Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 126 172
Rank change year-on-year -14 +46 +6
Contract jobs citing F5 47 49 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.94% 1.14% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 2.53% 2.49% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 17
Scotland median daily rate £400 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -22.22% +20.00%
10th Percentile £236 £267 £263
90th Percentile £531 £462 £496
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.79% - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £45.31
% change year-on-year +12.68% -21.64% +138.45%

F5 is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Scotland.

All Vendors
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1861 1971 2342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.40% 45.88% 37.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1033 1084 1139
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -0.28% +0.29%
10th Percentile £205 £225 £213
90th Percentile £536 £488 £502
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 64 76
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £16.50 £14.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% +13.75% -8.69%
10th Percentile £11.19 £9.56 £8.38
90th Percentile £46.30 £44.63 £41.88
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.73% -4.29% +6.06%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for F5 in Scotland

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -3 29 £425 -2.30%
Aberdeen - 9 £375 -
Glasgow -11 6 £400 +45.45% 2
Renfrewshire +31 1 £260 -21.21%
West Lothian - 1 £413 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 £338 -
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 39 (82.98%) Cisco
2 36 (76.60%) Firewall
3 27 (57.45%) CheckPoint
4 22 (46.81%) CCNP
4 22 (46.81%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (42.55%) LAN
5 20 (42.55%) WAN
6 18 (38.30%) Wireless
6 18 (38.30%) BIG-IP
7 14 (29.79%) Telecoms
8 13 (27.66%) Finance
8 13 (27.66%) Citrix
8 13 (27.66%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (27.66%) FortiGate
9 12 (25.53%) NetScaler
9 12 (25.53%) CCIE
9 12 (25.53%) VPN
10 11 (23.40%) Banking
10 11 (23.40%) Fortinet
11 10 (21.28%) Blue Coat
11 10 (21.28%) Linux
11 10 (21.28%) ITIL
11 10 (21.28%) Juniper
11 10 (21.28%) Internet
11 10 (21.28%) MPLS
11 10 (21.28%) OSPF
11 10 (21.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 9 (19.15%) Red Hat
12 9 (19.15%) BGP
12 9 (19.15%) HP

F5
Co-occurring 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 8 (17.02%) JBoss
2 7 (14.89%) WebSphere
3 6 (12.77%) IIS
4 5 (10.64%) Apache
5 4 (8.51%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (6.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
7 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (10.64%) IaaS
1 5 (10.64%) PaaS
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (76.60%) Firewall
2 20 (42.55%) LAN
2 20 (42.55%) WAN
3 18 (38.30%) BIG-IP
3 18 (38.30%) Wireless
4 13 (27.66%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (25.53%) NetScaler
5 12 (25.53%) VPN
6 10 (21.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 10 (21.28%) Internet
6 10 (21.28%) MPLS
6 10 (21.28%) OSPF
7 9 (19.15%) BGP
7 9 (19.15%) TCP/IP
8 8 (17.02%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (17.02%) Wireshark
9 7 (14.89%) LDAP
10 6 (12.77%) Cisco Wireless
10 6 (12.77%) Network Security
11 5 (10.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Maven
2 4 (8.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (29.79%) Telecoms
2 13 (27.66%) Finance
3 11 (23.40%) Banking
4 4 (8.51%) Law
5 1 (2.13%) Legal
5 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (68.09%) Network Engineer
2 5 (10.64%) Platform Engineer
2 5 (10.64%) Security Engineer
2 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Network Specialist
4 3 (6.38%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco Support
5 2 (4.26%) Java Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Platform Support Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Senior DevOps
5 2 (4.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Platform Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) Java EE
1 8 (17.02%) SOAP
1 8 (17.02%) XML
1 8 (17.02%) XSLT
2 5 (10.64%) .NET
2 5 (10.64%) Ajax
2 5 (10.64%) EJB
2 5 (10.64%) EJB 3.0
2 5 (10.64%) Hibernate
2 5 (10.64%) JPA
2 5 (10.64%) jQuery
2 5 (10.64%) RESTful
3 4 (8.51%) 802.1X
4 2 (4.26%) LAMP
4 2 (4.26%) Web Services
5 1 (2.13%) CSS
5 1 (2.13%) REST
5 1 (2.13%) Spring
5 1 (2.13%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) PKI
2 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
2 7 (14.89%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.64%) DataPower
4 2 (4.26%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.13%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Linux
2 9 (19.15%) Windows
3 8 (17.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (17.02%) Unix
4 7 (14.89%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) ITIL
2 7 (14.89%) Change Control
2 7 (14.89%) ITSM
2 7 (14.89%) Service Management
3 6 (12.77%) Change Management
3 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
4 5 (10.64%) Network Design
4 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
5 4 (8.51%) Analytical Thinking
5 4 (8.51%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 4 (8.51%) Migration
5 4 (8.51%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (8.51%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (8.51%) Runbook
5 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (6.38%) DevOps
6 3 (6.38%) High Availability
6 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) Java
2 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
2 5 (10.64%) Perl
3 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (46.81%) CCNP
1 22 (46.81%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (25.53%) CCIE
3 8 (17.02%) CCSA
3 8 (17.02%) CCSE
4 7 (14.89%) CCDP
4 7 (14.89%) CCIP
4 7 (14.89%) HP ASE
4 7 (14.89%) HP MASE
4 7 (14.89%) JNCIA
4 7 (14.89%) JNCIE
5 6 (12.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (12.77%) Degree
6 3 (6.38%) CCNA
6 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
7 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.13%) HND
8 1 (2.13%) MCSA
8 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.26%) ProxySG
3 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) vSphere
4 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (27.66%) FortiGate
2 4 (8.51%) Cacti
3 1 (2.13%) Ansible
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.13%) Puppet
3 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (82.98%) Cisco
2 27 (57.45%) CheckPoint
3 13 (27.66%) Citrix
4 11 (23.40%) Fortinet
5 10 (21.28%) Blue Coat
5 10 (21.28%) Juniper
6 9 (19.15%) HP
6 9 (19.15%) Red Hat
7 8 (17.02%) Aruba
7 8 (17.02%) Riverbed
8 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
9 5 (10.64%) IBM
10 4 (8.51%) Imperva
10 4 (8.51%) SolarWinds
11 3 (6.38%) Adobe
11 3 (6.38%) Palo Alto
12 2 (4.26%) VMware
13 1 (2.13%) AppSense
13 1 (2.13%) Avaya
13 1 (2.13%) Sophos