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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 163 188 195
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +7
Contract jobs citing F5 112 63 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.13% 0.69% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 2.35% 1.48% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 29 20
Average daily rate
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£425 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £311 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +38.88%
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
4759 4261 4227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.02% 46.59% 48.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2713 2204 2135
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 232 261
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £37.50
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 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 28 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 28 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 +12 35 £425 - 17
Buckinghamshire +13 34 £475 +43.93% 3
Hampshire +2 16 £500 +60.00% 2
Oxfordshire -10 15 £350 +7.69% 1
Kent +15 10 £400 - 1
Surrey -18 4 £338 -20.11% 4
Middlesex +2 2 £438 -
West Sussex -14 2 £170 -66.82% 1
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 150 (80.21%) Cisco
2 109 (58.29%) Firewall
3 84 (44.92%) CheckPoint
4 80 (42.78%) Cisco Certification
5 77 (41.18%) Load Balancing
6 71 (37.97%) CCNP
7 64 (34.22%) Juniper
8 59 (31.55%) VPN
8 59 (31.55%) WAN
9 56 (29.95%) Data Centre
10 54 (28.88%) LAN
11 48 (25.67%) CCNA
12 47 (25.13%) Network Security
13 46 (24.60%) BGP
14 45 (24.06%) Cisco ASA
15 44 (23.53%) Security Cleared
16 43 (22.99%) OSPF
17 41 (21.93%) Blue Coat
17 41 (21.93%) Cisco Nexus
18 38 (20.32%) SC Cleared
18 38 (20.32%) Wireless
19 35 (18.72%) ITIL
20 33 (17.65%) Windows
21 32 (17.11%) TCP/IP
21 32 (17.11%) VMware
22 31 (16.58%) SSL
22 31 (16.58%) MPLS
23 30 (16.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
24 29 (15.51%) Telecoms
24 29 (15.51%) Finance

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 17 (9.09%) Apache
2 8 (4.28%) Tomcat
2 8 (4.28%) WebLogic
2 8 (4.28%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.28%) JBoss
3 7 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (2.67%) IIS
5 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.07%) Lync
6 2 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (3.74%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.07%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.74%) RMDS
2 2 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.60%) PaaS
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.53%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.53%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.53%) SaaS
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 109 (58.29%) Firewall
2 59 (31.55%) WAN
2 59 (31.55%) VPN
3 54 (28.88%) LAN
4 47 (25.13%) Network Security
5 46 (24.60%) BGP
6 45 (24.06%) Cisco ASA
7 43 (22.99%) OSPF
8 41 (21.93%) Cisco Nexus
9 38 (20.32%) Wireless
10 32 (17.11%) TCP/IP
11 31 (16.58%) MPLS
11 31 (16.58%) SSL
12 30 (16.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 24 (12.83%) BIG-IP
14 22 (11.76%) IPsec
14 22 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 22 (11.76%) DNS
15 21 (11.23%) VLAN
16 19 (10.16%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.60%) DB2
3 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (15.51%) Telecoms
1 29 (15.51%) Finance
2 3 (1.60%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.07%) Banking
3 2 (1.07%) Retail
3 2 (1.07%) Billing
3 2 (1.07%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.53%) German Language
4 1 (0.53%) Back Office
4 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 79 (42.25%) Network Engineer
2 28 (14.97%) Consultant
3 26 (13.90%) Architect
3 26 (13.90%) Security Engineer
4 19 (10.16%) Network Architect
5 17 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
6 14 (7.49%) Network Consultant
7 10 (5.35%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (4.28%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (4.28%) Security Specialist
8 8 (4.28%) Middleware Engineer
9 7 (3.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (3.74%) Support Engineer
9 7 (3.74%) Security Consultant
9 7 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.21%) Data Centre Engineer
11 5 (2.67%) Operations Engineer
11 5 (2.67%) Design Engineer
11 5 (2.67%) Network Support Engineer
11 5 (2.67%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.88%) Middleware
2 8 (4.28%) J2EE
3 7 (3.74%) CSS
3 7 (3.74%) Rendezvous
3 7 (3.74%) 802.1X
4 3 (1.60%) .NET
4 3 (1.60%) REST
4 3 (1.60%) SOAP
5 1 (0.53%) Web Services
5 1 (0.53%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 56 (29.95%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 12 (6.42%) PKI
4 11 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.88%) Clustering
5 7 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.21%) e-Health
6 6 (3.21%) DataPower
7 5 (2.67%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.60%) Replication
8 3 (1.60%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.60%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.07%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.53%) EPoS
10 1 (0.53%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.53%) SecurID
10 1 (0.53%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.65%) Windows
2 20 (10.70%) Linux
3 16 (8.56%) UNIX
4 14 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.60%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.60%) CentOS
7 3 (1.60%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.60%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.53%) Solaris
9 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (41.18%) Load Balancing
2 35 (18.72%) ITIL
3 22 (11.76%) Network Design
4 15 (8.02%) Kalman Filter
5 13 (6.95%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (6.42%) Network Management
6 12 (6.42%) Change Control
7 11 (5.88%) Strategic Planning
7 11 (5.88%) Service Management
8 10 (5.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (5.35%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (4.81%) Change Management
9 9 (4.81%) Migration
10 8 (4.28%) High Availability
10 8 (4.28%) Security Architecture
11 7 (3.74%) Network Architecture
11 7 (3.74%) Performance Management
11 7 (3.74%) Service Delivery
11 7 (3.74%) Information Security
12 5 (2.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.42%) PowerShell
2 10 (5.35%) Perl
3 7 (3.74%) SQL
4 6 (3.21%) Java
5 4 (2.14%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.60%) C++
7 1 (0.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 80 (42.78%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (37.97%) CCNP
3 48 (25.67%) CCNA
4 44 (23.53%) Security Cleared
5 38 (20.32%) SC Cleared
6 23 (12.30%) CCSE
7 21 (11.23%) CISSP
8 19 (10.16%) CCDP
9 17 (9.09%) CCSA
9 17 (9.09%) CCSP
10 11 (5.88%) CCIE
11 8 (4.28%) Degree
11 8 (4.28%) DV Cleared
12 6 (3.21%) MCSE
12 6 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (2.14%) JNCIS
14 4 (2.14%) Check Point Certification
14 4 (2.14%) CCIP
15 3 (1.60%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 11 (5.88%) HIPAA
2 8 (4.28%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.67%) SLA
4 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.53%) QA
5 1 (0.53%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (10.16%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.56%) ProxySG
3 13 (6.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (5.35%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.28%) vSphere
6 6 (3.21%) XenApp
6 6 (3.21%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.60%) Snort
7 3 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.07%) NFS
8 2 (1.07%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.53%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.53%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.53%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.53%) Docker
9 1 (0.53%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (5.88%) FortiGate
2 9 (4.81%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (3.74%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (3.21%) SolarWinds Orion
4 6 (3.21%) CA Spectrum
5 5 (2.67%) Foglight
5 5 (2.67%) SCCM
6 4 (2.14%) SCOM
7 3 (1.60%) SCVMM
7 3 (1.60%) WSUS
7 3 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.07%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (1.07%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.07%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.53%) Puppet
9 1 (0.53%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.53%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.53%) OVSD
Vendors
1 150 (80.21%) Cisco
2 84 (44.92%) CheckPoint
3 64 (34.22%) Juniper
4 41 (21.93%) Blue Coat
5 32 (17.11%) VMware
6 26 (13.90%) Fortinet
7 23 (12.30%) McAfee
8 21 (11.23%) Tufin
9 20 (10.70%) TippingPoint
10 18 (9.63%) HP
11 17 (9.09%) SolarWinds
12 16 (8.56%) Nokia
13 15 (8.02%) Microsoft
14 11 (5.88%) Red Hat
14 11 (5.88%) Citrix
15 10 (5.35%) Sourcefire
15 10 (5.35%) NetScout
16 7 (3.74%) Bloomberg
16 7 (3.74%) TIBCO
16 7 (3.74%) LogLogic
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