Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 401 294 319
Rank change year-on-year -107 +25 -27
Contract jobs citing F5 533 845 795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.56% 0.86% 0.76%
As % of the Vendors category 1.32% 1.90% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 522 535
England median daily rate £400 £431 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.25% +1.47% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £310 £294
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 7
England median hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £45.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -24.95% +138.45%
10th Percentile £39.00 £23.38 £42.14
90th Percentile £41.00 £41.50 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £38.75 £35.50 £45.31
% change year-on-year +9.15% -21.64% +138.45%

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 40508 44440 45597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.86% 45.16% 43.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 25385 27448 27408
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £245 £228
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1569 1961
England median hourly rate £17.31 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.92% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.67 £10.22 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.00 £44.50 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for F5 in England

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in England

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in England

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 in England.

Contractor 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 17 November 2017. 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 -84 199 £425 -5.56% 19
South East -58 108 £408 -2.10% 12
North of England -48 88 £380 -5.00% 4
Midlands +40 70 £375 -9.09% 1
South West +19 44 £383 +6.25% 2
West Midlands +15 43 £400 -11.11%
Yorkshire -51 37 £435 +8.75% 3
North East +58 28 £338 +3.05%
East Midlands +22 26 £325 -1.89% 1
North West -16 23 £400 -17.95% 1
East of England -52 23 £375 -20.00% 4
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 England region with a requirement for F5.

1 374 (70.17%) Firewall
2 338 (63.41%) Cisco
3 166 (31.14%) Load Balancing
4 163 (30.58%) CheckPoint
4 163 (30.58%) Linux
5 159 (29.83%) Data Centre
6 158 (29.64%) Cisco Certification
7 142 (26.64%) WAN
8 141 (26.45%) Juniper
9 140 (26.27%) CCNP
10 128 (24.02%) VMware
11 119 (22.33%) Cisco ASA
12 117 (21.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 115 (21.58%) BIG-IP
14 114 (21.39%) Windows
15 112 (21.01%) Security Cleared
16 109 (20.45%) VPN
17 107 (20.08%) TCP/IP
17 107 (20.08%) ITIL
18 103 (19.32%) LAN
19 102 (19.14%) Network Security
20 96 (18.01%) Unix
21 89 (16.70%) SC Cleared
22 85 (15.95%) Wireless
23 84 (15.76%) Tomcat
24 83 (15.57%) Apache
25 82 (15.38%) Finance
25 82 (15.38%) Palo Alto
26 80 (15.01%) High Availability
26 80 (15.01%) Cisco Nexus

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 84 (15.76%) Tomcat
2 83 (15.57%) Apache
3 49 (9.19%) WebLogic
4 45 (8.44%) JBoss
5 43 (8.07%) iPlanet
5 43 (8.07%) Oracle Application Server
6 31 (5.82%) IIS
7 20 (3.75%) SharePoint
8 15 (2.81%) MQSeries
8 15 (2.81%) MS Exchange
9 14 (2.63%) OpenStack
9 14 (2.63%) Skype for Business
10 11 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (2.06%) WebLogic Portal
11 10 (1.88%) CICS
12 8 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (1.50%) SAS
13 7 (1.31%) nginx
13 7 (1.31%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (3.56%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.19%) MS Visio
3 11 (2.06%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (3.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.38%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 59 (11.07%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.69%) Adobe Analytics
4 8 (1.50%) IaaS
4 8 (1.50%) Office 365
5 5 (0.94%) Akamai
5 5 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.56%) GitHub
7 3 (0.56%) PaaS
8 2 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.19%) SaaS
9 1 (0.19%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 374 (70.17%) Firewall
2 142 (26.64%) WAN
3 119 (22.33%) Cisco ASA
4 117 (21.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 115 (21.58%) BIG-IP
6 109 (20.45%) VPN
7 107 (20.08%) TCP/IP
8 103 (19.32%) LAN
9 102 (19.14%) Network Security
10 85 (15.95%) Wireless
11 80 (15.01%) Cisco Nexus
12 79 (14.82%) DNS
13 70 (13.13%) BGP
14 66 (12.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 64 (12.01%) MPLS
16 58 (10.88%) OSPF
17 50 (9.38%) SSL
18 46 (8.63%) IPsec
19 43 (8.07%) SAN
20 41 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (1.88%) DB2
4 7 (1.31%) NoSQL
4 7 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.13%) MS Access
6 3 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.56%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.56%) Redis
7 2 (0.38%) Couchbase
7 2 (0.38%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.19%) Big Data
8 1 (0.19%) MySQL
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (2.63%) TeamCity
2 10 (1.88%) JIRA
2 10 (1.88%) webpack
3 9 (1.69%) Artifactory
3 9 (1.69%) Bitbucket
3 9 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.31%) JMeter
4 7 (1.31%) Maven
5 5 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.75%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.56%) Grunt
7 3 (0.56%) gulp
7 3 (0.56%) JUnit
7 3 (0.56%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (0.56%) PhantomJS
7 3 (0.56%) Subversion
7 3 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.56%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.38%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.38%) Hudson
General
1 82 (15.38%) Finance
2 29 (5.44%) Banking
3 25 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.88%) Retail
5 6 (1.13%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.75%) Electronics
6 4 (0.75%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.75%) Legal
6 4 (0.75%) Marketing
6 4 (0.75%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.19%) Back Office
8 1 (0.19%) Front Office
8 1 (0.19%) German Language
8 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 216 (40.53%) Network Engineer
2 61 (11.44%) Cisco Engineer
3 59 (11.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 36 (6.75%) Architect
4 36 (6.75%) Senior Network Engineer
5 34 (6.38%) Consultant
5 34 (6.38%) Security Engineer
6 33 (6.19%) Analyst
7 32 (6.00%) Network Security Engineer
7 32 (6.00%) Support Engineer
7 32 (6.00%) Unix Engineer
8 26 (4.88%) Network Architect
9 23 (4.32%) Administrator
9 23 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (3.94%) Solaris Engineer
11 20 (3.75%) Firewall Engineer
12 19 (3.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 17 (3.19%) Linux Engineer
14 16 (3.00%) Systems Administrator
15 15 (2.81%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (9.01%) J2EE
2 16 (3.00%) Spring
3 15 (2.81%) Spring Boot
4 14 (2.63%) LAPP Stack
5 11 (2.06%) .NET
6 10 (1.88%) 802.1X
6 10 (1.88%) Node.js
6 10 (1.88%) React
7 7 (1.31%) Ajax
7 7 (1.31%) Web Services
7 7 (1.31%) X-Windows
8 6 (1.13%) RESTful
9 5 (0.94%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.94%) CSS
9 5 (0.94%) GWT
9 5 (0.94%) JSON
9 5 (0.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (0.94%) WAP
10 4 (0.75%) Java EE
10 4 (0.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 159 (29.83%) Data Centre
2 61 (11.44%) Clustering
3 30 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.19%) Computer Science
5 16 (3.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 16 (3.00%) PKI
6 12 (2.25%) DataPower
6 12 (2.25%) Mainframe
7 11 (2.06%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.50%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.13%) User Experience
10 5 (0.94%) CESG
10 5 (0.94%) Grid Computing
11 4 (0.75%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.56%) FMCG
12 3 (0.56%) Video\Live Streaming
13 2 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.38%) IVR
13 2 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 163 (30.58%) Linux
2 114 (21.39%) Windows
3 96 (18.01%) Unix
4 45 (8.44%) Solaris
5 43 (8.07%) AIX
6 42 (7.88%) HPUX
7 40 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 39 (7.32%) SUSE
9 35 (6.57%) Windows Server
10 30 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (1.13%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.94%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.75%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.56%) Debian
15 3 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.38%) Android
16 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.38%) VMS
16 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (31.14%) Load Balancing
2 107 (20.08%) ITIL
3 80 (15.01%) High Availability
4 51 (9.57%) Network Design
5 35 (6.57%) Migration
6 33 (6.19%) DevOps
7 31 (5.82%) Service Management
8 28 (5.25%) Change Control
9 26 (4.88%) Network Management
10 22 (4.13%) Service Delivery
11 21 (3.94%) Root Cause Analysis
12 20 (3.75%) ITSM
13 19 (3.56%) Problem Management
13 19 (3.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 16 (3.00%) Microservices
15 15 (2.81%) ITIL V3
15 15 (2.81%) Network Load Balancing
16 14 (2.63%) Analytics
16 14 (2.63%) Network Architecture
16 14 (2.63%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 59 (11.07%) Java
2 45 (8.44%) Python
3 44 (8.26%) Perl
4 40 (7.50%) Bash Shell
5 26 (4.88%) SQL
6 17 (3.19%) Korn
6 17 (3.19%) Shell Script
7 16 (3.00%) C-shell
8 13 (2.44%) PowerShell
8 13 (2.44%) Ruby
9 8 (1.50%) C
9 8 (1.50%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.38%) Groovy
10 2 (0.38%) PHP
10 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 158 (29.64%) Cisco Certification
2 140 (26.27%) CCNP
3 112 (21.01%) Security Cleared
4 89 (16.70%) SC Cleared
5 55 (10.32%) CCIE
6 30 (5.63%) CCSA
7 28 (5.25%) CCSE
8 26 (4.88%) CCNA
9 20 (3.75%) Degree
10 19 (3.56%) DV Cleared
11 15 (2.81%) CCDP
12 13 (2.44%) JNCIA
13 11 (2.06%) RHCE
14 10 (1.88%) CCIP
14 10 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (1.88%) JNCIE
15 9 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
15 9 (1.69%) CISSP
16 8 (1.50%) Check Point Certification
16 8 (1.50%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.00%) SLA
2 13 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.31%) AS 2805
3 7 (1.31%) ISO 8583
4 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.56%) PMO
4 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.38%) GDPR
6 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.19%) GPG13
6 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.19%) QA
System Software
1 52 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (6.00%) Active Directory
3 28 (5.25%) Hyper-V
4 24 (4.50%) vSphere
5 21 (3.94%) ProxySG
5 21 (3.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 19 (3.56%) KVM
6 19 (3.56%) Samba
7 17 (3.19%) Docker
8 13 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (2.44%) VMware NSX
9 11 (2.06%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (1.50%) NFS
10 8 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.56%) pfSense
11 3 (0.56%) vCloud
11 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.56%) XenApp
11 3 (0.56%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (6.38%) FortiGate
2 31 (5.82%) Ansible
3 19 (3.56%) Nagios
4 15 (2.81%) Puppet
5 14 (2.63%) ITRS Geneos
6 11 (2.06%) OpenView
7 9 (1.69%) vCenter Server
8 8 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.31%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (1.31%) Rancher
9 7 (1.31%) SCCM
10 6 (1.13%) Kubernetes
10 6 (1.13%) Nexpose
10 6 (1.13%) SCOM
11 5 (0.94%) HP SiteScope
11 5 (0.94%) Terraform
12 4 (0.75%) BladeLogic
12 4 (0.75%) Forum Sentry
12 4 (0.75%) WhatsUp Gold
12 4 (0.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 338 (63.41%) Cisco
2 163 (30.58%) CheckPoint
3 141 (26.45%) Juniper
4 128 (24.02%) VMware
5 82 (15.38%) Palo Alto
6 78 (14.63%) Blue Coat
7 76 (14.26%) Fortinet
8 69 (12.95%) Oracle
9 62 (11.63%) HP
10 60 (11.26%) Red Hat
11 43 (8.07%) Sun
12 42 (7.88%) Citrix
13 41 (7.69%) Aruba
14 39 (7.32%) SolarWinds
15 36 (6.75%) Microsoft
16 31 (5.82%) IBM
17 28 (5.25%) McAfee
18 26 (4.88%) Riverbed
19 25 (4.69%) Brocade
20 21 (3.94%) Veritas