The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 195 181 200
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +19
Contract jobs citing F5 70 62 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.74% 0.68% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 1.56% 1.43% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 18
Average daily rate
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£400 £361 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.72% +3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £278 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £469 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.24 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+28.06% -10.75%
F5
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4501 4339 4146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.78% 47.44% 50.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2469 2161 2040
Average daily rate £390 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 238 349
Average hourly rate £19.25 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.31% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

F5
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 across the South East region.

F5 Daily Rate Trend in the South East

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 June 2015.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

F5
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the South East region.

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

F5
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 June 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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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
Buckinghamshire +6 22 £450 +7.46% 3
Berkshire -9 18 £308 -5.38% 4
Surrey +1 10 £400 +5.96% 5
Hampshire +4 9 £310 -0.80% 3
Oxfordshire - 6 £400 - 1
Kent - 4 £500 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 125 (80.65%) Cisco
2 96 (61.94%) Firewall
3 66 (42.58%) Cisco Certification
3 66 (42.58%) CheckPoint
4 56 (36.13%) Juniper
5 51 (32.90%) CCNP
6 49 (31.61%) Cisco ASA
7 46 (29.68%) Load Balancing
8 40 (25.81%) Security Cleared
9 39 (25.16%) LAN
10 38 (24.52%) WAN
11 37 (23.87%) ITIL
12 36 (23.23%) Wireless
13 35 (22.58%) Network Security
14 33 (21.29%) TCP/IP
14 33 (21.29%) Cisco Nexus
15 32 (20.65%) VPN
15 32 (20.65%) SC Cleared
15 32 (20.65%) Blue Coat
16 31 (20.00%) VMware
16 31 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 30 (19.35%) BGP
18 28 (18.06%) Data Centre
19 27 (17.42%) CCNA
20 26 (16.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
21 25 (16.13%) DNS
21 25 (16.13%) Windows
21 25 (16.13%) OSPF
21 25 (16.13%) Finance
22 24 (15.48%) MPLS

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 12 (7.74%) Apache
2 6 (3.87%) IIS
3 5 (3.23%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.29%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.65%) Lync
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (3.23%) MS Office
2 2 (1.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (9.68%) RMDS
2 2 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.23%) PaaS
2 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 96 (61.94%) Firewall
2 49 (31.61%) Cisco ASA
3 39 (25.16%) LAN
4 38 (24.52%) WAN
5 36 (23.23%) Wireless
6 35 (22.58%) Network Security
7 33 (21.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 33 (21.29%) TCP/IP
8 32 (20.65%) VPN
9 31 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 30 (19.35%) BGP
11 26 (16.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 25 (16.13%) OSPF
12 25 (16.13%) DNS
13 24 (15.48%) MPLS
14 22 (14.19%) VoIP
14 22 (14.19%) BIG-IP
15 21 (13.55%) Wireshark
16 20 (12.90%) DHCP
17 19 (12.26%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (16.13%) Finance
2 14 (9.03%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.94%) Back Office
3 3 (1.94%) Retail
4 2 (1.29%) Billing
4 2 (1.29%) Banking
4 2 (1.29%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.65%) German Language
5 1 (0.65%) Military
Job Titles
1 64 (41.29%) Network Engineer
2 29 (18.71%) Consultant
2 29 (18.71%) Security Engineer
3 23 (14.84%) Network Consultant
4 16 (10.32%) Architect
5 12 (7.74%) Network Security Engineer
6 11 (7.10%) IP Engineer
7 9 (5.81%) Network Architect
7 9 (5.81%) Network Security Consultant
7 9 (5.81%) Security Consultant
7 9 (5.81%) Design Engineer
8 8 (5.16%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (4.52%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (4.52%) Firewall Consultant
10 6 (3.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (3.87%) Analyst
10 6 (3.87%) Build Engineer
11 4 (2.58%) Support Engineer
11 4 (2.58%) Applications Support
11 4 (2.58%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.68%) Rendezvous
2 4 (2.58%) J2EE
2 4 (2.58%) CSS
3 1 (0.65%) Ajax
3 1 (0.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.06%) Data Centre
2 19 (12.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 16 (10.32%) Management Information System
4 10 (6.45%) PKI
5 6 (3.87%) DataPower
6 5 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (3.23%) Replication
7 3 (1.94%) e-Health
7 3 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.29%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.29%) SecurID
8 2 (1.29%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.29%) Clustering
9 1 (0.65%) EPoS
9 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.65%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.13%) Windows
2 17 (10.97%) Linux
3 11 (7.10%) UNIX
4 8 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.87%) CentOS
5 6 (3.87%) Ubuntu
6 5 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.29%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.29%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.65%) Solaris
8 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (29.68%) Load Balancing
2 37 (23.87%) ITIL
3 24 (15.48%) Service Management
4 18 (11.61%) Change Management
5 16 (10.32%) Network Architecture
6 15 (9.68%) Network Design
6 15 (9.68%) Change Control
7 12 (7.74%) Network Management
8 10 (6.45%) Service Delivery
8 10 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (5.81%) Incident Management
10 8 (5.16%) Validation
10 8 (5.16%) Migration
10 8 (5.16%) Security Architecture
11 7 (4.52%) ITSM
12 6 (3.87%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (3.87%) Performance Management
12 6 (3.87%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (3.23%) Capacity Management
13 5 (3.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.87%) JavaScript
2 5 (3.23%) Perl
2 5 (3.23%) Java
3 4 (2.58%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.94%) SQL
4 3 (1.94%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.65%) C
Qualifications
1 66 (42.58%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (32.90%) CCNP
3 40 (25.81%) Security Cleared
4 32 (20.65%) SC Cleared
5 27 (17.42%) CCNA
6 20 (12.90%) CISSP
7 14 (9.03%) CCIE
8 13 (8.39%) DV Cleared
9 9 (5.81%) CCDP
10 7 (4.52%) Degree
11 6 (3.87%) CCSE
12 4 (2.58%) CCSP
13 3 (1.94%) CCIP
13 3 (1.94%) CCSA
13 3 (1.94%) JNCIS
14 2 (1.29%) CCVP
14 2 (1.29%) Check Point Certification
14 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (1.29%) CCDA
14 2 (1.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.94%) SLA
1 3 (1.94%) QA
1 3 (1.94%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 17 (10.97%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (9.03%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.87%) NFS
3 6 (3.87%) vSphere
4 4 (2.58%) Snort
5 3 (1.94%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.65%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.65%) UAG
7 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.65%) XenApp
7 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (8.39%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.87%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (2.58%) OVSD
4 4 (2.58%) WSUS
5 3 (1.94%) SCCM
5 3 (1.94%) SCOM
5 3 (1.94%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.29%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (1.29%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.29%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (1.29%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.65%) Foglight
7 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.65%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 125 (80.65%) Cisco
2 66 (42.58%) CheckPoint
3 56 (36.13%) Juniper
4 32 (20.65%) Blue Coat
5 31 (20.00%) VMware
6 22 (14.19%) SolarWinds
7 20 (12.90%) NetScout
8 19 (12.26%) HP
9 17 (10.97%) Microsoft
9 17 (10.97%) Tufin
9 17 (10.97%) Lancope
10 16 (10.32%) TippingPoint
11 15 (9.68%) LogLogic
11 15 (9.68%) TIBCO
11 15 (9.68%) Fortinet
11 15 (9.68%) Bloomberg
12 14 (9.03%) Radianz
12 14 (9.03%) Tradeweb
13 10 (6.45%) Sourcefire
14 7 (4.52%) NetApp
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