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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 53 62 63
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Contract jobs citing F5 11 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.48% 0.29% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 2.61% 0.55% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £348
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +15.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.83 £30.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+52.77% -13.66%
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
421 361 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 56.66% 51.94% 45.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 156 133
Average daily rate £370 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.96% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 16
Average hourly rate £14.85 £22.93 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.23% +31.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £413 -
Watford - 2 £375 - 2
Rickmansworth - 1 £475 -
Stevenage - 1 £310 -
F5
East of England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 23 (82.14%) Cisco
2 17 (60.71%) Firewall
3 12 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (35.71%) CCNP
4 10 (35.71%) Linux
5 9 (32.14%) EMC
6 8 (28.57%) Juniper
6 8 (28.57%) Solaris
6 8 (28.57%) Finance
7 7 (25.00%) Project Management
7 7 (25.00%) Oracle
7 7 (25.00%) WebLogic
7 7 (25.00%) BMC
7 7 (25.00%) LoadRunner
7 7 (25.00%) BMC PATROL
7 7 (25.00%) Middleware
7 7 (25.00%) Network Security
7 7 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (21.43%) Network Design
8 6 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
10 4 (14.29%) Internet
10 4 (14.29%) CCDP
10 4 (14.29%) VPN
10 4 (14.29%) Blue Coat
10 4 (14.29%) Load Balancing
10 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 4 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (10.71%) Infoblox

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 17 (60.71%) Firewall
2 7 (25.00%) Network Security
2 7 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (14.29%) Internet
4 4 (14.29%) VPN
4 4 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (10.71%) OSPF
5 3 (10.71%) BGP
5 3 (10.71%) WAN
6 2 (7.14%) MPLS
6 2 (7.14%) LDAP
6 2 (7.14%) Wireless
6 2 (7.14%) IPsec
7 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (3.57%) Wireshark
7 1 (3.57%) tcpdump
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Architect
2 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 7 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 7 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 7 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Network Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Security Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Mobility Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Mobility Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Data Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Network Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Network Support
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) Middleware
2 2 (7.14%) HTML
2 2 (7.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) PKI
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.57%) Open Source
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Linux
2 8 (28.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Project Management
2 6 (21.43%) Network Design
3 4 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) Identity Management
4 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (7.14%) Change Management
4 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Matrix Management
5 1 (3.57%) Kanban
5 1 (3.57%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (3.57%) SIEM
5 1 (3.57%) Security Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (3.57%) Scrum
5 1 (3.57%) Service Management
5 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (35.71%) CCNP
3 4 (14.29%) CCDP
3 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) CCNA
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.14%) ProxySG
1 2 (7.14%) Xen
2 1 (3.57%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (3.57%) RANCID
2 1 (3.57%) OpenView
2 1 (3.57%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 23 (82.14%) Cisco
2 9 (32.14%) EMC
3 8 (28.57%) Juniper
4 7 (25.00%) Oracle
4 7 (25.00%) BMC
5 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
6 4 (14.29%) Blue Coat
7 3 (10.71%) Infoblox
8 2 (7.14%) Citrix
8 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
8 2 (7.14%) MobileIron
9 1 (3.57%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.57%) Aruba
9 1 (3.57%) ArcSight
9 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
9 1 (3.57%) Sun
9 1 (3.57%) HP