The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 30 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 57 34
Rank change year-on-year +10 -23  
Contract jobs citing F5 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.33% 0.42% 0.77%
As % of the Vendors category 0.78% 0.99% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £350 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +55.55%  
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 Kent.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 128 203 125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 42.38% 42.47% 48.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 158 75
Median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £470 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Median hourly rate £27.38 - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 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 Kent region with a requirement for F5.

1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) IPsec
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) ProxySG
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 1 (100.00%) Skype
1 1 (100.00%) Palo Alto

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 (100.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) IPsec
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) Skype
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Palo Alto