Period
to 7 December 2021

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 7 December 2021 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
7 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 135 84 154
Rank change year-on-year -51 +70 +40
Contract jobs citing F5 8 10 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.31% 0.74% 0.42%
As % of the Vendors category 0.77% 1.69% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 12
10th Percentile £274 £221 £314
25th Percentile £300 £257 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £290 £425
Median % change year-on-year +55.17% -31.76% +13.33%
75th Percentile £563 £334 £500
90th Percentile £570 £345 £523
England median daily rate £525 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +23.53% -3.41% +0.57%

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 1,044 593 1,685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 40.43% 44.12% 44.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 351 1,032
10th Percentile £150 £181 £192
25th Percentile £300 £288 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £427 £400 £410
Median % change year-on-year +6.75% -2.44% -3.53%
75th Percentile £530 £488 £500
90th Percentile £600 £544 £600
England median daily rate £503 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.91% +4.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 60 102
10th Percentile £11.95 £12.30 £11.15
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.33 £13.50
Median hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £16.35
Median % change year-on-year -62.50% +144.65% -0.91%
75th Percentile £22.05 £47.31 £22.06
90th Percentile £39.50 £52.63 £53.75
England median hourly rate £19.20 £23.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -16.52% +22.99% +8.16%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing F5 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing F5 in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for F5 in the East of England

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing F5 in the East of England over the 6 months to 7 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for F5 in the East of England

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing F5 in the East of England.

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 7 December 2021. 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 -22 5 £488 +156.58% 1
Essex -14 1 £550 -
Bedfordshire -20 1 £300 -4.76%
Cambridgeshire -28 1 £263 -11.02% 1
F5
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 2021, 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 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
2 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
3 4 (50.00%) SIEM
3 4 (50.00%) Network Security
3 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Network Design
4 3 (37.50%) Dell
4 3 (37.50%) vSphere
4 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
4 3 (37.50%) vCloud
4 3 (37.50%) Ansible
4 3 (37.50%) GDPR
4 3 (37.50%) VSAN
4 3 (37.50%) vCenter Server
4 3 (37.50%) VMware NSX
4 3 (37.50%) Ericsson
4 3 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (25.00%) AWS
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (25.00%) Imperva
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (12.50%) ProxySG
6 1 (12.50%) Clustering
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (37.50%) VSAN
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) BGP
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (12.50%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (12.50%) IPsec
5 1 (12.50%) MPLS
5 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
5 1 (12.50%) NX-OS
5 1 (12.50%) OSPF
5 1 (12.50%) SSL
5 1 (12.50%) TACACS
5 1 (12.50%) VPLS
5 1 (12.50%) Wireless
5 1 (12.50%) WPA2
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) 802.1X
1 1 (12.50%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) SIEM
2 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
2 3 (37.50%) Network Design
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (12.50%) Data Encryption
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure as Code
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Automation
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Operational Stability
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Runbook
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) GDPR
2 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) vCloud
2 3 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (37.50%) VMware NSX
2 3 (37.50%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) ProxySG
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Ansible
1 3 (37.50%) vCenter Server
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) Dell
3 3 (37.50%) Ericsson
4 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (25.00%) Imperva
5 1 (12.50%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) Dynatrace
5 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
5 1 (12.50%) Infoblox
5 1 (12.50%) Meraki
5 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
5 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 1 (12.50%) TOWER Software
5 1 (12.50%) Zscaler