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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 128 114 122
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing F5 19 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.62% 0.55% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 1.37% 1.19% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +16.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £330 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £31.50
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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
1386 1094 1454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 45.10% 46.10% 47.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 807 486 647
Average daily rate £350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £478 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 123 136
Average hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £37.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 -16 10 £500 +33.33% 1
Bedfordshire -15 2 £400 +33.33% 2
Essex - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
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England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 18 (51.43%) Cisco
2 17 (48.57%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (45.71%) Linux
4 14 (40.00%) Firewall
5 13 (37.14%) SAN
5 13 (37.14%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (34.29%) DNS
7 11 (31.43%) Windows
7 11 (31.43%) VMware
8 10 (28.57%) Load Balancing
8 10 (28.57%) SQL
8 10 (28.57%) CheckPoint
8 10 (28.57%) CCNA
9 9 (25.71%) DHCP
10 8 (22.86%) Oracle
10 8 (22.86%) EMC
10 8 (22.86%) Network Security
10 8 (22.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (20.00%) CCNP
11 7 (20.00%) E-Commerce
12 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
12 6 (17.14%) Solaris
12 6 (17.14%) UNIX
12 6 (17.14%) Middleware
12 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
12 6 (17.14%) BIG-IP
12 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database
12 6 (17.14%) NoSQL
12 6 (17.14%) Infoblox

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.57%) Apache
2 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 14 (40.00%) Firewall
2 13 (37.14%) SAN
2 13 (37.14%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (34.29%) DNS
4 9 (25.71%) DHCP
5 8 (22.86%) Network Security
5 8 (22.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (17.14%) BIG-IP
8 5 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 5 (14.29%) VPN
9 4 (11.43%) LAN
9 4 (11.43%) WAN
9 4 (11.43%) OSPF
9 4 (11.43%) BGP
9 4 (11.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (8.57%) DMVPN
10 3 (8.57%) NetScreen
10 3 (8.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database
1 6 (17.14%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
1 3 (8.57%) Maven
1 3 (8.57%) Ant
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Network Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (17.14%) Architect
2 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Architect
2 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 5 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) Network Specialist
4 4 (11.43%) Network Security Specialist
4 4 (11.43%) Security Specialist
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Support Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Support Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Support
5 3 (8.57%) Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.86%) SAML
2 1 (2.86%) J2EE
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) CLARiiON
2 4 (11.43%) Client/Server
3 3 (8.57%) Fat Client
3 3 (8.57%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.71%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.86%) Replication
5 1 (2.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (45.71%) Linux
2 11 (31.43%) Windows
3 6 (17.14%) Solaris
3 6 (17.14%) UNIX
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.71%) Debian
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 7 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 5 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (8.57%) Line Management
4 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (8.57%) Change Management
4 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.71%) Data Security
5 2 (5.71%) Software Deployment
5 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.86%) Migration
6 1 (2.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (48.57%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (28.57%) CCNA
3 7 (20.00%) CCNP
4 5 (14.29%) CCSE
5 4 (11.43%) MCSE
5 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (5.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.86%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.29%) vSphere
3 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.57%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (5.71%) ISA Server
6 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 18 (51.43%) Cisco
2 11 (31.43%) VMware
3 10 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 8 (22.86%) Oracle
4 8 (22.86%) EMC
5 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
5 6 (17.14%) Infoblox
6 5 (14.29%) Blue Coat
7 4 (11.43%) HP
7 4 (11.43%) Dell
7 4 (11.43%) Citrix
7 4 (11.43%) Riverbed
8 3 (8.57%) hybris
8 3 (8.57%) 3PAR
8 3 (8.57%) Imperva
8 3 (8.57%) Endeca
9 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
9 2 (5.71%) Juniper
9 2 (5.71%) Sophos
9 2 (5.71%) SonicWALL