The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Colchester 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 21 8 26
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +18
Contract jobs citing F5 3 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 3.95% 22.22% 1.20%
As % of the Vendors category 5.77% 26.32% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
Average daily rate
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£388 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £38.25 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+30.71% +18.60%
Vendors Category
Colchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
52 38 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 68.42% 84.44% 71.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 46
Average daily rate £388 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £413 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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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 25 July 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) DHCP
1 7 (100.00%) DNS
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (71.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (71.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 5 (71.43%) DMVPN
3 5 (71.43%) Infoblox
3 5 (71.43%) Imperva
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (71.43%) Fat Client
3 5 (71.43%) Citrix
3 5 (71.43%) Network Security
3 5 (71.43%) Blue Coat
3 5 (71.43%) CCSE
3 5 (71.43%) BIG-IP
3 5 (71.43%) Thin Client
3 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
3 5 (71.43%) OSPF
3 5 (71.43%) BGP
3 5 (71.43%) NetScreen
3 5 (71.43%) CCNP
3 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
3 5 (71.43%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) MCSE
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) DHCP
1 7 (100.00%) DNS
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (71.43%) DMVPN
2 5 (71.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (71.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 5 (71.43%) BIG-IP
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (71.43%) Network Security
2 5 (71.43%) OSPF
2 5 (71.43%) BGP
2 5 (71.43%) NetScreen
3 2 (28.57%) SSL
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 2 (28.57%) iSCSI
3 2 (28.57%) FirePass
4 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 1 (14.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Security Specialist
1 5 (71.43%) Network Specialist
1 5 (71.43%) Network Security Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Server Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Thin Client
1 5 (71.43%) Fat Client
2 2 (28.57%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 2 (28.57%) Software Deployment
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) CCNP
2 5 (71.43%) CCSE
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (28.57%) MCSE
3 2 (28.57%) CCNA
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
2 5 (71.43%) Blue Coat
2 5 (71.43%) Infoblox
2 5 (71.43%) Imperva
3 2 (28.57%) Altiris
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Dell
3 2 (28.57%) EMC
4 1 (14.29%) Zeacom