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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 238 344 350
Rank change year-on-year
+106 +6
Contract jobs citing F5 418 227 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.86% 0.48% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 1.89% 1.06% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 130 97
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 8
Average hourly rate £51.67 £30.00 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.21% -13.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.83 £31.24 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+62.74% -5.34%
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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
22109 21507 19301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.47% 45.48% 46.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12853 12106 10598
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £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 952 996 1103
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.41 £11.15 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +57 187 £406 -0.18% 56
South East +25 85 £325 -13.33% 26
Yorkshire +18 47 £394 -1.50% 15
East of England +32 43 £425 +6.25% 8
West Midlands +8 27 £420 +10.52% 6
East Midlands +2 12 £400 -15.78% 1
North West -20 9 £500 +53.84% 1
South West -4 6 £388 -13.88% 9
North East - - - -
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UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 717 (77.43%) Cisco
2 626 (67.60%) Firewall
3 457 (49.35%) Cisco Certification
4 432 (46.65%) CheckPoint
5 371 (40.06%) CCNP
6 337 (36.39%) Juniper
7 318 (34.34%) Cisco ASA
8 270 (29.16%) BGP
9 260 (28.08%) OSPF
10 236 (25.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 235 (25.38%) Cisco Nexus
12 228 (24.62%) Load Balancing
13 225 (24.30%) Network Security
14 212 (22.89%) WAN
15 206 (22.25%) Blue Coat
16 204 (22.03%) LAN
17 202 (21.81%) Linux
18 201 (21.71%) VMware
19 199 (21.49%) ITIL
20 175 (18.90%) BIG-IP
21 174 (18.79%) Finance
22 173 (18.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
23 171 (18.47%) DNS
24 168 (18.14%) MPLS
25 161 (17.39%) Windows
26 158 (17.06%) VPN
27 141 (15.23%) CCNA
27 141 (15.23%) HP
28 131 (14.15%) Cisco IOS
29 130 (14.04%) Wireless

F5
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 44 (4.75%) IIS
1 44 (4.75%) Apache
2 31 (3.35%) Tomcat
3 22 (2.38%) WebLogic
4 16 (1.73%) MS Exchange
5 15 (1.62%) SharePoint
6 14 (1.51%) WebSphere
6 14 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
8 11 (1.19%) nginx
9 5 (0.54%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.43%) JBoss
10 4 (0.43%) Documentum
10 4 (0.43%) Lync
10 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 32 (3.46%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.16%) MS Office
3 15 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.32%) MS Project
5 2 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (2.70%) RMDS
2 10 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.22%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.76%) PaaS
3 4 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.32%) SaaS
4 3 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.22%) IaaS
6 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.11%) Office 365
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 626 (67.60%) Firewall
2 318 (34.34%) Cisco ASA
3 270 (29.16%) BGP
4 260 (28.08%) OSPF
5 236 (25.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 235 (25.38%) Cisco Nexus
7 225 (24.30%) Network Security
8 212 (22.89%) WAN
9 204 (22.03%) LAN
10 175 (18.90%) BIG-IP
11 173 (18.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 171 (18.47%) DNS
13 168 (18.14%) MPLS
14 158 (17.06%) VPN
15 131 (14.15%) Cisco IOS
16 130 (14.04%) Wireless
17 113 (12.20%) TCP/IP
18 101 (10.91%) DHCP
19 98 (10.58%) EIGRP
20 88 (9.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (3.89%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.16%) MySQL
3 11 (1.19%) Oracle Database
4 9 (0.97%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.43%) BODI
5 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.43%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (0.32%) SQLPlus
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.22%) OLTP
7 2 (0.22%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.22%) Big Data
7 2 (0.22%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.11%) DB2
8 1 (0.11%) Informix
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (2.05%) Subversion
2 17 (1.84%) Jenkins
2 17 (1.84%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.86%) Introscope
3 8 (0.86%) JMeter
3 8 (0.86%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.11%) MSI
General
1 174 (18.79%) Finance
2 91 (9.83%) Banking
3 73 (7.88%) Telecoms
4 33 (3.56%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.27%) Retail
6 14 (1.51%) Back Office
7 11 (1.19%) Games
8 9 (0.97%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.97%) Marketing
8 9 (0.97%) Legal
9 5 (0.54%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.43%) Military
11 3 (0.32%) Electronics
11 3 (0.32%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.22%) Publishing
12 2 (0.22%) Billing
12 2 (0.22%) Local Government
12 2 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 373 (40.28%) Network Engineer
2 114 (12.31%) Security Engineer
3 101 (10.91%) Consultant
4 75 (8.10%) Architect
5 69 (7.45%) Network Security Engineer
6 59 (6.37%) Analyst
7 55 (5.94%) Network Consultant
8 53 (5.72%) Security Specialist
9 52 (5.62%) Senior Network Engineer
9 52 (5.62%) Network Specialist
10 44 (4.75%) Network Architect
11 38 (4.10%) Network Security Specialist
12 36 (3.89%) Support Engineer
13 32 (3.46%) Project Manager
14 31 (3.35%) Cisco Engineer
15 30 (3.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 27 (2.92%) Network Support
16 27 (2.92%) IP Engineer
17 26 (2.81%) Security Consultant
17 26 (2.81%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.35%) Middleware
2 17 (1.84%) CSS
2 17 (1.84%) Rendezvous
3 13 (1.40%) .NET
3 13 (1.40%) Java EE
4 10 (1.08%) Web Services
5 9 (0.97%) WAP
6 7 (0.76%) JSON
7 6 (0.65%) J2EE
7 6 (0.65%) CGI
8 5 (0.54%) REST
8 5 (0.54%) Ajax
9 4 (0.43%) XMPP
9 4 (0.43%) XML
10 3 (0.32%) SOAP
10 3 (0.32%) HTML
11 2 (0.22%) Application Packaging
11 2 (0.22%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (0.22%) XSD
11 2 (0.22%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 72 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.21%) PKI
3 36 (3.89%) Thin Client
3 36 (3.89%) Fat Client
4 20 (2.16%) Management Information System
5 17 (1.84%) Clustering
6 16 (1.73%) SecurID
7 15 (1.62%) Mobile App
7 15 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.30%) Smart Meter
8 12 (1.30%) User Experience
9 11 (1.19%) Hedge funds
9 11 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (1.19%) CESG
10 10 (1.08%) Open Source
11 9 (0.97%) Online Games
12 8 (0.86%) e-Health
12 8 (0.86%) Replication
13 7 (0.76%) Computer Science
14 6 (0.65%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 202 (21.81%) Linux
2 161 (17.39%) Windows
3 94 (10.15%) UNIX
4 58 (6.26%) Solaris
4 58 (6.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (3.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (1.73%) Windows 7
9 11 (1.19%) Windows Phone
9 11 (1.19%) Apple iOS
9 11 (1.19%) Windows Phone 8
9 11 (1.19%) Android
10 9 (0.97%) CentOS
10 9 (0.97%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.76%) HPUX
11 7 (0.76%) Windows 2000
11 7 (0.76%) SUSE
12 6 (0.65%) AIX
13 4 (0.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (24.62%) Load Balancing
2 199 (21.49%) ITIL
3 89 (9.61%) E-Commerce
4 65 (7.02%) Change Management
5 64 (6.91%) Project Management
6 62 (6.70%) Network Management
7 56 (6.05%) Mentoring
7 56 (6.05%) Incident Management
8 55 (5.94%) Service Management
9 52 (5.62%) Network Design
9 52 (5.62%) Service Delivery
10 47 (5.08%) Network Monitoring
11 42 (4.54%) Migration
12 37 (4.00%) Network Architecture
12 37 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
13 33 (3.56%) Validation
14 27 (2.92%) PRINCE2
15 24 (2.59%) Change Control
15 24 (2.59%) Low Latency
15 24 (2.59%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 49 (5.29%) Perl
2 42 (4.54%) Java
3 36 (3.89%) Python
4 34 (3.67%) C
5 32 (3.46%) SQL
6 24 (2.59%) PowerShell
7 19 (2.05%) Shell Script
8 18 (1.94%) Ruby
9 14 (1.51%) Lisp
10 12 (1.30%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.76%) PHP
12 5 (0.54%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.32%) VBScript
13 3 (0.32%) C++
14 2 (0.22%) Korn
14 2 (0.22%) C-shell
14 2 (0.22%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.11%) R
15 1 (0.11%) C#
15 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 457 (49.35%) Cisco Certification
2 371 (40.06%) CCNP
3 141 (15.23%) CCNA
4 126 (13.61%) Security Cleared
5 110 (11.88%) CCSE
6 86 (9.29%) SC Cleared
7 83 (8.96%) CCIE
8 55 (5.94%) Degree
9 54 (5.83%) CISSP
10 38 (4.10%) CCSA
11 37 (4.00%) CCDP
12 32 (3.46%) DV Cleared
13 24 (2.59%) CCSP
14 18 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 11 (1.19%) PMP
15 11 (1.19%) PMI Certification
15 11 (1.19%) JNCIS
16 10 (1.08%) CCIP
16 10 (1.08%) HP ASE
17 9 (0.97%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.75%) SLA
2 29 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.84%) QA
4 5 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.43%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.22%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 111 (11.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (6.59%) Active Directory
3 38 (4.10%) vSphere
4 29 (3.13%) ProxySG
5 26 (2.81%) Hyper-V
6 23 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (2.05%) XenServer
8 18 (1.94%) VMware ESX
8 18 (1.94%) NFS
9 13 (1.40%) Snort
10 12 (1.30%) Firmware
11 11 (1.19%) vCloud
12 10 (1.08%) XenApp
13 7 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
14 4 (0.43%) UAG
15 3 (0.32%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.32%) Xen
16 2 (0.22%) Samba
16 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 36 (3.89%) FortiGate
2 26 (2.81%) OPNET
3 25 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
4 24 (2.59%) Puppet
5 20 (2.16%) Cisco Prime
6 17 (1.84%) Nagios
7 16 (1.73%) collectd
7 16 (1.73%) Opsview
7 16 (1.73%) Graphite
8 14 (1.51%) SCCM
9 13 (1.40%) Netcool
10 12 (1.30%) OpenView
11 11 (1.19%) RANCID
11 11 (1.19%) BMC PATROL
12 9 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (0.97%) SCOM
13 8 (0.86%) CiscoWorks
13 8 (0.86%) SolarWinds Orion
13 8 (0.86%) ITRS Geneos
13 8 (0.86%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 717 (77.43%) Cisco
2 432 (46.65%) CheckPoint
3 337 (36.39%) Juniper
4 206 (22.25%) Blue Coat
5 201 (21.71%) VMware
6 141 (15.23%) HP
7 116 (12.53%) Citrix
8 102 (11.02%) Microsoft
9 93 (10.04%) SolarWinds
10 85 (9.18%) Fortinet
11 69 (7.45%) Infoblox
12 63 (6.80%) Riverbed
13 59 (6.37%) Oracle
14 56 (6.05%) Imperva
15 55 (5.94%) TippingPoint
16 51 (5.51%) McAfee
16 51 (5.51%) Red Hat
17 49 (5.29%) BMC
18 44 (4.75%) Nokia
19 34 (3.67%) IBM
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