Period
to 6 April 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 6 April 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 391 362 456
Rank change year-on-year -29 +94 -177
Contract jobs citing F5 293 622 475
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.70% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 1.23% 1.65% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 424 318
Median daily rate £425 £430 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £300 £313
90th Percentile £599 £575 £588
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +4.71% -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £66.81 £53.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.61% +25.28% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £66.81 £53.33
% change year-on-year -47.61% +25.28% -

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 23,832 37,746 38,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.87% 42.58% 41.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,511 23,798 24,401
Median daily rate £450 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.10% +1.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £222 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,072 1,269 1,323
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.92 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.36 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.53% +2.86% +2.94%

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 6 April 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 6 April 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 +39 107 £463 -1.33% 27
South East +82 101 £410 -0.61% 9
North of England +9 39 £413 -2.94% 14
North West +29 25 £425 -5.56% 8
Midlands +6 18 £500 +33.33% 4
South West -5 16 £418 +2.14% 6
West Midlands +20 15 £505 +18.76% 2
East of England -10 12 £381 -17.57% 1
Yorkshire +15 9 £400 -6.00% 4
North East +15 5 £388 +10.71% 2
East Midlands +10 3 £281 -10.79% 2
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 6 April 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.

1 213 (72.70%) Cisco
2 190 (64.85%) Firewall
3 122 (41.64%) Cisco Certification
4 105 (35.84%) CheckPoint
5 95 (32.42%) Palo Alto
6 88 (30.03%) CCNP
6 88 (30.03%) WAN
7 77 (26.28%) BGP
8 73 (24.91%) LAN
8 73 (24.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 73 (24.91%) Data Centre
9 71 (24.23%) Cisco Nexus
9 71 (24.23%) VPN
10 63 (21.50%) Juniper
11 60 (20.48%) Security Cleared
12 59 (20.14%) Cisco ASA
12 59 (20.14%) OSPF
13 52 (17.75%) Load Balancing
14 51 (17.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 49 (16.72%) VMware
16 48 (16.38%) MPLS
17 47 (16.04%) Network Security
18 46 (15.70%) Network Design
19 45 (15.36%) Wireless
19 45 (15.36%) ITIL
19 45 (15.36%) SC Cleared
20 44 (15.02%) CCIE
21 42 (14.33%) DNS
22 41 (13.99%) Azure
23 40 (13.65%) Linux

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 10 (3.41%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.07%) OpenStack
3 8 (2.73%) IIS
4 7 (2.39%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (2.39%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.71%) Confluence
5 5 (1.71%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.37%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.02%) Mattermost
7 3 (1.02%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.34%) CMS
9 1 (0.34%) JBoss
9 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.34%) nginx
9 1 (0.34%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 5 (1.71%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 41 (13.99%) Azure
2 35 (11.95%) AWS
3 8 (2.73%) Akamai
4 7 (2.39%) Office 365
5 5 (1.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 5 (1.71%) IaaS
6 3 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.02%) GCP
6 3 (1.02%) PaaS
7 2 (0.68%) Cloudflare
7 2 (0.68%) SaaS
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.34%) Apigee
8 1 (0.34%) Heroku
8 1 (0.34%) NuGet
8 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.34%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 190 (64.85%) Firewall
2 88 (30.03%) WAN
3 77 (26.28%) BGP
4 73 (24.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 73 (24.91%) LAN
5 71 (24.23%) Cisco Nexus
5 71 (24.23%) VPN
6 59 (20.14%) Cisco ASA
6 59 (20.14%) OSPF
7 51 (17.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 48 (16.38%) MPLS
9 47 (16.04%) Network Security
10 45 (15.36%) Wireless
11 42 (14.33%) DNS
12 36 (12.29%) BIG-IP
13 32 (10.92%) TCP/IP
14 30 (10.24%) Cisco ISE
15 27 (9.22%) Cisco Firepower
16 26 (8.87%) SSL
17 25 (8.53%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.73%) MySQL
2 5 (1.71%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.68%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.34%) Big Data
4 1 (0.34%) DB2
4 1 (0.34%) Informix
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.34%) Redis
4 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.34%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 5 (1.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.37%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.37%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.37%) JIRA
3 3 (1.02%) GitLab
4 2 (0.68%) AutoIt
4 2 (0.68%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.68%) Maven
4 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.34%) CF BOSH
5 1 (0.34%) MSI
5 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.34%) WiX
General
1 31 (10.58%) Finance
2 18 (6.14%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.46%) Banking
3 16 (5.46%) Public Sector
4 8 (2.73%) Publishing
5 5 (1.71%) Legal
6 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.37%) Retail
7 3 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.34%) German Language
9 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Police
Job Titles
1 146 (49.83%) Network Engineer
2 42 (14.33%) Security Engineer
3 36 (12.29%) Architect
4 24 (8.19%) Consultant
5 23 (7.85%) Network Security Engineer
6 20 (6.83%) Network Architect
7 19 (6.48%) Cisco Engineer
8 18 (6.14%) Senior Network Engineer
9 16 (5.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 12 (4.10%) Design Engineer
11 11 (3.75%) Network Design Engineer
12 10 (3.41%) Analyst
12 10 (3.41%) Firewall Engineer
12 10 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (3.07%) DevOps Engineer
13 9 (3.07%) Network Specialist
13 9 (3.07%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 8 (2.73%) Cisco Architect
14 8 (2.73%) Network Analyst
14 8 (2.73%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.73%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.39%) Middleware
2 7 (2.39%) XML
3 5 (1.71%) JSON
4 4 (1.37%) LDAP
4 4 (1.37%) SAML
4 4 (1.37%) SOAP
5 2 (0.68%) .NET
5 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.68%) HTML
5 2 (0.68%) Java EE
5 2 (0.68%) Node.js
5 2 (0.68%) REST
5 2 (0.68%) RESTful
5 2 (0.68%) Web Services
6 1 (0.34%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.34%) React
6 1 (0.34%) Vert.x
6 1 (0.34%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 73 (24.91%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.41%) RSA SecurID
4 8 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (2.05%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.71%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.37%) Clustering
7 4 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.37%) PKI
7 4 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.02%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.68%) CCTV
9 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.68%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.68%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.68%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (13.65%) Linux
2 35 (11.95%) Windows
3 15 (5.12%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.41%) Unix
5 8 (2.73%) Ubuntu
6 6 (2.05%) Solaris
7 5 (1.71%) Check Point GAiA
7 5 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.02%) CentOS
8 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.68%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.34%) Android
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (17.75%) Load Balancing
2 46 (15.70%) Network Design
3 45 (15.36%) ITIL
4 34 (11.60%) Migration
5 26 (8.87%) Change Management
5 26 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (7.17%) DevOps
7 20 (6.83%) Network Monitoring
8 19 (6.48%) Network Management
9 17 (5.80%) Project Delivery
10 16 (5.46%) Problem Management
11 14 (4.78%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (4.78%) High Availability
11 14 (4.78%) Security Patching
12 13 (4.44%) Capacity Management
12 13 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 13 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
13 12 (4.10%) Configuration Management
13 12 (4.10%) Cybersecurity
13 12 (4.10%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.53%) Python
2 16 (5.46%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.39%) JavaScript
3 7 (2.39%) SQL
4 5 (1.71%) Java
5 3 (1.02%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.02%) Perl
6 2 (0.68%) C
6 2 (0.68%) C#
7 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.34%) Tcl
7 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 122 (41.64%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (30.03%) CCNP
3 60 (20.48%) Security Cleared
4 45 (15.36%) SC Cleared
5 44 (15.02%) CCIE
6 39 (13.31%) CCNA
7 16 (5.46%) CCSA
8 13 (4.44%) CCSE
8 13 (4.44%) DV Cleared
9 7 (2.39%) CISSP
10 6 (2.05%) CCDA
10 6 (2.05%) JNCIA
10 6 (2.05%) JNCIP
11 5 (1.71%) CCDP
11 5 (1.71%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 4 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (1.37%) Degree
12 4 (1.37%) JNCIS
12 4 (1.37%) MCSE
12 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.44%) SLA
2 5 (1.71%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.34%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.34%) NIST
System Software
1 22 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (6.14%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.14%) VMware NSX
3 8 (2.73%) Docker
4 7 (2.39%) vSphere
5 6 (2.05%) ProxySG
6 4 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.68%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.34%) Firmware
8 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.34%) Samba
8 1 (0.34%) UAG
8 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 28 (9.56%) Ansible
2 25 (8.53%) FortiGate
3 14 (4.78%) Puppet
3 14 (4.78%) Terraform
4 9 (3.07%) Cisco Prime
5 8 (2.73%) Consul
6 5 (1.71%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.37%) Opsview
7 4 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.37%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.02%) Cisco CME
8 3 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.02%) Nessus
8 3 (1.02%) Packer
9 2 (0.68%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.68%) Forum Sentry
9 2 (0.68%) PowerCLI
9 2 (0.68%) Rundeck
9 2 (0.68%) vRealize
Vendors
1 213 (72.70%) Cisco
2 105 (35.84%) CheckPoint
3 95 (32.42%) Palo Alto
4 63 (21.50%) Juniper
5 49 (16.72%) VMware
6 36 (12.29%) Blue Coat
7 27 (9.22%) Fortinet
8 26 (8.87%) Citrix
9 21 (7.17%) SolarWinds
10 18 (6.14%) Aruba
11 14 (4.78%) HP
12 13 (4.44%) Microsoft
12 13 (4.44%) Riverbed
13 12 (4.10%) Oracle
13 12 (4.10%) Splunk
13 12 (4.10%) Zscaler
14 10 (3.41%) McAfee
15 9 (3.07%) Meraki
16 8 (2.73%) NetApp
17 7 (2.39%) Dell