM
7 4 (5.56%) Service Management
7 4 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (4.17%) Information Security
8 3 (4.17%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 3 (4.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 3 (4.17%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.17%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 3 (4.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (4.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 1 (1.39%) Network Design
9 1 (1.39%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.94%) SQL
2 4 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 43 (59.72%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (52.78%) Security Cleared
3 29 (40.28%) CCNP
4 26 (36.11%) SC Cleared
5 25 (34.72%) CCNA
6 19 (26.39%) DV Cleared
7 7 (9.72%) CCSA
7 7 (9.72%) CCSE
8 4 (5.56%) MCP
8 4 (5.56%) MCSE
8 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.39%) CCA
9 1 (1.39%) CCAA
9 1 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.50%) GPG13
2 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (13.89%) Microsoft App-V
1 10 (13.89%) XenApp
1 10 (13.89%) XenDesktop
2 6 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.94%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.56%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.39%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) AppDNA
2 6 (8.33%) CA Spectrum
2 6 (8.33%) FortiGate
3 3 (4.17%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.39%) SCCM
4 1 (1.39%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 66 (91.67%) Cisco
2 24 (33.33%) Juniper
3 21 (29.17%) Citrix
4 15 (20.83%) CheckPoint
5 13 (18.06%) Avaya
5 13 (18.06%) Blue Coat
5 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
6 10 (13.89%) Palo Alto
6 10 (13.89%) Remedy
7 9 (12.50%) AppSense
8 7 (9.72%) Fortinet
8 7 (9.72%) Nokia
9 6 (8.33%) CA
9 6 (8.33%) VMware
10 5 (6.94%) Aruba
11 4 (5.56%) Genesys
11 4 (5.56%) HP
11 4 (5.56%) Intel Security
11 4 (5.56%) ServiceNow
12 3 (4.17%) Symantec