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 26 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 - 41
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing F5 10 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.95% - 1.46%
As % of the Vendors category 7.52% - 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 1
Median daily rate £438 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £349
% change year-on-year +4.63% +8.24%  
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 Kent.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 133 126 112
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 52.57% 38.89% 40.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 80 64
Median daily rate £375 £328 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.50% -29.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £202 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
Median hourly rate £22.52 £55.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.05% +243.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

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

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in Kent over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in Kent

F5
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Kent region over the 3 months to 26 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
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £338 -
Tonbridge - 1 £525 -
F5
South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 Kent region with a requirement for F5.

1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (81.82%) Finance
2 9 (81.82%) CheckPoint
3 7 (63.64%) Blue Coat
3 7 (63.64%) Network Security
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (54.55%) ProxySG
4 6 (54.55%) Juniper
4 6 (54.55%) Cisco
4 6 (54.55%) Skype for Business
4 6 (54.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (54.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 6 (54.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (54.55%) Skype
4 6 (54.55%) Palo Alto
5 5 (45.45%) DNS
5 5 (45.45%) SLA
6 3 (27.27%) LAN
6 3 (27.27%) WAN
6 3 (27.27%) VPN
6 3 (27.27%) ITIL
6 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
6 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
7 2 (18.18%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (18.18%) Demand Management
7 2 (18.18%) Line Management
7 2 (18.18%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (18.18%) Windows

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 6 (54.55%) Skype for Business
2 2 (18.18%) Apache
2 2 (18.18%) EPiServer
2 2 (18.18%) FileNet
2 2 (18.18%) IIS
2 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (54.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (63.64%) Network Security
3 6 (54.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 6 (54.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 6 (54.55%) Skype
4 5 (45.45%) DNS
5 3 (27.27%) LAN
5 3 (27.27%) VPN
5 3 (27.27%) WAN
6 2 (18.18%) BGP
6 2 (18.18%) HTTPS
6 2 (18.18%) IPsec
6 2 (18.18%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (9.09%) BIG-IP
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
7 1 (9.09%) MPLS
7 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 9 (81.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Network Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Check Point Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Security Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Clustering
2 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
2 2 (18.18%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
1 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
2 2 (18.18%) Demand Management
2 2 (18.18%) Line Management
2 2 (18.18%) Proactive Monitoring
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) JCL
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) ProxySG
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) CheckPoint
2 7 (63.64%) Blue Coat
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco
3 6 (54.55%) Juniper
3 6 (54.55%) Palo Alto
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) Genesys
4 2 (18.18%) Informatica
4 2 (18.18%) Nokia
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
5 1 (9.09%) CA
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) IBM
5 1 (9.09%) IronPort
5 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds