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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 132 - 121
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing F5 12 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.38% - 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.94% - 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 3
Average daily rate
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£388 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.55% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £180.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-72.22% +445.45%
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
1277 1189 1145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.14% 42.19% 45.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 671 648
Average daily rate £375 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £198 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 62 73
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £11.55 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.45 £30.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -
Devon - 2 £263 - 3
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £338 - 7
Somerset - - - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 15 (83.33%) Firewall
2 14 (77.78%) Cisco
3 9 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 8 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (38.89%) ITIL
6 5 (27.78%) CCNP
6 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (27.78%) Juniper
6 5 (27.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (22.22%) QA
7 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) B2B
7 4 (22.22%) Windows
8 3 (16.67%) LAN
8 3 (16.67%) WAN
8 3 (16.67%) IBM
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (16.67%) CCNA
8 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 3 (16.67%) Migration
8 3 (16.67%) VMware
8 3 (16.67%) Blue Coat
8 3 (16.67%) BIG-IP
8 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (11.11%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (11.11%) SaaS
9 2 (11.11%) PaaS
9 2 (11.11%) Software Architecture

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) SaaS
1 2 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (83.33%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (27.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (16.67%) BIG-IP
6 3 (16.67%) LAN
6 3 (16.67%) WAN
7 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
7 2 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (5.56%) FWSM
8 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
8 1 (5.56%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.11%) OLTP
1 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Billing
2 1 (5.56%) Local Government
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Security Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Security Designer
3 3 (16.67%) Designer
4 2 (11.11%) Junior Designer
4 2 (11.11%) Junior Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Junior
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Technician
5 1 (5.56%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Network Technician
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Information Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) SOAP
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
1 2 (11.11%) XSD
1 2 (11.11%) WSDL
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
1 2 (11.11%) Java EE
1 2 (11.11%) JSON
1 2 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Clustering
1 2 (11.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) B2B
3 3 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (11.11%) Matrix Management
4 2 (11.11%) Release Management
4 2 (11.11%) People Management
4 2 (11.11%) BPMN
4 2 (11.11%) Data Architecture
4 2 (11.11%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (11.11%) Software Architecture
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (11.11%) Network Management
4 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Build Automation
4 2 (11.11%) B2C
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.11%) UML
4 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) CCNP
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) CCNA
4 2 (11.11%) CCIE
4 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) VCP4
5 1 (5.56%) MCSE
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.56%) CCSE
5 1 (5.56%) MCITP
5 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) ProxySG
2 2 (11.11%) Snort
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Cisco
2 9 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (27.78%) Juniper
4 3 (16.67%) IBM
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 3 (16.67%) Blue Coat
5 2 (11.11%) Sourcefire
5 2 (11.11%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) Nokia
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (11.11%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.56%) BMC
6 1 (5.56%) ProCurve
6 1 (5.56%) Remedy
6 1 (5.56%) McAfee
6 1 (5.56%) Websense
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