The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 65 43 73
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +30
Contract jobs citing F5 10 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.17% 0.84% 0.83%
As % of the Vendors category 2.33% 1.56% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £28.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+78.57% -11.11%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
430 256 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 50.18% 53.56% 52.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 124 200
Average daily rate £340 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 34
Average hourly rate £16.00 £35.50 £19.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.92% +79.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.13 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.55 £46.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.37 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.05%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

F5
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

F5 Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

F5
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the Hertfordshire region.

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

F5
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 October 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
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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
Watford -1 3 £450 +20.00%
Rickmansworth - 3 £500 -
F5
East of England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) UNIX
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 6 (40.00%) Solaris
2 6 (40.00%) SAN
2 6 (40.00%) Middleware
2 6 (40.00%) NoSQL
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (33.33%) Firewall
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (26.67%) LAN
4 4 (26.67%) WAN
4 4 (26.67%) DNS
4 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (26.67%) Network Security
5 3 (20.00%) Infoblox
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) BIG-IP
5 3 (20.00%) VPN
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (20.00%) Juniper
6 2 (13.33%) CCNP
6 2 (13.33%) ISA Server
6 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (13.33%) Banking
6 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (6.67%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) SAN
2 5 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (26.67%) LAN
3 4 (26.67%) WAN
3 4 (26.67%) DNS
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (26.67%) Network Security
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (20.00%) BIG-IP
4 3 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (13.33%) Wireless
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (6.67%) Multicast
6 1 (6.67%) Junos
6 1 (6.67%) tcpdump
6 1 (6.67%) snoop
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (6.67%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) NoSQL
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Architect
1 6 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
1 6 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 6 (40.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 5 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Support Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Server Support
5 1 (6.67%) Network Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Server Support Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (6.67%) WAP
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) UNIX
2 6 (40.00%) Solaris
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Data Security
1 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) CCNP
2 2 (13.33%) CCSE
3 1 (6.67%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) ISA Server
2 1 (6.67%) Snort
2 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco
3 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
4 3 (20.00%) Infoblox
4 3 (20.00%) Juniper
5 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
5 2 (13.33%) Sophos
5 2 (13.33%) SonicWALL
6 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft