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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 126 139 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing F5 18 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.60% 0.31% -
As % of the Vendors category 1.49% 0.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 0
Average daily rate £375 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £401 £328
% change year-on-year
-6.36% +22.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £50.00 £95.00
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -47.36%
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
1207 1290 1063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.52% 40.01% 40.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 773 610
Average daily rate £356 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 75 62
Average hourly rate £19.00 £24.38 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.53 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £30.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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
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 10 February 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
Bristol +8 9 £350 +3.70%
Wiltshire -6 5 £425 -5.81% 3
Dorset +5 3 £350 -6.66%
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 37 (94.87%) Cisco
2 33 (84.62%) Firewall
3 20 (51.28%) CheckPoint
4 18 (46.15%) Juniper
4 18 (46.15%) Data Centre
5 17 (43.59%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (43.59%) Network Security
6 14 (35.90%) Blue Coat
7 12 (30.77%) Finance
8 11 (28.21%) Nokia
8 11 (28.21%) SLA
8 11 (28.21%) CCNP
9 10 (25.64%) Service Delivery
9 10 (25.64%) Load Balancing
9 10 (25.64%) Demand Management
10 9 (23.08%) Intel
10 9 (23.08%) LAN
11 8 (20.51%) CCIE
12 7 (17.95%) VPN
12 7 (17.95%) Intel Security
12 7 (17.95%) Network Design
12 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
13 6 (15.38%) IronPort
13 6 (15.38%) Wireless
13 6 (15.38%) CISSP
14 5 (12.82%) CCNA
14 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
14 5 (12.82%) Junos
14 5 (12.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 5 (12.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (5.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 33 (84.62%) Firewall
2 17 (43.59%) Network Security
3 9 (23.08%) LAN
4 7 (17.95%) VPN
5 6 (15.38%) Wireless
6 5 (12.82%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (12.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (12.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (12.82%) Junos
7 4 (10.26%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (10.26%) DHCP
7 4 (10.26%) Ethernet
7 4 (10.26%) MPLS
7 4 (10.26%) Spanning Tree
7 4 (10.26%) SSH
7 4 (10.26%) SSL
7 4 (10.26%) WAN
8 3 (7.69%) GLBP
8 3 (7.69%) HSRP
8 3 (7.69%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Analyst
1 10 (25.64%) Network Analyst
1 10 (25.64%) Network Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) Check Point Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Cisco Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Cisco Network Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Cisco Security Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Firewall Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Network Security Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Security Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Architect
4 6 (15.38%) Security Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Designer
5 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Security Designer
6 2 (5.13%) Network Designer
6 2 (5.13%) Principal Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.56%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (46.15%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Unix
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Demand Management
1 10 (25.64%) Load Balancing
1 10 (25.64%) Service Delivery
2 7 (17.95%) Network Design
3 5 (12.82%) High Availability
3 5 (12.82%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (10.26%) Identity Management
4 4 (10.26%) Information Security
5 2 (5.13%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.13%) ITIL
5 2 (5.13%) Network Architecture
5 2 (5.13%) Network Management
5 2 (5.13%) Network Planning
5 2 (5.13%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.13%) Security Operations
5 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.13%) Time Management
6 1 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (43.59%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (28.21%) CCNP
3 8 (20.51%) CCIE
4 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
5 6 (15.38%) CISSP
6 5 (12.82%) CCNA
6 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
7 4 (10.26%) JNCIE
8 3 (7.69%) Degree
9 2 (5.13%) CCDP
9 2 (5.13%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (5.13%) CLAS
9 2 (5.13%) JNCIS
10 1 (2.56%) CCSE
10 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.21%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Forefront TMG
1 1 (2.56%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 37 (94.87%) Cisco
2 20 (51.28%) CheckPoint
3 18 (46.15%) Juniper
4 14 (35.90%) Blue Coat
5 11 (28.21%) Nokia
6 9 (23.08%) Intel
7 7 (17.95%) Intel Security
8 6 (15.38%) IronPort
9 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
9 3 (7.69%) Remedy
10 2 (5.13%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (2.56%) Brocade
11 1 (2.56%) IBM
11 1 (2.56%) Mitel
11 1 (2.56%) NetIQ
11 1 (2.56%) Palo Alto