The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 22 June 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 93 87
Rank change year-on-year -6 -6  
Contract jobs citing F5 4 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.26% 0.064% 0.74%
As % of the Vendors category 0.57% 0.16% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Median daily rate £313 £500 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +22.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £500 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £378 £350
% change year-on-year +2.84% +8.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.78% -5.00%  

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 the East Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 707 615 687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 46.06% 39.63% 42.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 381 374
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 36
Median hourly rate £13.90 £12.00 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.81% -28.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.78 £10.00 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £16.40 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in the East Midlands

F5
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Nottinghamshire - 3 £313 -
Derbyshire - 1 £313 -
F5
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for F5.

1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) J2EE
3 2 (28.57%) IIS
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) EMC
3 2 (28.57%) CCNP
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 2 (28.57%) NetApp
3 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat
3 2 (28.57%) Network Management
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) VXLAN
4 1 (14.29%) Service Design
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
4 1 (14.29%) Matrix Organization

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 2 (28.57%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) iPlanet
2 1 (14.29%) MQSeries
2 1 (14.29%) OpenStack
2 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
2 1 (14.29%) WebLogic Portal
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (14.29%) FCoE
3 1 (14.29%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 1 (14.29%) HSRP
3 1 (14.29%) Multicast
3 1 (14.29%) NAS
3 1 (14.29%) NGN
3 1 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (14.29%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (14.29%) SSH
3 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
3 1 (14.29%) WAAS
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless Security
3 1 (14.29%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Architect
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) J2EE
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) 802.1X
2 1 (14.29%) JSP
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (14.29%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Grid Computing
2 1 (14.29%) HP Storage
2 1 (14.29%) HP StoreVirtual
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) AIX
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Network Management
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Fault Management
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) IT Governance
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
2 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) Network Design
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) QMS
2 1 (14.29%) Service Design
2 1 (14.29%) Six Sigma
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) CCSA
2 1 (14.29%) CCSE
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) JSP 440
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Docker
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (14.29%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (14.29%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 1 (14.29%) OpenView
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (14.29%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat
2 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
2 2 (28.57%) EMC
2 2 (28.57%) NetApp
2 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) 3PAR
3 1 (14.29%) Aruba
3 1 (14.29%) BEA
3 1 (14.29%) BMC
3 1 (14.29%) Computacenter
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) Nokia
3 1 (14.29%) Opsware
3 1 (14.29%) Qualys
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) Riverbed
3 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
3 1 (14.29%) Veritas