The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 132 180 166
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -14
Contract jobs citing F5 54 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.06% 0.34% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 2.48% 0.80% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 12 16
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.92% +4.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £329 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £446 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £348 £356
% change year-on-year
+15.25% -2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £180.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-72.22% +445.45%
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London

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

Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2178 2486 2473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.72% 42.58% 42.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 1703 1728
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 52 64
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £32.09 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

F5
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

F5 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

F5
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 109 (75.17%) Cisco
2 101 (69.66%) Firewall
3 75 (51.72%) Cisco Certification
4 70 (48.28%) CheckPoint
5 60 (41.38%) Juniper
6 58 (40.00%) CCNP
7 50 (34.48%) BGP
8 46 (31.72%) OSPF
8 46 (31.72%) Finance
9 44 (30.34%) Network Security
10 41 (28.28%) Cisco ASA
11 40 (27.59%) Load Balancing
12 39 (26.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 36 (24.83%) Blue Coat
14 33 (22.76%) Cisco IOS
15 31 (21.38%) Banking
16 30 (20.69%) VMware
16 30 (20.69%) DNS
16 30 (20.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 29 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
17 29 (20.00%) LAN
18 28 (19.31%) VPN
18 28 (19.31%) CCSE
19 27 (18.62%) BIG-IP
20 26 (17.93%) WAN
20 26 (17.93%) Linux
21 23 (15.86%) Windows
22 22 (15.17%) Citrix
23 21 (14.48%) TCP/IP
24 20 (13.79%) CCIE

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 9 (6.21%) IIS
2 2 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (1.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.07%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) MS Office
2 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (69.66%) Firewall
2 50 (34.48%) BGP
3 46 (31.72%) OSPF
4 44 (30.34%) Network Security
5 41 (28.28%) Cisco ASA
6 39 (26.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 33 (22.76%) Cisco IOS
8 30 (20.69%) DNS
8 30 (20.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 29 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 29 (20.00%) LAN
10 28 (19.31%) VPN
11 27 (18.62%) BIG-IP
12 26 (17.93%) WAN
13 21 (14.48%) TCP/IP
14 20 (13.79%) MPLS
15 16 (11.03%) DHCP
16 15 (10.34%) EIGRP
16 15 (10.34%) Internet
16 15 (10.34%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.07%) SQLPlus
2 3 (2.07%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.69%) Big Data
4 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.69%) MSI
General
1 46 (31.72%) Finance
2 31 (21.38%) Banking
3 4 (2.76%) Spanish Language
3 4 (2.76%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.38%) Retail
4 2 (1.38%) Marketing
5 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.69%) Back Office
5 1 (0.69%) Games
5 1 (0.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 58 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 26 (17.93%) Security Engineer
3 17 (11.72%) Network Security Engineer
3 17 (11.72%) Security Specialist
4 15 (10.34%) Consultant
5 12 (8.28%) Senior Network Engineer
6 11 (7.59%) Network Specialist
6 11 (7.59%) Network Security Specialist
7 9 (6.21%) Architect
8 7 (4.83%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 6 (4.14%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (4.14%) NOC Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) Firewall Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.45%) Security Consultant
10 5 (3.45%) Senior Security Engineer
11 4 (2.76%) Designer
11 4 (2.76%) Project Engineer
11 4 (2.76%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.76%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.76%) Middleware
2 2 (1.38%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.38%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.69%) CSS
3 1 (0.69%) Web Services
3 1 (0.69%) XML
3 1 (0.69%) .NET
3 1 (0.69%) XMPP
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (9.66%) Thin Client
1 14 (9.66%) Fat Client
2 6 (4.14%) PKI
3 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.69%) SecurID
3 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.69%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.93%) Linux
2 23 (15.86%) Windows
3 12 (8.28%) UNIX
4 6 (4.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.45%) Solaris
5 5 (3.45%) Windows 2000
5 5 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.38%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.69%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (27.59%) Load Balancing
2 19 (13.10%) ITIL
3 17 (11.72%) E-Commerce
4 14 (9.66%) Mentoring
5 10 (6.90%) Project Management
6 7 (4.83%) Low Latency
6 7 (4.83%) Network Architecture
7 6 (4.14%) Service Management
8 5 (3.45%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.45%) Line Management
9 4 (2.76%) Network Management
9 4 (2.76%) Network Design
9 4 (2.76%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (2.76%) Migration
9 4 (2.76%) Investment Management
9 4 (2.76%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (2.76%) Project Planning
9 4 (2.76%) Change Management
10 3 (2.07%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (2.07%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.21%) C
2 8 (5.52%) SQL
3 5 (3.45%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.76%) Python
4 4 (2.76%) Perl
5 3 (2.07%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.07%) Java
5 3 (2.07%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.38%) VBScript
7 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 75 (51.72%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (40.00%) CCNP
3 28 (19.31%) CCSE
4 20 (13.79%) CCIE
5 15 (10.34%) CCNA
6 11 (7.59%) CCSA
7 6 (4.14%) CISSP
8 5 (3.45%) CCSP
9 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.07%) CCIP
10 2 (1.38%) VCP4
10 2 (1.38%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.38%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.38%) JNCIE
10 2 (1.38%) Degree
10 2 (1.38%) MCSE
10 2 (1.38%) MCSA
10 2 (1.38%) CISM
11 1 (0.69%) PMP
11 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.07%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.59%) Active Directory
3 9 (6.21%) ProxySG
4 7 (4.83%) vSphere
5 5 (3.45%) XenApp
6 3 (2.07%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.38%) vCloud
7 2 (1.38%) UAG
7 2 (1.38%) Snort
7 2 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.38%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.38%) XenServer
8 1 (0.69%) Firmware
8 1 (0.69%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (2.76%) SCCM
2 3 (2.07%) SCOM
3 2 (1.38%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.69%) Netcool
4 1 (0.69%) OpenView
4 1 (0.69%) WSUS
4 1 (0.69%) WMI
4 1 (0.69%) OPNET
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.69%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.69%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.69%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 109 (75.17%) Cisco
2 70 (48.28%) CheckPoint
3 60 (41.38%) Juniper
4 36 (24.83%) Blue Coat
5 30 (20.69%) VMware
6 22 (15.17%) Citrix
7 19 (13.10%) Imperva
8 14 (9.66%) HP
9 13 (8.97%) Infoblox
10 12 (8.28%) Microsoft
11 11 (7.59%) Riverbed
11 11 (7.59%) Fortinet
12 10 (6.90%) Sourcefire
13 8 (5.52%) Oracle
14 7 (4.83%) SolarWinds
15 4 (2.76%) IBM
15 4 (2.76%) NetApp
16 3 (2.07%) Red Hat
16 3 (2.07%) TippingPoint
17 2 (1.38%) LogLogic
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