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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 115 169 176
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +7
Contract jobs citing F5 73 32 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.47% 0.54% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 3.35% 1.24% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 23 15
Average daily rate
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£413 £409 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.97% +25.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £371 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £570 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £95.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-47.36% +187.87%
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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
2177 2575 2477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.91% 43.06% 43.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1609 1820 1776
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 60 70
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -8.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £30.83 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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.

1 107 (71.81%) Cisco
2 100 (67.11%) Firewall
3 73 (48.99%) CheckPoint
4 70 (46.98%) Cisco Certification
5 62 (41.61%) Juniper
6 56 (37.58%) CCNP
7 53 (35.57%) Finance
8 52 (34.90%) BGP
9 49 (32.89%) Network Security
10 47 (31.54%) OSPF
11 38 (25.50%) Cisco ASA
12 37 (24.83%) Blue Coat
13 36 (24.16%) Load Balancing
13 36 (24.16%) Cisco IOS
13 36 (24.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 33 (22.15%) VPN
15 32 (21.48%) LAN
15 32 (21.48%) Banking
16 30 (20.13%) VMware
16 30 (20.13%) WAN
17 29 (19.46%) Cisco Nexus
18 28 (18.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 28 (18.79%) DNS
18 28 (18.79%) BIG-IP
19 27 (18.12%) CCSE
19 27 (18.12%) TCP/IP
20 25 (16.78%) Linux
21 24 (16.11%) Windows
22 20 (13.42%) Citrix
22 20 (13.42%) Imperva

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (6.04%) IIS
2 3 (2.01%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.01%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.34%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.01%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.67%) SaaS
2 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (67.11%) Firewall
2 52 (34.90%) BGP
3 49 (32.89%) Network Security
4 47 (31.54%) OSPF
5 38 (25.50%) Cisco ASA
6 36 (24.16%) Cisco IOS
6 36 (24.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 33 (22.15%) VPN
8 32 (21.48%) LAN
9 30 (20.13%) WAN
10 29 (19.46%) Cisco Nexus
11 28 (18.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 28 (18.79%) DNS
11 28 (18.79%) BIG-IP
12 27 (18.12%) TCP/IP
13 17 (11.41%) MPLS
13 17 (11.41%) Internet
14 16 (10.74%) SSL
15 15 (10.07%) DHCP
15 15 (10.07%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (2.01%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (2.01%) SQLPlus
2 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.67%) MSI
General
1 53 (35.57%) Finance
2 32 (21.48%) Banking
3 6 (4.03%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.36%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.34%) Retail
5 2 (1.34%) Marketing
6 1 (0.67%) Games
6 1 (0.67%) Legal
6 1 (0.67%) Back Office
6 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 57 (38.26%) Network Engineer
2 30 (20.13%) Security Engineer
3 17 (11.41%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (10.74%) Security Specialist
5 14 (9.40%) Consultant
6 13 (8.72%) Senior Network Engineer
7 10 (6.71%) Network Specialist
7 10 (6.71%) Network Security Specialist
8 8 (5.37%) Senior Security Engineer
9 7 (4.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 7 (4.70%) Architect
10 6 (4.03%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.03%) Analyst
10 6 (4.03%) NOC Engineer
11 5 (3.36%) Infrastructure Architect
12 4 (2.68%) Security Consultant
12 4 (2.68%) Project Engineer
12 4 (2.68%) Test Engineer
12 4 (2.68%) Network Analyst
12 4 (2.68%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.68%) Middleware
2 2 (1.34%) Rendezvous
2 2 (1.34%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.67%) Web Services
3 1 (0.67%) XML
3 1 (0.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.72%) Fat Client
2 13 (8.72%) Thin Client
3 8 (5.37%) PKI
4 1 (0.67%) SecurID
4 1 (0.67%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.78%) Linux
2 24 (16.11%) Windows
3 12 (8.05%) UNIX
4 6 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.36%) Solaris
5 5 (3.36%) Windows 2000
5 5 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.01%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.67%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (24.16%) Load Balancing
2 18 (12.08%) ITIL
3 17 (11.41%) Mentoring
4 16 (10.74%) E-Commerce
5 11 (7.38%) Project Management
6 10 (6.71%) Low Latency
7 7 (4.70%) Network Architecture
8 6 (4.03%) Network Management
8 6 (4.03%) Service Management
9 5 (3.36%) Project Planning
9 5 (3.36%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.68%) WAN Optimisation
10 4 (2.68%) Line Management
10 4 (2.68%) Change Management
10 4 (2.68%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (2.68%) Investment Management
10 4 (2.68%) Requirements Analysis
11 3 (2.01%) Security Architecture
11 3 (2.01%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (2.01%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.04%) C
2 7 (4.70%) SQL
3 5 (3.36%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.68%) Python
4 4 (2.68%) Perl
5 3 (2.01%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.01%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.01%) Java
6 2 (1.34%) VBScript
7 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 70 (46.98%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (37.58%) CCNP
3 27 (18.12%) CCSE
4 17 (11.41%) CCIE
5 14 (9.40%) CCNA
6 11 (7.38%) CCSA
7 6 (4.03%) CISSP
8 5 (3.36%) CCSP
9 3 (2.01%) Degree
9 3 (2.01%) CCIP
10 2 (1.34%) CISM
10 2 (1.34%) MCSA
10 2 (1.34%) MCP
10 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.34%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.34%) JNCIE
10 2 (1.34%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.67%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.01%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (8.72%) Active Directory
3 9 (6.04%) ProxySG
4 8 (5.37%) vSphere
5 6 (4.03%) XenApp
6 4 (2.68%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.01%) UAG
8 2 (1.34%) vCloud
8 2 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.34%) Snort
9 1 (0.67%) XenServer
9 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.67%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (3.36%) SCCM
2 4 (2.68%) SCOM
3 2 (1.34%) WSUS
3 2 (1.34%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.67%) WMI
4 1 (0.67%) OpenView
4 1 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.67%) Netcool
4 1 (0.67%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.67%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 107 (71.81%) Cisco
2 73 (48.99%) CheckPoint
3 62 (41.61%) Juniper
4 37 (24.83%) Blue Coat
5 30 (20.13%) VMware
6 20 (13.42%) Citrix
6 20 (13.42%) Imperva
7 13 (8.72%) Microsoft
8 12 (8.05%) HP
8 12 (8.05%) Riverbed
8 12 (8.05%) Infoblox
9 10 (6.71%) Sourcefire
10 8 (5.37%) Oracle
10 8 (5.37%) Fortinet
11 7 (4.70%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.68%) Avaya
12 4 (2.68%) IBM
13 3 (2.01%) TippingPoint
13 3 (2.01%) Nortel
13 3 (2.01%) NetApp
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