Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 266 265 204
Rank change year-on-year -1 -61 +7
Contract jobs citing F5 125 114 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.73% 0.68% 1.11%
As % of the Vendors category 1.59% 1.43% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 74 118
South East median daily rate £423 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.55% -2.94% -
10th Percentile £328 £322 £297
90th Percentile £500 £538 £525
England median daily rate £435 £410 £433
% change year-on-year +6.10% -5.20% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South East median hourly rate £93.75 - -
England median hourly rate £93.75 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year +134.38% +28.00% -30.79%

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 7,851 7,993 7,870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.14% 47.69% 48.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,526 4,618 4,553
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £238 £224
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 328 390
South East median hourly rate £16.38 £17.13 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.38% +13.22% -15.97%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.40 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.08 £48.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +29 51 £450 +9.09% 21
Hampshire -25 32 £400 +2.56% 3
Buckinghamshire +36 31 £428 +7.00% 8
Surrey -14 30 £473 -0.53% 3
Berkshire -11 19 £475 +24.59% 14
West Sussex -3 9 £413 +23.13% 2
Oxfordshire +13 1 - -
Kent -2 1 £423 -19.43% 4
Middlesex - 1 - -
F5
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 90 (72.00%) Firewall
2 87 (69.60%) Cisco
3 50 (40.00%) Juniper
3 50 (40.00%) BIG-IP
4 49 (39.20%) Network Security
5 47 (37.60%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (35.20%) CheckPoint
7 42 (33.60%) CCNP
8 41 (32.80%) Palo Alto
9 39 (31.20%) Security Cleared
10 38 (30.40%) WAN
11 36 (28.80%) SC Cleared
11 36 (28.80%) Cisco Nexus
12 35 (28.00%) LAN
13 30 (24.00%) Windows
13 30 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
14 29 (23.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 28 (22.40%) CCNA
16 27 (21.60%) Linux
17 26 (20.80%) Data Centre
18 25 (20.00%) Blue Coat
19 24 (19.20%) Active Directory
19 24 (19.20%) Migration
20 23 (18.40%) CCSA
21 22 (17.60%) ITIL
22 21 (16.80%) BGP
22 21 (16.80%) Load Balancing
23 20 (16.00%) Change Management
24 19 (15.20%) MPLS
24 19 (15.20%) VPN

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 18 (14.40%) IIS
2 11 (8.80%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.80%) SharePoint
3 9 (7.20%) Skype for Business
4 8 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.20%) Apache
5 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.20%) OpenStack
5 4 (3.20%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.40%) FileNet
6 3 (2.40%) GemFire
6 3 (2.40%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (2.40%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.40%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.40%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.60%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.80%) CMS
8 1 (0.80%) Documentum
8 1 (0.80%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.00%) Office 365
4 7 (5.60%) Akamai
5 3 (2.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.60%) GitHub
6 2 (1.60%) npm
7 1 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 90 (72.00%) Firewall
2 50 (40.00%) BIG-IP
3 49 (39.20%) Network Security
4 38 (30.40%) WAN
5 36 (28.80%) Cisco Nexus
6 35 (28.00%) LAN
7 30 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
8 29 (23.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 21 (16.80%) BGP
10 19 (15.20%) DNS
10 19 (15.20%) MPLS
10 19 (15.20%) VPN
11 18 (14.40%) Cisco ISE
12 16 (12.80%) IPsec
13 15 (12.00%) TCP/IP
14 14 (11.20%) Wireless
15 13 (10.40%) OSPF
16 12 (9.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 11 (8.80%) SSL
18 10 (8.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.80%) DB2
3 3 (2.40%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (2.40%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.40%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.80%) MySQL
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.40%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.40%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.60%) Ant
3 2 (1.60%) Artifactory
3 2 (1.60%) Bower
3 2 (1.60%) Gradle
3 2 (1.60%) Maven
3 2 (1.60%) Spinnaker
4 1 (0.80%) CF BOSH
4 1 (0.80%) Subversion
4 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.60%) Banking
2 7 (5.60%) Finance
3 3 (2.40%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.60%) Retail
5 1 (0.80%) Legal
5 1 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 53 (42.40%) Network Engineer
2 21 (16.80%) Firewall Engineer
3 19 (15.20%) Security Engineer
4 13 (10.40%) Cisco Engineer
5 12 (9.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 10 (8.00%) Support Engineer
7 9 (7.20%) Network Support
7 9 (7.20%) Network Support Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Analyst
9 7 (5.60%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (5.60%) Network Security Engineer
9 7 (5.60%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 6 (4.80%) NOC Engineer
11 5 (4.00%) Applications Support
11 5 (4.00%) Architect
11 5 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 5 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (4.00%) Network Architect
12 4 (3.20%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.60%) CSS
2 6 (4.80%) .NET
3 3 (2.40%) SPNEGO
4 1 (0.80%) LDAP
4 1 (0.80%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.80%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.60%) Driving Licence
3 6 (4.80%) BBC
3 6 (4.80%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.80%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (4.00%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.20%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.40%) PKI
7 2 (1.60%) Clustering
7 2 (1.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.60%) NHS
8 1 (0.80%) BYOD
8 1 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.80%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.00%) Windows
2 27 (21.60%) Linux
3 14 (11.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (8.80%) Unix
4 11 (8.80%) Windows Server
5 9 (7.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.20%) Solaris
7 4 (3.20%) Ubuntu
7 4 (3.20%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.40%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.40%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.60%) AIX
9 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.80%) Android
10 1 (0.80%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.20%) Migration
2 22 (17.60%) ITIL
3 21 (16.80%) Load Balancing
4 20 (16.00%) Change Management
5 19 (15.20%) Performance Tuning
6 16 (12.80%) Virtual Environments
7 11 (8.80%) ITIL V3
8 10 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (7.20%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (6.40%) Deployment Automation
10 8 (6.40%) DevOps
10 8 (6.40%) Network Management
11 7 (5.60%) Data Protection
11 7 (5.60%) E-Commerce
11 7 (5.60%) Fault Analysis
11 7 (5.60%) Network Design
11 7 (5.60%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (5.60%) Service Management
12 5 (4.00%) ITSM
12 5 (4.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.40%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.40%) Bash Shell
2 8 (6.40%) Python
3 7 (5.60%) SQL
4 6 (4.80%) VBScript
5 3 (2.40%) Groovy
5 3 (2.40%) Jython
5 3 (2.40%) Tcl
6 2 (1.60%) C
6 2 (1.60%) Perl
6 2 (1.60%) Ruby
7 1 (0.80%) Go
7 1 (0.80%) Java
7 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (37.60%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (33.60%) CCNP
3 39 (31.20%) Security Cleared
4 36 (28.80%) SC Cleared
5 28 (22.40%) CCNA
6 23 (18.40%) CCSA
7 19 (15.20%) CCSE
8 17 (13.60%) Check Point Certification
9 16 (12.80%) DV Cleared
10 11 (8.80%) CCIE
11 9 (7.20%) CCDP
12 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (4.00%) MCDBA
13 5 (4.00%) MCITP
14 4 (3.20%) CCIP
15 3 (2.40%) CCDA
16 2 (1.60%) JNCIE
16 2 (1.60%) JNCIP
17 1 (0.80%) JNCIA
17 1 (0.80%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.40%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (1.60%) SLA
3 1 (0.80%) GAMP
3 1 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (19.20%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.40%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.20%) Dovecot
4 4 (3.20%) Postfix
4 4 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.40%) Docker
5 3 (2.40%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.80%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.80%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (13.60%) FortiGate
2 8 (6.40%) Ansible
3 7 (5.60%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (3.20%) HAProxy
5 3 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.40%) Terraform
6 2 (1.60%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.80%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.80%) Nagios
7 1 (0.80%) Puppet
7 1 (0.80%) QRadar
Vendors
1 87 (69.60%) Cisco
2 50 (40.00%) Juniper
3 44 (35.20%) CheckPoint
4 41 (32.80%) Palo Alto
5 25 (20.00%) Blue Coat
6 19 (15.20%) Riverbed
6 19 (15.20%) VMware
7 17 (13.60%) CA
8 11 (8.80%) McAfee
8 11 (8.80%) Microsoft
9 9 (7.20%) Aruba
9 9 (7.20%) Fortinet
9 9 (7.20%) SolarWinds
10 8 (6.40%) Oracle
11 7 (5.60%) Citrix
12 6 (4.80%) Rackspace
12 6 (4.80%) Virgin Media
13 5 (4.00%) Red Hat
14 4 (3.20%) Dell
14 4 (3.20%) NetApp