The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 28 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 47 50
Rank change year-on-year -11 +3  
Contract jobs citing F5 20 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.71% 2.23% 2.55%
As % of the Vendors category 5.51% 4.73% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 6
Median daily rate £352 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £403 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.98% -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 Milton Keynes.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 363 317 384
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 49.25% 47.17% 46.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 309 366
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 33
Median hourly rate £11.53 £9.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.11% -18.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.77 £8.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.64 £13.63 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.07
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.21%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing F5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in Milton Keynes

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in Milton Keynes

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for F5.

1 44 (84.62%) Cisco
2 34 (65.38%) Security Cleared
3 27 (51.92%) Cisco ASA
3 27 (51.92%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (46.15%) SC Cleared
5 23 (44.23%) Firewall
6 22 (42.31%) CCNP
6 22 (42.31%) Cisco Nexus
7 20 (38.46%) Citrix
7 20 (38.46%) WAN
8 19 (36.54%) Juniper
8 19 (36.54%) DV Cleared
9 16 (30.77%) BIG-IP
9 16 (30.77%) ITIL
10 15 (28.85%) LAN
11 13 (25.00%) CCNA
12 10 (19.23%) CheckPoint
12 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
13 9 (17.31%) Thin Client
13 9 (17.31%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (17.31%) AppSense
13 9 (17.31%) Load Balancing
13 9 (17.31%) Fat Client
13 9 (17.31%) XenApp
13 9 (17.31%) XenDesktop
13 9 (17.31%) AppDNA
13 9 (17.31%) GPG13
13 9 (17.31%) Protective Monitoring
13 9 (17.31%) DevOps
13 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 7 (13.46%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (11.54%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (51.92%) Cisco ASA
2 23 (44.23%) Firewall
3 22 (42.31%) Cisco Nexus
4 20 (38.46%) WAN
5 16 (30.77%) BIG-IP
6 15 (28.85%) LAN
7 8 (15.38%) VPN
8 7 (13.46%) DNS
8 7 (13.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (11.54%) BGP
10 5 (9.62%) EIGRP
10 5 (9.62%) Ethernet
10 5 (9.62%) FCoE
10 5 (9.62%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (9.62%) OSPF
10 5 (9.62%) TACACS
10 5 (9.62%) VoIP
11 4 (7.69%) Network Security
11 4 (7.69%) Wireless
12 2 (3.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (3.85%) Finance
1 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (21.15%) Analyst
2 11 (21.15%) Architect
2 11 (21.15%) Consultant
2 11 (21.15%) Network Analyst
3 8 (15.38%) Enterprise Architect
4 6 (11.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Messaging Specialist
5 4 (7.69%) Network Consultant
5 4 (7.69%) Network Operations Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Principal Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Data Network Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Juniper Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Messaging Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Network Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (17.31%) Fat Client
1 9 (17.31%) Thin Client
2 8 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 5 (9.62%) IVR
4 3 (5.77%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.92%) e-Health
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.38%) Windows
2 7 (13.46%) Unix
2 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (11.54%) Linux
3 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.77%) ITIL
2 9 (17.31%) DevOps
2 9 (17.31%) Load Balancing
2 9 (17.31%) Protective Monitoring
3 8 (15.38%) Change Management
4 7 (13.46%) ITIL V3
5 6 (11.54%) ITSM
5 6 (11.54%) Service Management
5 6 (11.54%) Virtual Environments
6 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 5 (9.62%) Workflow
7 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.92%) CRM
8 1 (1.92%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 1 (1.92%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.92%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.92%) Service Design
8 1 (1.92%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 1 (1.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (65.38%) Security Cleared
2 27 (51.92%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (46.15%) SC Cleared
4 22 (42.31%) CCNP
5 19 (36.54%) DV Cleared
6 13 (25.00%) CCNA
7 6 (11.54%) MCP
7 6 (11.54%) MCSE
7 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (9.62%) CCSA
8 5 (9.62%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.31%) GPG13
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft App-V
1 9 (17.31%) XenApp
1 9 (17.31%) XenDesktop
2 7 (13.46%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.46%) Hyper-V
3 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (17.31%) AppDNA
2 1 (1.92%) Ansible
2 1 (1.92%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.92%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 44 (84.62%) Cisco
2 20 (38.46%) Citrix
3 19 (36.54%) Juniper
4 10 (19.23%) CheckPoint
4 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
5 9 (17.31%) AppSense
5 9 (17.31%) Palo Alto
6 8 (15.38%) Blue Coat
7 7 (13.46%) VMware
8 6 (11.54%) Fortinet
8 6 (11.54%) HP
8 6 (11.54%) ServiceNow
9 5 (9.62%) Avaya
9 5 (9.62%) Nokia
9 5 (9.62%) Remedy
10 3 (5.77%) Aruba
11 1 (1.92%) ArcSight
11 1 (1.92%) GFI Software
11 1 (1.92%) LogRhythm
11 1 (1.92%) Rapid7