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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 169 187
Rank change year-on-year +14 +18  
Contract jobs citing F5 102 99 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.30% 1.07% 0.85%
As % of the Vendors category 2.67% 2.18% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 61 37
Median daily rate £423 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.18% +16.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £253 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £475 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £50.83
% change year-on-year - -15.40%  

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 3823 4549 4544
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 48.79% 49.04% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2109 2713 2375
Median daily rate £415 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.41% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 205 236
Median hourly rate £15.50 £28.38 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.37% +53.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.32 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +25 42 £425 +20.73% 4
Buckinghamshire +26 35 £475 +5.43% 1
Berkshire -8 6 £375 -1.31% 3
Surrey -2 5 £350 -22.22% 2
Oxfordshire - 5 £338 -
West Sussex +7 4 £400 -
Middlesex - 2 £475 -
Kent +13 1 - - 2
F5
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 163 (80.69%) Cisco
2 128 (63.37%) Firewall
3 100 (49.50%) Cisco Certification
4 80 (39.60%) WAN
5 78 (38.61%) Security Cleared
6 77 (38.12%) CCNP
7 75 (37.13%) Juniper
8 69 (34.16%) LAN
9 67 (33.17%) CheckPoint
10 65 (32.18%) SC Cleared
11 60 (29.70%) Cisco Nexus
12 57 (28.22%) Data Centre
13 50 (24.75%) Cisco ASA
14 49 (24.26%) MPLS
15 45 (22.28%) CCNA
16 44 (21.78%) ITIL
16 44 (21.78%) Load Balancing
17 43 (21.29%) BGP
18 42 (20.79%) BIG-IP
19 41 (20.30%) Network Security
20 38 (18.81%) Palo Alto
20 38 (18.81%) Wireless
21 37 (18.32%) DNS
22 36 (17.82%) VPN
23 34 (16.83%) Blue Coat
24 33 (16.34%) OSPF
24 33 (16.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
25 32 (15.84%) Riverbed
25 32 (15.84%) Network Design
25 32 (15.84%) Telecoms

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 10 (4.95%) Apache
2 7 (3.47%) JBoss
3 5 (2.48%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.98%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.49%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.99%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.99%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.50%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.50%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (3.96%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.97%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 128 (63.37%) Firewall
2 80 (39.60%) WAN
3 69 (34.16%) LAN
4 60 (29.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 50 (24.75%) Cisco ASA
6 49 (24.26%) MPLS
7 43 (21.29%) BGP
8 42 (20.79%) BIG-IP
9 41 (20.30%) Network Security
10 38 (18.81%) Wireless
11 37 (18.32%) DNS
12 36 (17.82%) VPN
13 33 (16.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 33 (16.34%) OSPF
14 24 (11.88%) VoIP
15 23 (11.39%) SSL
16 22 (10.89%) Ethernet
17 18 (8.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 18 (8.91%) IPsec
18 16 (7.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.49%) RDBMS
2 3 (1.49%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.50%) JasperReports
3 1 (0.50%) MySQL
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Subversion
2 1 (0.50%) Ant
2 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.50%) Gradle
2 1 (0.50%) IntelliJ
2 1 (0.50%) JIRA
2 1 (0.50%) Maven
General
1 32 (15.84%) Telecoms
2 23 (11.39%) Finance
3 5 (2.48%) Retail
4 4 (1.98%) Banking
5 1 (0.50%) Back Office
5 1 (0.50%) Billing
5 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 93 (46.04%) Network Engineer
2 25 (12.38%) Security Engineer
3 24 (11.88%) Network Security Engineer
4 22 (10.89%) Architect
4 22 (10.89%) Consultant
5 21 (10.40%) Analyst
5 21 (10.40%) Network Analyst
6 19 (9.41%) Cisco Engineer
6 19 (9.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 11 (5.45%) Network Consultant
7 11 (5.45%) Network Operations Analyst
7 11 (5.45%) Operations Analyst
8 10 (4.95%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 9 (4.46%) Juniper Engineer
9 9 (4.46%) Senior Network Engineer
10 8 (3.96%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 8 (3.96%) Enterprise Architect
10 8 (3.96%) Firewall Engineer
10 8 (3.96%) Network Architect
11 7 (3.47%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.47%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.98%) Middleware
3 3 (1.49%) CSS
3 3 (1.49%) J2EE
4 2 (0.99%) JSF
4 2 (0.99%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.50%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.50%) HTML
5 1 (0.50%) JAXB
5 1 (0.50%) jQuery
5 1 (0.50%) REST
5 1 (0.50%) RichFaces
5 1 (0.50%) SAML
5 1 (0.50%) SOAP
5 1 (0.50%) Spring
5 1 (0.50%) Spring MVC
5 1 (0.50%) Spring Security
5 1 (0.50%) Web Services
5 1 (0.50%) XHTML
5 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (28.22%) Data Centre
2 27 (13.37%) Computer Science
3 18 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.44%) IVR
5 10 (4.95%) Driving Licence
5 10 (4.95%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.46%) Fat Client
6 9 (4.46%) Thin Client
7 8 (3.96%) PKI
8 7 (3.47%) Smart Meter
9 6 (2.97%) e-Health
10 5 (2.48%) Clustering
11 4 (1.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (1.49%) Machine to Machine
13 2 (0.99%) BBC
13 2 (0.99%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.99%) Wiki
14 1 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.39%) Windows
2 19 (9.41%) Linux
3 16 (7.92%) Unix
4 9 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.48%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.98%) Solaris
8 3 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.50%) AIX
9 1 (0.50%) CentOS
9 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.50%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (21.78%) ITIL
1 44 (21.78%) Load Balancing
2 32 (15.84%) Network Design
3 26 (12.87%) Service Management
4 20 (9.90%) ITSM
5 16 (7.92%) DevOps
6 14 (6.93%) Change Management
7 12 (5.94%) Network Architecture
7 12 (5.94%) Problem Management
8 11 (5.45%) Kalman Filter
8 11 (5.45%) Web Filtering
8 11 (5.45%) Workflow
9 10 (4.95%) Migration
10 9 (4.46%) High Availability
10 9 (4.46%) Protective Monitoring
11 8 (3.96%) Incident Management
12 7 (3.47%) Information Security
12 7 (3.47%) ITIL V3
12 7 (3.47%) Project Management
12 7 (3.47%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.47%) SQL
2 6 (2.97%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.48%) Perl
4 3 (1.49%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.99%) C
5 2 (0.99%) Java
5 2 (0.99%) VBScript
6 1 (0.50%) PHP
6 1 (0.50%) Python
6 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 100 (49.50%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (38.61%) Security Cleared
3 77 (38.12%) CCNP
4 65 (32.18%) SC Cleared
5 45 (22.28%) CCNA
6 26 (12.87%) CCIE
6 26 (12.87%) JNCIA
7 24 (11.88%) CCSA
7 24 (11.88%) CCSE
8 23 (11.39%) Degree
9 22 (10.89%) CCDP
10 20 (9.90%) CCIP
10 20 (9.90%) JNCIE
11 16 (7.92%) HP ASE
11 16 (7.92%) HP MASE
12 12 (5.94%) DV Cleared
13 7 (3.47%) CISSP
13 7 (3.47%) JNCIP
13 7 (3.47%) JNCIS
14 4 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.41%) PCI DSS
2 12 (5.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (4.46%) GPG13
4 8 (3.96%) HIPAA
4 8 (3.96%) SLA
5 6 (2.97%) PA-DSS
6 4 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.99%) QA
8 1 (0.50%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (6.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.94%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.94%) XenApp
3 10 (4.95%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (4.95%) XenDesktop
4 4 (1.98%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.99%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.50%) Firmware
7 1 (0.50%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.50%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.50%) vSphere
7 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (12.87%) FortiGate
2 10 (4.95%) AppDNA
3 6 (2.97%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (1.49%) Nexpose
5 2 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.99%) Nagios
5 2 (0.99%) Opsview
5 2 (0.99%) QRadar
5 2 (0.99%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.99%) SCSM
5 2 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.50%) Ansible
6 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.50%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.50%) Puppet
6 1 (0.50%) SCCM
6 1 (0.50%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 163 (80.69%) Cisco
2 75 (37.13%) Juniper
3 67 (33.17%) CheckPoint
4 38 (18.81%) Palo Alto
5 34 (16.83%) Blue Coat
6 32 (15.84%) Riverbed
7 28 (13.86%) Aruba
8 26 (12.87%) HP
9 22 (10.89%) Fortinet
9 22 (10.89%) Microsoft
10 21 (10.40%) Citrix
11 19 (9.41%) VMware
12 14 (6.93%) Remedy
13 13 (6.44%) Avaya
14 12 (5.94%) Brocade
14 12 (5.94%) Intel Security
15 11 (5.45%) Red Hat
16 10 (4.95%) TippingPoint
17 9 (4.46%) AppSense
17 9 (4.46%) Nokia
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