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 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 103 104 116
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Contract jobs citing F5 24 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.01% 0.98% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 2.21% 1.95% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 7
Average daily rate £471 £475 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.78% +72.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £315 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £340
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 of England region.

Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1084 1285 1080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 45.49% 50.21% 44.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 710 562
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 129 105
Average hourly rate £22.38 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.84% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.74 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £29.75 £42.50
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 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 11 February 2016.

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 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
Hertfordshire 0 12 £500 - 4
Bedfordshire - 5 £425 - 2
Cambridgeshire +14 4 - - 2
Essex +1 3 £453 +88.54% 4
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (80.00%) Cisco
2 26 (57.78%) Firewall
3 22 (48.89%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (48.89%) CheckPoint
4 18 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (35.56%) CCNP
5 16 (35.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 14 (31.11%) DNS
6 14 (31.11%) Linux
7 12 (26.67%) CCNA
8 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
8 11 (24.44%) MPLS
8 11 (24.44%) Blue Coat
8 11 (24.44%) Network Security
9 10 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 10 (22.22%) Load Balancing
9 10 (22.22%) WAN
10 9 (20.00%) HP
10 9 (20.00%) Juniper
10 9 (20.00%) BIG-IP
10 9 (20.00%) Data Centre
11 8 (17.78%) VPN
11 8 (17.78%) LAN
12 7 (15.56%) ITIL
12 7 (15.56%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (15.56%) CCSE
13 6 (13.33%) Finance
13 6 (13.33%) VMware
13 6 (13.33%) CCSA
13 6 (13.33%) Network Design

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (4.44%) Apache
2 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (57.78%) Firewall
2 18 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 16 (35.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 14 (31.11%) DNS
5 11 (24.44%) MPLS
5 11 (24.44%) Network Security
5 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
6 10 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 10 (22.22%) WAN
7 9 (20.00%) BIG-IP
8 8 (17.78%) LAN
8 8 (17.78%) VPN
9 7 (15.56%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (13.33%) BGP
10 6 (13.33%) OSPF
10 6 (13.33%) VoIP
11 5 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (11.11%) Internet
11 5 (11.11%) Wireless
12 4 (8.89%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.44%) MySQL
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.44%) JIRA
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.67%) Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Retail
5 1 (2.22%) Electronics
5 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Network Engineer
2 9 (20.00%) Network Specialist
3 8 (17.78%) Architect
4 7 (15.56%) Consultant
4 7 (15.56%) Technical Specialist
5 5 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Network Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Network Security Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Security Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) Security Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Network Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Network Architect
8 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.44%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.44%) PKI
2 2 (4.44%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.11%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) Solaris
2 4 (8.89%) Unix
3 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 7 (15.56%) ITIL
3 6 (13.33%) Network Design
4 5 (11.11%) SIEM
4 5 (11.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 4 (8.89%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (8.89%) Performance Optimisation
6 3 (6.67%) High Availability
6 3 (6.67%) Network Management
6 3 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.44%) Kanban
7 2 (4.44%) Presales
7 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.44%) Service Management
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (2.22%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.22%) C
2 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (48.89%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (35.56%) CCNP
3 12 (26.67%) CCNA
4 7 (15.56%) CCSE
5 6 (13.33%) CCSA
6 5 (11.11%) CCDP
6 5 (11.11%) Check Point Certification
7 3 (6.67%) CCIE
7 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
8 2 (4.44%) Degree
9 1 (2.22%) HP ASE
9 1 (2.22%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.67%) SLA
3 2 (4.44%) QA
4 1 (2.22%) COBIT
4 1 (2.22%) HIPAA
4 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.67%) Firmware
1 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) Nessus
2 4 (8.89%) Nagios
3 2 (4.44%) Puppet
4 1 (2.22%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (2.22%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.22%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 36 (80.00%) Cisco
2 22 (48.89%) CheckPoint
3 11 (24.44%) Blue Coat
4 9 (20.00%) HP
4 9 (20.00%) Juniper
5 6 (13.33%) Citrix
5 6 (13.33%) VMware
6 5 (11.11%) NetApp
6 5 (11.11%) Palo Alto
6 5 (11.11%) Splunk
7 4 (8.89%) Aruba
7 4 (8.89%) Brocade
7 4 (8.89%) Meraki
7 4 (8.89%) Oracle
8 3 (6.67%) Fortinet
8 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.44%) Imperva
9 2 (4.44%) Infoblox
9 2 (4.44%) SonicWALL