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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 234 249 338
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +89
Contract jobs citing F5 194 177 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.82% 0.74% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 1.92% 1.62% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 86 51
Average daily rate
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£435 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £310 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £369
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +38.88%
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
10123 10922 11348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.72% 45.61% 45.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6690 6912 7297
Average daily rate £425 £425 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 234 263
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.27 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.50 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 September 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 September 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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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 +10 54 £435 -3.33% 9
Isleworth - 3 - -
Paddington - 3 £558 -
Hammersmith - 3 £438 -
Canary Wharf -7 2 £394 -29.05%
Croydon -18 2 - -
Bromley - 2 £475 -
Chiswick - 2 - -
Docklands, London -12 1 £435 -17.14%
Westminster - 1 £450 -
Hounslow - 1 £370 - 1
Uxbridge - 1 £480 -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 290 (74.94%) Cisco
2 257 (66.41%) Firewall
3 176 (45.48%) Cisco Certification
4 161 (41.60%) Juniper
5 152 (39.28%) CheckPoint
6 132 (34.11%) CCNP
6 132 (34.11%) Load Balancing
7 126 (32.56%) WAN
8 114 (29.46%) BGP
9 112 (28.94%) OSPF
9 112 (28.94%) Finance
10 111 (28.68%) VPN
11 109 (28.17%) LAN
11 109 (28.17%) Cisco ASA
12 103 (26.61%) Windows
13 102 (26.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 101 (26.10%) TCP/IP
15 100 (25.84%) Data Centre
16 89 (23.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 89 (23.00%) Cisco Nexus
17 86 (22.22%) BIG-IP
18 85 (21.96%) ITIL
19 84 (21.71%) Network Security
20 83 (21.45%) MPLS
21 76 (19.64%) Cisco IOS
22 72 (18.60%) DNS
23 66 (17.05%) EIGRP
24 65 (16.80%) UNIX
24 65 (16.80%) Linux
25 63 (16.28%) SSL

F5
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 22 (5.68%) IIS
2 20 (5.17%) WebSphere
3 18 (4.65%) Apache
4 17 (4.39%) MS Exchange
5 13 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (2.33%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.07%) Lync
8 7 (1.81%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (1.81%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (1.29%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.03%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (1.03%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.52%) JBoss
13 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (2.84%) MS Excel
1 11 (2.84%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) RMDS
1 3 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.52%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.03%) SaaS
3 4 (1.03%) PaaS
3 4 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.52%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.26%) Office 365
5 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 257 (66.41%) Firewall
2 126 (32.56%) WAN
3 114 (29.46%) BGP
4 112 (28.94%) OSPF
5 111 (28.68%) VPN
6 109 (28.17%) LAN
6 109 (28.17%) Cisco ASA
7 102 (26.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 101 (26.10%) TCP/IP
9 89 (23.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 89 (23.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 86 (22.22%) BIG-IP
11 84 (21.71%) Network Security
12 83 (21.45%) MPLS
13 76 (19.64%) Cisco IOS
14 72 (18.60%) DNS
15 66 (17.05%) EIGRP
16 63 (16.28%) SSL
16 63 (16.28%) Wireless
17 61 (15.76%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.58%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.81%) DB2
2 7 (1.81%) Big Data
3 5 (1.29%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (2.07%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.55%) Introscope
3 4 (1.03%) JMeter
3 4 (1.03%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.52%) Maven
4 2 (0.52%) JIRA
4 2 (0.52%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.26%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
General
1 112 (28.94%) Finance
2 41 (10.59%) Banking
3 16 (4.13%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.58%) Marketing
6 9 (2.33%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.55%) Retail
8 5 (1.29%) Advertising
8 5 (1.29%) Back Office
9 4 (1.03%) Legal
9 4 (1.03%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.78%) Electronics
10 3 (0.78%) Front Office
11 2 (0.52%) Games
12 1 (0.26%) Publishing
12 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 175 (45.22%) Network Engineer
2 41 (10.59%) Security Engineer
3 32 (8.27%) Senior Network Engineer
4 31 (8.01%) Consultant
5 30 (7.75%) Network Security Engineer
6 29 (7.49%) Architect
7 28 (7.24%) Administrator
8 22 (5.68%) Analyst
9 15 (3.88%) Cisco Engineer
10 14 (3.62%) Infrastructure Architect
11 13 (3.36%) Systems Engineer
11 13 (3.36%) Support Engineer
12 12 (3.10%) Network Consultant
12 12 (3.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 12 (3.10%) Network Architect
13 11 (2.84%) Network Specialist
13 11 (2.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (2.58%) Security Analyst
15 8 (2.07%) Security Consultant
15 8 (2.07%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.65%) Middleware
2 15 (3.88%) .NET
3 13 (3.36%) Web Services
4 9 (2.33%) 802.1X
5 8 (2.07%) Java EE
6 7 (1.81%) REST
6 7 (1.81%) SOAP
6 7 (1.81%) MAPI
7 4 (1.03%) Servlets
7 4 (1.03%) JMX
7 4 (1.03%) WebSockets
7 4 (1.03%) Apache Flex
7 4 (1.03%) JMS
8 3 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.78%) WCF
8 3 (0.78%) XMPP
9 2 (0.52%) jQuery
9 2 (0.52%) JPA
9 2 (0.52%) EJB 3.0
9 2 (0.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 100 (25.84%) Data Centre
2 27 (6.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 21 (5.43%) PKI
4 14 (3.62%) Video Conferencing
4 14 (3.62%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.58%) iPhone
5 10 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.33%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.81%) Cryptography
7 7 (1.81%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.55%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.29%) Clustering
9 5 (1.29%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.03%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.03%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.78%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.78%) BBC
11 3 (0.78%) DTV
12 2 (0.52%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 103 (26.61%) Windows
2 65 (16.80%) Linux
2 65 (16.80%) UNIX
3 21 (5.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (3.36%) Solaris
6 12 (3.10%) Windows 7
6 12 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.81%) Android
8 6 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.03%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.03%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.03%) CentOS
10 3 (0.78%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.78%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.52%) VMS
11 2 (0.52%) SUSE
11 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.26%) Fedora
12 1 (0.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (34.11%) Load Balancing
2 85 (21.96%) ITIL
3 31 (8.01%) E-Commerce
4 29 (7.49%) Network Management
5 27 (6.98%) Network Design
5 27 (6.98%) DDoS Mitigation
6 21 (5.43%) Project Management
6 21 (5.43%) Change Management
7 20 (5.17%) Kalman Filter
7 20 (5.17%) WAN Optimisation
8 19 (4.91%) Service Management
9 18 (4.65%) Migration
10 15 (3.88%) Information Security
10 15 (3.88%) Problem Management
11 14 (3.62%) Network Monitoring
12 12 (3.10%) Analytics
12 12 (3.10%) Load Testing
12 12 (3.10%) Service Delivery
12 12 (3.10%) BCP
13 11 (2.84%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (6.72%) Java
2 22 (5.68%) SQL
3 19 (4.91%) Perl
4 16 (4.13%) Python
5 15 (3.88%) PowerShell
5 15 (3.88%) VB
6 9 (2.33%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.81%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.29%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.29%) Ruby
8 5 (1.29%) C++
9 3 (0.78%) VBScript
9 3 (0.78%) Tcl
10 2 (0.52%) Lisp
10 2 (0.52%) Go
10 2 (0.52%) C
11 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 176 (45.48%) Cisco Certification
2 132 (34.11%) CCNP
3 46 (11.89%) CCIE
4 32 (8.27%) Degree
5 30 (7.75%) CCNA
6 19 (4.91%) CCSE
7 17 (4.39%) Security Cleared
8 16 (4.13%) CCSA
9 15 (3.88%) SC Cleared
10 13 (3.36%) CISSP
11 8 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (1.81%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (1.55%) CCIP
14 5 (1.29%) GCIA
14 5 (1.29%) GCIH
14 5 (1.29%) CEH
15 4 (1.03%) JNCIP
15 4 (1.03%) HP MASE
15 4 (1.03%) VCAP
15 4 (1.03%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.17%) PCI DSS
2 18 (4.65%) SLA
3 7 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.78%) QA
6 2 (0.52%) JSP 440
System Software
1 27 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 25 (6.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.39%) Hyper-V
3 17 (4.39%) vSphere
4 13 (3.36%) Firmware
5 11 (2.84%) vCloud
5 11 (2.84%) ProxySG
5 11 (2.84%) Snort
6 10 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (1.81%) Xen
8 6 (1.55%) XenApp
8 6 (1.55%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.03%) XenServer
10 3 (0.78%) NLBS
10 3 (0.78%) UAG
10 3 (0.78%) iptables
11 2 (0.52%) Docker
12 1 (0.26%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 24 (6.20%) Cisco CUCM
2 18 (4.65%) RANCID
3 8 (2.07%) SCCM
4 7 (1.81%) FortiGate
4 7 (1.81%) Puppet
5 6 (1.55%) ITRS Geneos
5 6 (1.55%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (1.29%) SCOM
6 5 (1.29%) Netcool
7 4 (1.03%) Nagios
8 3 (0.78%) OPNET
8 3 (0.78%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.78%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.78%) WSUS
8 3 (0.78%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.78%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (0.78%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (0.78%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.78%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 290 (74.94%) Cisco
2 161 (41.60%) Juniper
3 152 (39.28%) CheckPoint
4 56 (14.47%) Citrix
5 47 (12.14%) Blue Coat
6 45 (11.63%) SolarWinds
7 35 (9.04%) VMware
8 32 (8.27%) HP
8 32 (8.27%) Riverbed
9 26 (6.72%) Microsoft
10 24 (6.20%) Oracle
11 22 (5.68%) IBM
11 22 (5.68%) McAfee
12 21 (5.43%) Sourcefire
13 20 (5.17%) Infoblox
14 19 (4.91%) Fortinet
15 15 (3.88%) Aruba
16 14 (3.62%) Brocade
16 14 (3.62%) Nortel
17 12 (3.10%) Polycom
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