The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 70 76 73
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing F5 10 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.84% 0.27% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category 1.93% 0.66% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
Average daily rate
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£330 £410 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.51% +31.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+51.51% +2.32%
F5
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Vendors Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
518 453 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 43.38% 41.45% 49.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 220 251
Average daily rate £348 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.73% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 38
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £8.80 £11.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.57 £190.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.59% +2.52%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

F5
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

F5 Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

F5
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +5 10 £330 -34.00%
High Wycombe - - - -
Marlow - - - -
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing F5 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5.

1 17 (62.96%) Cisco
2 13 (48.15%) Blue Coat
2 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
3 10 (37.04%) Network Management
3 10 (37.04%) BIG-IP
4 9 (33.33%) Performance Management
4 9 (33.33%) Information Assurance
5 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
5 8 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (25.93%) CCNP
6 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
6 7 (25.93%) DV Cleared
6 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (22.22%) CCNA
7 6 (22.22%) VPN
7 6 (22.22%) SLA
8 5 (18.52%) HP
8 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
8 5 (18.52%) Firewall
9 4 (14.81%) Juniper
9 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
9 4 (14.81%) Windows
9 4 (14.81%) LAN
9 4 (14.81%) WAN
10 3 (11.11%) VoIP
10 3 (11.11%) Linux
10 3 (11.11%) NFS
10 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
10 3 (11.11%) NetApp
10 3 (11.11%) MPLS

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing F5 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
1 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) BIG-IP
2 6 (22.22%) VPN
3 5 (18.52%) Firewall
4 4 (14.81%) LAN
4 4 (14.81%) WAN
4 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (11.11%) HSRP
5 3 (11.11%) VoIP
5 3 (11.11%) MPLS
5 3 (11.11%) OSPF
5 3 (11.11%) BGP
5 3 (11.11%) VRRP
5 3 (11.11%) VLAN
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (11.11%) iSCSI
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (7.41%) DMVPN
6 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (7.41%) Wireless
General
1 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Network Manager
2 7 (25.93%) Consultant
2 7 (25.93%) Network Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Systems Support
4 3 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Systems Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Security Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Operations Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.70%) IVR
1 1 (3.70%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Ubuntu
2 3 (11.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Network Management
2 9 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 9 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 3 (11.11%) Change Control
4 2 (7.41%) B2B
5 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
3 7 (25.93%) DV Cleared
3 7 (25.93%) CCNP
4 6 (22.22%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) NFS
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 3 (11.11%) Snort
1 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.41%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Cisco
2 13 (48.15%) Blue Coat
3 5 (18.52%) HP
3 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
4 4 (14.81%) Juniper
5 3 (11.11%) VMware
5 3 (11.11%) NetApp
5 3 (11.11%) Sourcefire
6 1 (3.70%) NetQoS
6 1 (3.70%) Nokia
6 1 (3.70%) CA
6 1 (3.70%) Avaya