The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 119 97 114
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +17
Contract jobs citing F5 31 45 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.93% 1.37% 0.089%
As % of the Vendors category 2.24% 3.40% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 40 0
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£400 £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +38.88%
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 West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1382 1325 899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.55% 40.32% 40.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 841 538
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 67 70
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.46 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.49
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.51%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

F5
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 across the South West region.

F5 Daily Rate Trend in the South West

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the South West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

F5
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the South West region.

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

F5
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 3 September 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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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
Wiltshire +5 28 £438 -2.77% 4
Devon +1 1 £400 +6.66%
Gloucestershire -15 1 £240 -31.42% 1
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 32 (91.43%) Cisco
1 32 (91.43%) Firewall
2 20 (57.14%) Juniper
3 19 (54.29%) LAN
4 17 (48.57%) Blue Coat
5 16 (45.71%) CheckPoint
5 16 (45.71%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (37.14%) Load Balancing
7 13 (37.14%) Data Centre
8 12 (34.29%) Network Security
8 12 (34.29%) McAfee
8 12 (34.29%) BGP
8 12 (34.29%) OSPF
8 12 (34.29%) WAN
9 11 (31.43%) CCNP
9 11 (31.43%) VPN
9 11 (31.43%) MPLS
10 10 (28.57%) VRRP
10 10 (28.57%) HSRP
10 10 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 10 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 9 (25.71%) Network Design
11 9 (25.71%) Wireless
12 8 (22.86%) IronPort
12 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
12 8 (22.86%) Junos
12 8 (22.86%) CCIE
12 8 (22.86%) Intel
12 8 (22.86%) Ethernet

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.86%) MQSeries
1 1 (2.86%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Visio
1 4 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 32 (91.43%) Firewall
2 19 (54.29%) LAN
3 15 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (34.29%) Network Security
4 12 (34.29%) WAN
4 12 (34.29%) OSPF
4 12 (34.29%) BGP
5 11 (31.43%) VPN
5 11 (31.43%) MPLS
6 10 (28.57%) VRRP
6 10 (28.57%) HSRP
6 10 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 10 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 9 (25.71%) Wireless
8 8 (22.86%) Ethernet
8 8 (22.86%) Junos
9 7 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
9 7 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
9 7 (20.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) Architect
3 7 (20.00%) Security Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Design Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Network Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Designer
6 2 (5.71%) Network Security Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Senior CLAS Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Firewall Support
7 1 (2.86%) SOA Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Principal Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) CLAS Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Network Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Junior Project Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.86%) SOAP
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) XSD
2 1 (2.86%) JMS
2 1 (2.86%) WSDL
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) Java EE
2 1 (2.86%) JSON
2 1 (2.86%) WCF
2 1 (2.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Data Centre
2 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Replication
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
3 2 (5.71%) UNIX
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.86%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Load Balancing
2 9 (25.71%) Network Design
3 7 (20.00%) ITIL
3 7 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 4 (11.43%) Network Planning
5 4 (11.43%) Capacity Management
5 4 (11.43%) Information Security
5 4 (11.43%) Time Management
6 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.57%) Change Management
7 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.71%) Identity Management
7 2 (5.71%) Supplier Management
7 2 (5.71%) Network Management
7 2 (5.71%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.86%) Build Automation
8 1 (2.86%) BPMN
8 1 (2.86%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (45.71%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (31.43%) CCNP
3 8 (22.86%) CCIE
3 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
4 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
4 6 (17.14%) CCNA
5 5 (14.29%) CISSP
5 5 (14.29%) Degree
6 4 (11.43%) JNCIE
7 2 (5.71%) CCDP
8 1 (2.86%) CCSE
8 1 (2.86%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 32 (91.43%) Cisco
2 20 (57.14%) Juniper
3 17 (48.57%) Blue Coat
4 16 (45.71%) CheckPoint
5 12 (34.29%) McAfee
6 8 (22.86%) Intel
6 8 (22.86%) IronPort
7 5 (14.29%) Radware
8 4 (11.43%) Remedy
8 4 (11.43%) Nokia
9 3 (8.57%) Fortinet
10 2 (5.71%) Brocade
10 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
10 2 (5.71%) HP
11 1 (2.86%) IBM
11 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
11 1 (2.86%) Oracle
11 1 (2.86%) VMware
11 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (2.86%) NetIQ
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