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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 44 59 64
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +5
Contract jobs citing F5 12 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.94% 0.91% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 4.20% 2.46% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 0
Average daily rate £358 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £401 £335
% change year-on-year
-6.36% +19.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £50.00 £95.00
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -47.36%
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
286 284 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 46.13% 37.03% 43.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 172 113
Average daily rate £313 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £219 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 7
Average hourly rate £32.71 £12.10 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.28% -21.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.34 £10.86 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £15.77 £17.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 17 (80.95%) Cisco
2 14 (66.67%) Firewall
3 13 (61.90%) CheckPoint
4 10 (47.62%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 9 (42.86%) VPN
6 8 (38.10%) Cisco PIX
6 8 (38.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (28.57%) tcpdump
8 5 (23.81%) Load Balancing
8 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
9 4 (19.05%) Forcepoint
9 4 (19.05%) CCNA
9 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (19.05%) Juniper
9 4 (19.05%) Network Security
9 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
10 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (14.29%) Riverbed
10 3 (14.29%) Network Architecture
10 3 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (14.29%) HP
10 3 (14.29%) CCNP
10 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
11 2 (9.52%) Law
12 1 (4.76%) VLAN
12 1 (4.76%) IPsec
12 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Transformation
12 1 (4.76%) Security Architecture
12 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) Firewall
2 10 (47.62%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 9 (42.86%) VPN
4 8 (38.10%) Cisco PIX
4 8 (38.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 6 (28.57%) tcpdump
6 4 (19.05%) Network Security
7 3 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (4.76%) IPsec
8 1 (4.76%) VLAN
General
1 2 (9.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Network Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Consultant
2 7 (33.33%) Network Consultant
3 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Network Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Architect
5 3 (14.29%) Check Point Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Firewall Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Network Architect
5 3 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Security Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Architect
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Network Architect
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Firewall Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Load Balancing
2 3 (14.29%) Network Architecture
2 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 1 (4.76%) High Availability
3 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (4.76%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) CCNA
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Cisco
2 13 (61.90%) CheckPoint
3 4 (19.05%) Forcepoint
3 4 (19.05%) Juniper
4 3 (14.29%) HP
4 3 (14.29%) Riverbed
5 1 (4.76%) Varonis