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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 168 170 184
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +14
Contract jobs citing F5 36 35 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.58% 0.56% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 1.31% 1.25% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 18
Average daily rate £400 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £120 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £575 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £40.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.24 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
-3.89% -
Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2758 2795 3305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.31% 44.53% 41.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1951 1972 2224
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £265 £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 49 75 95
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.52 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
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 24 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 24 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 27 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (33.33%) CCNP
4 22 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 21 (31.82%) Juniper
5 21 (31.82%) Network Security
5 21 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
6 20 (30.30%) Finance
7 19 (28.79%) BGP
8 18 (27.27%) Banking
8 18 (27.27%) Load Balancing
9 16 (24.24%) Blue Coat
10 15 (22.73%) WAN
10 15 (22.73%) Linux
11 14 (21.21%) TCP/IP
11 14 (21.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 13 (19.70%) UNIX
13 12 (18.18%) HP
14 10 (15.15%) DNS
14 10 (15.15%) LAN
14 10 (15.15%) DHCP
15 9 (13.64%) CCNA
15 9 (13.64%) Cisco IOS
15 9 (13.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 9 (13.64%) Multicast
16 8 (12.12%) NetScaler
16 8 (12.12%) VLAN
16 8 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (12.12%) Riverbed

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

For the 6 months to 24 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%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.52%) Node.js
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%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 37 (56.06%) Firewall
2 21 (31.82%) Network Security
2 21 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
3 19 (28.79%) BGP
4 15 (22.73%) WAN
5 14 (21.21%) TCP/IP
5 14 (21.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 10 (15.15%) DNS
6 10 (15.15%) DHCP
6 10 (15.15%) LAN
7 9 (13.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 9 (13.64%) Multicast
7 9 (13.64%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (12.12%) BIG-IP
8 8 (12.12%) VLAN
8 8 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (12.12%) NetScaler
8 8 (12.12%) EIGRP
8 8 (12.12%) SSL
9 7 (10.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
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 Banking
6 2 (3.03%) Retail
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 28 (42.42%) Network Engineer
2 17 (25.76%) 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%) Architect
7 3 (4.55%) Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Project Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Web Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Network Architect
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Network Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) Middleware
1 3 (4.55%) XML
2 2 (3.03%) WSDL
2 2 (3.03%) J2EE
2 2 (3.03%) Web Services
3 1 (1.52%) .NET
3 1 (1.52%) DCOM
3 1 (1.52%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.52%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.52%) Java EE
3 1 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.52%) REST
3 1 (1.52%) FastCGI
3 1 (1.52%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) CLARiiON
2 4 (6.06%) Clustering
3 1 (1.52%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.52%) e-Health
3 1 (1.52%) Statistics
3 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.52%) FMCG
3 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.73%) Linux
2 13 (19.70%) UNIX
3 8 (12.12%) Windows
4 3 (4.55%) HPUX
4 3 (4.55%) Solaris
4 3 (4.55%) VMS
4 3 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.52%) CentOS
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.52%) Android
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 4 (6.06%) High Availability
4 4 (6.06%) Change Control
4 4 (6.06%) Problem Management
4 4 (6.06%) Incident Management
4 4 (6.06%) Business Continuity
5 3 (4.55%) E-Commerce
5 3 (4.55%) BCP
5 3 (4.55%) Network Design
5 3 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (4.55%) Security Architecture
5 3 (4.55%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (3.03%) Low Latency
6 2 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.03%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.03%) Migration
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%) PHP
4 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.52%) VB
4 1 (1.52%) Python
4 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.52%) Ruby
4 1 (1.52%) Korn
4 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (33.33%) CCNP
3 9 (13.64%) CCNA
4 4 (6.06%) CCIE
4 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.55%) Degree
5 3 (4.55%) OCP
5 3 (4.55%) OCA
5 3 (4.55%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (4.55%) CCSA
5 3 (4.55%) CCSE
6 2 (3.03%) JNCIS
6 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.03%) MCITP
7 1 (1.52%) MCSE
7 1 (1.52%) CCDP
7 1 (1.52%) CISSP
7 1 (1.52%) CCSP
7 1 (1.52%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
1 1 (1.52%) QA
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%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.55%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.03%) ProxySG
4 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.52%) vSphere
5 1 (1.52%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.52%) vCloud
5 1 (1.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (3.03%) OpenView
1 2 (3.03%) SCOM
2 1 (1.52%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.52%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (1.52%) Ionix
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (1.52%) Netcool
2 1 (1.52%) Nagios
2 1 (1.52%) DameWare
2 1 (1.52%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.52%) OVSD
2 1 (1.52%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (71.21%) Cisco
2 22 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 21 (31.82%) Juniper
4 16 (24.24%) 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%) TippingPoint
8 5 (7.58%) EMC
8 5 (7.58%) Microsoft
8 5 (7.58%) Imperva
9 4 (6.06%) Oracle
9 4 (6.06%) Infoblox
9 4 (6.06%) Websense
9 4 (6.06%) McAfee
10 3 (4.55%) ProCurve
10 3 (4.55%) Fortinet
10 3 (4.55%) Sun
10 3 (4.55%) Citrix
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