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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 121 122 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing F5 21 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.63% 0.33% -
As % of the Vendors category 1.77% 0.75% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 0
Average daily rate
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£330 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +38.88%
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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
1189 1196 985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 35.76% 43.49% 40.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 595 483
Average daily rate £351 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 26 23
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.95 £11.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £38.80 £30.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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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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
Edinburgh -10 9 £481 +28.33%
Renfrewshire +11 6 £300 +1.01%
Glasgow +3 5 £275 -20.86%
Stirling - 1 £525 -
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F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 29 (76.32%) Firewall
2 21 (55.26%) CheckPoint
3 19 (50.00%) WAN
3 19 (50.00%) Cisco
4 15 (39.47%) Fortinet
5 14 (36.84%) HP
5 14 (36.84%) LAN
6 12 (31.58%) Load Balancing
7 11 (28.95%) Data Centre
8 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
8 10 (26.32%) Finance
8 10 (26.32%) Juniper
9 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
9 9 (23.68%) McAfee
10 8 (21.05%) Nokia
10 8 (21.05%) Telecoms
10 8 (21.05%) VLAN
10 8 (21.05%) Blue Coat
10 8 (21.05%) Windows
10 8 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (21.05%) Hyper-V
10 8 (21.05%) Imperva
11 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
11 7 (18.42%) Network Security
11 7 (18.42%) Network Design
12 6 (15.79%) Cryptography
12 6 (15.79%) Migration
12 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (15.79%) Network Load Balancing

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
1 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (10.53%) Lync
1 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.16%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 29 (76.32%) Firewall
2 19 (50.00%) WAN
3 14 (36.84%) LAN
4 8 (21.05%) VLAN
4 8 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (18.42%) Network Security
6 6 (15.79%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (15.79%) DWDM
6 6 (15.79%) Ethernet
6 6 (15.79%) Junos
7 5 (13.16%) DNS
8 4 (10.53%) SAN
9 3 (7.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (7.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (5.26%) BIG-IP
11 1 (2.63%) MPLS
11 1 (2.63%) SSL
11 1 (2.63%) VPN
11 1 (2.63%) ADSL
11 1 (2.63%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Firewall Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Network Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Network Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Firewall Support
6 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.26%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Lead Network Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Data Centre Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Design Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Service Design Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Security Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) HTML
1 3 (7.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.79%) Cryptography
3 5 (13.16%) Private Cloud
4 2 (5.26%) iPhone
5 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Windows
2 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Load Balancing
2 7 (18.42%) Network Design
3 6 (15.79%) Network Load Balancing
3 6 (15.79%) Migration
3 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (13.16%) Service Management
4 5 (13.16%) Incident Management
4 5 (13.16%) Time Management
4 5 (13.16%) Network Management
4 5 (13.16%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (10.53%) Supplier Management
5 4 (10.53%) Network Architecture
5 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 4 (10.53%) Change Management
5 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.89%) ITIL
7 2 (5.26%) Information Security
7 2 (5.26%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.63%) Perl
3 1 (2.63%) Python
3 1 (2.63%) C
3 1 (2.63%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) MCP
3 3 (7.89%) CCNP
3 3 (7.89%) CCNA
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.26%) CCIE
5 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
2 3 (7.89%) JSP 440
3 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) Hyper-V
2 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (7.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (2.63%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) CheckPoint
2 19 (50.00%) Cisco
3 15 (39.47%) Fortinet
4 14 (36.84%) HP
5 10 (26.32%) Juniper
6 9 (23.68%) McAfee
7 8 (21.05%) Nokia
7 8 (21.05%) Imperva
7 8 (21.05%) Blue Coat
8 6 (15.79%) Crossbeam
8 6 (15.79%) TippingPoint
8 6 (15.79%) Riverbed
9 5 (13.16%) VMware
10 4 (10.53%) Citrix
10 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
11 3 (7.89%) EMC
11 3 (7.89%) 3PAR
12 1 (2.63%) Varonis
12 1 (2.63%) Websense