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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 102 117 128
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +11
Contract jobs citing F5 41 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.22% 0.044% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 2.94% 0.11% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 0 2
Average daily rate
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£400 - £470
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 - £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 - £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £31.50
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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
1396 912 1255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.61% 40.44% 40.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 562 657
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 76 114
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.20 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +13 22 £458 - 1
Devon - 8 £375 - 1
Bristol - 3 £375 - 6
Dorset - - - - 2
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 64 (88.89%) Cisco
2 61 (84.72%) Juniper
3 44 (61.11%) Firewall
4 29 (40.28%) Cisco ASA
5 25 (34.72%) Network Security
6 23 (31.94%) Load Balancing
7 21 (29.17%) SSL
8 20 (27.78%) Blue Coat
9 19 (26.39%) Linux
10 18 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 17 (23.61%) ProxySG
11 17 (23.61%) ITIL
11 17 (23.61%) Internet
11 17 (23.61%) McAfee
12 16 (22.22%) HTTP
12 16 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 15 (20.83%) DNS
14 14 (19.44%) SMTP
14 14 (19.44%) LDAP
14 14 (19.44%) Perl
14 14 (19.44%) CheckPoint
14 14 (19.44%) LPIC
14 14 (19.44%) Squid
14 14 (19.44%) CCENT
14 14 (19.44%) Zenoss
15 13 (18.06%) BGP
16 12 (16.67%) BIG-IP
17 10 (13.89%) CCNP
17 10 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
17 10 (13.89%) LAN

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.39%) IIS
1 1 (1.39%) Apache
1 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 44 (61.11%) Firewall
2 29 (40.28%) Cisco ASA
3 25 (34.72%) Network Security
4 21 (29.17%) SSL
5 18 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 17 (23.61%) Internet
7 16 (22.22%) HTTP
7 16 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 15 (20.83%) DNS
9 14 (19.44%) SMTP
9 14 (19.44%) LDAP
10 13 (18.06%) BGP
11 12 (16.67%) BIG-IP
12 10 (13.89%) LAN
12 10 (13.89%) WAN
13 8 (11.11%) MPLS
13 8 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
14 7 (9.72%) OSPF
14 7 (9.72%) VPN
14 7 (9.72%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.39%) Introscope
1 1 (1.39%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 6 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 17 (23.61%) Security Engineer
3 14 (19.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 14 (19.44%) Systems Administrator
3 14 (19.44%) Administrator
3 14 (19.44%) Linux Administrator
4 13 (18.06%) Network Security Engineer
5 9 (12.50%) Architect
6 6 (8.33%) Analyst
6 6 (8.33%) Security Architect
6 6 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Designer
7 5 (6.94%) Security Designer
7 5 (6.94%) Network Team Leader
7 5 (6.94%) Security Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Team Leader
8 4 (5.56%) Network Designer
9 3 (4.17%) Design Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) .NET
1 1 (1.39%) Web Services
1 1 (1.39%) Middleware
1 1 (1.39%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.17%) Open Source
2 2 (2.78%) Clustering
3 1 (1.39%) CESG
3 1 (1.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.39%) Linux
2 8 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.39%) MVS
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.94%) Load Balancing
2 17 (23.61%) ITIL
3 9 (12.50%) Change Management
4 7 (9.72%) Change Control
5 6 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 6 (8.33%) Network Design
5 6 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (6.94%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.56%) Computer Security
8 3 (4.17%) DevOps
8 3 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (2.78%) Security Architecture
9 2 (2.78%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (2.78%) Information Security
10 1 (1.39%) Migration
10 1 (1.39%) SOA
10 1 (1.39%) B2B
10 1 (1.39%) Project Management
10 1 (1.39%) Network Management
10 1 (1.39%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.44%) Perl
2 3 (4.17%) Python
2 3 (4.17%) Bash Shell
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 10 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (13.89%) CCNP
3 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.17%) CCIE
5 2 (2.78%) CCSE
5 2 (2.78%) Degree
6 1 (1.39%) MCSE
6 1 (1.39%) CCNA
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.39%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 17 (23.61%) 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 64 (88.89%) Cisco
2 61 (84.72%) Juniper
3 20 (27.78%) Blue Coat
4 17 (23.61%) McAfee
5 14 (19.44%) CheckPoint
6 9 (12.50%) IronPort
7 5 (6.94%) HP
8 4 (5.56%) BT
8 4 (5.56%) Sourcefire
9 3 (4.17%) ProCurve
10 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
10 2 (2.78%) NetQoS
10 2 (2.78%) Oracle
11 1 (1.39%) JBoss
11 1 (1.39%) IBM
11 1 (1.39%) BMC
11 1 (1.39%) CA
11 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.39%) Kofax
11 1 (1.39%) VMware
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