The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 248 363 409
Rank change year-on-year
+115 +46
Contract jobs citing F5 465 227 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.82% 0.44% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 1.83% 0.95% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 145 94
Average daily rate
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£405 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £302 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +8.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £26.29 £27.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.29 £27.75 -
% change year-on-year
-5.27% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25367 23941 25022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.57% 46.20% 47.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 14960 13609 12893
Average daily rate £388 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1244 1183 1385
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.67 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
-2.84% -5.86%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F5
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 within the UK.

F5 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

F5
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 within the UK over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F5
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 within the UK.

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

F5
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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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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
England +99 451 £401 +1.39% 102
London +101 241 £427 +6.62% 44
South East +46 102 £375 -16.66% 23
City of London +73 86 £425 -5.55% 15
Berkshire +35 47 £350 -30.69% 8
Buckinghamshire +4 23 £338 -27.02% 3
North West -8 23 £400 +14.28% 3
West Midlands -14 23 £375 -5.06% 3
Milton Keynes +10 22 £325 -27.77%
Yorkshire +7 21 £438 +12.90% 7
East of England +1 21 £343 +16.10% 12
Cheshire +12 20 £413 +25.95% 2
Warrington -6 16 £413 +35.24% 2
Surrey +7 14 £444 -11.25% 4
West Yorkshire +6 14 £450 - 4
Hertfordshire -6 14 £500 +69.49% 4
Leeds - 14 £450 - 4
Reading +20 11 £350 - 5
Slough +2 11 £300 -29.41% 1
Hounslow - 7 - -
Watford +6 6 £438 +16.66% 1
Hampshire -18 6 £356 +19.74% 4
South West -25 6 £388 - 10
North East -31 6 £348 - 1
Wales -25 5 £375 -13.79% 2
Kent - 5 £425 - 2
Scotland -10 4 £500 +47.05% 4
South Yorkshire - 4 £413 - 1
Bracknell - 4 £338 - 2
York +11 3 £401 +3.35%

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 607 (71.16%) Cisco
2 515 (60.38%) Firewall
3 347 (40.68%) Juniper
4 330 (38.69%) CheckPoint
5 325 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
6 243 (28.49%) CCNP
7 234 (27.43%) WAN
8 220 (25.79%) LAN
9 205 (24.03%) Cisco ASA
10 201 (23.56%) BGP
11 192 (22.51%) Network Security
12 186 (21.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 180 (21.10%) Cisco Nexus
14 179 (20.98%) Load Balancing
15 173 (20.28%) OSPF
16 159 (18.64%) VPN
17 155 (18.17%) Blue Coat
18 151 (17.70%) Windows
19 146 (17.12%) Finance
20 144 (16.88%) ITIL
21 141 (16.53%) TCP/IP
22 136 (15.94%) Linux
23 134 (15.71%) BIG-IP
24 129 (15.12%) CCNA
25 125 (14.65%) VMware
26 119 (13.95%) DNS
26 119 (13.95%) HP
27 115 (13.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
28 111 (13.01%) MPLS
29 96 (11.25%) Security Cleared

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 41 (4.81%) Apache
2 32 (3.75%) IIS
3 30 (3.52%) MS Exchange
4 19 (2.23%) Tomcat
5 17 (1.99%) WebLogic
6 16 (1.88%) SharePoint
7 15 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (1.29%) nginx
9 9 (1.06%) JBoss
10 7 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.70%) Lync
11 6 (0.70%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.47%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.47%) Documentum
14 3 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
15 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 46 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.70%) MS Office
3 8 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.23%) RMDS
3 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.35%) Office 365
5 2 (0.23%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.23%) PaaS
6 1 (0.12%) SaaS
6 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 515 (60.38%) Firewall
2 234 (27.43%) WAN
3 220 (25.79%) LAN
4 205 (24.03%) Cisco ASA
5 201 (23.56%) BGP
6 192 (22.51%) Network Security
7 186 (21.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 180 (21.10%) Cisco Nexus
9 173 (20.28%) OSPF
10 159 (18.64%) VPN
11 141 (16.53%) TCP/IP
12 134 (15.71%) BIG-IP
13 119 (13.95%) DNS
14 115 (13.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 111 (13.01%) MPLS
16 92 (10.79%) SSL
17 91 (10.67%) Cisco IOS
18 76 (8.91%) Wireless
19 72 (8.44%) SAN
20 71 (8.32%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.88%) Oracle Database
2 16 (1.88%) MySQL
3 8 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (0.82%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (0.47%) BODI
7 3 (0.35%) SQLPlus
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle9i Database
7 3 (0.35%) DB2
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.35%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.23%) Big Data
8 2 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.12%) Informix
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 15 (1.76%) Subversion
2 12 (1.41%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.23%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.12%) Introscope
4 1 (0.12%) JIRA
4 1 (0.12%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 146 (17.12%) Finance
2 82 (9.61%) Banking
3 56 (6.57%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.70%) Retail
4 23 (2.70%) Financial Institution
5 18 (2.11%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.17%) Spanish Language
7 9 (1.06%) Legal
8 7 (0.82%) Games
9 6 (0.70%) Back Office
9 6 (0.70%) Marketing
10 3 (0.35%) Law
10 3 (0.35%) Billing
10 3 (0.35%) German Language
11 2 (0.23%) French Language
11 2 (0.23%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.23%) Electronics
11 2 (0.23%) Publishing
12 1 (0.12%) Advertising
12 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 311 (36.46%) Network Engineer
2 126 (14.77%) Consultant
3 122 (14.30%) Security Engineer
4 82 (9.61%) Architect
5 78 (9.14%) Network Security Engineer
6 59 (6.92%) Network Consultant
7 50 (5.86%) Analyst
8 49 (5.74%) Senior Network Engineer
9 33 (3.87%) Firewall Engineer
10 32 (3.75%) Network Architect
11 30 (3.52%) Design Engineer
12 27 (3.17%) Security Consultant
13 26 (3.05%) Network Analyst
13 26 (3.05%) Infrastructure Architect
13 26 (3.05%) Cisco Engineer
14 25 (2.93%) Network Support
14 25 (2.93%) Senior Security Engineer
15 24 (2.81%) Network Specialist
16 23 (2.70%) Security Specialist
16 23 (2.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.40%) Middleware
2 23 (2.70%) CSS
3 13 (1.52%) .NET
3 13 (1.52%) Web Services
4 12 (1.41%) WAP
5 7 (0.82%) CGI
6 6 (0.70%) REST
7 3 (0.35%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (0.35%) Java EE
7 3 (0.35%) XML
7 3 (0.35%) SOAP
7 3 (0.35%) FastCGI
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.23%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.23%) Ajax
9 1 (0.12%) LAMP
9 1 (0.12%) Spring
9 1 (0.12%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.12%) JSON
9 1 (0.12%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 50 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.34%) PKI
3 20 (2.34%) User Experience
4 16 (1.88%) Mobile App
5 13 (1.52%) Hedge funds
5 13 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (1.41%) Visualisation
6 12 (1.41%) Cryptography
7 11 (1.29%) SecurID
7 11 (1.29%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.17%) Clustering
8 10 (1.17%) CESG
9 9 (1.06%) Client/Server
10 8 (0.94%) Smart Meter
11 7 (0.82%) Online Games
11 7 (0.82%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.70%) Open Source
12 6 (0.70%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.70%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 151 (17.70%) Windows
2 136 (15.94%) Linux
3 75 (8.79%) UNIX
4 47 (5.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (3.52%) Solaris
6 23 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.06%) Android
8 9 (1.06%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.06%) Windows Phone 8
8 9 (1.06%) Windows Phone
9 7 (0.82%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.82%) Windows 2000
9 7 (0.82%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.59%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.59%) HPUX
10 5 (0.59%) CentOS
11 3 (0.35%) Debian
12 2 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (20.98%) Load Balancing
2 144 (16.88%) ITIL
3 64 (7.50%) Network Management
4 56 (6.57%) Network Design
5 51 (5.98%) Network Monitoring
6 47 (5.51%) Service Delivery
7 44 (5.16%) Change Management
8 42 (4.92%) Service Management
9 41 (4.81%) Project Management
10 40 (4.69%) Mentoring
11 39 (4.57%) Migration
12 34 (3.99%) DevOps
13 32 (3.75%) Change Control
14 28 (3.28%) Incident Management
15 25 (2.93%) Network Architecture
16 24 (2.81%) Problem Management
16 24 (2.81%) Information Security
17 22 (2.58%) Time Management
17 22 (2.58%) E-Commerce
18 21 (2.46%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (5.39%) SQL
2 36 (4.22%) PowerShell
3 32 (3.75%) Perl
3 32 (3.75%) Java
4 17 (1.99%) Python
5 15 (1.76%) C
6 14 (1.64%) Ruby
7 12 (1.41%) VB
8 11 (1.29%) Lisp
9 9 (1.06%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.94%) Bash Shell
10 8 (0.94%) VBA
11 7 (0.82%) C++
12 4 (0.47%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.35%) PHP
14 2 (0.23%) VBScript
14 2 (0.23%) JavaScript
15 1 (0.12%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 325 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
2 243 (28.49%) CCNP
3 129 (15.12%) CCNA
4 96 (11.25%) Security Cleared
5 70 (8.21%) SC Cleared
6 65 (7.62%) CCSE
7 56 (6.57%) CCIE
8 37 (4.34%) Degree
9 35 (4.10%) CCSA
9 35 (4.10%) CCDP
10 30 (3.52%) CISSP
11 24 (2.81%) CCSP
12 21 (2.46%) DV Cleared
13 19 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (1.76%) MCSE
14 15 (1.76%) JNCIS
15 11 (1.29%) CCVP
15 11 (1.29%) HP ASE
16 10 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 9 (1.06%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.17%) SLA
2 26 (3.05%) QA
3 18 (2.11%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (1.06%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.12%) BS25999
System Software
1 88 (10.32%) Active Directory
2 61 (7.15%) vSphere
3 56 (6.57%) ProxySG
4 47 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 30 (3.52%) Hyper-V
6 29 (3.40%) vCloud
7 25 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (2.70%) Snort
9 20 (2.34%) UAG
10 17 (1.99%) XenApp
11 16 (1.88%) ISA Server
12 13 (1.52%) VMware ESX
13 12 (1.41%) Forefront TMG
13 12 (1.41%) NFS
14 10 (1.17%) Firmware
15 8 (0.94%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.59%) Squid
17 3 (0.35%) qmail
18 2 (0.23%) XenServer
18 2 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 43 (5.04%) SCCM
2 29 (3.40%) OPNET
3 23 (2.70%) SCOM
4 22 (2.58%) Cisco CUCM
5 17 (1.99%) OpenView
5 17 (1.99%) FortiGate
6 16 (1.88%) Puppet
7 14 (1.64%) SolarWinds Orion
8 12 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
9 11 (1.29%) Nagios
9 11 (1.29%) WhatsUp Gold
9 11 (1.29%) Opsview
9 11 (1.29%) collectd
10 9 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
11 7 (0.82%) Netcool
11 7 (0.82%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.59%) Zenoss
12 5 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
13 4 (0.47%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 607 (71.16%) Cisco
2 347 (40.68%) Juniper
3 330 (38.69%) CheckPoint
4 155 (18.17%) Blue Coat
5 125 (14.65%) VMware
6 119 (13.95%) HP
7 87 (10.20%) Microsoft
8 86 (10.08%) Riverbed
9 66 (7.74%) Citrix
10 60 (7.03%) SolarWinds
11 59 (6.92%) Fortinet
11 59 (6.92%) McAfee
12 53 (6.21%) Nokia
13 49 (5.74%) Sourcefire
14 46 (5.39%) BMC
15 41 (4.81%) EMC
16 39 (4.57%) Websense
16 39 (4.57%) TippingPoint
17 37 (4.34%) Oracle
18 35 (4.10%) Red Hat
Reigate
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Qualserv Consulting
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 320-350 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £451.48 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £451.48 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £430 - £480 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago