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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 242 325 360
Rank change year-on-year
+83 +35
Contract jobs citing F5 431 273 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.85% 0.53% 0.42%
As % of the Vendors category 1.87% 1.16% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 148 109
Average daily rate
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£388 £401 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.24% -4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £401 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.24% +14.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 11
Average hourly rate £51.67 £31.24 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.40% -6.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.67 £32.47 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+59.11% -1.60%
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
23060 23462 20410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.55% 45.66% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13389 13412 11202
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 1033 1135
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £41.00 £39.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 17 April 2015.

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
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 17 April 2015. 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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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 +37 180 £400 -1.71% 47
South East +20 87 £348 -7.33% 30
West Midlands +14 46 £340 -10.52% 9
East of England +45 44 £425 -10.52% 8
Yorkshire +12 42 £381 -4.80% 9
East Midlands +12 11 £400 -15.78% 1
North West -24 9 £500 +53.84% 2
South West 0 7 £400 -11.11% 7
North East +5 3 £343 -1.86%
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 737 (80.99%) Cisco
2 621 (68.24%) Firewall
3 468 (51.43%) Cisco Certification
4 441 (48.46%) CheckPoint
5 375 (41.21%) CCNP
6 356 (39.12%) Juniper
7 321 (35.27%) Cisco ASA
8 272 (29.89%) BGP
9 266 (29.23%) OSPF
10 244 (26.81%) Cisco Nexus
11 233 (25.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 225 (24.73%) Load Balancing
13 221 (24.29%) Network Security
14 204 (22.42%) ITIL
15 203 (22.31%) WAN
16 200 (21.98%) Blue Coat
17 198 (21.76%) Linux
18 193 (21.21%) LAN
19 192 (21.10%) VMware
20 182 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
21 177 (19.45%) Finance
22 176 (19.34%) DNS
23 175 (19.23%) BIG-IP
24 174 (19.12%) MPLS
25 167 (18.35%) VPN
26 162 (17.80%) Windows
27 149 (16.37%) CCNA
28 140 (15.38%) HP
28 140 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
29 132 (14.51%) Wireless

F5
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 43 (4.73%) IIS
2 36 (3.96%) Apache
3 26 (2.86%) Tomcat
4 21 (2.31%) WebLogic
5 20 (2.20%) MS Exchange
6 18 (1.98%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.43%) SharePoint
7 13 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
8 11 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (0.88%) nginx
9 8 (0.88%) Lync
10 7 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.55%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.44%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.33%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.33%) Oracle Application Server
13 3 (0.33%) JBoss
13 3 (0.33%) Documentum
Applications
1 33 (3.63%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.42%) MS Office
3 16 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (2.75%) RMDS
2 9 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.22%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (0.99%) PaaS
2 8 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.55%) SaaS
4 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.11%) Office 365
5 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 621 (68.24%) Firewall
2 321 (35.27%) Cisco ASA
3 272 (29.89%) BGP
4 266 (29.23%) OSPF
5 244 (26.81%) Cisco Nexus
6 233 (25.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 221 (24.29%) Network Security
8 203 (22.31%) WAN
9 193 (21.21%) LAN
10 182 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 176 (19.34%) DNS
12 175 (19.23%) BIG-IP
13 174 (19.12%) MPLS
14 167 (18.35%) VPN
15 140 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
16 132 (14.51%) Wireless
17 118 (12.97%) TCP/IP
18 99 (10.88%) DHCP
19 92 (10.11%) EIGRP
20 87 (9.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (3.63%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.98%) MySQL
3 9 (0.99%) Oracle Database
3 9 (0.99%) Relational Database
4 6 (0.66%) Big Data
5 4 (0.44%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.33%) BODI
6 3 (0.33%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.22%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.22%) Informix
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.22%) OLTP
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.11%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (1.43%) Subversion
1 13 (1.43%) Git (software)
1 13 (1.43%) Jenkins
2 8 (0.88%) LoadRunner
2 8 (0.88%) Introscope
2 8 (0.88%) JMeter
3 2 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.11%) MSI
4 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
General
1 177 (19.45%) Finance
2 83 (9.12%) Banking
3 74 (8.13%) Telecoms
4 33 (3.63%) Investment Banking
5 18 (1.98%) Marketing
6 16 (1.76%) Retail
7 13 (1.43%) Back Office
8 12 (1.32%) Games
9 9 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.99%) Legal
10 5 (0.55%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.44%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.44%) Electronics
12 3 (0.33%) Military
13 2 (0.22%) Billing
13 2 (0.22%) Local Government
13 2 (0.22%) Advertising
13 2 (0.22%) Publishing
13 2 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 382 (41.98%) Network Engineer
2 114 (12.53%) Security Engineer
3 100 (10.99%) Consultant
4 71 (7.80%) Network Security Engineer
5 69 (7.58%) Architect
6 53 (5.82%) Network Consultant
6 53 (5.82%) Senior Network Engineer
6 53 (5.82%) Network Specialist
7 52 (5.71%) Analyst
8 45 (4.95%) Security Specialist
9 39 (4.29%) Project Manager
10 38 (4.18%) Network Architect
10 38 (4.18%) Network Security Specialist
11 37 (4.07%) Support Engineer
12 31 (3.41%) Cisco Engineer
13 30 (3.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 28 (3.08%) Network Support
15 27 (2.97%) IP Engineer
16 25 (2.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 25 (2.75%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.97%) Middleware
2 18 (1.98%) CSS
3 17 (1.87%) Rendezvous
4 13 (1.43%) Web Services
5 12 (1.32%) Java EE
6 11 (1.21%) .NET
7 8 (0.88%) WAP
8 7 (0.77%) J2EE
8 7 (0.77%) JSON
9 4 (0.44%) REST
9 4 (0.44%) SOAP
9 4 (0.44%) MAPI
9 4 (0.44%) CGI
9 4 (0.44%) Ajax
9 4 (0.44%) XMPP
10 3 (0.33%) HTML
10 3 (0.33%) WSDL
10 3 (0.33%) XSD
11 2 (0.22%) XML
11 2 (0.22%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.29%) PKI
3 35 (3.85%) Thin Client
3 35 (3.85%) Fat Client
4 21 (2.31%) Management Information System
5 17 (1.87%) Clustering
6 16 (1.76%) SecurID
7 15 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
7 15 (1.65%) Mobile App
8 14 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.21%) Hedge funds
9 11 (1.21%) CESG
10 10 (1.10%) Smart Meter
11 9 (0.99%) Open Source
11 9 (0.99%) Online Games
11 9 (0.99%) User Experience
12 8 (0.88%) Computer Science
12 8 (0.88%) Cryptography
12 8 (0.88%) Replication
13 7 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 198 (21.76%) Linux
2 162 (17.80%) Windows
3 96 (10.55%) UNIX
4 63 (6.92%) Solaris
5 54 (5.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (1.98%) Windows 7
8 18 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (1.65%) Android
10 11 (1.21%) Windows Phone 8
10 11 (1.21%) Windows Phone
10 11 (1.21%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.99%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.88%) SUSE
12 8 (0.88%) AIX
12 8 (0.88%) CentOS
13 7 (0.77%) HPUX
14 6 (0.66%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.44%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (24.73%) Load Balancing
2 204 (22.42%) ITIL
3 88 (9.67%) E-Commerce
4 70 (7.69%) Project Management
5 68 (7.47%) Network Management
6 59 (6.48%) Service Management
7 56 (6.15%) Change Management
8 53 (5.82%) Service Delivery
8 53 (5.82%) Mentoring
9 52 (5.71%) Network Design
9 52 (5.71%) Incident Management
10 44 (4.84%) Network Monitoring
11 38 (4.18%) Migration
12 35 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
12 35 (3.85%) Network Architecture
13 32 (3.52%) PRINCE2
14 31 (3.41%) Validation
15 26 (2.86%) Change Control
16 24 (2.64%) ITIL V3
16 24 (2.64%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 44 (4.84%) Perl
2 32 (3.52%) C
2 32 (3.52%) Java
2 32 (3.52%) Python
3 30 (3.30%) SQL
4 21 (2.31%) PowerShell
5 17 (1.87%) Shell Script
6 12 (1.32%) Ruby
6 12 (1.32%) Lisp
7 11 (1.21%) JavaScript
8 6 (0.66%) PHP
9 3 (0.33%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.33%) Korn
9 3 (0.33%) C-shell
9 3 (0.33%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.22%) VBScript
11 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.11%) C#
11 1 (0.11%) R
Qualifications
1 468 (51.43%) Cisco Certification
2 375 (41.21%) CCNP
3 149 (16.37%) CCNA
4 124 (13.63%) Security Cleared
5 102 (11.21%) CCSE
6 87 (9.56%) SC Cleared
7 82 (9.01%) CCIE
8 56 (6.15%) Degree
9 55 (6.04%) CISSP
10 36 (3.96%) CCDP
11 32 (3.52%) CCSA
12 28 (3.08%) DV Cleared
13 24 (2.64%) CCSP
14 17 (1.87%) PMP
14 17 (1.87%) PMI Certification
14 17 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (0.88%) JNCIS
16 7 (0.77%) CISM
16 7 (0.77%) CCIP
16 7 (0.77%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.73%) SLA
2 33 (3.63%) PCI DSS
3 15 (1.65%) QA
4 7 (0.77%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.22%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 115 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (6.70%) Active Directory
3 41 (4.51%) vSphere
4 33 (3.63%) Hyper-V
5 26 (2.86%) ProxySG
6 24 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (2.31%) XenServer
8 18 (1.98%) NFS
9 16 (1.76%) VMware ESX
9 16 (1.76%) vCloud
10 14 (1.54%) Snort
11 12 (1.32%) Firmware
12 5 (0.55%) XenApp
12 5 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
13 4 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.33%) KVM
14 3 (0.33%) UAG
14 3 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 3 (0.33%) Xen
14 3 (0.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 32 (3.52%) FortiGate
2 24 (2.64%) Cisco CUCM
3 23 (2.53%) OPNET
4 20 (2.20%) Cisco Prime
5 19 (2.09%) Puppet
6 15 (1.65%) RANCID
7 13 (1.43%) SCCM
7 13 (1.43%) Netcool
7 13 (1.43%) Nagios
8 12 (1.32%) Opsview
8 12 (1.32%) collectd
8 12 (1.32%) Graphite
9 11 (1.21%) BMC PATROL
10 9 (0.99%) OpenView
10 9 (0.99%) CiscoWorks
11 8 (0.88%) SCOM
11 8 (0.88%) ITRS Geneos
11 8 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (0.66%) WhatsUp Gold
12 6 (0.66%) OVSD
Vendors
1 737 (80.99%) Cisco
2 441 (48.46%) CheckPoint
3 356 (39.12%) Juniper
4 200 (21.98%) Blue Coat
5 192 (21.10%) VMware
6 140 (15.38%) HP
7 108 (11.87%) Citrix
8 100 (10.99%) Microsoft
9 92 (10.11%) SolarWinds
10 83 (9.12%) Fortinet
11 73 (8.02%) Infoblox
11 73 (8.02%) Riverbed
12 58 (6.37%) Oracle
13 56 (6.15%) McAfee
14 53 (5.82%) TippingPoint
15 49 (5.38%) Red Hat
16 43 (4.73%) BMC
16 43 (4.73%) Imperva
17 40 (4.40%) IBM
18 37 (4.07%) Nokia
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