Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 76 97 55
Rank change year-on-year +21 -42 +20
Contract jobs citing F5 19 7 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.32% 0.45% 2.92%
As % of the Vendors category 2.39% 0.88% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 21
Hertfordshire median daily rate £600 £400 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -13.51% -5.13%
10th Percentile £390 £300 £408
90th Percentile £670 £550 £535
East of England median daily rate £375 £366 £475
% change year-on-year +2.39% -22.89% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £66.81 - £17.50
East of England median hourly rate £66.81 - £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 794 794 695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 55.02% 51.56% 49.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 384 362
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.63% -3.64%
10th Percentile £180 £200 £205
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 54 39
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +20.69% -30.95%
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.33 £9.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.25 £43.90
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.57 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.63% -5.34% -17.17%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 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
Stevenage - 7 £375 - 1
Hatfield +10 6 £600 +9.09%
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - - 1
Watford +7 1 £675 +68.75%
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
F5
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for F5.

1 15 (78.95%) Cisco
2 14 (73.68%) Firewall
3 11 (57.89%) Blue Coat
4 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
4 10 (52.63%) DNS
4 10 (52.63%) Juniper
5 9 (47.37%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (47.37%) 802.1X
6 8 (42.11%) Palo Alto
6 8 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (42.11%) VPN
6 8 (42.11%) CheckPoint
7 7 (36.84%) BGP
7 7 (36.84%) Migration
7 7 (36.84%) ProxySG
7 7 (36.84%) Cisco ISE
7 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
8 6 (31.58%) FWSM
8 6 (31.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (31.58%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (31.58%) OSPF
8 6 (31.58%) LAN
8 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (31.58%) ITIL
9 5 (26.32%) Windows
9 5 (26.32%) CCNP
9 5 (26.32%) TACACS
9 5 (26.32%) Wireless
9 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
9 5 (26.32%) Network Monitoring

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 2 (10.53%) Apache
1 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Akamai
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) Firewall
2 10 (52.63%) DNS
3 9 (47.37%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (42.11%) VPN
5 7 (36.84%) BGP
5 7 (36.84%) Cisco ISE
6 6 (31.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (31.58%) FWSM
6 6 (31.58%) LAN
6 6 (31.58%) OSPF
6 6 (31.58%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (26.32%) TACACS
7 5 (26.32%) Wireless
7 5 (26.32%) WPA2
8 3 (15.79%) Network Security
9 2 (10.53%) DMZ
9 2 (10.53%) MPLS
9 2 (10.53%) WAN
10 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (10.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
1 4 (21.05%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Architect
2 7 (36.84%) Network Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Blue Coat Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Lead Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Network Architect
4 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) .NET Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Applications Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Applications Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Network Security Architect
5 2 (10.53%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Security Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Applications Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) 802.1X
2 3 (15.79%) .NET
3 2 (10.53%) J2EE
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.53%) EMC VNX
3 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
3 2 (10.53%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (5.26%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (5.26%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Unix
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Migration
2 6 (31.58%) ITIL
3 5 (26.32%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (26.32%) TOGAF
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Decision-Making
4 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
4 4 (21.05%) Project Management
4 4 (21.05%) UML
5 3 (15.79%) EAI
5 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (15.79%) Network Design
5 3 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (15.79%) SOA
5 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.53%) Analytics
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
6 2 (10.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
3 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (26.32%) CCNP
5 1 (5.26%) CCIE
5 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) MCSA
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) ProxySG
2 2 (10.53%) Squid
2 2 (10.53%) Varnish
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.26%) Terminal Server
3 1 (5.26%) VMware NSX
3 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
1 2 (10.53%) vCenter Server
2 1 (5.26%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Cisco
2 11 (57.89%) Blue Coat
3 10 (52.63%) Juniper
4 8 (42.11%) CheckPoint
4 8 (42.11%) Palo Alto
5 4 (21.05%) Arista
5 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 4 (21.05%) Riverbed
5 4 (21.05%) VMware
6 2 (10.53%) EMC
6 2 (10.53%) Oracle
6 2 (10.53%) Unisys
6 2 (10.53%) Zscaler
7 1 (5.26%) Citrix
7 1 (5.26%) Fortinet