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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 87 111 119
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +8
Contract jobs citing F5 32 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.62% 0.73% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 3.31% 1.80% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 6
Median daily rate £363 £400 £476
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -15.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £330 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £26.29
% change year-on-year
-61.11% +71.20%
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
967 1164 1089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 48.94% 40.37% 38.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 590 567
Median daily rate £340 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £489 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 23 22
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.63 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.70 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Edinburgh - 19 £420 - 1
Renfrewshire - 8 £330 -
Glasgow +1 3 £388 -2.51%
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 32 (64.00%) Cisco
1 32 (64.00%) CheckPoint
2 22 (44.00%) Firewall
3 19 (38.00%) Network Security
4 18 (36.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 17 (34.00%) Fortinet
6 16 (32.00%) BIG-IP
6 16 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 15 (30.00%) Load Balancing
7 15 (30.00%) Data Centre
8 14 (28.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 14 (28.00%) Juniper
9 13 (26.00%) CCNP
10 12 (24.00%) CCNA
10 12 (24.00%) SC Cleared
11 11 (22.00%) HP
11 11 (22.00%) Linux
12 10 (20.00%) DNS
12 10 (20.00%) Banking
12 10 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (18.00%) Capacity Planning
13 9 (18.00%) Internet
14 8 (16.00%) VMware
14 8 (16.00%) TippingPoint
14 8 (16.00%) Network Management
15 7 (14.00%) Data Privacy
15 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (14.00%) Blue Coat
15 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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 4 (8.00%) Apache
1 4 (8.00%) JBoss
1 4 (8.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.00%) IIS
2 3 (6.00%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.00%) iPlanet
3 2 (4.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 22 (44.00%) Firewall
2 19 (38.00%) Network Security
3 18 (36.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 16 (32.00%) BIG-IP
5 14 (28.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 10 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (20.00%) DNS
7 9 (18.00%) Internet
8 7 (14.00%) WAN
9 6 (12.00%) LAN
10 5 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (10.00%) SSL
10 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
10 5 (10.00%) Wireless
11 4 (8.00%) MPLS
11 4 (8.00%) SAN
12 3 (6.00%) BGP
12 3 (6.00%) EIGRP
12 3 (6.00%) OSPF
12 3 (6.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (20.00%) Banking
2 5 (10.00%) Law
3 3 (6.00%) Finance
4 2 (4.00%) Legal
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Network Engineer
2 12 (24.00%) Consultant
3 9 (18.00%) Network Consultant
3 9 (18.00%) Security Consultant
4 7 (14.00%) Network Security Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Security Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Network Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Network Security Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) J2EE
1 2 (4.00%) RESTful
2 1 (2.00%) Java EE
2 1 (2.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (6.00%) Clustering
5 2 (4.00%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.00%) CMDB
6 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.00%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) Linux
2 6 (12.00%) AIX
3 5 (10.00%) Windows
4 4 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (8.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.00%) Unix
6 2 (4.00%) Solaris
7 1 (2.00%) HPUX
7 1 (2.00%) SUSE
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) Load Balancing
2 9 (18.00%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (16.00%) Network Management
4 7 (14.00%) Data Privacy
5 6 (12.00%) Configuration Management
6 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.00%) Security Architecture
7 4 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (8.00%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (8.00%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.00%) Email Filtering
8 3 (6.00%) ITIL
8 3 (6.00%) Network Design
8 3 (6.00%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (6.00%) Process Improvement
8 3 (6.00%) Web Filtering
9 2 (4.00%) ITIL V3
9 2 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 13 (26.00%) CCNP
4 12 (24.00%) CCNA
4 12 (24.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) CCIE
5 2 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (2.00%) CCSA
6 1 (2.00%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.00%) KVM
4 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.00%) Firmware
4 1 (2.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (4.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.00%) Cacti
3 1 (2.00%) Nagios
3 1 (2.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.00%) SCSM
3 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 32 (64.00%) CheckPoint
1 32 (64.00%) Cisco
2 17 (34.00%) Fortinet
3 14 (28.00%) Juniper
4 11 (22.00%) HP
5 8 (16.00%) TippingPoint
5 8 (16.00%) VMware
6 7 (14.00%) Blue Coat
7 6 (12.00%) Intel Security
7 6 (12.00%) Red Hat
8 4 (8.00%) EMC
8 4 (8.00%) IBM
8 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (6.00%) Aruba
9 3 (6.00%) Brocade
9 3 (6.00%) Forcepoint
9 3 (6.00%) Riverbed
9 3 (6.00%) SolarWinds
9 3 (6.00%) Sophos
10 2 (4.00%) Infoblox