Period
to 23 July 2019

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 23 July 2019 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 332 454 336
Rank change year-on-year +122 -118 -31
Contract jobs citing F5 686 540 695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.52% 0.73%
As % of the Vendors category 1.75% 1.26% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 304 464
UK median daily rate £430 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.12% +7.38% -
10th Percentile £300 £313 £306
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 15
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £53.33 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.37% +66.66% -15.79%
10th Percentile £12.00 £51.67 £25.80
90th Percentile £66.81 £117.25 £48.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £53.33 £31.93
% change year-on-year -15.62% +67.05% -15.99%

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 39,203 42,949 41,763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.59% 41.59% 43.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,420 26,574 25,525
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,414 1,597 1,422
UK median hourly rate £19.03 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.74% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.01 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.22 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.76 £16.27
% change year-on-year +7.40% +3.04% -6.79%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for F5 in the UK

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in the UK

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 over the 6 months to 23 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in the UK

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for F5 in the UK

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 over the 6 months to 23 July 2019.

Contractor 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 23 July 2019. 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 +98 617 £438 +1.80% 127
UK excluding London +108 455 £425 - 108
London +54 223 £475 +4.11% 27
South East +59 156 £406 -5.47% 27
North of England +19 87 £419 -1.47% 17
Midlands +35 60 £375 -11.76% 19
South West +25 59 £425 +6.25% 17
Scotland +32 47 £463 +8.82% 7
West Midlands +32 42 £388 -8.82% 8
Yorkshire +8 34 £430 +1.18% 6
North West +30 30 £450 +5.88% 10
East of England +20 29 £500 +25.00% 20
North East +28 23 £325 +4.84% 1
East Midlands +16 18 £245 -44.00% 11
Wales +14 16 £425 +6.25% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £465 -

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, 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.

1 525 (76.53%) Cisco
2 433 (63.12%) Firewall
3 325 (47.38%) Cisco Certification
4 266 (38.78%) CCNP
5 255 (37.17%) CheckPoint
6 222 (32.36%) Data Centre
7 221 (32.22%) WAN
8 203 (29.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 198 (28.86%) Cisco ASA
10 189 (27.55%) LAN
11 185 (26.97%) Palo Alto
12 184 (26.82%) OSPF
13 179 (26.09%) BGP
13 179 (26.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 163 (23.76%) Network Security
15 157 (22.89%) Load Balancing
16 146 (21.28%) VPN
17 143 (20.85%) Juniper
18 139 (20.26%) CCNA
19 120 (17.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 116 (16.91%) Wireless
21 111 (16.18%) VMware
21 111 (16.18%) DNS
22 105 (15.31%) Amazon AWS
23 100 (14.58%) ITIL
24 99 (14.43%) Blue Coat
25 98 (14.29%) MPLS
26 96 (13.99%) Fortinet
27 95 (13.85%) BIG-IP
27 95 (13.85%) Finance

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 23 (3.35%) IIS
2 22 (3.21%) Apache
2 22 (3.21%) Skype for Business
3 21 (3.06%) OpenStack
4 18 (2.62%) Tomcat
5 16 (2.33%) Cloud Foundry
5 16 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (2.04%) MS Exchange
6 14 (2.04%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.46%) nginx
8 9 (1.31%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.02%) Confluence
9 7 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (1.02%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.87%) JBoss
11 5 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.73%) Mule
11 5 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 17 (2.48%) MS Visio
2 16 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 105 (15.31%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (5.25%) PaaS
4 30 (4.37%) Office 365
5 25 (3.64%) IaaS
6 16 (2.33%) GitHub
7 13 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (1.46%) Akamai
9 9 (1.31%) Heroku
10 7 (1.02%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 5 (0.73%) npm
11 5 (0.73%) Slack
12 3 (0.44%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.29%) SaaS
13 2 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 433 (63.12%) Firewall
2 221 (32.22%) WAN
3 203 (29.59%) Cisco Nexus
4 198 (28.86%) Cisco ASA
5 189 (27.55%) LAN
6 184 (26.82%) OSPF
7 179 (26.09%) BGP
7 179 (26.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 163 (23.76%) Network Security
9 146 (21.28%) VPN
10 120 (17.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 116 (16.91%) Wireless
12 111 (16.18%) DNS
13 98 (14.29%) MPLS
14 95 (13.85%) BIG-IP
15 88 (12.83%) TCP/IP
16 83 (12.10%) VLAN
17 57 (8.31%) IPsec
18 56 (8.16%) Wi-Fi
19 53 (7.73%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.75%) MySQL
2 10 (1.46%) Big Data
3 7 (1.02%) MongoDB
4 6 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (0.87%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.44%) MS Access
6 2 (0.29%) DB2
6 2 (0.29%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (0.29%) NonStop SQL
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.29%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.15%) QlikView
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (4.66%) Git (software)
2 19 (2.77%) Jenkins
2 19 (2.77%) Sonatype Nexus
3 11 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 10 (1.46%) MSI
4 10 (1.46%) WiX
5 9 (1.31%) CF BOSH
5 9 (1.31%) JIRA
6 8 (1.17%) GitLab
7 7 (1.02%) Bitbucket
7 7 (1.02%) Maven
8 6 (0.87%) JUnit
8 6 (0.87%) Selenium
9 5 (0.73%) Mockito
9 5 (0.73%) Travis CI
10 4 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.15%) Hudson
11 1 (0.15%) IBM UrbanCode
11 1 (0.15%) WebDriver
General
1 95 (13.85%) Finance
2 45 (6.56%) Banking
3 43 (6.27%) Telecoms
4 27 (3.94%) Retail
5 15 (2.19%) Legal
6 13 (1.90%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.75%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.46%) Law
9 8 (1.17%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.44%) Advertising
11 3 (0.44%) Publishing
12 2 (0.29%) Billing
12 2 (0.29%) Marketing
12 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.15%) Electronics
13 1 (0.15%) Local Government
13 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 359 (52.33%) Network Engineer
2 85 (12.39%) Architect
3 62 (9.04%) Senior Network Engineer
4 60 (8.75%) Network Architect
5 57 (8.31%) Cisco Engineer
6 52 (7.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 41 (5.98%) Security Engineer
8 32 (4.66%) Network Security Engineer
9 31 (4.52%) Consultant
10 28 (4.08%) Analyst
11 21 (3.06%) Network Consultant
12 19 (2.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (2.77%) Network Specialist
13 18 (2.62%) Design Engineer
13 18 (2.62%) DevOps Engineer
13 18 (2.62%) Network Design Engineer
14 17 (2.48%) Designer
14 17 (2.48%) IP Network Engineer
15 16 (2.33%) Firewall Engineer
15 16 (2.33%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (6.85%) 802.1X
2 25 (3.64%) JSON
3 21 (3.06%) .NET
4 17 (2.48%) YAML
5 14 (2.04%) REST
5 14 (2.04%) XML
6 10 (1.46%) J2EE
7 9 (1.31%) Software Packaging
8 8 (1.17%) LDAP
9 7 (1.02%) Middleware
10 6 (0.87%) Kafka
10 6 (0.87%) Regular Expression
10 6 (0.87%) Web Services
11 5 (0.73%) Enzyme
11 5 (0.73%) Express
11 5 (0.73%) Jest
11 5 (0.73%) Node.js
11 5 (0.73%) Redux
11 5 (0.73%) Spring Boot
11 5 (0.73%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 222 (32.36%) Data Centre
2 32 (4.66%) Self-Motivation
3 27 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (2.62%) Clustering
5 11 (1.60%) PKI
6 9 (1.31%) Cyber Defence
7 8 (1.17%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (0.87%) CLARiiON
9 6 (0.87%) Driving Licence
9 6 (0.87%) EMC VNX
9 6 (0.87%) Hedge funds
9 6 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (0.87%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 5 (0.73%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.58%) BBC
11 4 (0.58%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.58%) Replication
11 4 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 83 (12.10%) Linux
2 82 (11.95%) Windows
3 45 (6.56%) Windows Server
4 44 (6.41%) Unix
5 13 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.31%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.17%) AIX
8 6 (0.87%) Solaris
9 4 (0.58%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.58%) VMS
9 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.44%) Android
10 3 (0.44%) Check Point GAiA
10 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.44%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.15%) CentOS
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (22.89%) Load Balancing
2 100 (14.58%) ITIL
3 91 (13.27%) Migration
4 78 (11.37%) Network Design
5 56 (8.16%) DevOps
6 46 (6.71%) Change Management
7 45 (6.56%) Service Delivery
8 40 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
9 38 (5.54%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (5.54%) Network Management
10 35 (5.10%) Network Monitoring
11 33 (4.81%) High Availability
12 27 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 25 (3.64%) Service Management
14 23 (3.35%) Project Management
14 23 (3.35%) Risk Management
15 22 (3.21%) Kalman Filter
16 21 (3.06%) Disaster Recovery
17 20 (2.92%) Incident Management
18 19 (2.77%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (8.02%) Python
2 42 (6.12%) PowerShell
3 29 (4.23%) SQL
4 21 (3.06%) Perl
5 17 (2.48%) Java
6 12 (1.75%) VB
7 9 (1.31%) C
8 8 (1.17%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.02%) Prolog
9 7 (1.02%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.73%) ES6
11 3 (0.44%) PHP
11 3 (0.44%) Tcl
11 3 (0.44%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.29%) Jython
12 2 (0.29%) VBScript
13 1 (0.15%) Go
13 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 325 (47.38%) Cisco Certification
2 266 (38.78%) CCNP
3 139 (20.26%) CCNA
4 81 (11.81%) CCIE
5 74 (10.79%) Security Cleared
6 50 (7.29%) SC Cleared
7 28 (4.08%) CCSA
8 26 (3.79%) CCDP
8 26 (3.79%) DV Cleared
9 19 (2.77%) CISSP
10 18 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (2.48%) CCDA
11 17 (2.48%) CCSE
12 12 (1.75%) Degree
13 8 (1.17%) JNCIA
14 7 (1.02%) TOGAF Certification
15 6 (0.87%) CCDE
15 6 (0.87%) Check Point Certification
15 6 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.73%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.62%) SLA
2 10 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.87%) PMO
4 2 (0.29%) COBIT
4 2 (0.29%) GDPR
4 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.15%) QA
System Software
1 69 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (6.27%) Active Directory
2 43 (6.27%) VMware NSX
3 41 (5.98%) ProxySG
4 33 (4.81%) Hyper-V
5 21 (3.06%) Docker
6 20 (2.92%) vSphere
7 13 (1.90%) XenApp
8 12 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.87%) KVM
10 6 (0.87%) Shibboleth
11 5 (0.73%) Squid
11 5 (0.73%) Varnish
12 4 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.58%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.29%) Ceph
13 2 (0.29%) Firmware
13 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.15%) LXC
Systems Management
1 51 (7.43%) Ansible
2 47 (6.85%) FortiGate
3 37 (5.39%) Puppet
4 29 (4.23%) Cisco Prime
5 22 (3.21%) SCOM
6 18 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (2.48%) Cisco CUCM
8 15 (2.19%) SCCM
9 13 (1.90%) SCOrch
10 11 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
10 11 (1.60%) Nagios
11 10 (1.46%) Cacti
11 10 (1.46%) Cisco UCCX
11 10 (1.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 10 (1.46%) QRadar
11 10 (1.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 9 (1.31%) TrustSec
13 8 (1.17%) Prometheus
13 8 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (1.02%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 525 (76.53%) Cisco
2 255 (37.17%) CheckPoint
3 185 (26.97%) Palo Alto
4 143 (20.85%) Juniper
5 111 (16.18%) VMware
6 99 (14.43%) Blue Coat
7 96 (13.99%) Fortinet
8 81 (11.81%) Microsoft
9 68 (9.91%) SolarWinds
10 64 (9.33%) Riverbed
11 59 (8.60%) HP
12 39 (5.69%) McAfee
13 37 (5.39%) Citrix
13 37 (5.39%) Splunk
14 35 (5.10%) Aruba
15 33 (4.81%) Dell
16 31 (4.52%) EMC
17 28 (4.08%) Meraki
18 26 (3.79%) Symantec
19 22 (3.21%) Red Hat