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 23 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 38 66
Rank change year-on-year -11 +28  
Contract jobs citing F5 10 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.58% 2.70% 1.13%
As % of the Vendors category 3.30% 5.41% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 7
Median daily rate £375 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £418 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £512 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £350
% change year-on-year +4.49% +8.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.78% -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 Hertfordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 303 333 483
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 47.94% 50.00% 54.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 172 236
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 34
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.94% +18.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £8.78 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.76 £20.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 23 June 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 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 3 months to 23 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
Hatfield -2 5 £375 -11.76% 1
Welwyn Garden City 0 2 £550 +29.41% 2
Watford -6 1 £375 -
F5
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for F5.

1 21 (87.50%) CheckPoint
2 20 (83.33%) Firewall
3 19 (79.17%) Blue Coat
4 18 (75.00%) Cisco
5 16 (66.67%) Juniper
6 14 (58.33%) Security Cleared
7 13 (54.17%) SC Cleared
7 13 (54.17%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (45.83%) CCNP
10 10 (41.67%) CCIE
10 10 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 9 (37.50%) Data Centre
11 9 (37.50%) Citrix
11 9 (37.50%) WAN
11 9 (37.50%) CCSE
12 8 (33.33%) LAN
12 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (29.17%) Network Security
13 7 (29.17%) Nokia
13 7 (29.17%) Remedy
13 7 (29.17%) DNS
13 7 (29.17%) CCSA
13 7 (29.17%) TACACS
14 6 (25.00%) Computacenter
14 6 (25.00%) Mentoring
15 5 (20.83%) Wiki
16 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
16 4 (16.67%) Fault Management
16 4 (16.67%) Service Design

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) CMS
1 1 (4.17%) Confluence
1 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.17%) IIS
1 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 20 (83.33%) Firewall
2 13 (54.17%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 9 (37.50%) WAN
5 8 (33.33%) LAN
6 7 (29.17%) DNS
6 7 (29.17%) Network Security
6 7 (29.17%) TACACS
7 3 (12.50%) BIG-IP
7 3 (12.50%) MPLS
8 2 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (4.17%) BGP
9 1 (4.17%) EIGRP
9 1 (4.17%) FCoE
9 1 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (4.17%) OSPF
9 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
9 1 (4.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Network Security Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Network Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Network Specialist
3 4 (16.67%) NOC Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Check Point Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix Technical Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Technical Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Network Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (20.83%) Wiki
4 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.17%) PKI
4 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (16.67%) Fault Management
2 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 4 (16.67%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Service Design
3 2 (8.33%) Change Control
3 2 (8.33%) Compliance Audit
3 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (8.33%) Presales
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.17%) Benchmarking
4 1 (4.17%) Change Management
4 1 (4.17%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (4.17%) Data Security
4 1 (4.17%) DevOps
4 1 (4.17%) Kanban
4 1 (4.17%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.17%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 13 (54.17%) SC Cleared
3 12 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (45.83%) CCNP
5 10 (41.67%) CCIE
6 9 (37.50%) CCSE
7 7 (29.17%) CCSA
8 2 (8.33%) CCDP
8 2 (8.33%) CCNA
8 2 (8.33%) CISSP
8 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
9 1 (4.17%) MCSE
9 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SLA
2 3 (12.50%) GPG13
3 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.17%) XenApp
2 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 2 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.17%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 21 (87.50%) CheckPoint
2 19 (79.17%) Blue Coat
3 18 (75.00%) Cisco
4 16 (66.67%) Juniper
5 9 (37.50%) Citrix
6 7 (29.17%) Nokia
6 7 (29.17%) Remedy
7 6 (25.00%) Computacenter
8 3 (12.50%) Palo Alto
9 2 (8.33%) CyberArk
9 2 (8.33%) FireEye
9 2 (8.33%) Forcepoint
9 2 (8.33%) McAfee
9 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
9 2 (8.33%) Sourcefire
9 2 (8.33%) Symantec
10 1 (4.17%) AppSense
10 1 (4.17%) Dell
10 1 (4.17%) Meraki
10 1 (4.17%) SonicWALL