The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 89 91 75
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Contract jobs citing F5 12 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.72% 0.27% 0.72%
As % of the Vendors category 1.63% 0.62% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £475 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.83 £31.24 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+62.74% -5.34%
F5
England

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

Vendors Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
737 641 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 44.03% 43.28% 43.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 276 224
Average daily rate £361 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.41% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £70 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 85 63
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.94 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

F5
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

F5 Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

F5
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the East Midlands region.

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

F5
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire -1 8 £400 -15.78%
Northamptonshire - 4 £450 - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 17 (89.47%) Cisco
2 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 13 (68.42%) Blue Coat
3 12 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (63.16%) CheckPoint
3 12 (63.16%) WAN
4 11 (57.89%) CCNP
5 10 (52.63%) LAN
6 9 (47.37%) CCNA
6 9 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (42.11%) Network Management
8 7 (36.84%) VPN
9 6 (31.58%) ITIL
9 6 (31.58%) HP
10 5 (26.32%) Citrix
10 5 (26.32%) Juniper
10 5 (26.32%) Nokia
10 5 (26.32%) WAP
10 5 (26.32%) Linux
10 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
10 5 (26.32%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (26.32%) Wireless
11 4 (21.05%) VMware
11 4 (21.05%) Network Security
11 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
11 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
11 4 (21.05%) Windows
12 3 (15.79%) UNIX
12 3 (15.79%) MS Office
12 3 (15.79%) Oracle

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (10.53%) WebLogic
1 2 (10.53%) JBoss
1 2 (10.53%) Apache
1 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
1 2 (10.53%) MQSeries
1 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (10.53%) iPlanet
1 2 (10.53%) WebLogic Portal
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (10.53%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 12 (63.16%) WAN
3 10 (52.63%) LAN
4 9 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (36.84%) VPN
6 5 (26.32%) Wireless
6 5 (26.32%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (21.05%) Network Security
8 3 (15.79%) iSCSI
8 3 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (15.79%) DNS
8 3 (15.79%) TACACS
9 2 (10.53%) LDAP
9 2 (10.53%) BIG-IP
9 2 (10.53%) VLAN
9 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
9 2 (10.53%) SAN
9 2 (10.53%) NAS
9 2 (10.53%) FCoE
10 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Network Support
3 2 (10.53%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Network Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Support
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Virtualisation Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) WAP
2 2 (10.53%) J2EE
3 1 (5.26%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Grid Computing
1 2 (10.53%) Clustering
1 2 (10.53%) Statistics
2 1 (5.26%) Data Extraction
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) UNIX
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) AIX
4 2 (10.53%) HPUX
4 2 (10.53%) Solaris
4 2 (10.53%) SUSE
5 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Network Management
2 6 (31.58%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Management
3 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Information Assurance
4 2 (10.53%) High Availability
4 2 (10.53%) Requirements Management
4 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (10.53%) Application Performance Management
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps
5 1 (5.26%) Resilience Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Test Management
5 1 (5.26%) ITSM
5 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Change Control
5 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Perl
1 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
1 2 (10.53%) Korn
1 2 (10.53%) C-shell
1 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (57.89%) CCNP
3 9 (47.37%) CCNA
4 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) CCSA
6 3 (15.79%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.53%) Samba
3 2 (10.53%) ProxySG
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (10.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (10.53%) KVM
4 1 (5.26%) vSphere
4 1 (5.26%) NFS
4 1 (5.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) OpenView
2 1 (5.26%) OVSD
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Cisco
2 13 (68.42%) Blue Coat
3 12 (63.16%) CheckPoint
4 6 (31.58%) HP
5 5 (26.32%) Citrix
5 5 (26.32%) Juniper
5 5 (26.32%) Nokia
6 4 (21.05%) VMware
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle
7 3 (15.79%) Sun
8 2 (10.53%) Cognos
8 2 (10.53%) IBM
8 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
8 2 (10.53%) Veritas
8 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
8 2 (10.53%) PlateSpin
8 2 (10.53%) Opsware
9 1 (5.26%) Tufin
9 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
9 1 (5.26%) NetApp