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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 253 364 403
Rank change year-on-year
+111 +39
Contract jobs citing F5 407 213 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.78% 0.44% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 1.70% 0.95% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 120 71
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £31.50
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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 England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23881 22408 24568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.70% 46.46% 46.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13824 12877 12857
Average daily rate £399 £388 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.96% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1099 1030 1248
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +108 193 £420 -6.66% 41
South East +32 69 £359 -4.33% 30
South West -2 43 £400 - 10
West Midlands +2 30 £330 -21.19% 7
North West -13 26 £370 +21.31%
East of England -14 19 £400 +3.22% 3
North East -23 11 £351 - 3
Yorkshire -1 10 £341 -11.93% 7
East Midlands -2 1 £335 +16.52% 1
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 512 (75.29%) Cisco
2 415 (61.03%) Firewall
3 325 (47.79%) Juniper
4 267 (39.26%) CheckPoint
5 265 (38.97%) Cisco Certification
6 203 (29.85%) CCNP
7 173 (25.44%) Cisco ASA
8 169 (24.85%) WAN
9 167 (24.56%) BGP
10 166 (24.41%) Network Security
10 166 (24.41%) Load Balancing
11 155 (22.79%) Blue Coat
11 155 (22.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 148 (21.76%) OSPF
12 148 (21.76%) LAN
13 147 (21.62%) BIG-IP
14 143 (21.03%) DNS
15 142 (20.88%) VPN
16 131 (19.26%) Cisco Nexus
17 130 (19.12%) Finance
18 128 (18.82%) Windows
19 122 (17.94%) HP
20 116 (17.06%) Linux
21 113 (16.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
22 109 (16.03%) TCP/IP
23 102 (15.00%) ITIL
24 100 (14.71%) Cisco IOS
25 90 (13.24%) SSL
26 85 (12.50%) CCNA
27 84 (12.35%) VMware

F5
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 41 (6.03%) MS Exchange
2 38 (5.59%) Apache
3 23 (3.38%) IIS
4 21 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (2.21%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.62%) WebSphere
7 10 (1.47%) SharePoint
8 9 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.03%) Lync
10 6 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.59%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.59%) nginx
12 4 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.29%) Liferay
13 2 (0.29%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 30 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.38%) MS Office
3 4 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.44%) SaaS
3 2 (0.29%) Office 365
3 2 (0.29%) PaaS
3 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 415 (61.03%) Firewall
2 173 (25.44%) Cisco ASA
3 169 (24.85%) WAN
4 167 (24.56%) BGP
5 166 (24.41%) Network Security
6 155 (22.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 148 (21.76%) OSPF
7 148 (21.76%) LAN
8 147 (21.62%) BIG-IP
9 143 (21.03%) DNS
10 142 (20.88%) VPN
11 131 (19.26%) Cisco Nexus
12 113 (16.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 109 (16.03%) TCP/IP
14 100 (14.71%) Cisco IOS
15 90 (13.24%) SSL
16 83 (12.21%) MPLS
17 65 (9.56%) Wireless
18 58 (8.53%) SAN
19 56 (8.24%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.47%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.03%) NoSQL
4 5 (0.74%) MySQL
5 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.29%) Big Data
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.29%) DB2
7 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (0.59%) Git (software)
1 4 (0.59%) Subversion
2 3 (0.44%) Ant
2 3 (0.44%) Maven
3 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.15%) Introscope
4 1 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.15%) Metasploit
General
1 130 (19.12%) Finance
2 61 (8.97%) Banking
3 35 (5.15%) Financial Institution
3 35 (5.15%) Telecoms
4 22 (3.24%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.21%) Retail
6 8 (1.18%) Spanish Language
6 8 (1.18%) Back Office
7 6 (0.88%) Legal
8 5 (0.74%) Games
9 4 (0.59%) German Language
10 3 (0.44%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.44%) Publishing
10 3 (0.44%) Law
10 3 (0.44%) Marketing
10 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.44%) Billing
11 2 (0.29%) Local Government
11 2 (0.29%) Electronics
11 2 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 248 (36.47%) Network Engineer
2 110 (16.18%) Security Engineer
3 105 (15.44%) Consultant
4 66 (9.71%) Network Security Engineer
5 60 (8.82%) Network Consultant
6 52 (7.65%) Architect
7 38 (5.59%) Senior Network Engineer
7 38 (5.59%) Analyst
8 36 (5.29%) Network Specialist
9 34 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
10 27 (3.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 26 (3.82%) Support Engineer
12 25 (3.68%) Security Consultant
12 25 (3.68%) Network Support
13 24 (3.53%) Firewall Engineer
13 24 (3.53%) Senior Security Engineer
14 23 (3.38%) Administrator
14 23 (3.38%) Design Engineer
15 22 (3.24%) Project Engineer
15 22 (3.24%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.38%) CSS
2 19 (2.79%) Middleware
3 13 (1.91%) .NET
4 7 (1.03%) Web Services
5 6 (0.88%) WAP
6 5 (0.74%) REST
7 4 (0.59%) XML
8 3 (0.44%) CGI
8 3 (0.44%) J2EE
8 3 (0.44%) Java EE
8 3 (0.44%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (0.44%) FastCGI
9 2 (0.29%) Spring
9 2 (0.29%) SOAP
9 2 (0.29%) WSDL
10 1 (0.15%) SAML
10 1 (0.15%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.15%) OCX
10 1 (0.15%) Ajax
10 1 (0.15%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (2.50%) Thin Client
2 17 (2.50%) Fat Client
2 17 (2.50%) PKI
3 16 (2.35%) Hedge funds
4 15 (2.21%) Client/Server
5 14 (2.06%) User Experience
6 11 (1.62%) Visualisation
7 10 (1.47%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.32%) Cryptography
9 8 (1.18%) Clustering
10 7 (1.03%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.03%) Statistics
11 6 (0.88%) CLARiiON
12 5 (0.74%) Replication
12 5 (0.74%) Online Games
13 4 (0.59%) Open Source
13 4 (0.59%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.59%) SecurID
13 4 (0.59%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 128 (18.82%) Windows
2 116 (17.06%) Linux
3 50 (7.35%) UNIX
4 38 (5.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (1.76%) Windows XP
7 12 (1.76%) Solaris
8 7 (1.03%) Windows 2000
8 7 (1.03%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.88%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.29%) CentOS
11 2 (0.29%) Debian
11 2 (0.29%) MVS
12 1 (0.15%) VMS
12 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (24.41%) Load Balancing
2 102 (15.00%) ITIL
3 72 (10.59%) Network Management
4 50 (7.35%) Network Design
4 50 (7.35%) Mentoring
5 42 (6.18%) Service Delivery
6 33 (4.85%) Service Management
7 32 (4.71%) Network Monitoring
8 31 (4.56%) Migration
8 31 (4.56%) E-Commerce
9 27 (3.97%) Change Management
10 25 (3.68%) Penetration Testing
10 25 (3.68%) Change Control
11 24 (3.53%) DevOps
12 23 (3.38%) Problem Management
12 23 (3.38%) Security Architecture
13 20 (2.94%) Low Latency
13 20 (2.94%) Project Management
14 19 (2.79%) Business Continuity
14 19 (2.79%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 39 (5.74%) SQL
2 36 (5.29%) PowerShell
3 34 (5.00%) Perl
4 25 (3.68%) C
5 24 (3.53%) Java
6 14 (2.06%) VB
7 10 (1.47%) VBA
8 9 (1.32%) Bash Shell
9 6 (0.88%) Python
9 6 (0.88%) Lisp
10 4 (0.59%) Ruby
10 4 (0.59%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.44%) C++
11 3 (0.44%) PHP
12 2 (0.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 265 (38.97%) Cisco Certification
2 203 (29.85%) CCNP
3 85 (12.50%) CCNA
4 77 (11.32%) Security Cleared
5 63 (9.26%) SC Cleared
6 51 (7.50%) CCSE
7 50 (7.35%) CCIE
8 29 (4.26%) CCDP
9 28 (4.12%) Degree
10 27 (3.97%) CISSP
11 21 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (2.94%) JNCIS
13 15 (2.21%) CCSP
13 15 (2.21%) MCSE
14 14 (2.06%) CCENT
14 14 (2.06%) LPIC
14 14 (2.06%) Check Point Certification
15 12 (1.76%) CCSA
16 11 (1.62%) CCVP
17 8 (1.18%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.09%) SLA
1 21 (3.09%) QA
2 16 (2.35%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.18%) JSP 440
3 8 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) TickIT
5 1 (0.15%) COBIT
5 1 (0.15%) BS25999
System Software
1 82 (12.06%) Active Directory
2 52 (7.65%) vSphere
3 48 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (6.47%) ProxySG
5 30 (4.41%) vCloud
6 29 (4.26%) Hyper-V
7 18 (2.65%) Snort
7 18 (2.65%) ISA Server
8 17 (2.50%) UAG
9 16 (2.35%) Squid
10 12 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (1.76%) NFS
11 11 (1.62%) qmail
11 11 (1.62%) XenApp
12 10 (1.47%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (0.74%) VMware ESX
13 5 (0.74%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 2 (0.29%) Brightmail
15 2 (0.29%) RACF
Systems Management
1 41 (6.03%) SCCM
2 21 (3.09%) OPNET
2 21 (3.09%) SCOM
3 17 (2.50%) FortiGate
3 17 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 15 (2.21%) OpenView
4 15 (2.21%) Zenoss
5 12 (1.76%) Cisco Prime
6 11 (1.62%) EMC NetWorker
6 11 (1.62%) WhatsUp Gold
7 10 (1.47%) SolarWinds Orion
8 6 (0.88%) OVSD
8 6 (0.88%) WSUS
8 6 (0.88%) DameWare
9 4 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.59%) Netcool
9 4 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.44%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.44%) Puppet
11 2 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 512 (75.29%) Cisco
2 325 (47.79%) Juniper
3 267 (39.26%) CheckPoint
4 155 (22.79%) Blue Coat
5 122 (17.94%) HP
6 84 (12.35%) VMware
7 73 (10.74%) Microsoft
8 55 (8.09%) Citrix
9 54 (7.94%) McAfee
10 53 (7.79%) Riverbed
11 46 (6.76%) SolarWinds
12 43 (6.32%) Websense
13 40 (5.88%) Sourcefire
14 39 (5.74%) Nokia
14 39 (5.74%) Fortinet
15 33 (4.85%) EMC
16 28 (4.12%) BMC
16 28 (4.12%) Infoblox
17 27 (3.97%) IBM
18 25 (3.68%) Oracle
North London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Pertemps Plymouth
Rate: From £175 to £175 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
TEKsystems
Rate: VERY GOOD RATES
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
NST Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Ealing
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
DP Connect
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 days ago