Period
to 7 July 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 July 2020 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
UK > England
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 359 347 451
Rank change year-on-year -12 +104 -114
Contract jobs citing F5 226 629 489
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.74% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 1.43% 1.74% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 437 288
Median daily rate £425 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £316 £300 £313
90th Percentile £590 £575 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £53.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -25.00% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £53.33
% change year-on-year -12.50% -25.00% +66.66%

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 England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 15,844 36,131 39,578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.82% 42.32% 41.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,652 22,749 24,659
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +3.81%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £454 £450
% change year-on-year +1.87% +0.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 1,221 1,449
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +8.57% +1.04%
10th Percentile £12.18 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.16% +8.57% -

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing F5 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in England

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for F5 in England

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing F5 in England over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for F5 in England

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for F5 in England

F5
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 7 July 2020. 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
London +59 73 £475 - 10
South East +72 61 £400 - 7
North of England +58 48 £434 +2.00% 19
North West +59 25 £413 -8.33% 12
Yorkshire +66 18 £501 +21.33% 6
Midlands +51 16 £406 +18.18% 10
South West +42 15 £425 - 4
West Midlands +41 11 £444 +18.33% 3
East of England +39 11 £352 -29.55% 4
East Midlands +35 5 £325 +32.65% 7
North East +23 5 £388 +19.23% 1
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for F5.

1 158 (69.91%) Cisco
2 145 (64.16%) Firewall
3 83 (36.73%) Cisco Certification
4 75 (33.19%) CheckPoint
5 69 (30.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 67 (29.65%) CCNP
7 65 (28.76%) BGP
8 60 (26.55%) Palo Alto
8 60 (26.55%) Load Balancing
9 59 (26.11%) WAN
10 58 (25.66%) DNS
11 55 (24.34%) Juniper
12 53 (23.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 51 (22.57%) VPN
14 50 (22.12%) OSPF
15 48 (21.24%) Cisco Nexus
16 43 (19.03%) AWS
17 42 (18.58%) TCP/IP
17 42 (18.58%) SSL
17 42 (18.58%) VMware
18 41 (18.14%) Network Design
18 41 (18.14%) LAN
19 38 (16.81%) Blue Coat
19 38 (16.81%) Network Security
19 38 (16.81%) Data Centre
20 34 (15.04%) Security Cleared
20 34 (15.04%) Cisco ASA
20 34 (15.04%) Finance
20 34 (15.04%) ITIL
21 33 (14.60%) Migration

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 16 (7.08%) Confluence
2 9 (3.98%) Cloud Foundry
2 9 (3.98%) IIS
2 9 (3.98%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.98%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.54%) Mule
4 7 (3.10%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (3.10%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (2.21%) GeoServer
6 4 (1.77%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.88%) JBoss
8 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.44%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.44%) nginx
8 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.44%) Sonic ESB
8 1 (0.44%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (3.98%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 43 (19.03%) AWS
2 25 (11.06%) Azure
3 16 (7.08%) GCP
4 13 (5.75%) Slack
5 9 (3.98%) GitHub
6 8 (3.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 8 (3.54%) npm
7 5 (2.21%) Akamai
8 4 (1.77%) Office 365
9 3 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.33%) IaaS
9 3 (1.33%) PaaS
10 2 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.88%) Cloudflare
10 2 (0.88%) SaaS
11 1 (0.44%) Apigee
11 1 (0.44%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.44%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 145 (64.16%) Firewall
2 69 (30.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 65 (28.76%) BGP
4 59 (26.11%) WAN
5 58 (25.66%) DNS
6 53 (23.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 51 (22.57%) VPN
8 50 (22.12%) OSPF
9 48 (21.24%) Cisco Nexus
10 42 (18.58%) SSL
10 42 (18.58%) TCP/IP
11 41 (18.14%) LAN
12 38 (16.81%) Network Security
13 34 (15.04%) Cisco ASA
14 29 (12.83%) VLAN
15 28 (12.39%) MPLS
16 23 (10.18%) DHCP
16 23 (10.18%) NetScaler
17 22 (9.73%) Cisco ISE
18 21 (9.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.65%) Geospatial Data
3 5 (2.21%) GIS
3 5 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.21%) QGIS
4 3 (1.33%) Redis
5 2 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.44%) MySQL
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.44%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 18 (7.96%) JIRA
2 12 (5.31%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.31%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.98%) Maven
3 9 (3.98%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (3.54%) JUnit
4 8 (3.54%) Mockito
4 8 (3.54%) Selenium
5 2 (0.88%) AutoIt
5 2 (0.88%) GitLab
5 2 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.88%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.44%) CF BOSH
6 1 (0.44%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (15.04%) Finance
2 21 (9.29%) Banking
3 11 (4.87%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.98%) Legal
4 9 (3.98%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.21%) Publishing
6 4 (1.77%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.44%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.44%) German Language
8 1 (0.44%) Law
8 1 (0.44%) Police
Job Titles
1 103 (45.58%) Network Engineer
2 31 (13.72%) Architect
3 30 (13.27%) Security Engineer
4 23 (10.18%) Consultant
5 20 (8.85%) Senior Network Engineer
6 19 (8.41%) Network Architect
7 18 (7.96%) Network Security Engineer
8 12 (5.31%) Cisco Engineer
8 12 (5.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 10 (4.42%) Network Specialist
10 9 (3.98%) Network Consultant
10 9 (3.98%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (3.10%) SharePoint Consultant
12 6 (2.65%) Cisco Architect
13 5 (2.21%) Analyst
13 5 (2.21%) Firewall Engineer
13 5 (2.21%) Programme Manager
14 4 (1.77%) Project Manager
14 4 (1.77%) Senior Network Security Engineer
14 4 (1.77%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.08%) JSON
2 12 (5.31%) Node.js
3 11 (4.87%) 802.1X
4 10 (4.42%) REST
4 10 (4.42%) Web Services
5 8 (3.54%) Enzyme
5 8 (3.54%) Express
5 8 (3.54%) Jest
5 8 (3.54%) Redux
5 8 (3.54%) Spring
5 8 (3.54%) Spring Boot
5 8 (3.54%) WireMock
5 8 (3.54%) XML
6 7 (3.10%) Middleware
7 5 (2.21%) PostGIS
7 5 (2.21%) SOAP
8 4 (1.77%) LDAP
8 4 (1.77%) SAML
9 3 (1.33%) .NET
10 2 (0.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 38 (16.81%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.75%) Mobile App
4 11 (4.87%) RSA SecurID
5 9 (3.98%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.10%) User Experience
7 6 (2.65%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.77%) PKI
10 3 (1.33%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.33%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.33%) Replication
10 3 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.88%) Online Banking
12 1 (0.44%) BYOD
12 1 (0.44%) DataPower
12 1 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.44%) iPad
12 1 (0.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.62%) Windows
2 23 (10.18%) Linux
3 17 (7.52%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.98%) Unix
5 7 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.77%) Check Point GAiA
7 3 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.88%) Solaris
9 1 (0.44%) Android
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (26.55%) Load Balancing
2 41 (18.14%) Network Design
3 34 (15.04%) ITIL
4 33 (14.60%) Migration
5 25 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (10.18%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (8.85%) DevOps
8 19 (8.41%) Change Management
9 17 (7.52%) Project Delivery
9 17 (7.52%) Scrum
10 16 (7.08%) Kanban
11 15 (6.64%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (6.64%) Software Engineering
12 14 (6.19%) Project Management
13 13 (5.75%) Network Management
13 13 (5.75%) Performance Testing
13 13 (5.75%) Security Testing
13 13 (5.75%) Unit Testing
14 12 (5.31%) Configuration Management
14 12 (5.31%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.39%) Python
2 21 (9.29%) PowerShell
3 17 (7.52%) Java
4 8 (3.54%) ES6
5 6 (2.65%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.21%) SQL
7 3 (1.33%) Perl
8 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.88%) C
8 2 (0.88%) C#
9 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.44%) Tcl
9 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 83 (36.73%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (29.65%) CCNP
3 34 (15.04%) Security Cleared
4 27 (11.95%) CCIE
5 25 (11.06%) CCNA
6 23 (10.18%) SC Cleared
7 19 (8.41%) CCSA
8 11 (4.87%) CCSE
9 8 (3.54%) JNCIA
10 7 (3.10%) CISSP
10 7 (3.10%) JNCIP
10 7 (3.10%) JNCIS
11 5 (2.21%) CCDP
11 5 (2.21%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.77%) CCA
13 3 (1.33%) BC Cleared
13 3 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (1.33%) CCDA
13 3 (1.33%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 3 (1.33%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.87%) SLA
2 5 (2.21%) QA
3 4 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (1.33%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.88%) NIST
System Software
1 27 (11.95%) Active Directory
2 23 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (9.73%) VMware NSX
4 7 (3.10%) ProxySG
4 7 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.21%) Docker
5 5 (2.21%) GeoWebCache
5 5 (2.21%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.21%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (1.77%) vSphere
7 3 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.88%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.88%) UAG
8 2 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.44%) Firmware
9 1 (0.44%) Samba
Systems Management
1 24 (10.62%) FortiGate
2 12 (5.31%) Ansible
3 8 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.10%) Puppet
5 6 (2.65%) Terraform
6 5 (2.21%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (2.21%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (1.77%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (1.77%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.77%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.33%) Packer
8 3 (1.33%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.33%) vRealize
9 2 (0.88%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.88%) Forum Sentry
9 2 (0.88%) Grafana
9 2 (0.88%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.88%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.88%) PowerCLI
9 2 (0.88%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 158 (69.91%) Cisco
2 75 (33.19%) CheckPoint
3 60 (26.55%) Palo Alto
4 55 (24.34%) Juniper
5 42 (18.58%) VMware
6 38 (16.81%) Blue Coat
7 17 (7.52%) Fortinet
7 17 (7.52%) HP
8 15 (6.64%) Citrix
8 15 (6.64%) SolarWinds
9 13 (5.75%) AppDynamics
9 13 (5.75%) Splunk
10 12 (5.31%) Meraki
11 10 (4.42%) Riverbed
12 9 (3.98%) Microsoft
13 8 (3.54%) Aruba
13 8 (3.54%) McAfee
14 7 (3.10%) Dell
14 7 (3.10%) Oracle
15 6 (2.65%) Google