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 3 months to 27 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 87 83
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4  
Contract jobs citing F5 5 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.50% 0.39% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 1.36% 1.03% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £413 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -4.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £391
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.87%  
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 Edinburgh.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 369 581 452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 36.83% 38.05% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 306 238
Median daily rate £400 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 10
Median hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.40% +18.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.04 £17.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.69 £36.60 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.15% +8.57%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 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 27 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for F5.

1 16 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 15 (75.00%) Cisco
3 11 (55.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 9 (45.00%) Data Centre
4 9 (45.00%) Blue Coat
4 9 (45.00%) BIG-IP
5 8 (40.00%) Firewall
5 8 (40.00%) Fortinet
6 7 (35.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 7 (35.00%) BGP
6 7 (35.00%) OSPF
7 5 (25.00%) Finance
7 5 (25.00%) DNS
7 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (20.00%) NetScaler
8 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
8 4 (20.00%) Network Security
8 4 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
8 4 (20.00%) MPLS
8 4 (20.00%) Citrix
8 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (20.00%) Intel Security
8 4 (20.00%) CCNP
8 4 (20.00%) Windows
8 4 (20.00%) Law
8 4 (20.00%) Information Security
9 3 (15.00%) Network Design
9 3 (15.00%) Wireless
9 3 (15.00%) IPsec
9 3 (15.00%) Linux

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 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 9 (45.00%) BIG-IP
3 8 (40.00%) Firewall
4 7 (35.00%) BGP
4 7 (35.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 7 (35.00%) OSPF
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (25.00%) DNS
6 4 (20.00%) MPLS
6 4 (20.00%) NetScaler
6 4 (20.00%) Network Security
6 4 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (15.00%) 802.11
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (15.00%) EIGRP
7 3 (15.00%) Internet
7 3 (15.00%) IPsec
7 3 (15.00%) LAN
7 3 (15.00%) Wireless
7 3 (15.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) DB2
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Consultant
2 7 (35.00%) Network Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Security Consultant
4 4 (20.00%) Network Consultant
4 4 (20.00%) Network Security Consultant
5 3 (15.00%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (15.00%) Senior Network Consultant
5 3 (15.00%) Senior Network Security Consultant
5 3 (15.00%) Senior Security Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Designer
6 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) AIX
3 1 (5.00%) OS/2
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Information Security
1 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (15.00%) Network Design
2 3 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Scrum
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (5.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) CCNP
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) CISSP
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 1 (5.00%) ProxySG
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Cacti
2 1 (5.00%) CA Endevor
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 15 (75.00%) Cisco
3 9 (45.00%) Blue Coat
4 8 (40.00%) Fortinet
5 4 (20.00%) Citrix
5 4 (20.00%) Intel Security
6 3 (15.00%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.00%) HP
7 1 (5.00%) IBM
7 1 (5.00%) Intel
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.00%) VMware