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 23 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 212 346 376
Rank change year-on-year
+134 +30
Contract jobs citing F5 498 222 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 0.46% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 2.14% 1.00% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 157 105
Average daily rate
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£400 £394 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.45% +5.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £38.14 £10.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+281.42% -69.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.14 £10.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+281.42% -69.69%

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
23240 22263 21210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.82% 45.71% 47.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13636 12427 11082
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1018 989 1316
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.32 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.03% -8.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 23 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

F5 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 January 2015. 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 +132 470 £395 +0.12% 102
London +90 247 £388 -3.12% 53
South East +64 115 £350 +8.52% 20
City of London +56 77 £413 -2.94% 25
Berkshire +43 60 £350 +13.82% 9
Yorkshire +20 39 £401 +23.23% 7
North Yorkshire +25 25 £401 +3.35% 1
York +29 24 £401 +3.35% 1
East of England +16 20 £500 +81.81% 4
Surrey +16 18 £343 +2.23% 4
North West +6 18 £425 -
Reading +22 17 £329 -14.61% 5
Scotland -1 17 £451 +28.78% 2
Cheshire +16 16 £438 +2.94%
Hertfordshire +9 15 £500 +75.43%
Warrington - 14 £438 -
Milton Keynes +7 13 £400 +23.07%
Buckinghamshire +1 13 £400 -
Hampshire -12 13 £338 -3.57% 4
West Midlands -11 11 £423 +6.96% 3
Slough -4 10 £300 - 1
South West - 9 £413 - 14
East Midlands - 9 £313 - 1
West Yorkshire - 9 £414 - 6
Nottinghamshire - 8 £313 -
Nottingham - 8 £313 -
North East - 7 £413 -
Birmingham +6 6 £416 +38.75% 3
Guildford +1 6 £293 -12.68% 1
Edinburgh -10 6 £500 -4.76%

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 690 (73.40%) Cisco
2 614 (65.32%) Firewall
3 425 (45.21%) CheckPoint
4 408 (43.40%) Cisco Certification
5 347 (36.91%) Juniper
6 318 (33.83%) CCNP
7 268 (28.51%) Cisco ASA
8 260 (27.66%) BGP
9 248 (26.38%) LAN
10 245 (26.06%) WAN
11 236 (25.11%) OSPF
12 224 (23.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 223 (23.72%) Load Balancing
14 216 (22.98%) Network Security
15 210 (22.34%) Cisco Nexus
16 192 (20.43%) Blue Coat
16 192 (20.43%) Linux
17 190 (20.21%) Finance
18 189 (20.11%) ITIL
19 183 (19.47%) VMware
20 174 (18.51%) BIG-IP
21 164 (17.45%) Windows
22 161 (17.13%) MPLS
23 152 (16.17%) VPN
24 145 (15.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
25 140 (14.89%) CCNA
26 139 (14.79%) DNS
27 131 (13.94%) Cisco IOS
28 121 (12.87%) TCP/IP
29 119 (12.66%) HP

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 42 (4.47%) Apache
2 39 (4.15%) IIS
3 28 (2.98%) Tomcat
4 24 (2.55%) MS Exchange
5 20 (2.13%) WebLogic
6 16 (1.70%) SharePoint
7 12 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (0.96%) nginx
10 8 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.74%) JBoss
12 5 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.53%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.43%) Lync
13 4 (0.43%) Documentum
13 4 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
15 1 (0.11%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 51 (5.43%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.23%) MS Office
3 7 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.85%) RMDS
3 4 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.21%) IaaS
4 2 (0.21%) SaaS
4 2 (0.21%) PaaS
4 2 (0.21%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 614 (65.32%) Firewall
2 268 (28.51%) Cisco ASA
3 260 (27.66%) BGP
4 248 (26.38%) LAN
5 245 (26.06%) WAN
6 236 (25.11%) OSPF
7 224 (23.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 216 (22.98%) Network Security
9 210 (22.34%) Cisco Nexus
10 174 (18.51%) BIG-IP
11 161 (17.13%) MPLS
12 152 (16.17%) VPN
13 145 (15.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 139 (14.79%) DNS
15 131 (13.94%) Cisco IOS
16 121 (12.87%) TCP/IP
17 104 (11.06%) Wireless
18 99 (10.53%) EIGRP
19 96 (10.21%) SSL
20 87 (9.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (4.68%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.91%) MySQL
2 18 (1.91%) Oracle Database
3 9 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (0.85%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.43%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.43%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (0.43%) BODI
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (0.32%) SQLPlus
6 3 (0.32%) DB2
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.21%) Big Data
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.11%) OLTP
8 1 (0.11%) Informix
Development Applications
1 18 (1.91%) Subversion
2 15 (1.60%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.60%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.74%) LoadRunner
4 6 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.21%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.11%) MSI
6 1 (0.11%) Introscope
6 1 (0.11%) JIRA
6 1 (0.11%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 190 (20.21%) Finance
2 103 (10.96%) Banking
3 75 (7.98%) Telecoms
4 33 (3.51%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.23%) Retail
6 16 (1.70%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.38%) Back Office
8 11 (1.17%) Legal
9 10 (1.06%) Games
9 10 (1.06%) Spanish Language
10 7 (0.74%) Marketing
11 4 (0.43%) German Language
11 4 (0.43%) Military
11 4 (0.43%) Billing
12 2 (0.21%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.21%) Electronics
13 1 (0.11%) Front Office
13 1 (0.11%) Advertising
13 1 (0.11%) Publishing
13 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 348 (37.02%) Network Engineer
2 121 (12.87%) Consultant
3 114 (12.13%) Security Engineer
4 77 (8.19%) Architect
5 65 (6.91%) Network Security Engineer
6 59 (6.28%) Network Consultant
6 59 (6.28%) Senior Network Engineer
7 57 (6.06%) Analyst
8 48 (5.11%) Security Specialist
9 43 (4.57%) Network Specialist
10 36 (3.83%) Network Architect
11 32 (3.40%) Support Engineer
11 32 (3.40%) Design Engineer
12 30 (3.19%) Network Security Specialist
13 28 (2.98%) Network Support
13 28 (2.98%) IP Engineer
14 27 (2.87%) Firewall Engineer
14 27 (2.87%) Cisco Engineer
14 27 (2.87%) Project Manager
15 26 (2.77%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (3.94%) Middleware
2 22 (2.34%) CSS
3 15 (1.60%) WAP
4 14 (1.49%) Web Services
5 10 (1.06%) .NET
6 8 (0.85%) Rendezvous
7 7 (0.74%) REST
7 7 (0.74%) CGI
8 6 (0.64%) Ajax
8 6 (0.64%) JSON
9 4 (0.43%) Java EE
9 4 (0.43%) SOAP
9 4 (0.43%) XML
10 3 (0.32%) J2EE
10 3 (0.32%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (0.32%) FastCGI
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.21%) Application Packaging
12 1 (0.11%) Apache Flex
12 1 (0.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 74 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (4.57%) PKI
3 29 (3.09%) Thin Client
3 29 (3.09%) Fat Client
4 20 (2.13%) User Experience
5 18 (1.91%) Clustering
6 17 (1.81%) Mobile App
6 17 (1.81%) SecurID
7 16 (1.70%) Hedge funds
7 16 (1.70%) Cryptography
8 15 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.28%) Smart Meter
9 12 (1.28%) Visualisation
9 12 (1.28%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.17%) CESG
11 9 (0.96%) Online Games
12 8 (0.85%) Open Source
13 7 (0.74%) e-Health
13 7 (0.74%) Computer Science
13 7 (0.74%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 192 (20.43%) Linux
2 164 (17.45%) Windows
3 91 (9.68%) UNIX
4 65 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (5.43%) Solaris
6 38 (4.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (1.49%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.17%) Apple iOS
10 11 (1.17%) Windows Phone 8
10 11 (1.17%) Windows Phone
10 11 (1.17%) Android
11 8 (0.85%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.53%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.53%) HPUX
12 5 (0.53%) CentOS
13 3 (0.32%) VMS
13 3 (0.32%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.32%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (23.72%) Load Balancing
2 189 (20.11%) ITIL
3 88 (9.36%) Network Management
4 70 (7.45%) E-Commerce
5 61 (6.49%) Mentoring
6 57 (6.06%) Project Management
7 56 (5.96%) Incident Management
7 56 (5.96%) Network Monitoring
8 52 (5.53%) Change Management
9 51 (5.43%) Network Design
10 49 (5.21%) Service Delivery
11 40 (4.26%) Service Management
12 35 (3.72%) Root Cause Analysis
13 34 (3.62%) Low Latency
13 34 (3.62%) Network Architecture
13 34 (3.62%) Validation
13 34 (3.62%) Migration
14 29 (3.09%) Configuration Management
15 27 (2.87%) PRINCE2
15 27 (2.87%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 47 (5.00%) SQL
2 46 (4.89%) Perl
3 37 (3.94%) Java
4 31 (3.30%) C
4 31 (3.30%) PowerShell
5 30 (3.19%) Python
6 17 (1.81%) Ruby
7 15 (1.60%) Shell Script
8 10 (1.06%) JavaScript
9 9 (0.96%) Lisp
10 7 (0.74%) C++
11 5 (0.53%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.43%) PHP
13 3 (0.32%) VBScript
14 2 (0.21%) VB
15 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.11%) MUMPS
15 1 (0.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 408 (43.40%) Cisco Certification
2 318 (33.83%) CCNP
3 140 (14.89%) CCNA
4 110 (11.70%) Security Cleared
5 100 (10.64%) CCSE
6 81 (8.62%) SC Cleared
7 77 (8.19%) CCIE
8 46 (4.89%) CISSP
9 45 (4.79%) Degree
10 42 (4.47%) CCSA
11 38 (4.04%) CCDP
12 24 (2.55%) CCSP
13 22 (2.34%) DV Cleared
14 15 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 14 (1.49%) JNCIS
16 13 (1.38%) MCSE
17 10 (1.06%) CCVP
18 8 (0.85%) PMP
18 8 (0.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.72%) SLA
2 28 (2.98%) PCI DSS
3 25 (2.66%) QA
4 12 (1.28%) JSP 440
5 10 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 81 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (8.19%) Active Directory
3 56 (5.96%) vSphere
4 50 (5.32%) ProxySG
5 34 (3.62%) Hyper-V
6 31 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (2.45%) VMware ESX
8 20 (2.13%) UAG
9 18 (1.91%) vCloud
10 17 (1.81%) Forefront TMG
11 16 (1.70%) XenApp
12 14 (1.49%) ISA Server
13 13 (1.38%) Firmware
13 13 (1.38%) Snort
14 12 (1.28%) XenServer
14 12 (1.28%) NFS
15 8 (0.85%) XenDesktop
16 2 (0.21%) Xen
16 2 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 2 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 35 (3.72%) SCCM
2 27 (2.87%) OPNET
3 23 (2.45%) Puppet
4 22 (2.34%) SCOM
5 21 (2.23%) Cisco CUCM
5 21 (2.23%) FortiGate
6 15 (1.60%) WhatsUp Gold
6 15 (1.60%) SolarWinds Orion
6 15 (1.60%) Cisco Prime
7 14 (1.49%) Opsview
7 14 (1.49%) OpenView
7 14 (1.49%) Nagios
7 14 (1.49%) collectd
7 14 (1.49%) Graphite
8 11 (1.17%) Netcool
8 11 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (0.96%) CA Spectrum
9 9 (0.96%) BMC PATROL
10 7 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.43%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 690 (73.40%) Cisco
2 425 (45.21%) CheckPoint
3 347 (36.91%) Juniper
4 192 (20.43%) Blue Coat
5 183 (19.47%) VMware
6 119 (12.66%) HP
7 104 (11.06%) Microsoft
8 94 (10.00%) Citrix
9 88 (9.36%) Fortinet
9 88 (9.36%) Riverbed
10 78 (8.30%) SolarWinds
11 53 (5.64%) Imperva
11 53 (5.64%) BMC
12 52 (5.53%) Nokia
12 52 (5.53%) McAfee
13 51 (5.43%) Red Hat
14 46 (4.89%) Oracle
14 46 (4.89%) Infoblox
15 43 (4.57%) TippingPoint
16 42 (4.47%) EMC
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Comtecs
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 12 days ago
Southampton
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
North West London
DP Connect
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
DP Connect
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £430.00 - £460.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £430.00 - £460.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago