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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 264 364 409
Rank change year-on-year
+100 +45
Contract jobs citing F5 374 209 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.43% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 1.59% 0.93% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 116 74
Average daily rate
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£400 £387 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.29% +3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £34.50 £40.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% +25.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £36.90 £29.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £44.10 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +11.62%
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
23558 22470 24594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 46.03% 46.69% 46.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13539 12788 12898
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1040 1032 1243
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -0.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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
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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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 +94 178 £420 +2.75% 38
South East +6 64 £330 -12.00% 16
South West +10 47 £400 - 1
North West -15 24 £369 +22.91%
East of England -17 21 £425 +9.67% 11
West Midlands +1 20 £330 -24.13% 3
Yorkshire -6 9 £325 -16.12% 4
North East -15 7 £400 -
East Midlands -3 2 £335 +16.52% 1
Midlands - 1 £450 -
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 480 (72.51%) Cisco
2 392 (59.21%) Firewall
3 298 (45.02%) Juniper
4 244 (36.86%) Cisco Certification
5 243 (36.71%) CheckPoint
6 194 (29.31%) CCNP
7 175 (26.44%) Network Security
8 171 (25.83%) Cisco ASA
9 163 (24.62%) Blue Coat
10 156 (23.56%) BGP
11 149 (22.51%) Load Balancing
12 147 (22.21%) WAN
13 142 (21.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 138 (20.85%) BIG-IP
15 137 (20.69%) DNS
15 137 (20.69%) OSPF
16 135 (20.39%) Windows
17 133 (20.09%) VPN
18 126 (19.03%) LAN
19 124 (18.73%) Cisco Nexus
20 123 (18.58%) HP
21 121 (18.28%) Linux
21 121 (18.28%) Finance
22 117 (17.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
23 98 (14.80%) Cisco IOS
24 92 (13.90%) TCP/IP
25 91 (13.75%) VMware
26 88 (13.29%) ITIL
27 86 (12.99%) Active Directory
28 84 (12.69%) Security Cleared

F5
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 46 (6.95%) MS Exchange
2 35 (5.29%) Apache
3 28 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (3.17%) IIS
5 15 (2.27%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.66%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.36%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.36%) Lync
8 8 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.91%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.76%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.60%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.45%) WebLogic Portal
13 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.45%) Liferay
13 3 (0.45%) nginx
Applications
1 25 (3.78%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.72%) MS Office
3 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.60%) Office 365
2 3 (0.45%) SaaS
2 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.30%) PaaS
4 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 392 (59.21%) Firewall
2 175 (26.44%) Network Security
3 171 (25.83%) Cisco ASA
4 156 (23.56%) BGP
5 147 (22.21%) WAN
6 142 (21.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 138 (20.85%) BIG-IP
8 137 (20.69%) DNS
8 137 (20.69%) OSPF
9 133 (20.09%) VPN
10 126 (19.03%) LAN
11 124 (18.73%) Cisco Nexus
12 117 (17.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 98 (14.80%) Cisco IOS
14 92 (13.90%) TCP/IP
15 80 (12.08%) SSL
15 80 (12.08%) MPLS
16 61 (9.21%) Wireless
17 60 (9.06%) DHCP
18 57 (8.61%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.63%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.66%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.06%) NoSQL
4 5 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.45%) MySQL
6 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.45%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.15%) DB2
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.15%) Big Data
7 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Ant
1 3 (0.45%) Maven
1 3 (0.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.30%) Subversion
3 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.15%) Introscope
3 1 (0.15%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 121 (18.28%) Finance
2 53 (8.01%) Banking
3 36 (5.44%) Financial Institution
4 34 (5.14%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.87%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.81%) Retail
7 7 (1.06%) Back Office
8 6 (0.91%) Spanish Language
9 5 (0.76%) Games
10 4 (0.60%) German Language
11 3 (0.45%) Publishing
11 3 (0.45%) Legal
11 3 (0.45%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.30%) Billing
12 2 (0.30%) Local Government
12 2 (0.30%) Front Office
12 2 (0.30%) Law
12 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.15%) Electronics
13 1 (0.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 232 (35.05%) Network Engineer
2 112 (16.92%) Security Engineer
3 95 (14.35%) Consultant
4 71 (10.73%) Network Security Engineer
5 56 (8.46%) Network Consultant
6 50 (7.55%) Architect
7 39 (5.89%) Network Specialist
8 34 (5.14%) Cisco Engineer
9 30 (4.53%) Support Engineer
9 30 (4.53%) Analyst
10 28 (4.23%) Security Specialist
11 27 (4.08%) Senior Network Engineer
12 26 (3.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 25 (3.78%) Network Security Specialist
14 24 (3.63%) Firewall Engineer
15 23 (3.47%) Network Support
15 23 (3.47%) Design Engineer
16 22 (3.32%) Administrator
16 22 (3.32%) Security Consultant
17 21 (3.17%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.57%) CSS
2 15 (2.27%) Middleware
3 14 (2.11%) .NET
4 6 (0.91%) Web Services
5 4 (0.60%) XML
5 4 (0.60%) J2EE
6 3 (0.45%) WSDL
6 3 (0.45%) Spring
6 3 (0.45%) REST
7 2 (0.30%) FastCGI
7 2 (0.30%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.30%) Java EE
7 2 (0.30%) WAP
7 2 (0.30%) CGI
8 1 (0.15%) SAML
8 1 (0.15%) SOAP
8 1 (0.15%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.15%) OCX
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.15%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 23 (3.47%) Fat Client
1 23 (3.47%) Thin Client
2 16 (2.42%) Hedge funds
3 15 (2.27%) Blackberry
4 14 (2.11%) Client/Server
5 12 (1.81%) PKI
6 10 (1.51%) Clustering
6 10 (1.51%) Management Information System
7 6 (0.91%) Statistics
8 5 (0.76%) Replication
8 5 (0.76%) Online Games
8 5 (0.76%) Cryptography
8 5 (0.76%) CLARiiON
9 4 (0.60%) Visualisation
9 4 (0.60%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.60%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.45%) SecurID
10 3 (0.45%) Open Source
11 2 (0.30%) EqualLogic
11 2 (0.30%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 135 (20.39%) Windows
2 121 (18.28%) Linux
3 47 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (6.65%) UNIX
5 23 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.66%) Windows XP
6 11 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (1.36%) Solaris
8 7 (1.06%) Windows 2000
9 6 (0.91%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.91%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.60%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.60%) CentOS
10 4 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.60%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.30%) MVS
13 1 (0.15%) VMS
13 1 (0.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (22.51%) Load Balancing
2 88 (13.29%) ITIL
3 54 (8.16%) Network Management
4 47 (7.10%) Network Design
5 38 (5.74%) Service Delivery
6 34 (5.14%) E-Commerce
7 32 (4.83%) Service Management
8 31 (4.68%) Change Control
9 30 (4.53%) Migration
10 28 (4.23%) Change Management
11 25 (3.78%) Problem Management
11 25 (3.78%) Penetration Testing
12 24 (3.63%) DevOps
13 23 (3.47%) Security Architecture
14 21 (3.17%) Business Continuity
15 20 (3.02%) Risk Assessment
16 18 (2.72%) Business Continuity Planning
16 18 (2.72%) BCP
16 18 (2.72%) Project Management
17 17 (2.57%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (6.80%) PowerShell
2 37 (5.59%) SQL
3 33 (4.98%) Perl
4 25 (3.78%) C
5 22 (3.32%) Java
6 12 (1.81%) VB
7 10 (1.51%) Bash Shell
7 10 (1.51%) VBA
8 7 (1.06%) Python
9 6 (0.91%) Lisp
10 3 (0.45%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.45%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.45%) Ruby
11 2 (0.30%) C++
11 2 (0.30%) PHP
12 1 (0.15%) Korn
Qualifications
1 244 (36.86%) Cisco Certification
2 194 (29.31%) CCNP
3 84 (12.69%) Security Cleared
4 66 (9.97%) CCNA
4 66 (9.97%) SC Cleared
5 48 (7.25%) CCSE
6 45 (6.80%) CCIE
7 30 (4.53%) CCDP
8 27 (4.08%) Degree
9 25 (3.78%) CISSP
10 23 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (2.87%) JNCIS
12 18 (2.72%) MCSE
13 14 (2.11%) CCENT
13 14 (2.11%) LPIC
13 14 (2.11%) Check Point Certification
14 13 (1.96%) CCSP
15 10 (1.51%) MCITP
15 10 (1.51%) CCVP
16 9 (1.36%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.08%) SLA
2 17 (2.57%) QA
3 15 (2.27%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.60%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.30%) BS25999
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) TickIT
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
System Software
1 86 (12.99%) Active Directory
2 58 (8.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (7.85%) vSphere
4 40 (6.04%) ProxySG
5 38 (5.74%) vCloud
6 25 (3.78%) Hyper-V
7 17 (2.57%) Snort
8 16 (2.42%) Squid
8 16 (2.42%) ISA Server
9 15 (2.27%) NFS
10 13 (1.96%) UAG
11 12 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (1.66%) qmail
13 10 (1.51%) XenApp
14 8 (1.21%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (0.45%) VMware ESX
15 3 (0.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 3 (0.45%) XenDesktop
16 2 (0.30%) Brightmail
16 2 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 41 (6.19%) SCCM
2 25 (3.78%) SCOM
3 16 (2.42%) Cisco CUCM
4 15 (2.27%) Zenoss
4 15 (2.27%) FortiGate
5 13 (1.96%) OPNET
5 13 (1.96%) OpenView
6 10 (1.51%) Cisco Prime
6 10 (1.51%) EMC NetWorker
7 8 (1.21%) SolarWinds Orion
8 7 (1.06%) WhatsUp Gold
9 6 (0.91%) OVSD
9 6 (0.91%) DameWare
10 5 (0.76%) WSUS
11 3 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.45%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.45%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.45%) Puppet
12 2 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 480 (72.51%) Cisco
2 298 (45.02%) Juniper
3 243 (36.71%) CheckPoint
4 163 (24.62%) Blue Coat
5 123 (18.58%) HP
6 91 (13.75%) VMware
7 74 (11.18%) Microsoft
8 62 (9.37%) Citrix
9 51 (7.70%) McAfee
10 42 (6.34%) Websense
11 41 (6.19%) Riverbed
12 35 (5.29%) Sourcefire
13 31 (4.68%) Infoblox
14 29 (4.38%) Nokia
14 29 (4.38%) EMC
14 29 (4.38%) SolarWinds
15 28 (4.23%) Fortinet
16 27 (4.08%) Imperva
17 26 (3.93%) IBM
18 25 (3.78%) IronPort
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Derbyshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £180.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
N T T Com Security
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Croydon
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
North London
DP Connect
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Maidenhead
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 days ago