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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 131 161 187
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +26
Contract jobs citing F5 61 40 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.12% 0.67% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 2.64% 1.50% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 23 13
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £320 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £495 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £348
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +15.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.83 £30.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+52.77% -13.66%
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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
2309 2667 2893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.55% 44.61% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1714 1881 2035
Average daily rate £425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 40 105
Average hourly rate £17.98 £21.00 £23.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.38% -10.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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.

1 105 (86.78%) Cisco
2 86 (71.07%) Firewall
3 67 (55.37%) CheckPoint
3 67 (55.37%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (42.98%) CCNP
5 50 (41.32%) Juniper
6 46 (38.02%) OSPF
7 41 (33.88%) BGP
8 39 (32.23%) Load Balancing
9 37 (30.58%) Cisco ASA
10 36 (29.75%) Finance
11 34 (28.10%) Cisco IOS
12 33 (27.27%) DNS
13 31 (25.62%) Cisco Nexus
14 30 (24.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 30 (24.79%) LAN
15 29 (23.97%) Blue Coat
16 28 (23.14%) BIG-IP
16 28 (23.14%) Network Security
17 27 (22.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 24 (19.83%) Linux
19 23 (19.01%) Banking
20 22 (18.18%) Citrix
21 21 (17.36%) WAN
21 21 (17.36%) DHCP
21 21 (17.36%) Windows
21 21 (17.36%) ITIL
21 21 (17.36%) CCSE
22 20 (16.53%) VPN
23 19 (15.70%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (4.13%) IIS
2 3 (2.48%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.83%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.83%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 86 (71.07%) Firewall
2 46 (38.02%) OSPF
3 41 (33.88%) BGP
4 37 (30.58%) Cisco ASA
5 34 (28.10%) Cisco IOS
6 33 (27.27%) DNS
7 31 (25.62%) Cisco Nexus
8 30 (24.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 30 (24.79%) LAN
9 28 (23.14%) BIG-IP
9 28 (23.14%) Network Security
10 27 (22.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 21 (17.36%) WAN
11 21 (17.36%) DHCP
12 20 (16.53%) VPN
13 16 (13.22%) TCP/IP
13 16 (13.22%) EIGRP
13 16 (13.22%) MPLS
14 15 (12.40%) Multicast
15 14 (11.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.96%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.48%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.83%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.83%) MSI
General
1 36 (29.75%) Finance
2 23 (19.01%) Banking
3 4 (3.31%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.31%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.31%) Marketing
4 3 (2.48%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.48%) Retail
5 2 (1.65%) Electronics
5 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.65%) Games
6 1 (0.83%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Advertising
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (42.98%) Network Engineer
2 18 (14.88%) Security Engineer
3 17 (14.05%) Network Specialist
4 13 (10.74%) Senior Network Engineer
5 12 (9.92%) Network Security Engineer
6 11 (9.09%) Security Specialist
6 11 (9.09%) Network Security Specialist
7 8 (6.61%) Consultant
8 7 (5.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Analyst
10 5 (4.13%) NOC Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) Support Engineer
11 4 (3.31%) Cisco Voice Engineer
11 4 (3.31%) Architect
11 4 (3.31%) Communications Engineer
11 4 (3.31%) Voice Engineer
12 3 (2.48%) Data Network Engineer
12 3 (2.48%) Test Engineer
12 3 (2.48%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.31%) XMPP
2 3 (2.48%) Web Services
3 2 (1.65%) Middleware
4 1 (0.83%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.83%) CSS
4 1 (0.83%) XML
4 1 (0.83%) .NET
4 1 (0.83%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.92%) Fat Client
1 12 (9.92%) Thin Client
2 11 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (2.48%) PKI
4 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.65%) DTV
6 1 (0.83%) Online Games
6 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.83%) iPhone
6 1 (0.83%) BBC
6 1 (0.83%) Clustering
6 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (19.83%) Linux
2 21 (17.36%) Windows
3 14 (11.57%) UNIX
4 8 (6.61%) Solaris
5 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.31%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.65%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.65%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.83%) Android
9 1 (0.83%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (32.23%) Load Balancing
2 21 (17.36%) ITIL
3 12 (9.92%) E-Commerce
4 9 (7.44%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (6.61%) Network Management
5 8 (6.61%) Mentoring
5 8 (6.61%) Project Management
6 7 (5.79%) Change Management
6 7 (5.79%) Low Latency
7 5 (4.13%) Line Management
8 4 (3.31%) Security Architecture
8 4 (3.31%) Network Architecture
8 4 (3.31%) SIEM
8 4 (3.31%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 4 (3.31%) Migration
9 3 (2.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.48%) ITIL V3
10 2 (1.65%) Technical Analysis
10 2 (1.65%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (1.65%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.44%) SQL
1 9 (7.44%) C
2 5 (4.13%) Perl
2 5 (4.13%) Shell Script
3 4 (3.31%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.65%) Python
5 1 (0.83%) Lisp
5 1 (0.83%) C#
5 1 (0.83%) VBScript
5 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 67 (55.37%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (42.98%) CCNP
3 21 (17.36%) CCSE
4 17 (14.05%) CCIE
4 17 (14.05%) CCNA
5 7 (5.79%) CCSA
6 6 (4.96%) CISSP
7 3 (2.48%) CCSP
8 2 (1.65%) CISM
8 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.65%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.83%) Degree
9 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.83%) HP MASE
9 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.83%) MCSE
9 1 (0.83%) MCSA
9 1 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (12.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.61%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.31%) ProxySG
4 3 (2.48%) vSphere
5 2 (1.65%) vCloud
5 2 (1.65%) Snort
5 2 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.65%) XenApp
5 2 (1.65%) XenServer
6 1 (0.83%) Xen
6 1 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.83%) Firmware
6 1 (0.83%) UAG
6 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (4.96%) Cisco Prime
1 6 (4.96%) Netcool
2 5 (4.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (3.31%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (3.31%) OPNET
3 4 (3.31%) SCCM
4 3 (2.48%) SCOM
5 2 (1.65%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.83%) WMI
6 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.83%) OpenView
6 1 (0.83%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.83%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 105 (86.78%) Cisco
2 67 (55.37%) CheckPoint
3 50 (41.32%) Juniper
4 29 (23.97%) Blue Coat
5 22 (18.18%) Citrix
6 19 (15.70%) VMware
7 14 (11.57%) HP
8 12 (9.92%) Infoblox
8 12 (9.92%) Imperva
9 10 (8.26%) SolarWinds
10 9 (7.44%) Fortinet
10 9 (7.44%) McAfee
11 8 (6.61%) Riverbed
11 8 (6.61%) Oracle
11 8 (6.61%) Sourcefire
12 7 (5.79%) IBM
13 6 (4.96%) EMC
14 5 (4.13%) Microsoft
14 5 (4.13%) Aruba
15 4 (3.31%) BT
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