The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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
UK / Scotland
Rank 86 122 118
Rank change year-on-year +36 -4  
Contract jobs citing F5 21 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.21% 0.31% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 2.78% 0.76% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 10
Median daily rate £325 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £50.00
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 Scotland.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 756 1055 1055
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 43.52% 40.75% 36.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 582 565
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 36
Median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.23% +168.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.64 £13.80 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £43.25
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in Scotland

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in Scotland

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for F5 in Scotland

F5
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Edinburgh - 8 £453 - 1
Renfrewshire - 8 £324 -
Glasgow -2 4 £345 -8.00%
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

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 Scotland region with a requirement for F5.

1 36 (81.82%) Cisco
2 29 (65.91%) CheckPoint
3 24 (54.55%) BIG-IP
4 18 (40.91%) Firewall
5 17 (38.64%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (38.64%) CCNP
6 16 (36.36%) Fortinet
7 15 (34.09%) SC Cleared
7 15 (34.09%) Security Cleared
8 14 (31.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 14 (31.82%) LAN
8 14 (31.82%) WAN
9 13 (29.55%) ITIL
9 13 (29.55%) HP
10 12 (27.27%) Wireless
10 12 (27.27%) Network Design
10 12 (27.27%) Data Centre
10 12 (27.27%) Riverbed
11 11 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (25.00%) Blue Coat
12 10 (22.73%) Law
12 10 (22.73%) Aruba
12 10 (22.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 10 (22.73%) FortiGate
13 9 (20.45%) CCSA
13 9 (20.45%) JNCIA
13 9 (20.45%) DNS
13 9 (20.45%) CCIE
14 8 (18.18%) CCSE
14 8 (18.18%) Network Security

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 (4.55%) Apache
1 2 (4.55%) iPlanet
1 2 (4.55%) JBoss
1 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
1 2 (4.55%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.27%) IIS
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (54.55%) BIG-IP
2 18 (40.91%) Firewall
3 14 (31.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 14 (31.82%) LAN
3 14 (31.82%) WAN
4 12 (27.27%) Wireless
5 11 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (22.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 9 (20.45%) DNS
8 8 (18.18%) Network Security
9 4 (9.09%) BGP
9 4 (9.09%) OSPF
9 4 (9.09%) Spanning Tree
10 2 (4.55%) MPLS
11 1 (2.27%) Cisco PIX
11 1 (2.27%) NetScaler
11 1 (2.27%) SSL
11 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
11 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) DB2
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 10 (22.73%) Law
2 6 (13.64%) Finance
3 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.55%) Banking
5 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 14 (31.82%) Consultant
3 9 (20.45%) Network Consultant
4 8 (18.18%) Security Consultant
5 6 (13.64%) Network Security Consultant
5 6 (13.64%) Senior Consultant
5 6 (13.64%) Senior Network Consultant
6 5 (11.36%) Senior Network Security Consultant
6 5 (11.36%) Senior Security Consultant
7 3 (6.82%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Cisco Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Designer
8 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) Network Support
8 2 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) CSS
1 2 (4.55%) J2EE
2 1 (2.27%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.27%) Clustering
3 1 (2.27%) CMDB
3 1 (2.27%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Linux
2 5 (11.36%) Windows
3 3 (6.82%) AIX
4 2 (4.55%) Solaris
4 2 (4.55%) Unix
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) HPUX
5 1 (2.27%) OS/2
5 1 (2.27%) SUSE
5 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) ITIL
2 12 (27.27%) Network Design
3 7 (15.91%) ITSM
3 7 (15.91%) Load Balancing
3 7 (15.91%) Service Management
4 4 (9.09%) Information Security
5 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.55%) ITIL V3
5 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.55%) Migration
5 2 (4.55%) Process Improvement
5 2 (4.55%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.27%) High Availability
6 1 (2.27%) Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (2.27%) Prototyping
6 1 (2.27%) Release Management
6 1 (2.27%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.27%) Security Monitoring
6 1 (2.27%) Transition Management
6 1 (2.27%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) Java
1 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.27%) SQL
1 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (38.64%) CCNP
1 17 (38.64%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (34.09%) SC Cleared
2 15 (34.09%) Security Cleared
3 9 (20.45%) CCIE
3 9 (20.45%) CCSA
3 9 (20.45%) JNCIA
4 8 (18.18%) CCSE
5 7 (15.91%) CCDP
5 7 (15.91%) CCIP
5 7 (15.91%) JNCIE
6 5 (11.36%) Degree
6 5 (11.36%) HP ASE
6 5 (11.36%) HP MASE
7 2 (4.55%) CCNA
8 1 (2.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.27%) Firmware
3 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.27%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (2.27%) KVM
3 1 (2.27%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.55%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.27%) CA Endevor
3 1 (2.27%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.27%) SCOM
3 1 (2.27%) SCSM
3 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 36 (81.82%) Cisco
2 29 (65.91%) CheckPoint
3 16 (36.36%) Fortinet
4 13 (29.55%) HP
5 12 (27.27%) Riverbed
6 11 (25.00%) Blue Coat
7 10 (22.73%) Aruba
8 7 (15.91%) Juniper
9 4 (9.09%) Intel Security
9 4 (9.09%) VMware
10 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
11 2 (4.55%) Citrix
11 2 (4.55%) Infoblox
11 2 (4.55%) Oracle
11 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
11 2 (4.55%) Sun
12 1 (2.27%) BEA
12 1 (2.27%) IBM
12 1 (2.27%) Intel
12 1 (2.27%) Veritas