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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 78 87 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing F5 8 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.55% 0.16% -
As % of the Vendors category 1.99% 0.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £497 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.24 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.05% -13.23%
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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
402 395 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.69% 31.20% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 197 106
Average daily rate £350 £375 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £519 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 6
Average hourly rate £12.35 £21.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.19% +2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £18.00 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.47 £32.00 £23.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 6 July 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 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) Fortinet
3 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 6 (60.00%) Blue Coat
4 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (50.00%) Nokia
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (50.00%) Imperva
5 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
5 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (30.00%) CCIE
6 3 (30.00%) Network Architecture
7 2 (20.00%) Migration
7 2 (20.00%) VLAN
7 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
7 2 (20.00%) Network Design
7 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
7 2 (20.00%) CCNP
7 2 (20.00%) CCNA
7 2 (20.00%) DNS
7 2 (20.00%) Change Management
8 1 (10.00%) Law
8 1 (10.00%) Wireless

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
3 2 (20.00%) VLAN
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) SAN
4 1 (10.00%) MPLS
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) ADSL
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless Security
4 1 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (10.00%) NAS
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Law
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall Support
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (30.00%) Network Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 2 (20.00%) Network Design
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Demand Management
4 1 (10.00%) Transition Management
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CCIE
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) ProxySG
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (70.00%) Fortinet
3 6 (60.00%) Blue Coat
4 5 (50.00%) Imperva
4 5 (50.00%) Nokia
5 1 (10.00%) Sourcefire
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper