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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 214 336 339
Rank change year-on-year
+122 +3
Contract jobs citing F5 226 97 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.93% 0.38% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 2.07% 0.85% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 57 47
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£435 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.75 -
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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
10902 11470 11462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.87% 45.42% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7291 7557 7116
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 229 305
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.75 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014. 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
City of London +64 70 £438 +9.37% 11
Hounslow +5 5 - -
Croydon - 2 £363 - 2
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
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F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

1 261 (68.68%) Cisco
2 225 (59.21%) Firewall
3 170 (44.74%) Juniper
4 137 (36.05%) Cisco Certification
5 124 (32.63%) CheckPoint
6 115 (30.26%) Finance
7 111 (29.21%) WAN
8 101 (26.58%) VPN
8 101 (26.58%) CCNP
9 97 (25.53%) LAN
10 95 (25.00%) BGP
11 90 (23.68%) TCP/IP
12 80 (21.05%) OSPF
13 78 (20.53%) Load Balancing
14 76 (20.00%) Network Security
15 75 (19.74%) Cisco Nexus
16 72 (18.95%) Windows
17 67 (17.63%) Banking
18 64 (16.84%) Linux
19 63 (16.58%) Blue Coat
20 61 (16.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
21 60 (15.79%) Active Directory
22 58 (15.26%) DNS
22 58 (15.26%) Cisco IOS
23 56 (14.74%) Cisco ASA
24 55 (14.47%) BIG-IP
25 52 (13.68%) VMware
25 52 (13.68%) HP
26 51 (13.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
27 48 (12.63%) SSL

F5
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 26 (6.84%) Apache
2 21 (5.53%) MS Exchange
2 21 (5.53%) IIS
3 10 (2.63%) WebLogic
4 9 (2.37%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.11%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.58%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.58%) nginx
7 6 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.32%) Lync
8 5 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.05%) JBoss
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.26%) Liferay
10 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.26%) Node.js
Applications
1 16 (4.21%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.16%) MS Office
3 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.26%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.53%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.53%) SaaS
5 1 (0.26%) PaaS
5 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 225 (59.21%) Firewall
2 111 (29.21%) WAN
3 101 (26.58%) VPN
4 97 (25.53%) LAN
5 95 (25.00%) BGP
6 90 (23.68%) TCP/IP
7 80 (21.05%) OSPF
8 76 (20.00%) Network Security
9 75 (19.74%) Cisco Nexus
10 61 (16.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 58 (15.26%) DNS
11 58 (15.26%) Cisco IOS
12 56 (14.74%) Cisco ASA
13 55 (14.47%) BIG-IP
14 51 (13.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 48 (12.63%) SSL
16 43 (11.32%) VLAN
17 39 (10.26%) Wireless
18 35 (9.21%) Multicast
19 31 (8.16%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.58%) MySQL
2 6 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.05%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (0.79%) DB2
5 2 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.53%) SQLPlus
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (0.53%) Big Data
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (2.11%) Subversion
2 4 (1.05%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.05%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.26%) JIRA
3 1 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 115 (30.26%) Finance
2 67 (17.63%) Banking
3 28 (7.37%) Financial Institution
4 21 (5.53%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.63%) Spanish Language
6 5 (1.32%) Games
6 5 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.32%) Legal
6 5 (1.32%) Back Office
7 3 (0.79%) Publishing
7 3 (0.79%) Law
8 2 (0.53%) German Language
8 2 (0.53%) Marketing
8 2 (0.53%) Local Government
8 2 (0.53%) Retail
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 148 (38.95%) Network Engineer
2 54 (14.21%) Security Engineer
3 51 (13.42%) Consultant
4 31 (8.16%) Senior Network Engineer
5 29 (7.63%) Network Security Engineer
6 28 (7.37%) Network Consultant
7 27 (7.11%) Architect
8 21 (5.53%) Senior Security Engineer
9 18 (4.74%) Analyst
9 18 (4.74%) Cisco Engineer
9 18 (4.74%) Firewall Engineer
10 16 (4.21%) Project Engineer
11 15 (3.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 13 (3.42%) Wintel Engineer
13 12 (3.16%) Network Analyst
14 11 (2.89%) Senior Network Security Engineer
14 11 (2.89%) Network Support
14 11 (2.89%) Security Consultant
14 11 (2.89%) Support Engineer
15 10 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.68%) .NET
2 10 (2.63%) CSS
3 8 (2.11%) Web Services
4 7 (1.84%) REST
5 6 (1.58%) Middleware
6 4 (1.05%) XML
6 4 (1.05%) CGI
6 4 (1.05%) Java EE
6 4 (1.05%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (1.05%) FastCGI
7 3 (0.79%) WAP
7 3 (0.79%) SOAP
8 1 (0.26%) Kafka
8 1 (0.26%) Spring
8 1 (0.26%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.26%) WSDL
8 1 (0.26%) J2EE
8 1 (0.26%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.47%) PKI
3 15 (3.95%) Hedge funds
4 11 (2.89%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.84%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.32%) Online Games
7 4 (1.05%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.05%) Statistics
8 3 (0.79%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.79%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.79%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.53%) Clustering
9 2 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.53%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.53%) Open Source
10 1 (0.26%) SecurID
10 1 (0.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 72 (18.95%) Windows
2 64 (16.84%) Linux
3 37 (9.74%) UNIX
4 27 (7.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (2.63%) Windows XP
7 7 (1.84%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.58%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.58%) Windows 2000
9 4 (1.05%) Solaris
10 3 (0.79%) CentOS
10 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.53%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.26%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (20.53%) Load Balancing
2 47 (12.37%) ITIL
3 28 (7.37%) Mentoring
4 24 (6.32%) Migration
5 21 (5.53%) Penetration Testing
5 21 (5.53%) Service Delivery
6 20 (5.26%) DevOps
7 19 (5.00%) Low Latency
7 19 (5.00%) Service Management
8 18 (4.74%) Security Architecture
9 17 (4.47%) BCP
9 17 (4.47%) Project Management
10 16 (4.21%) E-Commerce
11 15 (3.95%) Business Continuity
11 15 (3.95%) Business Continuity Planning
12 14 (3.68%) Network Management
12 14 (3.68%) WAN Optimisation
13 13 (3.42%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (3.42%) Problem Management
13 13 (3.42%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 33 (8.68%) PowerShell
2 26 (6.84%) Java
3 21 (5.53%) Perl
4 18 (4.74%) SQL
5 12 (3.16%) VB
6 10 (2.63%) VBA
6 10 (2.63%) C
7 8 (2.11%) Ruby
8 7 (1.84%) C++
9 6 (1.58%) Python
10 5 (1.32%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.05%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.05%) PHP
12 3 (0.79%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 137 (36.05%) Cisco Certification
2 101 (26.58%) CCNP
3 38 (10.00%) CCNA
4 31 (8.16%) CCSE
4 31 (8.16%) CCIE
5 15 (3.95%) Degree
5 15 (3.95%) CCDP
6 12 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (2.89%) JNCIS
7 11 (2.89%) CCSA
8 9 (2.37%) Security Cleared
9 8 (2.11%) CCVP
9 8 (2.11%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.58%) CCSP
10 6 (1.58%) CISSP
10 6 (1.58%) MCSE
11 5 (1.32%) HP ASE
11 5 (1.32%) ACSP
11 5 (1.32%) JNCIP
11 5 (1.32%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (2.37%) SLA
3 7 (1.84%) QA
4 4 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 42 (11.05%) vSphere
3 30 (7.89%) vCloud
4 25 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (5.26%) ProxySG
6 18 (4.74%) Snort
7 15 (3.95%) XenApp
8 10 (2.63%) NFS
9 9 (2.37%) VMware ESX
10 7 (1.84%) UAG
11 4 (1.05%) ISA Server
11 4 (1.05%) Hyper-V
12 3 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.53%) XenServer
14 1 (0.26%) qmail
14 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 1 (0.26%) Squid
14 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (7.37%) SCCM
2 10 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
2 10 (2.63%) SolarWinds Orion
3 9 (2.37%) SCOM
4 6 (1.58%) Puppet
4 6 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.05%) collectd
6 4 (1.05%) Opsview
6 4 (1.05%) DameWare
6 4 (1.05%) OpenView
6 4 (1.05%) Nagios
6 4 (1.05%) OVSD
7 3 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.53%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.53%) Cisco LMS
8 2 (0.53%) WSUS
9 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.26%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 261 (68.68%) Cisco
2 170 (44.74%) Juniper
3 124 (32.63%) CheckPoint
4 63 (16.58%) Blue Coat
5 52 (13.68%) VMware
5 52 (13.68%) HP
6 47 (12.37%) Microsoft
7 38 (10.00%) Citrix
8 35 (9.21%) Sourcefire
9 33 (8.68%) Riverbed
10 31 (8.16%) Websense
11 22 (5.79%) IBM
11 22 (5.79%) EMC
12 20 (5.26%) Sophos
13 19 (5.00%) SolarWinds
14 16 (4.21%) Oracle
15 15 (3.95%) Imperva
15 15 (3.95%) McAfee
15 15 (3.95%) Avaya
15 15 (3.95%) NetApp
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