Period
to 13 August 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 13 August 2020 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
UK
6 months to
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 300 355 455
Rank change year-on-year +55 +100 -107
Contract jobs citing F5 270 625 534
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.69% 0.52%
As % of the Vendors category 1.76% 1.61% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 438 305
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £313 £300 £313
90th Percentile £595 £571 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £425
% change year-on-year - -2.94% +7.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £53.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -43.75% +66.66%
10th Percentile £35.00 £12.00 £51.67
90th Percentile £47.04 £47.50 £158.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.20 £28.50 £53.33
% change year-on-year +51.58% -46.56% +67.05%

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.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 15,301 38,768 42,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.55% 42.73% 41.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,161 24,148 26,490
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.29% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 631 1,441 1,582
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.37% +8.74% +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.13 £11.17 £11.03
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.05 £47.00
Median hourly rate £20.11 £17.95 £16.50
% change year-on-year +12.03% +8.79% -

F5
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing F5 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in the UK

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing F5.

Daily rate trend for F5 in the UK

F5
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing F5 over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for F5 in the UK

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing F5.

Hourly rate trend for F5 in the UK

F5
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing F5 over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for F5 in the UK

F5
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the UK over the 6 months to 13 August 2020. 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
England +68 234 £425 - 53
UK excluding London +65 181 £413 - 45
London +101 76 £450 -5.26% 13
North of England +110 64 £413 -2.94% 9
South East +69 47 £415 +3.75% 9
Work from Home -5 40 £400 -14.53% 1
North West +94 37 £400 -11.11% 2
Yorkshire +77 25 £500 +21.21% 5
South West +59 20 £400 -5.88% 7
Scotland +44 20 £425 -15.00% 3
Midlands +55 17 £413 +10.00% 12
West Midlands +45 12 £450 +16.13% 10
East of England +75 8 £363 -27.50% 3
Wales +33 6 £275 -33.33% 2
East Midlands +52 5 £325 +32.65% 2
North East +17 2 £450 +38.46% 2

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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 with a requirement for F5.

1 179 (66.30%) Cisco
2 161 (59.63%) Firewall
3 81 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 80 (29.63%) CheckPoint
5 79 (29.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 78 (28.89%) Load Balancing
7 72 (26.67%) Palo Alto
8 68 (25.19%) DNS
9 67 (24.81%) CCNP
10 61 (22.59%) Juniper
11 60 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 59 (21.85%) BGP
12 59 (21.85%) TCP/IP
13 58 (21.48%) VPN
14 57 (21.11%) SSL
14 57 (21.11%) WAN
15 56 (20.74%) Finance
16 54 (20.00%) OSPF
17 53 (19.63%) Blue Coat
17 53 (19.63%) Network Security
18 50 (18.52%) AWS
18 50 (18.52%) Cisco Nexus
19 42 (15.56%) Data Centre
19 42 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
20 41 (15.19%) VMware
21 40 (14.81%) Network Design
21 40 (14.81%) LAN
22 38 (14.07%) Python
23 37 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
24 36 (13.33%) Migration

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 25 (9.26%) Confluence
2 14 (5.19%) Cloud Foundry
2 14 (5.19%) Mule
3 7 (2.59%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.85%) GeoServer
4 5 (1.85%) IIS
5 4 (1.48%) JBoss
5 4 (1.48%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.11%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.37%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.37%) Sonic ESB
8 1 (0.37%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (2.22%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 50 (18.52%) AWS
2 23 (8.52%) Azure
2 23 (8.52%) Slack
3 22 (8.15%) GCP
4 16 (5.93%) GitHub
5 14 (5.19%) npm
6 8 (2.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 8 (2.96%) Office 365
7 5 (1.85%) Akamai
7 5 (1.85%) PaaS
8 4 (1.48%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.48%) IaaS
8 4 (1.48%) SaaS
9 3 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.11%) Apigee
9 3 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.74%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 161 (59.63%) Firewall
2 79 (29.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 68 (25.19%) DNS
4 60 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 59 (21.85%) BGP
5 59 (21.85%) TCP/IP
6 58 (21.48%) VPN
7 57 (21.11%) SSL
7 57 (21.11%) WAN
8 54 (20.00%) OSPF
9 53 (19.63%) Network Security
10 50 (18.52%) Cisco Nexus
11 42 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
12 40 (14.81%) LAN
13 31 (11.48%) MPLS
14 27 (10.00%) DHCP
14 27 (10.00%) VLAN
15 26 (9.63%) Cisco ISE
16 25 (9.26%) NetScaler
16 25 (9.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.96%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.22%) Geospatial Data
3 5 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (1.85%) GIS
3 5 (1.85%) Hadoop
3 5 (1.85%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (1.85%) QGIS
4 4 (1.48%) Cosmos DB
5 2 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.74%) Redis
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (9.26%) JIRA
2 17 (6.30%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.30%) Jenkins
2 17 (6.30%) Maven
3 15 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 14 (5.19%) JUnit
4 14 (5.19%) Mockito
4 14 (5.19%) Selenium
5 3 (1.11%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.74%) GitLab
6 2 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.37%) AutoIt
7 1 (0.37%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.37%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 56 (20.74%) Finance
2 28 (10.37%) Banking
3 14 (5.19%) Public Sector
4 11 (4.07%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.33%) Legal
6 8 (2.96%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.48%) Publishing
8 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.74%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Back Office
10 1 (0.37%) German Language
10 1 (0.37%) Law
10 1 (0.37%) Police
Job Titles
1 121 (44.81%) Network Engineer
2 32 (11.85%) Security Engineer
3 31 (11.48%) Architect
4 23 (8.52%) Network Security Engineer
5 21 (7.78%) Consultant
6 20 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
7 16 (5.93%) Cisco Engineer
7 16 (5.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 16 (5.93%) Network Architect
8 10 (3.70%) Network Consultant
9 9 (3.33%) Project Manager
9 9 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (2.96%) Analyst
10 8 (2.96%) Firewall Engineer
10 8 (2.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (2.22%) Network Specialist
12 5 (1.85%) Cisco Architect
12 5 (1.85%) Infrastructure Architect
12 5 (1.85%) Network Analyst
12 5 (1.85%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.52%) JSON
2 18 (6.67%) REST
3 17 (6.30%) Node.js
4 14 (5.19%) Enzyme
4 14 (5.19%) Jest
4 14 (5.19%) Redux
4 14 (5.19%) Spring
4 14 (5.19%) Spring Boot
4 14 (5.19%) WireMock
5 13 (4.81%) Express
6 11 (4.07%) 802.1X
7 10 (3.70%) Web Services
8 8 (2.96%) XML
9 7 (2.59%) SOAP
10 6 (2.22%) LDAP
11 5 (1.85%) Middleware
11 5 (1.85%) PostGIS
12 4 (1.48%) RESTful
13 3 (1.11%) EJB 3.0
13 3 (1.11%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 10 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.96%) PKI
4 8 (2.96%) RSA SecurID
5 7 (2.59%) User Experience
6 6 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (1.85%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.11%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.11%) DataPower
9 3 (1.11%) Replication
10 2 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.74%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.37%) Machine to Machine
11 1 (0.37%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.37%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.37%) Linux
2 25 (9.26%) Windows
3 17 (6.30%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.70%) Solaris
5 9 (3.33%) Unix
6 6 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.48%) Check Point GAiA
7 4 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.11%) Debian
8 3 (1.11%) Fedora
8 3 (1.11%) NetWare
8 3 (1.11%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.11%) VMS
9 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (28.89%) Load Balancing
2 40 (14.81%) Network Design
3 37 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (13.33%) Migration
5 31 (11.48%) DevOps
6 28 (10.37%) ITIL
6 28 (10.37%) Kanban
6 28 (10.37%) Scrum
7 22 (8.15%) Cybersecurity
8 21 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (7.04%) Change Management
10 17 (6.30%) Pair Programming
10 17 (6.30%) Project Management
10 17 (6.30%) Software Engineering
10 17 (6.30%) Test Automation
11 16 (5.93%) Project Delivery
12 15 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (5.19%) Capacity Management
13 14 (5.19%) Performance Testing
13 14 (5.19%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (14.07%) Python
2 25 (9.26%) Java
3 17 (6.30%) PowerShell
4 14 (5.19%) ES6
5 11 (4.07%) JavaScript
6 10 (3.70%) SQL
7 6 (2.22%) Perl
8 3 (1.11%) VBA
9 2 (0.74%) C
9 2 (0.74%) C#
10 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.37%) Tcl
10 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 81 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (24.81%) CCNP
3 36 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 28 (10.37%) CCNA
4 28 (10.37%) SC Cleared
5 27 (10.00%) CCIE
6 14 (5.19%) CCSA
7 8 (2.96%) CCSE
7 8 (2.96%) JNCIA
8 7 (2.59%) CISSP
8 7 (2.59%) JNCIP
8 7 (2.59%) JNCIS
9 5 (1.85%) CCDP
9 5 (1.85%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.48%) BC Cleared
10 4 (1.48%) CCA
10 4 (1.48%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 3 (1.11%) CCDA
11 3 (1.11%) Degree
11 3 (1.11%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.96%) SLA
2 6 (2.22%) QA
3 2 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.74%) NIST
3 2 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (8.15%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (6.67%) VMware NSX
4 9 (3.33%) Docker
5 7 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.22%) ProxySG
7 5 (1.85%) GeoWebCache
7 5 (1.85%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.48%) vSphere
9 2 (0.74%) UAG
10 1 (0.37%) Samba
10 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 34 (12.59%) FortiGate
2 16 (5.93%) Ansible
3 8 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (2.22%) Puppet
4 6 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (1.48%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (1.48%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.48%) Terraform
7 3 (1.11%) CA Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.11%) Packer
7 3 (1.11%) vRealize
8 2 (0.74%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.74%) Consul
8 2 (0.74%) Grafana
8 2 (0.74%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.74%) Kibana
8 2 (0.74%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.74%) SCCM
Vendors
1 179 (66.30%) Cisco
2 80 (29.63%) CheckPoint
3 72 (26.67%) Palo Alto
4 61 (22.59%) Juniper
5 53 (19.63%) Blue Coat
6 41 (15.19%) VMware
7 31 (11.48%) Fortinet
8 24 (8.89%) Splunk
9 23 (8.52%) AppDynamics
9 23 (8.52%) Meraki
10 21 (7.78%) SolarWinds
11 17 (6.30%) Microsoft
12 16 (5.93%) Citrix
13 14 (5.19%) HP
14 13 (4.81%) Arista
15 11 (4.07%) Riverbed
16 9 (3.33%) CA
16 9 (3.33%) Infoblox
16 9 (3.33%) Symantec
17 8 (2.96%) McAfee