Period
to 24 July 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 24 July 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 of England
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 149 150
Rank change year-on-year -21 +1 +37
Contract jobs citing F5 29 44 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.62% 0.85% 1.04%
As % of the Vendors category 1.39% 1.79% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 41
East of England median daily rate £375 £483 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.28% +16.97% +3.13%
10th Percentile £303 £375 £305
90th Percentile £544 £535 £525
England median daily rate £400 £411 £400
% change year-on-year -2.74% +2.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £34.00 £45.83
% change year-on-year - -25.82% +52.78%

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 of England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 2089 2453 2919
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 44.85% 47.56% 49.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1208 1351 1633
East of England median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £200
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 187 257
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -19.51% -1.20%
10th Percentile £10.31 £9.00 £10.65
90th Percentile £37.20 £43.05 £44.50
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.86% - +2.94%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for F5 in the East of England

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in the East of England

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in the East of England

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for F5 in the East of England

F5
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 24 July 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
Hertfordshire -17 16 £375 -17.58% 2
Essex -18 6 £375 -
Bedfordshire -9 4 £415 +42.49%
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £400 -
Suffolk +13 1 - -
F5
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 of England region with a requirement for F5.

1 25 (86.21%) Cisco
2 24 (82.76%) Firewall
3 22 (75.86%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (65.52%) CCNP
5 18 (62.07%) CheckPoint
6 16 (55.17%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (51.72%) WAN
8 14 (48.28%) Juniper
9 13 (44.83%) CCIE
9 13 (44.83%) Blue Coat
10 12 (41.38%) LAN
10 12 (41.38%) Citrix
11 11 (37.93%) CCSE
11 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
12 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
12 10 (34.48%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (34.48%) Data Centre
13 9 (31.03%) VPN
14 8 (27.59%) ITIL
14 8 (27.59%) Nokia
14 8 (27.59%) MPLS
14 8 (27.59%) TACACS
14 8 (27.59%) CCSA
14 8 (27.59%) Mentoring
15 7 (24.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 7 (24.14%) Network Security
15 7 (24.14%) BGP
16 6 (20.69%) EIGRP
16 6 (20.69%) Computacenter
17 5 (17.24%) OSPF

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (3.45%) CMS
1 1 (3.45%) Confluence
1 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.45%) IIS
1 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 24 (82.76%) Firewall
2 16 (55.17%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (51.72%) WAN
4 12 (41.38%) LAN
5 10 (34.48%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (31.03%) VPN
7 8 (27.59%) MPLS
7 8 (27.59%) TACACS
8 7 (24.14%) BGP
8 7 (24.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (24.14%) Network Security
9 6 (20.69%) EIGRP
10 5 (17.24%) OSPF
11 4 (13.79%) DNS
11 4 (13.79%) Wireless
12 3 (10.34%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (10.34%) DHCP
12 3 (10.34%) Ethernet
12 3 (10.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 3 (10.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Local Government
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Network Security Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Security Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Network Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Network Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Network Specialist
5 3 (10.34%) Network Support
5 3 (10.34%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Cisco Support
6 2 (6.90%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Design Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Security Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Fat Client
3 2 (6.90%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.90%) Wiki
4 1 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) ITIL
1 8 (27.59%) Mentoring
2 4 (13.79%) Fault Management
2 4 (13.79%) Incident Management
2 4 (13.79%) Network Design
2 4 (13.79%) Service Design
3 3 (10.34%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.90%) Change Control
4 2 (6.90%) Change Management
4 2 (6.90%) Compliance Audit
4 2 (6.90%) Data Privacy
4 2 (6.90%) Data Protection
4 2 (6.90%) Network Management
4 2 (6.90%) Presales
4 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.45%) DevOps
5 1 (3.45%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (75.86%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (65.52%) CCNP
3 13 (44.83%) CCIE
4 11 (37.93%) CCSE
4 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
5 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
6 8 (27.59%) CCSA
7 4 (13.79%) CCDP
8 2 (6.90%) CCNA
8 2 (6.90%) CISSP
8 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
9 1 (3.45%) MCSE
9 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) SLA
2 3 (10.34%) GPG13
3 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.45%) ProxySG
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.45%) XenApp
1 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (6.90%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (6.90%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.45%) AppDNA
2 1 (3.45%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.45%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 25 (86.21%) Cisco
2 18 (62.07%) CheckPoint
3 14 (48.28%) Juniper
4 13 (44.83%) Blue Coat
5 12 (41.38%) Citrix
6 8 (27.59%) Nokia
7 6 (20.69%) Computacenter
8 5 (17.24%) Palo Alto
9 3 (10.34%) Remedy
10 2 (6.90%) CyberArk
10 2 (6.90%) FireEye
10 2 (6.90%) Forcepoint
10 2 (6.90%) HP
10 2 (6.90%) McAfee
10 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
10 2 (6.90%) Sourcefire
10 2 (6.90%) Symantec
10 2 (6.90%) VMware
10 2 (6.90%) Zeacom
11 1 (3.45%) Riverbed