The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the East of England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 131 113 132
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +19
Contract jobs citing F5 18 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.56% 0.17% 0.064%
As % of the Vendors category 1.18% 0.39% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate £475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.47 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
-1.60% -
Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1531 1021 1373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 47.53% 44.28% 44.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 771 471 625
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £188 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 131 144
Average hourly rate £16.25 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.13% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £37.50 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
F5
England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire - 10 £488 - 1
Essex - 6 £400 - 1
Hertfordshire -7 2 - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 25 (83.33%) Cisco
2 14 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (46.67%) Firewall
3 13 (43.33%) Network Security
3 13 (43.33%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (43.33%) OSPF
3 13 (43.33%) BGP
4 12 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 12 (40.00%) Network Design
5 11 (36.67%) DNS
6 9 (30.00%) WAN
6 9 (30.00%) EIGRP
6 9 (30.00%) MPLS
6 9 (30.00%) CCNP
7 8 (26.67%) DHCP
7 8 (26.67%) Linux
7 8 (26.67%) E-Commerce
7 8 (26.67%) Finance
7 8 (26.67%) VMware
8 7 (23.33%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (23.33%) Juniper
9 6 (20.00%) IPv6
9 6 (20.00%) CCDP
9 6 (20.00%) RIP
9 6 (20.00%) WLAN
9 6 (20.00%) Load Balancing
9 6 (20.00%) VLAN
9 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (20.00%) Network Architecture
9 6 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 5 (16.67%) Apache
1 5 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.67%) IIS
3 2 (6.67%) Documentum
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 14 (46.67%) Firewall
2 13 (43.33%) Network Security
2 13 (43.33%) Cisco ASA
2 13 (43.33%) OSPF
2 13 (43.33%) BGP
3 11 (36.67%) DNS
4 9 (30.00%) WAN
4 9 (30.00%) EIGRP
4 9 (30.00%) MPLS
5 8 (26.67%) DHCP
6 7 (23.33%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (20.00%) IPv6
7 6 (20.00%) RIP
7 6 (20.00%) WLAN
7 6 (20.00%) VLAN
7 6 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (20.00%) FWSM
8 4 (13.33%) NetScreen
8 4 (13.33%) SAN
8 4 (13.33%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (10.00%) Maven
2 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.00%) Ant
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Architect
2 6 (20.00%) Consultant
2 6 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 5 (16.67%) Network Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Network Security Specialist
4 4 (13.33%) Network Specialist
4 4 (13.33%) Security Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Security Specialist
5 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Support Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Support
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Requirements Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Thin Client
1 4 (13.33%) Client/Server
1 4 (13.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.33%) CLARiiON
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Linux
2 4 (13.33%) Windows
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.67%) VMS
4 2 (6.67%) Debian
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Network Design
2 8 (26.67%) E-Commerce
3 6 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 6 (20.00%) Network Architecture
4 5 (16.67%) Change Management
5 4 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (6.67%) Information Security
7 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.33%) Migration
7 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.33%) SIEM
7 1 (3.33%) Software Deployment
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (30.00%) CCNP
3 6 (20.00%) CCDP
4 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (16.67%) CCNA
5 4 (13.33%) CCSE
6 3 (10.00%) MCSE
6 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.00%) vSphere
3 3 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 25 (83.33%) Cisco
2 12 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (26.67%) VMware
4 7 (23.33%) Juniper
5 5 (16.67%) Blue Coat
5 5 (16.67%) Infoblox
6 4 (13.33%) Dell
6 4 (13.33%) EMC
6 4 (13.33%) Citrix
6 4 (13.33%) Imperva
7 3 (10.00%) Endeca
7 3 (10.00%) hybris
7 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (6.67%) HP
8 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
8 2 (6.67%) Oracle
9 1 (3.33%) Altiris
9 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
9 1 (3.33%) TippingPoint
9 1 (3.33%) McAfee