The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 59 49 43
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs citing F5 1 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.16% 0.61% 2.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 1.16% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +30.71%
F5
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Vendors Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
282 259 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 44.90% 52.54% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 129 76
Average daily rate £363 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 43 51
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.50 £37.25
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 Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

F5
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 across the Essex region.

F5 Daily Rate Trend in Essex

F5
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 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
Chelmsford - 1 £375 -
F5
East of England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) CCNP
4 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (40.00%) BGP
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) Aruba
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (40.00%) Wireless
4 2 (40.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (20.00%) Infoblox
5 1 (20.00%) Imperva
5 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (20.00%) NAS
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
5 1 (20.00%) FirePass
5 1 (20.00%) DMVPN
5 1 (20.00%) HSRP
5 1 (20.00%) Zeacom
5 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
4 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (20.00%) MGCP
4 1 (20.00%) NetScreen
4 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
4 1 (20.00%) VLAN
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) SSL
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (20.00%) Data Privacy
3 1 (20.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCSE
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) CCDP
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (40.00%) Aruba
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Zeacom
4 1 (20.00%) Infoblox
4 1 (20.00%) Imperva
4 1 (20.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) Mitel
4 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) EMC