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 3 months to 23 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 167 210
Rank change year-on-year 0 +43  
Contract jobs citing F5 87 96 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.12% 1.07% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 2.29% 2.21% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 54 35
Median daily rate £425 £378 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.58% -5.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £311 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £486 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £350
% change year-on-year +4.49% +8.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.78% -5.00%  

F5 is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3806 4343 4469
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 49.16% 48.46% 47.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2117 2545 2436
Median daily rate £413 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 219 244
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.81 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.21% -0.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing F5 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +12 32 £450 +26.76% 3
Buckinghamshire -13 22 £354 -21.42% 2
Surrey +16 12 £525 +41.41%
Kent - 11 £438 - 2
Berkshire -4 6 £425 +11.84% 5
West Sussex +12 5 £395 +8.21%
Oxfordshire -11 2 £231 -28.84%
Middlesex - 1 £500 -
F5
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 South East region with a requirement for F5.

1 159 (82.81%) Cisco
2 139 (72.40%) Firewall
3 96 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 89 (46.35%) Security Cleared
5 85 (44.27%) CCNP
6 82 (42.71%) WAN
7 76 (39.58%) LAN
8 75 (39.06%) Juniper
9 74 (38.54%) CheckPoint
9 74 (38.54%) SC Cleared
10 52 (27.08%) Cisco Nexus
11 50 (26.04%) Cisco ASA
12 49 (25.52%) Data Centre
13 47 (24.48%) BIG-IP
13 47 (24.48%) ITIL
14 44 (22.92%) Fortinet
15 43 (22.40%) Riverbed
16 42 (21.88%) Network Design
17 39 (20.31%) VPN
17 39 (20.31%) Wireless
18 38 (19.79%) HP
19 37 (19.27%) Telecoms
19 37 (19.27%) MPLS
19 37 (19.27%) BGP
20 33 (17.19%) CCIE
21 32 (16.67%) CCDP
21 32 (16.67%) CCSE
21 32 (16.67%) CCSA
21 32 (16.67%) Network Security
21 32 (16.67%) FortiGate

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 16 (8.33%) Skype for Business
2 10 (5.21%) Apache
2 10 (5.21%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (3.13%) JBoss
5 2 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.04%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.04%) FileNet
5 2 (1.04%) IIS
6 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.52%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 139 (72.40%) Firewall
2 82 (42.71%) WAN
3 76 (39.58%) LAN
4 52 (27.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 50 (26.04%) Cisco ASA
6 47 (24.48%) BIG-IP
7 39 (20.31%) VPN
7 39 (20.31%) Wireless
8 37 (19.27%) BGP
8 37 (19.27%) MPLS
9 32 (16.67%) Network Security
10 30 (15.63%) DNS
11 29 (15.10%) OSPF
12 28 (14.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 26 (13.54%) IPsec
14 22 (11.46%) VoIP
15 20 (10.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 13 (6.77%) SSL
17 12 (6.25%) NetScaler
18 11 (5.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.56%) MS Access
3 1 (0.52%) MySQL
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Subversion
General
1 37 (19.27%) Telecoms
2 22 (11.46%) Finance
3 7 (3.65%) Banking
4 1 (0.52%) Back Office
4 1 (0.52%) Billing
4 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 95 (49.48%) Network Engineer
2 20 (10.42%) Consultant
3 19 (9.90%) Architect
4 18 (9.38%) Analyst
4 18 (9.38%) Network Analyst
5 17 (8.85%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 16 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 16 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 14 (7.29%) Integration Engineer
7 14 (7.29%) Security Engineer
8 13 (6.77%) Network Security Engineer
9 10 (5.21%) Design Engineer
9 10 (5.21%) Network Consultant
9 10 (5.21%) Senior Network Engineer
10 9 (4.69%) Firewall Engineer
10 9 (4.69%) Network Design Engineer
10 9 (4.69%) Network Integration Engineer
10 9 (4.69%) Network Support
11 8 (4.17%) Enterprise Architect
11 8 (4.17%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.04%) .NET
1 2 (1.04%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.52%) JSF
2 1 (0.52%) LAMP
2 1 (0.52%) Middleware
2 1 (0.52%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (25.52%) Data Centre
2 29 (15.10%) Computer Science
3 13 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.69%) Fat Client
4 9 (4.69%) Thin Client
5 8 (4.17%) IVR
5 8 (4.17%) Smart Meter
6 7 (3.65%) BBC
6 7 (3.65%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.60%) CESG
7 5 (2.60%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.08%) Clustering
8 4 (2.08%) Machine to Machine
9 3 (1.56%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.56%) PKI
10 2 (1.04%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.04%) Tandem
11 1 (0.52%) e-Health
11 1 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.54%) Windows
2 20 (10.42%) Linux
3 15 (7.81%) Unix
4 12 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.60%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.04%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.04%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.52%) AIX
8 1 (0.52%) CentOS
8 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (24.48%) ITIL
2 42 (21.88%) Network Design
3 31 (16.15%) ITSM
3 31 (16.15%) Load Balancing
3 31 (16.15%) Service Management
4 16 (8.33%) DevOps
5 14 (7.29%) Integration Testing
6 12 (6.25%) Change Management
7 11 (5.73%) Service Delivery
8 9 (4.69%) ITIL V3
8 9 (4.69%) Migration
8 9 (4.69%) Problem Management
8 9 (4.69%) Protective Monitoring
9 8 (4.17%) High Availability
9 8 (4.17%) Network Management
9 8 (4.17%) Workflow
10 7 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (3.65%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (3.65%) Network Architecture
10 7 (3.65%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.25%) SQL
2 7 (3.65%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.04%) C
3 2 (1.04%) JCL
4 1 (0.52%) Java
4 1 (0.52%) Perl
4 1 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 96 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 89 (46.35%) Security Cleared
3 85 (44.27%) CCNP
4 74 (38.54%) SC Cleared
5 33 (17.19%) CCIE
6 32 (16.67%) CCDP
6 32 (16.67%) CCSA
6 32 (16.67%) CCSE
7 28 (14.58%) JNCIA
8 27 (14.06%) CCIP
8 27 (14.06%) CCNA
8 27 (14.06%) Computer Science Degree
8 27 (14.06%) Degree
9 26 (13.54%) JNCIE
10 21 (10.94%) DV Cleared
10 21 (10.94%) HP ASE
10 21 (10.94%) HP MASE
11 7 (3.65%) MCP
11 7 (3.65%) MCSE
11 7 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.73%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.69%) GPG13
2 9 (4.69%) SLA
3 6 (3.13%) PA-DSS
3 6 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (2.08%) HIPAA
5 3 (1.56%) PMO
6 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (7.29%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (5.73%) XenApp
3 9 (4.69%) Hyper-V
3 9 (4.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (4.69%) ProxySG
3 9 (4.69%) XenDesktop
4 7 (3.65%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.52%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (16.67%) FortiGate
2 9 (4.69%) AppDNA
3 2 (1.04%) Ansible
3 2 (1.04%) Nessus
3 2 (1.04%) Nexpose
3 2 (1.04%) SCCM
3 2 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.52%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.52%) Forum Sentry
4 1 (0.52%) Nagios
4 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.52%) Opsview
4 1 (0.52%) Puppet
4 1 (0.52%) QRadar
Vendors
1 159 (82.81%) Cisco
2 75 (39.06%) Juniper
3 74 (38.54%) CheckPoint
4 44 (22.92%) Fortinet
5 43 (22.40%) Riverbed
6 38 (19.79%) HP
7 31 (16.15%) Aruba
8 30 (15.63%) Palo Alto
9 28 (14.58%) Blue Coat
10 27 (14.06%) Citrix
11 17 (8.85%) Microsoft
12 16 (8.33%) VMware
13 13 (6.77%) Brocade
14 10 (5.21%) Avaya
15 9 (4.69%) AppSense
15 9 (4.69%) Nokia
15 9 (4.69%) Red Hat
16 8 (4.17%) Rackspace
16 8 (4.17%) Remedy
17 7 (3.65%) Splunk