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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 141 155 211
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +56
Contract jobs citing F5 54 51 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.03% 0.87% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 2.35% 1.90% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 22 8
Average daily rate
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£435 £450 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £258 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £548 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +38.88%
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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
2300 2689 3333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.70% 45.72% 45.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1717 1870 2290
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 56 96
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.49 £13.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 £34.50 £58.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.49
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.51%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 88 (73.95%) Cisco
2 80 (67.23%) Firewall
3 56 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (41.18%) Finance
4 49 (41.18%) CheckPoint
5 43 (36.13%) CCNP
6 42 (35.29%) Juniper
7 37 (31.09%) OSPF
8 36 (30.25%) LAN
9 35 (29.41%) BGP
10 33 (27.73%) DNS
11 32 (26.89%) WAN
11 32 (26.89%) Cisco Nexus
12 31 (26.05%) Load Balancing
13 30 (25.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 29 (24.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 28 (23.53%) BIG-IP
16 27 (22.69%) TCP/IP
17 25 (21.01%) Data Centre
18 23 (19.33%) SSL
19 22 (18.49%) EIGRP
19 22 (18.49%) Cisco ASA
20 21 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
20 21 (17.65%) Windows
21 20 (16.81%) ITIL
21 20 (16.81%) UNIX
22 17 (14.29%) Internet
23 16 (13.45%) MPLS
23 16 (13.45%) VPN
23 16 (13.45%) Network Security

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (4.20%) SharePoint
1 5 (4.20%) IIS
2 4 (3.36%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.52%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.84%) Lync
5 1 (0.84%) Apache
5 1 (0.84%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.84%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.68%) MS Office
2 1 (0.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.84%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 80 (67.23%) Firewall
2 37 (31.09%) OSPF
3 36 (30.25%) LAN
4 35 (29.41%) BGP
5 33 (27.73%) DNS
6 32 (26.89%) WAN
6 32 (26.89%) Cisco Nexus
7 30 (25.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 29 (24.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 28 (23.53%) BIG-IP
10 27 (22.69%) TCP/IP
11 23 (19.33%) SSL
12 22 (18.49%) EIGRP
12 22 (18.49%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
14 17 (14.29%) Internet
15 16 (13.45%) VPN
15 16 (13.45%) MPLS
15 16 (13.45%) Network Security
16 15 (12.61%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.20%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.84%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (2.52%) TeamCity
1 3 (2.52%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 49 (41.18%) Finance
2 16 (13.45%) Banking
3 7 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.04%) Financial Institution
5 5 (4.20%) Marketing
6 4 (3.36%) Advertising
7 3 (2.52%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.52%) Electronics
8 2 (1.68%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.68%) Retail
8 2 (1.68%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.84%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.84%) Legal
9 1 (0.84%) Games
Job Titles
1 53 (44.54%) Network Engineer
2 16 (13.45%) Security Engineer
3 12 (10.08%) Senior Network Engineer
4 11 (9.24%) Network Security Engineer
4 11 (9.24%) Administrator
5 10 (8.40%) Consultant
6 8 (6.72%) Network Specialist
7 7 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (5.88%) Analyst
7 7 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Network Support
8 5 (4.20%) Communications Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (2.52%) Support Consultant
10 3 (2.52%) Cisco Voice Engineer
10 3 (2.52%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (2.52%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
10 3 (2.52%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.36%) Middleware
2 3 (2.52%) XMPP
3 2 (1.68%) Web Services
4 1 (0.84%) MAPI
4 1 (0.84%) LAMP
4 1 (0.84%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.01%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.36%) Cryptography
3 3 (2.52%) PKI
3 3 (2.52%) DTV
4 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.68%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.68%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.68%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.84%) User Experience
5 1 (0.84%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.84%) Online Games
5 1 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.84%) iPhone
5 1 (0.84%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.84%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.65%) Windows
2 20 (16.81%) UNIX
3 15 (12.61%) Linux
4 7 (5.88%) Solaris
4 7 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.36%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.84%) CentOS
8 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.84%) SUSE
8 1 (0.84%) Fedora
8 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.84%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.05%) Load Balancing
2 20 (16.81%) ITIL
3 10 (8.40%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (7.56%) Network Management
5 7 (5.88%) Project Management
5 7 (5.88%) Migration
6 6 (5.04%) Change Management
7 5 (4.20%) Low Latency
8 4 (3.36%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 4 (3.36%) SIEM
8 4 (3.36%) E-Commerce
9 3 (2.52%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (2.52%) PRINCE
9 3 (2.52%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.52%) Programme Management
9 3 (2.52%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (2.52%) DevOps
9 3 (2.52%) WAN Optimisation
9 3 (2.52%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.72%) SQL
2 7 (5.88%) Perl
3 5 (4.20%) Python
4 4 (3.36%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.36%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.68%) Tcl
5 2 (1.68%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.68%) Ruby
5 2 (1.68%) VBScript
5 2 (1.68%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.84%) Java
6 1 (0.84%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 56 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (36.13%) CCNP
3 14 (11.76%) CCIE
4 13 (10.92%) CCNA
5 11 (9.24%) CCSA
5 11 (9.24%) CCSE
6 5 (4.20%) CISSP
7 4 (3.36%) JNCIP
8 3 (2.52%) JNCIE
8 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.52%) CCA
8 3 (2.52%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.52%) MCSE
8 3 (2.52%) MCSA
8 3 (2.52%) CCEE
8 3 (2.52%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.52%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.68%) CCDA
9 2 (1.68%) CCIP
10 1 (0.84%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) SLA
1 3 (2.52%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.72%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.20%) XenApp
3 4 (3.36%) ProxySG
4 3 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.52%) vSphere
4 3 (2.52%) UAG
5 2 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.68%) Xen
6 1 (0.84%) NLBS
6 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.84%) Snort
6 1 (0.84%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (4.20%) Netcool
1 5 (4.20%) SCCM
1 5 (4.20%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (4.20%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (3.36%) SCOM
3 3 (2.52%) OPNET
3 3 (2.52%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (2.52%) Puppet
4 2 (1.68%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.68%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.84%) WSUS
5 1 (0.84%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 88 (73.95%) Cisco
2 49 (41.18%) CheckPoint
3 42 (35.29%) Juniper
4 15 (12.61%) Blue Coat
5 12 (10.08%) Citrix
6 9 (7.56%) Fortinet
7 8 (6.72%) McAfee
7 8 (6.72%) Riverbed
7 8 (6.72%) Aruba
8 7 (5.88%) VMware
9 6 (5.04%) IBM
9 6 (5.04%) Microsoft
9 6 (5.04%) Oracle
9 6 (5.04%) SolarWinds
10 5 (4.20%) EMC
10 5 (4.20%) Sourcefire
10 5 (4.20%) Websense
11 4 (3.36%) HP
12 3 (2.52%) SAP
12 3 (2.52%) Nortel
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