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 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 35 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing F5 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.18% - 1.10%
As % of the Vendors category 2.73% - 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£225 - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £401 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.30% +14.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.67 £31.24 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+65.40% -3.89%
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
110 103 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 43.14% 50.24% 49.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 54 97
Average daily rate £450 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £526 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -27.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.07 £16.10 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.30 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 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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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
Dartford - 1 - -
Maidstone - 1 £225 -
F5
South East

F5
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (50.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (25.00%) NetScout
4 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Legal
4 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (25.00%) Junos
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) McAfee
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (25.00%) CCDA
4 1 (25.00%) CCIE
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (25.00%) Junos
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Network Support
3 1 (25.00%) Security Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) CCDA
3 1 (25.00%) CCIE
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (25.00%) NetScout
4 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (25.00%) McAfee