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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 192 268 285
Rank change year-on-year
+76 +17
Contract jobs citing F5 241 128 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.14% 0.59% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 2.51% 1.32% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 92 54
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£388 £400 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -10.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.36% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £95.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-47.36% +187.87%
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
9588 9719 8783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.39% 45.09% 45.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6391 6290 5561
Average daily rate £425 £425 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £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 193 219 277
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.61 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.09% -2.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £33.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +51 73 £413 +0.97% 23
Hounslow - 4 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Orpington - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Hayes - - - - 2
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 331 (70.73%) Cisco
2 297 (63.46%) Firewall
3 215 (45.94%) Cisco Certification
4 210 (44.87%) Juniper
5 192 (41.03%) CheckPoint
6 160 (34.19%) CCNP
7 156 (33.33%) BGP
8 146 (31.20%) Finance
9 133 (28.42%) OSPF
10 115 (24.57%) Load Balancing
11 113 (24.15%) LAN
12 109 (23.29%) WAN
13 108 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
13 108 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
14 105 (22.44%) Network Security
14 105 (22.44%) Linux
15 95 (20.30%) VMware
16 94 (20.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 92 (19.66%) Banking
18 91 (19.44%) Windows
19 90 (19.23%) VPN
20 84 (17.95%) Blue Coat
21 79 (16.88%) Cisco IOS
22 77 (16.45%) BIG-IP
22 77 (16.45%) TCP/IP
23 76 (16.24%) ITIL
24 74 (15.81%) MPLS
25 71 (15.17%) DNS
26 68 (14.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
27 64 (13.68%) CCNA

F5
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 29 (6.20%) Apache
1 29 (6.20%) IIS
2 20 (4.27%) Tomcat
3 13 (2.78%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.14%) nginx
5 8 (1.71%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.07%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.85%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.64%) JBoss
10 2 (0.43%) Lync
10 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 19 (4.06%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.28%) MS Office
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.85%) RMDS
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.43%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.21%) Office 365
5 1 (0.21%) IaaS
5 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 297 (63.46%) Firewall
2 156 (33.33%) BGP
3 133 (28.42%) OSPF
4 113 (24.15%) LAN
5 109 (23.29%) WAN
6 108 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
6 108 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
7 105 (22.44%) Network Security
8 94 (20.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 90 (19.23%) VPN
10 79 (16.88%) Cisco IOS
11 77 (16.45%) BIG-IP
11 77 (16.45%) TCP/IP
12 74 (15.81%) MPLS
13 71 (15.17%) DNS
14 68 (14.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 62 (13.25%) EIGRP
16 58 (12.39%) Multicast
17 50 (10.68%) Wireless
18 34 (7.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.28%) MySQL
4 5 (1.07%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.85%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.85%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (0.64%) SQLPlus
6 3 (0.64%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (0.64%) DB2
6 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.43%) Big Data
7 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (3.85%) Subversion
2 15 (3.21%) Jenkins
2 15 (3.21%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.43%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.21%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.21%) Introscope
5 1 (0.21%) JMeter
5 1 (0.21%) MSI
5 1 (0.21%) JIRA
General
1 146 (31.20%) Finance
2 92 (19.66%) Banking
3 33 (7.05%) Investment Banking
4 21 (4.49%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.99%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.14%) Spanish Language
7 9 (1.92%) Games
8 6 (1.28%) Marketing
9 4 (0.85%) Retail
9 4 (0.85%) Legal
10 1 (0.21%) Back Office
10 1 (0.21%) Electronics
10 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.21%) Advertising
10 1 (0.21%) Publishing
10 1 (0.21%) Law
10 1 (0.21%) Local Government
10 1 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 195 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 56 (11.97%) Security Engineer
3 48 (10.26%) Consultant
4 41 (8.76%) Senior Network Engineer
5 35 (7.48%) Network Security Engineer
6 29 (6.20%) Architect
7 25 (5.34%) Analyst
8 20 (4.27%) Security Specialist
9 18 (3.85%) Senior Security Engineer
10 17 (3.63%) Firewall Engineer
11 16 (3.42%) Network Architect
11 16 (3.42%) Support Engineer
11 16 (3.42%) Network Support
11 16 (3.42%) DevOps Engineer
12 15 (3.21%) Network Consultant
13 14 (2.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 14 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (2.99%) Administrator
13 14 (2.99%) Cisco Engineer
14 13 (2.78%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.14%) Web Services
2 9 (1.92%) .NET
2 9 (1.92%) Middleware
3 8 (1.71%) CSS
4 6 (1.28%) REST
5 5 (1.07%) CGI
6 4 (0.85%) Java EE
6 4 (0.85%) XML
7 3 (0.64%) Catalyst
7 3 (0.64%) Embperl
7 3 (0.64%) Rendezvous
7 3 (0.64%) WAP
7 3 (0.64%) SOAP
7 3 (0.64%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (0.64%) FastCGI
8 2 (0.43%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.21%) HTML
9 1 (0.21%) LAMP
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.06%) PKI
3 15 (3.21%) Hedge funds
4 13 (2.78%) Thin Client
4 13 (2.78%) Fat Client
5 11 (2.35%) Clustering
6 8 (1.71%) Online Games
7 7 (1.50%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.07%) Open Source
9 3 (0.64%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.64%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.64%) Spread Betting
10 2 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.43%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.21%) User Experience
11 1 (0.21%) NHS
11 1 (0.21%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.21%) BBC
11 1 (0.21%) DTV
11 1 (0.21%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 105 (22.44%) Linux
2 91 (19.44%) Windows
3 61 (13.03%) UNIX
4 39 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (4.70%) Solaris
6 19 (4.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (2.78%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.50%) Windows 2000
10 5 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.85%) CentOS
12 3 (0.64%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.43%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.43%) VMS
13 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.21%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.21%) SUSE
14 1 (0.21%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (24.57%) Load Balancing
2 76 (16.24%) ITIL
3 50 (10.68%) E-Commerce
4 42 (8.97%) Mentoring
5 35 (7.48%) Low Latency
6 27 (5.77%) Network Management
7 23 (4.91%) DevOps
8 21 (4.49%) Project Management
8 21 (4.49%) Root Cause Analysis
9 20 (4.27%) Incident Management
10 19 (4.06%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (3.42%) Service Delivery
11 16 (3.42%) Change Management
11 16 (3.42%) Network Monitoring
12 15 (3.21%) Service Management
12 15 (3.21%) Data Security
12 15 (3.21%) ITIL V3
13 14 (2.99%) Network Design
14 13 (2.78%) WAN Optimisation
15 12 (2.56%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 42 (8.97%) Perl
2 31 (6.62%) Java
3 30 (6.41%) Python
4 24 (5.13%) PowerShell
5 21 (4.49%) SQL
6 17 (3.63%) Ruby
7 13 (2.78%) C
8 11 (2.35%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.50%) C++
10 5 (1.07%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.85%) PHP
12 3 (0.64%) VBScript
13 2 (0.43%) VB
14 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.21%) C#
Qualifications
1 215 (45.94%) Cisco Certification
2 160 (34.19%) CCNP
3 64 (13.68%) CCNA
4 57 (12.18%) CCIE
5 50 (10.68%) CCSE
6 21 (4.49%) CCSA
7 16 (3.42%) Degree
8 14 (2.99%) CCSP
9 13 (2.78%) CISSP
10 11 (2.35%) CCDP
10 11 (2.35%) Security Cleared
11 6 (1.28%) SC Cleared
11 6 (1.28%) CISM
11 6 (1.28%) CCVP
12 4 (0.85%) PMP
12 4 (0.85%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.64%) CCIP
13 3 (0.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.42%) SLA
2 10 (2.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (1.92%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.28%) QA
5 1 (0.21%) GPG13
System Software
1 44 (9.40%) Active Directory
2 39 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (6.41%) vSphere
4 26 (5.56%) ProxySG
5 16 (3.42%) vCloud
5 16 (3.42%) VMware ESX
6 13 (2.78%) XenApp
7 11 (2.35%) NFS
8 9 (1.92%) Snort
8 9 (1.92%) UAG
9 7 (1.50%) XenServer
10 6 (1.28%) Hyper-V
10 6 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.43%) Firmware
12 1 (0.21%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.21%) Xen
12 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (4.70%) Puppet
2 20 (4.27%) SCCM
3 14 (2.99%) Nagios
3 14 (2.99%) Opsview
3 14 (2.99%) collectd
3 14 (2.99%) Graphite
4 12 (2.56%) SCOM
5 10 (2.14%) SolarWinds Orion
5 10 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.50%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (1.07%) Netcool
9 4 (0.85%) Icinga
10 3 (0.64%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (0.43%) WSUS
11 2 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.43%) Control-M
11 2 (0.43%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.43%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 331 (70.73%) Cisco
2 210 (44.87%) Juniper
3 192 (41.03%) CheckPoint
4 95 (20.30%) VMware
5 84 (17.95%) Blue Coat
6 62 (13.25%) Riverbed
7 54 (11.54%) Microsoft
8 45 (9.62%) Citrix
9 33 (7.05%) SolarWinds
10 29 (6.20%) HP
11 26 (5.56%) Imperva
11 26 (5.56%) Fortinet
12 25 (5.34%) Sourcefire
13 22 (4.70%) Infoblox
14 18 (3.85%) Oracle
14 18 (3.85%) Red Hat
14 18 (3.85%) McAfee
15 17 (3.63%) Splunk
16 16 (3.42%) Sophos
17 14 (2.99%) Akamai
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £225 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
North West London
DP Connect
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
DP Connect
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £430.00 - £460.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £430.00 - £460.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago