The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 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 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
South East / Middlesex
Rank 18 - 22
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing F5 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 1.60% - 0.63%
As % of the Vendors category 2.94% - 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £475 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.05%  
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 Middlesex.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 68 81 71
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 54.40% 51.27% 44.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 57 41
Median daily rate £375 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +0.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £526 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £13.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -38.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Middlesex 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 Middlesex

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in Middlesex

F5
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

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

1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (75.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) SLA
2 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (75.00%) Software Licensing
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) FortiGate

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) LAN Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) WAN Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Design Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Network Design Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Check Point Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (75.00%) Software Licensing
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (75.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper