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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 127 126 108
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Contract jobs citing F5 12 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.40% 0.44% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 0.83% 0.94% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 9
Average daily rate
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£345 £388 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% -6.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.24 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+28.06% -10.75%
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
1454 1384 1050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 48.69% 47.03% 46.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 833 707 468
Average daily rate £350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 142 127
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £41.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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
Cambridgeshire -1 5 £314 -7.03% 3
Hertfordshire -15 5 £375 - 8
Bedfordshire +3 2 £344 -23.61% 1
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 48 (87.27%) Cisco
2 35 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (61.82%) Firewall
4 28 (50.91%) Cisco ASA
5 27 (49.09%) CCNP
6 23 (41.82%) Cisco Nexus
6 23 (41.82%) Data Centre
7 22 (40.00%) CheckPoint
8 21 (38.18%) Juniper
9 15 (27.27%) Wireless
9 15 (27.27%) Linux
9 15 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 15 (27.27%) Network Security
10 12 (21.82%) Finance
10 12 (21.82%) VMware
11 11 (20.00%) DNS
11 11 (20.00%) DHCP
11 11 (20.00%) EMC
11 11 (20.00%) Load Balancing
12 10 (18.18%) CCNA
12 10 (18.18%) CCDP
12 10 (18.18%) Internet
13 9 (16.36%) HP
13 9 (16.36%) Oracle
13 9 (16.36%) ITIL
14 8 (14.55%) Network Design
14 8 (14.55%) TCP/IP
14 8 (14.55%) Citrix
14 8 (14.55%) vSphere
15 7 (12.73%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (7.27%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Office
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 34 (61.82%) Firewall
2 28 (50.91%) Cisco ASA
3 23 (41.82%) Cisco Nexus
4 15 (27.27%) Network Security
4 15 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 15 (27.27%) Wireless
5 11 (20.00%) DHCP
5 11 (20.00%) DNS
6 10 (18.18%) Internet
7 8 (14.55%) TCP/IP
8 7 (12.73%) VoIP
8 7 (12.73%) BIG-IP
9 6 (10.91%) VPN
9 6 (10.91%) BGP
10 5 (9.09%) WAN
10 5 (9.09%) SAN
10 5 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 5 (9.09%) NetScaler
11 4 (7.27%) OSPF
12 3 (5.45%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (21.82%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (38.18%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.36%) Architect
2 9 (16.36%) Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) Network Architect
4 5 (9.09%) Network Specialist
4 5 (9.09%) Network Consultant
4 5 (9.09%) Consultant
4 5 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Security Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Security Consultant
5 4 (7.27%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (7.27%) Network Security Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Network Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) Middleware
2 2 (3.64%) HTML5
2 2 (3.64%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (41.82%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.09%) CLARiiON
3 2 (3.64%) PKI
4 1 (1.82%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.82%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.27%) Linux
2 7 (12.73%) Windows
2 7 (12.73%) Solaris
3 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (9.09%) Debian
4 2 (3.64%) UNIX
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 9 (16.36%) ITIL
3 8 (14.55%) Network Design
4 7 (12.73%) Change Management
5 4 (7.27%) Project Management
6 3 (5.45%) SIEM
6 3 (5.45%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (3.64%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.64%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (3.64%) Identity Management
7 2 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.64%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.82%) SOA
8 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.82%) CRM
8 1 (1.82%) Scrum
8 1 (1.82%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (1.82%) R
Qualifications
1 35 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (49.09%) CCNP
3 10 (18.18%) CCNA
3 10 (18.18%) CCDP
4 6 (10.91%) CCIE
5 5 (9.09%) CCSE
5 5 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
6 4 (7.27%) HP ASE
6 4 (7.27%) HP MASE
6 4 (7.27%) JNCIP
6 4 (7.27%) JNCIE
6 4 (7.27%) CCSP
7 1 (1.82%) Degree
7 1 (1.82%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
1 2 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (3.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (14.55%) vSphere
2 7 (12.73%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.45%) ProxySG
4 2 (3.64%) Xen
5 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.82%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (5.45%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.82%) OpenView
4 1 (1.82%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.82%) RANCID
Vendors
1 48 (87.27%) Cisco
2 22 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 21 (38.18%) Juniper
4 12 (21.82%) VMware
5 11 (20.00%) EMC
6 9 (16.36%) HP
6 9 (16.36%) Oracle
7 8 (14.55%) Citrix
8 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
8 7 (12.73%) Fortinet
9 6 (10.91%) Blue Coat
10 5 (9.09%) Red Hat
10 5 (9.09%) Riverbed
10 5 (9.09%) SolarWinds
11 4 (7.27%) Infoblox
11 4 (7.27%) 3PAR
11 4 (7.27%) Dell Compellent
11 4 (7.27%) Dell
11 4 (7.27%) BMC
12 3 (5.45%) Sourcefire