Period
to 23 September 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 September 2018 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
England > South East
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 264 221 216
Rank change year-on-year -43 -5 -7
Contract jobs citing F5 113 151 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.70% 0.93% 1.07%
As % of the Vendors category 1.49% 1.92% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 113 117
South East median daily rate £429 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.51% +2.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £304
90th Percentile £495 £538 £506
England median daily rate £430 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +7.38% -5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
South East median hourly rate £53.33 - £34.00
10th Percentile £51.67 - £29.85
90th Percentile £117.25 - £35.50
England median hourly rate £53.33 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% +12.68% -31.29%

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 the South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 7,604 7,879 8,380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.78% 48.41% 48.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,400 4,494 4,922
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £228
90th Percentile £585 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.00% +6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 341 405
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +1.47% -4.23%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.78 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.63 £45.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing F5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in the South East

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in the South East

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in the South East over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in the South East

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for F5 in the South East

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in the South East over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for F5 in the South East

F5
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 September 2018. 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
Thames Valley +23 61 £450 +26.23% 15
Buckinghamshire +26 37 £428 +20.06% 7
Hampshire -46 23 £375 -7.41% 13
Surrey -34 21 £438 -12.50% 6
Berkshire -4 13 £425 - 6
Oxfordshire +17 11 £455 +96.54% 2
Middlesex +12 3 - -
West Sussex -4 3 £388 -1.90% 2
Kent -5 1 £423 -19.43%
F5
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing F5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for F5.

1 85 (75.22%) Firewall
2 79 (69.91%) Cisco
3 54 (47.79%) Juniper
4 41 (36.28%) BIG-IP
5 36 (31.86%) Cisco Nexus
6 35 (30.97%) Security Cleared
6 35 (30.97%) Cisco ASA
6 35 (30.97%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (29.20%) CheckPoint
7 33 (29.20%) Network Security
7 33 (29.20%) Palo Alto
8 32 (28.32%) CCNP
9 31 (27.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 30 (26.55%) WAN
11 29 (25.66%) Cisco ISE
12 28 (24.78%) Data Centre
12 28 (24.78%) BGP
12 28 (24.78%) Migration
13 27 (23.89%) LAN
14 25 (22.12%) SC Cleared
14 25 (22.12%) Load Balancing
15 23 (20.35%) Linux
16 22 (19.47%) Blue Coat
17 21 (18.58%) ITIL
17 21 (18.58%) Change Management
18 20 (17.70%) Windows
18 20 (17.70%) CCNA
18 20 (17.70%) DV Cleared
19 18 (15.93%) DNS
19 18 (15.93%) MPLS

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (9.73%) IIS
1 11 (9.73%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.54%) Apache
2 4 (3.54%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.65%) GemFire
3 3 (2.65%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.77%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.77%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.27%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (10.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.65%) GitHub
3 3 (2.65%) Office 365
4 2 (1.77%) npm
4 2 (1.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.88%) Akamai
5 1 (0.88%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 85 (75.22%) Firewall
2 41 (36.28%) BIG-IP
3 36 (31.86%) Cisco Nexus
4 35 (30.97%) Cisco ASA
5 33 (29.20%) Network Security
6 31 (27.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 30 (26.55%) WAN
8 29 (25.66%) Cisco ISE
9 28 (24.78%) BGP
10 27 (23.89%) LAN
11 18 (15.93%) DNS
11 18 (15.93%) MPLS
12 16 (14.16%) OSPF
12 16 (14.16%) TCP/IP
13 15 (13.27%) VPN
14 14 (12.39%) IPsec
15 13 (11.50%) SSL
16 12 (10.62%) Wireless
17 10 (8.85%) Internet
18 8 (7.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.65%) DB2
2 3 (2.65%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.65%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.77%) Ant
3 2 (1.77%) Artifactory
3 2 (1.77%) Bower
3 2 (1.77%) Gradle
3 2 (1.77%) Maven
3 2 (1.77%) Spinnaker
4 1 (0.88%) Subversion
General
1 11 (9.73%) Finance
2 10 (8.85%) Banking
3 4 (3.54%) Retail
4 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.77%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.88%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (45.13%) Network Engineer
2 15 (13.27%) Firewall Engineer
3 12 (10.62%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (8.85%) Security Engineer
5 9 (7.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (7.96%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 9 (7.96%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 8 (7.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (7.08%) Network Support
6 8 (7.08%) Network Support Engineer
6 8 (7.08%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 8 (7.08%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.19%) Consultant
8 6 (5.31%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Applications Support
9 5 (4.42%) Architect
9 5 (4.42%) Network Architect
10 4 (3.54%) IP Engineer
10 4 (3.54%) Network Specialist
10 4 (3.54%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.19%) CSS
2 2 (1.77%) SAML
3 1 (0.88%) .NET
3 1 (0.88%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (24.78%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.42%) Driving Licence
2 5 (4.42%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.65%) BBC
3 3 (2.65%) PKI
3 3 (2.65%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.77%) NHS
4 2 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.88%) BYOD
5 1 (0.88%) Clustering
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.88%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.35%) Linux
2 20 (17.70%) Windows
3 8 (7.08%) Unix
3 8 (7.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.54%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.65%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.77%) AIX
7 2 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.88%) Android
8 1 (0.88%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (0.88%) Solaris
8 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.78%) Migration
2 25 (22.12%) Load Balancing
3 21 (18.58%) Change Management
3 21 (18.58%) ITIL
4 16 (14.16%) Virtual Environments
5 13 (11.50%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (9.73%) ITIL V3
7 8 (7.08%) Network Management
8 7 (6.19%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (6.19%) Service Management
9 6 (5.31%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (5.31%) DevOps
9 6 (5.31%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.42%) Data Protection
10 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 5 (4.42%) ITSM
10 5 (4.42%) Network Design
10 5 (4.42%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (3.54%) Enterprise Architecture
11 4 (3.54%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.85%) Python
2 9 (7.96%) Bash Shell
3 8 (7.08%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.31%) SQL
5 3 (2.65%) Groovy
6 2 (1.77%) C
6 2 (1.77%) Perl
6 2 (1.77%) Ruby
6 2 (1.77%) VBScript
7 1 (0.88%) Java
7 1 (0.88%) Tcl
7 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (30.97%) Cisco Certification
1 35 (30.97%) Security Cleared
2 32 (28.32%) CCNP
3 25 (22.12%) SC Cleared
4 20 (17.70%) CCNA
4 20 (17.70%) DV Cleared
5 14 (12.39%) CCSA
6 12 (10.62%) CCSE
7 11 (9.73%) Check Point Certification
8 6 (5.31%) CCIE
8 6 (5.31%) CCIP
9 5 (4.42%) MCDBA
9 5 (4.42%) MCITP
9 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (3.54%) CCDP
11 2 (1.77%) CCSP
12 1 (0.88%) CCDA
12 1 (0.88%) Degree
12 1 (0.88%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.88%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (1.77%) SLA
3 1 (0.88%) GAMP
3 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (12.39%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.54%) Dovecot
3 4 (3.54%) Postfix
4 3 (2.65%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.77%) Docker
5 2 (1.77%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.88%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (12.39%) FortiGate
2 7 (6.19%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (5.31%) Ansible
4 4 (3.54%) HAProxy
5 3 (2.65%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.77%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.77%) Terraform
7 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.88%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (0.88%) QRadar
Vendors
1 79 (69.91%) Cisco
2 54 (47.79%) Juniper
3 33 (29.20%) CheckPoint
3 33 (29.20%) Palo Alto
4 22 (19.47%) Blue Coat
5 14 (12.39%) CA
6 13 (11.50%) Riverbed
6 13 (11.50%) VMware
7 12 (10.62%) Aruba
8 8 (7.08%) SolarWinds
9 7 (6.19%) Citrix
9 7 (6.19%) McAfee
10 6 (5.31%) Red Hat
11 5 (4.42%) Oracle
12 4 (3.54%) Dell
12 4 (3.54%) Fortinet
12 4 (3.54%) NetApp
12 4 (3.54%) Splunk
13 3 (2.65%) Qualys
13 3 (2.65%) Rackspace