Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 264 211 230
Rank change year-on-year -53 +19 +4
Contract jobs citing F5 113 178 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.67% 1.07% 0.94%
As % of the Vendors category 1.40% 2.20% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 116 110
South East median daily rate £410 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £325 £289 £308
90th Percentile £538 £525 £550
England median daily rate £401 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -8.46% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
South East median hourly rate - £34.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -24.44% -10.00%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £45.31
% change year-on-year +17.65% -24.95% +100.09%

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 8098 8073 9196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 48.10% 48.41% 47.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4652 4641 5141
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £238 £220 £225
90th Percentile £575 £556 £534
England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 403 436
South East median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £18.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -13.93% +19.94%
10th Percentile £10.20 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.00 £45.25
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -2 40 £400 +10.50% 1
Thames Valley -47 38 £400 -11.11% 12
Surrey +4 28 £475 +18.75% 1
Berkshire -31 22 £381 -15.28% 10
Buckinghamshire -38 13 £400 -11.11% 1
Kent - 9 £525 -
Oxfordshire +3 3 £288 -7.26% 1
West Sussex -18 2 £379 +1.00% 1
F5
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 86 (76.11%) Firewall
2 73 (64.60%) Cisco
3 49 (43.36%) CheckPoint
4 41 (36.28%) Network Security
5 40 (35.40%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (35.40%) WAN
6 36 (31.86%) LAN
6 36 (31.86%) Data Centre
7 35 (30.97%) CCNP
7 35 (30.97%) Load Balancing
8 31 (27.43%) Fortinet
9 30 (26.55%) Juniper
10 26 (23.01%) ITIL
10 26 (23.01%) BIG-IP
11 25 (22.12%) Cisco ASA
12 24 (21.24%) Security Cleared
12 24 (21.24%) Windows
12 24 (21.24%) VPN
13 23 (20.35%) VMware
14 22 (19.47%) Finance
14 22 (19.47%) Palo Alto
14 22 (19.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 22 (19.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 21 (18.58%) Cisco Nexus
15 21 (18.58%) SC Cleared
15 21 (18.58%) CCIE
15 21 (18.58%) MPLS
15 21 (18.58%) Service Management
16 20 (17.70%) Blue Coat
16 20 (17.70%) Microsoft Azure

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 9 (7.96%) Skype for Business
2 8 (7.08%) SAS
3 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.65%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.77%) Apache
4 2 (1.77%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.88%) IIS
5 1 (0.88%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.88%) JBoss
5 1 (0.88%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.65%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) RMDS
2 1 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (10.62%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.31%) Office 365
4 4 (3.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.77%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.88%) GitHub
6 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (76.11%) Firewall
2 41 (36.28%) Network Security
3 40 (35.40%) WAN
4 36 (31.86%) LAN
5 26 (23.01%) BIG-IP
6 25 (22.12%) Cisco ASA
7 24 (21.24%) VPN
8 22 (19.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 22 (19.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 21 (18.58%) Cisco Nexus
9 21 (18.58%) MPLS
10 19 (16.81%) BGP
10 19 (16.81%) DNS
10 19 (16.81%) Wireless
11 18 (15.93%) IPsec
11 18 (15.93%) VoIP
12 16 (14.16%) OSPF
13 14 (12.39%) SAN
14 10 (8.85%) DHCP
14 10 (8.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.31%) MS Access
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.77%) MSI
2 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (19.47%) Finance
2 17 (15.04%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.42%) Retail
4 4 (3.54%) Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 55 (48.67%) Network Engineer
2 16 (14.16%) Architect
3 12 (10.62%) Network Architect
4 9 (7.96%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (7.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 9 (7.96%) Network Security Engineer
4 9 (7.96%) Security Engineer
4 9 (7.96%) Support Engineer
5 8 (7.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (7.08%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (7.08%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 7 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (6.19%) IP Network Engineer
6 7 (6.19%) Project Engineer
6 7 (6.19%) Security Architect
7 6 (5.31%) Consultant
7 6 (5.31%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (4.42%) Analyst
8 5 (4.42%) Cisco Architect
8 5 (4.42%) Cisco Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.19%) X-Windows
2 3 (2.65%) WAP
3 2 (1.77%) CGI
3 2 (1.77%) J2EE
3 2 (1.77%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.88%) .NET
4 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.88%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.88%) Middleware
4 1 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (31.86%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.85%) Computer Science
2 10 (8.85%) Public Cloud
3 5 (4.42%) CESG
4 4 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.65%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.77%) Clustering
6 2 (1.77%) e-Health
6 2 (1.77%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.88%) BBC
7 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.88%) RIA
7 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (21.24%) Windows
2 19 (16.81%) Linux
2 19 (16.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (15.04%) Windows Server
4 12 (10.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.42%) Unix
6 3 (2.65%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.77%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.88%) AIX
8 1 (0.88%) HPUX
8 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.88%) Solaris
8 1 (0.88%) SUSE
8 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.97%) Load Balancing
2 26 (23.01%) ITIL
3 21 (18.58%) Service Management
4 19 (16.81%) Network Design
5 12 (10.62%) ITSM
6 10 (8.85%) High Availability
7 9 (7.96%) Fault Analysis
7 9 (7.96%) Integration Testing
7 9 (7.96%) Network Architecture
7 9 (7.96%) Network Management
8 7 (6.19%) Migration
9 6 (5.31%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (5.31%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (5.31%) Information Security
9 6 (5.31%) Problem Management
9 6 (5.31%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.42%) Capacity Management
10 5 (4.42%) Change Management
10 5 (4.42%) Collaborative Working
11 4 (3.54%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.96%) Python
2 7 (6.19%) SQL
3 6 (5.31%) Perl
4 5 (4.42%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.54%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.65%) C-shell
6 3 (2.65%) Java
6 3 (2.65%) Korn
7 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (35.40%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (30.97%) CCNP
3 24 (21.24%) Security Cleared
4 21 (18.58%) CCIE
4 21 (18.58%) SC Cleared
5 14 (12.39%) CCSA
6 11 (9.73%) CCDP
7 10 (8.85%) CCSE
7 10 (8.85%) Degree
8 9 (7.96%) CCIP
8 9 (7.96%) CCNA
8 9 (7.96%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (7.08%) HP ASE
9 8 (7.08%) JNCIA
9 8 (7.08%) JNCIE
10 7 (6.19%) HP MASE
11 4 (3.54%) CCDA
11 4 (3.54%) MCSE
11 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (2.65%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.31%) SLA
2 3 (2.65%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.65%) PMO
3 2 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.77%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.88%) AS 2805
4 1 (0.88%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.88%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 8 (7.08%) ProxySG
1 8 (7.08%) vSphere
2 7 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.31%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.42%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.65%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.77%) NFS
6 2 (1.77%) Openswan
6 2 (1.77%) pfSense
6 2 (1.77%) Samba
6 2 (1.77%) XenApp
6 2 (1.77%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.77%) XenServer
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (10.62%) FortiGate
2 5 (4.42%) Nagios
3 4 (3.54%) Ansible
4 3 (2.65%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (2.65%) Puppet
4 3 (2.65%) SCCM
4 3 (2.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.77%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (1.77%) Cacti
5 2 (1.77%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.77%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (1.77%) Nessus
5 2 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.77%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (1.77%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.88%) Forum Sentry
6 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.88%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.88%) SCOM
6 1 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 73 (64.60%) Cisco
2 49 (43.36%) CheckPoint
3 31 (27.43%) Fortinet
4 30 (26.55%) Juniper
5 23 (20.35%) VMware
6 22 (19.47%) Palo Alto
7 20 (17.70%) Blue Coat
8 17 (15.04%) SolarWinds
9 15 (13.27%) Brocade
9 15 (13.27%) HP
9 15 (13.27%) Riverbed
10 11 (9.73%) Aruba
10 11 (9.73%) Microsoft
11 8 (7.08%) Citrix
12 7 (6.19%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 7 (6.19%) EMC
13 6 (5.31%) CA
14 5 (4.42%) Motorola
15 4 (3.54%) Avaya
15 4 (3.54%) IronPort