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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 151 201 206
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +5
Contract jobs citing F5 48 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.81% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 1.78% 0.48% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 9
Average daily rate
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£438 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £558 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +11.62%
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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
2694 3343 3370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.67% 46.12% 43.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1888 2321 2299
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 94 96
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.97 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £59.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 68 (73.91%) Cisco
2 63 (68.48%) Firewall
3 52 (56.52%) Juniper
4 39 (42.39%) CheckPoint
5 35 (38.04%) Finance
5 35 (38.04%) Network Security
6 32 (34.78%) VPN
7 30 (32.61%) Blue Coat
8 28 (30.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 27 (29.35%) Cisco Certification
10 26 (28.26%) WAN
11 24 (26.09%) SSL
11 24 (26.09%) CCNP
12 22 (23.91%) TCP/IP
13 19 (20.65%) LAN
13 19 (20.65%) BGP
14 18 (19.57%) Wireless
15 16 (17.39%) OSPF
16 15 (16.30%) BCP
16 15 (16.30%) Banking
16 15 (16.30%) Penetration Testing
16 15 (16.30%) Business Continuity
16 15 (16.30%) Reverse Proxy
16 15 (16.30%) Cisco IOS
16 15 (16.30%) Load Balancing
16 15 (16.30%) Security Architecture
16 15 (16.30%) Business Continuity Planning
17 13 (14.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 13 (14.13%) DNS
18 12 (13.04%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (3.26%) Apache
1 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.26%) WebLogic
1 3 (3.26%) IIS
2 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.09%) Node.js
3 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.09%) Liferay
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.09%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) MS Office
2 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (68.48%) Firewall
2 35 (38.04%) Network Security
3 32 (34.78%) VPN
4 28 (30.43%) Cisco Nexus
5 26 (28.26%) WAN
6 24 (26.09%) SSL
7 22 (23.91%) TCP/IP
8 19 (20.65%) LAN
8 19 (20.65%) BGP
9 18 (19.57%) Wireless
10 16 (17.39%) OSPF
11 15 (16.30%) Reverse Proxy
11 15 (16.30%) Cisco IOS
12 13 (14.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 13 (14.13%) DNS
13 12 (13.04%) BIG-IP
13 12 (13.04%) VLAN
13 12 (13.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 11 (11.96%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (10.87%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.17%) MySQL
2 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.09%) Big Data
3 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 35 (38.04%) Finance
2 15 (16.30%) Banking
3 9 (9.78%) Investment Banking
4 7 (7.61%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.26%) Retail
6 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.17%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.09%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 41 (44.57%) Network Engineer
2 31 (33.70%) Security Engineer
3 13 (14.13%) Project Engineer
3 13 (14.13%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (10.87%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (8.70%) IT Security Engineer
6 7 (7.61%) Senior Security Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Consultant
8 4 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Network Consultant
10 2 (2.17%) Architect
10 2 (2.17%) Developer
10 2 (2.17%) Support Engineer
10 2 (2.17%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (2.17%) Security Analyst
10 2 (2.17%) Senior Security Analyst
10 2 (2.17%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.17%) XML
1 2 (2.17%) CGI
1 2 (2.17%) Java EE
1 2 (2.17%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (2.17%) FastCGI
1 2 (2.17%) REST
2 1 (1.09%) Kafka
2 1 (1.09%) Spring
2 1 (1.09%) WSDL
2 1 (1.09%) .NET
2 1 (1.09%) J2EE
2 1 (1.09%) CSS
2 1 (1.09%) Web Services
2 1 (1.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.26%) PKI
2 2 (2.17%) CLARiiON
3 1 (1.09%) Statistics
3 1 (1.09%) Open Source
3 1 (1.09%) FMCG
3 1 (1.09%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.78%) Windows
1 9 (9.78%) Linux
2 6 (6.52%) UNIX
3 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.09%) CentOS
4 1 (1.09%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.30%) BCP
1 15 (16.30%) Penetration Testing
1 15 (16.30%) Business Continuity
1 15 (16.30%) Load Balancing
1 15 (16.30%) Security Architecture
1 15 (16.30%) Business Continuity Planning
2 12 (13.04%) ITIL
3 10 (10.87%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (6.52%) Low Latency
4 6 (6.52%) Change Control
5 5 (5.43%) Problem Management
5 5 (5.43%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.35%) Network Management
7 3 (3.26%) WAN Optimisation
7 3 (3.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.26%) Migration
7 3 (3.26%) OO
7 3 (3.26%) Project Management
7 3 (3.26%) Service Management
8 2 (2.17%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.26%) C
1 3 (3.26%) Java
1 3 (3.26%) SQL
2 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
2 2 (2.17%) Perl
2 2 (2.17%) PHP
2 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.17%) Ruby
3 1 (1.09%) Korn
3 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.09%) Python
3 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.09%) VB
3 1 (1.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (29.35%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (26.09%) CCNP
3 6 (6.52%) CCSE
4 4 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.35%) JNCIS
5 3 (3.26%) Degree
5 3 (3.26%) CCNA
6 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.17%) CISSP
6 2 (2.17%) CCIE
6 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.09%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.09%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.09%) MCTS
7 1 (1.09%) MCITP
7 1 (1.09%) CCSA
7 1 (1.09%) CCSP
7 1 (1.09%) MCP
7 1 (1.09%) MCSE
7 1 (1.09%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) QA
1 3 (3.26%) SLA
1 3 (3.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (11.96%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.70%) vSphere
3 6 (6.52%) Snort
4 5 (5.43%) vCloud
4 5 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (4.35%) ProxySG
6 2 (2.17%) NFS
6 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.17%) XenApp
6 2 (2.17%) UAG
7 1 (1.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (1.09%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.09%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) SCCM
1 3 (3.26%) SCOM
2 2 (2.17%) OpenView
3 1 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.09%) OVSD
3 1 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.09%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.09%) WSUS
3 1 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.09%) DameWare
Vendors
1 68 (73.91%) Cisco
2 52 (56.52%) Juniper
3 39 (42.39%) CheckPoint
4 30 (32.61%) Blue Coat
5 11 (11.96%) VMware
5 11 (11.96%) Websense
5 11 (11.96%) HP
6 8 (8.70%) Sourcefire
7 7 (7.61%) McAfee
7 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
8 5 (5.43%) Ruckus Wireless
8 5 (5.43%) EMC
8 5 (5.43%) Citrix
9 4 (4.35%) Nortel
9 4 (4.35%) Nokia
9 4 (4.35%) IBM
9 4 (4.35%) ProCurve
9 4 (4.35%) Riverbed
9 4 (4.35%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.35%) Infoblox
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