The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 59 65 58
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing F5 11 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.35% 0.40% 0.70%
As % of the Vendors category 2.96% 0.92% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
Average daily rate
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£330 £500 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% +50.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £31.50
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Vendors Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
371 327 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 45.63% 43.83% 51.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 143 186
Average daily rate £335 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 34 25
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.48 £9.00 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

F5
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

F5 Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 14 (60.87%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) Blue Coat
3 8 (34.78%) BIG-IP
4 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
4 7 (30.43%) Firewall
4 7 (30.43%) CheckPoint
4 7 (30.43%) VPN
4 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
4 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (26.09%) Network Management
6 5 (21.74%) Performance Management
6 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
6 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (21.74%) Information Assurance
7 4 (17.39%) Juniper
7 4 (17.39%) LAN
7 4 (17.39%) WAN
7 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
7 4 (17.39%) CCNP
8 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
8 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (13.04%) Sourcefire
8 3 (13.04%) Snort
8 3 (13.04%) VLAN
8 3 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (13.04%) CCNA
8 3 (13.04%) VoIP
8 3 (13.04%) MPLS
8 3 (13.04%) OSPF
8 3 (13.04%) BGP

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
1 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) BIG-IP
2 7 (30.43%) Firewall
2 7 (30.43%) VPN
3 4 (17.39%) LAN
3 4 (17.39%) WAN
3 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.04%) VLAN
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (13.04%) VoIP
4 3 (13.04%) MPLS
4 3 (13.04%) OSPF
4 3 (13.04%) BGP
4 3 (13.04%) VRRP
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (13.04%) HSRP
5 2 (8.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (8.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (8.70%) DMVPN
5 2 (8.70%) Wireless
General
1 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Network Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Consultant
3 6 (26.09%) Network Manager
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Security Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Operations Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Network Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Systems Support
8 1 (4.35%) Systems Support Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Wireless Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Network Operations Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) IVR
2 1 (4.35%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
1 1 (4.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Network Management
2 5 (21.74%) Performance Management
2 5 (21.74%) Information Assurance
3 2 (8.70%) B2B
4 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.35%) Change Control
4 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 4 (17.39%) CCNP
4 3 (13.04%) CCNA
4 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Snort
2 2 (8.70%) ProxySG
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) NFS
3 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
1 1 (4.35%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) Blue Coat
3 7 (30.43%) CheckPoint
4 4 (17.39%) Juniper
5 3 (13.04%) Sourcefire
6 2 (8.70%) HP
7 1 (4.35%) Avaya
7 1 (4.35%) VMware
7 1 (4.35%) CA
7 1 (4.35%) NetApp
7 1 (4.35%) Nokia
7 1 (4.35%) NetQoS