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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 129 - 121
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing F5 10 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.32% - 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.80% - 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 4
Average daily rate
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£425 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £95.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-47.36% +187.87%
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
1254 1048 1159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.90% 42.09% 46.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 772 611 651
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 61 74
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.30 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.53% -10.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.01 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 - 7 £451 - 1
Bristol - 1 £338 - 11
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Somerset - - - -
Devon - - - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 20 (80.00%) Cisco
2 18 (72.00%) Firewall
3 13 (52.00%) Juniper
4 10 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (36.00%) ITIL
5 9 (36.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 8 (32.00%) Blue Coat
7 7 (28.00%) ProxySG
7 7 (28.00%) BIG-IP
7 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (28.00%) LAN
7 7 (28.00%) WAN
7 7 (28.00%) CCNP
7 7 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (28.00%) CheckPoint
8 6 (24.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (20.00%) SSL
9 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
9 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 4 (16.00%) QA
10 4 (16.00%) Cisco PIX
10 4 (16.00%) VLAN
10 4 (16.00%) MPLS
10 4 (16.00%) BGP
10 4 (16.00%) EIGRP
10 4 (16.00%) B2B
10 4 (16.00%) VPN
10 4 (16.00%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (16.00%) Mentoring

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.00%) JBoss
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) SaaS
1 2 (8.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (72.00%) Firewall
2 10 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (36.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (28.00%) BIG-IP
4 7 (28.00%) LAN
4 7 (28.00%) WAN
5 6 (24.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (20.00%) SSL
7 4 (16.00%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (16.00%) VLAN
7 4 (16.00%) MPLS
7 4 (16.00%) BGP
7 4 (16.00%) EIGRP
7 4 (16.00%) VPN
8 2 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (8.00%) NetScreen
8 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
9 1 (4.00%) FWSM
9 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (8.00%) OLTP
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Introscope
General
1 2 (8.00%) Legal
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Architect
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Security Designer
3 4 (16.00%) Designer
3 4 (16.00%) Network Team Leader
3 4 (16.00%) Security Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Team Leader
3 4 (16.00%) Security Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Network Operations Team Leader
4 3 (12.00%) Junior
4 3 (12.00%) Junior Designer
4 3 (12.00%) Junior Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Operations Team Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Security Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Technician
6 1 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Middleware
2 2 (8.00%) JSON
2 2 (8.00%) Java EE
2 2 (8.00%) SOAP
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) XSD
2 2 (8.00%) WSDL
2 2 (8.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Open Source
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (4.00%) MVS
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 4 (16.00%) B2B
3 4 (16.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (12.00%) Information Security
4 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (8.00%) Matrix Management
5 2 (8.00%) Release Management
5 2 (8.00%) BPMN
5 2 (8.00%) Software Architecture
5 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (8.00%) Network Management
5 2 (8.00%) Requirements Engineering
5 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
1 7 (28.00%) CCNP
1 7 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) CCNA
3 2 (8.00%) CCIE
4 1 (4.00%) MCSE
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) CCSE
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) MCITP
4 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) ProxySG
2 2 (8.00%) Snort
3 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.00%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 20 (80.00%) Cisco
2 13 (52.00%) Juniper
3 8 (32.00%) Blue Coat
4 7 (28.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.00%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (8.00%) BT
5 2 (8.00%) Sourcefire
5 2 (8.00%) McAfee
5 2 (8.00%) HP
5 2 (8.00%) Nokia
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle
5 2 (8.00%) IBM
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.00%) BMC
6 1 (4.00%) CA
6 1 (4.00%) Websense
6 1 (4.00%) Remedy
6 1 (4.00%) ProCurve
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