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 3 months to 27 March 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 42 42
Rank change year-on-year -4 0  
Contract jobs citing F5 12 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.03% 2.34% 3.39%
As % of the Vendors category 4.58% 4.79% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 17
Median daily rate £300 £483 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.82% +1.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £400 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £50.83
% change year-on-year - -15.40%  

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 Hertfordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 262 334 412
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 44.26% 48.83% 58.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 162 211
Median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 20
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +1.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £7.87 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing F5 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in Hertfordshire

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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
Stevenage - 6 £300 -
Welwyn Garden City -3 4 £469 -13.39%
F5
East of England

F5
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for F5.

1 27 (79.41%) CheckPoint
2 25 (73.53%) Cisco
3 23 (67.65%) Blue Coat
4 20 (58.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 17 (50.00%) DNS
6 15 (44.12%) Firewall
6 15 (44.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 13 (38.24%) BIG-IP
8 12 (35.29%) Juniper
9 11 (32.35%) MPLS
9 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
9 11 (32.35%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (29.41%) SC Cleared
11 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (23.53%) Network Security
12 8 (23.53%) Banking
12 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (20.59%) Remedy
14 6 (17.65%) CCIE
15 5 (14.71%) Wiki
15 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
16 4 (11.76%) Finance
17 3 (8.82%) ProxySG
17 3 (8.82%) Law
17 3 (8.82%) IPsec
17 3 (8.82%) ATM
17 3 (8.82%) Palo Alto
17 3 (8.82%) FortiGate
18 2 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
18 2 (5.88%) IOS XR

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 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (58.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 17 (50.00%) DNS
3 15 (44.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 15 (44.12%) Firewall
4 13 (38.24%) BIG-IP
5 11 (32.35%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (32.35%) MPLS
6 8 (23.53%) Network Security
7 3 (8.82%) ATM
7 3 (8.82%) IPsec
8 2 (5.88%) BGP
8 2 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (5.88%) IOS XR
8 2 (5.88%) NX-OS
8 2 (5.88%) OSPF
8 2 (5.88%) WAN
9 1 (2.94%) FCoE
9 1 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (2.94%) SSL
General
1 8 (23.53%) Banking
2 4 (11.76%) Finance
3 3 (8.82%) Law
4 2 (5.88%) Retail
5 1 (2.94%) Legal
5 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Network Engineer
2 11 (32.35%) Network Specialist
3 5 (14.71%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (11.76%) Consultant
4 4 (11.76%) NOC Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Blue Coat Specialist
5 3 (8.82%) Check Point Specialist
5 3 (8.82%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 3 (8.82%) Cisco Specialist
5 3 (8.82%) Network Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Network Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Security Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Network Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Security Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
2 5 (14.71%) Wiki
3 2 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.94%) VxBlock/Vblock
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
1 2 (5.88%) Product Management
1 2 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (2.94%) Converged Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) Data Protection
2 1 (2.94%) DevOps
2 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (2.94%) Information Security
2 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (2.94%) Presales
2 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
2 1 (2.94%) Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (2.94%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (2.94%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 10 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (17.65%) CCIE
5 2 (5.88%) CCNA
5 2 (5.88%) CCNP
6 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) GPG13
1 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) ProxySG
2 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.94%) XenApp
3 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.94%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 27 (79.41%) CheckPoint
2 25 (73.53%) Cisco
3 23 (67.65%) Blue Coat
4 12 (35.29%) Juniper
5 7 (20.59%) Remedy
6 3 (8.82%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.94%) AppSense
7 1 (2.94%) Citrix
7 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.94%) Riverbed