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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 159 155 213
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +58
Contract jobs citing F5 94 101 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.10% 1.09% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 2.30% 2.28% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 49 23
Average daily rate £351 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £503 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £401 £333
% change year-on-year
-6.36% +20.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £44.00 - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £50.00 £95.00
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -47.36%
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
4082 4429 3917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.71% 47.64% 46.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2353 2294 1932
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 204 225
Average hourly rate £43.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 38 £380 +8.57% 9
Hampshire +18 24 £352 -6.13% 7
Surrey -9 15 £320 +2.40% 7
West Sussex +7 6 - -
Buckinghamshire +5 5 £550 +37.50% 3
M4 Corridor - 5 £288 -
Kent -5 1 £350 - 3
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 122 (71.35%) Cisco
2 91 (53.22%) Firewall
3 76 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 63 (36.84%) Load Balancing
5 60 (35.09%) LAN
6 59 (34.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 58 (33.92%) Data Centre
8 55 (32.16%) CheckPoint
9 49 (28.65%) WAN
10 48 (28.07%) Juniper
11 46 (26.90%) BGP
11 46 (26.90%) VPN
12 45 (26.32%) CCNP
13 44 (25.73%) ITIL
14 42 (24.56%) Network Security
15 39 (22.81%) SSL
15 39 (22.81%) TCP/IP
16 37 (21.64%) CCNA
16 37 (21.64%) Cisco ASA
17 36 (21.05%) DNS
18 35 (20.47%) MPLS
19 34 (19.88%) OSPF
20 31 (18.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
21 29 (16.96%) Wireless
21 29 (16.96%) Telecoms
22 27 (15.79%) IPsec
22 27 (15.79%) Security Cleared
23 26 (15.20%) SC Cleared
23 26 (15.20%) DHCP
23 26 (15.20%) Linux

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 14 (8.19%) Apache
2 11 (6.43%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.51%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.92%) JBoss
5 3 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.75%) Lync
5 3 (1.75%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.17%) MS Office
2 2 (1.17%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.34%) SaaS
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.58%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 91 (53.22%) Firewall
2 60 (35.09%) LAN
3 59 (34.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 49 (28.65%) WAN
5 46 (26.90%) BGP
5 46 (26.90%) VPN
6 42 (24.56%) Network Security
7 39 (22.81%) SSL
7 39 (22.81%) TCP/IP
8 37 (21.64%) Cisco ASA
9 36 (21.05%) DNS
10 35 (20.47%) MPLS
11 34 (19.88%) OSPF
12 31 (18.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 29 (16.96%) Wireless
14 27 (15.79%) IPsec
15 26 (15.20%) DHCP
16 25 (14.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 20 (11.70%) HSRP
17 20 (11.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.58%) DB2
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 29 (16.96%) Telecoms
2 19 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (1.17%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.17%) Electronics
3 2 (1.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.17%) Marketing
4 1 (0.58%) Back Office
4 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.58%) Local Government
4 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 83 (48.54%) Network Engineer
2 28 (16.37%) Security Engineer
3 23 (13.45%) Support Engineer
4 20 (11.70%) Network Security Engineer
5 19 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
6 18 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
6 18 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 17 (9.94%) Network Support
8 15 (8.77%) Network Support Engineer
9 13 (7.60%) Architect
10 12 (7.02%) Consultant
10 12 (7.02%) Network Architect
11 11 (6.43%) Design Engineer
12 10 (5.85%) Cisco Support
12 10 (5.85%) IP Engineer
13 9 (5.26%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
14 8 (4.68%) Cisco Security Engineer
14 8 (4.68%) Cisco Support Engineer
15 7 (4.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 7 (4.09%) Security Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.19%) 802.1X
2 11 (6.43%) J2EE
3 10 (5.85%) Middleware
3 10 (5.85%) SOAP
4 7 (4.09%) REST
5 1 (0.58%) .NET
5 1 (0.58%) CSS
5 1 (0.58%) Web Services
5 1 (0.58%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 58 (33.92%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.02%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.26%) Cryptography
4 8 (4.68%) Driving Licence
5 7 (4.09%) Algorithms
5 7 (4.09%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.09%) PKI
6 6 (3.51%) Clustering
7 5 (2.92%) DataPower
7 5 (2.92%) e-Health
8 4 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.17%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.17%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.58%) CESG
10 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.58%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.20%) Linux
2 16 (9.36%) Unix
2 16 (9.36%) Windows
3 6 (3.51%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (36.84%) Load Balancing
2 44 (25.73%) ITIL
3 17 (9.94%) Network Management
4 15 (8.77%) Network Design
5 14 (8.19%) Change Management
6 13 (7.60%) Information Security
6 13 (7.60%) Project Management
7 12 (7.02%) High Availability
7 12 (7.02%) Incident Management
8 11 (6.43%) Capacity Management
8 11 (6.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (5.85%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (5.26%) Problem Management
11 8 (4.68%) Change Control
11 8 (4.68%) Computer Security
11 8 (4.68%) Security Patching
12 7 (4.09%) SIEM
12 7 (4.09%) Web Filtering
13 6 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.60%) Perl
2 7 (4.09%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.51%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.51%) Tcl
4 3 (1.75%) C
4 3 (1.75%) Python
4 3 (1.75%) SQL
5 2 (1.17%) Java
5 2 (1.17%) Ruby
6 1 (0.58%) C++
6 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 76 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (26.32%) CCNP
3 37 (21.64%) CCNA
4 27 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 26 (15.20%) SC Cleared
6 16 (9.36%) Degree
7 14 (8.19%) CCIE
8 9 (5.26%) CCSE
9 7 (4.09%) CCDP
9 7 (4.09%) CISSP
10 6 (3.51%) CCSP
11 5 (2.92%) CCSA
12 4 (2.34%) CCDE
12 4 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.75%) HND
14 2 (1.17%) CEH
14 2 (1.17%) GCIA
14 2 (1.17%) GCIH
14 2 (1.17%) MCSE
14 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.70%) PCI DSS
2 7 (4.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (4.09%) SLA
3 6 (3.51%) HIPAA
4 2 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (9.94%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.51%) ProxySG
3 5 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.75%) vSphere
5 2 (1.17%) XenApp
5 2 (1.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.58%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.58%) Snort
6 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (3.51%) CiscoWorks
1 6 (3.51%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.92%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (2.34%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.75%) Nessus
4 3 (1.75%) OpenView
5 2 (1.17%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (1.17%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (0.58%) Foglight
6 1 (0.58%) Proventia
6 1 (0.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 122 (71.35%) Cisco
2 55 (32.16%) CheckPoint
3 48 (28.07%) Juniper
4 20 (11.70%) Blue Coat
5 17 (9.94%) Palo Alto
6 13 (7.60%) HP
7 12 (7.02%) Cyberoam
7 12 (7.02%) VMware
8 11 (6.43%) McAfee
9 9 (5.26%) Nokia
10 8 (4.68%) Fortinet
10 8 (4.68%) Sourcefire
11 6 (3.51%) Microsoft
12 5 (2.92%) Citrix
12 5 (2.92%) Oracle
12 5 (2.92%) Qualys
12 5 (2.92%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.92%) Symantec
12 5 (2.92%) TippingPoint
12 5 (2.92%) Tufin
Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough
aap3
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Daisy Group
Rate: £350 p/d
Posted: 11 days ago