Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 265 179 221
Rank change year-on-year -86 +42 -22
Contract jobs citing F5 103 191 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.62% 1.23% 0.98%
As % of the Vendors category 1.32% 2.51% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 133 97
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.84% +2.70%
10th Percentile £317 £313 £263
90th Percentile £588 £536 £490
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
South East median hourly rate - - £45.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +128.57% -61.11% +71.20%

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 7,819 7,606 8,861
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.99% 48.94% 47.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,563 4,320 4,980
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £235 £238 £220
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.99% +0.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 297 393 451
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.36 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -18.11% +17.19%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.26 £9.25
90th Percentile £43.12 £47.73 £52.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +6.28%

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 24 February 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
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 24 February 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 -57 44 £425 -5.56% 15
Buckinghamshire -44 26 £425 -5.56% 4
Hampshire -42 25 £350 -16.67% 12
Surrey -21 23 £538 +13.16% 4
Berkshire -10 17 £425 -5.56% 10
East Sussex - 7 £325 -
Kent - 3 £525 - 4
West Sussex -11 2 £335 -13.55% 1
Oxfordshire -7 1 £473 +45.38% 1
F5
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 82 (79.61%) Cisco
2 75 (72.82%) Firewall
3 39 (37.86%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (34.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 34 (33.01%) Palo Alto
6 33 (32.04%) CCNP
7 32 (31.07%) WAN
8 31 (30.10%) Juniper
8 31 (30.10%) Load Balancing
8 31 (30.10%) Cisco ASA
9 30 (29.13%) ITIL
10 28 (27.18%) CheckPoint
10 28 (27.18%) Security Cleared
11 25 (24.27%) SC Cleared
11 25 (24.27%) BIG-IP
11 25 (24.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 24 (23.30%) Cisco Nexus
12 24 (23.30%) Network Security
13 21 (20.39%) SolarWinds
13 21 (20.39%) VMware
13 21 (20.39%) BGP
13 21 (20.39%) DNS
14 20 (19.42%) OSPF
14 20 (19.42%) Finance
15 19 (18.45%) TCP/IP
15 19 (18.45%) LAN
16 18 (17.48%) VPN
16 18 (17.48%) Wireless
16 18 (17.48%) IPsec
16 18 (17.48%) 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 5 (4.85%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (2.91%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.91%) SAS
3 1 (0.97%) Apache
3 1 (0.97%) IIS
3 1 (0.97%) iPlanet
3 1 (0.97%) JBoss
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.97%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.97%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.85%) RMDS
2 2 (1.94%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (9.71%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.83%) Office 365
4 1 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.97%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (72.82%) Firewall
2 36 (34.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 32 (31.07%) WAN
4 31 (30.10%) Cisco ASA
5 25 (24.27%) BIG-IP
5 25 (24.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 24 (23.30%) Cisco Nexus
6 24 (23.30%) Network Security
7 21 (20.39%) BGP
7 21 (20.39%) DNS
8 20 (19.42%) OSPF
9 19 (18.45%) LAN
9 19 (18.45%) TCP/IP
10 18 (17.48%) IPsec
10 18 (17.48%) MPLS
10 18 (17.48%) VPN
10 18 (17.48%) Wireless
11 13 (12.62%) Cisco ISE
11 13 (12.62%) DHCP
12 7 (6.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.91%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (19.42%) Finance
2 10 (9.71%) Telecoms
3 9 (8.74%) Banking
4 4 (3.88%) Retail
5 1 (0.97%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 53 (51.46%) Network Engineer
2 16 (15.53%) Architect
3 14 (13.59%) Security Engineer
4 12 (11.65%) Network Architect
4 12 (11.65%) Network Team Leader
4 12 (11.65%) Team Leader
5 11 (10.68%) Network Security Engineer
6 10 (9.71%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (8.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (7.77%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 7 (6.80%) Data Network Engineer
10 6 (5.83%) Security Architect
10 6 (5.83%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (4.85%) Cisco Architect
11 5 (4.85%) Cisco Network Architect
11 5 (4.85%) Consultant
11 5 (4.85%) Data Engineer
11 5 (4.85%) Network Security Architect
12 4 (3.88%) Data Centre Engineer
12 4 (3.88%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.88%) Rendezvous
2 3 (2.91%) LDAP
2 3 (2.91%) SOAP
2 3 (2.91%) WAP
3 2 (1.94%) CGI
3 2 (1.94%) Core Data
3 2 (1.94%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.97%) .NET
4 1 (0.97%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.97%) J2EE
4 1 (0.97%) Java EE
4 1 (0.97%) Middleware
4 1 (0.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.48%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.83%) e-Health
4 4 (3.88%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.91%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.94%) Clustering
6 2 (1.94%) DataPower
6 2 (1.94%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.97%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.97%) Fintech
7 1 (0.97%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.97%) RIA
7 1 (0.97%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.97%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.53%) Windows
2 12 (11.65%) Linux
3 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (6.80%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.85%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.91%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.94%) Unix
8 1 (0.97%) AIX
8 1 (0.97%) HPUX
8 1 (0.97%) Solaris
8 1 (0.97%) SUSE
8 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (30.10%) Load Balancing
2 30 (29.13%) ITIL
3 16 (15.53%) Service Management
4 14 (13.59%) Service Delivery
5 13 (12.62%) Change Management
6 12 (11.65%) ITIL V3
7 11 (10.68%) Migration
7 11 (10.68%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (10.68%) Virtual Environments
8 9 (8.74%) ITSM
8 9 (8.74%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
9 8 (7.77%) Network Virtualisation
10 7 (6.80%) DevOps
10 7 (6.80%) Information Security
11 6 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (5.83%) Network Architecture
11 6 (5.83%) Network Design
11 6 (5.83%) Project Management
12 5 (4.85%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (4.85%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.56%) Python
2 5 (4.85%) Perl
3 4 (3.88%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.91%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.94%) Java
5 2 (1.94%) SQL
6 1 (0.97%) C-shell
6 1 (0.97%) Korn
6 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (37.86%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (32.04%) CCNP
3 28 (27.18%) Security Cleared
4 25 (24.27%) SC Cleared
5 17 (16.50%) CCIE
6 9 (8.74%) CCSA
7 7 (6.80%) CCNA
8 4 (3.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 4 (3.88%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (3.88%) MCSE
8 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.91%) CCSE
9 3 (2.91%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.91%) MCP
10 2 (1.94%) CCDA
10 2 (1.94%) CCDE
10 2 (1.94%) CCDP
11 1 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.97%) CCIE Service Provider
11 1 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.74%) PCI DSS
2 6 (5.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 5 (4.85%) SLA
4 3 (2.91%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.94%) FIPS 140-2
5 2 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.83%) ProxySG
3 5 (4.85%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.85%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.88%) VMware NSX
4 4 (3.88%) vSphere
5 3 (2.91%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.94%) XenApp
6 2 (1.94%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.97%) Docker
7 1 (0.97%) Samba
7 1 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (9.71%) Ansible
2 6 (5.83%) WhatsUp Gold
3 4 (3.88%) FortiGate
3 4 (3.88%) OVSD
4 3 (2.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.94%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (1.94%) Nagios
5 2 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.94%) Puppet
5 2 (1.94%) SCOM
6 1 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.97%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.97%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.97%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.97%) SCCM
6 1 (0.97%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 82 (79.61%) Cisco
2 34 (33.01%) Palo Alto
3 31 (30.10%) Juniper
4 28 (27.18%) CheckPoint
5 21 (20.39%) SolarWinds
5 21 (20.39%) VMware
6 18 (17.48%) Blue Coat
7 13 (12.62%) Fortinet
8 10 (9.71%) HP
9 9 (8.74%) ServiceNow
10 8 (7.77%) Brocade
10 8 (7.77%) Citrix
11 7 (6.80%) Thales
12 6 (5.83%) IronPort
13 5 (4.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 5 (4.85%) Aruba
13 5 (4.85%) Bloomberg
13 5 (4.85%) TIBCO
14 4 (3.88%) Splunk
14 4 (3.88%) Tradeweb