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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 186 289 305
Rank change year-on-year
+103 +16
Contract jobs citing F5 266 131 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.18% 0.55% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 2.64% 1.20% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 96 57
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.29 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -
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
10069 10908 9684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.58% 45.84% 46.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6821 7164 6077
Average daily rate £425 £425 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 235 301
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.60 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.91% -7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.85 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 +53 85 £413 -2.94% 10
Hounslow - 6 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Orpington - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 330 (70.06%) Cisco
2 292 (62.00%) Firewall
3 210 (44.59%) Juniper
4 199 (42.25%) Cisco Certification
5 179 (38.00%) CheckPoint
6 148 (31.42%) Finance
7 146 (31.00%) CCNP
8 140 (29.72%) BGP
9 124 (26.33%) WAN
10 120 (25.48%) OSPF
11 117 (24.84%) LAN
12 112 (23.78%) Load Balancing
13 110 (23.35%) Cisco Nexus
14 109 (23.14%) Network Security
15 103 (21.87%) VPN
16 96 (20.38%) Cisco ASA
17 92 (19.53%) Banking
18 89 (18.90%) Windows
19 87 (18.47%) Linux
20 84 (17.83%) TCP/IP
20 84 (17.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
21 80 (16.99%) Blue Coat
22 72 (15.29%) Cisco IOS
23 71 (15.07%) ITIL
24 69 (14.65%) VMware
25 67 (14.23%) MPLS
26 65 (13.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
27 64 (13.59%) BIG-IP
28 63 (13.38%) DNS
29 58 (12.31%) CCNA

F5
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 27 (5.73%) Apache
2 23 (4.88%) IIS
3 17 (3.61%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.12%) MS Exchange
5 9 (1.91%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.70%) nginx
7 7 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (1.49%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.64%) JBoss
9 3 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.42%) Lync
10 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.21%) Node.js
11 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.21%) Liferay
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.21%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 16 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.49%) MS Office
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.64%) RMDS
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.42%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.21%) Office 365
5 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 292 (62.00%) Firewall
2 140 (29.72%) BGP
3 124 (26.33%) WAN
4 120 (25.48%) OSPF
5 117 (24.84%) LAN
6 110 (23.35%) Cisco Nexus
7 109 (23.14%) Network Security
8 103 (21.87%) VPN
9 96 (20.38%) Cisco ASA
10 84 (17.83%) TCP/IP
10 84 (17.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 72 (15.29%) Cisco IOS
12 67 (14.23%) MPLS
13 65 (13.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 64 (13.59%) BIG-IP
15 63 (13.38%) DNS
16 56 (11.89%) Multicast
17 55 (11.68%) EIGRP
18 48 (10.19%) Wireless
19 36 (7.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (1.49%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.27%) MySQL
4 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (0.85%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.85%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.64%) Big Data
5 3 (0.64%) DB2
5 3 (0.64%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (0.64%) SQLPlus
6 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 15 (3.18%) Subversion
2 12 (2.55%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.55%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.42%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.21%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.21%) MSI
4 1 (0.21%) JIRA
General
1 148 (31.42%) Finance
2 92 (19.53%) Banking
3 31 (6.58%) Investment Banking
4 20 (4.25%) Financial Institution
5 15 (3.18%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.12%) Games
6 10 (2.12%) Spanish Language
7 5 (1.06%) Legal
8 4 (0.85%) Retail
8 4 (0.85%) Marketing
9 2 (0.42%) Publishing
9 2 (0.42%) Law
10 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.21%) Advertising
10 1 (0.21%) Front Office
10 1 (0.21%) Back Office
10 1 (0.21%) Electronics
10 1 (0.21%) German Language
10 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 196 (41.61%) Network Engineer
2 61 (12.95%) Security Engineer
3 56 (11.89%) Consultant
4 38 (8.07%) Network Security Engineer
4 38 (8.07%) Senior Network Engineer
5 36 (7.64%) Architect
6 25 (5.31%) Network Consultant
7 21 (4.46%) Analyst
8 19 (4.03%) Senior Security Engineer
8 19 (4.03%) Firewall Engineer
9 17 (3.61%) Network Architect
9 17 (3.61%) Support Engineer
9 17 (3.61%) Cisco Engineer
9 17 (3.61%) Network Support
9 17 (3.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 14 (2.97%) Security Specialist
11 13 (2.76%) Infrastructure Architect
11 13 (2.76%) Wintel Engineer
11 13 (2.76%) DevOps Engineer
12 12 (2.55%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.34%) CSS
2 10 (2.12%) Web Services
3 9 (1.91%) .NET
4 8 (1.70%) Middleware
5 6 (1.27%) REST
6 5 (1.06%) CGI
7 4 (0.85%) XML
8 3 (0.64%) WAP
8 3 (0.64%) SOAP
8 3 (0.64%) Rendezvous
8 3 (0.64%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (0.64%) Java EE
8 3 (0.64%) FastCGI
9 2 (0.42%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.21%) LAMP
10 1 (0.21%) Spring
10 1 (0.21%) J2EE
10 1 (0.21%) WSDL
10 1 (0.21%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.82%) PKI
3 16 (3.40%) Hedge funds
4 9 (1.91%) Online Games
5 7 (1.49%) Fat Client
5 7 (1.49%) Clustering
5 7 (1.49%) Thin Client
5 7 (1.49%) Algorithms
6 6 (1.27%) Open Source
7 5 (1.06%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.64%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.64%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.64%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.21%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.21%) User Experience
10 1 (0.21%) DTV
10 1 (0.21%) NHS
10 1 (0.21%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.21%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 89 (18.90%) Windows
2 87 (18.47%) Linux
3 53 (11.25%) UNIX
4 32 (6.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (3.40%) Solaris
6 14 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.91%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.49%) Windows 2000
8 7 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.85%) CentOS
11 3 (0.64%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.64%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.42%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.21%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.21%) MVS
13 1 (0.21%) SUSE
13 1 (0.21%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (23.78%) Load Balancing
2 71 (15.07%) ITIL
3 38 (8.07%) E-Commerce
4 34 (7.22%) Mentoring
5 31 (6.58%) Low Latency
6 25 (5.31%) DevOps
6 25 (5.31%) Network Management
7 20 (4.25%) Service Management
8 18 (3.82%) Project Management
8 18 (3.82%) Change Management
9 17 (3.61%) Service Delivery
10 16 (3.40%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (3.18%) Network Design
12 14 (2.97%) Data Security
12 14 (2.97%) Incident Management
12 14 (2.97%) Network Monitoring
12 14 (2.97%) WAN Optimisation
13 13 (2.76%) Root Cause Analysis
13 13 (2.76%) Penetration Testing
13 13 (2.76%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 35 (7.43%) Perl
2 33 (7.01%) PowerShell
3 29 (6.16%) Java
4 24 (5.10%) SQL
5 23 (4.88%) Python
6 14 (2.97%) Ruby
7 11 (2.34%) Shell Script
8 8 (1.70%) C
9 7 (1.49%) C++
10 6 (1.27%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.27%) VB
11 4 (0.85%) VBA
11 4 (0.85%) PHP
12 3 (0.64%) VBScript
13 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.21%) C#
13 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 199 (42.25%) Cisco Certification
2 146 (31.00%) CCNP
3 58 (12.31%) CCNA
4 51 (10.83%) CCIE
5 42 (8.92%) CCSE
6 19 (4.03%) CCSA
7 16 (3.40%) Degree
8 13 (2.76%) CCDP
8 13 (2.76%) CISSP
9 12 (2.55%) CCSP
10 9 (1.91%) Security Cleared
11 8 (1.70%) CCVP
11 8 (1.70%) JNCIS
12 6 (1.27%) CISM
13 5 (1.06%) SC Cleared
14 4 (0.85%) JNCIP
14 4 (0.85%) JNCIE
14 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.64%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.82%) SLA
2 10 (2.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (1.91%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.70%) QA
5 1 (0.21%) GPG13
System Software
1 54 (11.46%) Active Directory
2 38 (8.07%) vSphere
3 25 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.31%) ProxySG
4 24 (5.10%) vCloud
5 14 (2.97%) Snort
6 13 (2.76%) XenApp
7 12 (2.55%) VMware ESX
8 10 (2.12%) NFS
9 9 (1.91%) UAG
10 5 (1.06%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.42%) XenServer
12 2 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.21%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.21%) Firmware
13 1 (0.21%) Xen
13 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 30 (6.37%) SCCM
2 16 (3.40%) Puppet
3 11 (2.34%) SCOM
3 11 (2.34%) Nagios
3 11 (2.34%) collectd
3 11 (2.34%) Opsview
3 11 (2.34%) Graphite
4 10 (2.12%) SolarWinds Orion
5 7 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (1.49%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.06%) Netcool
8 4 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.64%) Icinga
10 2 (0.42%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.42%) Cisco LMS
10 2 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.42%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.42%) Control-M
10 2 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 330 (70.06%) Cisco
2 210 (44.59%) Juniper
3 179 (38.00%) CheckPoint
4 80 (16.99%) Blue Coat
5 69 (14.65%) VMware
6 56 (11.89%) Riverbed
7 48 (10.19%) Microsoft
8 43 (9.13%) Citrix
9 35 (7.43%) HP
10 33 (7.01%) Sourcefire
11 27 (5.73%) SolarWinds
12 23 (4.88%) McAfee
13 22 (4.67%) Sophos
14 20 (4.25%) Websense
14 20 (4.25%) Fortinet
15 19 (4.03%) Imperva
15 19 (4.03%) IBM
15 19 (4.03%) Oracle
15 19 (4.03%) EMC
16 15 (3.18%) Nortel
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
DP Connect
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago