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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 138 117 124
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +7
Contract jobs citing F5 10 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.042% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 0.10% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 5
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£419 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.29 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -
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
1405 984 1229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 42.32% 41.80% 45.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 585 657
Average daily rate £375 £330 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -9.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 80 90
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.30 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.17% -27.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £13.00 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 - 8 £425 - 3
Gloucestershire -18 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £338 - 8
Devon - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Somerset - - - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 40 (75.47%) Firewall
3 37 (69.81%) Juniper
4 24 (45.28%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (33.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 17 (32.08%) Blue Coat
7 16 (30.19%) McAfee
8 15 (28.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 13 (24.53%) Network Security
9 13 (24.53%) ProxySG
10 10 (18.87%) ITIL
11 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
11 9 (16.98%) BIG-IP
12 8 (15.09%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (15.09%) Change Management
12 8 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (15.09%) CheckPoint
12 8 (15.09%) CCNP
13 7 (13.21%) LAN
13 7 (13.21%) WAN
13 7 (13.21%) SSL
13 7 (13.21%) Change Control
13 7 (13.21%) Network Design
13 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
14 6 (11.32%) Load Balancing
14 6 (11.32%) IronPort
14 6 (11.32%) NetScreen
14 6 (11.32%) HP
15 5 (9.43%) Internet
15 5 (9.43%) VPN

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 2 (3.77%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.89%) JBoss
2 1 (1.89%) Apache
2 1 (1.89%) IIS
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
1 1 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (75.47%) Firewall
2 24 (45.28%) Cisco ASA
3 18 (33.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 15 (28.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 13 (24.53%) Network Security
6 9 (16.98%) BIG-IP
7 8 (15.09%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (13.21%) LAN
8 7 (13.21%) WAN
8 7 (13.21%) SSL
9 6 (11.32%) NetScreen
10 5 (9.43%) Internet
10 5 (9.43%) VPN
10 5 (9.43%) BGP
11 4 (7.55%) Cisco PIX
11 4 (7.55%) VLAN
11 4 (7.55%) EIGRP
11 4 (7.55%) MPLS
11 4 (7.55%) HTTP
12 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.89%) MySQL
2 1 (1.89%) OLTP
2 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.89%) Introscope
1 1 (1.89%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Legal
3 1 (1.89%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Architect
2 10 (18.87%) Network Engineer
3 9 (16.98%) Security Architect
4 7 (13.21%) Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) Security Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Designer
5 6 (11.32%) Security Designer
6 5 (9.43%) Security Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Network Team Leader
7 4 (7.55%) Team Leader
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Manager
8 3 (5.66%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Junior
8 3 (5.66%) Network Operations Team Leader
8 3 (5.66%) Junior Designer
8 3 (5.66%) Junior Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Operations Team Leader
9 2 (3.77%) Network Design Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Service Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) Middleware
1 2 (3.77%) Web Services
2 1 (1.89%) XSD
2 1 (1.89%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) SOAP
2 1 (1.89%) WSDL
2 1 (1.89%) REST
2 1 (1.89%) Ajax
2 1 (1.89%) Java EE
2 1 (1.89%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Open Source
1 2 (3.77%) Clustering
2 1 (1.89%) CESG
2 1 (1.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.89%) MVS
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) ITIL
2 8 (15.09%) Change Management
3 7 (13.21%) Change Control
3 7 (13.21%) Network Design
4 6 (11.32%) Load Balancing
5 5 (9.43%) Problem Management
6 4 (7.55%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (7.55%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.66%) B2B
7 3 (5.66%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (3.77%) DevOps
8 2 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.77%) Network Management
8 2 (3.77%) Project Management
8 2 (3.77%) Information Security
8 2 (3.77%) SOA
9 1 (1.89%) E-Commerce
9 1 (1.89%) Data Modelling
9 1 (1.89%) UML
9 1 (1.89%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
1 2 (3.77%) Java
1 2 (3.77%) Perl
1 2 (3.77%) SQL
1 2 (3.77%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (15.09%) CCNP
3 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) LPIC
4 2 (3.77%) CCENT
4 2 (3.77%) RHCSA
4 2 (3.77%) CCNA
4 2 (3.77%) CCIE
5 1 (1.89%) MCSE
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.89%) CCSE
5 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) Degree
5 1 (1.89%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (24.53%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.77%) Squid
2 2 (3.77%) Snort
2 2 (3.77%) qmail
3 1 (1.89%) NFS
3 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.89%) Postfix
3 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) Zenoss
2 1 (1.89%) OpenView
2 1 (1.89%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 45 (84.91%) Cisco
2 37 (69.81%) Juniper
3 17 (32.08%) Blue Coat
4 16 (30.19%) McAfee
5 8 (15.09%) CheckPoint
6 6 (11.32%) IronPort
6 6 (11.32%) HP
7 4 (7.55%) Sourcefire
7 4 (7.55%) ProCurve
7 4 (7.55%) BT
8 3 (5.66%) Oracle
9 2 (3.77%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (3.77%) IBM
9 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.89%) Dell
10 1 (1.89%) BMC
10 1 (1.89%) CA
10 1 (1.89%) Nokia
10 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.89%) KANA
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