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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 36 68 62
Rank change year-on-year +32 -6  
Contract jobs citing F5 37 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 4.96% 0.27% 0.84%
As % of the Vendors category 9.92% 0.62% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 2
Median daily rate £475 £462 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.92% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £453 £417
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £470 £469
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 Milton Keynes.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 373 322 404
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 50.00% 42.82% 48.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 179 170
Median daily rate £425 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 10
Median hourly rate £10.80 £19.38 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.25% +33.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.27 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £60.00 £40.00
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 Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 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 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in Milton Keynes

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 25 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for F5.

1 54 (94.74%) Cisco
2 34 (59.65%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (49.12%) Cisco Nexus
4 27 (47.37%) Security Cleared
5 25 (43.86%) Firewall
5 25 (43.86%) CCNA
6 24 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
7 21 (36.84%) WAN
7 21 (36.84%) CCNP
8 19 (33.33%) VPN
8 19 (33.33%) SC Cleared
9 16 (28.07%) Citrix
10 15 (26.32%) VoIP
11 14 (24.56%) Ethernet
11 14 (24.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 13 (22.81%) Data Centre
12 13 (22.81%) CheckPoint
12 13 (22.81%) BIG-IP
13 12 (21.05%) DV Cleared
13 12 (21.05%) Load Balancing
13 12 (21.05%) Wireless
13 12 (21.05%) IVR
13 12 (21.05%) Avaya
13 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
14 11 (19.30%) DNS
14 11 (19.30%) Juniper
14 11 (19.30%) MPLS
14 11 (19.30%) BGP
14 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (17.54%) Palo Alto

F5
Top Related 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 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.51%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 28 (49.12%) Cisco Nexus
2 25 (43.86%) Firewall
3 24 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
4 21 (36.84%) WAN
5 19 (33.33%) VPN
6 15 (26.32%) VoIP
7 14 (24.56%) Ethernet
7 14 (24.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 13 (22.81%) BIG-IP
9 12 (21.05%) Wireless
10 11 (19.30%) BGP
10 11 (19.30%) DNS
10 11 (19.30%) MPLS
11 10 (17.54%) LAN
11 10 (17.54%) OSPF
12 9 (15.79%) Network Security
13 8 (14.04%) EIGRP
13 8 (14.04%) FCoE
13 8 (14.04%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (12.28%) ADSL
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Analyst
1 18 (31.58%) Network Analyst
2 11 (19.30%) Architect
2 11 (19.30%) Consultant
3 10 (17.54%) Network Operations Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) Operations Analyst
4 9 (15.79%) Network Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Enterprise Architect
6 5 (8.77%) Network Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Principal Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) Security Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Information Security Specialist
8 3 (5.26%) Information Specialist
8 3 (5.26%) Security Specialist
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Data Centre
2 12 (21.05%) IVR
3 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (15.79%) Fat Client
4 9 (15.79%) Thin Client
5 6 (10.53%) Driving Licence
5 6 (10.53%) e-Health
6 1 (1.75%) Clustering
6 1 (1.75%) PKI
6 1 (1.75%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Windows
2 5 (8.77%) Unix
3 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.51%) Linux
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.75%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) Load Balancing
2 10 (17.54%) Workflow
3 9 (15.79%) DevOps
3 9 (15.79%) ITIL
3 9 (15.79%) Protective Monitoring
4 5 (8.77%) ITIL V3
5 3 (5.26%) Change Management
5 3 (5.26%) Information Security
5 3 (5.26%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 3 (5.26%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (5.26%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 3 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (5.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 2 (3.51%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 2 (3.51%) ITSM
6 2 (3.51%) Network Design
6 2 (3.51%) Service Management
6 2 (3.51%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (1.75%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.51%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (59.65%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (47.37%) Security Cleared
3 25 (43.86%) CCNA
4 21 (36.84%) CCNP
5 19 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 12 (21.05%) DV Cleared
7 4 (7.02%) CCSA
7 4 (7.02%) CCSE
8 2 (3.51%) MCP
8 2 (3.51%) MCSE
8 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.75%) CCA
9 1 (1.75%) CCAA
9 1 (1.75%) CCDA
9 1 (1.75%) CCDP
9 1 (1.75%) CCVP
9 1 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) GPG13
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft App-V
1 10 (17.54%) XenApp
1 10 (17.54%) XenDesktop
2 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.51%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.75%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) AppDNA
2 7 (12.28%) FortiGate
3 6 (10.53%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (5.26%) Nexpose
5 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.75%) SCCM
5 1 (1.75%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 54 (94.74%) Cisco
2 16 (28.07%) Citrix
3 13 (22.81%) CheckPoint
4 12 (21.05%) Avaya
4 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 11 (19.30%) Juniper
6 10 (17.54%) Palo Alto
6 10 (17.54%) Remedy
7 9 (15.79%) AppSense
7 9 (15.79%) Blue Coat
8 6 (10.53%) Aruba
8 6 (10.53%) CA
9 5 (8.77%) Nokia
10 4 (7.02%) Genesys
10 4 (7.02%) Intel Security
11 3 (5.26%) GFI Software
11 3 (5.26%) Rapid7
11 3 (5.26%) Sourcefire
11 3 (5.26%) Symantec
11 3 (5.26%) TippingPoint