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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 36 66 61
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -5
Contract jobs citing F5 23 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.63% 0.26% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 6.30% 0.47% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 0
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£474 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £401 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.24% +14.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.67 £32.47 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+59.11% -1.60%
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
365 426 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 57.66% 55.40% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 183 125
Average daily rate £400 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £187 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 14
Average hourly rate £14.85 £23.86 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.74% +36.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.02 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £37.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 - 4 £425 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £413 -
Royston - - - -
F5
East of England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 32 (80.00%) Cisco
2 23 (57.50%) Firewall
3 18 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (32.50%) CCNP
4 13 (32.50%) Linux
5 12 (30.00%) EMC
5 12 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (27.50%) Solaris
6 11 (27.50%) Finance
7 10 (25.00%) BMC PATROL
7 10 (25.00%) Middleware
7 10 (25.00%) Oracle
7 10 (25.00%) WebLogic
7 10 (25.00%) BMC
8 9 (22.50%) Project Management
9 8 (20.00%) Juniper
9 8 (20.00%) WAN
9 8 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (17.50%) Network Security
10 7 (17.50%) Load Balancing
10 7 (17.50%) LoadRunner
10 7 (17.50%) CheckPoint
11 6 (15.00%) Blue Coat
11 6 (15.00%) Network Design
12 5 (12.50%) MPLS
12 5 (12.50%) CCNA
12 5 (12.50%) VPN
13 4 (10.00%) ITIL
13 4 (10.00%) CCDP
13 4 (10.00%) Internet

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 10 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.50%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 23 (57.50%) Firewall
2 12 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (20.00%) WAN
4 7 (17.50%) Network Security
5 5 (12.50%) VPN
5 5 (12.50%) MPLS
6 4 (10.00%) Wireless
6 4 (10.00%) Internet
6 4 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (7.50%) LAN
7 3 (7.50%) VoIP
7 3 (7.50%) OSPF
7 3 (7.50%) BGP
8 2 (5.00%) IPsec
8 2 (5.00%) LDAP
8 2 (5.00%) Wireshark
9 1 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (2.50%) Cisco PIX
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Legal
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 10 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 10 (25.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 10 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 8 (20.00%) Architect
3 7 (17.50%) Network Architect
4 4 (10.00%) Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Network Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Network Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Network Security Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Mobility Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Mobility Specialist
7 1 (2.50%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Data Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Network Support
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) Middleware
2 2 (5.00%) HTML5
2 2 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.50%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) NHS
1 2 (5.00%) PKI
2 1 (2.50%) Open Source
2 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) Linux
2 11 (27.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Project Management
2 7 (17.50%) Load Balancing
3 6 (15.00%) Network Design
4 4 (10.00%) ITIL
4 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.00%) Change Management
5 2 (5.00%) Identity Management
5 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.00%) Information Security
5 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (5.00%) Matrix Management
5 2 (5.00%) Quality Management
5 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.50%) Kanban
6 1 (2.50%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (2.50%) Security Architecture
6 1 (2.50%) SIEM
6 1 (2.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (32.50%) CCNP
3 5 (12.50%) CCNA
4 4 (10.00%) CCDP
4 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) ISEB
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.50%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) ProxySG
1 2 (5.00%) Xen
2 1 (2.50%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.50%) RANCID
2 1 (2.50%) OpenView
2 1 (2.50%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 32 (80.00%) Cisco
2 12 (30.00%) EMC
3 10 (25.00%) Oracle
3 10 (25.00%) BMC
4 8 (20.00%) Juniper
5 7 (17.50%) CheckPoint
6 6 (15.00%) Blue Coat
7 3 (7.50%) Infoblox
8 2 (5.00%) Fortinet
8 2 (5.00%) McAfee
8 2 (5.00%) Citrix
8 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.00%) MobileIron
9 1 (2.50%) Sun
9 1 (2.50%) HP
9 1 (2.50%) Mitel
9 1 (2.50%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.50%) Aruba
9 1 (2.50%) ArcSight