Period
to 22 October 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 22 October 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 West
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 166 187
Rank change year-on-year +16 +21 -46
Contract jobs citing F5 45 38 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.82% 0.66% 0.57%
As % of the Vendors category 2.00% 1.52% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 31 17
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% +8.97%
10th Percentile £338 £290 £304
90th Percentile £556 £430 £508
England median daily rate £400 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -6.98% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £41.61
% change year-on-year +17.65% -18.29% +119.00%

F5 is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the South West.

All Vendors
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2246 2506 2581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.82% 43.26% 39.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1346 1556 1581
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £204 £208
90th Percentile £550 £538 £506
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 154 162
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.18% +2.33% +13.16%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.36 £11.02
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £55.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +5.42%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing F5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in the South West

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing F5 in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in the South West

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in the South West over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in the South West

F5
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
Bristol +20 30 £375 +4.90% 2
Wiltshire -6 7 £375 +11.94% 1
Somerset -2 3 £238 -9.52% 1
Gloucestershire +7 2 £195 -40.91%
Dorset +2 2 £418 +4.38%
Devon -8 1 £350 -
F5
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 West region with a requirement for F5.

1 34 (75.56%) Cisco
2 32 (71.11%) Firewall
3 20 (44.44%) Linux
4 16 (35.56%) Finance
4 16 (35.56%) CheckPoint
5 15 (33.33%) Apache
5 15 (33.33%) Tomcat
5 15 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 15 (33.33%) High Availability
5 15 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 14 (31.11%) Oracle
7 12 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (26.67%) Load Balancing
8 11 (24.44%) Unix
9 10 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (20.00%) Unified Communications
10 9 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (20.00%) Java
10 9 (20.00%) J2EE
10 9 (20.00%) WAN
10 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 9 (20.00%) VMware
10 9 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (20.00%) BIG-IP
11 8 (17.78%) Oracle Application Server
11 8 (17.78%) Clustering
11 8 (17.78%) IBM
11 8 (17.78%) Solaris
11 8 (17.78%) Sun

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 15 (33.33%) Apache
1 15 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 8 (17.78%) iPlanet
2 8 (17.78%) JBoss
2 8 (17.78%) Oracle Application Server
2 8 (17.78%) WebLogic
3 6 (13.33%) CICS
3 6 (13.33%) IIS
4 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.44%) MQSeries
4 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.22%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 32 (71.11%) Firewall
2 12 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 10 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (20.00%) BIG-IP
4 9 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (20.00%) Unified Communications
4 9 (20.00%) WAN
4 9 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (17.78%) LAN
6 6 (13.33%) Network Security
7 5 (11.11%) VPN
8 4 (8.89%) DNS
8 4 (8.89%) FWSM
9 3 (6.67%) IP Telephony
9 3 (6.67%) IPsec
9 3 (6.67%) Wireless
10 2 (4.44%) Internet
10 2 (4.44%) LDAP
10 2 (4.44%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) DB2
2 2 (4.44%) MariaDB
3 1 (2.22%) MySQL
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Artifactory
1 6 (13.33%) Bitbucket
1 6 (13.33%) JIRA
1 6 (13.33%) TeamCity
1 6 (13.33%) webpack
2 1 (2.22%) Subversion
2 1 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (35.56%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Electronics
3 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.67%) Marketing
3 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.44%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 6 (13.33%) Solaris Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Consultant
3 5 (11.11%) DevOps Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Data Centre Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Data Network Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Unix Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Check Point Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Firewall Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Java Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (6.67%) Linux Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) J2EE
2 6 (13.33%) Node.js
2 6 (13.33%) React
2 6 (13.33%) Spring
2 6 (13.33%) Spring Boot
3 2 (4.44%) .NET
4 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (17.78%) Clustering
3 7 (15.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (13.33%) DataPower
4 6 (13.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.22%) Grid Computing
5 1 (2.22%) iPad
5 1 (2.22%) PKI
5 1 (2.22%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 20 (44.44%) Linux
2 11 (24.44%) Unix
3 8 (17.78%) Solaris
4 7 (15.56%) AIX
4 7 (15.56%) HPUX
5 6 (13.33%) SUSE
6 5 (11.11%) Windows
7 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
7 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) High Availability
2 12 (26.67%) Load Balancing
3 8 (17.78%) DevOps
3 8 (17.78%) ITIL
3 8 (17.78%) Microservices
4 6 (13.33%) Analytics
5 4 (8.89%) Network Management
5 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.67%) Demand Management
6 3 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (6.67%) Network Design
6 3 (6.67%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (6.67%) Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (6.67%) Programme Management
7 2 (4.44%) Capacity Management
7 2 (4.44%) Coaching
7 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (4.44%) People Management
7 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) Java
2 4 (8.89%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.67%) Python
4 2 (4.44%) Perl
4 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.22%) C-shell
5 1 (2.22%) Korn
5 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (15.56%) CCNP
2 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.22%) CCIE
4 1 (2.22%) CCNA
4 1 (2.22%) CCSA
4 1 (2.22%) CISSP
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) GIAC
4 1 (2.22%) ISSAP
4 1 (2.22%) MCSE
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (15.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 7 (15.56%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 6 (13.33%) KVM
4 3 (6.67%) Samba
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Nagios
1 4 (8.89%) Puppet
2 2 (4.44%) Ansible
2 2 (4.44%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.22%) Icinga
3 1 (2.22%) OpenView
3 1 (2.22%) Opsview
3 1 (2.22%) QRadar
Vendors
1 34 (75.56%) Cisco
2 16 (35.56%) CheckPoint
3 15 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 14 (31.11%) Oracle
5 9 (20.00%) VMware
6 8 (17.78%) IBM
6 8 (17.78%) Sun
7 7 (15.56%) Red Hat
7 7 (15.56%) Veritas
8 6 (13.33%) Adobe
8 6 (13.33%) Green Hat
8 6 (13.33%) HP
8 6 (13.33%) PlateSpin
9 4 (8.89%) Blue Coat
9 4 (8.89%) IronPort
9 4 (8.89%) Sophos
10 3 (6.67%) Juniper
10 3 (6.67%) McAfee
10 3 (6.67%) Nokia
10 3 (6.67%) SAP