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 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 287 299 342
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +43
Contract jobs citing F5 359 280 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.58% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 1.57% 1.29% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 150 115
Average daily rate
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£394 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £519 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -50.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £19.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.33 £31.48 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.24 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+28.06% -13.23%
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
22830 21631 20878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.05% 45.17% 46.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 13693 12374 11460
Average daily rate £399 £388 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.91% -1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 971 1157
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 £11.24 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.06 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 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
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 July 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 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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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 +25 176 £425 -5.55% 42
South East -5 71 £400 +8.47% 19
West Midlands +28 40 £320 -8.57% 6
Yorkshire -7 26 £375 -6.30% 5
East Midlands +5 12 £407 - 4
East of England +1 12 £345 -10.96% 14
North West -18 6 £375 +12.27% 4
North East -21 5 £347 -0.72% 1
South West -36 5 £420 +7.69% 2
Midlands -1 2 £320 -28.88%
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 629 (80.43%) Cisco
2 527 (67.39%) Firewall
3 413 (52.81%) Cisco Certification
4 360 (46.04%) CheckPoint
5 317 (40.54%) CCNP
6 305 (39.00%) Juniper
7 267 (34.14%) Cisco ASA
8 224 (28.64%) BGP
9 216 (27.62%) OSPF
10 213 (27.24%) Load Balancing
11 208 (26.60%) Cisco Nexus
12 202 (25.83%) WAN
13 200 (25.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 182 (23.27%) BIG-IP
15 172 (21.99%) LAN
15 172 (21.99%) Data Centre
16 170 (21.74%) DNS
17 166 (21.23%) ITIL
17 166 (21.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 160 (20.46%) Network Security
19 154 (19.69%) Windows
20 152 (19.44%) Blue Coat
21 149 (19.05%) VMware
21 149 (19.05%) Linux
21 149 (19.05%) VPN
22 145 (18.54%) CCNA
23 144 (18.41%) Finance
24 140 (17.90%) MPLS
25 135 (17.26%) TCP/IP
26 132 (16.88%) HP

F5
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 39 (4.99%) IIS
2 36 (4.60%) Apache
3 27 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 27 (3.45%) MS Exchange
4 24 (3.07%) Tomcat
5 16 (2.05%) WebSphere Application Server
6 15 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.15%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.15%) SharePoint
8 7 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (0.90%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.77%) Lync
10 5 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (0.64%) nginx
11 3 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.38%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.38%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.38%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.38%) JBoss
Applications
1 24 (3.07%) MS Office
1 24 (3.07%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 23 (2.94%) RMDS
2 6 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.26%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.28%) PaaS
2 9 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.77%) SaaS
5 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.13%) Office 365
6 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 527 (67.39%) Firewall
2 267 (34.14%) Cisco ASA
3 224 (28.64%) BGP
4 216 (27.62%) OSPF
5 208 (26.60%) Cisco Nexus
6 202 (25.83%) WAN
7 200 (25.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 182 (23.27%) BIG-IP
9 172 (21.99%) LAN
10 170 (21.74%) DNS
11 166 (21.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 160 (20.46%) Network Security
13 149 (19.05%) VPN
14 140 (17.90%) MPLS
15 135 (17.26%) TCP/IP
16 126 (16.11%) Wireless
17 118 (15.09%) Cisco IOS
18 85 (10.87%) DHCP
19 77 (9.85%) VoIP
20 72 (9.21%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.02%) Big Data
3 6 (0.77%) MySQL
4 5 (0.64%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.26%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.26%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.26%) Informix
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.13%) OLTP
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (1.41%) Introscope
2 9 (1.15%) JMeter
3 7 (0.90%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.64%) Subversion
4 5 (0.64%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.51%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.26%) Gerrit
6 2 (0.26%) JIRA
6 2 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.13%) ProC
General
1 144 (18.41%) Finance
2 57 (7.29%) Banking
3 32 (4.09%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.69%) Marketing
6 19 (2.43%) Retail
7 8 (1.02%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.02%) Back Office
8 7 (0.90%) Games
9 5 (0.64%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.51%) Electronics
10 4 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.51%) Advertising
10 4 (0.51%) Publishing
11 3 (0.38%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.38%) Front Office
11 3 (0.38%) Legal
12 2 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.26%) Billing
12 2 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 349 (44.63%) Network Engineer
2 86 (11.00%) Security Engineer
3 73 (9.34%) Consultant
4 66 (8.44%) Architect
5 54 (6.91%) Network Security Engineer
6 50 (6.39%) Senior Network Engineer
7 48 (6.14%) Analyst
8 41 (5.24%) Network Consultant
8 41 (5.24%) Network Specialist
9 36 (4.60%) Cisco Engineer
10 33 (4.22%) Support Engineer
10 33 (4.22%) Network Architect
11 31 (3.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 31 (3.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 27 (3.45%) Administrator
12 27 (3.45%) Project Manager
13 23 (2.94%) Network Support
14 20 (2.56%) Design Engineer
15 19 (2.43%) Security Specialist
16 18 (2.30%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.96%) CSS
2 23 (2.94%) Middleware
3 15 (1.92%) Rendezvous
3 15 (1.92%) Web Services
4 14 (1.79%) .NET
4 14 (1.79%) Java EE
5 7 (0.90%) J2EE
6 5 (0.64%) MAPI
6 5 (0.64%) REST
7 4 (0.51%) XMPP
7 4 (0.51%) WCF
7 4 (0.51%) JMS
8 3 (0.38%) WAP
8 3 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.38%) JMX
8 3 (0.38%) Servlets
8 3 (0.38%) SOAP
8 3 (0.38%) Apache Flex
8 3 (0.38%) WebSockets
9 2 (0.26%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 172 (21.99%) Data Centre
2 45 (5.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 37 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (3.32%) PKI
5 24 (3.07%) Management Information System
6 18 (2.30%) Thin Client
6 18 (2.30%) Fat Client
7 15 (1.92%) Clustering
8 13 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (1.53%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.15%) Replication
10 9 (1.15%) User Experience
11 8 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
11 8 (1.02%) iPhone
11 8 (1.02%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.90%) DataPower
12 7 (0.90%) Computer Science
13 5 (0.64%) Online Games
13 5 (0.64%) CLARiiON
13 5 (0.64%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 154 (19.69%) Windows
2 149 (19.05%) Linux
3 97 (12.40%) UNIX
4 53 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (4.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 38 (4.86%) Solaris
6 16 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (2.05%) Windows 7
6 16 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.66%) Ubuntu
8 12 (1.53%) CentOS
9 8 (1.02%) AIX
10 7 (0.90%) SUSE
11 6 (0.77%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.64%) Debian
12 5 (0.64%) Android
13 4 (0.51%) zOS
13 4 (0.51%) VMS
14 3 (0.38%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (27.24%) Load Balancing
2 166 (21.23%) ITIL
3 67 (8.57%) Network Design
4 59 (7.54%) Service Management
5 57 (7.29%) E-Commerce
6 54 (6.91%) Project Management
6 54 (6.91%) Network Management
7 47 (6.01%) Change Management
8 42 (5.37%) Network Monitoring
9 39 (4.99%) Service Delivery
10 38 (4.86%) Mentoring
11 35 (4.48%) Migration
12 30 (3.84%) Incident Management
12 30 (3.84%) WAN Optimisation
13 29 (3.71%) Change Control
14 28 (3.58%) Network Architecture
15 27 (3.45%) DDoS Mitigation
16 25 (3.20%) Root Cause Analysis
17 22 (2.81%) Performance Tuning
18 19 (2.43%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (4.09%) Java
2 29 (3.71%) SQL
3 27 (3.45%) Perl
4 21 (2.69%) Python
5 16 (2.05%) PowerShell
6 14 (1.79%) C
6 14 (1.79%) Lisp
7 9 (1.15%) Shell Script
7 9 (1.15%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.90%) Ruby
9 5 (0.64%) PHP
9 5 (0.64%) VB
10 3 (0.38%) C-shell
10 3 (0.38%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.38%) Korn
11 2 (0.26%) Go
12 1 (0.13%) R
Qualifications
1 413 (52.81%) Cisco Certification
2 317 (40.54%) CCNP
3 145 (18.54%) CCNA
4 104 (13.30%) Security Cleared
5 74 (9.46%) SC Cleared
6 67 (8.57%) CCIE
6 67 (8.57%) CCSE
7 39 (4.99%) Degree
8 36 (4.60%) CCDP
9 29 (3.71%) CISSP
10 24 (3.07%) CCSA
11 22 (2.81%) DV Cleared
12 15 (1.92%) CCSP
13 14 (1.79%) PMP
13 14 (1.79%) PMI Certification
14 10 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (1.15%) HP MASE
16 7 (0.90%) HP ASE
16 7 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 6 (0.77%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.94%) SLA
2 16 (2.05%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.41%) QA
4 7 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.77%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 92 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (8.82%) Active Directory
3 53 (6.78%) vSphere
4 42 (5.37%) Hyper-V
5 21 (2.69%) NFS
6 19 (2.43%) XenServer
7 18 (2.30%) vCloud
8 17 (2.17%) ProxySG
9 14 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (1.53%) Snort
10 12 (1.53%) VMware ESX
11 8 (1.02%) Firmware
12 7 (0.90%) XenApp
13 6 (0.77%) Xen
14 5 (0.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 3 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 3 (0.38%) Samba
15 3 (0.38%) iptables
15 3 (0.38%) KVM
16 2 (0.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 33 (4.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 30 (3.84%) FortiGate
3 22 (2.81%) OPNET
4 20 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
5 16 (2.05%) RANCID
6 14 (1.79%) CiscoWorks
7 12 (1.53%) SCCM
8 11 (1.41%) ITRS Geneos
8 11 (1.41%) Puppet
9 10 (1.28%) OVSD
10 7 (0.90%) SCOM
10 7 (0.90%) Nagios
10 7 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
10 7 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.77%) Cisco UCCE
11 6 (0.77%) OpenView
12 5 (0.64%) Netcool
12 5 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.64%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (0.64%) Opsview
Vendors
1 629 (80.43%) Cisco
2 360 (46.04%) CheckPoint
3 305 (39.00%) Juniper
4 152 (19.44%) Blue Coat
5 149 (19.05%) VMware
6 132 (16.88%) HP
7 102 (13.04%) SolarWinds
8 83 (10.61%) Citrix
9 68 (8.70%) Microsoft
10 59 (7.54%) Riverbed
11 54 (6.91%) Fortinet
12 52 (6.65%) Infoblox
13 48 (6.14%) Oracle
14 46 (5.88%) TippingPoint
15 45 (5.75%) IBM
16 43 (5.50%) McAfee
17 38 (4.86%) Sourcefire
18 36 (4.60%) BMC
19 29 (3.71%) Brocade
20 27 (3.45%) Red Hat
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