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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 218 272 293
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +21
Contract jobs citing F5 202 123 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.95% 0.56% 0.42%
As % of the Vendors category 2.13% 1.26% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 73 56
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £342 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £348 £356
% change year-on-year
+15.25% -2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £180.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-72.22% +445.45%
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
9501 9738 9107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.74% 44.55% 45.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6225 6222 5805
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 216 247
Average hourly rate £19.34 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +48 54 £413 +9.92% 21
Hounslow - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £425 -
Orpington - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Croydon - - - - 2
Hayes - - - - 1
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 324 (71.21%) Cisco
2 291 (63.96%) Firewall
3 217 (47.69%) Cisco Certification
4 199 (43.74%) Juniper
5 180 (39.56%) CheckPoint
6 163 (35.82%) CCNP
7 159 (34.95%) BGP
8 140 (30.77%) OSPF
9 125 (27.47%) Finance
10 120 (26.37%) Load Balancing
11 111 (24.40%) Cisco ASA
12 107 (23.52%) Cisco Nexus
13 106 (23.30%) Linux
14 104 (22.86%) LAN
14 104 (22.86%) Network Security
15 101 (22.20%) WAN
16 97 (21.32%) VMware
17 93 (20.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 92 (20.22%) Windows
19 87 (19.12%) Banking
20 84 (18.46%) ITIL
21 82 (18.02%) VPN
21 82 (18.02%) MPLS
22 79 (17.36%) Blue Coat
23 78 (17.14%) BIG-IP
23 78 (17.14%) DNS
24 67 (14.73%) Cisco IOS
25 66 (14.51%) UNIX
25 66 (14.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
26 63 (13.85%) CCNA

F5
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 34 (7.47%) IIS
2 33 (7.25%) Apache
3 25 (5.49%) Tomcat
4 13 (2.86%) MS Exchange
5 12 (2.64%) nginx
6 10 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.54%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (1.10%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.10%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.66%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.66%) JBoss
11 2 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.44%) Lync
11 2 (0.44%) WordPress
12 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.32%) MS Office
3 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.76%) RMDS
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.44%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.22%) IaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Office 365
5 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 291 (63.96%) Firewall
2 159 (34.95%) BGP
3 140 (30.77%) OSPF
4 111 (24.40%) Cisco ASA
5 107 (23.52%) Cisco Nexus
6 104 (22.86%) LAN
6 104 (22.86%) Network Security
7 101 (22.20%) WAN
8 93 (20.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 82 (18.02%) VPN
9 82 (18.02%) MPLS
10 78 (17.14%) BIG-IP
10 78 (17.14%) DNS
11 67 (14.73%) Cisco IOS
12 66 (14.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 63 (13.85%) EIGRP
14 61 (13.41%) TCP/IP
15 60 (13.19%) Multicast
16 56 (12.31%) Wireless
17 34 (7.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.98%) MySQL
3 5 (1.10%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.88%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.88%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.66%) Big Data
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (0.66%) SQLPlus
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 20 (4.40%) Subversion
2 17 (3.74%) Git (software)
2 17 (3.74%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.10%) Introscope
3 5 (1.10%) JMeter
4 3 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.22%) JIRA
5 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.22%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.22%) MSI
General
1 125 (27.47%) Finance
2 87 (19.12%) Banking
3 33 (7.25%) Investment Banking
4 19 (4.18%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.98%) Games
5 9 (1.98%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.32%) Marketing
7 5 (1.10%) Retail
8 4 (0.88%) Legal
8 4 (0.88%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.44%) Back Office
9 2 (0.44%) Publishing
10 1 (0.22%) German Language
10 1 (0.22%) Local Government
10 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Electronics
10 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.22%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 192 (42.20%) Network Engineer
2 54 (11.87%) Security Engineer
3 46 (10.11%) Consultant
4 38 (8.35%) Network Security Engineer
5 35 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
6 32 (7.03%) Architect
7 23 (5.05%) Analyst
8 20 (4.40%) Security Specialist
9 19 (4.18%) Firewall Engineer
10 18 (3.96%) Support Engineer
10 18 (3.96%) Network Architect
11 17 (3.74%) DevOps Engineer
12 15 (3.30%) Operations Engineer
12 15 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (3.08%) Network Support
13 14 (3.08%) Technical Consultant
14 13 (2.86%) Network Consultant
15 12 (2.64%) Security Consultant
15 12 (2.64%) Administrator
15 12 (2.64%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.64%) Middleware
2 11 (2.42%) .NET
3 10 (2.20%) Web Services
4 8 (1.76%) Java EE
5 5 (1.10%) REST
5 5 (1.10%) CGI
5 5 (1.10%) XML
6 4 (0.88%) CSS
7 3 (0.66%) FastCGI
7 3 (0.66%) Catalyst
7 3 (0.66%) Embperl
7 3 (0.66%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (0.66%) Rendezvous
7 3 (0.66%) WAP
8 2 (0.44%) SOAP
8 2 (0.44%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.22%) XMPP
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.22%) HTML
9 1 (0.22%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.08%) Thin Client
2 14 (3.08%) Fat Client
3 12 (2.64%) Clustering
3 12 (2.64%) PKI
4 11 (2.42%) Hedge funds
5 8 (1.76%) Online Games
6 7 (1.54%) Open Source
7 5 (1.10%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.66%) Spread Betting
8 3 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.44%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.44%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.44%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.44%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.22%) User Experience
10 1 (0.22%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.22%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.22%) SecurID
10 1 (0.22%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 106 (23.30%) Linux
2 92 (20.22%) Windows
3 66 (14.51%) UNIX
4 37 (8.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (4.84%) Solaris
6 19 (4.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (2.64%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.54%) Windows 2000
10 6 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.88%) CentOS
12 3 (0.66%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.44%) VMS
13 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.22%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (26.37%) Load Balancing
2 84 (18.46%) ITIL
3 57 (12.53%) E-Commerce
4 42 (9.23%) Mentoring
5 30 (6.59%) Low Latency
6 23 (5.05%) Root Cause Analysis
6 23 (5.05%) Project Management
7 22 (4.84%) Network Management
7 22 (4.84%) DevOps
8 21 (4.62%) Network Monitoring
8 21 (4.62%) Incident Management
9 19 (4.18%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (3.96%) Service Delivery
10 18 (3.96%) Change Management
11 16 (3.52%) Service Management
12 15 (3.30%) ITIL V3
12 15 (3.30%) Data Security
13 14 (3.08%) Network Design
14 12 (2.64%) CRM
14 12 (2.64%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 42 (9.23%) Perl
2 35 (7.69%) Java
3 32 (7.03%) Python
4 24 (5.27%) SQL
5 20 (4.40%) PowerShell
6 19 (4.18%) Ruby
7 14 (3.08%) C
8 11 (2.42%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.54%) PHP
10 5 (1.10%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.10%) C++
11 3 (0.66%) VBScript
12 2 (0.44%) VB
13 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.22%) C#
13 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 217 (47.69%) Cisco Certification
2 163 (35.82%) CCNP
3 63 (13.85%) CCNA
4 62 (13.63%) CCIE
5 48 (10.55%) CCSE
6 21 (4.62%) CCSA
7 15 (3.30%) Degree
7 15 (3.30%) CCSP
8 13 (2.86%) Security Cleared
8 13 (2.86%) CISSP
9 9 (1.98%) VCP4
10 8 (1.76%) CCDP
10 8 (1.76%) SC Cleared
11 6 (1.32%) CISM
12 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.88%) PMP
13 4 (0.88%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.66%) JNCIE
14 3 (0.66%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.96%) SLA
2 8 (1.76%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.54%) QA
4 6 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.22%) GPG13
System Software
1 43 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (8.13%) Active Directory
3 24 (5.27%) vSphere
4 22 (4.84%) ProxySG
5 14 (3.08%) VMware ESX
6 11 (2.42%) vCloud
6 11 (2.42%) NFS
7 10 (2.20%) XenApp
7 10 (2.20%) XenServer
8 8 (1.76%) Hyper-V
8 8 (1.76%) Snort
9 7 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.10%) UAG
11 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.44%) Firmware
11 2 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.22%) Xen
12 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.22%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 24 (5.27%) Puppet
2 16 (3.52%) collectd
2 16 (3.52%) Opsview
2 16 (3.52%) Graphite
2 16 (3.52%) Nagios
3 13 (2.86%) SCCM
4 10 (2.20%) SCOM
5 9 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.76%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (1.54%) FortiGate
8 5 (1.10%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (1.10%) Netcool
9 4 (0.88%) Icinga
10 2 (0.44%) Control-M
10 2 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.44%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.44%) Cisco LMS
10 2 (0.44%) RANCID
Vendors
1 324 (71.21%) Cisco
2 199 (43.74%) Juniper
3 180 (39.56%) CheckPoint
4 97 (21.32%) VMware
5 79 (17.36%) Blue Coat
6 59 (12.97%) Riverbed
7 54 (11.87%) Microsoft
8 48 (10.55%) Citrix
9 39 (8.57%) HP
10 38 (8.35%) SolarWinds
11 29 (6.37%) Fortinet
12 26 (5.71%) Infoblox
12 26 (5.71%) Imperva
13 21 (4.62%) Oracle
14 20 (4.40%) Sourcefire
15 19 (4.18%) Red Hat
16 17 (3.74%) McAfee
17 16 (3.52%) Akamai
18 14 (3.08%) NetApp
19 13 (2.86%) IBM
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £240 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
iKonnect
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £360 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £340 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 27 days ago