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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 257 271 373
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +102
Contract jobs citing F5 431 366 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.81% 0.73% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 1.84% 1.59% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 191 117
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 £34.50 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -14.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +38.88%
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
23413 22961 22201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.06% 45.63% 46.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14134 13103 12594
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £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 1002 1014 1025
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £41.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +26 193 £435 +3.57% 33
South East +25 112 £425 +28.78% 31
Yorkshire -7 31 £400 +23.07% 4
South West -28 28 £425 +6.25% 8
West Midlands +7 25 £305 -7.57% 4
East Midlands +4 13 £400 +19.40% 6
East of England -8 10 £413 -2.94% 6
North West -46 9 £300 -18.64% 6
North East -27 5 £325 -18.75%
Midlands +6 4 £320 -28.88%
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 663 (79.02%) Cisco
2 550 (65.55%) Firewall
3 405 (48.27%) Cisco Certification
4 369 (43.98%) CheckPoint
5 318 (37.90%) Juniper
6 315 (37.54%) CCNP
7 273 (32.54%) Load Balancing
8 268 (31.94%) Cisco ASA
9 261 (31.11%) WAN
10 232 (27.65%) Data Centre
11 226 (26.94%) LAN
11 226 (26.94%) BGP
12 217 (25.86%) OSPF
13 208 (24.79%) Cisco Nexus
14 202 (24.08%) VPN
15 187 (22.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 183 (21.81%) Network Security
17 173 (20.62%) ITIL
17 173 (20.62%) MPLS
18 170 (20.26%) Windows
18 170 (20.26%) BIG-IP
19 165 (19.67%) TCP/IP
20 160 (19.07%) Finance
21 154 (18.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
22 150 (17.88%) Blue Coat
23 146 (17.40%) CCNA
24 141 (16.81%) Linux
25 139 (16.57%) DNS
26 135 (16.09%) Wireless
27 122 (14.54%) Security Cleared

F5
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 36 (4.29%) Apache
2 31 (3.69%) MS Exchange
3 28 (3.34%) IIS
4 25 (2.98%) WebSphere
5 20 (2.38%) Tomcat
5 20 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (1.67%) Lync
8 13 (1.55%) JBoss
8 13 (1.55%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (1.19%) SharePoint
12 7 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
12 7 (0.83%) MQSeries
13 4 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.48%) IBM HTTP Server
13 4 (0.48%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 27 (3.22%) MS Excel
2 24 (2.86%) MS Office
3 23 (2.74%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.19%) RMDS
2 5 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.24%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.83%) PaaS
4 6 (0.72%) HP Helion
5 5 (0.60%) SaaS
6 4 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.48%) Office 365
7 2 (0.24%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.24%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 550 (65.55%) Firewall
2 268 (31.94%) Cisco ASA
3 261 (31.11%) WAN
4 226 (26.94%) LAN
4 226 (26.94%) BGP
5 217 (25.86%) OSPF
6 208 (24.79%) Cisco Nexus
7 202 (24.08%) VPN
8 187 (22.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 183 (21.81%) Network Security
10 173 (20.62%) MPLS
11 170 (20.26%) BIG-IP
12 165 (19.67%) TCP/IP
13 154 (18.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 139 (16.57%) DNS
15 135 (16.09%) Wireless
16 106 (12.63%) Cisco IOS
17 105 (12.51%) SSL
18 91 (10.85%) IPsec
19 87 (10.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (2.98%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.95%) Big Data
3 7 (0.83%) DB2
4 5 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.60%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.24%) MySQL
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.24%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.12%) Informix
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (1.19%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (0.72%) Introscope
3 4 (0.48%) JMeter
3 4 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.48%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.36%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.24%) Maven
5 2 (0.24%) JIRA
5 2 (0.24%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.12%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.12%) ProC
General
1 160 (19.07%) Finance
2 51 (6.08%) Banking
3 49 (5.84%) Telecoms
4 20 (2.38%) Marketing
5 19 (2.26%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.79%) Retail
7 11 (1.31%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.72%) Back Office
8 6 (0.72%) Spanish Language
9 5 (0.60%) Electronics
9 5 (0.60%) Legal
9 5 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.60%) Advertising
10 4 (0.48%) Publishing
11 3 (0.36%) Games
11 3 (0.36%) Front Office
11 3 (0.36%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.24%) Billing
13 1 (0.12%) Law
13 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 368 (43.86%) Network Engineer
2 86 (10.25%) Security Engineer
3 81 (9.65%) Consultant
4 79 (9.42%) Architect
5 60 (7.15%) Senior Network Engineer
6 50 (5.96%) Network Security Engineer
7 44 (5.24%) Analyst
8 40 (4.77%) Network Architect
9 37 (4.41%) Administrator
9 37 (4.41%) Cisco Engineer
10 33 (3.93%) Network Consultant
11 32 (3.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 29 (3.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 27 (3.22%) Network Specialist
14 26 (3.10%) Support Engineer
15 23 (2.74%) Project Manager
16 22 (2.62%) Network Support
17 19 (2.26%) Design Engineer
18 18 (2.15%) Security Consultant
19 17 (2.03%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.69%) CSS
1 31 (3.69%) 802.1X
2 28 (3.34%) Middleware
3 16 (1.91%) .NET
3 16 (1.91%) Web Services
4 12 (1.43%) J2EE
5 9 (1.07%) Java EE
5 9 (1.07%) REST
5 9 (1.07%) SOAP
6 7 (0.83%) Rendezvous
6 7 (0.83%) MAPI
7 5 (0.60%) JMS
8 4 (0.48%) JMX
8 4 (0.48%) Servlets
8 4 (0.48%) XMPP
8 4 (0.48%) Apache Flex
8 4 (0.48%) WCF
8 4 (0.48%) WebSockets
9 3 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.24%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 232 (27.65%) Data Centre
2 48 (5.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 31 (3.69%) PKI
4 28 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (3.22%) Management Information System
6 24 (2.86%) Clustering
7 17 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
8 15 (1.79%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.43%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.19%) Cryptography
10 10 (1.19%) iPhone
11 9 (1.07%) DataPower
11 9 (1.07%) Smart Meter
12 8 (0.95%) SecurID
12 8 (0.95%) User Experience
12 8 (0.95%) Public Cloud
12 8 (0.95%) Replication
13 6 (0.72%) e-Health
13 6 (0.72%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 170 (20.26%) Windows
2 141 (16.81%) Linux
3 106 (12.63%) UNIX
4 47 (5.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (4.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (3.58%) Solaris
6 30 (3.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (1.79%) Windows 7
9 13 (1.55%) CentOS
9 13 (1.55%) Ubuntu
10 10 (1.19%) Android
11 9 (1.07%) SUSE
12 8 (0.95%) AIX
13 7 (0.83%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.60%) Debian
15 4 (0.48%) zOS
15 4 (0.48%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.36%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (32.54%) Load Balancing
2 173 (20.62%) ITIL
3 82 (9.77%) Network Design
4 61 (7.27%) Network Management
5 56 (6.67%) Migration
6 49 (5.84%) Project Management
6 49 (5.84%) Service Management
7 42 (5.01%) Kalman Filter
8 41 (4.89%) WAN Optimisation
8 41 (4.89%) Change Management
9 40 (4.77%) Network Monitoring
10 36 (4.29%) DDoS Mitigation
10 36 (4.29%) Service Delivery
11 34 (4.05%) E-Commerce
11 34 (4.05%) Change Control
12 27 (3.22%) Capacity Planning
12 27 (3.22%) Information Security
13 24 (2.86%) Incident Management
14 23 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
15 22 (2.62%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 35 (4.17%) SQL
2 32 (3.81%) Perl
2 32 (3.81%) Java
3 27 (3.22%) PowerShell
4 21 (2.50%) Python
5 15 (1.79%) VB
6 12 (1.43%) Shell Script
7 10 (1.19%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.07%) JavaScript
9 8 (0.95%) Lisp
10 5 (0.60%) Ruby
10 5 (0.60%) C++
11 4 (0.48%) PHP
12 3 (0.36%) VBScript
12 3 (0.36%) Korn
12 3 (0.36%) C-shell
12 3 (0.36%) Tcl
13 2 (0.24%) C
13 2 (0.24%) Go
Qualifications
1 405 (48.27%) Cisco Certification
2 315 (37.54%) CCNP
3 146 (17.40%) CCNA
4 122 (14.54%) Security Cleared
5 95 (11.32%) SC Cleared
6 73 (8.70%) CCIE
7 54 (6.44%) CCSE
8 47 (5.60%) Degree
9 42 (5.01%) CCSA
10 41 (4.89%) CISSP
11 37 (4.41%) CCDP
12 24 (2.86%) CCSP
13 18 (2.15%) DV Cleared
14 15 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 10 (1.19%) MCSE
16 10 (1.19%) CCIP
16 10 (1.19%) PMP
16 10 (1.19%) PMI Certification
16 10 (1.19%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.22%) SLA
2 26 (3.10%) PCI DSS
3 17 (2.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (1.31%) HIPAA
5 9 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.83%) QA
6 7 (0.83%) JSP 440
System Software
1 70 (8.34%) Active Directory
2 64 (7.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (5.72%) vSphere
4 46 (5.48%) Hyper-V
5 35 (4.17%) ProxySG
6 16 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (1.79%) Snort
7 15 (1.79%) NFS
8 12 (1.43%) VMware ESX
8 12 (1.43%) Firmware
8 12 (1.43%) XenApp
8 12 (1.43%) vCloud
9 9 (1.07%) Xen
10 7 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 6 (0.72%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.60%) XenServer
13 4 (0.48%) UAG
14 3 (0.36%) KVM
14 3 (0.36%) Docker
14 3 (0.36%) iptables
Systems Management
1 33 (3.93%) Cisco CUCM
1 33 (3.93%) FortiGate
2 22 (2.62%) Cisco Prime
3 20 (2.38%) RANCID
4 13 (1.55%) CiscoWorks
4 13 (1.55%) OPNET
4 13 (1.55%) SCCM
5 10 (1.19%) SolarWinds Orion
5 10 (1.19%) Puppet
6 9 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (1.07%) SCOM
7 7 (0.83%) OVSD
8 6 (0.72%) WhatsUp Gold
8 6 (0.72%) Cisco UCCE
8 6 (0.72%) WSUS
8 6 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.72%) CA Spectrum
8 6 (0.72%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (0.60%) Ansible
9 5 (0.60%) Netcool
Vendors
1 663 (79.02%) Cisco
2 369 (43.98%) CheckPoint
3 318 (37.90%) Juniper
4 150 (17.88%) Blue Coat
5 112 (13.35%) VMware
6 105 (12.51%) HP
7 93 (11.08%) Citrix
8 86 (10.25%) SolarWinds
9 81 (9.65%) McAfee
10 79 (9.42%) Fortinet
11 66 (7.87%) Microsoft
12 58 (6.91%) Riverbed
13 52 (6.20%) IBM
14 47 (5.60%) Red Hat
15 44 (5.24%) TippingPoint
16 42 (5.01%) Sourcefire
17 39 (4.65%) Nokia
17 39 (4.65%) Oracle
18 34 (4.05%) Brocade
19 26 (3.10%) NetApp
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Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £470 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £470 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Avance Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Robert Half
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Hanover IT Recruitment
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £510 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £60.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Venturi
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
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