Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 337 453 342
Rank change year-on-year +116 -111 -35
Contract jobs citing F5 614 492 626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.52% 0.71%
As % of the Vendors category 1.71% 1.25% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 278 437
England median daily rate £425 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +7.44% -0.37%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £308
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £430 £400
% change year-on-year -1.05% +7.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 £53.33 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.37% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £53.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year -34.37% +66.66% -15.79%

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 35,819 39,342 38,737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.53% 41.40% 43.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,548 24,566 23,862
England median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +4.79%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,216 1,464 1,306
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.40
90th Percentile £50.38 £47.50 £47.67
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -2.86%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +56 220 £475 +5.56% 38
South East +70 157 £400 -5.88% 27
North of England +14 85 £406 -4.41% 16
Midlands +37 60 £375 -11.76% 18
South West +13 56 £425 - 15
West Midlands +35 42 £388 -8.82% 11
East of England +23 32 £500 +25.00% 22
Yorkshire +9 32 £413 -2.94% 7
North West +22 30 £450 +5.88% 8
North East +32 23 £325 +4.84% 1
East Midlands +22 18 £245 -44.76% 7
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 477 (77.69%) Cisco
2 403 (65.64%) Firewall
3 284 (46.25%) Cisco Certification
4 228 (37.13%) CCNP
5 223 (36.32%) CheckPoint
6 211 (34.36%) WAN
7 206 (33.55%) Data Centre
8 191 (31.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 179 (29.15%) Palo Alto
10 174 (28.34%) LAN
11 171 (27.85%) OSPF
12 169 (27.52%) Cisco ASA
13 166 (27.04%) BGP
14 154 (25.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 148 (24.10%) Network Security
16 137 (22.31%) VPN
17 134 (21.82%) Load Balancing
18 133 (21.66%) Juniper
19 125 (20.36%) CCNA
20 104 (16.94%) Wireless
21 103 (16.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
22 100 (16.29%) Amazon AWS
23 98 (15.96%) VMware
24 96 (15.64%) DNS
25 94 (15.31%) MPLS
26 89 (14.50%) TCP/IP
26 89 (14.50%) ITIL
27 88 (14.33%) Fortinet
28 87 (14.17%) Finance
28 87 (14.17%) Microsoft Azure

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 23 (3.75%) Apache
2 22 (3.58%) Skype for Business
3 20 (3.26%) IIS
4 19 (3.09%) OpenStack
4 19 (3.09%) Tomcat
5 17 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (2.44%) MS Exchange
7 14 (2.28%) Cloud Foundry
7 14 (2.28%) SharePoint
8 10 (1.63%) nginx
9 9 (1.47%) WebLogic
10 8 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.98%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.81%) Confluence
12 5 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.81%) JBoss
12 5 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.49%) Mule
14 2 (0.33%) AquaLogic
14 2 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.44%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 100 (16.29%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (14.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (5.86%) PaaS
4 30 (4.89%) Office 365
5 25 (4.07%) IaaS
6 13 (2.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (1.79%) Akamai
8 9 (1.47%) Heroku
9 7 (1.14%) GitHub
9 7 (1.14%) OpenShift
10 5 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 3 (0.49%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.49%) npm
11 3 (0.49%) Slack
12 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.33%) SaaS
12 2 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 403 (65.64%) Firewall
2 211 (34.36%) WAN
3 191 (31.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 174 (28.34%) LAN
5 171 (27.85%) OSPF
6 169 (27.52%) Cisco ASA
7 166 (27.04%) BGP
8 154 (25.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 148 (24.10%) Network Security
10 137 (22.31%) VPN
11 104 (16.94%) Wireless
12 103 (16.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 96 (15.64%) DNS
14 94 (15.31%) MPLS
15 89 (14.50%) TCP/IP
16 78 (12.70%) BIG-IP
17 72 (11.73%) VLAN
18 52 (8.47%) IPsec
19 51 (8.31%) Wi-Fi
20 48 (7.82%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.12%) MySQL
2 10 (1.63%) Big Data
3 7 (1.14%) MongoDB
4 6 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (0.98%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.49%) MS Access
6 2 (0.33%) DB2
6 2 (0.33%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (0.33%) NonStop SQL
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.33%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.16%) QlikView
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (3.42%) Git (software)
2 16 (2.61%) Sonatype Nexus
3 12 (1.95%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 10 (1.63%) MSI
5 10 (1.63%) WiX
6 9 (1.47%) CF BOSH
7 7 (1.14%) JIRA
8 5 (0.81%) Maven
9 4 (0.65%) JUnit
9 4 (0.65%) Selenium
9 4 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.49%) Mockito
11 1 (0.16%) GitLab
11 1 (0.16%) IBM UrbanCode
11 1 (0.16%) WebDriver
General
1 87 (14.17%) Finance
2 37 (6.03%) Banking
3 35 (5.70%) Telecoms
4 28 (4.56%) Retail
5 15 (2.44%) Legal
6 14 (2.28%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.63%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.63%) Law
8 8 (1.30%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.49%) Advertising
10 3 (0.49%) Publishing
11 2 (0.33%) Billing
11 2 (0.33%) Marketing
12 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.16%) Electronics
12 1 (0.16%) German Language
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 310 (50.49%) Network Engineer
2 86 (14.01%) Architect
3 60 (9.77%) Network Architect
4 57 (9.28%) Cisco Engineer
5 52 (8.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 52 (8.47%) Senior Network Engineer
6 43 (7.00%) Security Engineer
7 33 (5.37%) Network Security Engineer
8 27 (4.40%) Consultant
9 24 (3.91%) Analyst
10 20 (3.26%) Network Consultant
11 19 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 16 (2.61%) Design Engineer
12 16 (2.61%) Firewall Engineer
12 16 (2.61%) Network Design Engineer
13 15 (2.44%) Administrator
13 15 (2.44%) Cloud Engineer
13 15 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
13 15 (2.44%) Network Support
14 14 (2.28%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (7.65%) 802.1X
2 23 (3.75%) JSON
3 21 (3.42%) .NET
4 17 (2.77%) YAML
5 14 (2.28%) XML
6 12 (1.95%) REST
7 11 (1.79%) J2EE
8 9 (1.47%) Software Packaging
9 8 (1.30%) LDAP
10 7 (1.14%) Middleware
11 6 (0.98%) Kafka
11 6 (0.98%) Regular Expression
12 5 (0.81%) Web Services
13 4 (0.65%) HTML
13 4 (0.65%) RESTful
14 3 (0.49%) CSS
14 3 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
14 3 (0.49%) Express
14 3 (0.49%) Node.js
14 3 (0.49%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 206 (33.55%) Data Centre
2 30 (4.89%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (2.93%) Clustering
5 8 (1.30%) Cyber Defence
6 7 (1.14%) EMC VNX
6 7 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.14%) PKI
6 7 (1.14%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 6 (0.98%) CLARiiON
7 6 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (0.98%) Hedge funds
7 6 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (0.81%) Driving Licence
8 5 (0.81%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.65%) BBC
9 4 (0.65%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.65%) Replication
9 4 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 72 (11.73%) Windows
2 69 (11.24%) Linux
3 41 (6.68%) Windows Server
4 40 (6.51%) Unix
5 13 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.47%) Windows 10
8 8 (1.30%) AIX
8 8 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.98%) Solaris
10 4 (0.65%) VMS
10 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.49%) Android
11 3 (0.49%) Check Point GAiA
11 3 (0.49%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.49%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.16%) CentOS
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (21.82%) Load Balancing
2 89 (14.50%) ITIL
3 76 (12.38%) Migration
4 71 (11.56%) Network Design
5 42 (6.84%) DevOps
6 39 (6.35%) Service Delivery
7 36 (5.86%) Change Management
8 34 (5.54%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (5.54%) Network Management
8 34 (5.54%) Problem-Solving
9 33 (5.37%) High Availability
10 30 (4.89%) Network Monitoring
11 27 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 24 (3.91%) Service Management
13 22 (3.58%) Kalman Filter
13 22 (3.58%) Project Management
14 20 (3.26%) Risk Management
15 19 (3.09%) Architectural Design
15 19 (3.09%) Disaster Recovery
16 18 (2.93%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (7.33%) Python
2 40 (6.51%) PowerShell
3 29 (4.72%) SQL
4 21 (3.42%) Perl
5 15 (2.44%) Java
6 12 (1.95%) VB
7 9 (1.47%) C
8 8 (1.30%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.14%) Prolog
9 7 (1.14%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.49%) ES6
10 3 (0.49%) PHP
10 3 (0.49%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.33%) Jython
11 2 (0.33%) Tcl
11 2 (0.33%) VBScript
12 1 (0.16%) Go
12 1 (0.16%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 284 (46.25%) Cisco Certification
2 228 (37.13%) CCNP
3 125 (20.36%) CCNA
4 73 (11.89%) CCIE
5 70 (11.40%) Security Cleared
6 46 (7.49%) SC Cleared
7 29 (4.72%) CCSA
8 27 (4.40%) CCDP
9 25 (4.07%) DV Cleared
10 18 (2.93%) CCSE
10 18 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (2.77%) CISSP
12 16 (2.61%) CCDA
13 12 (1.95%) Degree
14 8 (1.30%) JNCIA
15 7 (1.14%) CCDE
15 7 (1.14%) Check Point Certification
15 7 (1.14%) TOGAF Certification
16 6 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
17 5 (0.81%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.93%) SLA
2 7 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.98%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.98%) PMO
4 2 (0.33%) GDPR
4 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.16%) QA
System Software
1 60 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (6.68%) Active Directory
3 36 (5.86%) ProxySG
4 33 (5.37%) VMware NSX
5 28 (4.56%) Hyper-V
6 19 (3.09%) Docker
6 19 (3.09%) vSphere
7 12 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (1.63%) XenApp
9 7 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.98%) Shibboleth
10 6 (0.98%) Squid
10 6 (0.98%) Varnish
11 4 (0.65%) KVM
11 4 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.33%) Ceph
12 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.16%) LXC
13 1 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 47 (7.65%) FortiGate
2 39 (6.35%) Ansible
3 34 (5.54%) Puppet
4 27 (4.40%) Cisco Prime
5 19 (3.09%) SCOM
6 17 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (2.12%) Cisco CUCM
8 12 (1.95%) SCCM
9 11 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
10 10 (1.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 10 (1.63%) Nagios
10 10 (1.63%) QRadar
10 10 (1.63%) SCOrch
10 10 (1.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 9 (1.47%) Cacti
11 9 (1.47%) TrustSec
12 8 (1.30%) Prometheus
12 8 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
12 8 (1.30%) vCenter Server
13 7 (1.14%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 477 (77.69%) Cisco
2 223 (36.32%) CheckPoint
3 179 (29.15%) Palo Alto
4 133 (21.66%) Juniper
5 98 (15.96%) VMware
6 88 (14.33%) Fortinet
7 79 (12.87%) Blue Coat
8 73 (11.89%) Microsoft
9 68 (11.07%) Riverbed
10 60 (9.77%) SolarWinds
11 57 (9.28%) HP
12 36 (5.86%) Aruba
13 32 (5.21%) Citrix
13 32 (5.21%) Splunk
14 31 (5.05%) McAfee
15 28 (4.56%) Dell
15 28 (4.56%) Meraki
16 27 (4.40%) EMC
17 22 (3.58%) Arista
17 22 (3.58%) Zscaler