The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 174 161 186
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +25
Contract jobs citing F5 36 36 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.56% 0.58% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 1.26% 1.29% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 19
Average daily rate £400 £456 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.32% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £129 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £573 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £351 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £40.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.47 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
-0.09% -
Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2854 2783 3309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.22% 44.66% 40.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2010 1965 2224
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £263 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 97
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.44 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.18 £135.00 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
F5
London

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 47 (71.21%) Cisco
2 37 (56.06%) Firewall
3 28 (42.42%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (33.33%) CCNP
4 22 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 21 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
6 20 (30.30%) Juniper
6 20 (30.30%) BGP
6 20 (30.30%) Finance
6 20 (30.30%) Network Security
7 18 (27.27%) Load Balancing
7 18 (27.27%) Banking
8 16 (24.24%) WAN
9 15 (22.73%) TCP/IP
9 15 (22.73%) Linux
9 15 (22.73%) Blue Coat
10 14 (21.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 13 (19.70%) UNIX
12 12 (18.18%) HP
13 11 (16.67%) DNS
13 11 (16.67%) LAN
14 10 (15.15%) DHCP
15 9 (13.64%) CCNA
15 9 (13.64%) BIG-IP
15 9 (13.64%) Cisco IOS
15 9 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (13.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 9 (13.64%) Multicast
16 8 (12.12%) NetScaler
16 8 (12.12%) Riverbed

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (6.06%) Apache
2 3 (4.55%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.03%) IIS
3 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.52%) Node.js
4 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 37 (56.06%) Firewall
2 21 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
3 20 (30.30%) BGP
3 20 (30.30%) Network Security
4 16 (24.24%) WAN
5 15 (22.73%) TCP/IP
6 14 (21.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 11 (16.67%) DNS
7 11 (16.67%) LAN
8 10 (15.15%) DHCP
9 9 (13.64%) BIG-IP
9 9 (13.64%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (13.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 9 (13.64%) Multicast
10 8 (12.12%) NetScaler
10 8 (12.12%) VLAN
10 8 (12.12%) EIGRP
10 8 (12.12%) HTTP
11 7 (10.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Subversion
General
1 20 (30.30%) Finance
2 18 (27.27%) Banking
3 8 (12.12%) Investment Banking
4 5 (7.58%) Financial Institution
5 3 (4.55%) Law
5 3 (4.55%) Legal
6 2 (3.03%) Retail
6 2 (3.03%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.52%) German Language
7 1 (1.52%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.52%) Back Office
7 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (43.94%) Network Engineer
2 16 (24.24%) Security Engineer
3 12 (18.18%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Network Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Architect
7 3 (4.55%) Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Applications Specialist
8 2 (3.03%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Network Architect
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Network Design Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Design Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) XML
1 3 (4.55%) Middleware
2 2 (3.03%) J2EE
2 2 (3.03%) Web Services
2 2 (3.03%) WSDL
3 1 (1.52%) FastCGI
3 1 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.52%) REST
3 1 (1.52%) Java EE
3 1 (1.52%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.52%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.52%) CGI
3 1 (1.52%) .NET
3 1 (1.52%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) CLARiiON
2 4 (6.06%) Clustering
3 1 (1.52%) FMCG
3 1 (1.52%) Statistics
3 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.52%) Replication
3 1 (1.52%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.52%) e-Health
3 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.73%) Linux
2 13 (19.70%) UNIX
3 8 (12.12%) Windows
4 3 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.55%) VMS
4 3 (4.55%) HPUX
4 3 (4.55%) Solaris
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.52%) CentOS
6 1 (1.52%) Android
6 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) Load Balancing
2 8 (12.12%) ITIL
3 6 (9.09%) Change Management
3 6 (9.09%) Network Management
3 6 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (7.58%) High Availability
5 4 (6.06%) E-Commerce
5 4 (6.06%) Network Design
5 4 (6.06%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.06%) Problem Management
5 4 (6.06%) Change Control
6 3 (4.55%) Business Continuity
7 2 (3.03%) BCP
7 2 (3.03%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.03%) OO
7 2 (3.03%) SOA
7 2 (3.03%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.03%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (3.03%) Migration
7 2 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.58%) SQL
2 4 (6.06%) Java
2 4 (6.06%) Perl
3 2 (3.03%) C
3 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.52%) Korn
4 1 (1.52%) Ruby
4 1 (1.52%) Python
4 1 (1.52%) PHP
4 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.52%) VB
4 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (42.42%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (33.33%) CCNP
3 9 (13.64%) CCNA
4 5 (7.58%) CCIE
5 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.55%) Degree
6 3 (4.55%) CCSA
6 3 (4.55%) CCSE
6 3 (4.55%) OCP
6 3 (4.55%) OCA
6 3 (4.55%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.03%) JNCIS
7 2 (3.03%) MCITP
7 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.52%) MCTS
8 1 (1.52%) CCSP
8 1 (1.52%) MCSE
8 1 (1.52%) CCDP
8 1 (1.52%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) QA
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (4.55%) VMware ESX
3 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.03%) ProxySG
4 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.52%) vCloud
5 1 (1.52%) vSphere
5 1 (1.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.52%) NFS
5 1 (1.52%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) OpenView
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (3.03%) SCOM
2 1 (1.52%) Ionix
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (1.52%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (1.52%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.52%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.52%) SCCM
2 1 (1.52%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.52%) DameWare
2 1 (1.52%) OVSD
2 1 (1.52%) Netcool
2 1 (1.52%) Nagios
Vendors
1 47 (71.21%) Cisco
2 22 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 20 (30.30%) Juniper
4 15 (22.73%) Blue Coat
5 12 (18.18%) HP
6 8 (12.12%) Riverbed
6 8 (12.12%) VMware
7 6 (9.09%) SolarWinds
8 5 (7.58%) Imperva
8 5 (7.58%) TippingPoint
8 5 (7.58%) Microsoft
8 5 (7.58%) EMC
9 4 (6.06%) McAfee
9 4 (6.06%) Oracle
9 4 (6.06%) Infoblox
10 3 (4.55%) ProCurve
10 3 (4.55%) Fortinet
10 3 (4.55%) Sun
10 3 (4.55%) NetApp
10 3 (4.55%) Veritas
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
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Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 26 days ago