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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 136 110 123
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +13
Contract jobs citing F5 7 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.045% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.51% 0.11% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
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£400 - £398
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 - £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 - £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.29 £27.75 -
% change year-on-year
-5.27% -
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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
1383 939 1221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 42.01% 41.99% 44.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 552 646
Average daily rate £375 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £172 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 88 105
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.30 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.58% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £12.50 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £30.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 November 2014. 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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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 - 3 £400 -
Devon - 2 £400 -
Bristol - 1 £375 - 8
Dorset - - - -
Somerset - - - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 45 (84.91%) Cisco
2 42 (79.25%) Juniper
3 36 (67.92%) Firewall
4 23 (43.40%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (35.85%) Blue Coat
6 17 (32.08%) Network Security
6 17 (32.08%) McAfee
6 17 (32.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 16 (30.19%) ProxySG
8 14 (26.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 10 (18.87%) SSL
10 9 (16.98%) ITIL
10 9 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (16.98%) CCNP
10 9 (16.98%) BIG-IP
10 9 (16.98%) IronPort
11 8 (15.09%) Change Management
11 8 (15.09%) Load Balancing
11 8 (15.09%) Internet
11 8 (15.09%) LAN
11 8 (15.09%) WAN
11 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
12 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
12 7 (13.21%) Change Control
12 7 (13.21%) HTTP
13 6 (11.32%) DNS
13 6 (11.32%) MPLS
13 6 (11.32%) CheckPoint
13 6 (11.32%) Network Design
14 5 (9.43%) Zenoss

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 (1.89%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.89%) IIS
1 1 (1.89%) JBoss
1 1 (1.89%) Apache
1 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 36 (67.92%) Firewall
2 23 (43.40%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (32.08%) Network Security
3 17 (32.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 14 (26.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 10 (18.87%) SSL
6 9 (16.98%) BIG-IP
7 8 (15.09%) Internet
7 8 (15.09%) LAN
7 8 (15.09%) WAN
8 7 (13.21%) HTTP
9 6 (11.32%) DNS
9 6 (11.32%) MPLS
10 5 (9.43%) BGP
10 5 (9.43%) VPN
10 5 (9.43%) LDAP
10 5 (9.43%) SMTP
10 5 (9.43%) NetScreen
10 5 (9.43%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (7.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.89%) Introscope
1 1 (1.89%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (9.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) Architect
2 9 (16.98%) Security Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Security Architect
3 6 (11.32%) Analyst
3 6 (11.32%) Designer
4 5 (9.43%) Security Designer
4 5 (9.43%) Linux Administrator
4 5 (9.43%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (9.43%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Administrator
4 5 (9.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 5 (9.43%) Security Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Team Leader
5 4 (7.55%) Network Designer
5 4 (7.55%) Network Team Leader
6 3 (5.66%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Operations Team Leader
6 3 (5.66%) Network Operations Team Leader
6 3 (5.66%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
1 1 (1.89%) Web Services
1 1 (1.89%) Middleware
1 1 (1.89%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Clustering
2 1 (1.89%) CESG
2 1 (1.89%) Open Source
2 1 (1.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Linux
2 3 (5.66%) Windows
3 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.89%) MVS
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.98%) ITIL
2 8 (15.09%) Change Management
2 8 (15.09%) Load Balancing
3 7 (13.21%) Change Control
4 6 (11.32%) Network Design
5 5 (9.43%) Problem Management
6 4 (7.55%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (7.55%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.66%) DevOps
7 3 (5.66%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.77%) Computer Security
8 2 (3.77%) Security Architecture
8 2 (3.77%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (3.77%) Information Security
9 1 (1.89%) Migration
9 1 (1.89%) SOA
9 1 (1.89%) B2B
9 1 (1.89%) Project Management
9 1 (1.89%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) Perl
2 3 (5.66%) Python
2 3 (5.66%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.77%) SQL
4 1 (1.89%) C
4 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) CCNP
1 9 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
3 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
4 5 (9.43%) RHCSA
4 5 (9.43%) CCENT
4 5 (9.43%) LPIC
5 3 (5.66%) CCIE
6 2 (3.77%) CCSE
7 1 (1.89%) MCSE
7 1 (1.89%) CCNA
7 1 (1.89%) MCITP
7 1 (1.89%) Degree
7 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 16 (30.19%) ProxySG
2 5 (9.43%) Squid
3 3 (5.66%) qmail
4 1 (1.89%) Postfix
4 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.89%) NFS
4 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) Zenoss
2 1 (1.89%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.89%) OpenView
Vendors
1 45 (84.91%) Cisco
2 42 (79.25%) Juniper
3 19 (35.85%) Blue Coat
4 17 (32.08%) McAfee
5 9 (16.98%) IronPort
6 6 (11.32%) CheckPoint
7 5 (9.43%) HP
8 4 (7.55%) BT
8 4 (7.55%) Sourcefire
9 3 (5.66%) ProCurve
10 2 (3.77%) Oracle
10 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.89%) IBM
11 1 (1.89%) BMC
11 1 (1.89%) CA
11 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.89%) Kofax
11 1 (1.89%) VMware
11 1 (1.89%) KANA
11 1 (1.89%) Dell
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