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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 253 278 323
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +45
Contract jobs citing F5 176 135 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.75% 0.59% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 1.69% 1.32% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 66 53
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £333 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £41.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.24 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+28.06% -13.23%
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
10425 10213 10562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.69% 44.57% 45.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6885 6528 6618
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 208 303
Average hourly rate £19.88 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.60% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £32.03 £46.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +11 59 £425 +3.03% 15
Isleworth - 3 - -
Hammersmith - 2 £438 -
Croydon -9 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 274 (75.27%) Cisco
2 242 (66.48%) Firewall
3 179 (49.18%) Cisco Certification
4 161 (44.23%) Juniper
5 140 (38.46%) CheckPoint
6 129 (35.44%) CCNP
7 117 (32.14%) BGP
8 116 (31.87%) OSPF
9 113 (31.04%) Load Balancing
10 105 (28.85%) Cisco ASA
11 99 (27.20%) Cisco Nexus
12 96 (26.37%) Windows
12 96 (26.37%) WAN
13 93 (25.55%) Finance
14 88 (24.18%) VPN
14 88 (24.18%) LAN
14 88 (24.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 82 (22.53%) Data Centre
16 80 (21.98%) Cisco IOS
16 80 (21.98%) ITIL
17 79 (21.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 76 (20.88%) BIG-IP
19 75 (20.60%) Network Security
19 75 (20.60%) DNS
19 75 (20.60%) MPLS
20 72 (19.78%) Linux
21 66 (18.13%) TCP/IP
22 63 (17.31%) VMware
22 63 (17.31%) Wireless
23 58 (15.93%) UNIX

F5
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (9.07%) IIS
2 22 (6.04%) WebSphere
3 19 (5.22%) Apache
4 17 (4.67%) MS Exchange
5 16 (4.40%) Tomcat
6 13 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (3.02%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.37%) OpenStack
9 5 (1.37%) Lync
9 5 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (1.37%) nginx
10 3 (0.82%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.82%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.55%) WordPress
12 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.27%) Liferay
12 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.27%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 14 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.02%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.20%) RMDS
2 4 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.55%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.37%) SaaS
4 4 (1.10%) PaaS
5 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.27%) Office 365
6 1 (0.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 242 (66.48%) Firewall
2 117 (32.14%) BGP
3 116 (31.87%) OSPF
4 105 (28.85%) Cisco ASA
5 99 (27.20%) Cisco Nexus
6 96 (26.37%) WAN
7 88 (24.18%) LAN
7 88 (24.18%) VPN
7 88 (24.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 80 (21.98%) Cisco IOS
9 79 (21.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 76 (20.88%) BIG-IP
11 75 (20.60%) Network Security
11 75 (20.60%) MPLS
11 75 (20.60%) DNS
12 66 (18.13%) TCP/IP
13 63 (17.31%) Wireless
14 45 (12.36%) VLAN
15 43 (11.81%) EIGRP
15 43 (11.81%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.20%) Big Data
3 5 (1.37%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.10%) MySQL
5 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (3.02%) Introscope
2 9 (2.47%) JMeter
3 7 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.37%) Subversion
4 5 (1.37%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.55%) Gerrit
5 2 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.55%) JIRA
6 1 (0.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 93 (25.55%) Finance
2 46 (12.64%) Banking
3 20 (5.49%) Investment Banking
4 15 (4.12%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.02%) Marketing
6 7 (1.92%) Retail
6 7 (1.92%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.65%) Back Office
8 5 (1.37%) Games
9 4 (1.10%) Advertising
10 3 (0.82%) Front Office
10 3 (0.82%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.55%) Electronics
11 2 (0.55%) Legal
11 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.55%) Publishing
12 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Law
12 1 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 164 (45.05%) Network Engineer
2 39 (10.71%) Security Engineer
3 30 (8.24%) Network Security Engineer
3 30 (8.24%) Senior Network Engineer
4 27 (7.42%) Architect
5 23 (6.32%) Consultant
6 20 (5.49%) Support Engineer
7 19 (5.22%) Administrator
8 18 (4.95%) Analyst
9 15 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (4.12%) Network Specialist
9 15 (4.12%) Cisco Engineer
10 13 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
10 13 (3.57%) Network Architect
11 12 (3.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 11 (3.02%) Applications Support
13 10 (2.75%) Systems Engineer
14 8 (2.20%) Network Consultant
14 8 (2.20%) Applications Support Engineer
15 7 (1.92%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.12%) Middleware
2 13 (3.57%) .NET
3 12 (3.30%) Web Services
4 11 (3.02%) Java EE
5 5 (1.37%) MAPI
6 4 (1.10%) XMPP
7 3 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (0.82%) JMX
7 3 (0.82%) Apache Flex
7 3 (0.82%) WCF
7 3 (0.82%) Servlets
7 3 (0.82%) JMS
7 3 (0.82%) WebSockets
8 2 (0.55%) CSS
8 2 (0.55%) REST
9 1 (0.27%) XML
9 1 (0.27%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 82 (22.53%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 19 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.12%) PKI
5 13 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (2.75%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.20%) iPhone
7 8 (2.20%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.92%) Fat Client
8 7 (1.92%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.92%) Clustering
9 5 (1.37%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.37%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.37%) Online Games
10 3 (0.82%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.82%) Spread Betting
10 3 (0.82%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.82%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.55%) DTV
11 2 (0.55%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 96 (26.37%) Windows
2 72 (19.78%) Linux
3 58 (15.93%) UNIX
4 30 (8.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (4.12%) Solaris
7 13 (3.57%) Windows 7
8 11 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.37%) Android
10 4 (1.10%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.10%) VMS
11 3 (0.82%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.82%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (31.04%) Load Balancing
2 80 (21.98%) ITIL
3 43 (11.81%) E-Commerce
4 29 (7.97%) Project Management
5 25 (6.87%) Mentoring
6 23 (6.32%) Network Design
7 22 (6.04%) Network Management
8 19 (5.22%) DDoS Mitigation
9 18 (4.95%) Change Management
10 16 (4.40%) Service Management
11 15 (4.12%) Service Delivery
11 15 (4.12%) Network Monitoring
12 14 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
13 13 (3.57%) Incident Management
13 13 (3.57%) Problem Management
14 12 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (3.30%) WAN Optimisation
14 12 (3.30%) BCP
15 11 (3.02%) Risk Management
15 11 (3.02%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.59%) Java
2 20 (5.49%) SQL
3 19 (5.22%) Perl
4 17 (4.67%) Python
5 13 (3.57%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.92%) C
6 7 (1.92%) Ruby
7 5 (1.37%) VB
8 3 (0.82%) PHP
8 3 (0.82%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.82%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.55%) Go
9 2 (0.55%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 179 (49.18%) Cisco Certification
2 129 (35.44%) CCNP
3 42 (11.54%) CCNA
4 37 (10.16%) CCIE
5 31 (8.52%) CCSE
6 26 (7.14%) Degree
7 17 (4.67%) Security Cleared
8 15 (4.12%) SC Cleared
9 14 (3.85%) CCSA
10 8 (2.20%) CISSP
11 7 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (1.37%) CCSP
12 5 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 4 (1.10%) HP MASE
13 4 (1.10%) VCAP
14 3 (0.82%) CCIP
14 3 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.82%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.67%) SLA
2 9 (2.47%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.82%) QA
5 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (8.24%) Active Directory
3 23 (6.32%) vSphere
4 18 (4.95%) vCloud
5 14 (3.85%) Hyper-V
6 12 (3.30%) XenServer
7 9 (2.47%) ProxySG
8 8 (2.20%) VMware ESX
8 8 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.92%) Firmware
9 7 (1.92%) Snort
10 5 (1.37%) XenApp
10 5 (1.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (1.10%) Xen
11 4 (1.10%) NFS
12 3 (0.82%) iptables
13 2 (0.55%) Docker
14 1 (0.27%) pfSense
14 1 (0.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 18 (4.95%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (4.12%) RANCID
3 11 (3.02%) ITRS Geneos
4 10 (2.75%) FortiGate
4 10 (2.75%) Puppet
5 8 (2.20%) SCCM
6 7 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.65%) Nagios
8 5 (1.37%) Netcool
8 5 (1.37%) Opsview
8 5 (1.37%) collectd
8 5 (1.37%) Graphite
9 4 (1.10%) Cisco UCCE
9 4 (1.10%) XenMobile
9 4 (1.10%) OPNET
9 4 (1.10%) SCOM
10 3 (0.82%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.82%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.82%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 274 (75.27%) Cisco
2 161 (44.23%) Juniper
3 140 (38.46%) CheckPoint
4 63 (17.31%) VMware
5 55 (15.11%) Blue Coat
6 52 (14.29%) Citrix
7 51 (14.01%) HP
8 49 (13.46%) SolarWinds
9 32 (8.79%) Infoblox
10 31 (8.52%) Riverbed
10 31 (8.52%) Microsoft
11 22 (6.04%) Oracle
12 18 (4.95%) Brocade
13 17 (4.67%) Sourcefire
14 15 (4.12%) IBM
15 14 (3.85%) Nortel
16 13 (3.57%) McAfee
16 13 (3.57%) Sophos
17 12 (3.30%) Fortinet
18 11 (3.02%) CommVault
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