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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 224 276 290
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +14
Contract jobs citing F5 189 132 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.86% 0.57% 0.42%
As % of the Vendors category 1.94% 1.30% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 79 59
Average daily rate
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£400 £407 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.71% -9.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £324 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.06% +14.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -53.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.83 £31.24 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+62.74% -5.34%
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
9755 10130 9507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.51% 44.04% 45.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6379 6539 6097
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 225 229
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £37.50 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +43 56 £413 +3.12% 24
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £425 -
Orpington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Hayes - - - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 330 (73.17%) Cisco
2 296 (65.63%) Firewall
3 220 (48.78%) Cisco Certification
4 197 (43.68%) Juniper
5 176 (39.02%) CheckPoint
6 168 (37.25%) CCNP
7 156 (34.59%) BGP
8 146 (32.37%) OSPF
9 130 (28.82%) Load Balancing
10 129 (28.60%) Cisco ASA
11 117 (25.94%) Cisco Nexus
12 113 (25.06%) Network Security
13 111 (24.61%) Finance
14 101 (22.39%) Linux
15 99 (21.95%) Windows
16 98 (21.73%) ITIL
17 94 (20.84%) LAN
17 94 (20.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 93 (20.62%) MPLS
19 92 (20.40%) VMware
20 91 (20.18%) WAN
21 89 (19.73%) VPN
22 79 (17.52%) Banking
23 78 (17.29%) Blue Coat
24 75 (16.63%) Cisco IOS
25 71 (15.74%) DNS
26 69 (15.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
27 68 (15.08%) BIG-IP
28 67 (14.86%) CCNA
29 62 (13.75%) Wireless

F5
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (7.32%) IIS
2 29 (6.43%) Apache
3 21 (4.66%) Tomcat
4 12 (2.66%) MS Exchange
5 11 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (2.22%) nginx
7 9 (2.00%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.77%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.89%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.67%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.67%) Lync
10 3 (0.67%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.44%) WordPress
11 2 (0.44%) JBoss
12 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.22%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 13 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.89%) MS Office
3 3 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.44%) RMDS
2 10 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.44%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.22%) SaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.22%) Office 365
5 1 (0.22%) IaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 296 (65.63%) Firewall
2 156 (34.59%) BGP
3 146 (32.37%) OSPF
4 129 (28.60%) Cisco ASA
5 117 (25.94%) Cisco Nexus
6 113 (25.06%) Network Security
7 94 (20.84%) LAN
7 94 (20.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 93 (20.62%) MPLS
9 91 (20.18%) WAN
10 89 (19.73%) VPN
11 75 (16.63%) Cisco IOS
12 71 (15.74%) DNS
13 69 (15.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 68 (15.08%) BIG-IP
15 62 (13.75%) Wireless
16 61 (13.53%) EIGRP
17 53 (11.75%) Multicast
18 49 (10.86%) TCP/IP
19 41 (9.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.00%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.55%) MySQL
4 5 (1.11%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.89%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (0.67%) SQLPlus
7 2 (0.44%) Big Data
8 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 17 (3.77%) Subversion
2 15 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 15 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.77%) Introscope
3 8 (1.77%) JMeter
4 2 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.22%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.22%) MSI
5 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
General
1 111 (24.61%) Finance
2 79 (17.52%) Banking
3 32 (7.10%) Investment Banking
4 19 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.22%) Games
6 9 (2.00%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.11%) Marketing
7 5 (1.11%) Retail
8 4 (0.89%) Back Office
8 4 (0.89%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.44%) Publishing
9 2 (0.44%) Legal
9 2 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.22%) German Language
10 1 (0.22%) Local Government
10 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.22%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 204 (45.23%) Network Engineer
2 57 (12.64%) Security Engineer
3 41 (9.09%) Consultant
3 41 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
4 33 (7.32%) Senior Network Engineer
5 31 (6.87%) Architect
6 23 (5.10%) Support Engineer
7 21 (4.66%) Analyst
8 19 (4.21%) Network Architect
9 18 (3.99%) Security Specialist
10 17 (3.77%) Firewall Engineer
11 16 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (3.33%) Network Support
12 15 (3.33%) Cisco Engineer
12 15 (3.33%) Network Specialist
12 15 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
13 14 (3.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 13 (2.88%) Network Consultant
15 12 (2.66%) Technical Consultant
15 12 (2.66%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.88%) Middleware
2 12 (2.66%) .NET
3 10 (2.22%) Java EE
4 7 (1.55%) Web Services
5 5 (1.11%) CSS
6 4 (0.89%) CGI
6 4 (0.89%) XML
6 4 (0.89%) XMPP
7 3 (0.67%) REST
7 3 (0.67%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.44%) FastCGI
8 2 (0.44%) Catalyst
8 2 (0.44%) Embperl
8 2 (0.44%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (0.44%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.22%) HTML
9 1 (0.22%) LAMP
9 1 (0.22%) SOAP
9 1 (0.22%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.88%) Thin Client
2 13 (2.88%) Clustering
2 13 (2.88%) Fat Client
3 11 (2.44%) Hedge funds
4 10 (2.22%) PKI
5 9 (2.00%) Online Games
5 9 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (1.55%) Open Source
7 4 (0.89%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.67%) Spread Betting
8 3 (0.67%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.67%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.44%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.44%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.22%) DTV
10 1 (0.22%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.22%) NHS
10 1 (0.22%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 101 (22.39%) Linux
2 99 (21.95%) Windows
3 60 (13.30%) UNIX
4 38 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (5.99%) Solaris
6 20 (4.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (3.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (2.88%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.55%) Windows 2000
10 5 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.67%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.44%) VMS
12 2 (0.44%) CentOS
12 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.22%) Android
13 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (28.82%) Load Balancing
2 98 (21.73%) ITIL
3 60 (13.30%) E-Commerce
4 36 (7.98%) Mentoring
5 28 (6.21%) Network Management
6 26 (5.76%) Project Management
7 24 (5.32%) Low Latency
7 24 (5.32%) Network Monitoring
8 23 (5.10%) Root Cause Analysis
8 23 (5.10%) Incident Management
9 22 (4.88%) Change Management
10 21 (4.66%) Service Management
10 21 (4.66%) DevOps
11 20 (4.43%) Network Design
12 19 (4.21%) Service Delivery
13 18 (3.99%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (3.55%) ITIL V3
15 13 (2.88%) Problem Management
15 13 (2.88%) Risk Management
15 13 (2.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 40 (8.87%) Perl
2 33 (7.32%) Java
3 30 (6.65%) Python
4 27 (5.99%) SQL
5 20 (4.43%) PowerShell
6 16 (3.55%) Ruby
7 13 (2.88%) C
8 12 (2.66%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.33%) PHP
10 5 (1.11%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.67%) VBScript
11 3 (0.67%) C++
12 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.22%) C#
12 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 220 (48.78%) Cisco Certification
2 168 (37.25%) CCNP
3 67 (14.86%) CCNA
4 51 (11.31%) CCIE
5 44 (9.76%) CCSE
6 24 (5.32%) Degree
7 18 (3.99%) CCSA
8 15 (3.33%) CISSP
9 14 (3.10%) Security Cleared
10 13 (2.88%) CCSP
11 9 (2.00%) SC Cleared
12 6 (1.33%) CISM
13 4 (0.89%) CCDP
14 3 (0.67%) PMP
14 3 (0.67%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.67%) CCIP
14 3 (0.67%) DV Cleared
15 2 (0.44%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.32%) SLA
2 6 (1.33%) QA
2 6 (1.33%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.22%) GPG13
System Software
1 45 (9.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (7.32%) Active Directory
3 21 (4.66%) vSphere
4 19 (4.21%) ProxySG
5 12 (2.66%) VMware ESX
6 11 (2.44%) NFS
6 11 (2.44%) vCloud
7 8 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.77%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.77%) XenApp
7 8 (1.77%) XenServer
7 8 (1.77%) Snort
8 3 (0.67%) UAG
9 2 (0.44%) Xen
9 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.22%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.22%) Firmware
10 1 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 21 (4.66%) Puppet
2 14 (3.10%) collectd
2 14 (3.10%) Opsview
2 14 (3.10%) Graphite
2 14 (3.10%) Nagios
3 12 (2.66%) SCCM
3 12 (2.66%) Cisco CUCM
4 11 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
5 10 (2.22%) RANCID
5 10 (2.22%) Netcool
6 9 (2.00%) FortiGate
6 9 (2.00%) SCOM
7 8 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (1.77%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (0.89%) Cisco UCCE
9 4 (0.89%) OPNET
9 4 (0.89%) Icinga
10 3 (0.67%) XenMobile
11 2 (0.44%) Control-M
Vendors
1 330 (73.17%) Cisco
2 197 (43.68%) Juniper
3 176 (39.02%) CheckPoint
4 92 (20.40%) VMware
5 78 (17.29%) Blue Coat
6 55 (12.20%) Citrix
7 49 (10.86%) Riverbed
8 48 (10.64%) SolarWinds
9 46 (10.20%) Microsoft
10 42 (9.31%) HP
11 32 (7.10%) Infoblox
12 28 (6.21%) Oracle
13 27 (5.99%) Fortinet
14 25 (5.54%) Imperva
15 23 (5.10%) McAfee
16 19 (4.21%) Red Hat
17 18 (3.99%) Sourcefire
18 17 (3.77%) IBM
19 16 (3.55%) EMC
20 15 (3.33%) Sophos
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