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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 93 74 98
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +24
Contract jobs citing F5 6 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.38% 0.76% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.90% 1.73% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 0
Average daily rate £375 £356 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £401 £328
% change year-on-year
-6.36% +22.29%
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
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
663 637 699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 42.31% 44.11% 45.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 309 333
Average daily rate £350 £350 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 36 74
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.85 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.91% +22.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £9.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £29.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Derbyshire - 4 £425 - 1
Nottinghamshire -15 2 £350 -12.50%
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 22 (100.00%) Cisco
2 20 (90.91%) Firewall
3 17 (77.27%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (77.27%) CheckPoint
4 16 (72.73%) Juniper
5 14 (63.64%) LAN
5 14 (63.64%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (59.09%) WAN
6 13 (59.09%) CCNP
6 13 (59.09%) Data Centre
7 12 (54.55%) Network Security
7 12 (54.55%) Blue Coat
8 10 (45.45%) CCSE
8 10 (45.45%) CCSA
8 10 (45.45%) ITIL
8 10 (45.45%) Nokia
8 10 (45.45%) Citrix
8 10 (45.45%) TACACS
9 4 (18.18%) CCNA
10 3 (13.64%) CCIE
10 3 (13.64%) VPN
10 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
10 3 (13.64%) Network Design
10 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
10 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
10 3 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (13.64%) JNCIA
11 2 (9.09%) Palo Alto
11 2 (9.09%) Multicast
11 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 20 (90.91%) Firewall
2 14 (63.64%) Cisco ASA
2 14 (63.64%) LAN
3 13 (59.09%) WAN
4 12 (54.55%) Network Security
5 10 (45.45%) TACACS
6 3 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (13.64%) VPN
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (9.09%) DMZ
7 2 (9.09%) Multicast
7 2 (9.09%) OSPF
7 2 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (4.55%) BGP
8 1 (4.55%) BIG-IP
8 1 (4.55%) DNS
8 1 (4.55%) EIGRP
8 1 (4.55%) IP Telephony
8 1 (4.55%) IPsec
8 1 (4.55%) Wireless
General
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
1 10 (45.45%) Network Analyst
1 10 (45.45%) Network Security Analyst
1 10 (45.45%) Security Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Network Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Technical Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Project Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (59.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
2 3 (13.64%) Network Design
3 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (9.09%) Matrix Management
3 2 (9.09%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.55%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (77.27%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (59.09%) CCNP
3 10 (45.45%) CCSA
3 10 (45.45%) CCSE
4 4 (18.18%) CCNA
5 3 (13.64%) CCIE
5 3 (13.64%) JNCIA
5 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
6 2 (9.09%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (77.27%) CheckPoint
3 16 (72.73%) Juniper
4 12 (54.55%) Blue Coat
5 10 (45.45%) Citrix
5 10 (45.45%) Nokia
6 2 (9.09%) IronPort
6 2 (9.09%) Palo Alto
6 2 (9.09%) VMware
7 1 (4.55%) BT
7 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds