The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 295 236 365
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +129
Contract jobs citing F5 355 446 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.75% 0.95% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 1.76% 2.08% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 320 138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £401 £333
% change year-on-year
-6.36% +20.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £43.00 - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £50.00 £95.00
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -47.36%
F5
UK

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

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
20185 21463 20154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 42.77% 45.74% 45.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12222 12712 11398
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 813 916 900
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in England

F5
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

F5 Daily Rate Trend in England

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in England

F5
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the England region.

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in England

F5
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

F5 Hourly Rate Histogram in England

F5
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
London -74 126 £425 +8.62% 35
South East -6 93 £351 +0.28% 28
Yorkshire +3 61 £363 -9.48% 14
East of England +12 25 £471 -5.75% 18
South West +11 17 £375 -11.76% 3
North West -14 15 £500 - 4
West Midlands -16 8 £425 - 4
East Midlands -14 6 £375 +5.26% 2
North East -28 2 £363 -12.38%
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 566 (75.97%) Cisco
2 441 (59.19%) Firewall
3 291 (39.06%) Cisco Certification
4 286 (38.39%) CheckPoint
5 231 (31.01%) Load Balancing
6 224 (30.07%) Juniper
7 222 (29.80%) LAN
8 214 (28.72%) CCNP
9 212 (28.46%) WAN
10 205 (27.52%) Cisco ASA
11 201 (26.98%) Cisco Nexus
12 199 (26.71%) Data Centre
13 180 (24.16%) BGP
14 176 (23.62%) Network Security
15 171 (22.95%) Finance
16 164 (22.01%) VPN
17 163 (21.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 151 (20.27%) OSPF
19 146 (19.60%) TCP/IP
20 144 (19.33%) DNS
21 126 (16.91%) Blue Coat
22 122 (16.38%) MPLS
23 119 (15.97%) BIG-IP
24 116 (15.57%) ITIL
25 115 (15.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
26 113 (15.17%) SSL
27 100 (13.42%) Linux
28 94 (12.62%) EIGRP
29 92 (12.35%) DHCP
30 91 (12.21%) CCNA

F5
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 22 (2.95%) Apache
2 15 (2.01%) Skype for Business
3 14 (1.88%) Tomcat
4 11 (1.48%) OpenStack
4 11 (1.48%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.34%) JBoss
5 10 (1.34%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.21%) IIS
6 9 (1.21%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (0.94%) Confluence
7 7 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (0.94%) Node.js
8 5 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.54%) MQSeries
9 4 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.40%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (2.01%) MS Excel
1 15 (2.01%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.54%) MS Office
4 3 (0.40%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 4 (0.54%) Relativity
1 4 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.16%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.34%) IaaS
3 9 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.21%) Office 365
4 7 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (0.81%) SaaS
6 4 (0.54%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.54%) PaaS
7 3 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.27%) HP Helion
8 2 (0.27%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 441 (59.19%) Firewall
2 222 (29.80%) LAN
3 212 (28.46%) WAN
4 205 (27.52%) Cisco ASA
5 201 (26.98%) Cisco Nexus
6 180 (24.16%) BGP
7 176 (23.62%) Network Security
8 164 (22.01%) VPN
9 163 (21.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 151 (20.27%) OSPF
11 146 (19.60%) TCP/IP
12 144 (19.33%) DNS
13 122 (16.38%) MPLS
14 119 (15.97%) BIG-IP
15 115 (15.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 113 (15.17%) SSL
17 94 (12.62%) EIGRP
18 92 (12.35%) DHCP
19 89 (11.95%) Wireless
20 73 (9.80%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.88%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.21%) MySQL
2 9 (1.21%) Oracle Database
3 7 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (0.81%) DB2
4 6 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.67%) Big Data
6 4 (0.54%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.40%) Informix
7 3 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.40%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.40%) Redis
7 3 (0.40%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.13%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 11 (1.48%) JIRA
1 11 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
2 9 (1.21%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (0.54%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.40%) Subversion
5 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.27%) Hudson
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.13%) RSpec
General
1 171 (22.95%) Finance
2 73 (9.80%) Banking
3 46 (6.17%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.36%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.42%) Retail
6 11 (1.48%) Spanish Language
7 10 (1.34%) Games
7 10 (1.34%) Retail Banking
8 7 (0.94%) Legal
9 6 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.67%) Electronics
11 4 (0.54%) Law
11 4 (0.54%) Marketing
12 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.27%) Local Government
13 1 (0.13%) Advertising
13 1 (0.13%) Back Office
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 318 (42.68%) Network Engineer
2 104 (13.96%) Security Engineer
3 75 (10.07%) Architect
4 72 (9.66%) Cisco Engineer
5 70 (9.40%) Network Security Engineer
6 69 (9.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 53 (7.11%) Consultant
8 48 (6.44%) Analyst
9 47 (6.31%) Senior Network Engineer
10 39 (5.23%) Network Architect
11 34 (4.56%) Administrator
12 33 (4.43%) Network Analyst
13 32 (4.30%) Support Engineer
14 31 (4.16%) Network Support
15 29 (3.89%) Network Specialist
16 28 (3.76%) Security Analyst
17 24 (3.22%) Network Support Engineer
18 21 (2.82%) Cisco Security Engineer
18 21 (2.82%) Design Engineer
18 21 (2.82%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.83%) Web Services
2 22 (2.95%) Middleware
3 19 (2.55%) 802.1X
4 13 (1.74%) J2EE
4 13 (1.74%) SOAP
5 10 (1.34%) REST
6 6 (0.81%) CSS
7 5 (0.67%) XML
8 4 (0.54%) .NET
8 4 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (0.54%) RSS
9 3 (0.40%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (0.40%) HTML
9 3 (0.40%) MAPI
9 3 (0.40%) OAuth
9 3 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.27%) JMS
11 1 (0.13%) Servlets
11 1 (0.13%) WAP
11 1 (0.13%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 199 (26.71%) Data Centre
2 27 (3.62%) Management Information System
3 24 (3.22%) PKI
4 23 (3.09%) Clustering
4 23 (3.09%) Mobile App
5 22 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (2.55%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.74%) Private Cloud
8 10 (1.34%) Algorithms
8 10 (1.34%) Cryptography
8 10 (1.34%) Driving Licence
8 10 (1.34%) e-Health
9 9 (1.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (1.21%) Smart Meter
10 8 (1.07%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.07%) Mobile Banking
10 8 (1.07%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.07%) Thin Client
11 7 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 100 (13.42%) Linux
2 88 (11.81%) Windows
3 68 (9.13%) Unix
4 32 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (2.28%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.34%) Solaris
8 7 (0.94%) Android
8 7 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.40%) CatOS
9 3 (0.40%) VMS
9 3 (0.40%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.27%) CentOS
10 2 (0.27%) SUSE
10 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.13%) Fedora
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (31.01%) Load Balancing
2 116 (15.57%) ITIL
3 58 (7.79%) Network Design
4 53 (7.11%) Migration
5 40 (5.37%) High Availability
6 37 (4.97%) Change Management
6 37 (4.97%) Network Management
7 34 (4.56%) Information Security
8 32 (4.30%) Project Management
9 29 (3.89%) Kalman Filter
10 28 (3.76%) Problem Management
11 27 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
11 27 (3.62%) Incident Management
11 27 (3.62%) SIEM
12 25 (3.36%) Configuration Management
13 23 (3.09%) Security Patching
14 22 (2.95%) DevOps
14 22 (2.95%) Service Delivery
15 21 (2.82%) Change Control
15 21 (2.82%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (3.22%) Perl
1 24 (3.22%) PowerShell
1 24 (3.22%) SQL
2 21 (2.82%) Python
3 20 (2.68%) Bash Shell
4 19 (2.55%) Java
5 8 (1.07%) C
5 8 (1.07%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.81%) Shell Script
6 6 (0.81%) Tcl
7 4 (0.54%) Ruby
8 3 (0.40%) C++
8 3 (0.40%) VB
9 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.27%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.13%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.13%) C#
10 1 (0.13%) Lisp
10 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 291 (39.06%) Cisco Certification
2 214 (28.72%) CCNP
3 91 (12.21%) CCNA
4 73 (9.80%) Security Cleared
5 70 (9.40%) CCIE
6 63 (8.46%) SC Cleared
7 52 (6.98%) CCSE
8 45 (6.04%) CISSP
9 37 (4.97%) CCSA
10 35 (4.70%) Degree
11 21 (2.82%) CCDP
12 17 (2.28%) Check Point Certification
13 10 (1.34%) CEH
13 10 (1.34%) GCIA
13 10 (1.34%) GCIH
14 9 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (1.07%) CCSP
15 8 (1.07%) JNCIS
15 8 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.52%) PCI DSS
2 28 (3.76%) SLA
3 18 (2.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.94%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.54%) QA
7 2 (0.27%) COBIT
7 2 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 49 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (5.91%) Active Directory
3 27 (3.62%) Firmware
4 21 (2.82%) Snort
5 13 (1.74%) ProxySG
5 13 (1.74%) VMware ESX
6 11 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.34%) vSphere
8 9 (1.21%) Hyper-V
8 9 (1.21%) NFS
9 7 (0.94%) vCloud
10 6 (0.81%) XenApp
10 6 (0.81%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.54%) XenServer
12 3 (0.40%) KVM
12 3 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.40%) Xen
13 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 42 (5.64%) FortiGate
2 41 (5.50%) Puppet
3 21 (2.82%) Proventia
4 13 (1.74%) Nagios
5 12 (1.61%) CiscoWorks
6 11 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.48%) RSA Security Analytics
7 9 (1.21%) Nessus
7 9 (1.21%) OpenView
7 9 (1.21%) SolarWinds Orion
8 8 (1.07%) RSA enVision
9 6 (0.81%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.81%) QRadar
9 6 (0.81%) SCCM
10 5 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.67%) Opsview
11 4 (0.54%) Cacti
11 4 (0.54%) Cisco Prime
11 4 (0.54%) Salt
11 4 (0.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 566 (75.97%) Cisco
2 286 (38.39%) CheckPoint
3 224 (30.07%) Juniper
4 126 (16.91%) Blue Coat
5 75 (10.07%) Palo Alto
6 72 (9.66%) VMware
7 61 (8.19%) Citrix
8 56 (7.52%) Fortinet
9 55 (7.38%) HP
10 47 (6.31%) Microsoft
11 38 (5.10%) Sourcefire
12 32 (4.30%) Intel Security
12 32 (4.30%) Nokia
12 32 (4.30%) Red Hat
13 30 (4.03%) Oracle
14 27 (3.62%) Infoblox
15 25 (3.36%) IBM
15 25 (3.36%) SolarWinds
15 25 (3.36%) Splunk
16 22 (2.95%) Riverbed
Slough, Berkshire
AAP3
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Qualserv
Rate: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum To £110k + Package (To £80k Base)
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Daisy Group
Rate: £350 p/d
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago