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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 92 91 84
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing F5 12 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.68% 0.19% 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 1.55% 0.46% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate
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£413 £475 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +58.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £400 £340
% change year-on-year
-5.62% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.67 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+72.21% -7.69%
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
772 657 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 43.91% 42.33% 42.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 269 217
Average daily rate £375 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £110 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 92 56
Average hourly rate £13.13 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.48% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.96 £10.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £43.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 7 £400 -15.78%
Northamptonshire - 4 £450 - 2
Derbyshire - 1 £425 -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 19 (90.48%) Cisco
2 15 (71.43%) Firewall
3 13 (61.90%) Blue Coat
3 13 (61.90%) WAN
3 13 (61.90%) CheckPoint
4 12 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (52.38%) CCNP
5 11 (52.38%) LAN
6 9 (42.86%) CCNA
6 9 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (38.10%) Network Management
8 7 (33.33%) HP
8 7 (33.33%) VPN
8 7 (33.33%) ITIL
9 6 (28.57%) Linux
9 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
10 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
10 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
10 5 (23.81%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (23.81%) Wireless
10 5 (23.81%) VMware
10 5 (23.81%) WAP
10 5 (23.81%) Nokia
10 5 (23.81%) Juniper
10 5 (23.81%) Citrix
11 4 (19.05%) DNS
11 4 (19.05%) Sun
11 4 (19.05%) UNIX
11 4 (19.05%) Windows
11 4 (19.05%) Oracle

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 3 (14.29%) WebLogic
1 3 (14.29%) JBoss
1 3 (14.29%) Apache
1 3 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 3 (14.29%) iPlanet
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (9.52%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (9.52%) MQSeries
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (9.52%) OpenStack
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) Firewall
2 13 (61.90%) WAN
3 11 (52.38%) LAN
4 9 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (33.33%) VPN
6 5 (23.81%) Wireless
6 5 (23.81%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (19.05%) DNS
7 4 (19.05%) Network Security
7 4 (19.05%) iSCSI
8 3 (14.29%) FCoE
8 3 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (14.29%) VLAN
8 3 (14.29%) TACACS
8 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 3 (14.29%) SAN
9 2 (9.52%) LDAP
9 2 (9.52%) BIG-IP
9 2 (9.52%) NAS
10 1 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Network Support
2 3 (14.29%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Network Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Support
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Virtualisation Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Design Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) WAP
2 3 (14.29%) J2EE
3 1 (4.76%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) Statistics
2 2 (9.52%) Grid Computing
3 1 (4.76%) Data Extraction
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) UNIX
2 4 (19.05%) Windows
3 3 (14.29%) AIX
3 3 (14.29%) HPUX
3 3 (14.29%) Solaris
3 3 (14.29%) SUSE
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.76%) CentOS
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Network Management
2 7 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Change Management
3 3 (14.29%) High Availability
3 3 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (14.29%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (9.52%) Requirements Management
4 2 (9.52%) Application Performance Management
4 2 (9.52%) Information Assurance
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.76%) Change Control
5 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.76%) ITSM
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Perl
1 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
1 3 (14.29%) Korn
1 3 (14.29%) C-shell
1 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (52.38%) CCNP
3 9 (42.86%) CCNA
4 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
6 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
6 3 (14.29%) CCSA
6 3 (14.29%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
2 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (14.29%) KVM
3 3 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Samba
4 2 (9.52%) ProxySG
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
5 1 (4.76%) NFS
5 1 (4.76%) vSphere
5 1 (4.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) OpenView
2 1 (4.76%) OVSD
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) Cisco
2 13 (61.90%) CheckPoint
2 13 (61.90%) Blue Coat
3 7 (33.33%) HP
4 5 (23.81%) Citrix
4 5 (23.81%) Juniper
4 5 (23.81%) VMware
4 5 (23.81%) Nokia
5 4 (19.05%) Oracle
5 4 (19.05%) Sun
6 3 (14.29%) Veritas
6 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 3 (14.29%) PlateSpin
7 2 (9.52%) Opsware
7 2 (9.52%) Cognos
7 2 (9.52%) IBM
7 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.76%) NetApp
8 1 (4.76%) Nortel
8 1 (4.76%) Tufin