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 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 176 180 202
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +22
Contract jobs citing F5 96 88 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.99% 0.88% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 2.03% 1.91% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 40 21
Average daily rate £394 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £401
% change year-on-year
- -3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £105.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £51.67 £31.24
% change year-on-year
-24.51% +65.40%
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
4719 4603 4420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.85% 46.12% 47.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2830 2455 2214
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 259 251
Average hourly rate £20.25 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%

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 April 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 28 April 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 +17 39 £380 +32.17% 9
Hampshire +20 21 £388 +23.01% 2
Surrey -21 15 £523 +30.62% 2
Buckinghamshire +7 13 £445 +8.59% 3
West Sussex -11 6 £400 +28.00% 1
Oxfordshire +8 2 £325 -6.47% 1
Kent -24 1 - - 1
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 126 (66.67%) Cisco
2 112 (59.26%) Firewall
3 70 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
4 65 (34.39%) LAN
5 64 (33.86%) Cisco Nexus
6 61 (32.28%) Data Centre
7 59 (31.22%) CheckPoint
8 57 (30.16%) WAN
9 52 (27.51%) Cisco ASA
10 50 (26.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 50 (26.46%) Load Balancing
11 43 (22.75%) SSL
11 43 (22.75%) VPN
11 43 (22.75%) DNS
12 42 (22.22%) CCNP
12 42 (22.22%) Network Security
13 37 (19.58%) Juniper
14 34 (17.99%) BGP
15 33 (17.46%) TCP/IP
15 33 (17.46%) ITIL
15 33 (17.46%) Blue Coat
16 31 (16.40%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 30 (15.87%) Linux
18 29 (15.34%) Windows
18 29 (15.34%) MPLS
19 28 (14.81%) DHCP
19 28 (14.81%) Wireless
20 26 (13.76%) Change Management
20 26 (13.76%) Telecoms
20 26 (13.76%) CCNA

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 9 (4.76%) Skype for Business
2 6 (3.17%) JBoss
3 3 (1.59%) Apache
3 3 (1.59%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.06%) SAS
5 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (4.76%) ProjectWise
2 7 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) Office 365
1 1 (0.53%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 112 (59.26%) Firewall
2 65 (34.39%) LAN
3 64 (33.86%) Cisco Nexus
4 57 (30.16%) WAN
5 52 (27.51%) Cisco ASA
6 50 (26.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 43 (22.75%) DNS
7 43 (22.75%) SSL
7 43 (22.75%) VPN
8 42 (22.22%) Network Security
9 34 (17.99%) BGP
10 33 (17.46%) TCP/IP
11 31 (16.40%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 29 (15.34%) MPLS
13 28 (14.81%) DHCP
13 28 (14.81%) Wireless
14 24 (12.70%) BIG-IP
14 24 (12.70%) OSPF
15 21 (11.11%) Internet
16 19 (10.05%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.65%) Oracle BI EE
1 5 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (2.65%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.59%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.53%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (2.65%) Artifactory
1 5 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (2.65%) Gradle
1 5 (2.65%) Maven
1 5 (2.65%) TortoiseSVN
2 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (13.76%) Telecoms
2 23 (12.17%) Finance
3 6 (3.17%) Retail
4 5 (2.65%) Billing
5 4 (2.12%) Local Government
6 2 (1.06%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.06%) Back Office
7 1 (0.53%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 78 (41.27%) Network Engineer
2 35 (18.52%) Security Engineer
3 25 (13.23%) Support Engineer
4 22 (11.64%) IP Engineer
5 18 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
6 17 (8.99%) Design Engineer
6 17 (8.99%) Network Support
7 15 (7.94%) Cisco Engineer
7 15 (7.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 13 (6.88%) IP Security Engineer
8 13 (6.88%) Network Support Engineer
9 11 (5.82%) Analyst
9 11 (5.82%) Architect
9 11 (5.82%) Cisco Support
9 11 (5.82%) Network Design Engineer
10 10 (5.29%) Consultant
10 10 (5.29%) IP Design Engineer
10 10 (5.29%) Project Manager
11 9 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
12 8 (4.23%) Cisco Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.35%) SOAP
2 9 (4.76%) REST
3 8 (4.23%) 802.1X
4 6 (3.17%) Web Services
5 4 (2.12%) Middleware
6 3 (1.59%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (1.06%) .NET
8 1 (0.53%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.53%) CSS
8 1 (0.53%) HTML
8 1 (0.53%) J2EE
8 1 (0.53%) OAuth
8 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (32.28%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.88%) Management Information System
3 11 (5.82%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.76%) Algorithms
4 9 (4.76%) Cryptography
4 9 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (4.23%) Driving Licence
6 7 (3.70%) Clustering
7 5 (2.65%) DataPower
7 5 (2.65%) PKI
8 4 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.12%) Replication
9 3 (1.59%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.59%) e-Health
9 3 (1.59%) LPAR
9 3 (1.59%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.59%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (1.06%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.87%) Linux
2 29 (15.34%) Windows
3 15 (7.94%) Windows Server
4 14 (7.41%) Unix
5 8 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.65%) AIX
9 2 (1.06%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (26.46%) Load Balancing
2 33 (17.46%) ITIL
3 26 (13.76%) Change Management
4 24 (12.70%) Project Management
5 15 (7.94%) Capacity Management
6 14 (7.41%) High Availability
6 14 (7.41%) Network Management
7 13 (6.88%) Configuration Management
7 13 (6.88%) Network Design
8 12 (6.35%) Incident Management
8 12 (6.35%) Migration
9 11 (5.82%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (5.82%) Information Security
9 11 (5.82%) Problem Management
10 10 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (4.76%) B2B
12 8 (4.23%) DDoS Mitigation
12 8 (4.23%) Deep Packet Inspection
12 8 (4.23%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (4.23%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.29%) SQL
2 8 (4.23%) Tcl
3 7 (3.70%) Perl
3 7 (3.70%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.17%) Python
5 5 (2.65%) C
5 5 (2.65%) Ruby
6 1 (0.53%) C++
6 1 (0.53%) Java
6 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 70 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (22.22%) CCNP
3 26 (13.76%) CCNA
4 24 (12.70%) Security Cleared
5 23 (12.17%) SC Cleared
6 14 (7.41%) CCSE
7 13 (6.88%) Degree
8 12 (6.35%) CCIE
9 8 (4.23%) CCSA
9 8 (4.23%) CISSP
10 5 (2.65%) HND
11 3 (1.59%) CCDA
11 3 (1.59%) CEH
11 3 (1.59%) GCIA
11 3 (1.59%) GCIH
12 2 (1.06%) CCDP
12 2 (1.06%) MCITP
12 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.06%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (0.53%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.47%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.70%) SLA
3 3 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.06%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.76%) ProxySG
3 8 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.65%) vSphere
6 3 (1.59%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.06%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.53%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (7.94%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.70%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (2.12%) Nagios
3 4 (2.12%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (1.59%) Data Guard
4 3 (1.59%) Nessus
4 3 (1.59%) OpenView
4 3 (1.59%) RSA Security Analytics
4 3 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.06%) SCCM
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.53%) MOM
6 1 (0.53%) Puppet
6 1 (0.53%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.53%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 126 (66.67%) Cisco
2 59 (31.22%) CheckPoint
3 37 (19.58%) Juniper
4 33 (17.46%) Blue Coat
5 22 (11.64%) VMware
6 18 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 18 (9.52%) Oracle
7 13 (6.88%) Citrix
8 12 (6.35%) Cyberoam
8 12 (6.35%) HP
8 12 (6.35%) Palo Alto
9 9 (4.76%) Forcepoint
9 9 (4.76%) IronPort
9 9 (4.76%) SolarWinds
10 7 (3.70%) Red Hat
11 6 (3.17%) Infoblox
11 6 (3.17%) Riverbed
12 5 (2.65%) Extreme Networks
12 5 (2.65%) Informatica
13 4 (2.12%) Dell
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