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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
UK / England
Rank 259 316 256
Rank change year-on-year +57 -60  
Contract jobs citing F5 373 330 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.90% 0.67% 0.85%
As % of the Vendors category 2.06% 1.54% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 179 268
Median daily rate £416 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.06% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £263 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £50.83
% change year-on-year - -15.40%  

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 England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18104 21410 21910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.88% 43.64% 45.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11276 13153 12665
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 762 928
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.71 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.20% +12.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.52 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +44 121 £444 +5.65% 17
South East +29 107 £425 +11.84% 16
Yorkshire -8 35 £438 +16.66% 6
North West +46 24 £450 -11.76% 4
North East +8 23 £385 +6.20%
East of England 0 22 £413 -14.50%
South West +6 20 £375 +7.14% 1
West Midlands +26 19 £404 +0.93% 4
East Midlands -2 3 £450 - 1
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 593 (78.03%) Cisco
2 475 (62.50%) Firewall
3 309 (40.66%) CheckPoint
4 290 (38.16%) Cisco Certification
5 240 (31.58%) Juniper
6 228 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
7 221 (29.08%) CCNP
8 213 (28.03%) Data Centre
9 211 (27.76%) WAN
10 181 (23.82%) LAN
11 175 (23.03%) Security Cleared
12 167 (21.97%) Cisco Nexus
13 166 (21.84%) Load Balancing
14 165 (21.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 162 (21.32%) Network Security
16 150 (19.74%) SC Cleared
17 146 (19.21%) Wireless
18 132 (17.37%) Palo Alto
19 129 (16.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 129 (16.97%) ITIL
20 128 (16.84%) Blue Coat
21 126 (16.58%) BGP
22 124 (16.32%) Finance
22 124 (16.32%) BIG-IP
23 121 (15.92%) MPLS
24 120 (15.79%) VPN
24 120 (15.79%) DNS
25 113 (14.87%) VMware
26 109 (14.34%) OSPF
27 100 (13.16%) Network Design

F5
Top Related 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 35 (4.61%) WebLogic
2 30 (3.95%) Apache
3 25 (3.29%) Tomcat
4 22 (2.89%) JBoss
5 18 (2.37%) iPlanet
6 12 (1.58%) Oracle Application Server
7 11 (1.45%) MS Exchange
8 10 (1.32%) IIS
9 9 (1.18%) CMS
10 8 (1.05%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.79%) SharePoint
12 5 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.53%) Confluence
13 4 (0.53%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.39%) GlassFish
14 3 (0.39%) MQSeries
15 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.26%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 19 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 18 (2.37%) MS Excel
3 14 (1.84%) MS Office
4 2 (0.26%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.92%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 58 (7.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.11%) Akamai
4 7 (0.92%) SaaS
5 6 (0.79%) GitHub
6 5 (0.66%) Office 365
7 4 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.39%) IaaS
8 3 (0.39%) PaaS
9 2 (0.26%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 475 (62.50%) Firewall
2 228 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
3 211 (27.76%) WAN
4 181 (23.82%) LAN
5 167 (21.97%) Cisco Nexus
6 165 (21.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 162 (21.32%) Network Security
8 146 (19.21%) Wireless
9 129 (16.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 126 (16.58%) BGP
11 124 (16.32%) BIG-IP
12 121 (15.92%) MPLS
13 120 (15.79%) DNS
13 120 (15.79%) VPN
14 109 (14.34%) OSPF
15 99 (13.03%) TCP/IP
16 69 (9.08%) IPsec
17 62 (8.16%) Cisco IOS
18 57 (7.50%) DHCP
18 57 (7.50%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.55%) Oracle Database
2 26 (3.42%) SQL Server
3 12 (1.58%) BODI
3 12 (1.58%) BusinessObjects
4 11 (1.45%) MySQL
5 7 (0.92%) RDBMS
5 7 (0.92%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.53%) MariaDB
6 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.39%) DB2
8 2 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.26%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.13%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.13%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (2.11%) Jenkins
2 15 (1.97%) JIRA
3 12 (1.58%) Oracle APEX
3 12 (1.58%) Oracle Forms
4 7 (0.92%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.92%) Subversion
5 6 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (0.66%) Hudson
7 3 (0.39%) AppScan
7 3 (0.39%) Selenium
8 1 (0.13%) Ant
8 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.13%) Firebug
8 1 (0.13%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.13%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.13%) Maven
8 1 (0.13%) MSI
8 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.13%) WiX
General
1 124 (16.32%) Finance
2 59 (7.76%) Telecoms
3 39 (5.13%) Banking
4 18 (2.37%) Retail
5 10 (1.32%) Legal
6 8 (1.05%) Law
7 7 (0.92%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.66%) Marketing
10 4 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.39%) Back Office
11 3 (0.39%) Electronics
12 2 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.26%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.13%) Advertising
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
13 1 (0.13%) Games
13 1 (0.13%) Publishing
13 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 304 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 112 (14.74%) Cisco Engineer
3 104 (13.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 85 (11.18%) Consultant
5 84 (11.05%) Architect
6 65 (8.55%) Security Engineer
7 55 (7.24%) Network Security Engineer
8 54 (7.11%) Analyst
9 49 (6.45%) Network Consultant
10 48 (6.32%) Network Architect
11 46 (6.05%) Network Specialist
12 43 (5.66%) Senior Network Engineer
13 42 (5.53%) Network Analyst
14 34 (4.47%) Firewall Engineer
15 29 (3.82%) Security Consultant
16 23 (3.03%) Security Specialist
17 22 (2.89%) Juniper Engineer
18 21 (2.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 19 (2.50%) Network Security Consultant
20 18 (2.37%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (4.21%) 802.1X
2 22 (2.89%) J2EE
3 16 (2.11%) CSS
4 15 (1.97%) Web Services
5 10 (1.32%) .NET
5 10 (1.32%) Middleware
6 7 (0.92%) LAMP
7 6 (0.79%) JSP
7 6 (0.79%) SAML
8 5 (0.66%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (0.66%) HTML
9 4 (0.53%) jQuery
9 4 (0.53%) XML
10 3 (0.39%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.39%) MSMQ
10 3 (0.39%) OAuth
10 3 (0.39%) OpenID
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 3 (0.39%) SailPoint
10 3 (0.39%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 213 (28.03%) Data Centre
2 60 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 25 (3.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 21 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 20 (2.63%) Clustering
7 19 (2.50%) IVR
8 16 (2.11%) PKI
9 14 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.84%) Fat Client
9 14 (1.84%) Thin Client
10 12 (1.58%) iPad
11 11 (1.45%) Driving Licence
12 9 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
12 9 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.18%) Smart Meter
13 7 (0.92%) e-Health
13 7 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.92%) Wiki
14 5 (0.66%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 90 (11.84%) Windows
2 87 (11.45%) Linux
3 76 (10.00%) Unix
4 37 (4.87%) Windows Server
5 32 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (4.08%) Solaris
6 31 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (1.58%) HPUX
10 8 (1.05%) AIX
11 5 (0.66%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (0.53%) Android
12 4 (0.53%) CentOS
13 3 (0.39%) Debian
13 3 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.26%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.26%) CatOS
14 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (21.84%) Load Balancing
2 129 (16.97%) ITIL
3 100 (13.16%) Network Design
4 68 (8.95%) Migration
5 55 (7.24%) Service Management
6 49 (6.45%) High Availability
7 37 (4.87%) ITSM
7 37 (4.87%) Network Management
8 33 (4.34%) Change Management
8 33 (4.34%) Project Management
9 31 (4.08%) DevOps
10 28 (3.68%) Kalman Filter
11 27 (3.55%) Service Delivery
12 24 (3.16%) Change Control
12 24 (3.16%) Incident Management
12 24 (3.16%) Information Security
12 24 (3.16%) Network Architecture
13 21 (2.76%) ITIL V3
13 21 (2.76%) Mentoring
14 18 (2.37%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 27 (3.55%) PowerShell
2 23 (3.03%) Java
2 23 (3.03%) SQL
3 21 (2.76%) Perl
4 19 (2.50%) Python
5 10 (1.32%) Bash Shell
6 7 (0.92%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.79%) C
8 5 (0.66%) Ruby
9 4 (0.53%) PHP
9 4 (0.53%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.39%) C#
10 3 (0.39%) VBScript
11 2 (0.26%) Tcl
11 2 (0.26%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.13%) C++
12 1 (0.13%) Korn
12 1 (0.13%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 290 (38.16%) Cisco Certification
2 221 (29.08%) CCNP
3 175 (23.03%) Security Cleared
4 150 (19.74%) SC Cleared
5 100 (13.16%) CCNA
6 94 (12.37%) CCIE
7 51 (6.71%) CCDP
8 49 (6.45%) CCSA
9 48 (6.32%) JNCIA
10 46 (6.05%) CCSE
11 41 (5.39%) Degree
12 38 (5.00%) JNCIE
13 36 (4.74%) CCIP
14 26 (3.42%) HP ASE
14 26 (3.42%) HP MASE
15 16 (2.11%) JNCIP
16 15 (1.97%) CISSP
16 15 (1.97%) DV Cleared
17 13 (1.71%) JNCIS
18 11 (1.45%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.39%) PCI DSS
2 31 (4.08%) SLA
3 25 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (2.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (1.84%) GPG13
6 8 (1.05%) HIPAA
7 6 (0.79%) PA-DSS
8 5 (0.66%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.66%) QA
9 2 (0.26%) PMO
10 1 (0.13%) GDPR
10 1 (0.13%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 75 (9.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (3.16%) Active Directory
3 20 (2.63%) XenApp
4 15 (1.97%) ProxySG
5 14 (1.84%) XenDesktop
6 13 (1.71%) Hyper-V
7 12 (1.58%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (1.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 12 (1.58%) vSphere
8 7 (0.92%) Firmware
9 6 (0.79%) Docker
9 6 (0.79%) vCloud
10 4 (0.53%) XenServer
11 3 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.39%) Shibboleth
11 3 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 76 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 21 (2.76%) Puppet
3 18 (2.37%) Cisco Prime
4 14 (1.84%) Nexpose
5 13 (1.71%) Cisco CUCM
6 12 (1.58%) Ansible
6 12 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (1.45%) AppDNA
8 10 (1.32%) Forum Sentry
9 9 (1.18%) Nagios
10 7 (0.92%) QRadar
11 6 (0.79%) CA Spectrum
11 6 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (0.79%) OpenView
11 6 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
12 5 (0.66%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.66%) OPNET
13 4 (0.53%) Galera Cluster
13 4 (0.53%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 593 (78.03%) Cisco
2 309 (40.66%) CheckPoint
3 240 (31.58%) Juniper
4 132 (17.37%) Palo Alto
5 128 (16.84%) Blue Coat
6 113 (14.87%) VMware
7 93 (12.24%) Fortinet
8 85 (11.18%) HP
9 74 (9.74%) Riverbed
10 70 (9.21%) Microsoft
11 60 (7.89%) Aruba
12 57 (7.50%) Citrix
13 48 (6.32%) Red Hat
14 47 (6.18%) SolarWinds
15 45 (5.92%) Oracle
16 42 (5.53%) Brocade
17 33 (4.34%) Splunk
18 32 (4.21%) Intel Security
18 32 (4.21%) Nokia
18 32 (4.21%) TippingPoint
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