Period
to 31 July 2021

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 31 July 2021 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
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 422 309 356
Rank change year-on-year -113 +47 +99
Contract jobs citing F5 296 228 610
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.71% 0.73%
As % of the Vendors category 1.26% 1.64% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 169 419
10th Percentile £350 £337 £300
25th Percentile £381 £374 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £445
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -4.49% +3.61%
75th Percentile £541 £500 £500
90th Percentile £615 £561 £575
UK median daily rate £466 £431 £445
% change year-on-year +8.12% -3.09% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 10
10th Percentile £44.20 £34.75 £12.00
25th Percentile £50.50 £40.00 £21.38
Median hourly rate £62.00 £46.40 £37.50
Median % change year-on-year +33.62% +23.73% +10.57%
75th Percentile £69.63 " £61.98
90th Percentile £73.60 £47.36 £66.81
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £44.20 £37.50
% change year-on-year -55.88% +17.87% +10.57%

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 23,520 13,915 34,965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.86% 43.10% 41.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,416 9,088 22,313
10th Percentile £283 £256 £253
25th Percentile £400 £364 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £563
90th Percentile £694 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £454
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.63% +0.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 745 466 1,177
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.82 £11.06
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% +5.71%
75th Percentile £41.32 £36.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% +5.71%

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 31 July 2021.

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 31 July 2021.

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 31 July 2021. 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 -101 122 £500 +8.11% 27
South East -54 47 £423 -0.47% 8
Midlands -33 32 £418 -1.76% 11
South West -1 29 £438 +9.38% 4
West Midlands -29 21 £450 +2.86% 3
East of England -5 19 £550 +44.26% 7
North of England -83 18 £375 -9.09% 11
East Midlands -9 11 £388 +19.23% 8
Yorkshire -32 11 £380 -24.00% 7
North West -68 7 £368 -8.13% 4
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 31 July 2021, 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.

1 207 (69.93%) Cisco
2 171 (57.77%) Firewall
3 103 (34.80%) CheckPoint
4 89 (30.07%) Cisco Certification
4 89 (30.07%) WAN
5 88 (29.73%) Load Balancing
6 82 (27.70%) Azure
7 75 (25.34%) LAN
8 73 (24.66%) Data Centre
9 70 (23.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 67 (22.64%) DNS
11 64 (21.62%) Network Security
12 61 (20.61%) CCNP
13 60 (20.27%) Cisco ASA
14 59 (19.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 59 (19.93%) VMware
15 58 (19.59%) Palo Alto
16 57 (19.26%) Juniper
17 56 (18.92%) Cisco Nexus
18 53 (17.91%) AWS
19 51 (17.23%) Ansible
20 50 (16.89%) VPN
21 49 (16.55%) Finance
21 49 (16.55%) Fortinet
22 48 (16.22%) BGP
23 46 (15.54%) OSPF
23 46 (15.54%) Security Cleared
24 44 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
24 44 (14.86%) TCP/IP
25 43 (14.53%) Social Skills

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 12 (4.05%) Confluence
2 9 (3.04%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.70%) Apache
3 8 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (2.03%) IIS
4 6 (2.03%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.01%) nginx
6 3 (1.01%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.34%) SAS
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 26 (8.78%) MS Visio
2 14 (4.73%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 82 (27.70%) Azure
2 53 (17.91%) AWS
3 20 (6.76%) Akamai
4 12 (4.05%) IaaS
5 11 (3.72%) GCP
5 11 (3.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 10 (3.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 10 (3.38%) OpenShift
7 6 (2.03%) GitHub
7 6 (2.03%) Microsoft 365
7 6 (2.03%) PaaS
8 5 (1.69%) Azure Storage
8 5 (1.69%) SaaS
9 4 (1.35%) Cloudflare
10 3 (1.01%) Apigee
10 3 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (1.01%) Azure App Service
10 3 (1.01%) Azure Pipelines
10 3 (1.01%) SonarCloud
11 2 (0.68%) AWS Direct Connect
Communications & Networking
1 171 (57.77%) Firewall
2 89 (30.07%) WAN
3 75 (25.34%) LAN
4 70 (23.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 67 (22.64%) DNS
6 64 (21.62%) Network Security
7 60 (20.27%) Cisco ASA
8 59 (19.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 56 (18.92%) Cisco Nexus
10 50 (16.89%) VPN
11 48 (16.22%) BGP
12 46 (15.54%) OSPF
13 44 (14.86%) TCP/IP
14 40 (13.51%) Wireless
15 35 (11.82%) SSL
16 33 (11.15%) MPLS
17 31 (10.47%) BIG-IP
18 25 (8.45%) Cisco ISE
19 24 (8.11%) Cisco Firepower
20 23 (7.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.01%) DataStax
4 2 (0.68%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.68%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.34%) Big Data
5 1 (0.34%) DB2
5 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (6.42%) JIRA
2 13 (4.39%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.38%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (2.36%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.69%) Bitbucket
5 5 (1.69%) SonarQube
5 5 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.68%) CircleCI
6 2 (0.68%) GitLab
6 2 (0.68%) IBM UrbanCode
6 2 (0.68%) Maven
6 2 (0.68%) Postman
6 2 (0.68%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.34%) Gradle
General
1 49 (16.55%) Finance
2 43 (14.53%) Social Skills
3 34 (11.49%) Telecoms
4 23 (7.77%) Banking
5 12 (4.05%) Documentation Skills
6 10 (3.38%) Public Sector
7 5 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.35%) Organisational Skills
9 3 (1.01%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.01%) Legal
9 3 (1.01%) Marketing
9 3 (1.01%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.01%) Retail
10 2 (0.68%) Billing
10 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
11 1 (0.34%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.34%) Law
11 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 132 (44.59%) Network Engineer
2 42 (14.19%) Architect
3 23 (7.77%) Senior Network Engineer
4 22 (7.43%) Consultant
5 21 (7.09%) Cisco Engineer
6 20 (6.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 17 (5.74%) Security Engineer
8 15 (5.07%) Network Architect
9 14 (4.73%) Network Security Engineer
10 13 (4.39%) VMware Engineer
11 11 (3.72%) Azure Engineer
11 11 (3.72%) Design Engineer
11 11 (3.72%) Firewall Engineer
12 10 (3.38%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.38%) Network Consultant
13 9 (3.04%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 9 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (2.70%) .NET Architect
14 8 (2.70%) Analyst
14 8 (2.70%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.07%) Web Services
2 10 (3.38%) 802.1X
2 10 (3.38%) JSON
3 9 (3.04%) .NET
4 7 (2.36%) Express
4 7 (2.36%) SOAP
4 7 (2.36%) YAML
5 6 (2.03%) XML
6 5 (1.69%) Jinja
6 5 (1.69%) LDAP
7 4 (1.35%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.35%) OAuth
7 4 (1.35%) RESTful
8 3 (1.01%) JWT
8 3 (1.01%) REST
8 3 (1.01%) SAML
9 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.68%) Kafka
9 2 (0.68%) Middleware
9 2 (0.68%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 73 (24.66%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.05%) Public Cloud
3 11 (3.72%) Clustering
4 9 (3.04%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (3.04%) Driving Licence
4 9 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.69%) CESG
6 5 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.35%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.01%) DataPower
8 3 (1.01%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.01%) PKI
8 3 (1.01%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.68%) AS400
9 2 (0.68%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.68%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (13.51%) Linux
2 29 (9.80%) Windows
3 18 (6.08%) Unix
4 8 (2.70%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.03%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.69%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (1.69%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.68%) CatOS
8 2 (0.68%) VMS
8 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.34%) CentOS
9 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (29.73%) Load Balancing
2 38 (12.84%) DevOps
3 35 (11.82%) ITIL
4 33 (11.15%) Network Design
5 28 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (7.77%) Service Delivery
7 22 (7.43%) Network Management
8 19 (6.42%) Cybersecurity
8 19 (6.42%) Project Delivery
9 16 (5.41%) Change Management
9 16 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (5.07%) Capacity Planning
10 15 (5.07%) Migration
10 15 (5.07%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (4.73%) Data Protection
12 13 (4.39%) Architectural Design
12 13 (4.39%) High Availability
12 13 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (4.05%) Capacity Management
14 11 (3.72%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.78%) Python
2 21 (7.09%) SQL
3 9 (3.04%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.69%) Java
5 4 (1.35%) Delphi
6 3 (1.01%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.01%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.68%) Tcl
7 2 (0.68%) VBA
8 1 (0.34%) C#
8 1 (0.34%) Perl
8 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 89 (30.07%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (20.61%) CCNP
3 46 (15.54%) Security Cleared
4 36 (12.16%) SC Cleared
5 34 (11.49%) CCIE
6 27 (9.12%) CCNA
7 11 (3.72%) DV Cleared
8 9 (3.04%) CCSA
8 9 (3.04%) CCSE
9 8 (2.70%) CCA
10 7 (2.36%) CCDP
11 5 (1.69%) Degree
12 4 (1.35%) CISSP
13 3 (1.01%) CCDA
13 3 (1.01%) CCIE Security
13 3 (1.01%) JNCIE
14 2 (0.68%) CCIE Wireless
14 2 (0.68%) CISM
14 2 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.80%) SLA
2 7 (2.36%) QA
3 5 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.69%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.34%) GDPR
System Software
1 44 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (10.81%) Active Directory
3 25 (8.45%) VMware NSX
4 20 (6.76%) ProxySG
5 15 (5.07%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (4.39%) Docker
7 8 (2.70%) NFS
7 8 (2.70%) vCloud
7 8 (2.70%) vSphere
8 4 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.01%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.68%) KVM
10 2 (0.68%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.68%) XenApp
10 2 (0.68%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.34%) SRDF
11 1 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 51 (17.23%) Ansible
2 29 (9.80%) Kubernetes
3 15 (5.07%) FortiGate
4 13 (4.39%) Terraform
5 12 (4.05%) vCenter Server
6 11 (3.72%) Puppet
7 7 (2.36%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (2.36%) HP NNM
8 5 (1.69%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (1.69%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (1.35%) vRealize
9 4 (1.35%) WhatsUp Gold
10 3 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (1.01%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.68%) Nessus
11 2 (0.68%) Packer
11 2 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 207 (69.93%) Cisco
2 103 (34.80%) CheckPoint
3 59 (19.93%) VMware
4 58 (19.59%) Palo Alto
5 57 (19.26%) Juniper
6 49 (16.55%) Fortinet
7 33 (11.15%) Blue Coat
7 33 (11.15%) Infoblox
8 28 (9.46%) Citrix
9 24 (8.11%) Dell
10 20 (6.76%) Radware
11 19 (6.42%) HP
11 19 (6.42%) Microsoft
12 18 (6.08%) Red Hat
13 16 (5.41%) Riverbed
14 14 (4.73%) McAfee
15 13 (4.39%) Aruba
16 12 (4.05%) Arista
16 12 (4.05%) Meraki
16 12 (4.05%) NetApp