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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 86 131 108
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -23
Contract jobs citing F5 44 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.65% 0.57% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 3.32% 1.21% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £401 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.24% +14.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.67 £32.47 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+59.11% -1.60%
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
1326 1491 1020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 49.81% 47.20% 44.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 747 470
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 98 129
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +30 23 £474 - 4
Cambridgeshire - 11 £388 - 1
Bedfordshire -5 6 £425 -12.82% 1
Essex +10 4 £425 +6.25%
Suffolk - - - - 2
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 56 (83.58%) Cisco
2 36 (53.73%) Firewall
3 34 (50.75%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (43.28%) Cisco Nexus
5 28 (41.79%) CCNP
6 23 (34.33%) Cisco ASA
7 21 (31.34%) Juniper
8 20 (29.85%) CheckPoint
9 17 (25.37%) Finance
10 16 (23.88%) Wireless
10 16 (23.88%) Linux
11 14 (20.90%) Network Security
12 13 (19.40%) Load Balancing
12 13 (19.40%) Solaris
13 12 (17.91%) EMC
14 11 (16.42%) WAN
14 11 (16.42%) TCP/IP
14 11 (16.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 10 (14.93%) Oracle
15 10 (14.93%) WebLogic
15 10 (14.93%) BMC PATROL
15 10 (14.93%) Middleware
15 10 (14.93%) BMC
16 9 (13.43%) Project Management
16 9 (13.43%) Internet
16 9 (13.43%) CCDP
16 9 (13.43%) VoIP
17 8 (11.94%) HP
17 8 (11.94%) Fortinet
18 7 (10.45%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (14.93%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.49%) Lync
3 1 (1.49%) IIS
3 1 (1.49%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Office
1 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 36 (53.73%) Firewall
2 29 (43.28%) Cisco Nexus
3 23 (34.33%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (23.88%) Wireless
5 14 (20.90%) Network Security
6 11 (16.42%) WAN
6 11 (16.42%) TCP/IP
6 11 (16.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 9 (13.43%) VoIP
7 9 (13.43%) Internet
8 7 (10.45%) MPLS
8 7 (10.45%) LAN
8 7 (10.45%) DHCP
8 7 (10.45%) VPN
8 7 (10.45%) DNS
9 6 (8.96%) BGP
9 6 (8.96%) BIG-IP
9 6 (8.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 5 (7.46%) NetScaler
10 5 (7.46%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 17 (25.37%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Legal
3 2 (2.99%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (37.31%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.93%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 10 (14.93%) Project Manager
2 10 (14.93%) Infrastructure Manager
3 9 (13.43%) Architect
4 8 (11.94%) Consultant
5 7 (10.45%) Network Architect
6 6 (8.96%) Network Specialist
7 5 (7.46%) Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Network Consultant
8 4 (5.97%) Security Consultant
8 4 (5.97%) Security Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Network Security Consultant
9 3 (4.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Network Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Security Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Cisco Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Network Security Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.93%) Middleware
2 2 (2.99%) HTML5
2 2 (2.99%) HTML
3 1 (1.49%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.99%) NHS
1 2 (2.99%) PKI
2 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.49%) Open Source
2 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.49%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.88%) Linux
2 13 (19.40%) Solaris
3 3 (4.48%) Windows
4 2 (2.99%) UNIX
5 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.40%) Load Balancing
2 9 (13.43%) Project Management
3 7 (10.45%) ITIL
4 6 (8.96%) Network Design
5 5 (7.46%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.48%) SIEM
6 3 (4.48%) Information Security
7 2 (2.99%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.99%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.99%) Resource Management
7 2 (2.99%) Matrix Management
7 2 (2.99%) Change Management
7 2 (2.99%) Identity Management
7 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.99%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (2.99%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.99%) Quality Management
7 2 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.49%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (50.75%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (41.79%) CCNP
3 9 (13.43%) CCDP
4 7 (10.45%) CCNA
5 6 (8.96%) CCIE
6 5 (7.46%) CCSE
7 4 (5.97%) JNCIP
7 4 (5.97%) JNCIE
7 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
7 4 (5.97%) HP ASE
7 4 (5.97%) HP MASE
7 4 (5.97%) CCSP
8 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.49%) Degree
9 1 (1.49%) ISEB
9 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.49%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) SLA
1 2 (2.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.48%) vSphere
2 2 (2.99%) Xen
2 2 (2.99%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.49%) Snort
3 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.49%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (14.93%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (4.48%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.49%) RANCID
3 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.49%) OpenView
3 1 (1.49%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 56 (83.58%) Cisco
2 21 (31.34%) Juniper
3 20 (29.85%) CheckPoint
4 12 (17.91%) EMC
5 10 (14.93%) BMC
5 10 (14.93%) Oracle
6 8 (11.94%) Fortinet
6 8 (11.94%) HP
7 7 (10.45%) Citrix
7 7 (10.45%) Blue Coat
8 6 (8.96%) VMware
9 5 (7.46%) Riverbed
10 4 (5.97%) SolarWinds
10 4 (5.97%) Infoblox
10 4 (5.97%) Aruba
11 3 (4.48%) Brocade
11 3 (4.48%) Symantec
11 3 (4.48%) Microsoft
12 2 (2.99%) McAfee
12 2 (2.99%) Mitel