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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 158 197 203
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +6
Contract jobs citing F5 41 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.71% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 1.58% 0.52% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 12
Average daily rate
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£450 £403 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.80% -12.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £558 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £43.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £39.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+28.20% +20.93%
Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2593 3247 3370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.68% 45.82% 43.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1809 2262 2303
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £260
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 51 115 98
Average hourly rate £20.75 £20.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £51.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
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 30 July 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 30 July 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 61 (77.22%) Cisco
2 51 (64.56%) Firewall
3 40 (50.63%) Juniper
4 31 (39.24%) CheckPoint
5 28 (35.44%) Network Security
6 27 (34.18%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (34.18%) Finance
7 24 (30.38%) CCNP
7 24 (30.38%) Blue Coat
8 23 (29.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 22 (27.85%) VPN
10 20 (25.32%) SSL
11 19 (24.05%) WAN
12 17 (21.52%) Load Balancing
13 16 (20.25%) Wireless
14 15 (18.99%) BGP
15 14 (17.72%) TCP/IP
16 13 (16.46%) DNS
16 13 (16.46%) LAN
16 13 (16.46%) BCP
16 13 (16.46%) Business Continuity
16 13 (16.46%) Banking
16 13 (16.46%) Penetration Testing
16 13 (16.46%) Security Architecture
16 13 (16.46%) Business Continuity Planning
17 12 (15.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 12 (15.19%) OSPF
17 12 (15.19%) Linux
18 11 (13.92%) ITIL
18 11 (13.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (5.06%) Apache
1 4 (5.06%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.27%) Node.js
3 1 (1.27%) Liferay
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.27%) IIS
3 1 (1.27%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.27%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MS Office
1 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (64.56%) Firewall
2 28 (35.44%) Network Security
3 23 (29.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 22 (27.85%) VPN
5 20 (25.32%) SSL
6 19 (24.05%) WAN
7 16 (20.25%) Wireless
8 15 (18.99%) BGP
9 14 (17.72%) TCP/IP
10 13 (16.46%) DNS
10 13 (16.46%) LAN
11 12 (15.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 12 (15.19%) OSPF
12 11 (13.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 10 (12.66%) Multicast
13 10 (12.66%) Reverse Proxy
13 10 (12.66%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (12.66%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (12.66%) BIG-IP
14 8 (10.13%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) MySQL
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (1.27%) Big Data
2 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Subversion
General
1 27 (34.18%) Finance
2 13 (16.46%) Banking
3 8 (10.13%) Investment Banking
4 7 (8.86%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.80%) Retail
6 2 (2.53%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.27%) German Language
7 1 (1.27%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.27%) Back Office
7 1 (1.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 38 (48.10%) Network Engineer
2 27 (34.18%) Security Engineer
3 13 (16.46%) Network Security Engineer
3 13 (16.46%) Project Engineer
4 8 (10.13%) IT Security Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Architect
8 3 (3.80%) Network Consultant
9 2 (2.53%) Developer
9 2 (2.53%) Support Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) Perl Developer
9 2 (2.53%) Network Specialist
10 1 (1.27%) Cloud Engineer
10 1 (1.27%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 1 (1.27%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.80%) XML
2 2 (2.53%) Middleware
2 2 (2.53%) CGI
2 2 (2.53%) WSDL
2 2 (2.53%) Web Services
2 2 (2.53%) J2EE
2 2 (2.53%) Java EE
2 2 (2.53%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (2.53%) REST
2 2 (2.53%) FastCGI
3 1 (1.27%) Kafka
3 1 (1.27%) Spring
3 1 (1.27%) .NET
3 1 (1.27%) DCOM
3 1 (1.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.53%) CLARiiON
2 1 (1.27%) FMCG
2 1 (1.27%) Open Source
2 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.27%) Statistics
2 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.19%) Linux
2 8 (10.13%) UNIX
3 7 (8.86%) Windows
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.27%) CentOS
5 1 (1.27%) Android
5 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.52%) Load Balancing
2 13 (16.46%) BCP
2 13 (16.46%) Business Continuity
2 13 (16.46%) Penetration Testing
2 13 (16.46%) Security Architecture
2 13 (16.46%) Business Continuity Planning
3 11 (13.92%) ITIL
4 8 (10.13%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (7.59%) Change Control
6 5 (6.33%) Problem Management
6 5 (6.33%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.06%) Migration
8 3 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.80%) Network Management
8 3 (3.80%) OO
8 3 (3.80%) Change Management
8 3 (3.80%) Service Management
9 2 (2.53%) Regression Testing
9 2 (2.53%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.53%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.06%) Java
1 4 (5.06%) SQL
2 3 (3.80%) C
3 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.53%) VB
3 2 (2.53%) Perl
3 2 (2.53%) PHP
3 2 (2.53%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.53%) Ruby
3 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.27%) Korn
4 1 (1.27%) VBA
4 1 (1.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (34.18%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (30.38%) CCNP
3 6 (7.59%) CCSE
4 4 (5.06%) JNCIS
4 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.80%) Degree
5 3 (3.80%) CCNA
6 2 (2.53%) CCIE
6 2 (2.53%) CISSP
6 2 (2.53%) CCSA
6 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.27%) MCTS
7 1 (1.27%) MCITP
7 1 (1.27%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.27%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.27%) MCSE
7 1 (1.27%) CCSP
7 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.27%) CISA
7 1 (1.27%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) QA
2 2 (2.53%) SLA
3 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (8.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.33%) vSphere
2 5 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.06%) Snort
3 4 (5.06%) vCloud
4 2 (2.53%) NFS
4 2 (2.53%) ProxySG
4 2 (2.53%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (1.27%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (2.53%) OpenView
2 1 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.27%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.27%) SCCM
2 1 (1.27%) SCOM
2 1 (1.27%) OVSD
2 1 (1.27%) DameWare
Vendors
1 61 (77.22%) Cisco
2 40 (50.63%) Juniper
3 31 (39.24%) CheckPoint
4 24 (30.38%) Blue Coat
5 10 (12.66%) HP
6 9 (11.39%) Websense
7 8 (10.13%) VMware
8 7 (8.86%) McAfee
9 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
9 5 (6.33%) Ruckus Wireless
10 4 (5.06%) Nokia
10 4 (5.06%) EMC
10 4 (5.06%) Sourcefire
10 4 (5.06%) ProCurve
10 4 (5.06%) Riverbed
10 4 (5.06%) Infoblox
11 3 (3.80%) SolarWinds
11 3 (3.80%) TippingPoint
11 3 (3.80%) Citrix
11 3 (3.80%) IBM
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