The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank - - 15
Contract jobs citing F5 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester - - 2.38%
As % of the Vendors category - - 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £401 £333
% change year-on-year
-6.36% +20.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £50.00 £95.00
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -47.36%
F5
Essex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Colchester region.

Vendors Category
Colchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
29 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 61.70% 71.05% 69.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 12
Average daily rate £350 £250 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -35.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £248 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £275 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 10
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the Colchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

F5
Daily Rate Trend in Colchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 across the Colchester region.

F5 Daily Rate Trend in Colchester

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Colchester 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 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) NetScreen
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Infoblox
1 2 (100.00%) Imperva
1 2 (100.00%) DMVPN
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Colchester 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DMVPN
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) NetScreen
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security Specialist
1 2 (100.00%) Network Specialist
1 2 (100.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) Blue Coat Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) Check Point Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) CCSE
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Imperva
1 2 (100.00%) Infoblox
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) HP