The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 52 62 64
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing F5 14 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.11% 0.80% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 4.40% 1.92% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 1
Average daily rate £346 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.75% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £384 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.97% -4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £51.67 £31.24
% change year-on-year
-24.51% +65.40%
F5
Scotland

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

Vendors Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
318 364 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 47.96% 41.41% 43.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 219 148
Average daily rate £343 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 20 7
Average hourly rate - £28.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +80.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

F5
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

F5 Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 25 (96.15%) Cisco
2 20 (76.92%) CheckPoint
3 15 (57.69%) Firewall
3 15 (57.69%) Load Balancing
4 14 (53.85%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
6 9 (34.62%) VPN
6 9 (34.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 8 (30.77%) Network Security
7 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
7 8 (30.77%) Juniper
8 7 (26.92%) CCNA
8 7 (26.92%) HP
8 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (26.92%) tcpdump
9 6 (23.08%) CCNP
10 5 (19.23%) Law
10 5 (19.23%) Riverbed
10 5 (19.23%) Network Architecture
10 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
10 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
11 3 (11.54%) Fortinet
11 3 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 1 (3.85%) VLAN
13 1 (3.85%) IPsec
13 1 (3.85%) Finance
13 1 (3.85%) Internet
13 1 (3.85%) Intel Security
13 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 (3.85%) OpenStack
1 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) Firewall
2 14 (53.85%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
4 9 (34.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 9 (34.62%) VPN
5 8 (30.77%) Network Security
5 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
6 7 (26.92%) tcpdump
7 3 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (3.85%) Internet
9 1 (3.85%) IPsec
9 1 (3.85%) VLAN
General
1 5 (19.23%) Law
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Network Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Network Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Architect
3 5 (19.23%) Network Architect
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Architect
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Network Architect
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Network Security Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Security Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Check Point Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Firewall Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Network Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Firewall Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Network Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Load Balancing
2 5 (19.23%) Network Architecture
3 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (3.85%) High Availability
3 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 1 (3.85%) Network Management
3 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) CCNA
1 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (23.08%) CCNP
3 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) Cisco
2 20 (76.92%) CheckPoint
3 8 (30.77%) Juniper
4 7 (26.92%) HP
5 5 (19.23%) Riverbed
6 3 (11.54%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.85%) Intel Security
7 1 (3.85%) TippingPoint