Period
to 24 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 281 181 198
Rank change year-on-year -100 +17 +44
Contract jobs citing F5 100 192 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.60% 1.24% 1.09%
As % of the Vendors category 1.29% 2.52% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 137 114
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +11.84% +5.19%
10th Percentile £338 £331 £252
90th Percentile £588 £538 £488
England median daily rate £440 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
South East median hourly rate £53.33 - £35.50
10th Percentile £51.67 - £29.70
90th Percentile £55.00 - £44.50
England median hourly rate £53.33 - £35.50

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 7,768 7,620 8,826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.83% 49.19% 48.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,451 4,209 5,203
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £253 £231
90th Percentile £575 £550 £541
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 369 422
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +0.72%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.00 £49.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.45% -4.17% +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 24 June 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 June 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 -46 49 £425 +6.25% 12
Buckinghamshire -29 29 £425 +3.03% 1
Surrey -26 21 £550 +4.76% 2
Hampshire -64 20 £350 -17.65% 9
Oxfordshire +12 13 £455 +45.44%
Berkshire -17 7 £391 -7.94% 11
East Sussex - 4 £391 -
Middlesex +2 3 - -
Kent +1 1 £413 -19.51% 4
F5
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 76 (76.00%) Firewall
2 75 (75.00%) Cisco
3 38 (38.00%) Security Cleared
4 35 (35.00%) Juniper
5 34 (34.00%) Cisco ASA
6 30 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 30 (30.00%) WAN
7 28 (28.00%) Cisco ISE
7 28 (28.00%) Palo Alto
8 27 (27.00%) SC Cleared
8 27 (27.00%) Load Balancing
8 27 (27.00%) ITIL
8 27 (27.00%) TCP/IP
9 26 (26.00%) BGP
9 26 (26.00%) Data Centre
10 25 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (24.00%) CCNP
12 23 (23.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 22 (22.00%) Change Management
13 22 (22.00%) BIG-IP
14 21 (21.00%) OSPF
15 20 (20.00%) Migration
16 19 (19.00%) Wireless
16 19 (19.00%) IPsec
17 18 (18.00%) MPLS
17 18 (18.00%) LAN
18 17 (17.00%) DV Cleared
19 16 (16.00%) VMware
20 15 (15.00%) Network Security
21 14 (14.00%) Finance

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 2 (2.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.00%) GitHub
3 1 (1.00%) Office 365
3 1 (1.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 76 (76.00%) Firewall
2 34 (34.00%) Cisco ASA
3 30 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 30 (30.00%) WAN
4 28 (28.00%) Cisco ISE
5 27 (27.00%) TCP/IP
6 26 (26.00%) BGP
7 23 (23.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 22 (22.00%) BIG-IP
9 21 (21.00%) OSPF
10 19 (19.00%) IPsec
10 19 (19.00%) Wireless
11 18 (18.00%) LAN
11 18 (18.00%) MPLS
12 15 (15.00%) Network Security
13 14 (14.00%) VPN
14 12 (12.00%) ICMP
15 11 (11.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 10 (10.00%) DNS
17 9 (9.00%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (14.00%) Finance
2 10 (10.00%) Banking
3 5 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (53.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (11.00%) Consultant
3 10 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 9 (9.00%) Architect
4 9 (9.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (9.00%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Network Architect
5 8 (8.00%) Network Team Leader
5 8 (8.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Team Leader
6 7 (7.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Senior Security Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Cisco Architect
9 4 (4.00%) Cisco Network Architect
9 4 (4.00%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.00%) LDAP
1 6 (6.00%) SOAP
2 2 (2.00%) Core Data
2 2 (2.00%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (26.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.00%) DataPower
4 3 (3.00%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.00%) e-Health
4 3 (3.00%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.00%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.00%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.00%) Fintech
6 1 (1.00%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.00%) Linux
1 11 (11.00%) Windows
2 6 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (4.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.00%) ITIL
1 27 (27.00%) Load Balancing
2 22 (22.00%) Change Management
3 20 (20.00%) Migration
4 14 (14.00%) Network Virtualisation
4 14 (14.00%) Virtual Environments
5 13 (13.00%) ITIL V3
5 13 (13.00%) Network Monitoring
5 13 (13.00%) Service Management
6 12 (12.00%) Service Delivery
7 9 (9.00%) ITSM
7 9 (9.00%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
8 8 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (7.00%) DevOps
10 5 (5.00%) Project Management
11 4 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (4.00%) High Availability
11 4 (4.00%) Security Management
12 3 (3.00%) Runbook
12 3 (3.00%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.00%) Python
2 4 (4.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.00%) Perl
4 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 38 (38.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (27.00%) SC Cleared
3 25 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (24.00%) CCNP
5 17 (17.00%) DV Cleared
6 7 (7.00%) CCNA
7 4 (4.00%) CCIP
8 3 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.00%) CCIE
9 2 (2.00%) CCSA
9 2 (2.00%) CCSE
9 2 (2.00%) CCSP
9 2 (2.00%) Degree
10 1 (1.00%) CISSP
10 1 (1.00%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.00%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.00%) MCP
10 1 (1.00%) MCSE
10 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.00%) SLA
4 1 (1.00%) FIPS 140-2
4 1 (1.00%) HIPAA
4 1 (1.00%) QA
4 1 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.00%) VMware NSX
3 3 (3.00%) ProxySG
4 2 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.00%) Docker
5 1 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.00%) FortiGate
1 5 (5.00%) OVSD
2 4 (4.00%) Ansible
3 3 (3.00%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (3.00%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.00%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.00%) Nagios
4 1 (1.00%) SCOM
4 1 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 75 (75.00%) Cisco
2 35 (35.00%) Juniper
3 28 (28.00%) Palo Alto
4 16 (16.00%) VMware
5 14 (14.00%) CheckPoint
6 11 (11.00%) Blue Coat
6 11 (11.00%) SolarWinds
7 8 (8.00%) Brocade
7 8 (8.00%) ServiceNow
8 7 (7.00%) Aruba
8 7 (7.00%) HP
8 7 (7.00%) Riverbed
9 6 (6.00%) Fortinet
10 5 (5.00%) IBM
11 4 (4.00%) Dell
11 4 (4.00%) McAfee
11 4 (4.00%) NetApp
11 4 (4.00%) Thales
12 3 (3.00%) IronPort
12 3 (3.00%) Splunk