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 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 99 89
Rank change year-on-year -15 -10  
Contract jobs citing F5 12 23 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.57% 0.89% 1.75%
As % of the Vendors category 1.28% 1.90% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 29
Median daily rate £400 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £400 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £494 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £384
% change year-on-year +6.44% -0.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 £51.67
% change year-on-year - -24.51%  

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 936 1212 1376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 44.36% 47.10% 50.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 668 740
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £250 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 89 115
Median hourly rate £17.77 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.35 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.40 £47.50 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 3 months to 30 April 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 3 months to 30 April 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
Hertfordshire -9 5 £375 -11.76% 2
Essex - 4 £375 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £400 -
Bedfordshire +4 1 - - 2
F5
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 27 (75.00%) Firewall
2 23 (63.89%) CheckPoint
2 23 (63.89%) Cisco
3 19 (52.78%) Blue Coat
4 14 (38.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 12 (33.33%) DNS
6 11 (30.56%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (30.56%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (30.56%) Network Security
7 10 (27.78%) MPLS
8 9 (25.00%) Juniper
8 9 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 8 (22.22%) BIG-IP
9 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
9 8 (22.22%) CCNP
10 7 (19.44%) WAN
10 7 (19.44%) Remedy
11 6 (16.67%) VPN
12 5 (13.89%) LAN
12 5 (13.89%) BGP
12 5 (13.89%) Finance
12 5 (13.89%) Wiki
12 5 (13.89%) Banking
13 4 (11.11%) Citrix
13 4 (11.11%) Palo Alto
14 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 3 (8.33%) FortiGate

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 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (75.00%) Firewall
2 14 (38.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 12 (33.33%) DNS
4 11 (30.56%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (30.56%) Network Security
5 10 (27.78%) MPLS
6 9 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (22.22%) BIG-IP
7 8 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 7 (19.44%) WAN
9 6 (16.67%) VPN
10 5 (13.89%) BGP
10 5 (13.89%) LAN
11 3 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (8.33%) DHCP
11 3 (8.33%) EIGRP
11 3 (8.33%) Ethernet
11 3 (8.33%) IPsec
11 3 (8.33%) SSL
11 3 (8.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) AppScan
General
1 5 (13.89%) Banking
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Network Engineer
2 9 (25.00%) Network Specialist
3 5 (13.89%) Architect
3 5 (13.89%) Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) NOC Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Applications Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Check Point Specialist
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Specialist
5 3 (8.33%) Firewall Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Network Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Network Support
5 3 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Security Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (8.33%) Web Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.89%) Wiki
3 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.56%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.56%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.78%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.78%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Linux
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 2 (5.56%) Data Privacy
2 2 (5.56%) DevOps
2 2 (5.56%) ITIL
2 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
2 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
2 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
2 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (2.78%) Demand Management
3 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (2.78%) Information Architecture
3 1 (2.78%) Information Security
3 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (2.78%) Network Design
3 1 (2.78%) Product Management
3 1 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (22.22%) CCNP
3 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) CCIE
5 2 (5.56%) CCDP
5 2 (5.56%) CEH
5 2 (5.56%) CISM
5 2 (5.56%) CISSP
6 1 (2.78%) CCNA
6 1 (2.78%) CCSE
6 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) GPG13
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) XenApp
2 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (5.56%) QRadar
3 1 (2.78%) AppDNA
3 1 (2.78%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 23 (63.89%) CheckPoint
1 23 (63.89%) Cisco
2 19 (52.78%) Blue Coat
3 9 (25.00%) Juniper
4 7 (19.44%) Remedy
5 4 (11.11%) Citrix
5 4 (11.11%) Palo Alto
6 3 (8.33%) VMware
7 2 (5.56%) Splunk
7 2 (5.56%) Zeacom
8 1 (2.78%) Acunetix
8 1 (2.78%) Brocade
8 1 (2.78%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.78%) Imperva
8 1 (2.78%) Infoblox
8 1 (2.78%) Mitel
8 1 (2.78%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.78%) Veeam
8 1 (2.78%) WatchGuard