The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Essex region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 60 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing F5 6 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.77% - 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 1.61% - 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.47 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
-1.60% -
Vendors Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
372 195 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 47.57% 45.99% 49.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 91 98
Average daily rate £400 £264 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.65% +17.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £103 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £429 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 45 26
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £26.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% +4.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.20 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.33 £37.42 £43.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
F5
East of England

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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Colchester - 4 £400 - 1
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
F5
East of England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) Network Security
3 5 (71.43%) DNS
3 5 (71.43%) DHCP
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
4 4 (57.14%) OSPF
4 4 (57.14%) Citrix
4 4 (57.14%) Thin Client
4 4 (57.14%) BGP
4 4 (57.14%) NetScreen
4 4 (57.14%) E-Commerce
4 4 (57.14%) Linux
4 4 (57.14%) CCNP
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (57.14%) Fat Client
4 4 (57.14%) Blue Coat
4 4 (57.14%) CCSE
4 4 (57.14%) BIG-IP
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (57.14%) Infoblox
4 4 (57.14%) Imperva
4 4 (57.14%) DMVPN
4 4 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (28.57%) Information Security
5 2 (28.57%) HP

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (71.43%) Network Security
3 5 (71.43%) DNS
3 5 (71.43%) DHCP
4 4 (57.14%) OSPF
4 4 (57.14%) BGP
4 4 (57.14%) NetScreen
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (57.14%) BIG-IP
4 4 (57.14%) DMVPN
4 4 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (28.57%) SSL
5 2 (28.57%) VPN
6 1 (14.29%) SAN
6 1 (14.29%) FirePass
6 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Security Specialist
1 4 (57.14%) Security Specialist
1 4 (57.14%) Network Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Server Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Thin Client
1 4 (57.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM
3 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) CCNP
2 4 (57.14%) CCSE
3 1 (14.29%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 4 (57.14%) Blue Coat
3 4 (57.14%) Infoblox
3 4 (57.14%) Imperva
4 2 (28.57%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Dell
5 1 (14.29%) EMC
5 1 (14.29%) McAfee
5 1 (14.29%) Juniper
5 1 (14.29%) Altiris
5 1 (14.29%) TippingPoint