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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 87 86
Rank change year-on-year -11 -1  
Contract jobs citing F5 2 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.13% 0.42% 0.72%
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% 0.97% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
Median daily rate £550 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £620 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £50.83
% change year-on-year - -15.40%  

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 749 723 736
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 49.31% 43.84% 43.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 394 373
Median daily rate £350 £370 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.40% +1.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £233 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 42 45
Median hourly rate £16.55 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.30% -10.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.63 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £38.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 30 March 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 +9 1 £400 -
Northamptonshire -4 1 £700 +40.00%
F5
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 14 (93.33%) Cisco
1 14 (93.33%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) ITIL
3 8 (53.33%) CCNP
3 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (46.67%) CheckPoint
4 7 (46.67%) Project Management
4 7 (46.67%) Java
4 7 (46.67%) J2EE
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle
5 6 (40.00%) WebLogic
5 6 (40.00%) Unix
5 6 (40.00%) Windows
5 6 (40.00%) AIX
5 6 (40.00%) Solaris
5 6 (40.00%) Linux
5 6 (40.00%) Sun
5 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (40.00%) BEA
5 6 (40.00%) iPlanet
5 6 (40.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (40.00%) Six Sigma
5 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (40.00%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (40.00%) BIG-IP
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
5 6 (40.00%) Kalman Filter

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 6 (40.00%) iPlanet
1 6 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (20.00%) MQSeries
3 2 (13.33%) OpenStack
3 2 (13.33%) WebLogic Portal
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (40.00%) BIG-IP
4 4 (26.67%) LAN
4 4 (26.67%) SAN
4 4 (26.67%) WAN
5 3 (20.00%) Internet
5 3 (20.00%) LDAP
6 2 (13.33%) DHCP
6 2 (13.33%) EIGRP
6 2 (13.33%) FTP
6 2 (13.33%) IPsec
6 2 (13.33%) MPLS
6 2 (13.33%) NetScreen
6 2 (13.33%) OSPF
6 2 (13.33%) SSH
6 2 (13.33%) TACACS
6 2 (13.33%) VoIP
6 2 (13.33%) Wireless
6 2 (13.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (13.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Network Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Chief Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Chief Enterprise Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Security Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) J2EE
2 5 (33.33%) JSP
3 4 (26.67%) Web Services
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) HP Storage
2 3 (20.00%) HP StoreVirtual
2 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (13.33%) Clustering
3 2 (13.33%) Grid Computing
3 2 (13.33%) Private Cloud
3 2 (13.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) AIX
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
1 6 (40.00%) Solaris
1 6 (40.00%) Unix
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) ITIL
2 7 (46.67%) Project Management
3 6 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (40.00%) Six Sigma
4 5 (33.33%) ITIL V3
5 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (26.67%) IT Strategy
5 4 (26.67%) QMS
5 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Fault Management
6 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
6 2 (13.33%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (13.33%) Service Design
7 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (6.67%) IT Governance
7 1 (6.67%) Network Design
7 1 (6.67%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) CCNP
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) CCNA
3 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) CCDP
4 2 (13.33%) CCIE
4 2 (13.33%) CCSA
4 2 (13.33%) CCSE
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (6.67%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) JSP 440
2 4 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (13.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 6 (40.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (26.67%) NetBackup
3 3 (20.00%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (13.33%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (13.33%) OpenView
5 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
5 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 7 (46.67%) CheckPoint
4 6 (40.00%) BEA
4 6 (40.00%) Oracle
4 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (40.00%) Sun
5 5 (33.33%) Symantec
6 4 (26.67%) 3PAR
6 4 (26.67%) EMC
6 4 (26.67%) HP
6 4 (26.67%) Juniper
7 3 (20.00%) Blue Coat
7 3 (20.00%) Palo Alto
8 2 (13.33%) Avaya
8 2 (13.33%) BMC
8 2 (13.33%) Citrix
8 2 (13.33%) Computacenter
8 2 (13.33%) Opsware
8 2 (13.33%) Qualys