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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 158 216 182
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -34
Contract jobs citing F5 103 28 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.05% 0.31% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 2.23% 0.65% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 21 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.08% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £180.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-72.22% +445.45%
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
4609 4289 3619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.00% 47.64% 47.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2418 2078 1663
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 259 325
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.93 £10.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 2 March 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 2 March 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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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 +29 41 £300 -2.43% 7
Surrey +24 29 £313 -16.66% 5
Hampshire -9 13 £350 -0.70% 3
Buckinghamshire - 9 £400 - 3
West Sussex - 6 £313 -
Kent - 2 - - 3
Middlesex - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 151 (74.75%) Cisco
2 142 (70.30%) Firewall
3 104 (51.49%) CheckPoint
4 90 (44.55%) Cisco Certification
5 83 (41.09%) Cisco ASA
6 72 (35.64%) CCNP
7 64 (31.68%) LAN
8 61 (30.20%) Security Cleared
9 60 (29.70%) WAN
10 59 (29.21%) ITIL
11 57 (28.22%) Network Security
12 54 (26.73%) MPLS
13 52 (25.74%) OSPF
14 50 (24.75%) BGP
15 49 (24.26%) Juniper
16 46 (22.77%) Cisco Nexus
17 44 (21.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 44 (21.78%) Telecoms
18 43 (21.29%) SC Cleared
19 42 (20.79%) Internet
20 40 (19.80%) Linux
20 40 (19.80%) VPN
21 39 (19.31%) BIG-IP
22 38 (18.81%) Blue Coat
22 38 (18.81%) Microsoft
23 36 (17.82%) VMware
24 34 (16.83%) SSL
25 32 (15.84%) TCP/IP
26 31 (15.35%) Fortinet
27 30 (14.85%) Change Management

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 10 (4.95%) Apache
2 8 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.47%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.98%) IIS
5 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.49%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.50%) Lync
7 1 (0.50%) MediaWiki
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (6.44%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.48%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (3.96%) RMDS
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.98%) PaaS
2 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 142 (70.30%) Firewall
2 83 (41.09%) Cisco ASA
3 64 (31.68%) LAN
4 60 (29.70%) WAN
5 57 (28.22%) Network Security
6 54 (26.73%) MPLS
7 52 (25.74%) OSPF
8 50 (24.75%) BGP
9 46 (22.77%) Cisco Nexus
10 44 (21.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 42 (20.79%) Internet
12 40 (19.80%) VPN
13 39 (19.31%) BIG-IP
14 34 (16.83%) SSL
15 32 (15.84%) TCP/IP
16 30 (14.85%) Wireless
17 25 (12.38%) IPsec
17 25 (12.38%) VoIP
17 25 (12.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 24 (11.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.97%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Subversion
1 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
General
1 44 (21.78%) Telecoms
2 24 (11.88%) Finance
3 11 (5.45%) Back Office
4 9 (4.46%) Retail
5 4 (1.98%) Military
5 4 (1.98%) Banking
6 2 (0.99%) Legal
6 2 (0.99%) Billing
7 1 (0.50%) Marketing
7 1 (0.50%) French Language
7 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 62 (30.69%) Network Engineer
2 44 (21.78%) Security Engineer
3 32 (15.84%) Consultant
4 24 (11.88%) IP Engineer
5 21 (10.40%) Network Consultant
5 21 (10.40%) Network Security Engineer
6 20 (9.90%) Architect
6 20 (9.90%) Analyst
7 16 (7.92%) Design Engineer
8 15 (7.43%) Network Architect
9 14 (6.93%) Network Analyst
10 10 (4.95%) Security Consultant
11 9 (4.46%) Environment Manager
11 9 (4.46%) Network Security Consultant
12 8 (3.96%) Test Manager
12 8 (3.96%) Senior Network Engineer
12 8 (3.96%) Back Office Engineer
13 7 (3.47%) Data Network Engineer
13 7 (3.47%) Firewall Consultant
14 6 (2.97%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.96%) Rendezvous
2 5 (2.48%) Ajax
2 5 (2.48%) JSON
2 5 (2.48%) WAP
3 4 (1.98%) J2EE
4 1 (0.50%) Web Services
4 1 (0.50%) CGI
4 1 (0.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.42%) PKI
2 15 (7.43%) SecurID
3 13 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.94%) Smart Meter
5 10 (4.95%) Mobile App
5 10 (4.95%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.48%) IVR
6 5 (2.48%) CESG
6 5 (2.48%) e-Health
6 5 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.48%) DataPower
7 4 (1.98%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.49%) Replication
9 2 (0.99%) NHS
10 1 (0.50%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.50%) DTV
10 1 (0.50%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.50%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 40 (19.80%) Linux
2 28 (13.86%) Windows
3 20 (9.90%) UNIX
3 20 (9.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.97%) Solaris
6 5 (2.48%) Ubuntu
6 5 (2.48%) Android
6 5 (2.48%) CentOS
6 5 (2.48%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.48%) Windows Phone 8
6 5 (2.48%) Windows Phone
7 4 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.50%) VMS
9 1 (0.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (29.21%) ITIL
2 30 (14.85%) Change Management
2 30 (14.85%) Load Balancing
3 23 (11.39%) Validation
4 18 (8.91%) Migration
4 18 (8.91%) Project Management
5 17 (8.42%) Incident Management
6 16 (7.92%) Change Control
7 15 (7.43%) Network Architecture
7 15 (7.43%) eTOM
7 15 (7.43%) Service Delivery
8 14 (6.93%) Service Management
9 12 (5.94%) PRINCE2
9 12 (5.94%) Risk Assessment
10 11 (5.45%) Fault Management
10 11 (5.45%) Test Strategy
10 11 (5.45%) Demand Forecasting
11 10 (4.95%) Integration Testing
11 10 (4.95%) Configuration Management
12 9 (4.46%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.95%) JavaScript
2 6 (2.97%) Perl
3 5 (2.48%) SQL
3 5 (2.48%) Java
4 4 (1.98%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.98%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.49%) C
6 1 (0.50%) Ruby
6 1 (0.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 90 (44.55%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (35.64%) CCNP
3 61 (30.20%) Security Cleared
4 43 (21.29%) SC Cleared
5 27 (13.37%) CISSP
6 24 (11.88%) CCNA
7 23 (11.39%) Degree
8 22 (10.89%) DV Cleared
9 18 (8.91%) CCIE
10 15 (7.43%) CCSE
11 14 (6.93%) CCSA
12 9 (4.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (4.46%) CCDP
13 8 (3.96%) CCSP
14 5 (2.48%) CCIP
14 5 (2.48%) JNCIS
14 5 (2.48%) VCP4
15 4 (1.98%) HNC
15 4 (1.98%) HND
16 3 (1.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.92%) PCI DSS
2 14 (6.93%) SLA
3 2 (0.99%) QA
4 1 (0.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (7.43%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.45%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.46%) Forefront TMG
5 6 (2.97%) vSphere
6 5 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.48%) NFS
6 5 (2.48%) Firmware
6 5 (2.48%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.48%) ProxySG
7 4 (1.98%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.49%) UAG
8 3 (1.49%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.99%) XenApp
10 1 (0.50%) Snort
10 1 (0.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (9.90%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.48%) OpenView
2 5 (2.48%) Netcool
2 5 (2.48%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (1.98%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.98%) OVSD
3 4 (1.98%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.49%) SCCM
4 3 (1.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (1.49%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.99%) SCOM
5 2 (0.99%) WSUS
5 2 (0.99%) Puppet
5 2 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.99%) Foglight
6 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 151 (74.75%) Cisco
2 104 (51.49%) CheckPoint
3 49 (24.26%) Juniper
4 38 (18.81%) Microsoft
4 38 (18.81%) Blue Coat
5 36 (17.82%) VMware
6 31 (15.35%) Fortinet
7 23 (11.39%) Tufin
8 21 (10.40%) Citrix
9 20 (9.90%) HP
9 20 (9.90%) Red Hat
10 16 (7.92%) CA
10 16 (7.92%) SolarWinds
11 15 (7.43%) AlgoSec
12 14 (6.93%) TippingPoint
12 14 (6.93%) Nokia
13 11 (5.45%) Crossbeam
14 10 (4.95%) NetScout
15 8 (3.96%) Tradeweb
15 8 (3.96%) LogLogic
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