The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 115 116 119
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing F5 16 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.56% 0.20% 0.042%
As % of the Vendors category 1.55% 0.49% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
Average daily rate
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£343 £428 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.88% -5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £343
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +16.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.83 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+52.77% -11.76%
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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 Scotland region.

Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1030 1011 1050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 35.88% 39.74% 43.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 482 489
Average daily rate £350 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £249 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 28 35
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.02 £15.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

F5
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

F5 Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

F5
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the Scotland region.

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

F5
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 June 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
Renfrewshire - 7 £267 -
Edinburgh +2 3 - -
Glasgow -8 3 £475 +7.04% 1
Stirling - 1 £525 -
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F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (72.41%) WAN
2 19 (65.52%) Cisco
2 19 (65.52%) Firewall
3 15 (51.72%) LAN
4 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
5 12 (41.38%) CheckPoint
6 11 (37.93%) Network Security
7 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
7 10 (34.48%) HP
8 9 (31.03%) MS Excel
8 9 (31.03%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (27.59%) Load Balancing
9 8 (27.59%) Hyper-V
9 8 (27.59%) ITIL
9 8 (27.59%) Windows
10 7 (24.14%) Juniper
10 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (20.69%) Network Load Balancing
11 6 (20.69%) Crossbeam
11 6 (20.69%) TippingPoint
11 6 (20.69%) Riverbed
11 6 (20.69%) Security Architecture
11 6 (20.69%) Junos
11 6 (20.69%) Migration
11 6 (20.69%) McAfee
11 6 (20.69%) DNS
12 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
12 5 (17.24%) MS Office
12 5 (17.24%) VPN

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (13.79%) Lync
1 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (31.03%) MS Excel
2 5 (17.24%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 21 (72.41%) WAN
2 19 (65.52%) Firewall
3 15 (51.72%) LAN
4 11 (37.93%) Network Security
5 9 (31.03%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (20.69%) Junos
6 6 (20.69%) DNS
7 5 (17.24%) VPN
7 5 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (17.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (13.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (13.79%) SAN
9 2 (6.90%) VLAN
9 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (6.90%) BIG-IP
10 1 (3.45%) MPLS
10 1 (3.45%) ADSL
10 1 (3.45%) DHCP
10 1 (3.45%) Wireless
10 1 (3.45%) Structured Cabling
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Network Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) Network Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) Security Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Network Support
5 3 (10.34%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Network Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Lead Network Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Exchange Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) CSS
1 3 (10.34%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Cryptography
2 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) CMDB
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Replication
4 1 (3.45%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Load Balancing
1 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 6 (20.69%) Network Load Balancing
2 6 (20.69%) Security Architecture
2 6 (20.69%) Migration
3 5 (17.24%) TOGAF
3 5 (17.24%) Service Management
3 5 (17.24%) Network Management
3 5 (17.24%) SIEM
3 5 (17.24%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
3 5 (17.24%) Time Management
3 5 (17.24%) Network Design
3 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
4 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
4 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
5 3 (10.34%) Project Management
5 3 (10.34%) Network Architecture
5 3 (10.34%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
2 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (10.34%) CCIE
3 3 (10.34%) MCP
4 2 (6.90%) CCNP
4 2 (6.90%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (17.24%) QA
3 3 (10.34%) JSP 440
4 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (27.59%) Hyper-V
2 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
3 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (10.34%) vSphere
5 1 (3.45%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) Cisco
2 12 (41.38%) CheckPoint
3 10 (34.48%) HP
4 7 (24.14%) Juniper
5 6 (20.69%) Crossbeam
5 6 (20.69%) TippingPoint
5 6 (20.69%) Riverbed
5 6 (20.69%) McAfee
6 5 (17.24%) VMware
6 5 (17.24%) Varonis
7 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
7 4 (13.79%) Citrix
8 3 (10.34%) EMC
8 3 (10.34%) Remedy
8 3 (10.34%) 3PAR
9 2 (6.90%) Fortinet
10 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
10 1 (3.45%) Sourcefire