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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 69 74 78
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing F5 5 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.51% 1.18% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 1.22% 2.54% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 2
Average daily rate £550 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £401 £328
% change year-on-year
-6.36% +22.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £50.00 £95.00
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -47.36%
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
411 552 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 42.07% 46.66% 42.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 263 225
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 34
Average hourly rate £16.14 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.60% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.59 £9.95 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 3 £550 +33.73%
Marlow - 1 - -
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 10 (58.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 9 (52.94%) Cisco
2 9 (52.94%) CheckPoint
3 8 (47.06%) Firewall
4 7 (41.18%) Windows
4 7 (41.18%) Linux
4 7 (41.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 6 (35.29%) Load Balancing
5 6 (35.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (29.41%) High Availability
6 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
6 5 (29.41%) JBoss
6 5 (29.41%) Apache
6 5 (29.41%) Tomcat
6 5 (29.41%) Perl
6 5 (29.41%) J2EE
6 5 (29.41%) WebLogic
6 5 (29.41%) Unix
6 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
6 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (29.41%) Middleware
6 5 (29.41%) Clustering
7 4 (23.53%) Blue Coat
7 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
7 4 (23.53%) Finance
7 4 (23.53%) Network Security
8 3 (17.65%) VMware
8 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (17.65%) Juniper

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (29.41%) Apache
1 5 (29.41%) JBoss
1 5 (29.41%) Tomcat
1 5 (29.41%) WebLogic
2 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) ProjectWise
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 8 (47.06%) Firewall
3 7 (41.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (23.53%) Network Security
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (17.65%) LAN
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (11.76%) DNS
7 2 (11.76%) FTP
7 2 (11.76%) Internet
7 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
7 2 (11.76%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (11.76%) SSL
7 2 (11.76%) VPN
8 1 (5.88%) Cisco Wireless
8 1 (5.88%) DSL
8 1 (5.88%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (5.88%) VRRP
8 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Middleware Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Security Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Security Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Network Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Java Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Migration Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Migration Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) J2EE
1 5 (29.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Load Balancing
2 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (29.41%) High Availability
3 3 (17.65%) Network Design
4 2 (11.76%) B2B
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (11.76%) Presales
4 2 (11.76%) SIEM
4 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Perl
1 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) CCNP
3 2 (11.76%) CCDP
3 2 (11.76%) CCSE
4 1 (5.88%) CCIE
4 1 (5.88%) CCNA
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Nessus
2 1 (5.88%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.88%) Proventia
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) CheckPoint
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) Blue Coat
2 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
3 3 (17.65%) Juniper
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) IronPort
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.88%) Acme Packet
5 1 (5.88%) CA
5 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.88%) Intel Security
5 1 (5.88%) Sourcefire
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec