The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 250 270 337
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +67
Contract jobs citing F5 180 158 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.77% 0.67% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 1.76% 1.51% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 78 48
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £321 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £356
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £44.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -57.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +30.71%
F5
England

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

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10241 10488 10999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.63% 44.60% 45.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6762 6574 6976
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 221 287
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.59 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £34.35 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in London

F5
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

F5 Daily Rate Trend in London

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in London

F5
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the London region.

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in London

F5
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
City of London +13 63 £425 -5.55% 15
Isleworth - 3 - -
Croydon -17 2 - -
Hammersmith - 2 £438 -
Docklands, London -11 1 £435 -19.06%
Canary Wharf -11 1 £425 -26.40%
Paddington - 1 £558 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £370 - 1
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 265 (74.02%) Cisco
2 241 (67.32%) Firewall
3 168 (46.93%) Cisco Certification
4 154 (43.02%) Juniper
5 136 (37.99%) CheckPoint
6 119 (33.24%) CCNP
6 119 (33.24%) Load Balancing
7 113 (31.56%) WAN
8 107 (29.89%) OSPF
9 106 (29.61%) BGP
9 106 (29.61%) Windows
10 97 (27.09%) VPN
11 94 (26.26%) LAN
12 92 (25.70%) Cisco ASA
13 91 (25.42%) Finance
14 88 (24.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 87 (24.30%) Cisco Nexus
16 83 (23.18%) Network Security
17 82 (22.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 82 (22.91%) Data Centre
18 81 (22.63%) ITIL
18 81 (22.63%) TCP/IP
19 77 (21.51%) MPLS
19 77 (21.51%) Cisco IOS
20 73 (20.39%) BIG-IP
21 70 (19.55%) Linux
22 64 (17.88%) DNS
22 64 (17.88%) Wireless
23 63 (17.60%) UNIX
24 51 (14.25%) Citrix

F5
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 31 (8.66%) IIS
2 22 (6.15%) WebSphere
3 19 (5.31%) Apache
4 18 (5.03%) MS Exchange
5 13 (3.63%) Tomcat
5 13 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (3.07%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (1.40%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (1.40%) Lync
8 4 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.12%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.84%) nginx
10 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.56%) WordPress
10 2 (0.56%) JBoss
10 2 (0.56%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (3.63%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.35%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.23%) RMDS
2 3 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.56%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.12%) SaaS
2 4 (1.12%) PaaS
3 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.28%) Office 365
4 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 241 (67.32%) Firewall
2 113 (31.56%) WAN
3 107 (29.89%) OSPF
4 106 (29.61%) BGP
5 97 (27.09%) VPN
6 94 (26.26%) LAN
7 92 (25.70%) Cisco ASA
8 88 (24.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 87 (24.30%) Cisco Nexus
10 83 (23.18%) Network Security
11 82 (22.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 81 (22.63%) TCP/IP
13 77 (21.51%) Cisco IOS
13 77 (21.51%) MPLS
14 73 (20.39%) BIG-IP
15 64 (17.88%) Wireless
15 64 (17.88%) DNS
16 50 (13.97%) VLAN
17 49 (13.69%) EIGRP
18 48 (13.41%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.23%) Big Data
3 5 (1.40%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.12%) MySQL
5 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.28%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (3.07%) Introscope
2 9 (2.51%) JMeter
2 9 (2.51%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.12%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.84%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.56%) Gerrit
5 2 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.56%) Subversion
5 2 (0.56%) Maven
5 2 (0.56%) JIRA
6 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
General
1 91 (25.42%) Finance
2 45 (12.57%) Banking
3 18 (5.03%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.51%) Marketing
6 7 (1.96%) Retail
6 7 (1.96%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.68%) Back Office
8 4 (1.12%) Legal
8 4 (1.12%) Games
8 4 (1.12%) Advertising
9 3 (0.84%) Front Office
9 3 (0.84%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.56%) Electronics
10 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.56%) Publishing
11 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 169 (47.21%) Network Engineer
2 42 (11.73%) Security Engineer
3 32 (8.94%) Network Security Engineer
3 32 (8.94%) Senior Network Engineer
4 24 (6.70%) Architect
5 22 (6.15%) Consultant
5 22 (6.15%) Analyst
6 19 (5.31%) Support Engineer
6 19 (5.31%) Administrator
7 16 (4.47%) Cisco Engineer
8 13 (3.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 12 (3.35%) Infrastructure Architect
9 12 (3.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (3.35%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (3.07%) Applications Support
10 11 (3.07%) Network Architect
11 10 (2.79%) Network Specialist
12 9 (2.51%) Communications Engineer
12 9 (2.51%) Security Analyst
12 9 (2.51%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.47%) .NET
2 15 (4.19%) Middleware
3 13 (3.63%) Java EE
4 12 (3.35%) Web Services
5 9 (2.51%) 802.1X
6 5 (1.40%) MAPI
7 4 (1.12%) XMPP
8 3 (0.84%) REST
8 3 (0.84%) WebSockets
8 3 (0.84%) XML
8 3 (0.84%) Servlets
8 3 (0.84%) SOAP
8 3 (0.84%) Apache Flex
8 3 (0.84%) WCF
8 3 (0.84%) JMX
8 3 (0.84%) JMS
8 3 (0.84%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (0.56%) jQuery
9 2 (0.56%) JPA
9 2 (0.56%) EJB 3.0
Miscellaneous
1 82 (22.91%) Data Centre
2 25 (6.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 18 (5.03%) PKI
4 13 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.35%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (2.79%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.51%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.23%) iPhone
8 8 (2.23%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.68%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.68%) Cryptography
9 6 (1.68%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.40%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.40%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.40%) Clustering
11 4 (1.12%) Online Games
12 3 (0.84%) BBC
12 3 (0.84%) Fixed Income
13 2 (0.56%) DTV
13 2 (0.56%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 106 (29.61%) Windows
2 70 (19.55%) Linux
3 63 (17.60%) UNIX
4 24 (6.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (4.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (3.35%) Windows 7
7 12 (3.35%) Solaris
8 7 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.40%) Android
10 4 (1.12%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.84%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.84%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.84%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.84%) CentOS
12 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.56%) VMS
13 1 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (33.24%) Load Balancing
2 81 (22.63%) ITIL
3 36 (10.06%) E-Commerce
4 27 (7.54%) Project Management
5 26 (7.26%) Network Management
6 23 (6.42%) DDoS Mitigation
7 22 (6.15%) Change Management
8 21 (5.87%) Network Design
9 19 (5.31%) WAN Optimisation
10 18 (5.03%) Service Management
10 18 (5.03%) Problem Management
11 17 (4.75%) Network Monitoring
11 17 (4.75%) Kalman Filter
12 15 (4.19%) Mentoring
13 14 (3.91%) BCP
13 14 (3.91%) Migration
14 13 (3.63%) Service Delivery
15 12 (3.35%) Capacity Planning
15 12 (3.35%) Analytics
16 11 (3.07%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 27 (7.54%) Java
2 22 (6.15%) SQL
3 19 (5.31%) Perl
4 16 (4.47%) Python
5 12 (3.35%) VB
6 10 (2.79%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.96%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.68%) Ruby
9 4 (1.12%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.12%) PHP
10 3 (0.84%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.56%) Tcl
11 2 (0.56%) Lisp
11 2 (0.56%) Go
11 2 (0.56%) VBScript
11 2 (0.56%) C
12 1 (0.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 168 (46.93%) Cisco Certification
2 119 (33.24%) CCNP
3 39 (10.89%) CCIE
4 34 (9.50%) CCNA
5 27 (7.54%) Degree
6 22 (6.15%) CCSE
7 17 (4.75%) Security Cleared
8 16 (4.47%) SC Cleared
9 15 (4.19%) CCSA
10 12 (3.35%) CISSP
11 8 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (1.40%) CCIP
13 5 (1.40%) CEH
13 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Certified Master
13 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 4 (1.12%) HP MASE
14 4 (1.12%) VCAP
14 4 (1.12%) GCIA
14 4 (1.12%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.75%) SLA
2 15 (4.19%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.84%) QA
6 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
System Software
1 29 (8.10%) Active Directory
2 28 (7.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.03%) Hyper-V
3 18 (5.03%) vSphere
4 12 (3.35%) vCloud
5 11 (3.07%) ProxySG
6 8 (2.23%) Snort
7 7 (1.96%) Xen
7 7 (1.96%) Firmware
7 7 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.96%) XenServer
8 5 (1.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (1.40%) XenApp
9 4 (1.12%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.84%) NLBS
10 3 (0.84%) iptables
11 2 (0.56%) UAG
11 2 (0.56%) Docker
12 1 (0.28%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 25 (6.98%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (4.19%) RANCID
3 11 (3.07%) ITRS Geneos
4 9 (2.51%) Puppet
4 9 (2.51%) FortiGate
5 8 (2.23%) SCCM
6 7 (1.96%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (1.68%) Nagios
8 5 (1.40%) SCOM
8 5 (1.40%) Netcool
9 4 (1.12%) Cisco UCCE
9 4 (1.12%) OPNET
10 3 (0.84%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.84%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.84%) WSUS
10 3 (0.84%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.84%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.84%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.84%) Ansible
Vendors
1 265 (74.02%) Cisco
2 154 (43.02%) Juniper
3 136 (37.99%) CheckPoint
4 51 (14.25%) Citrix
5 49 (13.69%) SolarWinds
6 45 (12.57%) Blue Coat
7 42 (11.73%) HP
8 39 (10.89%) VMware
9 34 (9.50%) Riverbed
10 28 (7.82%) Microsoft
11 22 (6.15%) Oracle
11 22 (6.15%) Sourcefire
12 19 (5.31%) Infoblox
13 17 (4.75%) IBM
14 16 (4.47%) Nortel
15 15 (4.19%) Brocade
15 15 (4.19%) McAfee
16 13 (3.63%) Fortinet
16 13 (3.63%) Aruba
17 11 (3.07%) CommVault
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