Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 158 249 259
Rank change year-on-year +91 +10 -93
Contract jobs citing F5 75 117 116
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.08% 0.80% 0.69%
As % of the Vendors category 2.20% 1.71% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 71 66
Median daily rate £400 £400 £427
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.38% +0.53%
10th Percentile £355 £300 £316
90th Percentile £505 £525 £588
England median daily rate £425 £425 £440
% change year-on-year - -3.41% +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £32.50 £18.50 £53.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.68% -65.31% -
10th Percentile £31.25 £18.05 £51.67
90th Percentile £33.75 £19.35 £55.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £53.33
% change year-on-year -22.22% -15.62% -

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 3,406 6,825 7,883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 49.06% 46.76% 46.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,985 4,024 4,516
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £575
England median daily rate £455 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 310 308
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.23% +4.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.80 £10.40
90th Percentile £46.98 £51.60 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.03 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.10% +8.74% -

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing F5 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing F5 in the South East.

Daily rate trend for F5 in the South East

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing F5 in the South East over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for F5 in the South East

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing F5 in the South East.

Hourly rate trend 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 2 June 2020. 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
Hampshire +78 30 £400 +9.59% 5
Thames Valley +54 28 £456 +4.89%
Berkshire +41 16 £450 -
Buckinghamshire +36 12 £500 +30.89%
Surrey +30 10 £363 -6.45%
Kent +29 5 £425 -19.24% 1
West Sussex +19 1 £650 +57.58%
Sussex - 1 - -
F5
England

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 62 (82.67%) Cisco
2 42 (56.00%) Firewall
3 35 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (45.33%) Data Centre
5 33 (44.00%) CheckPoint
6 29 (38.67%) BGP
6 29 (38.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 27 (36.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 26 (34.67%) CCNP
9 23 (30.67%) WAN
10 22 (29.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 20 (26.67%) Palo Alto
12 19 (25.33%) VPN
12 19 (25.33%) MPLS
12 19 (25.33%) OSPF
13 18 (24.00%) Migration
13 18 (24.00%) Security Cleared
14 16 (21.33%) Load Balancing
14 16 (21.33%) LAN
15 15 (20.00%) ITIL
15 15 (20.00%) CCSA
16 14 (18.67%) IPsec
16 14 (18.67%) DNS
16 14 (18.67%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (17.33%) Cisco ISE
17 13 (17.33%) Juniper
17 13 (17.33%) Linux
17 13 (17.33%) VMware
18 12 (16.00%) Network Design
18 12 (16.00%) AWS

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 3 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.00%) AWS
2 5 (6.67%) Azure
3 2 (2.67%) Akamai
4 1 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (1.33%) GCP
4 1 (1.33%) IaaS
4 1 (1.33%) PaaS
4 1 (1.33%) SaaS
4 1 (1.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 42 (56.00%) Firewall
2 29 (38.67%) BGP
2 29 (38.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 27 (36.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 23 (30.67%) WAN
5 22 (29.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 19 (25.33%) MPLS
6 19 (25.33%) OSPF
6 19 (25.33%) VPN
7 16 (21.33%) LAN
8 14 (18.67%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (18.67%) DNS
8 14 (18.67%) IPsec
9 13 (17.33%) Cisco ISE
10 11 (14.67%) TACACS
10 11 (14.67%) VLAN
11 9 (12.00%) DHCP
12 7 (9.33%) Internet
13 6 (8.00%) Ethernet
13 6 (8.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.33%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.67%) GitLab
2 2 (2.67%) JIRA
3 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (6.67%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Banking
2 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.67%) Publishing
4 1 (1.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 35 (46.67%) Network Engineer
2 13 (17.33%) Security Engineer
3 12 (16.00%) Architect
4 8 (10.67%) Network Architect
5 5 (6.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) Network Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Network Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Network Specialist
7 3 (4.00%) Telephony Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Video Conferencing Engineer
8 2 (2.67%) AWS Architect
8 2 (2.67%) Developer
8 2 (2.67%) DevOps Developer
8 2 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.67%) Wireless Engineer
8 2 (2.67%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.33%) .NET
1 1 (1.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (1.33%) CGI
1 1 (1.33%) JSON
1 1 (1.33%) LAMP
1 1 (1.33%) Middleware
1 1 (1.33%) React
1 1 (1.33%) SAML
1 1 (1.33%) SOAP
1 1 (1.33%) UDDI
1 1 (1.33%) Web Services
1 1 (1.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (45.33%) Data Centre
2 11 (14.67%) RSA SecurID
3 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.00%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.00%) Replication
4 3 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.67%) CCTV
6 1 (1.33%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.33%) e-Health
6 1 (1.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.33%) Linux
2 4 (5.33%) Windows
3 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.67%) Unix
3 2 (2.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.33%) Check Point GAiA
4 1 (1.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.00%) Migration
2 16 (21.33%) Load Balancing
3 15 (20.00%) ITIL
4 12 (16.00%) Network Design
5 10 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (8.00%) Configuration Management
9 5 (6.67%) Network Management
10 4 (5.33%) Capacity Management
10 4 (5.33%) DevOps
10 4 (5.33%) Network Architecture
10 4 (5.33%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2
10 4 (5.33%) Problem Management
10 4 (5.33%) Validation
11 3 (4.00%) Due Diligence
11 3 (4.00%) Project Delivery
11 3 (4.00%) Thought Leadership
11 3 (4.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.67%) Python
2 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.33%) Perl
2 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (34.67%) CCNP
3 18 (24.00%) Security Cleared
4 15 (20.00%) CCSA
5 11 (14.67%) CCIE
5 11 (14.67%) CCSE
6 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 8 (10.67%) CCNA
8 4 (5.33%) DV Cleared
9 3 (4.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 2 (2.67%) CCIE Security
10 2 (2.67%) Degree
10 2 (2.67%) JNCIA
10 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.33%) AWS Certification
11 1 (1.33%) HND
11 1 (1.33%) MCSE
11 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.33%) VMware NSX
3 5 (6.67%) vSphere
4 2 (2.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.67%) UAG
5 1 (1.33%) Docker
5 1 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (10.67%) FortiGate
2 5 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (5.33%) Opsview
4 3 (4.00%) Ansible
4 3 (4.00%) Terraform
5 2 (2.67%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (2.67%) Cisco CME
5 2 (2.67%) Rundeck
6 1 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.33%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.33%) Packer
6 1 (1.33%) Puppet
6 1 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 62 (82.67%) Cisco
2 33 (44.00%) CheckPoint
3 20 (26.67%) Palo Alto
4 13 (17.33%) Juniper
4 13 (17.33%) VMware
5 11 (14.67%) SolarWinds
6 7 (9.33%) Blue Coat
7 6 (8.00%) Citrix
7 6 (8.00%) Fortinet
8 4 (5.33%) Microsoft
8 4 (5.33%) Riverbed
9 2 (2.67%) CA
9 2 (2.67%) Infoblox
9 2 (2.67%) Prolexic
9 2 (2.67%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.67%) Remedy
9 2 (2.67%) Zscaler
10 1 (1.33%) Aruba
10 1 (1.33%) McAfee
10 1 (1.33%) Meraki