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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 259 296 314
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +18
Contract jobs citing F5 401 300 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.81% 0.62% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 1.79% 1.38% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 172 116
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £321 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £343
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +16.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 17
Average hourly rate £45.83 £29.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.36% -21.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £19.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £32.47 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.83 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+52.77% -11.76%
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
22374 21812 19582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.26% 45.04% 46.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13305 12601 10753
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1013 1010 1117
Average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.88% -10.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 3 June 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
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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 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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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 +41 191 £400 -2.08% 48
South East +5 74 £400 +5.61% 25
West Midlands +19 42 £325 -20.73% 9
Yorkshire -5 31 £350 -12.60% 6
East of England +10 28 £375 -6.25% 10
East Midlands +10 15 £416 -12.42% 1
North West -29 8 £500 +69.34% 4
North East -10 5 £347 -0.72%
South West -15 4 £525 +34.61% 5
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F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 669 (81.59%) Cisco
2 561 (68.41%) Firewall
3 442 (53.90%) Cisco Certification
4 387 (47.20%) CheckPoint
5 351 (42.80%) CCNP
6 335 (40.85%) Juniper
7 289 (35.24%) Cisco ASA
8 253 (30.85%) BGP
9 246 (30.00%) OSPF
10 219 (26.71%) Cisco Nexus
11 209 (25.49%) Load Balancing
12 208 (25.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 189 (23.05%) WAN
14 181 (22.07%) Network Security
15 180 (21.95%) ITIL
16 178 (21.71%) LAN
16 178 (21.71%) Blue Coat
16 178 (21.71%) Data Centre
17 175 (21.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 174 (21.22%) Linux
19 173 (21.10%) VMware
20 169 (20.61%) BIG-IP
21 166 (20.24%) DNS
22 163 (19.88%) MPLS
23 161 (19.63%) Finance
24 148 (18.05%) VPN
24 148 (18.05%) Windows
25 145 (17.68%) CCNA
26 142 (17.32%) HP
27 135 (16.46%) Cisco IOS

F5
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 38 (4.63%) IIS
2 35 (4.27%) Apache
3 28 (3.41%) MS Exchange
4 25 (3.05%) WebSphere
5 22 (2.68%) Tomcat
6 16 (1.95%) WebSphere Application Server
7 15 (1.83%) WebLogic
7 15 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (1.22%) SharePoint
10 7 (0.85%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.73%) Lync
12 5 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.49%) nginx
13 4 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.37%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.37%) IBM HTTP Server
14 3 (0.37%) Oracle Application Server
14 3 (0.37%) JBoss
14 3 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 26 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.56%) MS Office
3 19 (2.32%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (2.93%) RMDS
2 8 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.24%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.34%) PaaS
2 9 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.85%) SaaS
5 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.12%) Office 365
6 1 (0.12%) IaaS
6 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 561 (68.41%) Firewall
2 289 (35.24%) Cisco ASA
3 253 (30.85%) BGP
4 246 (30.00%) OSPF
5 219 (26.71%) Cisco Nexus
6 208 (25.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 189 (23.05%) WAN
8 181 (22.07%) Network Security
9 178 (21.71%) LAN
10 175 (21.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 169 (20.61%) BIG-IP
12 166 (20.24%) DNS
13 163 (19.88%) MPLS
14 148 (18.05%) VPN
15 135 (16.46%) Cisco IOS
16 132 (16.10%) Wireless
17 114 (13.90%) TCP/IP
18 103 (12.56%) DHCP
19 83 (10.12%) Multicast
20 82 (10.00%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.10%) Big Data
3 7 (0.85%) MySQL
4 6 (0.73%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.49%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.37%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.24%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.24%) Informix
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.24%) OLTP
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.12%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (1.34%) Introscope
2 8 (0.98%) JMeter
2 8 (0.98%) LoadRunner
3 7 (0.85%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.61%) Subversion
4 5 (0.61%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.24%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.12%) ProC
7 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 161 (19.63%) Finance
2 66 (8.05%) Banking
3 55 (6.71%) Telecoms
4 32 (3.90%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.20%) Marketing
6 17 (2.07%) Retail
7 16 (1.95%) Back Office
8 9 (1.10%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.85%) Games
10 5 (0.61%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.61%) Electronics
10 5 (0.61%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.49%) Publishing
11 4 (0.49%) Legal
12 3 (0.37%) Front Office
12 3 (0.37%) Advertising
12 3 (0.37%) Military
12 3 (0.37%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 343 (41.83%) Network Engineer
2 92 (11.22%) Security Engineer
3 79 (9.63%) Consultant
4 67 (8.17%) Architect
5 57 (6.95%) Network Specialist
6 52 (6.34%) Analyst
6 52 (6.34%) Network Security Engineer
7 50 (6.10%) Senior Network Engineer
8 44 (5.37%) Network Consultant
9 36 (4.39%) Cisco Engineer
9 36 (4.39%) Security Specialist
10 35 (4.27%) Network Security Specialist
10 35 (4.27%) Support Engineer
11 33 (4.02%) Project Manager
12 31 (3.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 31 (3.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 31 (3.78%) Network Architect
13 25 (3.05%) Network Support
14 23 (2.80%) IP Engineer
15 18 (2.20%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.54%) Middleware
2 23 (2.80%) CSS
3 17 (2.07%) Web Services
4 16 (1.95%) Rendezvous
5 15 (1.83%) Java EE
6 14 (1.71%) .NET
7 7 (0.85%) J2EE
8 6 (0.73%) JSON
8 6 (0.73%) REST
9 5 (0.61%) MAPI
10 4 (0.49%) WAP
10 4 (0.49%) SOAP
10 4 (0.49%) WCF
10 4 (0.49%) XMPP
11 3 (0.37%) Ajax
11 3 (0.37%) WSDL
11 3 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (0.37%) XSD
12 2 (0.24%) JMS
12 2 (0.24%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 178 (21.71%) Data Centre
2 53 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (6.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 31 (3.78%) Thin Client
4 31 (3.78%) Fat Client
5 28 (3.41%) PKI
6 24 (2.93%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.44%) Clustering
8 15 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (1.46%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.34%) SecurID
10 11 (1.34%) Computer Science
11 10 (1.22%) Hedge funds
12 9 (1.10%) User Experience
13 8 (0.98%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.98%) iPhone
13 8 (0.98%) Replication
14 7 (0.85%) DataPower
14 7 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
15 5 (0.61%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 174 (21.22%) Linux
2 148 (18.05%) Windows
3 83 (10.12%) UNIX
4 54 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (5.73%) Solaris
6 35 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (2.44%) Windows 7
9 17 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.34%) Ubuntu
11 10 (1.22%) CentOS
12 8 (0.98%) AIX
13 7 (0.85%) Android
13 7 (0.85%) SUSE
14 6 (0.73%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.49%) VMS
15 4 (0.49%) Debian
15 4 (0.49%) zOS
16 3 (0.37%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.37%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (25.49%) Load Balancing
2 180 (21.95%) ITIL
3 77 (9.39%) E-Commerce
4 62 (7.56%) Project Management
5 61 (7.44%) Network Management
6 59 (7.20%) Network Design
7 55 (6.71%) Service Management
8 54 (6.59%) Change Management
9 52 (6.34%) Mentoring
10 47 (5.73%) Incident Management
11 42 (5.12%) Service Delivery
12 39 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
13 28 (3.41%) DDoS Mitigation
13 28 (3.41%) Root Cause Analysis
13 28 (3.41%) Network Architecture
13 28 (3.41%) Migration
14 25 (3.05%) Validation
15 23 (2.80%) Performance Tuning
16 21 (2.56%) Change Control
16 21 (2.56%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 35 (4.27%) Perl
2 31 (3.78%) Java
3 29 (3.54%) SQL
3 29 (3.54%) Python
4 27 (3.29%) C
5 21 (2.56%) PowerShell
6 15 (1.83%) Lisp
7 10 (1.22%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.10%) Shell Script
9 7 (0.85%) Ruby
10 5 (0.61%) PHP
11 3 (0.37%) Korn
11 3 (0.37%) C-shell
11 3 (0.37%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.24%) Go
13 1 (0.12%) R
13 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 442 (53.90%) Cisco Certification
2 351 (42.80%) CCNP
3 145 (17.68%) CCNA
4 114 (13.90%) Security Cleared
5 82 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 82 (10.00%) CCSE
6 76 (9.27%) CCIE
7 48 (5.85%) Degree
8 42 (5.12%) CISSP
9 40 (4.88%) CCDP
10 24 (2.93%) DV Cleared
11 18 (2.20%) CCSA
12 15 (1.83%) CCSP
13 13 (1.59%) PMP
13 13 (1.59%) PMI Certification
14 10 (1.22%) HP MASE
15 8 (0.98%) HP ASE
15 8 (0.98%) JNCIS
15 8 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.66%) SLA
2 25 (3.05%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.46%) QA
4 7 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.73%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.24%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) GPG13
System Software
1 113 (13.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (8.29%) Active Directory
3 49 (5.98%) vSphere
4 42 (5.12%) Hyper-V
5 23 (2.80%) NFS
6 21 (2.56%) XenServer
7 20 (2.44%) ProxySG
8 18 (2.20%) vCloud
9 16 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (1.83%) VMware ESX
11 11 (1.34%) Snort
12 6 (0.73%) Xen
13 5 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 5 (0.61%) XenApp
14 3 (0.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 3 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.37%) Firmware
14 3 (0.37%) Samba
14 3 (0.37%) KVM
14 3 (0.37%) iptables
Systems Management
1 30 (3.66%) FortiGate
2 25 (3.05%) Cisco CUCM
3 24 (2.93%) OPNET
4 18 (2.20%) Cisco Prime
5 15 (1.83%) RANCID
6 12 (1.46%) SCCM
6 12 (1.46%) CiscoWorks
7 11 (1.34%) ITRS Geneos
7 11 (1.34%) Puppet
8 9 (1.10%) TrustSec
9 8 (0.98%) BMC PATROL
9 8 (0.98%) SCOM
9 8 (0.98%) OVSD
10 7 (0.85%) Netcool
10 7 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.73%) Cisco UCCE
11 6 (0.73%) OpenView
11 6 (0.73%) Nagios
12 5 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 669 (81.59%) Cisco
2 387 (47.20%) CheckPoint
3 335 (40.85%) Juniper
4 178 (21.71%) Blue Coat
5 173 (21.10%) VMware
6 142 (17.32%) HP
7 100 (12.20%) Citrix
8 98 (11.95%) SolarWinds
9 86 (10.49%) Microsoft
10 66 (8.05%) Infoblox
11 63 (7.68%) Riverbed
12 62 (7.56%) Fortinet
13 54 (6.59%) Oracle
14 47 (5.73%) TippingPoint
15 46 (5.61%) IBM
16 44 (5.37%) McAfee
17 42 (5.12%) BMC
18 38 (4.63%) Red Hat
19 35 (4.27%) Imperva
20 33 (4.02%) Sourcefire
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