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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 242 283 293
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +10
Contract jobs citing F5 175 133 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.79% 0.56% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 1.77% 1.27% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 73 68
Average daily rate
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£400 £410 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -13.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £321 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £401 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.30% +14.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -53.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.67 £31.24 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+65.40% -3.89%
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
9907 10496 10021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.48% 44.40% 45.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6406 6830 6313
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 206 262
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.75 £43.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +33 51 £425 +6.25% 17
Hounslow - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £425 -
Enfield - 1 £450 -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (76.78%) Cisco
2 282 (66.82%) Firewall
3 212 (50.24%) Cisco Certification
4 201 (47.63%) Juniper
5 172 (40.76%) CheckPoint
6 159 (37.68%) CCNP
7 142 (33.65%) BGP
8 137 (32.46%) OSPF
9 130 (30.81%) Cisco ASA
10 125 (29.62%) Load Balancing
11 118 (27.96%) Cisco Nexus
11 118 (27.96%) Finance
12 109 (25.83%) Network Security
13 103 (24.41%) Windows
14 98 (23.22%) ITIL
15 97 (22.99%) VPN
16 95 (22.51%) LAN
16 95 (22.51%) MPLS
17 92 (21.80%) WAN
18 91 (21.56%) VMware
19 89 (21.09%) Linux
19 89 (21.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 76 (18.01%) Cisco IOS
21 75 (17.77%) Blue Coat
22 71 (16.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
23 70 (16.59%) BIG-IP
24 69 (16.35%) Wireless
25 68 (16.11%) DNS
26 67 (15.88%) Banking
27 63 (14.93%) Citrix

F5
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 33 (7.82%) IIS
2 21 (4.98%) Apache
3 18 (4.27%) MS Exchange
4 17 (4.03%) Tomcat
5 15 (3.55%) WebSphere
6 10 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (1.90%) nginx
7 8 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.66%) Lync
9 5 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (0.95%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.71%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.47%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.47%) WordPress
12 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.24%) Liferay
13 1 (0.24%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 19 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.13%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.37%) RMDS
2 8 (1.90%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.47%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.95%) SaaS
3 3 (0.71%) PaaS
4 2 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.24%) Office 365
5 1 (0.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 282 (66.82%) Firewall
2 142 (33.65%) BGP
3 137 (32.46%) OSPF
4 130 (30.81%) Cisco ASA
5 118 (27.96%) Cisco Nexus
6 109 (25.83%) Network Security
7 97 (22.99%) VPN
8 95 (22.51%) LAN
8 95 (22.51%) MPLS
9 92 (21.80%) WAN
10 89 (21.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 76 (18.01%) Cisco IOS
12 71 (16.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 70 (16.59%) BIG-IP
14 69 (16.35%) Wireless
15 68 (16.11%) DNS
16 58 (13.74%) EIGRP
17 50 (11.85%) Multicast
18 45 (10.66%) VoIP
19 44 (10.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.98%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.90%) Big Data
4 4 (0.95%) MySQL
4 4 (0.95%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.24%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 14 (3.32%) Jenkins
2 13 (3.08%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.08%) Subversion
3 8 (1.90%) Introscope
3 8 (1.90%) JMeter
4 2 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.24%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.24%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.24%) MSI
5 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
General
1 118 (27.96%) Finance
2 67 (15.88%) Banking
3 30 (7.11%) Investment Banking
4 20 (4.74%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.37%) Games
6 9 (2.13%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.90%) Marketing
8 5 (1.18%) Retail
9 3 (0.71%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.71%) Back Office
10 2 (0.47%) Electronics
10 2 (0.47%) Legal
10 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.47%) Advertising
10 2 (0.47%) Publishing
10 2 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.24%) German Language
11 1 (0.24%) Local Government
11 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 195 (46.21%) Network Engineer
2 53 (12.56%) Security Engineer
3 41 (9.72%) Network Security Engineer
4 37 (8.77%) Consultant
5 35 (8.29%) Architect
6 29 (6.87%) Senior Network Engineer
7 20 (4.74%) Support Engineer
8 19 (4.50%) Network Architect
8 19 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 19 (4.50%) Analyst
9 15 (3.55%) Network Specialist
9 15 (3.55%) Network Consultant
10 13 (3.08%) Administrator
10 13 (3.08%) Infrastructure Architect
10 13 (3.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 13 (3.08%) Security Specialist
10 13 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
11 12 (2.84%) Cisco Engineer
11 12 (2.84%) Operations Engineer
12 11 (2.61%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.84%) Web Services
2 11 (2.61%) Middleware
3 9 (2.13%) .NET
4 8 (1.90%) Java EE
5 5 (1.18%) MAPI
6 4 (0.95%) XMPP
7 3 (0.71%) CSS
8 2 (0.47%) XML
8 2 (0.47%) CGI
8 2 (0.47%) Rendezvous
9 1 (0.24%) REST
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.24%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.24%) LAMP
9 1 (0.24%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.32%) PKI
3 13 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
4 12 (2.84%) Thin Client
4 12 (2.84%) Clustering
4 12 (2.84%) Fat Client
5 11 (2.61%) Hedge funds
6 9 (2.13%) Online Games
7 7 (1.66%) iPhone
7 7 (1.66%) Open Source
7 7 (1.66%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.66%) Public Cloud
8 4 (0.95%) Blackberry
8 4 (0.95%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.71%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.71%) Spread Betting
10 2 (0.47%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.47%) DTV
11 1 (0.24%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 103 (24.41%) Windows
2 89 (21.09%) Linux
3 52 (12.32%) UNIX
4 35 (8.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (6.16%) Solaris
6 17 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (3.79%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.18%) Android
8 5 (1.18%) Windows 2000
9 4 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.47%) VMS
10 2 (0.47%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.24%) CentOS
11 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.24%) SUSE
11 1 (0.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (29.62%) Load Balancing
2 98 (23.22%) ITIL
3 59 (13.98%) E-Commerce
4 37 (8.77%) Mentoring
5 29 (6.87%) Project Management
6 28 (6.64%) Network Management
7 24 (5.69%) Low Latency
8 23 (5.45%) Service Management
9 22 (5.21%) Incident Management
10 21 (4.98%) Root Cause Analysis
11 20 (4.74%) Change Management
11 20 (4.74%) Network Design
12 19 (4.50%) DevOps
13 18 (4.27%) Network Monitoring
14 16 (3.79%) Service Delivery
15 15 (3.55%) ITIL V3
15 15 (3.55%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (3.08%) Risk Management
16 13 (3.08%) Scrum
16 13 (3.08%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 36 (8.53%) Perl
2 28 (6.64%) Python
2 28 (6.64%) SQL
3 24 (5.69%) Java
4 17 (4.03%) PowerShell
5 13 (3.08%) Ruby
6 11 (2.61%) C
7 10 (2.37%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.95%) PHP
9 3 (0.71%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.47%) VBScript
11 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.24%) C#
11 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.24%) Go
Qualifications
1 212 (50.24%) Cisco Certification
2 159 (37.68%) CCNP
3 61 (14.45%) CCNA
4 49 (11.61%) CCIE
5 39 (9.24%) CCSE
6 25 (5.92%) Degree
7 18 (4.27%) Security Cleared
8 16 (3.79%) CISSP
8 16 (3.79%) CCSA
9 13 (3.08%) SC Cleared
10 11 (2.61%) CCSP
11 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (1.42%) CISM
12 4 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.95%) HP MASE
12 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 3 (0.71%) VCAP
13 3 (0.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.40%) SLA
2 12 (2.84%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.95%) QA
5 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.24%) GPG13
System Software
1 53 (12.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (9.24%) Active Directory
3 26 (6.16%) vSphere
4 18 (4.27%) vCloud
5 16 (3.79%) ProxySG
5 16 (3.79%) Hyper-V
6 12 (2.84%) XenServer
7 11 (2.61%) VMware ESX
7 11 (2.61%) NFS
8 7 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.42%) Snort
10 5 (1.18%) XenApp
10 5 (1.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.71%) UAG
12 2 (0.47%) iptables
12 2 (0.47%) Xen
13 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.24%) Firmware
13 1 (0.24%) pfSense
13 1 (0.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (4.50%) Puppet
2 14 (3.32%) RANCID
3 12 (2.84%) Opsview
3 12 (2.84%) collectd
3 12 (2.84%) Graphite
3 12 (2.84%) Nagios
3 12 (2.84%) Cisco CUCM
4 11 (2.61%) SCCM
4 11 (2.61%) Cisco Prime
5 10 (2.37%) Netcool
6 9 (2.13%) FortiGate
7 8 (1.90%) ITRS Geneos
7 8 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (1.90%) SCOM
8 4 (0.95%) Icinga
8 4 (0.95%) OPNET
8 4 (0.95%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.71%) XenMobile
10 2 (0.47%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.47%) Control-M
Vendors
1 324 (76.78%) Cisco
2 201 (47.63%) Juniper
3 172 (40.76%) CheckPoint
4 91 (21.56%) VMware
5 75 (17.77%) Blue Coat
6 63 (14.93%) Citrix
7 53 (12.56%) Microsoft
8 50 (11.85%) HP
8 50 (11.85%) SolarWinds
9 41 (9.72%) Riverbed
10 36 (8.53%) Infoblox
11 28 (6.64%) Fortinet
12 25 (5.92%) Oracle
13 23 (5.45%) IBM
13 23 (5.45%) McAfee
14 16 (3.79%) Red Hat
14 16 (3.79%) Sophos
14 16 (3.79%) Sourcefire
15 15 (3.55%) Brocade
16 14 (3.32%) Imperva
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago