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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 135 209 202
Rank change year-on-year
+74 -7
Contract jobs citing F5 65 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.10% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 2.39% 0.54% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 8 12
Average daily rate
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£425 £428 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% +0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £353 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £575 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £31.50
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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
2715 3329 3360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 46.12% 46.24% 43.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1932 2307 2272
Average daily rate £425 £425 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 93 98
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £48.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, 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 81 (77.14%) Cisco
2 75 (71.43%) Firewall
3 61 (58.10%) Juniper
4 48 (45.71%) CheckPoint
5 43 (40.95%) Finance
6 39 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (36.19%) VPN
8 36 (34.29%) Network Security
9 35 (33.33%) WAN
10 33 (31.43%) CCNP
11 30 (28.57%) Blue Coat
12 28 (26.67%) LAN
12 28 (26.67%) TCP/IP
12 28 (26.67%) BGP
12 28 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
13 27 (25.71%) SSL
14 24 (22.86%) OSPF
15 21 (20.00%) Banking
15 21 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
16 19 (18.10%) Wireless
16 19 (18.10%) DNS
17 18 (17.14%) Load Balancing
18 17 (16.19%) Mentoring
19 16 (15.24%) Reverse Proxy
20 15 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
20 15 (14.29%) Security Architecture
20 15 (14.29%) Business Continuity
20 15 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
20 15 (14.29%) BIG-IP
20 15 (14.29%) BCP

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 4 (3.81%) IIS
2 3 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.86%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.86%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.86%) Apache
3 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.95%) Liferay
4 1 (0.95%) Node.js
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.95%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) MS Office
2 2 (1.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.95%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (71.43%) Firewall
2 38 (36.19%) VPN
3 36 (34.29%) Network Security
4 35 (33.33%) WAN
5 28 (26.67%) LAN
5 28 (26.67%) TCP/IP
5 28 (26.67%) BGP
5 28 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 27 (25.71%) SSL
7 24 (22.86%) OSPF
8 21 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
9 19 (18.10%) Wireless
9 19 (18.10%) DNS
10 16 (15.24%) Reverse Proxy
11 15 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (14.29%) BIG-IP
11 15 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 14 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 13 (12.38%) VLAN
14 11 (10.48%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.90%) MySQL
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.95%) Big Data
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.95%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Subversion
2 1 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 43 (40.95%) Finance
2 21 (20.00%) Banking
3 10 (9.52%) Investment Banking
4 7 (6.67%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.86%) Retail
5 3 (2.86%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.90%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.95%) Back Office
7 1 (0.95%) Legal
Job Titles
1 48 (45.71%) Network Engineer
2 32 (30.48%) Security Engineer
3 15 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
4 14 (13.33%) Project Engineer
5 12 (11.43%) Network Security Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) Senior Security Engineer
7 8 (7.62%) Consultant
7 8 (7.62%) IT Security Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Network Consultant
10 4 (3.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Network Analyst
11 3 (2.86%) Network Support
12 2 (1.90%) Architect
12 2 (1.90%) Project Manager
12 2 (1.90%) Desktop Support
12 2 (1.90%) Developer
12 2 (1.90%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.90%) XML
1 2 (1.90%) CGI
1 2 (1.90%) REST
1 2 (1.90%) Java EE
1 2 (1.90%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (1.90%) FastCGI
2 1 (0.95%) Kafka
2 1 (0.95%) Spring
2 1 (0.95%) WSDL
2 1 (0.95%) CSS
2 1 (0.95%) Web Services
2 1 (0.95%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.76%) PKI
3 1 (0.95%) SecurID
3 1 (0.95%) Statistics
3 1 (0.95%) FMCG
3 1 (0.95%) Fat Client
3 1 (0.95%) Open Source
3 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.95%) CLARiiON
3 1 (0.95%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.52%) Windows
2 7 (6.67%) Linux
3 5 (4.76%) UNIX
4 2 (1.90%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.95%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.14%) Load Balancing
2 17 (16.19%) Mentoring
3 15 (14.29%) Security Architecture
3 15 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 15 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 15 (14.29%) BCP
3 15 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
4 12 (11.43%) ITIL
5 10 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (5.71%) Service Delivery
6 6 (5.71%) Low Latency
7 5 (4.76%) Change Control
7 5 (4.76%) WAN Optimisation
7 5 (4.76%) Network Management
7 5 (4.76%) E-Commerce
7 5 (4.76%) Project Management
8 4 (3.81%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.86%) Project Planning
9 3 (2.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.86%) C
1 3 (2.86%) Java
1 3 (2.86%) SQL
2 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
2 2 (1.90%) Perl
2 2 (1.90%) PHP
2 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.90%) Ruby
3 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.95%) VB
3 1 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (31.43%) CCNP
3 13 (12.38%) CCSE
4 7 (6.67%) CCIE
5 5 (4.76%) JNCIS
5 5 (4.76%) CCSA
6 4 (3.81%) CCNA
7 3 (2.86%) Degree
8 2 (1.90%) CISSP
8 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.90%) MCSA
8 2 (1.90%) MCP
8 2 (1.90%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.90%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.90%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.95%) CCSP
9 1 (0.95%) MCSE
9 1 (0.95%) CISA
9 1 (0.95%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.86%) QA
2 3 (2.86%) SLA
3 2 (1.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.62%) vSphere
3 6 (5.71%) Snort
4 5 (4.76%) ProxySG
5 4 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.81%) vCloud
6 3 (2.86%) XenApp
6 3 (2.86%) UAG
7 2 (1.90%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.95%) NFS
8 1 (0.95%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (3.81%) SCCM
2 3 (2.86%) SCOM
3 2 (1.90%) OpenView
3 2 (1.90%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.90%) WSUS
4 1 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.95%) OVSD
4 1 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.95%) DameWare
Vendors
1 81 (77.14%) Cisco
2 61 (58.10%) Juniper
3 48 (45.71%) CheckPoint
4 30 (28.57%) Blue Coat
5 11 (10.48%) Websense
6 10 (9.52%) VMware
6 10 (9.52%) Sourcefire
7 9 (8.57%) HP
7 9 (8.57%) Microsoft
8 7 (6.67%) Riverbed
8 7 (6.67%) McAfee
9 6 (5.71%) SolarWinds
10 5 (4.76%) Ruckus Wireless
10 5 (4.76%) Nortel
10 5 (4.76%) Citrix
11 4 (3.81%) Nokia
11 4 (3.81%) Avaya
11 4 (3.81%) EMC
11 4 (3.81%) IBM
11 4 (3.81%) Infoblox
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