The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 26 28 26
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing F5 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.97% 1.65% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 1.82% 3.60% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£438 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +38.88%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Vendors Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
110 111 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 53.14% 45.68% 58.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 50 78
Average daily rate £355 £480 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.96% +36.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Average hourly rate £28.13 £43.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +45.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

F5
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 across the Middlesex region.

F5 Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Middleware
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) J2EE
2 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) JBoss
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) NetScreen
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Aruba

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
1 2 (66.67%) JBoss
1 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (33.33%) NetScreen
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) J2EE
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Juniper
1 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
1 1 (33.33%) Aruba