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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 110 105 114
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing F5 18 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.71% 0.70% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 1.71% 1.94% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 1
Average daily rate £375 £476 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.17% -9.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £401 £333
% change year-on-year
-6.36% +20.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +400.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £50.00 £95.00
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -47.36%
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
1054 978 908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 41.30% 36.14% 39.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 528 402
Average daily rate £365 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 33
Average hourly rate £38.25 £15.77 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.54% +0.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.85% +6.06%

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
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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Glasgow +19 11 £358 -24.73% 4
West Lothian - 4 £385 -
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 23 (79.31%) Cisco
2 17 (58.62%) Firewall
3 15 (51.72%) CheckPoint
4 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
5 12 (41.38%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (34.48%) Cisco PIX
6 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
7 9 (31.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 9 (31.03%) VPN
8 8 (27.59%) Juniper
8 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
8 8 (27.59%) Load Balancing
9 6 (20.69%) tcpdump
10 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (13.79%) Network Architecture
11 4 (13.79%) Network Security
11 4 (13.79%) Forcepoint
11 4 (13.79%) CCNP
11 4 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (10.34%) CCNA
12 3 (10.34%) HP
12 3 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (10.34%) Crossbeam
12 3 (10.34%) Riverbed
12 3 (10.34%) TOGAF
13 2 (6.90%) Finance
13 2 (6.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 2 (6.90%) Imperva
13 2 (6.90%) Data Security
13 2 (6.90%) Active Directory

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 17 (58.62%) Firewall
2 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
3 12 (41.38%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (34.48%) Cisco PIX
5 9 (31.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 9 (31.03%) VPN
6 6 (20.69%) tcpdump
7 4 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (13.79%) Network Security
8 2 (6.90%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) DB2
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Law
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Consultant
1 9 (31.03%) Network Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Architect
3 7 (24.14%) Network Architect
4 6 (20.69%) Network Consultant
5 5 (17.24%) Analyst
5 5 (17.24%) Network Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Check Point Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Firewall Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Network Security Consultant
6 3 (10.34%) Security Consultant
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Architect
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Network Architect
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Cisco Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Firewall Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Network Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
1 2 (6.90%) Unix
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Load Balancing
2 4 (13.79%) Network Architecture
3 3 (10.34%) TOGAF
4 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
4 2 (6.90%) Data Security
4 2 (6.90%) Database Security
4 2 (6.90%) Presales
4 2 (6.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 1 (3.45%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
2 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (13.79%) CCNP
5 3 (10.34%) CCNA
6 1 (3.45%) CCDP
6 1 (3.45%) CCIE
6 1 (3.45%) CCIP
6 1 (3.45%) JNCIE
6 1 (3.45%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 23 (79.31%) Cisco
2 15 (51.72%) CheckPoint
3 8 (27.59%) Juniper
4 4 (13.79%) Forcepoint
5 3 (10.34%) Crossbeam
5 3 (10.34%) HP
5 3 (10.34%) Riverbed
6 2 (6.90%) Imperva
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle
6 2 (6.90%) Sybase
7 1 (3.45%) Varonis