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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 40 48 57
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +9
Contract jobs citing F5 13 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.26% 2.64% 1.38%
As % of the Vendors category 4.51% 4.52% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 4
Average daily rate £500 £500 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +75.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £384 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £401 £333
% change year-on-year
-6.36% +20.45%
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
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
288 376 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 50.17% 58.39% 49.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 194 160
Average daily rate £413 £450 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 14
Average hourly rate £21.00 £12.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.00% -5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.97 £10.00 £9.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £29.75 £21.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.85% +6.06%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £600 -
Hemel Hempstead +9 3 £500 -
Watford -4 1 - -
F5
East of England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 19 (86.36%) Cisco
2 12 (54.55%) DNS
3 11 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 11 (50.00%) Firewall
3 11 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 9 (40.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 9 (40.91%) Blue Coat
4 9 (40.91%) MPLS
5 8 (36.36%) BIG-IP
5 8 (36.36%) Load Balancing
6 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (27.27%) CCNP
8 5 (22.73%) Finance
8 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
9 4 (18.18%) Meraki
9 4 (18.18%) Network Design
9 4 (18.18%) Brocade
9 4 (18.18%) VPN
9 4 (18.18%) WLAN
9 4 (18.18%) HP
10 3 (13.64%) DMZ
10 3 (13.64%) Firmware
10 3 (13.64%) Linux
10 3 (13.64%) ATM
10 3 (13.64%) Banking
10 3 (13.64%) VMware
10 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (13.64%) Wireless
10 3 (13.64%) Aruba

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) DNS
2 11 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 11 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 11 (50.00%) Firewall
3 9 (40.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 9 (40.91%) MPLS
4 8 (36.36%) BIG-IP
5 4 (18.18%) VPN
5 4 (18.18%) WLAN
6 3 (13.64%) ATM
6 3 (13.64%) DMZ
6 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (13.64%) Wireless
7 2 (9.09%) 3G
7 2 (9.09%) 4G
7 2 (9.09%) FCoE
7 2 (9.09%) LTE
7 2 (9.09%) NetScaler
7 2 (9.09%) Network Security
7 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Network Engineer
1 7 (31.82%) Network Specialist
1 7 (31.82%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (18.18%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Network Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Network Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Network Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Network Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Unix
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Load Balancing
2 4 (18.18%) Network Design
3 2 (9.09%) High Availability
3 2 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL
4 1 (4.55%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (4.55%) Presales
4 1 (4.55%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (27.27%) CCNP
3 2 (9.09%) CCDP
3 2 (9.09%) CCIE
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) CCSA
4 1 (4.55%) CCSE
4 1 (4.55%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (4.55%) HP ASE
4 1 (4.55%) JNCIS
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Firmware
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 19 (86.36%) Cisco
2 11 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (40.91%) Blue Coat
4 4 (18.18%) Brocade
4 4 (18.18%) HP
4 4 (18.18%) Meraki
5 3 (13.64%) Aruba
5 3 (13.64%) VMware
6 2 (9.09%) Juniper
6 2 (9.09%) Palo Alto
7 1 (4.55%) Citrix
7 1 (4.55%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.55%) ProCurve
7 1 (4.55%) Riverbed
7 1 (4.55%) Sourcefire