Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 358 405 414
Rank change year-on-year +47 +9 -117
Contract jobs citing F5 501 547 526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.58% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 1.51% 1.36% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 332 374
England median daily rate £425 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% -8.57%
10th Percentile £303 £313 £300
90th Percentile £575 £611 £563
UK median daily rate £425 £435 £400
% change year-on-year -2.30% +8.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
England median hourly rate £12.00 £93.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -87.20% +134.38% +17.65%
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £93.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -87.20% +134.38% +12.68%

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 33,093 40,233 40,330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.44% 42.30% 42.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,941 25,291 25,262
England median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £240 £254 £248
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,287 1,508 1,350
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +1.45% +1.47%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.66
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.00 £45.03
UK median hourly rate £19.47 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year +11.23% +0.72% +2.21%

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 20 November 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 November 2019. 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 +67 169 £485 +2.11% 44
South East +82 158 £425 +2.41% 23
North of England -14 63 £401 -2.91% 15
South West +17 57 £418 -1.76% 5
Midlands -4 39 £375 -11.76% 10
Yorkshire +13 29 £407 -1.99% 4
West Midlands +19 27 £438 +0.86% 6
North West +10 26 £450 +4.35% 9
East of England +31 16 £425 +13.33% 8
East Midlands +7 12 £281 -13.54% 4
North East +2 8 £325 - 2
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 England region with a requirement for F5.

1 365 (72.85%) Cisco
2 304 (60.68%) Firewall
3 221 (44.11%) Cisco Certification
4 162 (32.34%) CheckPoint
5 159 (31.74%) CCNP
6 157 (31.34%) WAN
7 141 (28.14%) Data Centre
8 139 (27.74%) LAN
9 136 (27.15%) Palo Alto
10 124 (24.75%) Load Balancing
11 121 (24.15%) BGP
12 117 (23.35%) Cisco ASA
13 116 (23.15%) Cisco Nexus
14 114 (22.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 110 (21.96%) Juniper
16 107 (21.36%) Network Security
17 96 (19.16%) VPN
18 94 (18.76%) CCNA
19 91 (18.16%) Windows
20 90 (17.96%) OSPF
20 90 (17.96%) Security Cleared
21 86 (17.17%) Wireless
22 83 (16.57%) MPLS
23 81 (16.17%) Linux
24 79 (15.77%) VMware
25 77 (15.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
26 71 (14.17%) BIG-IP
27 69 (13.77%) CCIE
28 67 (13.37%) Azure
29 66 (13.17%) Network Design

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 25 (4.99%) OpenStack
2 14 (2.79%) Skype for Business
3 13 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (2.59%) MS Exchange
4 12 (2.40%) Cloud Foundry
5 11 (2.20%) Apache
5 11 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.00%) Confluence
6 10 (2.00%) Mule
6 10 (2.00%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.80%) IIS
7 9 (1.80%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.60%) nginx
9 7 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.40%) JBoss
10 6 (1.20%) Mattermost
10 6 (1.20%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.80%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (2.00%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.60%) Adobe Premiere
3 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.60%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 67 (13.37%) Azure
2 49 (9.78%) AWS
3 20 (3.99%) Office 365
4 13 (2.59%) GitHub
5 10 (2.00%) npm
5 10 (2.00%) Slack
6 9 (1.80%) PaaS
7 8 (1.60%) IaaS
8 5 (1.00%) Akamai
8 5 (1.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 4 (0.80%) GCP
9 4 (0.80%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 3 (0.60%) Google Docs
11 2 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.40%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.40%) SaaS
12 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 304 (60.68%) Firewall
2 157 (31.34%) WAN
3 139 (27.74%) LAN
4 121 (24.15%) BGP
5 117 (23.35%) Cisco ASA
6 116 (23.15%) Cisco Nexus
7 114 (22.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 107 (21.36%) Network Security
9 96 (19.16%) VPN
10 90 (17.96%) OSPF
11 86 (17.17%) Wireless
12 83 (16.57%) MPLS
13 77 (15.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 71 (14.17%) BIG-IP
15 61 (12.18%) TCP/IP
16 57 (11.38%) DNS
17 45 (8.98%) Cisco Firepower
18 44 (8.78%) WLAN
19 36 (7.19%) SNMP
20 34 (6.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.99%) MySQL
2 7 (1.40%) Big Data
3 4 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (0.80%) Hadoop
3 4 (0.80%) Relational Database
3 4 (0.80%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.40%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.20%) DB2
6 1 (0.20%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.20%) Informix
6 1 (0.20%) MS Access
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (4.79%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.59%) Jenkins
2 13 (2.59%) Maven
2 13 (2.59%) Sonatype Nexus
3 12 (2.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 11 (2.20%) JIRA
4 11 (2.20%) JUnit
4 11 (2.20%) Selenium
5 10 (2.00%) Mockito
6 6 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.60%) MSI
7 3 (0.60%) WiX
8 2 (0.40%) GitLab
9 1 (0.20%) CF BOSH
9 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.20%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.20%) WebDriver
General
1 65 (12.97%) Finance
2 46 (9.18%) Telecoms
3 21 (4.19%) Public Sector
4 20 (3.99%) Banking
5 15 (2.99%) Retail
6 14 (2.79%) Financial Institution
6 14 (2.79%) Law
6 14 (2.79%) Legal
7 8 (1.60%) Publishing
8 5 (1.00%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.60%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.60%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.40%) Marketing
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) Military
11 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 254 (50.70%) Network Engineer
2 68 (13.57%) Architect
3 41 (8.18%) Network Architect
3 41 (8.18%) Security Engineer
4 38 (7.58%) Cisco Engineer
5 34 (6.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 33 (6.59%) Network Security Engineer
7 29 (5.79%) Consultant
8 28 (5.59%) Analyst
9 25 (4.99%) DevOps Engineer
10 23 (4.59%) Network Consultant
10 23 (4.59%) Network Design Engineer
11 22 (4.39%) Network Support
12 20 (3.99%) Design Engineer
12 20 (3.99%) Firewall Engineer
12 20 (3.99%) Senior Network Engineer
13 18 (3.59%) Support Engineer
14 17 (3.39%) Infrastructure Architect
15 16 (3.19%) Designer
15 16 (3.19%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.99%) JSON
2 20 (3.99%) 802.1X
3 18 (3.59%) .NET
4 13 (2.59%) LDAP
4 13 (2.59%) REST
5 11 (2.20%) XML
6 10 (2.00%) Elastic Stack
6 10 (2.00%) Enzyme
6 10 (2.00%) Express
6 10 (2.00%) Jest
6 10 (2.00%) Middleware
6 10 (2.00%) Node.js
6 10 (2.00%) Redux
6 10 (2.00%) Spring
6 10 (2.00%) Spring Boot
6 10 (2.00%) WireMock
7 9 (1.80%) J2EE
8 7 (1.40%) YAML
9 3 (0.60%) Web Services
9 3 (0.60%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 141 (28.14%) Data Centre
2 24 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.39%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.79%) Clustering
6 12 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (2.00%) Replication
8 8 (1.60%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (1.20%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.00%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.80%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
12 3 (0.60%) RSA SecurID
12 3 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.40%) CESG
13 2 (0.40%) Fat Client
13 2 (0.40%) PKI
13 2 (0.40%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 91 (18.16%) Windows
2 81 (16.17%) Linux
3 38 (7.58%) Windows Server
4 31 (6.19%) Unix
5 20 (3.99%) Ubuntu
6 12 (2.40%) Windows 8
6 12 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (2.40%) Windows XP
7 8 (1.60%) Check Point GAiA
8 7 (1.40%) Solaris
9 6 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.80%) AIX
10 4 (0.80%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.60%) Android
11 3 (0.60%) CentOS
11 3 (0.60%) VMS
12 2 (0.40%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (24.75%) Load Balancing
2 66 (13.17%) Network Design
3 56 (11.18%) Migration
4 55 (10.98%) Change Management
5 54 (10.78%) ITIL
6 44 (8.78%) DevOps
7 43 (8.58%) Service Delivery
8 41 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
9 33 (6.59%) Problem Management
10 27 (5.39%) Network Management
11 25 (4.99%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (4.99%) High Availability
12 23 (4.59%) Network Architecture
13 22 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 21 (4.19%) Technical Leadership
15 20 (3.99%) Kalman Filter
16 19 (3.79%) Network Monitoring
16 19 (3.79%) Project Delivery
17 18 (3.59%) Information Security
18 17 (3.39%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (7.19%) Python
2 35 (6.99%) PowerShell
3 29 (5.79%) Java
4 27 (5.39%) SQL
5 18 (3.59%) Perl
6 10 (2.00%) ES6
7 7 (1.40%) C#
7 7 (1.40%) Prolog
8 3 (0.60%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.60%) C
9 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.40%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.40%) VB
9 2 (0.40%) VBScript
10 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 221 (44.11%) Cisco Certification
2 159 (31.74%) CCNP
3 94 (18.76%) CCNA
4 90 (17.96%) Security Cleared
5 69 (13.77%) CCIE
6 65 (12.97%) SC Cleared
7 28 (5.59%) DV Cleared
8 20 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (3.59%) CCDP
10 16 (3.19%) CCDA
10 16 (3.19%) Degree
11 13 (2.59%) CCSE
12 12 (2.40%) CCSA
13 11 (2.20%) MCITP
13 11 (2.20%) MCSA
14 7 (1.40%) CISSP
14 7 (1.40%) JNCIP
14 7 (1.40%) TOGAF Certification
15 6 (1.20%) JNCIE
16 5 (1.00%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.39%) SLA
2 7 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.80%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.40%) PMO
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
6 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
System Software
1 42 (8.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (5.79%) Active Directory
3 22 (4.39%) VMware NSX
4 21 (4.19%) Hyper-V
5 20 (3.99%) ProxySG
6 16 (3.19%) Docker
7 8 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (1.40%) vSphere
9 6 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.60%) Ceph
10 3 (0.60%) KVM
11 2 (0.40%) iptables
11 2 (0.40%) Samba
11 2 (0.40%) XenApp
12 1 (0.20%) Postfix
12 1 (0.20%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 58 (11.58%) Ansible
2 34 (6.79%) FortiGate
3 28 (5.59%) Puppet
4 19 (3.79%) Consul
4 19 (3.79%) Terraform
5 16 (3.19%) Cisco Prime
6 14 (2.79%) SCOM
7 12 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (2.40%) SCCM
8 11 (2.20%) WSUS
9 9 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (1.40%) Kibana
11 6 (1.20%) logstash
11 6 (1.20%) Nagios
11 6 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.80%) Cisco UCCX
12 4 (0.80%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.80%) Iperf
12 4 (0.80%) Kubernetes
12 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 365 (72.85%) Cisco
2 162 (32.34%) CheckPoint
3 136 (27.15%) Palo Alto
4 110 (21.96%) Juniper
5 79 (15.77%) VMware
6 66 (13.17%) Blue Coat
7 60 (11.98%) Fortinet
8 58 (11.58%) Microsoft
9 56 (11.18%) Aruba
10 46 (9.18%) HP
11 39 (7.78%) Meraki
11 39 (7.78%) Riverbed
12 37 (7.39%) Citrix
12 37 (7.39%) Splunk
13 34 (6.79%) McAfee
13 34 (6.79%) SolarWinds
14 22 (4.39%) Aerohive Networks
15 18 (3.59%) NetApp
15 18 (3.59%) Symantec
16 15 (2.99%) Adobe