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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 96 106 127
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +21
Contract jobs citing F5 47 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.46% 0.090% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 3.53% 0.22% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +11.62%
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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
1331 914 1240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.25% 41.30% 39.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 547 654
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £494 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 69 97
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.60 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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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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 24 £450 -
Devon - 9 £375 -
Dorset - 2 £313 - 1
Bristol - 2 £419 -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 65 (90.28%) Cisco
2 63 (87.50%) Juniper
3 45 (62.50%) Firewall
4 30 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
5 28 (38.89%) Network Security
6 25 (34.72%) Load Balancing
7 21 (29.17%) Linux
7 21 (29.17%) SSL
8 19 (26.39%) Blue Coat
9 17 (23.61%) McAfee
9 17 (23.61%) Internet
10 16 (22.22%) CheckPoint
10 16 (22.22%) BGP
10 16 (22.22%) HTTP
10 16 (22.22%) ITIL
10 16 (22.22%) ProxySG
10 16 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 16 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 15 (20.83%) DNS
12 14 (19.44%) SMTP
12 14 (19.44%) LDAP
12 14 (19.44%) Perl
12 14 (19.44%) LPIC
12 14 (19.44%) Squid
12 14 (19.44%) CCENT
12 14 (19.44%) Zenoss
13 12 (16.67%) BIG-IP
14 10 (13.89%) Windows
14 10 (13.89%) LAN
14 10 (13.89%) WAN

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (1.39%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.39%) IIS
1 1 (1.39%) Apache
1 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 45 (62.50%) Firewall
2 30 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
3 28 (38.89%) Network Security
4 21 (29.17%) SSL
5 17 (23.61%) Internet
6 16 (22.22%) BGP
6 16 (22.22%) HTTP
6 16 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 16 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 15 (20.83%) DNS
8 14 (19.44%) SMTP
8 14 (19.44%) LDAP
9 12 (16.67%) BIG-IP
10 10 (13.89%) LAN
10 10 (13.89%) WAN
10 10 (13.89%) OSPF
11 9 (12.50%) Junos
11 9 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
12 8 (11.11%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (1.39%) Introscope
1 1 (1.39%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (6.94%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (27.78%) Security Engineer
2 19 (26.39%) Network Engineer
3 16 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (19.44%) Systems Administrator
4 14 (19.44%) Administrator
4 14 (19.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 14 (19.44%) Linux Administrator
5 9 (12.50%) Architect
5 9 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Designer
6 6 (8.33%) Analyst
6 6 (8.33%) Security Architect
7 5 (6.94%) Security Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Team Leader
7 5 (6.94%) Security Designer
7 5 (6.94%) Network Team Leader
8 4 (5.56%) Network Designer
9 3 (4.17%) Network Operations Team Leader
9 3 (4.17%) Operations Team Leader
9 3 (4.17%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) Ajax
1 1 (1.39%) Web Services
1 1 (1.39%) .NET
1 1 (1.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.78%) Clustering
1 2 (2.78%) Open Source
2 1 (1.39%) Replication
2 1 (1.39%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 21 (29.17%) Linux
2 10 (13.89%) Windows
3 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.39%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.72%) Load Balancing
2 16 (22.22%) ITIL
3 9 (12.50%) Change Management
4 7 (9.72%) Change Control
5 6 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (6.94%) Problem Management
6 5 (6.94%) Network Design
7 4 (5.56%) Computer Security
8 3 (4.17%) DevOps
8 3 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (2.78%) Network Planning
9 2 (2.78%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (2.78%) Information Security
9 2 (2.78%) Security Architecture
10 1 (1.39%) Software Deployment
10 1 (1.39%) Time Management
10 1 (1.39%) SOA
10 1 (1.39%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.44%) Perl
2 3 (4.17%) Bash Shell
2 3 (4.17%) Python
3 2 (2.78%) SQL
4 1 (1.39%) C
4 1 (1.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (19.44%) LPIC
1 14 (19.44%) CCENT
2 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 9 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 8 (11.11%) CCNP
3 8 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.78%) CCIE
4 2 (2.78%) Degree
5 1 (1.39%) CCSE
5 1 (1.39%) MCITP
5 1 (1.39%) MCSE
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 16 (22.22%) ProxySG
2 14 (19.44%) Squid
3 10 (13.89%) qmail
4 1 (1.39%) Postfix
4 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.39%) NFS
4 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (19.44%) Zenoss
2 1 (1.39%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.39%) OpenView
Vendors
1 65 (90.28%) Cisco
2 63 (87.50%) Juniper
3 19 (26.39%) Blue Coat
4 17 (23.61%) McAfee
5 16 (22.22%) CheckPoint
6 9 (12.50%) IronPort
7 5 (6.94%) HP
8 4 (5.56%) Sourcefire
8 4 (5.56%) BT
9 3 (4.17%) ProCurve
10 2 (2.78%) Oracle
10 2 (2.78%) NetQoS
11 1 (1.39%) Riverbed
11 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.39%) Talend
11 1 (1.39%) Kofax
11 1 (1.39%) VMware
11 1 (1.39%) KANA
11 1 (1.39%) JBoss
11 1 (1.39%) Websense