Period
to 21 October 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 21 October 2019 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 117 103
Rank change year-on-year +34 -14 +7
Contract jobs citing F5 28 20 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.37% 0.68% 1.05%
As % of the Vendors category 3.67% 2.10% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 13
Edinburgh median daily rate £510 £488 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +13.37% -5.49%
10th Percentile £425 £369 £303
90th Percentile £563 £525 £535
Scotland median daily rate £510 £475 £430
% change year-on-year +7.37% +10.47% +30.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - £31.93

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 Edinburgh.

All Vendors
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 762 954 958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 37.37% 32.46% 34.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 466 539
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £215 £231 £263
90th Percentile £576 £556 £546
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 9
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -31.11% +18.42%
10th Percentile £14.88 £10.75 £12.63
90th Percentile £27.13 £35.00 £43.39
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.48% -33.00% +19.05%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing F5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in Edinburgh

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for F5.

1 19 (67.86%) CCNP
1 19 (67.86%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (57.14%) Cisco
2 16 (57.14%) Linux
3 14 (50.00%) Python
3 14 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 14 (50.00%) Ansible
4 13 (46.43%) BIG-IP
5 12 (42.86%) Git (software)
6 11 (39.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 11 (39.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 10 (35.71%) Load Balancing
7 10 (35.71%) Bitbucket
8 9 (32.14%) DevOps
8 9 (32.14%) Blue Coat
8 9 (32.14%) Migration
9 8 (28.57%) GitLab
10 7 (25.00%) VMware NSX
10 7 (25.00%) GitHub
10 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (25.00%) Network Security
10 7 (25.00%) VMware
10 7 (25.00%) Firewall
10 7 (25.00%) CCNA
11 6 (21.43%) Windows
11 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
11 6 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (17.86%) Refactoring
12 5 (17.86%) AWS
12 5 (17.86%) Jenkins

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 2 (7.14%) Apache
1 2 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (7.14%) IIS
1 2 (7.14%) nginx
1 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) JBoss
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (7.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) GitHub
2 5 (17.86%) AWS
3 3 (10.71%) Azure
4 2 (7.14%) Apigee
4 2 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (7.14%) Datadog
4 2 (7.14%) IaaS
4 2 (7.14%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (7.14%) Kong
4 2 (7.14%) OpenShift
4 2 (7.14%) PaaS
4 2 (7.14%) SaaS
5 1 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (3.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) BIG-IP
2 11 (39.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 11 (39.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 7 (25.00%) Firewall
3 7 (25.00%) Network Security
4 6 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (17.86%) DNS
5 5 (17.86%) LAN
6 4 (14.29%) BGP
6 4 (14.29%) NetScaler
6 4 (14.29%) OSPF
6 4 (14.29%) SSL
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (3.57%) Internet
8 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Aerospike
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (7.14%) Couchbase
1 2 (7.14%) Hazelcast
1 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
1 2 (7.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 10 (35.71%) Bitbucket
3 8 (28.57%) GitLab
4 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
4 5 (17.86%) Travis CI
5 4 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (7.14%) Artifactory
6 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 2 (7.14%) IBM UrbanCode
6 2 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (7.14%) Selenium
6 2 (7.14%) TeamCity
6 2 (7.14%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (14.29%) Banking
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Network Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Automation Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) DevOps Automation Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Network Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Python Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Java EE
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) JSON
2 2 (7.14%) LDAP
2 2 (7.14%) RESTful
2 2 (7.14%) Vert.x
3 1 (3.57%) boto
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Cyber Defence
1 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
1 2 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 2 (7.14%) PKI
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Linux
2 6 (21.43%) Windows
3 4 (14.29%) Unix
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Load Balancing
2 9 (32.14%) DevOps
2 9 (32.14%) Migration
3 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (17.86%) Refactoring
4 5 (17.86%) Re-Platforming
5 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure as Code
5 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (14.29%) ITIL
5 4 (14.29%) ITIL V3
6 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.71%) Change Control
6 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Automation
6 3 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (7.14%) Analytics
7 2 (7.14%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 2 (7.14%) Kanban
7 2 (7.14%) Technical Leadership
7 2 (7.14%) Time Management
7 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 3 (10.71%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) Go
4 2 (7.14%) Perl
5 1 (3.57%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 19 (67.86%) CCNP
1 19 (67.86%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (25.00%) CCNA
3 5 (17.86%) CCIE
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) VMware NSX
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) Docker
3 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.14%) KVM
3 2 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (50.00%) Ansible
2 4 (14.29%) Puppet
3 2 (7.14%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (7.14%) Consul
3 2 (7.14%) Kubernetes
3 2 (7.14%) Nagios
3 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (7.14%) Salt
3 2 (7.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Cisco
2 14 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (32.14%) Blue Coat
4 7 (25.00%) VMware
5 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
6 5 (17.86%) CA Agile Central
6 5 (17.86%) Fortinet
7 4 (14.29%) Citrix
7 4 (14.29%) Dell
7 4 (14.29%) EMC
7 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 4 (14.29%) NetApp
8 3 (10.71%) CA
9 2 (7.14%) AppDynamics
9 2 (7.14%) Google
9 2 (7.14%) IBM
9 2 (7.14%) Micro Focus
9 2 (7.14%) New Relic
9 2 (7.14%) Oracle
9 2 (7.14%) Splunk