Period
to 20 November 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 20 November 2018 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 91 62
Rank change year-on-year +3 -29 +20
Contract jobs citing F5 9 10 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.55% 0.64% 2.33%
As % of the Vendors category 1.06% 1.27% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 15
Hertfordshire median daily rate £600 £375 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -17.58% -6.67%
10th Percentile £390 £347 £418
90th Percentile £670 £390 £531
East of England median daily rate £375 £373 £469
% change year-on-year +0.67% -20.53% +17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £17.50
East of England median hourly rate - - £17.50

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 Hertfordshire.

All Vendors
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 852 786 718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 52.17% 50.32% 52.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 388 389
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -8.54%
10th Percentile £175 £184 £219
90th Percentile £550 £575 £500
East of England median daily rate £425 £407 £375
% change year-on-year +4.36% +8.60% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 67 36
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.81 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.16% +15.90% -30.95%
10th Percentile £11.78 £11.42 £9.20
90th Percentile £44.15 £46.50 £43.84
East of England median hourly rate £16.75 £16.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.95% -0.42% -19.51%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing F5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in Hertfordshire

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing F5 in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in Hertfordshire

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in Hertfordshire

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for F5 in Hertfordshire

F5
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2018. 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
Watford +1 3 £675 +68.75% 1
Hatfield -2 2 £600 +60.00% 2
Stevenage - 2 £375 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
F5
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for F5.

1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Juniper
2 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco ISE
3 4 (44.44%) MPLS
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) Firewall
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (33.33%) OSPF
4 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (33.33%) CCIE
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (33.33%) VPN
4 3 (33.33%) LAN
4 3 (33.33%) Software-Defined Networking
4 3 (33.33%) Migration
4 3 (33.33%) VMware NSX
5 2 (22.22%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 2 (22.22%) CCIE Data Center
5 2 (22.22%) VXLAN
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (22.22%) 802.1X
5 2 (22.22%) WLAN
5 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) BGP

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco ISE
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) MPLS
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) OSPF
2 3 (33.33%) Software-Defined Networking
2 3 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) BGP
3 2 (22.22%) BGP-4
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) VXLAN
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) WLAN
4 1 (11.11%) 5G
4 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (11.11%) LTE
4 1 (11.11%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Network Architect
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) IP Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) 802.1X
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Machine to Machine
2 1 (11.11%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Build Automation
3 1 (11.11%) DNA
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Network Optimisation
3 1 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (11.11%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CCIE
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCDE
2 2 (22.22%) CCIE Data Center
2 2 (22.22%) CCIE Routing and Switching
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) MCSA
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) VMware NSX
2 2 (22.22%) ProxySG
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (11.11%) Terminal Server
3 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Juniper
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) Blue Coat
5 2 (22.22%) Brocade
5 2 (22.22%) Riverbed
6 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto