The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Hertfordshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 54 - 63
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing F5 8 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.19% - 1.05%
As % of the Vendors category 2.59% - 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.58% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £39.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+28.20% +20.93%
Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
309 327 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 45.78% 54.05% 46.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 169 168
Average daily rate £375 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 19 33
Average hourly rate £18.75 £32.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% +12.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.35 £40.00 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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East of England

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
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 1 August 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 - 2 £450 -
F5
East of England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (40.00%) Network Security
4 3 (30.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) Middleware
4 3 (30.00%) SAN
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (30.00%) Solaris
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) UNIX
4 3 (30.00%) LAN
4 3 (30.00%) WAN
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (20.00%) CCNP
5 2 (20.00%) Sophos
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Data Security
5 2 (20.00%) CCSE
5 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
5 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Network Security
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) SAN
2 3 (30.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
3 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
3 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (10.00%) Multicast
4 1 (10.00%) Junos
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) BGP
4 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (10.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Server Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Support Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Server Support Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support
4 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) SAML
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) Solaris
3 3 (30.00%) UNIX
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Data Security
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
2 2 (20.00%) CCSE
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (10.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Sophos
3 2 (20.00%) Infoblox
3 2 (20.00%) SonicWALL
4 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper