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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 33 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing F5 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.29% 0.34% -
As % of the Vendors category 8.47% 0.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +38.88%
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
118 149 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 38.82% 50.00% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 88 78
Average daily rate £363 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £154 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £394 -
West Malling - 2 - -
Sevenoaks - 1 - -
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 13 (92.86%) Cisco
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (78.57%) Firewall
3 10 (71.43%) CCNP
3 10 (71.43%) CheckPoint
4 9 (64.29%) CCNA
4 9 (64.29%) BIG-IP
5 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 7 (50.00%) Juniper
5 7 (50.00%) OSPF
5 7 (50.00%) BGP
5 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (50.00%) SolarWinds
5 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
6 6 (42.86%) XenApp
6 6 (42.86%) XenDesktop
6 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (42.86%) Citrix
6 6 (42.86%) LAN
6 6 (42.86%) WAN
6 6 (42.86%) ITIL
6 6 (42.86%) Windows
6 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
6 6 (42.86%) VMware
7 5 (35.71%) Foglight
7 5 (35.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) Firewall
2 9 (64.29%) BIG-IP
3 7 (50.00%) OSPF
3 7 (50.00%) BGP
4 6 (42.86%) LAN
4 6 (42.86%) WAN
5 5 (35.71%) MPLS
6 4 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (14.29%) Network Security
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (14.29%) Internet
7 2 (14.29%) Wireless
8 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
8 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
8 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (7.14%) VLAN
8 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
8 1 (7.14%) Multicast
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Messaging Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Security Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
1 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (71.43%) CCNP
3 9 (64.29%) CCNA
4 5 (35.71%) MCSE
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (35.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (14.29%) JNCIA
5 2 (14.29%) JNCIS
5 2 (14.29%) CCSA
5 2 (14.29%) CCSE
5 2 (14.29%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (14.29%) CCSP
6 1 (7.14%) PMP
6 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
6 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 6 (42.86%) XenApp
1 6 (42.86%) XenDesktop
2 5 (35.71%) vSphere
3 1 (7.14%) DFS Replication
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Foglight
1 5 (35.71%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Cisco
2 10 (71.43%) CheckPoint
3 7 (50.00%) Juniper
3 7 (50.00%) SolarWinds
4 6 (42.86%) VMware
4 6 (42.86%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) Aruba
6 1 (7.14%) LogLogic
6 1 (7.14%) Lancope
6 1 (7.14%) Tufin
6 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
6 1 (7.14%) NetScout
6 1 (7.14%) TippingPoint
6 1 (7.14%) HP
6 1 (7.14%) TIBCO
6 1 (7.14%) Mercator
6 1 (7.14%) Bloomberg