Period
to 3 December 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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 282 364 426
Rank change year-on-year +82 +62 -7
Contract jobs citing F5 273 492 553
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.86% 0.66% 0.59%
As % of the Vendors category 2.03% 1.54% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 348 364
Median daily rate £418 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.76% -2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £301 £300 £315
90th Percentile £588 £575 £609
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £438
% change year-on-year - -2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 3 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £12.00 £147.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +212.50% -91.86% +268.75%
10th Percentile £24.00 £12.00 £59.25
90th Percentile £48.00 £30.40 £158.75
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £12.00 £147.50
% change year-on-year +212.50% -91.86% +247.06%

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 13,439 32,009 39,397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.44% 42.95% 41.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,152 20,174 24,753
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - -
10th Percentile £250 £233 £253
90th Percentile £659 £644 £633
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 559 1,268 1,492
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.90 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.19% +8.00% +0.40%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £10.80
90th Percentile £57.17 £53.00 £47.37
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +84.21% +8.57% +0.40%

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 3 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing F5 in England over the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

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 3 December 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 +98 104 £463 -2.63% 15
North of England +113 66 £400 - 10
North West +88 41 £375 -11.76% 5
South West +88 36 £400 -2.44% 6
South East +41 31 £375 -11.76% 10
Yorkshire +57 25 £500 +28.95% 4
Midlands +48 12 £394 +3.28% 15
East of England +69 10 £265 -37.65% 6
West Midlands +46 10 £400 -14.39% 4
East Midlands +36 2 £388 +33.39% 11
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 172 (63.00%) Cisco
2 153 (56.04%) Firewall
3 75 (27.47%) WAN
4 72 (26.37%) Juniper
5 69 (25.27%) CheckPoint
5 69 (25.27%) Palo Alto
6 68 (24.91%) Cisco Certification
7 67 (24.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 67 (24.54%) Load Balancing
8 66 (24.18%) Finance
9 64 (23.44%) Fortinet
10 63 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 60 (21.98%) VMware
12 59 (21.61%) Blue Coat
12 59 (21.61%) TCP/IP
13 57 (20.88%) DNS
13 57 (20.88%) CCNP
13 57 (20.88%) Cisco ASA
13 57 (20.88%) AWS
14 55 (20.15%) Wireless
15 54 (19.78%) LAN
16 52 (19.05%) OSPF
16 52 (19.05%) BGP
16 52 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
17 48 (17.58%) Security Cleared
17 48 (17.58%) VPN
17 48 (17.58%) Python
18 46 (16.85%) SC Cleared
19 42 (15.38%) Data Centre
20 41 (15.02%) Ansible

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 24 (8.79%) Confluence
2 13 (4.76%) Cloud Foundry
2 13 (4.76%) Mule
3 7 (2.56%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.83%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.83%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.47%) GeoServer
5 4 (1.47%) IIS
6 1 (0.37%) Apache
6 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.37%) JBoss
6 1 (0.37%) nginx
6 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.37%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (1.83%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 57 (20.88%) AWS
2 30 (10.99%) Azure
3 27 (9.89%) GCP
4 22 (8.06%) Slack
5 14 (5.13%) GitHub
6 13 (4.76%) npm
7 10 (3.66%) Office 365
8 9 (3.30%) Amazon ECS
9 8 (2.93%) Route 53
10 7 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (2.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 6 (2.20%) PaaS
12 5 (1.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (1.83%) IaaS
13 4 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (1.47%) Amazon S3
14 3 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
15 1 (0.37%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.37%) SaaS
15 1 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 153 (56.04%) Firewall
2 75 (27.47%) WAN
3 67 (24.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 63 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 59 (21.61%) TCP/IP
6 57 (20.88%) Cisco ASA
6 57 (20.88%) DNS
7 55 (20.15%) Wireless
8 54 (19.78%) LAN
9 52 (19.05%) BGP
9 52 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
9 52 (19.05%) OSPF
10 48 (17.58%) VPN
11 40 (14.65%) SSL
12 39 (14.29%) MPLS
13 35 (12.82%) Network Security
14 28 (10.26%) NX-OS
15 22 (8.06%) Cisco Wireless
15 22 (8.06%) Reverse Proxy
16 21 (7.69%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (1.83%) Geospatial Data
2 5 (1.83%) Hadoop
2 5 (1.83%) MongoDB
2 5 (1.83%) MySQL
3 4 (1.47%) Cosmos DB
3 4 (1.47%) GIS
3 4 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (1.47%) QGIS
4 3 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.73%) Redis
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (8.42%) JIRA
2 17 (6.23%) Sonatype Nexus
3 15 (5.49%) Git (software)
4 14 (5.13%) Jenkins
5 13 (4.76%) JUnit
5 13 (4.76%) Maven
5 13 (4.76%) Mockito
5 13 (4.76%) Selenium
6 2 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.73%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.37%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.37%) Subversion
7 1 (0.37%) Vagrant
General
1 66 (24.18%) Finance
2 24 (8.79%) Banking
3 16 (5.86%) Financial Institution
3 16 (5.86%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.40%) Public Sector
5 10 (3.66%) Law
6 2 (0.73%) Digital Economy
6 2 (0.73%) Electronics
6 2 (0.73%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.73%) Legal
6 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.73%) Marketing
7 1 (0.37%) Police
7 1 (0.37%) Retail
7 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 117 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 33 (12.09%) Architect
3 18 (6.59%) Consultant
3 18 (6.59%) Senior Network Engineer
4 17 (6.23%) Cisco Engineer
4 17 (6.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 16 (5.86%) Network Architect
6 13 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (3.30%) Analyst
7 9 (3.30%) Network Security Engineer
7 9 (3.30%) NOC Engineer
7 9 (3.30%) Security Engineer
8 8 (2.93%) Cloud Architect
8 8 (2.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (2.56%) Azure Engineer
9 7 (2.56%) Cloud Consultant
9 7 (2.56%) Network Analyst
9 7 (2.56%) Network Specialist
9 7 (2.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 7 (2.56%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.89%) JSON
2 16 (5.86%) REST
3 13 (4.76%) Enzyme
3 13 (4.76%) Jest
3 13 (4.76%) Node.js
3 13 (4.76%) Redux
3 13 (4.76%) Spring
3 13 (4.76%) Spring Boot
3 13 (4.76%) WireMock
4 12 (4.40%) Express
5 11 (4.03%) Web Services
6 4 (1.47%) PostGIS
7 3 (1.10%) 802.1X
7 3 (1.10%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (1.10%) Middleware
8 2 (0.73%) XML
9 1 (0.37%) .NET
9 1 (0.37%) LDAP
9 1 (0.37%) SOAP
9 1 (0.37%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 13 (4.76%) Private Cloud
3 10 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.56%) Virtual Team
5 5 (1.83%) Public Cloud
5 5 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (1.83%) User Experience
5 5 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.47%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.73%) IVR
8 2 (0.73%) PKI
8 2 (0.73%) Replication
9 1 (0.37%) Clustering
9 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.37%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.37%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 41 (15.02%) Linux
2 26 (9.52%) Windows
3 10 (3.66%) Unix
4 9 (3.30%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.83%) Mac OS
6 5 (1.83%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.47%) Debian
7 4 (1.47%) Fedora
7 4 (1.47%) NetWare
7 4 (1.47%) Solaris
7 4 (1.47%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.47%) VMS
7 4 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.10%) Check Point GAiA
9 1 (0.37%) CentOS
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (24.54%) Load Balancing
2 33 (12.09%) DevOps
3 29 (10.62%) Network Design
4 28 (10.26%) Migration
5 26 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (8.42%) Scrum
7 22 (8.06%) Kanban
8 21 (7.69%) Project Delivery
9 20 (7.33%) ITIL
9 20 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (6.23%) Network Virtualisation
11 16 (5.86%) Pair Programming
11 16 (5.86%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (5.49%) Change Management
12 15 (5.49%) Project Management
13 13 (4.76%) Performance Testing
13 13 (4.76%) Risk Management
13 13 (4.76%) Security Testing
13 13 (4.76%) Software Engineering
13 13 (4.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (17.58%) Python
2 19 (6.96%) Java
3 13 (4.76%) ES6
4 11 (4.03%) SQL
5 10 (3.66%) PowerShell
6 7 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.56%) VBA
7 4 (1.47%) C
7 4 (1.47%) Perl
7 4 (1.47%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.10%) R
9 1 (0.37%) C#
9 1 (0.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 68 (24.91%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (20.88%) CCNP
3 48 (17.58%) Security Cleared
4 46 (16.85%) SC Cleared
5 23 (8.42%) CCNA
6 20 (7.33%) CCIE
7 7 (2.56%) CISSP
8 6 (2.20%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 5 (1.83%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.83%) MCSE
9 5 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.47%) AWS Certification
10 4 (1.47%) CCIE Service Provider
11 3 (1.10%) CCDA
11 3 (1.10%) CCDP
11 3 (1.10%) CCSA
11 3 (1.10%) Degree
11 3 (1.10%) HP APS
12 2 (0.73%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.73%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.56%) SLA
2 5 (1.83%) QA
3 3 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.37%) NIST
System Software
1 37 (13.55%) VMware NSX
2 35 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.13%) Active Directory
4 9 (3.30%) Docker
5 6 (2.20%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.47%) GeoWebCache
6 4 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.73%) vSphere
8 1 (0.37%) GPFS
8 1 (0.37%) KVM
8 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.37%) NFS
8 1 (0.37%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.37%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.37%) XenApp
8 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 41 (15.02%) Ansible
2 36 (13.19%) FortiGate
3 14 (5.13%) Terraform
4 13 (4.76%) Kubernetes
5 10 (3.66%) Cisco Prime
6 9 (3.30%) Istio
7 8 (2.93%) Puppet
8 7 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (2.20%) Consul
10 5 (1.83%) AirWatch
10 5 (1.83%) ITRS Geneos
11 4 (1.47%) Cisco UCCX
12 3 (1.10%) HAProxy
12 3 (1.10%) Packer
12 3 (1.10%) Prometheus
12 3 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
13 2 (0.73%) BladeLogic
13 2 (0.73%) Grafana
13 2 (0.73%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 172 (63.00%) Cisco
2 72 (26.37%) Juniper
3 69 (25.27%) CheckPoint
3 69 (25.27%) Palo Alto
4 64 (23.44%) Fortinet
5 60 (21.98%) VMware
6 59 (21.61%) Blue Coat
7 29 (10.62%) Splunk
8 27 (9.89%) Microsoft
9 25 (9.16%) Arista
10 22 (8.06%) HP
11 21 (7.69%) AppDynamics
12 20 (7.33%) SolarWinds
13 18 (6.59%) Meraki
14 14 (5.13%) Aruba
14 14 (5.13%) Infoblox
14 14 (5.13%) Red Hat
15 13 (4.76%) NetApp
16 11 (4.03%) Dell
16 11 (4.03%) Symantec