Period
to 18 May 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 18 May 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 368 374 370
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4 +61
Contract jobs citing F5 264 239 589
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.54% 0.70%
As % of the Vendors category 1.42% 1.27% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 160 385
10th Percentile £325 £324 £301
25th Percentile £367 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
75th Percentile £500 £520 £500
90th Percentile £585 £576 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 13
Median hourly rate £51.00 £32.50 £66.81
Median % change year-on-year +56.92% -51.35% +25.28%
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £66.81
% change year-on-year -1.54% -51.35% +25.28%

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 18,547 18,788 35,177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.73% 42.40% 41.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,055 11,913 22,463
10th Percentile £275 £225 £263
25th Percentile £380 £356 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £465
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -3.23% +3.33%
75th Percentile £581 £571 £572
90th Percentile £675 £674 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £460
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 724 1,114
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.75 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.98 £14.21 £13.00
Median hourly rate £20.70 £18.60 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +11.29% +0.54% +5.71%
75th Percentile £42.59 £30.00 £36.67
90th Percentile £56.25 £50.00 £49.42
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £18.06
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.23% +6.21%

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 18 May 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 18 May 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 18 May 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 -14 113 £450 - 20
South East -4 40 £450 +12.50% 13
South West +57 29 £425 - 7
Midlands +15 27 £450 +5.88% 15
North of England +19 21 £375 -11.76% 19
West Midlands +13 19 £450 -2.39% 7
East of England +31 14 £425 +6.25% 3
Yorkshire +28 11 £380 -10.01% 13
North West +7 10 £368 -13.53% 6
East Midlands +12 8 £425 +30.77% 8
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 18 May 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.

1 196 (74.24%) Cisco
2 144 (54.55%) Firewall
3 77 (29.17%) WAN
4 76 (28.79%) CheckPoint
5 74 (28.03%) Cisco Certification
6 71 (26.89%) Load Balancing
7 65 (24.62%) LAN
8 64 (24.24%) Azure
9 62 (23.48%) Data Centre
10 60 (22.73%) Fortinet
11 58 (21.97%) Network Security
12 57 (21.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 57 (21.59%) Juniper
13 53 (20.08%) Cisco ASA
14 52 (19.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 50 (18.94%) DNS
15 50 (18.94%) VMware
16 48 (18.18%) Finance
16 48 (18.18%) VPN
16 48 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
17 47 (17.80%) Palo Alto
18 46 (17.42%) Ansible
19 45 (17.05%) Security Cleared
20 44 (16.67%) TCP/IP
20 44 (16.67%) CCNP
21 43 (16.29%) Social Skills
22 42 (15.91%) BGP
23 41 (15.53%) AWS
24 40 (15.15%) Wireless
25 39 (14.77%) OSPF

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 9 (3.41%) Confluence
2 6 (2.27%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.27%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.89%) Apache
3 5 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.89%) IIS
4 4 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.52%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.76%) nginx
6 2 (0.76%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.76%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.76%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.38%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.38%) SAS
7 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (6.82%) MS Visio
2 11 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 64 (24.24%) Azure
2 41 (15.53%) AWS
3 15 (5.68%) Akamai
4 12 (4.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 11 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (2.65%) GCP
6 7 (2.65%) IaaS
6 7 (2.65%) Microsoft 365
6 7 (2.65%) OpenShift
7 6 (2.27%) GitHub
8 2 (0.76%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.76%) Azure Service Fabric
8 2 (0.76%) Cloudflare
8 2 (0.76%) Heroku
8 2 (0.76%) PaaS
9 1 (0.38%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 144 (54.55%) Firewall
2 77 (29.17%) WAN
3 65 (24.62%) LAN
4 58 (21.97%) Network Security
5 57 (21.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 53 (20.08%) Cisco ASA
7 52 (19.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 50 (18.94%) DNS
9 48 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
9 48 (18.18%) VPN
10 44 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 42 (15.91%) BGP
12 40 (15.15%) Wireless
13 39 (14.77%) OSPF
14 35 (13.26%) MPLS
15 29 (10.98%) BIG-IP
16 26 (9.85%) IPv6
17 25 (9.47%) SSL
18 20 (7.58%) Cisco ISE
19 19 (7.20%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.65%) NoSQL
2 7 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (2.65%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.38%) Big Data
4 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (4.92%) JIRA
2 9 (3.41%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (1.52%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.76%) CF BOSH
5 2 (0.76%) IBM UrbanCode
5 2 (0.76%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.38%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 48 (18.18%) Finance
2 43 (16.29%) Social Skills
3 26 (9.85%) Telecoms
4 17 (6.44%) Banking
5 12 (4.55%) Documentation Skills
6 7 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.65%) Public Sector
7 5 (1.89%) Law
8 4 (1.52%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.52%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (0.76%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.76%) Legal
9 2 (0.76%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (0.76%) Retail
10 1 (0.38%) Advertising
10 1 (0.38%) Billing
10 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 113 (42.80%) Network Engineer
2 40 (15.15%) Architect
3 19 (7.20%) Network Architect
3 19 (7.20%) Security Engineer
4 16 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
4 16 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
5 15 (5.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 15 (5.68%) Consultant
6 14 (5.30%) Network Security Engineer
7 11 (4.17%) Design Engineer
8 9 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (3.41%) Firewall Engineer
8 9 (3.41%) IP Engineer
8 9 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.03%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 8 (3.03%) VMware Engineer
10 7 (2.65%) Designer
10 7 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (2.65%) Network Consultant
10 7 (2.65%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.06%) Web Services
2 11 (4.17%) JSON
3 9 (3.41%) Jinja
4 7 (2.65%) .NET
4 7 (2.65%) Express
5 6 (2.27%) XML
6 5 (1.89%) REST
7 4 (1.52%) LDAP
7 4 (1.52%) RESTful
7 4 (1.52%) SAML
7 4 (1.52%) SOAP
7 4 (1.52%) YAML
8 3 (1.14%) 802.1X
8 3 (1.14%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.76%) ADO
9 2 (0.76%) ADO.NET
9 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.76%) OAuth
9 2 (0.76%) OAuth2
9 2 (0.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 62 (23.48%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.79%) Clustering
3 9 (3.41%) Public Cloud
4 6 (2.27%) Driving Licence
4 6 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (1.89%) CESG
5 5 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.52%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.14%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.14%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.14%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.76%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.76%) AS400
8 2 (0.76%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.76%) PKI
9 1 (0.38%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 36 (13.64%) Linux
2 32 (12.12%) Windows
3 13 (4.92%) Windows Server
4 12 (4.55%) Unix
5 6 (2.27%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.14%) Mac OS
7 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.76%) CatOS
8 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.38%) CentOS
9 1 (0.38%) Solaris
9 1 (0.38%) VMS
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (26.89%) Load Balancing
2 31 (11.74%) ITIL
3 30 (11.36%) DevOps
4 22 (8.33%) Network Design
5 21 (7.95%) Project Delivery
5 21 (7.95%) Service Delivery
6 20 (7.58%) Network Management
7 17 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (6.44%) Network Virtualisation
8 15 (5.68%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (5.30%) Change Management
9 14 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (4.92%) Migration
11 12 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
12 11 (4.17%) Business Continuity
13 10 (3.79%) Architectural Design
13 10 (3.79%) Configuration Management
13 10 (3.79%) High Availability
14 9 (3.41%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 27 (10.23%) Python
2 12 (4.55%) SQL
3 8 (3.03%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.76%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.76%) C#
5 2 (0.76%) Delphi
5 2 (0.76%) Go
5 2 (0.76%) Ruby
5 2 (0.76%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.76%) VB.NET
5 2 (0.76%) VBA
6 1 (0.38%) C
6 1 (0.38%) Java
6 1 (0.38%) Perl
6 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (28.03%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (17.05%) Security Cleared
3 44 (16.67%) CCNP
4 30 (11.36%) SC Cleared
5 29 (10.98%) CCIE
6 21 (7.95%) CCNA
7 11 (4.17%) DV Cleared
8 8 (3.03%) CCA
8 8 (3.03%) CCDP
9 7 (2.65%) CCSA
9 7 (2.65%) CCSE
10 4 (1.52%) CCIE Security
10 4 (1.52%) CISSP
11 3 (1.14%) CCDA
11 3 (1.14%) JNCIE
12 2 (0.76%) CCSP
12 2 (0.76%) CISM
12 2 (0.76%) JNCIS
12 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.85%) SLA
2 6 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 37 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (10.61%) Active Directory
3 22 (8.33%) VMware NSX
4 15 (5.68%) ProxySG
5 9 (3.41%) Docker
6 4 (1.52%) NFS
6 4 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.14%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.14%) KVM
7 3 (1.14%) vSphere
8 2 (0.76%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.76%) XenApp
8 2 (0.76%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.38%) SRDF
9 1 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (17.42%) Ansible
2 19 (7.20%) Kubernetes
3 15 (5.68%) Puppet
4 11 (4.17%) FortiGate
5 10 (3.79%) Red Hat Satellite
6 8 (3.03%) Terraform
7 7 (2.65%) HP NNM
7 7 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.89%) HAProxy
8 5 (1.89%) vRealize
9 4 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (1.52%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (1.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (1.52%) WhatsUp Gold
10 3 (1.14%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.76%) Istio
11 2 (0.76%) Nessus
11 2 (0.76%) Packer
11 2 (0.76%) QRadar
11 2 (0.76%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 196 (74.24%) Cisco
2 76 (28.79%) CheckPoint
3 60 (22.73%) Fortinet
4 57 (21.59%) Juniper
5 50 (18.94%) VMware
6 47 (17.80%) Palo Alto
7 36 (13.64%) Blue Coat
8 29 (10.98%) Microsoft
9 27 (10.23%) Infoblox
10 22 (8.33%) HP
11 21 (7.95%) Radware
12 20 (7.58%) Citrix
13 17 (6.44%) Red Hat
14 16 (6.06%) Arista
14 16 (6.06%) Aruba
15 14 (5.30%) Nokia
15 14 (5.30%) Riverbed
16 12 (4.55%) Dell
17 11 (4.17%) Meraki
18 9 (3.41%) NetApp