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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 330 266 305
Rank change year-on-year -64 +39  
Contract jobs citing F5 280 437 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.88% 0.71%
As % of the Vendors category 1.47% 1.99% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 278 230
Median daily rate £398 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.45% +1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £309 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £34.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.98% -5.00%  

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 19008 21981 22493
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.97% 44.45% 44.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 19349 25149 23923
Median daily rate £430 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.17% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £244 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1375 1807
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.80 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.07
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.21%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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
South East +14 84 £438 +16.66% 11
London -55 76 £400 -8.83% 7
North of England +24 58 £400 -3.03% 10
South West -15 27 £375 +7.14% 6
Yorkshire -1 23 £434 +11.57% 7
North East +77 19 £330 -34.00% 1
East of England -6 17 £375 -16.66% 4
North West +4 16 £500 +3.89% 2
Midlands -7 13 £325 -15.30% 5
West Midlands -5 7 £375 -1.31% 5
East Midlands -6 4 £313 -37.50%
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 492 (76.88%) Cisco
2 421 (65.78%) Firewall
3 265 (41.41%) Cisco Certification
4 250 (39.06%) CheckPoint
5 230 (35.94%) CCNP
6 215 (33.59%) WAN
7 207 (32.34%) Juniper
8 198 (30.94%) Data Centre
9 193 (30.16%) Cisco ASA
10 189 (29.53%) LAN
11 183 (28.59%) Security Cleared
12 155 (24.22%) SC Cleared
13 141 (22.03%) Load Balancing
14 138 (21.56%) Cisco Nexus
15 131 (20.47%) Wireless
16 124 (19.38%) ITIL
17 115 (17.97%) BGP
18 112 (17.50%) BIG-IP
19 111 (17.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 110 (17.19%) VPN
21 108 (16.88%) Network Security
22 107 (16.72%) Fortinet
22 107 (16.72%) DNS
23 104 (16.25%) MPLS
24 103 (16.09%) Finance
25 102 (15.94%) Network Design
26 100 (15.63%) Palo Alto
27 99 (15.47%) HP
28 95 (14.84%) CCIE
29 94 (14.69%) TCP/IP

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 44 (6.88%) Apache
2 38 (5.94%) Tomcat
3 33 (5.16%) WebLogic
4 32 (5.00%) JBoss
5 23 (3.59%) iPlanet
5 23 (3.59%) Oracle Application Server
6 17 (2.66%) Skype for Business
7 13 (2.03%) MS Exchange
8 11 (1.72%) IIS
9 10 (1.56%) CMS
10 8 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.94%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.94%) SharePoint
13 5 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.78%) Confluence
14 4 (0.63%) MQSeries
14 4 (0.63%) nginx
14 4 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
14 4 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (4.06%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 9 (1.41%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (0.78%) SaaS
5 4 (0.63%) GitHub
6 3 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.31%) Akamai
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 421 (65.78%) Firewall
2 215 (33.59%) WAN
3 193 (30.16%) Cisco ASA
4 189 (29.53%) LAN
5 138 (21.56%) Cisco Nexus
6 131 (20.47%) Wireless
7 115 (17.97%) BGP
8 112 (17.50%) BIG-IP
9 111 (17.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 110 (17.19%) VPN
11 108 (16.88%) Network Security
12 107 (16.72%) DNS
13 104 (16.25%) MPLS
14 94 (14.69%) TCP/IP
15 92 (14.38%) OSPF
16 86 (13.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 68 (10.63%) IPsec
18 60 (9.38%) EIGRP
19 49 (7.66%) DHCP
20 48 (7.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.88%) MySQL
3 10 (1.56%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.09%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.94%) BODI
5 6 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (0.94%) RDBMS
5 6 (0.94%) Redis
6 4 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.63%) MariaDB
7 3 (0.47%) Couchbase
7 3 (0.47%) MS Access
7 3 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.31%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 12 (1.88%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.56%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 7 (1.09%) Subversion
4 6 (0.94%) JIRA
4 6 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.47%) Selenium
5 3 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.47%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.47%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.16%) Ant
7 1 (0.16%) AppScan
7 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.16%) Maven
General
1 103 (16.09%) Finance
2 55 (8.59%) Telecoms
3 37 (5.78%) Banking
4 11 (1.72%) Retail
5 8 (1.25%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.25%) Legal
6 6 (0.94%) Back Office
6 6 (0.94%) Law
7 5 (0.78%) Electronics
8 4 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.63%) Marketing
9 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.47%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.31%) Local Government
11 1 (0.16%) Advertising
11 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Games
11 1 (0.16%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) Publishing
11 1 (0.16%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 264 (41.25%) Network Engineer
2 83 (12.97%) Cisco Engineer
3 79 (12.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 72 (11.25%) Architect
5 65 (10.16%) Consultant
6 46 (7.19%) Analyst
7 41 (6.41%) Network Architect
8 40 (6.25%) Network Specialist
9 39 (6.09%) Network Analyst
10 34 (5.31%) Senior Network Engineer
11 33 (5.16%) Security Engineer
12 32 (5.00%) Network Consultant
13 31 (4.84%) Network Security Engineer
14 22 (3.44%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 21 (3.28%) Firewall Engineer
15 21 (3.28%) Security Consultant
16 19 (2.97%) Network Support
17 18 (2.81%) Infrastructure Architect
17 18 (2.81%) Network Security Analyst
17 18 (2.81%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.91%) 802.1X
2 24 (3.75%) J2EE
3 10 (1.56%) LAMP
4 7 (1.09%) SAML
5 6 (0.94%) Middleware
6 5 (0.78%) .NET
6 5 (0.78%) CGI
6 5 (0.78%) REST
6 5 (0.78%) SOAP
7 4 (0.63%) CSS
7 4 (0.63%) Java EE
7 4 (0.63%) OAuth
7 4 (0.63%) OpenID
7 4 (0.63%) SailPoint
7 4 (0.63%) Web Services
8 3 (0.47%) JMS
8 3 (0.47%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (0.31%) FreeMarker
9 2 (0.31%) JNDI
9 2 (0.31%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 198 (30.94%) Data Centre
2 48 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (6.41%) Computer Science
4 29 (4.53%) Clustering
5 15 (2.34%) Smart Meter
6 13 (2.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 13 (2.03%) IVR
7 12 (1.88%) Fat Client
7 12 (1.88%) PKI
7 12 (1.88%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
8 9 (1.41%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.09%) BBC
10 7 (1.09%) DataPower
10 7 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.94%) CESG
12 5 (0.78%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.78%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 90 (14.06%) Linux
2 74 (11.56%) Unix
3 72 (11.25%) Windows
4 36 (5.63%) Solaris
5 30 (4.69%) HPUX
6 26 (4.06%) AIX
7 23 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (3.59%) SUSE
8 21 (3.28%) Windows Server
9 20 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (1.09%) CentOS
13 6 (0.94%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (0.63%) Android
15 3 (0.47%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.31%) CatOS
16 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (22.03%) Load Balancing
2 124 (19.38%) ITIL
3 102 (15.94%) Network Design
4 62 (9.69%) Service Management
5 57 (8.91%) Migration
6 50 (7.81%) High Availability
7 49 (7.66%) ITSM
8 34 (5.31%) Change Control
9 33 (5.16%) Network Management
10 32 (5.00%) Change Management
10 32 (5.00%) DevOps
11 26 (4.06%) Service Delivery
12 24 (3.75%) Integration Testing
13 22 (3.44%) Mentoring
13 22 (3.44%) Project Management
14 16 (2.50%) Configuration Management
14 16 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
15 15 (2.34%) Problem Management
16 14 (2.19%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 31 (4.84%) Perl
2 28 (4.38%) Python
3 25 (3.91%) SQL
4 16 (2.50%) Bash Shell
4 16 (2.50%) Java
5 13 (2.03%) Shell Script
6 12 (1.88%) Ruby
7 10 (1.56%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.09%) C
8 7 (1.09%) Tcl
9 6 (0.94%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.78%) PHP
11 3 (0.47%) C-shell
11 3 (0.47%) Groovy
11 3 (0.47%) Korn
11 3 (0.47%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.31%) C++
12 2 (0.31%) JCL
13 1 (0.16%) Go
13 1 (0.16%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 265 (41.41%) Cisco Certification
2 230 (35.94%) CCNP
3 183 (28.59%) Security Cleared
4 155 (24.22%) SC Cleared
5 95 (14.84%) CCIE
6 67 (10.47%) CCNA
7 64 (10.00%) CCSE
8 61 (9.53%) CCSA
9 57 (8.91%) CCDP
10 53 (8.28%) JNCIA
11 45 (7.03%) Degree
11 45 (7.03%) JNCIE
12 44 (6.88%) CCIP
13 36 (5.63%) Computer Science Degree
14 32 (5.00%) HP ASE
14 32 (5.00%) HP MASE
15 29 (4.53%) DV Cleared
16 12 (1.88%) MCSE
16 12 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (1.72%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.84%) SLA
2 27 (4.22%) PCI DSS
3 16 (2.50%) GPG13
4 15 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (0.94%) PA-DSS
7 4 (0.63%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.63%) PMO
8 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.47%) QA
9 2 (0.31%) GDPR
System Software
1 67 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (4.69%) Active Directory
3 24 (3.75%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.44%) ProxySG
5 21 (3.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 19 (2.97%) XenApp
7 14 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.88%) vSphere
8 12 (1.88%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.72%) KVM
10 10 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (1.25%) Docker
12 7 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.78%) Samba
14 4 (0.63%) vCloud
15 3 (0.47%) NFS
15 3 (0.47%) Shibboleth
15 3 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (0.47%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 85 (13.28%) FortiGate
2 19 (2.97%) Cisco CUCM
3 18 (2.81%) Cisco Prime
4 15 (2.34%) Forum Sentry
5 13 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.88%) Ansible
6 12 (1.88%) Puppet
7 10 (1.56%) AppDNA
8 9 (1.41%) Nexpose
9 7 (1.09%) HP UCMDB
9 7 (1.09%) OPNET
10 4 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.63%) Galera Cluster
10 4 (0.63%) OpenView
11 3 (0.47%) Graphite
11 3 (0.47%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.47%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.47%) QRadar
11 3 (0.47%) Rundeck
11 3 (0.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 492 (76.88%) Cisco
2 250 (39.06%) CheckPoint
3 207 (32.34%) Juniper
4 107 (16.72%) Fortinet
5 100 (15.63%) Palo Alto
6 99 (15.47%) HP
7 94 (14.69%) VMware
8 86 (13.44%) Blue Coat
9 80 (12.50%) Riverbed
10 69 (10.78%) Citrix
11 51 (7.97%) Aruba
12 49 (7.66%) SolarWinds
13 47 (7.34%) Microsoft
14 43 (6.72%) Oracle
14 43 (6.72%) Red Hat
15 30 (4.69%) IBM
16 27 (4.22%) Brocade
16 27 (4.22%) Nokia
17 26 (4.06%) Infoblox
17 26 (4.06%) Splunk
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