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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 135 184 163
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -21
Contract jobs citing F5 56 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.08% 0.44% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 2.54% 1.02% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 18 20
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £325 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £483 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.83 £31.24 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+62.74% -5.34%
F5
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
2205 2642 2546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.51% 43.04% 43.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 1817 1809
Average daily rate £425 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 54 60
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £14.50 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £33.18 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

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 March 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 30 March 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.

1 112 (79.43%) Cisco
2 97 (68.79%) Firewall
3 72 (51.06%) Cisco Certification
4 68 (48.23%) CheckPoint
5 57 (40.43%) CCNP
6 51 (36.17%) Juniper
7 48 (34.04%) Load Balancing
8 46 (32.62%) OSPF
9 44 (31.21%) Cisco ASA
10 43 (30.50%) BGP
11 42 (29.79%) Network Security
12 38 (26.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 37 (26.24%) Finance
14 34 (24.11%) Blue Coat
14 34 (24.11%) Cisco Nexus
15 32 (22.70%) Cisco IOS
16 30 (21.28%) Linux
17 29 (20.57%) DNS
17 29 (20.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 28 (19.86%) ITIL
18 28 (19.86%) Banking
19 27 (19.15%) VMware
19 27 (19.15%) LAN
20 26 (18.44%) VPN
20 26 (18.44%) BIG-IP
21 25 (17.73%) Windows
22 24 (17.02%) CCSE
23 22 (15.60%) Citrix
24 21 (14.89%) WAN
25 20 (14.18%) CCNA

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 8 (5.67%) IIS
2 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) RMDS
2 1 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.71%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.71%) SaaS
1 1 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 97 (68.79%) Firewall
2 46 (32.62%) OSPF
3 44 (31.21%) Cisco ASA
4 43 (30.50%) BGP
5 42 (29.79%) Network Security
6 38 (26.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 34 (24.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 32 (22.70%) Cisco IOS
9 29 (20.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 29 (20.57%) DNS
10 27 (19.15%) LAN
11 26 (18.44%) VPN
11 26 (18.44%) BIG-IP
12 21 (14.89%) WAN
13 18 (12.77%) TCP/IP
14 17 (12.06%) DHCP
14 17 (12.06%) MPLS
15 16 (11.35%) Multicast
16 14 (9.93%) NetScreen
16 14 (9.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.26%) SQL Server
1 6 (4.26%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.13%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.13%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (2.13%) SQLPlus
2 3 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.71%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.71%) MSI
General
1 37 (26.24%) Finance
2 28 (19.86%) Banking
3 3 (2.13%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.13%) Marketing
3 3 (2.13%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.42%) Games
4 2 (1.42%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.42%) Retail
5 1 (0.71%) Back Office
5 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (42.55%) Network Engineer
2 27 (19.15%) Security Engineer
3 19 (13.48%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (11.35%) Security Specialist
5 13 (9.22%) Network Specialist
6 11 (7.80%) Network Security Specialist
6 11 (7.80%) Consultant
7 10 (7.09%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (5.67%) Architect
9 7 (4.96%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (4.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (4.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 6 (4.26%) NOC Engineer
10 6 (4.26%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.55%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (3.55%) Firewall Engineer
12 4 (2.84%) Web Engineer
12 4 (2.84%) Voice Engineer
12 4 (2.84%) Cisco Voice Engineer
12 4 (2.84%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.84%) XMPP
2 3 (2.13%) Middleware
3 2 (1.42%) Rendezvous
3 2 (1.42%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.71%) .NET
4 1 (0.71%) CSS
4 1 (0.71%) Web Services
4 1 (0.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.22%) Thin Client
1 13 (9.22%) Fat Client
2 12 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.84%) PKI
4 3 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.71%) BBC
5 1 (0.71%) Clustering
5 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.71%) Online Games
5 1 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (21.28%) Linux
2 25 (17.73%) Windows
3 15 (10.64%) UNIX
4 11 (7.80%) Solaris
5 6 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.55%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.42%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.42%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.71%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (34.04%) Load Balancing
2 28 (19.86%) ITIL
3 13 (9.22%) E-Commerce
4 12 (8.51%) Project Management
5 10 (7.09%) Change Management
6 9 (6.38%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (5.67%) Mentoring
7 8 (5.67%) Network Management
8 7 (4.96%) Network Architecture
8 7 (4.96%) Low Latency
9 6 (4.26%) Service Management
10 5 (3.55%) Migration
10 5 (3.55%) ITIL V3
10 5 (3.55%) Line Management
11 4 (2.84%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (2.84%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (2.84%) Network Design
11 4 (2.84%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (2.13%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.93%) SQL
2 9 (6.38%) C
3 7 (4.96%) Shell Script
4 6 (4.26%) Perl
5 4 (2.84%) Python
5 4 (2.84%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.13%) Java
6 3 (2.13%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.42%) VBScript
8 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.71%) C#
Qualifications
1 72 (51.06%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (40.43%) CCNP
3 24 (17.02%) CCSE
4 20 (14.18%) CCNA
5 15 (10.64%) CCIE
6 10 (7.09%) CCSA
7 9 (6.38%) CISSP
8 5 (3.55%) CCSP
9 3 (2.13%) CCIP
10 2 (1.42%) CISM
10 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.42%) Degree
10 2 (1.42%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.71%) PMP
11 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.13%) SLA
2 2 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.38%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.96%) ProxySG
4 5 (3.55%) vSphere
5 4 (2.84%) XenApp
6 2 (1.42%) XenServer
6 2 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.42%) vCloud
6 2 (1.42%) Snort
6 2 (1.42%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.71%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.71%) Firmware
7 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.71%) UAG
7 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (4.26%) Netcool
1 6 (4.26%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (3.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (2.84%) OPNET
3 4 (2.84%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (2.84%) SCCM
4 3 (2.13%) SCOM
5 2 (1.42%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.71%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.71%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.71%) WMI
6 1 (0.71%) OpenView
6 1 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 112 (79.43%) Cisco
2 68 (48.23%) CheckPoint
3 51 (36.17%) Juniper
4 34 (24.11%) Blue Coat
5 27 (19.15%) VMware
6 22 (15.60%) Citrix
7 18 (12.77%) Imperva
8 14 (9.93%) HP
9 13 (9.22%) Infoblox
10 12 (8.51%) Oracle
11 9 (6.38%) IBM
11 9 (6.38%) Microsoft
11 9 (6.38%) Riverbed
11 9 (6.38%) Fortinet
11 9 (6.38%) Sourcefire
12 8 (5.67%) SolarWinds
13 7 (4.96%) McAfee
14 6 (4.26%) EMC
15 4 (2.84%) BT
15 4 (2.84%) Aruba
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