The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 47 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing F5 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.33% 0.36% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.80% 0.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £350 - -
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
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Vendors Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
125 147 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 40.85% 53.45% 34.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 96 34
Average daily rate £340 £400 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +35.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 9
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -25.80%
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 Kent

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

F5
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

F5 Daily Rate Trend in Kent

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (50.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) OSPF
2 2 (50.00%) BGP
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) BGP
1 2 (50.00%) BIG-IP
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Support
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Support
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Migration Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Network Support
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Citrix Support
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Support
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Server Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Server Support
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (25.00%) DFS Replication
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (25.00%) Foglight
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper