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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 174 206 203
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -3
Contract jobs citing F5 69 42 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.74% 0.48% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 1.59% 0.98% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 20 12
Average daily rate
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£359 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £31.50
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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 South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4331 4295 4963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 46.67% 49.17% 49.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2256 2168 2136
Average daily rate £350 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 259 294
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.78 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.45% -3.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.41 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 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
Berkshire +10 21 £425 +6.25% 4
Surrey +6 21 £438 +16.66% 8
Buckinghamshire +3 11 £330 -34.00% 2
Hampshire -11 5 £344 +27.31% 6
Oxfordshire -1 4 £413 +26.92%
Kent - 3 £405 - 5
Middlesex +5 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £513 -
East Sussex - - - - 2
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England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 95 (73.64%) Cisco
2 84 (65.12%) Firewall
3 64 (49.61%) CheckPoint
4 53 (41.09%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (39.53%) Juniper
6 45 (34.88%) Cisco ASA
7 44 (34.11%) CCNP
8 37 (28.68%) BIG-IP
9 32 (24.81%) Blue Coat
9 32 (24.81%) OSPF
10 30 (23.26%) Network Security
11 29 (22.48%) Windows
12 28 (21.71%) BGP
13 27 (20.93%) VPN
13 27 (20.93%) DNS
13 27 (20.93%) Security Cleared
13 27 (20.93%) Cisco Nexus
14 26 (20.16%) MPLS
15 25 (19.38%) Load Balancing
15 25 (19.38%) Network Management
16 22 (17.05%) Cisco PIX
16 22 (17.05%) SAN
17 21 (16.28%) CCIE
17 21 (16.28%) SC Cleared
18 20 (15.50%) IPsec
18 20 (15.50%) Telecoms
18 20 (15.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 19 (14.73%) VMware
20 18 (13.95%) ITIL
20 18 (13.95%) VoIP

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 15 (11.63%) Apache
2 10 (7.75%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.33%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.55%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.78%) nginx
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.78%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) Office 365
2 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (65.12%) Firewall
2 45 (34.88%) Cisco ASA
3 37 (28.68%) BIG-IP
4 32 (24.81%) OSPF
5 30 (23.26%) Network Security
6 28 (21.71%) BGP
7 27 (20.93%) VPN
7 27 (20.93%) DNS
7 27 (20.93%) Cisco Nexus
8 26 (20.16%) MPLS
9 22 (17.05%) Cisco PIX
9 22 (17.05%) SAN
10 20 (15.50%) IPsec
10 20 (15.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 18 (13.95%) VoIP
12 17 (13.18%) WAN
13 16 (12.40%) LAN
14 15 (11.63%) SNMP
15 13 (10.08%) FWSM
16 12 (9.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 20 (15.50%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.53%) Finance
3 5 (3.88%) Retail
4 3 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.55%) Banking
5 2 (1.55%) Billing
5 2 (1.55%) Electronics
5 2 (1.55%) Legal
5 2 (1.55%) German Language
5 2 (1.55%) Marketing
5 2 (1.55%) Back Office
6 1 (0.78%) French Language
Job Titles
1 48 (37.21%) Network Engineer
2 31 (24.03%) Consultant
3 29 (22.48%) Security Engineer
4 19 (14.73%) Network Security Engineer
5 18 (13.95%) Network Consultant
6 14 (10.85%) Architect
7 12 (9.30%) IP Engineer
7 12 (9.30%) Security Consultant
8 11 (8.53%) Network Manager
9 9 (6.98%) Support Engineer
9 9 (6.98%) Technical Architect
9 9 (6.98%) Network Security Consultant
9 9 (6.98%) Design Engineer
10 8 (6.20%) Cisco Engineer
10 8 (6.20%) Network Support
11 7 (5.43%) Analyst
11 7 (5.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 7 (5.43%) Network Support Engineer
12 6 (4.65%) Senior Network Engineer
12 6 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.10%) WAP
2 1 (0.78%) .NET
2 1 (0.78%) Middleware
2 1 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.10%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.10%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.33%) SecurID
3 3 (2.33%) Clustering
4 2 (1.55%) DTV
5 1 (0.78%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.78%) Wiki
5 1 (0.78%) IVR
5 1 (0.78%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 29 (22.48%) Windows
2 11 (8.53%) Linux
2 11 (8.53%) UNIX
3 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.78%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.38%) Load Balancing
1 25 (19.38%) Network Management
2 18 (13.95%) ITIL
3 14 (10.85%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (6.20%) Network Design
4 8 (6.20%) Performance Management
4 8 (6.20%) Mentoring
5 7 (5.43%) Information Assurance
6 6 (4.65%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (4.65%) Migration
6 6 (4.65%) Change Management
6 6 (4.65%) Demand Forecasting
7 5 (3.88%) ITSM
8 4 (3.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.10%) Process Management
8 4 (3.10%) Information Security
8 4 (3.10%) Fault Management
8 4 (3.10%) Software Testing
8 4 (3.10%) Project Management
9 3 (2.33%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.75%) SQL
2 3 (2.33%) Perl
3 2 (1.55%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.55%) VB
3 2 (1.55%) C
3 2 (1.55%) Java
4 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.78%) Python
4 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (41.09%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (34.11%) CCNP
3 27 (20.93%) Security Cleared
4 21 (16.28%) CCIE
4 21 (16.28%) SC Cleared
5 17 (13.18%) CCNA
6 15 (11.63%) CISSP
7 14 (10.85%) CCSP
8 12 (9.30%) Check Point Certification
9 10 (7.75%) Degree
9 10 (7.75%) CCDP
10 6 (4.65%) CCSA
10 6 (4.65%) CCSE
10 6 (4.65%) DV Cleared
11 5 (3.88%) MCSE
11 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (3.10%) ISEB
12 4 (3.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (2.33%) CCVP
14 1 (0.78%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.53%) PCI DSS
2 10 (7.75%) SLA
3 1 (0.78%) COBIT
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) BS25999
System Software
1 17 (13.18%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.63%) Hyper-V
3 10 (7.75%) Forefront TMG
3 10 (7.75%) UAG
3 10 (7.75%) ISA Server
4 8 (6.20%) ProxySG
5 6 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (3.88%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.33%) Snort
8 2 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.78%) vSphere
9 1 (0.78%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (10.85%) FortiGate
2 13 (10.08%) SCCM
3 12 (9.30%) SCOM
4 4 (3.10%) Netcool
4 4 (3.10%) OpenView
4 4 (3.10%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (3.10%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (3.10%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (2.33%) WSUS
6 2 (1.55%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.55%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.55%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.78%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 95 (73.64%) Cisco
2 64 (49.61%) CheckPoint
3 51 (39.53%) Juniper
4 32 (24.81%) Blue Coat
5 19 (14.73%) VMware
6 16 (12.40%) HP
7 13 (10.08%) Microsoft
8 12 (9.30%) SolarWinds
9 8 (6.20%) Fortinet
10 5 (3.88%) Nortel
10 5 (3.88%) McAfee
10 5 (3.88%) Websense
10 5 (3.88%) Sourcefire
11 4 (3.10%) Crossbeam
11 4 (3.10%) Radware
11 4 (3.10%) NetApp
11 4 (3.10%) Nokia
12 3 (2.33%) Riverbed
12 3 (2.33%) Tufin
12 3 (2.33%) AlgoSec
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