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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 121 - 106
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing F5 8 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.29% - 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.64% - 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
Average daily rate
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£375 - £294
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 - £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 - £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £28.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+78.57% -11.11%
F5
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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
1245 1068 1015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.09% 42.47% 39.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 517 441
Average daily rate £350 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £219 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 35 79
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £38.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- -1.33%

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 30 September 2014.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 September 2014. 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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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
Edinburgh - 4 £375 -
Glasgow - 1 £450 - 1
Stirling - - - -
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) Juniper
2 7 (63.64%) Firewall
3 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
3 5 (45.45%) McAfee
4 4 (36.36%) Network Security
5 3 (27.27%) Riverbed
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (27.27%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (27.27%) Crossbeam
5 3 (27.27%) TippingPoint
5 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Cryptography
5 3 (27.27%) Service Management
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (27.27%) CCNP
5 3 (27.27%) HP
5 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 3 (27.27%) LAN
5 3 (27.27%) WAN
5 3 (27.27%) MS Office
5 3 (27.27%) Junos
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (18.18%) Network Management
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) EMC
6 2 (18.18%) Internet

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
1 1 (9.09%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) Network Security
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (27.27%) Junos
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (27.27%) LAN
3 3 (27.27%) WAN
4 2 (18.18%) BIG-IP
4 2 (18.18%) Internet
5 1 (9.09%) OSPF
5 1 (9.09%) BGP
5 1 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) SAN
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support
3 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) WebLogic Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Cryptography
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Service Management
1 3 (27.27%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (18.18%) Time Management
2 2 (18.18%) Network Management
2 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCNP
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) ProxySG
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
1 1 (9.09%) vSphere
1 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) Juniper
3 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
3 5 (45.45%) McAfee
4 3 (27.27%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) Crossbeam
4 3 (27.27%) TippingPoint
4 3 (27.27%) Riverbed
5 2 (18.18%) EMC
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle
6 1 (9.09%) JBoss
6 1 (9.09%) BT
6 1 (9.09%) VMware
6 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
6 1 (9.09%) 3PAR