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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 279 286 364
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +78
Contract jobs citing F5 385 326 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.74% 0.66% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 1.69% 1.47% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 182 104
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £319 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £516 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -52.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £19.00 £28.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.70 £44.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +30.71%
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
22756 22125 21487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.03% 44.80% 46.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13750 12512 11948
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 995 1011 1115
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 July 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 July 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 +20 178 £425 -2.85% 46
South East +22 94 £394 +12.90% 24
West Midlands +18 26 £314 +14.09% 9
Yorkshire -13 26 £388 - 7
South West -31 15 £425 +7.93%
East Midlands +10 14 £407 +21.49% 4
East of England -2 13 £375 -3.22% 5
North West -35 10 £300 -24.29% 4
Midlands 0 3 £320 -28.88%
North East -30 2 £340 -2.85%
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 651 (80.27%) Cisco
2 550 (67.82%) Firewall
3 415 (51.17%) Cisco Certification
4 367 (45.25%) CheckPoint
5 319 (39.33%) CCNP
6 314 (38.72%) Juniper
7 265 (32.68%) Cisco ASA
8 239 (29.47%) Load Balancing
9 228 (28.11%) WAN
10 223 (27.50%) BGP
11 219 (27.00%) OSPF
12 211 (26.02%) Cisco Nexus
13 206 (25.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 191 (23.55%) Data Centre
15 188 (23.18%) LAN
16 184 (22.69%) BIG-IP
17 176 (21.70%) Network Security
17 176 (21.70%) ITIL
18 171 (21.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 170 (20.96%) VPN
20 168 (20.72%) Windows
21 161 (19.85%) DNS
22 154 (18.99%) TCP/IP
23 147 (18.13%) CCNA
23 147 (18.13%) MPLS
23 147 (18.13%) Finance
24 146 (18.00%) Blue Coat
25 142 (17.51%) Linux
26 127 (15.66%) VMware
27 126 (15.54%) Wireless

F5
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 37 (4.56%) IIS
2 35 (4.32%) Apache
3 29 (3.58%) MS Exchange
4 27 (3.33%) WebSphere
5 21 (2.59%) Tomcat
6 16 (1.97%) WebSphere Application Server
6 16 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.23%) Lync
8 10 (1.23%) WebLogic
9 9 (1.11%) SharePoint
10 8 (0.99%) JBoss
10 8 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.49%) nginx
12 4 (0.49%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.37%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.37%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.37%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 28 (3.45%) MS Office
2 26 (3.21%) MS Excel
3 21 (2.59%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 23 (2.84%) RMDS
2 5 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (1.23%) PaaS
2 5 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.62%) SaaS
3 4 (0.49%) Office 365
4 3 (0.37%) HP Helion
5 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 550 (67.82%) Firewall
2 265 (32.68%) Cisco ASA
3 228 (28.11%) WAN
4 223 (27.50%) BGP
5 219 (27.00%) OSPF
6 211 (26.02%) Cisco Nexus
7 206 (25.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 188 (23.18%) LAN
9 184 (22.69%) BIG-IP
10 176 (21.70%) Network Security
11 171 (21.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 170 (20.96%) VPN
13 161 (19.85%) DNS
14 154 (18.99%) TCP/IP
15 147 (18.13%) MPLS
16 126 (15.54%) Wireless
17 115 (14.18%) Cisco IOS
18 81 (9.99%) VLAN
19 80 (9.86%) VoIP
20 78 (9.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.58%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.99%) Big Data
3 6 (0.74%) MySQL
4 5 (0.62%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.25%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.25%) Informix
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.12%) DB2
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (1.36%) Introscope
1 11 (1.36%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.11%) JMeter
3 6 (0.74%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.37%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.37%) Subversion
6 2 (0.25%) Maven
6 2 (0.25%) JIRA
6 2 (0.25%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.25%) Gerrit
6 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.12%) ProC
General
1 147 (18.13%) Finance
2 56 (6.91%) Banking
3 34 (4.19%) Telecoms
4 21 (2.59%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.47%) Marketing
6 18 (2.22%) Retail
7 9 (1.11%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.86%) Back Office
9 6 (0.74%) Games
10 5 (0.62%) Spanish Language
10 5 (0.62%) Legal
10 5 (0.62%) Publishing
11 4 (0.49%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.49%) Advertising
11 4 (0.49%) Electronics
12 3 (0.37%) Front Office
12 3 (0.37%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.25%) Billing
14 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 370 (45.62%) Network Engineer
2 93 (11.47%) Security Engineer
3 75 (9.25%) Consultant
4 71 (8.75%) Architect
5 57 (7.03%) Network Security Engineer
5 57 (7.03%) Senior Network Engineer
6 47 (5.80%) Analyst
7 39 (4.81%) Network Consultant
7 39 (4.81%) Network Architect
8 38 (4.69%) Cisco Engineer
9 36 (4.44%) Network Specialist
10 34 (4.19%) Support Engineer
11 33 (4.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 29 (3.58%) Administrator
13 27 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 25 (3.08%) Network Support
15 24 (2.96%) Project Manager
16 20 (2.47%) Design Engineer
17 19 (2.34%) Network Support Engineer
18 18 (2.22%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.07%) CSS
2 26 (3.21%) 802.1X
3 24 (2.96%) Middleware
4 17 (2.10%) .NET
5 15 (1.85%) Web Services
5 15 (1.85%) Java EE
5 15 (1.85%) Rendezvous
6 7 (0.86%) J2EE
7 5 (0.62%) SOAP
7 5 (0.62%) MAPI
7 5 (0.62%) REST
8 4 (0.49%) XMPP
8 4 (0.49%) WCF
8 4 (0.49%) JMS
9 3 (0.37%) JMX
9 3 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (0.37%) XML
9 3 (0.37%) Servlets
9 3 (0.37%) WebSockets
9 3 (0.37%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 191 (23.55%) Data Centre
2 53 (6.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 31 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (3.58%) Management Information System
5 28 (3.45%) PKI
6 19 (2.34%) Clustering
7 15 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
8 13 (1.60%) Fat Client
8 13 (1.60%) Thin Client
9 12 (1.48%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.48%) User Experience
10 9 (1.11%) DataPower
11 8 (0.99%) iPhone
11 8 (0.99%) Public Cloud
11 8 (0.99%) Computer Science
12 7 (0.86%) Cryptography
12 7 (0.86%) Replication
12 7 (0.86%) SecurID
13 6 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (0.74%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 168 (20.72%) Windows
2 142 (17.51%) Linux
3 103 (12.70%) UNIX
4 51 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (4.19%) Solaris
7 26 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (2.10%) Windows 7
9 15 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (1.85%) CentOS
9 15 (1.85%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.99%) Android
10 8 (0.99%) AIX
11 7 (0.86%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.86%) SUSE
12 5 (0.62%) Debian
13 4 (0.49%) zOS
13 4 (0.49%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.37%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (29.47%) Load Balancing
2 176 (21.70%) ITIL
3 82 (10.11%) Network Design
4 61 (7.52%) Service Management
5 55 (6.78%) Network Management
6 51 (6.29%) Project Management
6 51 (6.29%) Change Management
7 45 (5.55%) Migration
7 45 (5.55%) Network Monitoring
8 44 (5.43%) E-Commerce
9 42 (5.18%) Service Delivery
10 36 (4.44%) WAN Optimisation
11 35 (4.32%) Change Control
12 32 (3.95%) DDoS Mitigation
13 30 (3.70%) Network Architecture
14 29 (3.58%) Mentoring
15 25 (3.08%) Incident Management
16 24 (2.96%) Problem Management
16 24 (2.96%) Kalman Filter
17 23 (2.84%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (4.19%) SQL
2 33 (4.07%) Java
3 26 (3.21%) Perl
4 20 (2.47%) Python
5 17 (2.10%) PowerShell
6 13 (1.60%) Lisp
7 11 (1.36%) VB
8 10 (1.23%) Shell Script
9 9 (1.11%) JavaScript
10 8 (0.99%) PHP
11 7 (0.86%) Ruby
12 6 (0.74%) C
13 5 (0.62%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.37%) Korn
14 3 (0.37%) C-shell
15 2 (0.25%) Tcl
15 2 (0.25%) VBScript
15 2 (0.25%) Go
16 1 (0.12%) R
16 1 (0.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 415 (51.17%) Cisco Certification
2 319 (39.33%) CCNP
3 147 (18.13%) CCNA
4 119 (14.67%) Security Cleared
5 88 (10.85%) SC Cleared
6 73 (9.00%) CCIE
7 63 (7.77%) CCSE
8 40 (4.93%) Degree
9 39 (4.81%) CCDP
10 36 (4.44%) CISSP
11 31 (3.82%) CCSA
12 22 (2.71%) DV Cleared
13 19 (2.34%) CCSP
14 12 (1.48%) PMP
14 12 (1.48%) PMI Certification
15 11 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (1.11%) CCIP
16 9 (1.11%) HP MASE
17 8 (0.99%) HP ASE
17 8 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.84%) SLA
2 19 (2.34%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.23%) QA
4 9 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.86%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.49%) HIPAA
System Software
1 80 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (8.26%) Active Directory
3 49 (6.04%) Hyper-V
4 47 (5.80%) vSphere
5 27 (3.33%) ProxySG
6 18 (2.22%) NFS
7 14 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (1.60%) Snort
9 12 (1.48%) vCloud
10 11 (1.36%) XenServer
11 9 (1.11%) VMware ESX
11 9 (1.11%) Xen
12 8 (0.99%) Firmware
13 7 (0.86%) XenApp
14 5 (0.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 3 (0.37%) KVM
15 3 (0.37%) Docker
15 3 (0.37%) iptables
15 3 (0.37%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 37 (4.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 30 (3.70%) FortiGate
3 22 (2.71%) Cisco Prime
4 21 (2.59%) OPNET
5 16 (1.97%) RANCID
6 13 (1.60%) CiscoWorks
7 12 (1.48%) SCCM
8 11 (1.36%) ITRS Geneos
8 11 (1.36%) Puppet
9 10 (1.23%) OVSD
10 8 (0.99%) SCOM
10 8 (0.99%) WSUS
10 8 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
11 7 (0.86%) Nagios
12 6 (0.74%) Cisco UCCE
12 6 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (0.62%) Netcool
13 5 (0.62%) OpenView
13 5 (0.62%) Ansible
14 4 (0.49%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 651 (80.27%) Cisco
2 367 (45.25%) CheckPoint
3 314 (38.72%) Juniper
4 146 (18.00%) Blue Coat
5 127 (15.66%) VMware
6 125 (15.41%) HP
7 102 (12.58%) SolarWinds
8 85 (10.48%) Citrix
9 71 (8.75%) Microsoft
10 65 (8.01%) Fortinet
11 62 (7.64%) Riverbed
12 55 (6.78%) McAfee
13 51 (6.29%) TippingPoint
14 48 (5.92%) IBM
15 45 (5.55%) Sourcefire
16 43 (5.30%) Oracle
17 33 (4.07%) BMC
17 33 (4.07%) Infoblox
18 32 (3.95%) Nokia
18 32 (3.95%) Red Hat
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £425.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum + Neg
Posted: 14 days ago
West London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Neg
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 16 days ago
Kent
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 19 days ago