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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 234 339 337
Rank change year-on-year
+105 -2
Contract jobs citing F5 196 91 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.80% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 1.74% 0.78% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 50 50
Average daily rate
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£420 £450 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £350 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £31.50
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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
11238 11598 11955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.85% 46.16% 45.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7287 7558 7287
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 246 336
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £45.00 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +66 64 £421 -6.38% 18
Croydon - 3 £400 - 2
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Orpington - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 233 (72.14%) Cisco
2 194 (60.06%) Firewall
3 157 (48.61%) Juniper
4 115 (35.60%) Cisco Certification
5 114 (35.29%) Finance
6 106 (32.82%) CheckPoint
6 106 (32.82%) WAN
7 94 (29.10%) VPN
8 86 (26.63%) CCNP
9 84 (26.01%) LAN
10 79 (24.46%) TCP/IP
11 74 (22.91%) BGP
12 67 (20.74%) Blue Coat
12 67 (20.74%) Load Balancing
12 67 (20.74%) Cisco Nexus
13 63 (19.50%) OSPF
14 62 (19.20%) Windows
14 62 (19.20%) Network Security
15 58 (17.96%) DNS
16 57 (17.65%) Active Directory
17 56 (17.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 55 (17.03%) Cisco IOS
18 55 (17.03%) Banking
19 54 (16.72%) HP
20 51 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
20 51 (15.79%) BIG-IP
21 50 (15.48%) SSL
22 49 (15.17%) Linux
22 49 (15.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
23 47 (14.55%) Microsoft

F5
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 23 (7.12%) MS Exchange
2 21 (6.50%) IIS
3 19 (5.88%) Apache
4 10 (3.10%) WebLogic
5 7 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.17%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.55%) Lync
7 5 (1.55%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.93%) nginx
9 1 (0.31%) Liferay
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.31%) Node.js
Applications
1 14 (4.33%) MS Office
1 14 (4.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.62%) SaaS
3 1 (0.31%) PaaS
3 1 (0.31%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 194 (60.06%) Firewall
2 106 (32.82%) WAN
3 94 (29.10%) VPN
4 84 (26.01%) LAN
5 79 (24.46%) TCP/IP
6 74 (22.91%) BGP
7 67 (20.74%) Cisco Nexus
8 63 (19.50%) OSPF
9 62 (19.20%) Network Security
10 58 (17.96%) DNS
11 56 (17.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 55 (17.03%) Cisco IOS
13 51 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
13 51 (15.79%) BIG-IP
14 50 (15.48%) SSL
15 49 (15.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 42 (13.00%) Wireless
17 39 (12.07%) VLAN
18 34 (10.53%) Multicast
19 28 (8.67%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.24%) MySQL
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.62%) Big Data
4 2 (0.62%) DB2
5 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.24%) Subversion
2 1 (0.31%) JIRA
2 1 (0.31%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 114 (35.29%) Finance
2 55 (17.03%) Banking
3 34 (10.53%) Financial Institution
4 22 (6.81%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.48%) Spanish Language
6 6 (1.86%) Back Office
7 5 (1.55%) Games
8 4 (1.24%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.24%) Legal
9 3 (0.93%) Publishing
9 3 (0.93%) Law
9 3 (0.93%) Retail
10 2 (0.62%) German Language
10 2 (0.62%) Local Government
10 2 (0.62%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.62%) Front Office
11 1 (0.31%) Marketing
11 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 132 (40.87%) Network Engineer
2 50 (15.48%) Security Engineer
3 43 (13.31%) Consultant
4 29 (8.98%) Network Consultant
5 28 (8.67%) Senior Network Engineer
6 25 (7.74%) Network Security Engineer
7 20 (6.19%) Architect
8 19 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
9 18 (5.57%) Project Engineer
9 18 (5.57%) Analyst
9 18 (5.57%) Senior Security Engineer
10 17 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 12 (3.72%) Network Analyst
11 12 (3.72%) Wintel Engineer
12 10 (3.10%) Firewall Engineer
12 10 (3.10%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 9 (2.79%) IT Security Engineer
13 9 (2.79%) Support Engineer
14 8 (2.48%) Support Analyst
14 8 (2.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.41%) .NET
2 8 (2.48%) CSS
3 5 (1.55%) REST
4 3 (0.93%) FastCGI
4 3 (0.93%) CGI
4 3 (0.93%) Middleware
4 3 (0.93%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (0.93%) Java EE
4 3 (0.93%) Web Services
4 3 (0.93%) XML
5 2 (0.62%) SOAP
6 1 (0.31%) J2EE
6 1 (0.31%) WAP
6 1 (0.31%) WSDL
6 1 (0.31%) Spring
6 1 (0.31%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.95%) Hedge funds
3 14 (4.33%) PKI
4 11 (3.41%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.86%) Statistics
6 5 (1.55%) Online Games
6 5 (1.55%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.93%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.62%) Online Banking
8 2 (0.62%) Clustering
8 2 (0.62%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.31%) SecurID
9 1 (0.31%) Firmware
9 1 (0.31%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.31%) Replication
9 1 (0.31%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.31%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.31%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.31%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 62 (19.20%) Windows
2 49 (15.17%) Linux
3 27 (8.36%) UNIX
4 22 (6.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (3.41%) Windows XP
6 8 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.17%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.86%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.86%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.62%) Solaris
9 2 (0.62%) CentOS
9 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.62%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.31%) MVS
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (20.74%) Load Balancing
2 35 (10.84%) ITIL
3 25 (7.74%) Mentoring
4 23 (7.12%) Service Delivery
5 22 (6.81%) Migration
5 22 (6.81%) Penetration Testing
6 20 (6.19%) Security Architecture
6 20 (6.19%) Low Latency
7 19 (5.88%) DevOps
8 18 (5.57%) Business Continuity Planning
8 18 (5.57%) Business Continuity
8 18 (5.57%) BCP
9 17 (5.26%) Service Management
10 16 (4.95%) Change Control
11 14 (4.33%) WAN Optimisation
11 14 (4.33%) Network Management
12 13 (4.02%) Problem Management
13 12 (3.72%) Project Management
13 12 (3.72%) Network Design
14 11 (3.41%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.29%) PowerShell
2 17 (5.26%) Perl
3 16 (4.95%) SQL
3 16 (4.95%) Java
4 12 (3.72%) VB
5 11 (3.41%) C
6 10 (3.10%) VBA
7 5 (1.55%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.24%) Ruby
9 3 (0.93%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.93%) C++
9 3 (0.93%) PHP
10 2 (0.62%) Python
11 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 115 (35.60%) Cisco Certification
2 86 (26.63%) CCNP
3 23 (7.12%) CCNA
4 22 (6.81%) CCSE
5 20 (6.19%) CCIE
6 16 (4.95%) JNCIS
7 15 (4.64%) Degree
8 11 (3.41%) Security Cleared
8 11 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (3.10%) CCDP
9 10 (3.10%) SC Cleared
10 7 (2.17%) CCVP
11 5 (1.55%) CCSA
11 5 (1.55%) HP ASE
11 5 (1.55%) ACSP
11 5 (1.55%) MCP
11 5 (1.55%) MCSE
11 5 (1.55%) MCSA
12 4 (1.24%) JNCIP
12 4 (1.24%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.10%) SLA
2 8 (2.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (1.86%) QA
4 3 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.31%) TickIT
System Software
1 57 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 39 (12.07%) vSphere
3 30 (9.29%) vCloud
4 22 (6.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (4.64%) ProxySG
5 15 (4.64%) Snort
6 12 (3.72%) XenApp
7 10 (3.10%) NFS
8 7 (2.17%) UAG
9 6 (1.86%) ISA Server
10 5 (1.55%) VMware ESX
11 4 (1.24%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.62%) Squid
12 2 (0.62%) XenServer
12 2 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.31%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.31%) qmail
13 1 (0.31%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 27 (8.36%) SCCM
2 10 (3.10%) EMC NetWorker
3 8 (2.48%) SCOM
3 8 (2.48%) SolarWinds Orion
4 7 (2.17%) OpenView
5 6 (1.86%) DameWare
5 6 (1.86%) OVSD
5 6 (1.86%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (1.86%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.93%) Puppet
7 2 (0.62%) WSUS
8 1 (0.31%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.31%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.31%) Nagios
8 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.31%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.31%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.31%) collectd
8 1 (0.31%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 233 (72.14%) Cisco
2 157 (48.61%) Juniper
3 106 (32.82%) CheckPoint
4 67 (20.74%) Blue Coat
5 54 (16.72%) HP
6 47 (14.55%) Microsoft
7 38 (11.76%) VMware
8 33 (10.22%) Citrix
8 33 (10.22%) Websense
9 29 (8.98%) Sourcefire
10 23 (7.12%) IBM
11 20 (6.19%) Riverbed
11 20 (6.19%) McAfee
11 20 (6.19%) Sophos
12 17 (5.26%) SolarWinds
12 17 (5.26%) EMC
13 14 (4.33%) Avaya
14 13 (4.02%) Nokia
15 12 (3.72%) Oracle
15 12 (3.72%) ProCurve
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