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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 105 133 123
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -10
Contract jobs citing F5 32 4 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.09% 0.13% 0.82%
As % of the Vendors category 2.56% 0.36% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 2 20
Median daily rate £358 £525 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.90% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £465 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £585 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +52.77%
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
1248 1123 1301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 42.65% 37.46% 42.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 641 838
Median daily rate £368 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.37% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 97 82
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.19 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.99% +17.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.40 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.31 £41.45 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.56
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.53%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing F5 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset +7 15 £393 -
Bristol - 7 £375 - 2
Wiltshire -3 6 £335 -44.16% 1
Gloucestershire -2 3 £330 -26.66%
Somerset - 1 £325 -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing F5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for F5.

1 46 (88.46%) Firewall
2 39 (75.00%) Cisco
3 31 (59.62%) CheckPoint
4 23 (44.23%) Network Security
5 20 (38.46%) Finance
6 19 (36.54%) Data Centre
7 17 (32.69%) SLA
8 16 (30.77%) Nokia
9 15 (28.85%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (26.92%) Service Delivery
10 14 (26.92%) Demand Management
11 13 (25.00%) VPN
12 12 (23.08%) Puppet
12 12 (23.08%) Unix
12 12 (23.08%) Linux
12 12 (23.08%) Red Hat
13 11 (21.15%) Nagios
13 11 (21.15%) CCNP
13 11 (21.15%) Python
13 11 (21.15%) Perl
13 11 (21.15%) ITIL
14 9 (17.31%) Juniper
15 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
15 8 (15.38%) Load Balancing
15 8 (15.38%) BIG-IP
16 7 (13.46%) Blue Coat
16 7 (13.46%) Business Continuity
16 7 (13.46%) Migration
16 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
16 7 (13.46%) BCP

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (11.54%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 46 (88.46%) Firewall
2 23 (44.23%) Network Security
3 13 (25.00%) VPN
4 8 (15.38%) BIG-IP
5 7 (13.46%) TCP/IP
6 6 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (11.54%) FTP
6 6 (11.54%) HTTP
6 6 (11.54%) HTTPS
6 6 (11.54%) IPsec
6 6 (11.54%) LDAP
6 6 (11.54%) NAS
7 5 (9.62%) tcpdump
7 5 (9.62%) Wireshark
8 4 (7.69%) DHCP
8 4 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (7.69%) LAN
8 4 (7.69%) WAN
8 4 (7.69%) Wireless
9 3 (5.77%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (38.46%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.92%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (44.23%) Analyst
2 17 (32.69%) Network Analyst
3 13 (25.00%) Check Point Analyst
3 13 (25.00%) Cisco Analyst
3 13 (25.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 13 (25.00%) Cisco Security Analyst
3 13 (25.00%) Firewall Analyst
3 13 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 13 (25.00%) Network Security Analyst
3 13 (25.00%) Security Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Unix Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Designer
6 4 (7.69%) Security Designer
7 3 (5.77%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) J2EE
2 1 (1.92%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (36.54%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.46%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (9.62%) iPad
4 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.08%) Linux
1 12 (23.08%) Unix
2 5 (9.62%) Solaris
3 1 (1.92%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) Demand Management
1 14 (26.92%) Service Delivery
2 11 (21.15%) ITIL
3 8 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 7 (13.46%) BCP
4 7 (13.46%) Business Continuity
4 7 (13.46%) Business Continuity Planning
4 7 (13.46%) Migration
4 7 (13.46%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (11.54%) Configuration Management
6 5 (9.62%) Performance Management
7 3 (5.77%) DevOps
7 3 (5.77%) Network Design
8 2 (3.85%) Capacity Management
8 2 (3.85%) Network Architecture
8 2 (3.85%) Network Management
9 1 (1.92%) Content Management
9 1 (1.92%) Data Migration
9 1 (1.92%) Identity Management
9 1 (1.92%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) Perl
1 11 (21.15%) Python
2 6 (11.54%) Java
3 5 (9.62%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (28.85%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (21.15%) CCNP
3 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.69%) CCNA
6 1 (1.92%) CCDP
6 1 (1.92%) CCIE
6 1 (1.92%) Degree
6 1 (1.92%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (32.69%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Samba
1 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.77%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.92%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) Puppet
2 11 (21.15%) Nagios
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 39 (75.00%) Cisco
2 31 (59.62%) CheckPoint
3 16 (30.77%) Nokia
4 12 (23.08%) Red Hat
5 9 (17.31%) Juniper
6 7 (13.46%) Blue Coat
7 6 (11.54%) NetApp
7 6 (11.54%) VMware
8 3 (5.77%) IBM
8 3 (5.77%) Intel
8 3 (5.77%) TippingPoint
9 2 (3.85%) CA
9 2 (3.85%) HP
9 2 (3.85%) IronPort
9 2 (3.85%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.85%) Riverbed
9 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.92%) Avaya
10 1 (1.92%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.92%) Motorola