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 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 143 165 209
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +44
Contract jobs citing F5 62 43 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.04% 0.73% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 2.40% 1.66% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 19 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £503 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +30.71%
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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
2579 2598 3206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.39% 44.04% 45.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1907 1775 2223
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £236 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 54 116
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% -6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £34.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 July 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 29 July 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 86 (77.48%) Cisco
2 81 (72.97%) Firewall
3 52 (46.85%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (45.05%) CheckPoint
5 43 (38.74%) Juniper
6 38 (34.23%) CCNP
7 37 (33.33%) Finance
8 36 (32.43%) OSPF
9 35 (31.53%) LAN
10 33 (29.73%) BGP
11 32 (28.83%) DNS
12 30 (27.03%) Cisco Nexus
13 29 (26.13%) WAN
14 27 (24.32%) Load Balancing
14 27 (24.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 26 (23.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 26 (23.42%) BIG-IP
16 24 (21.62%) Cisco IOS
17 23 (20.72%) TCP/IP
18 21 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
19 20 (18.02%) Windows
19 20 (18.02%) Data Centre
20 19 (17.12%) ITIL
20 19 (17.12%) SSL
21 18 (16.22%) UNIX
21 18 (16.22%) EIGRP
21 18 (16.22%) Banking
22 16 (14.41%) Blue Coat
22 16 (14.41%) Network Security
22 16 (14.41%) MPLS

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (3.60%) MS Exchange
1 4 (3.60%) IIS
2 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (0.90%) nginx
3 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.90%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (1.80%) MS Office
1 2 (1.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.90%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (72.97%) Firewall
2 36 (32.43%) OSPF
3 35 (31.53%) LAN
4 33 (29.73%) BGP
5 32 (28.83%) DNS
6 30 (27.03%) Cisco Nexus
7 29 (26.13%) WAN
8 27 (24.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 26 (23.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 26 (23.42%) BIG-IP
10 24 (21.62%) Cisco IOS
11 23 (20.72%) TCP/IP
12 21 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
13 19 (17.12%) SSL
14 18 (16.22%) EIGRP
15 16 (14.41%) MPLS
15 16 (14.41%) VPN
15 16 (14.41%) Network Security
16 14 (12.61%) DHCP
17 13 (11.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.90%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.90%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
General
1 37 (33.33%) Finance
2 18 (16.22%) Banking
3 6 (5.41%) Financial Institution
3 6 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.60%) Marketing
5 3 (2.70%) Advertising
6 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.80%) Electronics
6 2 (1.80%) Retail
6 2 (1.80%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.90%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.90%) Legal
7 1 (0.90%) Games
Job Titles
1 51 (45.95%) Network Engineer
2 14 (12.61%) Senior Network Engineer
2 14 (12.61%) Security Engineer
3 10 (9.01%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (7.21%) Consultant
4 8 (7.21%) Analyst
4 8 (7.21%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (7.21%) Administrator
4 8 (7.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (7.21%) Network Specialist
5 6 (5.41%) Communications Engineer
5 6 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 4 (3.60%) Network Support
6 4 (3.60%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 4 (3.60%) Voice Engineer
7 3 (2.70%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (2.70%) Data Network Engineer
7 3 (2.70%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (2.70%) Architect
7 3 (2.70%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.60%) XMPP
2 3 (2.70%) Middleware
3 2 (1.80%) Web Services
4 1 (0.90%) MAPI
4 1 (0.90%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.02%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.70%) Thin Client
2 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.70%) PKI
2 3 (2.70%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (1.80%) Cryptography
3 2 (1.80%) DTV
4 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.90%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.90%) Clustering
4 1 (0.90%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.90%) Online Games
4 1 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.90%) iPhone
4 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.02%) Windows
2 18 (16.22%) UNIX
3 13 (11.71%) Linux
4 7 (6.31%) Solaris
5 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.60%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.90%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.32%) Load Balancing
2 19 (17.12%) ITIL
3 11 (9.91%) Network Monitoring
4 8 (7.21%) Network Management
4 8 (7.21%) Project Management
5 7 (6.31%) Migration
6 6 (5.41%) Change Management
7 5 (4.50%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.60%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 4 (3.60%) SIEM
9 3 (2.70%) Security Architecture
9 3 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.70%) E-Commerce
10 2 (1.80%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (1.80%) Configuration Management
10 2 (1.80%) Service Delivery
10 2 (1.80%) Programme Management
10 2 (1.80%) Incident Management
10 2 (1.80%) ITIL V3
10 2 (1.80%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.11%) SQL
2 5 (4.50%) Perl
3 3 (2.70%) Python
3 3 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.80%) Tcl
4 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.80%) Ruby
4 2 (1.80%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.80%) VBScript
5 1 (0.90%) Lisp
5 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 52 (46.85%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (34.23%) CCNP
3 15 (13.51%) CCNA
4 14 (12.61%) CCIE
5 12 (10.81%) CCSE
6 11 (9.91%) CCSA
7 4 (3.60%) CISSP
8 2 (1.80%) CCDA
8 2 (1.80%) CCIP
8 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.80%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.80%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.80%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.80%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.90%) Degree
9 1 (0.90%) HP MASE
9 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 1 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.90%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) SLA
2 2 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.31%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.60%) ProxySG
4 3 (2.70%) XenApp
5 2 (1.80%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.80%) Snort
5 2 (1.80%) Xen
5 2 (1.80%) vSphere
6 1 (0.90%) UAG
6 1 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.90%) vCloud
6 1 (0.90%) NLBS
6 1 (0.90%) XenServer
6 1 (0.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (5.41%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (4.50%) Netcool
2 5 (4.50%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (3.60%) OPNET
3 4 (3.60%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (2.70%) SCCM
5 2 (1.80%) SCOM
5 2 (1.80%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.90%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.90%) Puppet
6 1 (0.90%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.90%) WSUS
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 86 (77.48%) Cisco
2 50 (45.05%) CheckPoint
3 43 (38.74%) Juniper
4 16 (14.41%) Blue Coat
5 12 (10.81%) Citrix
6 9 (8.11%) Riverbed
7 8 (7.21%) Aruba
7 8 (7.21%) Sourcefire
7 8 (7.21%) McAfee
7 8 (7.21%) Fortinet
8 7 (6.31%) SolarWinds
9 6 (5.41%) VMware
9 6 (5.41%) IBM
9 6 (5.41%) Oracle
9 6 (5.41%) HP
10 5 (4.50%) Microsoft
10 5 (4.50%) EMC
11 4 (3.60%) Websense
12 3 (2.70%) Radware
12 3 (2.70%) BT
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