Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 124 150
Rank change year-on-year -54 +26 +22
Contract jobs citing F5 16 60 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.34% 1.33% 0.87%
As % of the Vendors category 0.74% 2.78% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 33 28
East of England median daily rate £366 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.81% +8.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £342
90th Percentile £550 £568 £536
England median daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year - +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
East of England median hourly rate - £17.50 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -70.83% -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £31.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year +28.00% -30.56% +71.20%

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 of England.

All Vendors
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,150 2,162 2,386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 45.22% 48.08% 46.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,214 1,192 1,261
East of England median daily rate £425 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £202 £210 £206
90th Percentile £595 £538 £588
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 175 255
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £21.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -14.31% +6.35%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £43.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £17.49 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.06% -2.78% +9.09%

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018. 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 -41 7 £400 -13.51% 11
Essex -3 4 £361 -9.69%
Bedfordshire -11 4 £360 -31.43%
Suffolk +10 1 - -
F5
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing F5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for F5.

1 13 (81.25%) Cisco
2 12 (75.00%) Firewall
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (43.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
4 6 (37.50%) Migration
4 6 (37.50%) VPN
4 6 (37.50%) LAN
4 6 (37.50%) WAN
5 5 (31.25%) Windows
5 5 (31.25%) Linux
5 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) CCNP
5 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
6 4 (25.00%) DNS
6 4 (25.00%) DHCP
6 4 (25.00%) Unix
6 4 (25.00%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) Network Design
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
7 3 (18.75%) Change Control
7 3 (18.75%) Validation
7 3 (18.75%) Wireless
7 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
7 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 3 (18.75%) McAfee

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 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
1 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (43.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 6 (37.50%) LAN
3 6 (37.50%) VPN
3 6 (37.50%) WAN
4 4 (25.00%) DHCP
4 4 (25.00%) DNS
5 3 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (18.75%) Wireless
6 2 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (12.50%) SMTP
6 2 (12.50%) SSL
6 2 (12.50%) VoIP
6 2 (12.50%) Wireless Security
7 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
7 1 (6.25%) Network Security
7 1 (6.25%) tcpdump
7 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Project Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Network Support
3 3 (18.75%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Network Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Cyberattack
3 1 (6.25%) FlexPod
3 1 (6.25%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Unix
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Adaptive Security
2 3 (18.75%) Change Control
2 3 (18.75%) Network Design
2 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
2 3 (18.75%) Validation
3 2 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (12.50%) Server Building
3 2 (12.50%) SIEM
3 2 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (6.25%) E-business
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Logistics
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 2 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) CCNP
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) CEH
2 1 (6.25%) CISM
2 1 (6.25%) CISSP
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) AS 2805
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 8583
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) DFS Replication
2 2 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) PowerCLI
1 2 (12.50%) vCenter Server
2 1 (6.25%) Ansible
2 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) McAfee
5 2 (12.50%) Clearswift
5 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Huawei
5 2 (12.50%) Juniper
5 2 (12.50%) Palo Alto
6 1 (6.25%) Arista
6 1 (6.25%) Aruba
6 1 (6.25%) Imperva
6 1 (6.25%) NetApp