The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 103 126 111
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -15
Contract jobs citing F5 25 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.99% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 1.95% 0.59% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.55% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £180.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-72.22% +445.45%
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 of England region.

Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1285 1186 1044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 50.89% 46.22% 45.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 608 470
Average daily rate £400 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 93 128
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £11.25 £10.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.93 £42.50 £37.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

F5
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

F5 Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

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

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

F5
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

F5
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Hertfordshire +28 18 £475 -
Cambridgeshire -2 5 £406 +62.50%
Essex +11 2 £425 +9.67%
Bedfordshire - - - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 36 (76.60%) Cisco
2 26 (55.32%) Firewall
3 19 (40.43%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (31.91%) Linux
5 14 (29.79%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (27.66%) Solaris
6 13 (27.66%) EMC
6 13 (27.66%) CCNP
7 12 (25.53%) Load Balancing
8 11 (23.40%) CheckPoint
8 11 (23.40%) Oracle
8 11 (23.40%) WAN
8 11 (23.40%) Finance
9 10 (21.28%) WebLogic
9 10 (21.28%) BMC PATROL
9 10 (21.28%) Middleware
9 10 (21.28%) BMC
10 9 (19.15%) Juniper
10 9 (19.15%) Project Management
10 9 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (17.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 8 (17.02%) Wireless
11 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
12 7 (14.89%) LAN
12 7 (14.89%) LoadRunner
13 6 (12.77%) MPLS
13 6 (12.77%) CCNA
13 6 (12.77%) HP
13 6 (12.77%) VPN
13 6 (12.77%) DNS

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 10 (21.28%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.13%) Lync
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.13%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Office
1 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 26 (55.32%) Firewall
2 14 (29.79%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (23.40%) WAN
4 9 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (17.02%) Wireless
5 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
5 8 (17.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (14.89%) LAN
7 6 (12.77%) VPN
7 6 (12.77%) DNS
7 6 (12.77%) MPLS
7 6 (12.77%) Network Security
8 5 (10.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (10.64%) VoIP
8 5 (10.64%) DHCP
9 4 (8.51%) SSL
9 4 (8.51%) BGP
9 4 (8.51%) Internet
9 4 (8.51%) BIG-IP
10 3 (6.38%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (14.89%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Legal
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Network Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 10 (21.28%) Project Manager
2 10 (21.28%) Infrastructure Manager
3 7 (14.89%) Architect
4 6 (12.77%) Consultant
5 5 (10.64%) Network Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Network Specialist
8 2 (4.26%) Telecoms Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Network Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Security Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Senior Network Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Network Administrator
9 1 (2.13%) Technical Support Consultant
9 1 (2.13%) Junior
9 1 (2.13%) Technical Support
9 1 (2.13%) 3rd Line Support
9 1 (2.13%) Security Consultant
9 1 (2.13%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) Middleware
2 2 (4.26%) HTML5
2 2 (4.26%) HTML
3 1 (2.13%) Web Services
3 1 (2.13%) WAP
3 1 (2.13%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) NHS
1 2 (4.26%) CLARiiON
1 2 (4.26%) PKI
2 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.13%) Open Source
2 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) SecurID
2 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) Linux
2 13 (27.66%) Solaris
3 5 (10.64%) Windows
4 2 (4.26%) UNIX
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) Debian
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Load Balancing
2 9 (19.15%) Project Management
3 6 (12.77%) ITIL
4 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.38%) Network Design
5 3 (6.38%) SIEM
5 3 (6.38%) Information Security
6 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.26%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (4.26%) Resource Management
6 2 (4.26%) Matrix Management
6 2 (4.26%) Change Management
6 2 (4.26%) Identity Management
6 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.26%) Quality Management
7 1 (2.13%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) SQL
1 1 (2.13%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (40.43%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (27.66%) CCNP
3 6 (12.77%) CCNA
4 5 (10.64%) CCDP
5 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.26%) CCSE
6 2 (4.26%) CCIE
7 1 (2.13%) CCSP
7 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.13%) ISEB
7 1 (2.13%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.13%) JNCIE
7 1 (2.13%) HP ASE
7 1 (2.13%) HP MASE
7 1 (2.13%) VCP4
7 1 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.38%) vSphere
2 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.13%) ISA Server
2 1 (2.13%) Snort
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.13%) OpenView
2 1 (2.13%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 36 (76.60%) Cisco
2 13 (27.66%) EMC
3 11 (23.40%) Oracle
3 11 (23.40%) CheckPoint
4 10 (21.28%) BMC
5 9 (19.15%) Juniper
6 6 (12.77%) HP
7 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
7 4 (8.51%) VMware
7 4 (8.51%) Blue Coat
7 4 (8.51%) Fortinet
8 3 (6.38%) Brocade
8 3 (6.38%) Symantec
9 2 (4.26%) McAfee
9 2 (4.26%) Dell
9 2 (4.26%) Citrix
9 2 (4.26%) MobileIron
9 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.26%) Infoblox
9 2 (4.26%) Aruba