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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 227 350 355
Rank change year-on-year
+123 +5
Contract jobs citing F5 436 208 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.91% 0.45% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 2.01% 0.99% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 123 96
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -7.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £308 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £348 £356
% change year-on-year
+15.25% -2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £180.00 £37.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +381.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £180.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-72.22% +445.45%
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
21697 21002 19019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.49% 45.54% 46.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 12640 11746 10308
Average daily rate £400 £393 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 895 927 1159
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +54 202 £400 - 49
South East +51 105 £323 -3.73% 19
Yorkshire +24 51 £401 +23.23% 14
East of England +20 27 £475 +22.58% 2
West Midlands -6 20 £445 +27.14% 8
South West +3 11 £388 -13.88% 9
East Midlands +11 9 £400 - 2
North West -14 7 £475 +11.76% 2
North East - 3 £365 -
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 687 (75.83%) Cisco
2 614 (67.77%) Firewall
3 439 (48.45%) Cisco Certification
4 434 (47.90%) CheckPoint
5 347 (38.30%) CCNP
6 332 (36.64%) Juniper
7 288 (31.79%) Cisco ASA
8 275 (30.35%) BGP
9 255 (28.15%) OSPF
10 243 (26.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 219 (24.17%) Cisco Nexus
11 219 (24.17%) Load Balancing
12 218 (24.06%) WAN
13 215 (23.73%) Network Security
14 212 (23.40%) LAN
15 201 (22.19%) Blue Coat
16 199 (21.96%) Linux
17 195 (21.52%) VMware
18 187 (20.64%) ITIL
19 184 (20.31%) BIG-IP
20 174 (19.21%) Finance
21 169 (18.65%) DNS
22 165 (18.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
23 154 (17.00%) MPLS
24 151 (16.67%) Windows
25 140 (15.45%) VPN
25 140 (15.45%) CCNA
26 132 (14.57%) HP
27 125 (13.80%) Cisco IOS
28 114 (12.58%) CCSE

F5
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 44 (4.86%) IIS
1 44 (4.86%) Apache
2 32 (3.53%) Tomcat
3 21 (2.32%) WebLogic
4 18 (1.99%) MS Exchange
5 15 (1.66%) SharePoint
6 14 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (1.32%) nginx
8 8 (0.88%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.44%) Documentum
11 4 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.44%) Lync
11 4 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.33%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.33%) JBoss
13 2 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 41 (4.53%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.10%) MS Office
3 10 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (1.99%) RMDS
2 10 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.77%) PaaS
3 4 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.33%) SaaS
5 2 (0.22%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.22%) IaaS
6 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 614 (67.77%) Firewall
2 288 (31.79%) Cisco ASA
3 275 (30.35%) BGP
4 255 (28.15%) OSPF
5 243 (26.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 219 (24.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 218 (24.06%) WAN
8 215 (23.73%) Network Security
9 212 (23.40%) LAN
10 184 (20.31%) BIG-IP
11 169 (18.65%) DNS
12 165 (18.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 154 (17.00%) MPLS
14 140 (15.45%) VPN
15 125 (13.80%) Cisco IOS
16 111 (12.25%) Wireless
17 109 (12.03%) TCP/IP
18 99 (10.93%) EIGRP
19 97 (10.71%) DHCP
20 88 (9.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.43%) MySQL
3 11 (1.21%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.44%) BODI
5 4 (0.44%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.44%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.33%) Big Data
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.33%) SQLPlus
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.22%) OLTP
7 2 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.22%) DB2
7 2 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.22%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.11%) Informix
Development Applications
1 21 (2.32%) Subversion
2 18 (1.99%) Git (software)
2 18 (1.99%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.88%) LoadRunner
4 5 (0.55%) Introscope
4 5 (0.55%) JMeter
5 3 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.11%) JIRA
6 1 (0.11%) MSI
General
1 174 (19.21%) Finance
2 94 (10.38%) Banking
3 72 (7.95%) Telecoms
4 33 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 23 (2.54%) Retail
6 13 (1.43%) Back Office
7 12 (1.32%) Legal
8 10 (1.10%) Games
9 9 (0.99%) Marketing
9 9 (0.99%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.44%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.44%) Military
11 3 (0.33%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.33%) Billing
11 3 (0.33%) Electronics
12 2 (0.22%) French Language
12 2 (0.22%) Local Government
12 2 (0.22%) Publishing
13 1 (0.11%) Advertising
13 1 (0.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 350 (38.63%) Network Engineer
2 106 (11.70%) Consultant
3 104 (11.48%) Security Engineer
4 70 (7.73%) Architect
5 62 (6.84%) Analyst
5 62 (6.84%) Network Security Engineer
6 57 (6.29%) Security Specialist
7 54 (5.96%) Senior Network Engineer
8 52 (5.74%) Network Consultant
9 51 (5.63%) Network Specialist
10 41 (4.53%) Network Architect
11 39 (4.30%) Network Security Specialist
12 31 (3.42%) Project Manager
13 29 (3.20%) Security Consultant
14 28 (3.09%) Support Engineer
14 28 (3.09%) IP Engineer
15 27 (2.98%) Network Analyst
15 27 (2.98%) Design Engineer
16 26 (2.87%) Firewall Engineer
17 24 (2.65%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.75%) Middleware
2 20 (2.21%) CSS
3 14 (1.55%) Web Services
3 14 (1.55%) WAP
4 13 (1.43%) Rendezvous
5 12 (1.32%) .NET
6 11 (1.21%) Java EE
7 7 (0.77%) REST
7 7 (0.77%) JSON
7 7 (0.77%) CGI
8 5 (0.55%) Ajax
8 5 (0.55%) XML
9 4 (0.44%) J2EE
9 4 (0.44%) SOAP
10 3 (0.33%) FastCGI
10 3 (0.33%) Catalyst
10 3 (0.33%) Embperl
10 3 (0.33%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (0.33%) HTML
11 2 (0.22%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 72 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.19%) Fat Client
2 38 (4.19%) Thin Client
3 37 (4.08%) PKI
4 17 (1.88%) Mobile App
4 17 (1.88%) User Experience
4 17 (1.88%) SecurID
5 15 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (1.66%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.55%) Clustering
7 12 (1.32%) Smart Meter
8 11 (1.21%) Visualisation
8 11 (1.21%) Hedge funds
8 11 (1.21%) CESG
9 10 (1.10%) Cryptography
9 10 (1.10%) Open Source
10 8 (0.88%) Online Games
11 7 (0.77%) e-Health
12 6 (0.66%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.66%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 199 (21.96%) Linux
2 151 (16.67%) Windows
3 96 (10.60%) UNIX
4 59 (6.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (5.41%) Solaris
6 36 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (1.55%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.21%) Windows Phone
10 11 (1.21%) Apple iOS
10 11 (1.21%) Windows Phone 8
10 11 (1.21%) Android
11 10 (1.10%) CentOS
12 8 (0.88%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.77%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.55%) HPUX
15 4 (0.44%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.33%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (24.17%) Load Balancing
2 187 (20.64%) ITIL
3 86 (9.49%) E-Commerce
4 69 (7.62%) Network Management
5 63 (6.95%) Mentoring
6 58 (6.40%) Project Management
6 58 (6.40%) Change Management
7 55 (6.07%) Incident Management
8 52 (5.74%) Service Delivery
8 52 (5.74%) Network Monitoring
9 48 (5.30%) Network Design
10 46 (5.08%) Service Management
11 40 (4.42%) Network Architecture
12 38 (4.19%) Root Cause Analysis
13 37 (4.08%) Migration
14 32 (3.53%) Validation
15 30 (3.31%) Low Latency
16 27 (2.98%) PRINCE2
17 26 (2.87%) Configuration Management
18 24 (2.65%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 48 (5.30%) Perl
2 43 (4.75%) Java
3 36 (3.97%) C
4 33 (3.64%) Python
5 32 (3.53%) SQL
6 24 (2.65%) PowerShell
7 20 (2.21%) Ruby
8 15 (1.66%) Shell Script
9 13 (1.43%) Lisp
10 12 (1.32%) JavaScript
11 8 (0.88%) PHP
12 5 (0.55%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.55%) C++
13 3 (0.33%) VBScript
14 2 (0.22%) VB
15 1 (0.11%) R
15 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 439 (48.45%) Cisco Certification
2 347 (38.30%) CCNP
3 140 (15.45%) CCNA
4 114 (12.58%) CCSE
5 112 (12.36%) Security Cleared
6 88 (9.71%) CCIE
7 78 (8.61%) SC Cleared
8 50 (5.52%) CISSP
9 44 (4.86%) Degree
10 42 (4.64%) CCSA
11 37 (4.08%) CCDP
12 27 (2.98%) DV Cleared
13 25 (2.76%) CCSP
14 18 (1.99%) VCP4
15 16 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 12 (1.32%) JNCIS
17 10 (1.10%) PMP
17 10 (1.10%) PMI Certification
17 10 (1.10%) HP ASE
18 9 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.97%) SLA
2 30 (3.31%) PCI DSS
3 22 (2.43%) QA
4 8 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.88%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.22%) COBIT
6 1 (0.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 102 (11.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (6.51%) Active Directory
3 43 (4.75%) vSphere
4 33 (3.64%) ProxySG
5 28 (3.09%) Hyper-V
6 26 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (2.32%) XenServer
8 20 (2.21%) VMware ESX
9 17 (1.88%) NFS
10 13 (1.43%) Firmware
11 12 (1.32%) Snort
11 12 (1.32%) XenApp
12 11 (1.21%) vCloud
13 9 (0.99%) Forefront TMG
14 8 (0.88%) UAG
15 5 (0.55%) XenDesktop
16 4 (0.44%) ISA Server
17 2 (0.22%) Xen
17 2 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 30 (3.31%) FortiGate
2 28 (3.09%) OPNET
3 26 (2.87%) Puppet
4 18 (1.99%) Nagios
5 17 (1.88%) Cisco CUCM
5 17 (1.88%) Opsview
5 17 (1.88%) collectd
5 17 (1.88%) SCCM
5 17 (1.88%) Graphite
6 14 (1.55%) Cisco Prime
7 12 (1.32%) SCOM
8 11 (1.21%) SolarWinds Orion
8 11 (1.21%) BMC PATROL
8 11 (1.21%) OpenView
9 10 (1.10%) Netcool
9 10 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.99%) CA Spectrum
10 9 (0.99%) WhatsUp Gold
11 7 (0.77%) CiscoWorks
12 6 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 687 (75.83%) Cisco
2 434 (47.90%) CheckPoint
3 332 (36.64%) Juniper
4 201 (22.19%) Blue Coat
5 195 (21.52%) VMware
6 132 (14.57%) HP
7 109 (12.03%) Citrix
8 105 (11.59%) Microsoft
9 92 (10.15%) Fortinet
10 83 (9.16%) SolarWinds
11 76 (8.39%) Riverbed
12 63 (6.95%) Infoblox
13 59 (6.51%) Imperva
14 54 (5.96%) BMC
15 48 (5.30%) Nokia
15 48 (5.30%) Red Hat
15 48 (5.30%) TippingPoint
16 46 (5.08%) Oracle
17 45 (4.97%) McAfee
18 33 (3.64%) EMC
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 9 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £410 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £240 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
iKonnect
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £320.00 - £375.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £320.00 - £375.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £360 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £340 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
North West England
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago