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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 103 118 125
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +7
Contract jobs citing F5 41 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.37% 0.59% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 2.99% 1.58% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 3
Median daily rate £330 £396 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.71% -16.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £266 £399
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £503 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £378 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.65% -5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £51.67 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-24.51% +72.21%
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
1369 1139 1042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.79% 37.55% 39.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 596 491
Median daily rate £375 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 47 26
Median hourly rate £38.00 £16.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.50% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £12.10 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.90 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 6 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 6 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 -25 18 £310 +15.94%
Glasgow +17 14 £346 -30.75%
Edinburgh -7 6 £325 -4.41% 1
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 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 54 (90.00%) Cisco
2 42 (70.00%) CheckPoint
3 41 (68.33%) Load Balancing
4 39 (65.00%) Firewall
5 34 (56.67%) Juniper
6 30 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 29 (48.33%) HP
8 26 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (41.67%) Network Security
9 25 (41.67%) Fortinet
10 24 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 24 (40.00%) CCNP
11 23 (38.33%) TippingPoint
12 22 (36.67%) CCNA
13 17 (28.33%) SC Cleared
13 17 (28.33%) Security Cleared
14 16 (26.67%) Capacity Planning
14 16 (26.67%) Network Management
14 16 (26.67%) Internet
15 14 (23.33%) OpenStack
16 13 (21.67%) Data Privacy
16 13 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (21.67%) Cisco ASA
17 12 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
18 9 (15.00%) TCP/IP
18 9 (15.00%) ITIL
19 8 (13.33%) VPN
19 8 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
20 7 (11.67%) CA Spectrum
20 7 (11.67%) ITIL V3

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 14 (23.33%) 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 39 (65.00%) Firewall
2 30 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 25 (41.67%) Network Security
4 24 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 16 (26.67%) Internet
6 13 (21.67%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
8 9 (15.00%) TCP/IP
9 8 (13.33%) VPN
10 6 (10.00%) tcpdump
11 5 (8.33%) BIG-IP
12 4 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (3.33%) LDAP
13 2 (3.33%) SSH
13 2 (3.33%) SSL
14 1 (1.67%) IPsec
14 1 (1.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) DB2
2 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (8.33%) Law
2 4 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 9 (15.00%) Analyst
2 9 (15.00%) Architect
2 9 (15.00%) Network Analyst
2 9 (15.00%) Network Architect
3 6 (10.00%) Consultant
3 6 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
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%) Network Security Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Security Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Cisco Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Firewall Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.67%) Linux
1 4 (6.67%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Unix
3 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (68.33%) Load Balancing
2 16 (26.67%) Capacity Planning
2 16 (26.67%) Network Management
3 13 (21.67%) Data Privacy
4 9 (15.00%) ITIL
5 8 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (11.67%) ITIL V3
7 6 (10.00%) 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%) Presales
8 2 (3.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (1.67%) High Availability
9 1 (1.67%) Infrastructure Transformation
9 1 (1.67%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.33%) Java
1 2 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (40.00%) CCNP
3 22 (36.67%) CCNA
4 17 (28.33%) SC Cleared
4 17 (28.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.67%) CCDP
5 1 (1.67%) CCIE
5 1 (1.67%) CCIP
5 1 (1.67%) JNCIE
5 1 (1.67%) JNCIP
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 54 (90.00%) Cisco
2 42 (70.00%) CheckPoint
3 34 (56.67%) Juniper
4 29 (48.33%) HP
5 25 (41.67%) Fortinet
6 23 (38.33%) TippingPoint
7 7 (11.67%) CA
7 7 (11.67%) SolarWinds
8 5 (8.33%) Riverbed
9 4 (6.67%) Oracle
10 3 (5.00%) Crossbeam
11 2 (3.33%) Imperva
11 2 (3.33%) Sybase
12 1 (1.67%) Intel Security