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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 101 114 125
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +11
Contract jobs citing F5 50 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.72% 0.57% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 3.70% 1.59% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 4
Median daily rate £325 £341 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -20.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £508 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £360 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.02% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £45.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.08% +52.77%
F5
UK

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
1353 1072 1003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 46.66% 35.84% 38.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 541 472
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 46 28
Median hourly rate £38.00 £16.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.50% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.85 £12.19 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.90 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.34%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing F5 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire -18 26 £310 +15.75%
Glasgow +12 15 £343 -27.89% 2
Edinburgh -3 6 £325 -4.41% 2
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing F5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for F5.

1 52 (86.67%) Cisco
2 46 (76.67%) CheckPoint
3 43 (71.67%) Load Balancing
4 41 (68.33%) Firewall
5 36 (60.00%) Juniper
6 34 (56.67%) HP
6 34 (56.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 33 (55.00%) Fortinet
8 32 (53.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 29 (48.33%) Network Security
9 29 (48.33%) TippingPoint
10 28 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
11 27 (45.00%) CCNP
12 25 (41.67%) CCNA
13 19 (31.67%) Internet
13 19 (31.67%) OpenStack
13 19 (31.67%) Capacity Planning
13 19 (31.67%) Network Management
14 16 (26.67%) Data Privacy
15 15 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (23.33%) SC Cleared
16 14 (23.33%) Security Cleared
17 12 (20.00%) ITIL
18 11 (18.33%) Network Monitoring
19 10 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
19 10 (16.67%) ITIL V3
19 10 (16.67%) CA Spectrum
19 10 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
19 10 (16.67%) SolarWinds
19 10 (16.67%) CA

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (31.67%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.33%) Apache
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (68.33%) Firewall
2 34 (56.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 32 (53.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 29 (48.33%) Network Security
5 19 (31.67%) Internet
6 10 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
7 5 (8.33%) BIG-IP
7 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
8 4 (6.67%) VPN
9 3 (5.00%) tcpdump
10 2 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (3.33%) LDAP
10 2 (3.33%) SSH
10 2 (3.33%) SSL
11 1 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (1.67%) IPsec
11 1 (1.67%) SAN
11 1 (1.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.33%) DB2
General
1 4 (6.67%) Finance
1 4 (6.67%) Law
2 1 (1.67%) Banking
2 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (70.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (11.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 7 (11.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 7 (11.67%) Analyst
2 7 (11.67%) Network Analyst
3 6 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Architect
4 5 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 5 (8.33%) Network Security Analyst
4 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Security Analyst
4 5 (8.33%) Senior Architect
4 5 (8.33%) Senior Network Architect
5 4 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (3.33%) Cisco Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Firewall Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Linux
1 5 (8.33%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (5.00%) Unix
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (71.67%) Load Balancing
2 19 (31.67%) Capacity Planning
2 19 (31.67%) Network Management
3 16 (26.67%) Data Privacy
4 12 (20.00%) ITIL
5 11 (18.33%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (16.67%) ITIL V3
7 5 (8.33%) Network Architecture
8 2 (3.33%) Data Modelling
8 2 (3.33%) Data Security
8 2 (3.33%) Database Security
8 2 (3.33%) Migration
8 2 (3.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (1.67%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.67%) Configuration Management
9 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (1.67%) High Availability
9 1 (1.67%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.67%) Security Architecture
9 1 (1.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.33%) Java
1 2 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (45.00%) CCNP
3 25 (41.67%) CCNA
4 14 (23.33%) SC Cleared
4 14 (23.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.67%) CCDP
5 1 (1.67%) CCIP
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (16.67%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.67%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 52 (86.67%) Cisco
2 46 (76.67%) CheckPoint
3 36 (60.00%) Juniper
4 34 (56.67%) HP
5 33 (55.00%) Fortinet
6 29 (48.33%) TippingPoint
7 10 (16.67%) CA
7 10 (16.67%) SolarWinds
8 5 (8.33%) Riverbed
9 4 (6.67%) Oracle
10 3 (5.00%) Intel Security
11 2 (3.33%) Imperva
11 2 (3.33%) Sybase
12 1 (1.67%) EMC
12 1 (1.67%) IBM
12 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
12 1 (1.67%) VMware