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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 52 61 57
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing F5 20 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.28% 0.55% 0.74%
As % of the Vendors category 4.96% 1.22% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
Average daily rate
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£330 £500 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £460 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £500 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.75 -
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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
403 328 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 45.95% 45.05% 48.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 146 166
Average daily rate £338 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £155 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £466 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 47 26
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.93% -17.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.05 £8.55 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £14.50 £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 21 (65.63%) Cisco
2 17 (53.13%) Firewall
3 14 (43.75%) Blue Coat
4 13 (40.63%) CheckPoint
5 12 (37.50%) WAN
6 11 (34.38%) LAN
6 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
7 8 (25.00%) Juniper
8 7 (21.88%) MS Exchange
8 7 (21.88%) CCNP
8 7 (21.88%) CCNA
8 7 (21.88%) BIG-IP
8 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
8 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (18.75%) Network Management
9 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (18.75%) VPN
10 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
10 5 (15.63%) VoIP
10 5 (15.63%) TACACS
10 5 (15.63%) MPLS
10 5 (15.63%) Citrix
10 5 (15.63%) CCSA
10 5 (15.63%) CCSE
10 5 (15.63%) Information Assurance
10 5 (15.63%) DV Cleared
10 5 (15.63%) Performance Management
10 5 (15.63%) Nokia

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (21.88%) MS Exchange
1 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 4 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 17 (53.13%) Firewall
2 12 (37.50%) WAN
3 11 (34.38%) LAN
4 7 (21.88%) BIG-IP
5 6 (18.75%) VPN
5 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
6 5 (15.63%) VoIP
6 5 (15.63%) MPLS
6 5 (15.63%) TACACS
7 4 (12.50%) Ethernet
7 4 (12.50%) ADSL
7 4 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (9.38%) HSRP
8 3 (9.38%) Internet
8 3 (9.38%) VRRP
8 3 (9.38%) OSPF
8 3 (9.38%) BGP
8 3 (9.38%) VLAN
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
1 4 (12.50%) Banking
2 3 (9.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 8 (25.00%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Consultant
2 8 (25.00%) Network Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Security Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Network Security Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Network Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Security Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Network Operations Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Wireless Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Voice Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) IVR
2 4 (12.50%) e-Health
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Network Management
2 5 (15.63%) Performance Management
2 5 (15.63%) Information Assurance
3 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 4 (12.50%) Fault Management
3 4 (12.50%) Workflow
3 4 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
3 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 3 (9.38%) Change Management
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL
5 1 (3.13%) B2B
5 1 (3.13%) Migration
5 1 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
2 7 (21.88%) CCNP
2 7 (21.88%) CCNA
3 5 (15.63%) CCSA
3 5 (15.63%) CCSE
3 5 (15.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Snort
2 2 (6.25%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (9.38%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) Cisco
2 14 (43.75%) Blue Coat
3 13 (40.63%) CheckPoint
4 8 (25.00%) Juniper
5 5 (15.63%) Citrix
5 5 (15.63%) Nokia
6 4 (12.50%) Avaya
6 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.50%) CA
6 4 (12.50%) Remedy
7 3 (9.38%) Computacenter
7 3 (9.38%) Sourcefire
8 2 (6.25%) Fortinet
9 1 (3.13%) HP