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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 188 199 194
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs citing F5 54 43 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.49% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 1.23% 1.00% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 16
Average daily rate
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£330 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £325 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+51.51% +2.32%
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
4407 4279 4852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.33% 48.98% 49.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2273 2157 2099
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 269 300
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.40 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 August 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 August 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 +4 18 £425 +7.93% 7
Surrey -1 12 £469 +25.00% 6
Buckinghamshire +3 10 £330 -19.51%
Hampshire -4 7 £313 -1.57% 1
Middlesex 0 4 - -
Oxfordshire -7 2 £325 -
West Sussex -2 1 £513 +30.57%
Kent - 1 - - 2
East Sussex - - - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 94 (79.66%) Cisco
2 76 (64.41%) Firewall
3 57 (48.31%) CheckPoint
4 50 (42.37%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (41.53%) Juniper
6 41 (34.75%) Cisco ASA
7 40 (33.90%) CCNP
8 37 (31.36%) BIG-IP
9 32 (27.12%) Security Cleared
10 31 (26.27%) Blue Coat
11 30 (25.42%) OSPF
12 26 (22.03%) VPN
12 26 (22.03%) DNS
12 26 (22.03%) MPLS
12 26 (22.03%) Cisco Nexus
13 25 (21.19%) BGP
13 25 (21.19%) Network Security
13 25 (21.19%) Network Management
14 24 (20.34%) Windows
15 23 (19.49%) SC Cleared
16 22 (18.64%) CCIE
17 20 (16.95%) Telecoms
17 20 (16.95%) Load Balancing
17 20 (16.95%) Cisco PIX
18 19 (16.10%) IPsec
19 18 (15.25%) VoIP
19 18 (15.25%) CCNA
20 16 (13.56%) WAN
20 16 (13.56%) HP
21 15 (12.71%) Apache

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 15 (12.71%) Apache
2 9 (7.63%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.69%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.69%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.69%) IIS
5 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.85%) nginx
5 1 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (4.24%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) Office 365
2 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (64.41%) Firewall
2 41 (34.75%) Cisco ASA
3 37 (31.36%) BIG-IP
4 30 (25.42%) OSPF
5 26 (22.03%) MPLS
5 26 (22.03%) VPN
5 26 (22.03%) DNS
5 26 (22.03%) Cisco Nexus
6 25 (21.19%) BGP
6 25 (21.19%) Network Security
7 20 (16.95%) Cisco PIX
8 19 (16.10%) IPsec
9 18 (15.25%) VoIP
10 16 (13.56%) WAN
11 15 (12.71%) LAN
11 15 (12.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 14 (11.86%) SNMP
12 14 (11.86%) FWSM
13 12 (10.17%) SAN
14 11 (9.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 20 (16.95%) Telecoms
2 12 (10.17%) Finance
3 2 (1.69%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.69%) Banking
3 2 (1.69%) Retail
3 2 (1.69%) German Language
4 1 (0.85%) Billing
4 1 (0.85%) Marketing
4 1 (0.85%) Back Office
4 1 (0.85%) Electronics
4 1 (0.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (34.75%) Network Engineer
2 26 (22.03%) Consultant
2 26 (22.03%) Security Engineer
3 18 (15.25%) Network Consultant
4 17 (14.41%) Network Security Engineer
5 13 (11.02%) Network Manager
6 11 (9.32%) Support Engineer
6 11 (9.32%) IP Engineer
7 10 (8.47%) Architect
8 9 (7.63%) Security Consultant
8 9 (7.63%) Network Support
8 9 (7.63%) Design Engineer
9 8 (6.78%) Network Security Consultant
10 7 (5.93%) Network Support Engineer
10 7 (5.93%) Cisco Engineer
11 6 (5.08%) Senior Network Engineer
11 6 (5.08%) Analyst
11 6 (5.08%) Senior Security Engineer
12 5 (4.24%) Network Design Engineer
12 5 (4.24%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.69%) .NET
1 2 (1.69%) WAP
2 1 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.39%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.54%) SecurID
2 3 (2.54%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.69%) Clustering
4 1 (0.85%) IVR
4 1 (0.85%) e-Health
4 1 (0.85%) Wiki
4 1 (0.85%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.85%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.34%) Windows
2 12 (10.17%) Linux
3 9 (7.63%) UNIX
4 3 (2.54%) Ubuntu
4 3 (2.54%) CentOS
5 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.19%) Network Management
2 20 (16.95%) Load Balancing
3 14 (11.86%) ITIL
4 9 (7.63%) Performance Management
4 9 (7.63%) Information Assurance
5 8 (6.78%) Change Management
5 8 (6.78%) Network Design
6 7 (5.93%) Project Management
6 7 (5.93%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (5.08%) Demand Forecasting
7 6 (5.08%) Network Architecture
7 6 (5.08%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (4.24%) Change Control
9 4 (3.39%) Migration
10 3 (2.54%) Information Security
10 3 (2.54%) Business Continuity
10 3 (2.54%) Service Management
10 3 (2.54%) Process Management
10 3 (2.54%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.54%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.39%) Perl
1 4 (3.39%) SQL
2 2 (1.69%) VB
2 2 (1.69%) C
2 2 (1.69%) Java
2 2 (1.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.85%) Python
3 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (42.37%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (33.90%) CCNP
3 32 (27.12%) Security Cleared
4 23 (19.49%) SC Cleared
5 22 (18.64%) CCIE
6 18 (15.25%) CCNA
7 15 (12.71%) CISSP
8 12 (10.17%) CCSP
8 12 (10.17%) Check Point Certification
9 10 (8.47%) CCDP
9 10 (8.47%) Degree
10 8 (6.78%) DV Cleared
11 4 (3.39%) CCSA
11 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (3.39%) MCSE
12 3 (2.54%) ISEB
12 3 (2.54%) CCVP
12 3 (2.54%) CCSE
12 3 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (1.69%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.86%) SLA
2 11 (9.32%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.69%) BS25999
5 1 (0.85%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (11.02%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.32%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.08%) ProxySG
4 4 (3.39%) ISA Server
4 4 (3.39%) Forefront TMG
4 4 (3.39%) UAG
5 3 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.54%) Snort
5 3 (2.54%) NFS
6 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (10.17%) FortiGate
2 7 (5.93%) SCCM
3 6 (5.08%) SCOM
4 4 (3.39%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (2.54%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.69%) WSUS
6 2 (1.69%) OpenView
6 2 (1.69%) Netcool
6 2 (1.69%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.69%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.85%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 94 (79.66%) Cisco
2 57 (48.31%) CheckPoint
3 49 (41.53%) Juniper
4 31 (26.27%) Blue Coat
5 16 (13.56%) HP
6 14 (11.86%) VMware
7 11 (9.32%) Microsoft
8 6 (5.08%) Fortinet
8 6 (5.08%) NetApp
8 6 (5.08%) SolarWinds
9 5 (4.24%) Sourcefire
10 4 (3.39%) McAfee
10 4 (3.39%) Nokia
11 3 (2.54%) Websense
11 3 (2.54%) Riverbed
11 3 (2.54%) TippingPoint
11 3 (2.54%) Ericsson
11 3 (2.54%) Nortel
11 3 (2.54%) Avaya
11 3 (2.54%) IBM
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