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 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
England / South West
Rank 115 122 138
Rank change year-on-year +7 +16  
Contract jobs citing F5 21 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.81% 0.59% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 1.99% 1.47% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 6
Median daily rate £375 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £415 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1054 1159 1221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.59% 39.94% 39.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 751 717
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £496 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 74 71
Median hourly rate £38.75 £20.00 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.75% -0.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £46.34 £44.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in the South West

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 25 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
Bristol +2 10 £375 +7.14% 1
Wiltshire +7 7 £338 -20.58%
Somerset +1 2 £419 +28.92%
Gloucestershire - 1 £310 -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region with a requirement for F5.

1 35 (100.00%) Cisco
2 25 (71.43%) CheckPoint
2 25 (71.43%) Firewall
3 20 (57.14%) Data Centre
4 16 (45.71%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (37.14%) SLA
6 12 (34.29%) Network Security
6 12 (34.29%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (31.43%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (28.57%) Nokia
8 10 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (28.57%) SolarWinds
9 9 (25.71%) Service Delivery
9 9 (25.71%) Demand Management
10 8 (22.86%) Unified Communications
11 7 (20.00%) High Availability
11 7 (20.00%) FWSM
11 7 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (17.14%) Juniper
12 6 (17.14%) CCNP
12 6 (17.14%) Windows
12 6 (17.14%) Finance
12 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
12 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
13 5 (14.29%) Load Balancing
13 5 (14.29%) VMware
13 5 (14.29%) Linux
13 5 (14.29%) ITIL
13 5 (14.29%) LAN
13 5 (14.29%) WAN

F5
Top Related 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 2 (5.71%) Apache
1 2 (5.71%) GlassFish
1 2 (5.71%) OpenStack
1 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (71.43%) Firewall
2 16 (45.71%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (34.29%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (34.29%) Network Security
4 11 (31.43%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (22.86%) Unified Communications
6 7 (20.00%) FWSM
7 5 (14.29%) LAN
7 5 (14.29%) WAN
8 4 (11.43%) DNS
8 4 (11.43%) Internet
9 3 (8.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
9 3 (8.57%) VPN
9 3 (8.57%) Wireless
10 2 (5.71%) BIG-IP
10 2 (5.71%) Frame Relay
10 2 (5.71%) LDAP
10 2 (5.71%) MPLS
10 2 (5.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) MySQL
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
1 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Electronics
2 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Network Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Cisco Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Network Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Check Point Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Cisco Security Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Firewall Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Network Security Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Security Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Data Centre Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Network Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) LAMP
1 2 (5.71%) SAML
2 1 (2.86%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.86%) LINQ to SQL
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 7 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (8.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 2 (5.71%) PKI
5 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Linux
3 3 (8.57%) Unix
4 2 (5.71%) CentOS
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Demand Management
1 9 (25.71%) Service Delivery
2 7 (20.00%) High Availability
3 5 (14.29%) ITIL
3 5 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.57%) Open Source
5 2 (5.71%) Identity Management
5 2 (5.71%) Integration Testing
5 2 (5.71%) Network Design
6 1 (2.86%) Coaching
6 1 (2.86%) DevOps
6 1 (2.86%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.86%) Functional Testing
6 1 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.86%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) Java
1 2 (5.71%) Perl
1 2 (5.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (17.14%) CCNP
2 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
2 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) CCIE
4 2 (5.71%) CCNA
4 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) JNCIE
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.86%) Degree
5 1 (2.86%) EMCIE
5 1 (2.86%) ISEB
5 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.86%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (2.86%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (37.14%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.57%) vSphere
3 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.71%) ProxySG
3 2 (5.71%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.86%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.86%) Nagios
2 1 (2.86%) Netcool
2 1 (2.86%) Opsview
2 1 (2.86%) QRadar
Vendors
1 35 (100.00%) Cisco
2 25 (71.43%) CheckPoint
3 10 (28.57%) Nokia
3 10 (28.57%) SolarWinds
4 6 (17.14%) Juniper
5 5 (14.29%) VMware
6 3 (8.57%) Blue Coat
6 3 (8.57%) HP
6 3 (8.57%) Palo Alto
7 2 (5.71%) ArcSight
7 2 (5.71%) CA
7 2 (5.71%) Dell
7 2 (5.71%) Gemalto
7 2 (5.71%) Intel Security
7 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle
7 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.86%) Brocade
8 1 (2.86%) Rackspace
8 1 (2.86%) Splunk