Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 147 115
Rank change year-on-year +22 -32 +24
Contract jobs citing F5 26 6 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.81% 0.18% 0.87%
As % of the Vendors category 1.86% 0.40% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 20
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £331 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.89% -17.19% +19.40%
10th Percentile £308 £313 £213
90th Percentile £488 £447 £414
England median daily rate £400 £431 £425
% change year-on-year -7.25% +1.47% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £45.31
% change year-on-year +17.65% -24.95% +138.45%

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 the East Midlands.

All Vendors
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1396 1508 1340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 43.73% 45.49% 41.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 920 722
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £220 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £575 £525
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 77 110
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
10th Percentile £9.31 £8.76 £10.00
90th Percentile £42.75 £42.80 £28.08
England median hourly rate £17.31 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.92% -5.71% +6.06%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing F5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in the East Midlands

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly 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 6 months to 17 November 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
Nottinghamshire +15 14 £325 - 1
Derbyshire - 6 £320 -
F5
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 23 (88.46%) Cisco
1 23 (88.46%) Firewall
2 12 (46.15%) Load Balancing
3 11 (42.31%) Oracle Application Server
3 11 (42.31%) TCP/IP
3 11 (42.31%) iPlanet
3 11 (42.31%) Sun
3 11 (42.31%) Solaris
3 11 (42.31%) Linux
3 11 (42.31%) JBoss
3 11 (42.31%) AIX
3 11 (42.31%) Oracle
3 11 (42.31%) WebLogic
3 11 (42.31%) Unix
3 11 (42.31%) Apache
3 11 (42.31%) Tomcat
4 10 (38.46%) HPUX
4 10 (38.46%) Red Hat
5 9 (34.62%) SUSE
5 9 (34.62%) Clustering
5 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
5 9 (34.62%) High Availability
5 9 (34.62%) CheckPoint
5 9 (34.62%) J2EE
6 7 (26.92%) SAN
7 6 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
7 6 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (23.08%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (19.23%) FCoE

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 11 (42.31%) Apache
1 11 (42.31%) iPlanet
1 11 (42.31%) JBoss
1 11 (42.31%) Oracle Application Server
1 11 (42.31%) Tomcat
1 11 (42.31%) WebLogic
2 3 (11.54%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (11.54%) MQSeries
2 3 (11.54%) OpenStack
2 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.54%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (7.69%) IIS
4 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) Firewall
2 11 (42.31%) TCP/IP
3 7 (26.92%) SAN
4 6 (23.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (19.23%) FCoE
5 5 (19.23%) WAN
6 4 (15.38%) DNS
6 4 (15.38%) iSCSI
6 4 (15.38%) VPN
7 3 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (11.54%) LDAP
7 3 (11.54%) NAS
7 3 (11.54%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (7.69%) SMS
8 2 (7.69%) VoIP
9 1 (3.85%) ATM
9 1 (3.85%) LAN
9 1 (3.85%) Wireless
9 1 (3.85%) Wireless Security
9 1 (3.85%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Unix Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Network Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Solaris Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Architect
4 5 (19.23%) Network Architect
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco Architect
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco Network Architect
5 4 (15.38%) Firewall Architect
6 3 (11.54%) Administrator
6 3 (11.54%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Solaris Administrator
7 2 (7.69%) Solaris Systems Administrator
7 2 (7.69%) Unix Administrator
7 2 (7.69%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 2 (7.69%) Unix Systems Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) J2EE
2 3 (11.54%) WAP
3 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Clustering
2 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
3 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) AIX
1 11 (42.31%) Linux
1 11 (42.31%) Solaris
1 11 (42.31%) Unix
2 10 (38.46%) HPUX
3 9 (34.62%) SUSE
4 5 (19.23%) Windows
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Load Balancing
2 9 (34.62%) High Availability
3 6 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (19.23%) ITIL
5 4 (15.38%) Network Management
5 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Requirements Management
6 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.85%) Change Control
7 1 (3.85%) DevOps
7 1 (3.85%) Network Design
7 1 (3.85%) Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
1 4 (15.38%) C-shell
1 4 (15.38%) Korn
1 4 (15.38%) Perl
1 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) CCNA
3 3 (11.54%) CCNP
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
1 4 (15.38%) KVM
1 4 (15.38%) Samba
1 4 (15.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) OpenView
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.85%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 23 (88.46%) Cisco
2 11 (42.31%) Oracle
2 11 (42.31%) Sun
3 10 (38.46%) Red Hat
4 9 (34.62%) CheckPoint
5 5 (19.23%) HP
6 4 (15.38%) PlateSpin
6 4 (15.38%) Veritas
6 4 (15.38%) VMware
7 3 (11.54%) Blue Coat
7 3 (11.54%) Borland
7 3 (11.54%) Cognos
7 3 (11.54%) Opsware
7 3 (11.54%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.85%) Aruba
8 1 (3.85%) EMC
8 1 (3.85%) NetApp
8 1 (3.85%) Riverbed
8 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.85%) Symantec