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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 173 191 199
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +8
Contract jobs citing F5 98 52 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.03% 0.57% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 2.17% 1.22% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 27 19
Average daily rate
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£400 £344 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £504 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £390 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £14.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +234.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +28.20%
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
4525 4256 4110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.62% 46.37% 48.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2582 2117 2041
Average daily rate £375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 235 298
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.31 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.36% -14.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.14 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 4 August 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 4 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
Berkshire +13 30 £400 +23.07% 11
Buckinghamshire +6 24 £463 +33.57% 6
Hampshire 0 16 £470 +44.06% 1
Oxfordshire -6 14 £350 +7.69% 2
Kent - 8 £500 - 1
Surrey -6 7 £425 -9.33% 2
West Sussex -9 2 £170 -66.82% 1
Middlesex -2 1 £425 - 1
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 152 (81.72%) Cisco
2 119 (63.98%) Firewall
3 85 (45.70%) CheckPoint
4 83 (44.62%) Cisco Certification
5 70 (37.63%) Load Balancing
6 69 (37.10%) Juniper
7 68 (36.56%) CCNP
8 52 (27.96%) WAN
9 51 (27.42%) Cisco ASA
10 48 (25.81%) LAN
10 48 (25.81%) Data Centre
11 47 (25.27%) VPN
12 46 (24.73%) Network Security
13 45 (24.19%) Security Cleared
14 44 (23.66%) BGP
14 44 (23.66%) Cisco Nexus
15 42 (22.58%) CCNA
15 42 (22.58%) ITIL
16 41 (22.04%) Blue Coat
17 37 (19.89%) SC Cleared
17 37 (19.89%) OSPF
17 37 (19.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 36 (19.35%) TCP/IP
19 35 (18.82%) Wireless
20 32 (17.20%) VMware
21 31 (16.67%) Finance
21 31 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
22 30 (16.13%) Windows
23 28 (15.05%) DNS
24 27 (14.52%) SSL

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (6.45%) Apache
2 7 (3.76%) IIS
3 5 (2.69%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.15%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.15%) JBoss
4 4 (2.15%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.54%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.15%) MS Office
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (6.99%) RMDS
2 2 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.69%) PaaS
1 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.54%) SaaS
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.54%) HP Helion
2 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 119 (63.98%) Firewall
2 52 (27.96%) WAN
3 51 (27.42%) Cisco ASA
4 48 (25.81%) LAN
5 47 (25.27%) VPN
6 46 (24.73%) Network Security
7 44 (23.66%) Cisco Nexus
7 44 (23.66%) BGP
8 37 (19.89%) OSPF
8 37 (19.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 36 (19.35%) TCP/IP
10 35 (18.82%) Wireless
11 31 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 28 (15.05%) DNS
13 27 (14.52%) SSL
13 27 (14.52%) MPLS
14 26 (13.98%) BIG-IP
15 21 (11.29%) IPsec
15 21 (11.29%) DHCP
16 20 (10.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.08%) DB2
2 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
General
1 31 (16.67%) Finance
2 24 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.08%) Spanish Language
3 2 (1.08%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.08%) Banking
3 2 (1.08%) Retail
3 2 (1.08%) Billing
4 1 (0.54%) German Language
4 1 (0.54%) Back Office
4 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 85 (45.70%) Network Engineer
2 30 (16.13%) Consultant
2 30 (16.13%) Security Engineer
3 22 (11.83%) Architect
4 20 (10.75%) Network Consultant
5 17 (9.14%) Senior Network Engineer
6 15 (8.06%) Network Architect
7 14 (7.53%) Network Security Engineer
8 10 (5.38%) Cisco Engineer
9 9 (4.84%) Security Consultant
9 9 (4.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 7 (3.76%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.76%) Network Security Consultant
10 7 (3.76%) Firewall Consultant
11 6 (3.23%) Network Support
11 6 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.23%) Network Support Engineer
12 5 (2.69%) Design Engineer
12 5 (2.69%) Security Specialist
13 4 (2.15%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.99%) Rendezvous
2 6 (3.23%) Middleware
2 6 (3.23%) 802.1X
3 5 (2.69%) CSS
4 4 (2.15%) J2EE
5 2 (1.08%) .NET
5 2 (1.08%) SOAP
5 2 (1.08%) REST
6 1 (0.54%) MCollective
6 1 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 48 (25.81%) Data Centre
2 22 (11.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 16 (8.60%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.91%) PKI
5 7 (3.76%) Clustering
6 6 (3.23%) DataPower
6 6 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.15%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.15%) e-Health
8 3 (1.61%) Replication
8 3 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.08%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.08%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.54%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.54%) EPoS
10 1 (0.54%) SecurID
10 1 (0.54%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.13%) Windows
2 15 (8.06%) Linux
3 14 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (6.99%) UNIX
5 7 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.69%) Ubuntu
7 5 (2.69%) CentOS
8 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.61%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.61%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (37.63%) Load Balancing
2 42 (22.58%) ITIL
3 21 (11.29%) Service Management
4 20 (10.75%) Network Design
5 16 (8.60%) Change Management
6 14 (7.53%) Network Architecture
7 13 (6.99%) Change Control
8 12 (6.45%) Network Management
8 12 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
9 11 (5.91%) Service Delivery
10 10 (5.38%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (4.84%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (4.84%) Migration
12 8 (4.30%) Security Architecture
13 7 (3.76%) Performance Management
13 7 (3.76%) Strategic Planning
13 7 (3.76%) Incident Management
14 6 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
14 6 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
15 5 (2.69%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.30%) PowerShell
2 6 (3.23%) SQL
3 5 (2.69%) Perl
4 4 (2.15%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.15%) Java
5 2 (1.08%) C++
6 1 (0.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 83 (44.62%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (36.56%) CCNP
3 45 (24.19%) Security Cleared
4 42 (22.58%) CCNA
5 37 (19.89%) SC Cleared
6 24 (12.90%) CISSP
7 20 (10.75%) CCSE
8 16 (8.60%) CCIE
8 16 (8.60%) CCDP
9 14 (7.53%) CCSP
10 13 (6.99%) CCSA
11 11 (5.91%) DV Cleared
12 9 (4.84%) Degree
13 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (2.69%) MCSE
14 4 (2.15%) CCIP
14 4 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (2.15%) JNCIA
14 4 (2.15%) JNCIS
15 3 (1.61%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 7 (3.76%) HIPAA
2 5 (2.69%) SLA
3 4 (2.15%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.61%) QA
5 2 (1.08%) JSP 440
5 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (9.14%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.45%) ProxySG
4 11 (5.91%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.76%) vSphere
6 4 (2.15%) NFS
6 4 (2.15%) XenApp
6 4 (2.15%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.15%) Snort
7 3 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.54%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.54%) Docker
8 1 (0.54%) UAG
8 1 (0.54%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.54%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (6.99%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (2.15%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (2.15%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (2.15%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (2.15%) Foglight
3 4 (2.15%) WSUS
3 4 (2.15%) SCCM
3 4 (2.15%) SCOM
4 3 (1.61%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.61%) OVSD
5 2 (1.08%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.08%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.54%) Puppet
6 1 (0.54%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.54%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.54%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 152 (81.72%) Cisco
2 85 (45.70%) CheckPoint
3 69 (37.10%) Juniper
4 41 (22.04%) Blue Coat
5 32 (17.20%) VMware
6 23 (12.37%) TippingPoint
6 23 (12.37%) SolarWinds
6 23 (12.37%) Tufin
7 21 (11.29%) Fortinet
8 20 (10.75%) HP
9 18 (9.68%) Microsoft
9 18 (9.68%) NetScout
10 17 (9.14%) McAfee
11 15 (8.06%) Lancope
12 13 (6.99%) LogLogic
12 13 (6.99%) TIBCO
12 13 (6.99%) Bloomberg
13 12 (6.45%) Radianz
13 12 (6.45%) Tradeweb
14 11 (5.91%) Sourcefire
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