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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 105 138
Rank change year-on-year -4 +33  
Contract jobs citing F5 25 42 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.93% 1.40% 0.097%
As % of the Vendors category 2.21% 3.16% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 37 1
Median daily rate £375 £350 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -41.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £378 £350
% change year-on-year +2.84% +8.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.78% -5.00%  

F5 is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all 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 1129 1328 1170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 41.89% 44.28% 37.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 827 702
Median daily rate £375 £364 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +3.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 56 103
Median hourly rate £42.50 £22.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.18% +8.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £12.00 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £41.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 22 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 22 June 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 +6 19 £375 - 1
Gloucestershire +6 2 £195 -40.90%
Wiltshire -3 1 £388 +16.54%
Somerset -5 1 - -
Dorset -6 1 - -
Devon - 1 £350 -
F5
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 46 (100.00%) Cisco
2 33 (71.74%) Firewall
3 29 (63.04%) CheckPoint
4 25 (54.35%) Data Centre
5 18 (39.13%) SolarWinds
6 17 (36.96%) Cisco Nexus
7 15 (32.61%) High Availability
7 15 (32.61%) Finance
8 14 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (28.26%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (28.26%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (26.09%) WAN
11 11 (23.91%) LAN
11 11 (23.91%) ITIL
11 11 (23.91%) CCNP
12 10 (21.74%) SLA
12 10 (21.74%) Linux
12 10 (21.74%) VMware
12 10 (21.74%) Load Balancing
12 10 (21.74%) Unified Communications
13 9 (19.57%) Network Security
13 9 (19.57%) SC Cleared
13 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
13 9 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (19.57%) Service Delivery
14 8 (17.39%) Apache
14 8 (17.39%) Tomcat
14 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
14 8 (17.39%) Unix
14 8 (17.39%) Oracle

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 8 (17.39%) Apache
1 8 (17.39%) Tomcat
2 6 (13.04%) iPlanet
2 6 (13.04%) JBoss
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle Application Server
2 6 (13.04%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.52%) OpenStack
4 2 (4.35%) GlassFish
4 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.17%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.17%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 33 (71.74%) Firewall
2 17 (36.96%) Cisco Nexus
3 14 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (28.26%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (26.09%) WAN
6 11 (23.91%) LAN
7 10 (21.74%) Unified Communications
8 9 (19.57%) Network Security
9 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
10 7 (15.22%) FWSM
11 5 (10.87%) DNS
11 5 (10.87%) VPN
12 4 (8.70%) Internet
12 4 (8.70%) Wireless
13 3 (6.52%) BIG-IP
13 3 (6.52%) IP Telephony
13 3 (6.52%) LDAP
13 3 (6.52%) MPLS
13 3 (6.52%) SAN
14 2 (4.35%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) MySQL
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Electronics
2 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.35%) Marketing
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) German Language
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Cisco Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Network Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Check Point Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Cisco Security Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Firewall Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Network Security Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Security Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Solaris Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Data Centre Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Data Network Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Unix Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) J2EE
2 2 (4.35%) LAMP
2 2 (4.35%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (54.35%) Data Centre
2 8 (17.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (13.04%) Clustering
4 3 (6.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (2.17%) Grid Computing
5 1 (2.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Linux
2 8 (17.39%) Unix
3 6 (13.04%) AIX
3 6 (13.04%) HPUX
3 6 (13.04%) Solaris
4 5 (10.87%) SUSE
4 5 (10.87%) Windows
5 2 (4.35%) CentOS
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) High Availability
2 11 (23.91%) ITIL
3 10 (21.74%) Load Balancing
4 9 (19.57%) Service Delivery
5 8 (17.39%) Demand Management
5 8 (17.39%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.52%) Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.35%) Capacity Management
7 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (4.35%) Identity Management
7 2 (4.35%) Integration Testing
7 2 (4.35%) Network Design
7 2 (4.35%) Network Management
7 2 (4.35%) Open Source
7 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.35%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.17%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) Perl
2 2 (4.35%) Java
2 2 (4.35%) PHP
3 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.17%) C-shell
3 1 (2.17%) Korn
3 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (23.91%) CCNP
3 9 (19.57%) SC Cleared
3 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.70%) CCNA
5 2 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.17%) CCIE
6 1 (2.17%) Degree
6 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) EMCIE
6 1 (2.17%) ISEB
6 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.17%) JNCIE
6 1 (2.17%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (2.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 9 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.87%) Hyper-V
2 5 (10.87%) KVM
2 5 (10.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (6.52%) vSphere
4 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.35%) ProxySG
4 2 (4.35%) Samba
4 2 (4.35%) Shibboleth
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.17%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.17%) Netcool
2 1 (2.17%) OpenView
Vendors
1 46 (100.00%) Cisco
2 29 (63.04%) CheckPoint
3 18 (39.13%) SolarWinds
4 10 (21.74%) VMware
5 8 (17.39%) HP
5 8 (17.39%) Nokia
5 8 (17.39%) Oracle
6 7 (15.22%) Red Hat
7 6 (13.04%) Sun
8 5 (10.87%) PlateSpin
8 5 (10.87%) Veritas
9 4 (8.70%) Blue Coat
9 4 (8.70%) Sophos
10 3 (6.52%) CA
10 3 (6.52%) Juniper
11 2 (4.35%) Dell
11 2 (4.35%) IBM
11 2 (4.35%) IronPort
11 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
11 2 (4.35%) SAP