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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 74 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing F5 6 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.44% 0.44% -
As % of the Vendors category 1.57% 1.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.36% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £95.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-47.36% +187.87%
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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
383 385 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.00% 34.22% 44.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 199 118
Average daily rate £389 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.66% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £216 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Average hourly rate £15.77 £10.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.70% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.35 £14.02 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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%) CheckPoint
1 5 (83.33%) Load Balancing
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Clustering
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Apache
3 3 (50.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (50.00%) LDAP
3 3 (50.00%) JBoss
3 3 (50.00%) EMC
3 3 (50.00%) RHCE
3 3 (50.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (33.33%) Supplier Management
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 2 (33.33%) Juniper
4 2 (33.33%) Data Security
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (16.67%) CCIE
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Dell
5 1 (16.67%) SOA
5 1 (16.67%) MUMPS
5 1 (16.67%) DNS

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) Apache
2 3 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (50.00%) JBoss
3 1 (16.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) LDAP
2 3 (50.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) NetScreen
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Informix
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 3 (50.00%) Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Security Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 2 (33.33%) Data Security
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) MUMPS
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) RHCE
2 1 (16.67%) CCIE
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) CheckPoint
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 3 (50.00%) EMC
4 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 2 (33.33%) Juniper
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Dell
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) Hitachi
5 1 (16.67%) Nokia
5 1 (16.67%) Imperva
5 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
5 1 (16.67%) Sourcefire