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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 153 208 208
Rank change year-on-year
+55 0
Contract jobs citing F5 104 29 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.06% 0.34% 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 2.23% 0.72% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 10 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £284 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £503 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.29 £27.75 -
% change year-on-year
-5.27% -
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
4659 4054 4326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.48% 47.66% 49.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2382 2076 1945
Average daily rate £365 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 243 319
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +38 47 £350 -17.64% 6
Buckinghamshire +7 21 £325 -27.77% 3
Surrey +6 16 £444 -11.25% 4
Hampshire -19 6 £356 +19.74% 6
Kent - 5 £425 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £500 - 1
Middlesex - 2 £400 - 1
East Sussex - 2 £400 -
M4 Corridor - - - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 108 (68.35%) Cisco
2 102 (64.56%) Firewall
3 78 (49.37%) CheckPoint
4 60 (37.97%) Cisco ASA
5 58 (36.71%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (31.01%) CCNP
7 43 (27.22%) LAN
8 42 (26.58%) WAN
9 41 (25.95%) Network Security
10 38 (24.05%) OSPF
11 37 (23.42%) Juniper
12 36 (22.78%) BGP
12 36 (22.78%) MPLS
13 35 (22.15%) Security Cleared
14 34 (21.52%) Blue Coat
15 32 (20.25%) VMware
15 32 (20.25%) Windows
15 32 (20.25%) Cisco Nexus
16 31 (19.62%) ITIL
16 31 (19.62%) BIG-IP
17 30 (18.99%) Telecoms
18 29 (18.35%) Load Balancing
19 28 (17.72%) SAN
20 27 (17.09%) VPN
21 26 (16.46%) Linux
21 26 (16.46%) Internet
22 24 (15.19%) Microsoft
23 22 (13.92%) CCNA
23 22 (13.92%) Active Directory
23 22 (13.92%) SC Cleared

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 12 (7.59%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.80%) Apache
4 5 (3.16%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.63%) nginx
7 1 (0.63%) Lync
7 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.63%) IIS
7 1 (0.63%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (9.49%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.16%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.27%) Office 365
2 1 (0.63%) IaaS
2 1 (0.63%) SaaS
2 1 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 102 (64.56%) Firewall
2 60 (37.97%) Cisco ASA
3 43 (27.22%) LAN
4 42 (26.58%) WAN
5 41 (25.95%) Network Security
6 38 (24.05%) OSPF
7 36 (22.78%) BGP
7 36 (22.78%) MPLS
8 32 (20.25%) Cisco Nexus
9 31 (19.62%) BIG-IP
10 28 (17.72%) SAN
11 27 (17.09%) VPN
12 26 (16.46%) Internet
13 21 (13.29%) DNS
13 21 (13.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 20 (12.66%) TCP/IP
14 20 (12.66%) TACACS
15 18 (11.39%) VLAN
15 18 (11.39%) SSL
16 15 (9.49%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Subversion
1 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (18.99%) Telecoms
2 16 (10.13%) Finance
3 7 (4.43%) Retail
4 6 (3.80%) Banking
5 3 (1.90%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.90%) Billing
5 3 (1.90%) Back Office
6 2 (1.27%) Electronics
6 2 (1.27%) Marketing
6 2 (1.27%) German Language
7 1 (0.63%) Military
7 1 (0.63%) French Language
7 1 (0.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (32.28%) Network Engineer
2 36 (22.78%) Security Engineer
3 25 (15.82%) Architect
4 24 (15.19%) Consultant
5 23 (14.56%) Network Security Engineer
6 13 (8.23%) Analyst
6 13 (8.23%) Network Architect
7 11 (6.96%) Network Consultant
7 11 (6.96%) Network Analyst
8 9 (5.70%) Design Engineer
8 9 (5.70%) Technical Architect
8 9 (5.70%) Security Consultant
8 9 (5.70%) Data Network Engineer
8 9 (5.70%) IP Engineer
9 8 (5.06%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.43%) Network Security Consultant
11 6 (3.80%) Environment Manager
11 6 (3.80%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
12 5 (3.16%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.43%) WAP
2 1 (0.63%) CGI
2 1 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (0.63%) Middleware
2 1 (0.63%) Ajax
2 1 (0.63%) JSON
2 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.96%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.70%) SecurID
3 9 (5.70%) PKI
4 8 (5.06%) Smart Meter
5 5 (3.16%) e-Health
5 5 (3.16%) IVR
6 4 (2.53%) CESG
6 4 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.53%) DataPower
7 2 (1.27%) DTV
7 2 (1.27%) NHS
8 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.63%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.63%) Replication
8 1 (0.63%) Clustering
8 1 (0.63%) Wiki
8 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (20.25%) Windows
2 26 (16.46%) Linux
3 15 (9.49%) UNIX
4 14 (8.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.16%) Solaris
6 4 (2.53%) Android
6 4 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.53%) Windows Phone 8
6 4 (2.53%) Windows Phone
6 4 (2.53%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.63%) CentOS
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.63%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.62%) ITIL
2 29 (18.35%) Load Balancing
3 18 (11.39%) Change Management
4 17 (10.76%) Performance Tuning
5 14 (8.86%) Project Management
5 14 (8.86%) Migration
6 11 (6.96%) Fault Management
7 10 (6.33%) Change Control
7 10 (6.33%) Demand Forecasting
7 10 (6.33%) Risk Assessment
8 9 (5.70%) Network Management
8 9 (5.70%) eTOM
9 8 (5.06%) PRINCE2
9 8 (5.06%) Configuration Management
9 8 (5.06%) Validation
10 7 (4.43%) Risk Management
10 7 (4.43%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.80%) ITSM
11 6 (3.80%) Network Architecture
11 6 (3.80%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.59%) SQL
2 4 (2.53%) Shell Script
3 3 (1.90%) Perl
4 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.27%) VB
4 2 (1.27%) Python
5 1 (0.63%) C
5 1 (0.63%) Java
5 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 58 (36.71%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (31.01%) CCNP
3 35 (22.15%) Security Cleared
4 22 (13.92%) SC Cleared
4 22 (13.92%) CCNA
5 18 (11.39%) Degree
6 15 (9.49%) CCSA
6 15 (9.49%) CCSE
7 13 (8.23%) DV Cleared
8 12 (7.59%) CCSP
8 12 (7.59%) CISSP
9 10 (6.33%) CCIE
10 8 (5.06%) MCSE
10 8 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (3.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (3.16%) CCDP
13 3 (1.90%) CCIP
13 3 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.90%) CCVP
14 2 (1.27%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.96%) SLA
1 11 (6.96%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.63%) BS25999
System Software
1 22 (13.92%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.49%) Hyper-V
3 12 (7.59%) Forefront TMG
4 11 (6.96%) UAG
4 11 (6.96%) ISA Server
4 11 (6.96%) ProxySG
5 7 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (4.43%) XenDesktop
6 6 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.53%) vSphere
7 4 (2.53%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.53%) Firmware
8 3 (1.90%) Snort
9 2 (1.27%) XenApp
10 1 (0.63%) Xen
10 1 (0.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (8.86%) FortiGate
2 11 (6.96%) SCCM
3 10 (6.33%) SCOM
4 7 (4.43%) OpenView
4 7 (4.43%) Netcool
5 5 (3.16%) CA Spectrum
5 5 (3.16%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (2.53%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (2.53%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.27%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (1.27%) Foglight
8 1 (0.63%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.63%) OVSD
8 1 (0.63%) WSUS
8 1 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.63%) Nagios
8 1 (0.63%) Puppet
8 1 (0.63%) Opsview
8 1 (0.63%) collectd
Vendors
1 108 (68.35%) Cisco
2 78 (49.37%) CheckPoint
3 37 (23.42%) Juniper
4 34 (21.52%) Blue Coat
5 32 (20.25%) VMware
6 24 (15.19%) Microsoft
7 19 (12.03%) Fortinet
8 16 (10.13%) SolarWinds
9 15 (9.49%) HP
9 15 (9.49%) Citrix
10 14 (8.86%) Red Hat
11 11 (6.96%) Crossbeam
12 10 (6.33%) Nokia
13 9 (5.70%) Tufin
13 9 (5.70%) AlgoSec
14 7 (4.43%) Radware
14 7 (4.43%) Avaya
14 7 (4.43%) CA
14 7 (4.43%) Nortel
15 6 (3.80%) IBM
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £325 - £425 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Middlesex
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 14 days ago