The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 88 78 81
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing F5 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.39% 0.27% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 1.02% 0.89% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £325 £340 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -20.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £384 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.97% -4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £51.67 £31.24
% change year-on-year
-24.51% +65.40%
F5
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Vendors Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
591 449 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 38.53% 30.77% 30.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 234 194
Average daily rate £420 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.86% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £188 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.06% -28.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

F5
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 across the Edinburgh region.

F5 Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

F5
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 5 (83.33%) BIG-IP
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Apache
3 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) SSL
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (33.33%) SAML
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) SSH
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
1 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) BIG-IP
2 2 (33.33%) Network Security
2 2 (33.33%) SSH
2 2 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Java Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Support
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Support
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Support
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint