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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 247 341 371
Rank change year-on-year
+94 +30
Contract jobs citing F5 449 243 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.47% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 1.85% 1.03% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 134 98
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.06% +1.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £328 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £509 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 8
Average hourly rate £50.83 £30.00 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.44% -13.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.17 £24.70 £31.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £91.63 £40.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.83 £31.24 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+62.74% -5.34%

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
24335 23603 21491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 45.47% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13863 12950 11452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £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 1039 1048 1185
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 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
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 27 March 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 +106 418 £400 - 120
London +57 187 £406 -0.18% 55
South East +25 85 £325 -13.33% 27
City of London +48 57 £413 +3.12% 27
Yorkshire +18 47 £394 -1.50% 17
East of England +32 43 £425 +6.25% 7
Surrey +27 29 £325 -26.76% 3
West Midlands +8 27 £420 +10.52% 4
Berkshire +2 25 £300 -20.00% 7
Hertfordshire +24 22 £475 - 1
North Yorkshire +8 21 £401 +0.06% 3
York +14 19 £401 +0.06%
West Yorkshire - 15 £360 - 12
Scotland +2 14 £500 +7.52% 2
Birmingham - 13 £380 - 1
East Midlands +2 12 £400 -15.78%
South Yorkshire +9 11 £294 -9.61%
Buckinghamshire +3 11 £395 -18.97% 4
Cambridgeshire - 11 £388 - 1
Sheffield +8 9 £288 -11.53%
Glasgow +3 9 £500 -9.09%
North West -20 9 £500 +53.84% 1
Reading +2 8 £294 -30.88% 3
Milton Keynes -1 8 £443 -9.23% 1
Nottinghamshire -1 8 £400 -15.78%
Nottingham -2 8 £400 -15.78%
Hampshire -7 8 £320 -9.21% 5
Leeds - 8 £373 - 11
Cambridge - 8 £388 -
South West -4 6 £388 -13.88% 9

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 755 (77.20%) Cisco
2 666 (68.10%) Firewall
3 468 (47.85%) Cisco Certification
4 464 (47.44%) CheckPoint
5 381 (38.96%) CCNP
6 364 (37.22%) Juniper
7 330 (33.74%) Cisco ASA
8 273 (27.91%) BGP
9 263 (26.89%) OSPF
10 249 (25.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 246 (25.15%) Load Balancing
12 245 (25.05%) Cisco Nexus
13 242 (24.74%) Network Security
14 232 (23.72%) WAN
15 224 (22.90%) ITIL
16 223 (22.80%) LAN
17 220 (22.49%) Blue Coat
18 209 (21.37%) VMware
19 207 (21.17%) Linux
20 186 (19.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
21 185 (18.92%) DNS
22 184 (18.81%) Finance
23 179 (18.30%) BIG-IP
24 172 (17.59%) Windows
25 171 (17.48%) MPLS
26 166 (16.97%) VPN
27 148 (15.13%) HP
28 142 (14.52%) Security Cleared
29 141 (14.42%) CCNA
30 138 (14.11%) Cisco IOS

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 48 (4.91%) IIS
1 48 (4.91%) Apache
2 34 (3.48%) Tomcat
3 22 (2.25%) WebLogic
4 16 (1.64%) MS Exchange
5 15 (1.53%) WebSphere
5 15 (1.53%) SharePoint
6 14 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
7 11 (1.12%) nginx
8 7 (0.72%) JBoss
9 5 (0.51%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.41%) Lync
10 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.41%) Documentum
11 3 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 36 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 24 (2.45%) MS Office
3 15 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.31%) MS Project
5 2 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 32 (3.27%) RMDS
2 10 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.20%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.72%) PaaS
3 4 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.31%) SaaS
4 3 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.20%) IaaS
6 1 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.10%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.10%) Office 365
6 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 666 (68.10%) Firewall
2 330 (33.74%) Cisco ASA
3 273 (27.91%) BGP
4 263 (26.89%) OSPF
5 249 (25.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 245 (25.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 242 (24.74%) Network Security
8 232 (23.72%) WAN
9 223 (22.80%) LAN
10 186 (19.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 185 (18.92%) DNS
12 179 (18.30%) BIG-IP
13 171 (17.48%) MPLS
14 166 (16.97%) VPN
15 138 (14.11%) Cisco IOS
16 133 (13.60%) Wireless
17 123 (12.58%) TCP/IP
18 112 (11.45%) DHCP
19 98 (10.02%) EIGRP
20 88 (9.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (3.68%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.04%) MySQL
3 11 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 9 (0.92%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.41%) BODI
5 4 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.41%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (0.31%) SQLPlus
7 2 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.20%) OLTP
7 2 (0.20%) DB2
7 2 (0.20%) Informix
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.20%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.20%) Big Data
7 2 (0.20%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (1.94%) Subversion
2 17 (1.74%) Git (software)
2 17 (1.74%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.82%) Introscope
3 8 (0.82%) JMeter
3 8 (0.82%) LoadRunner
4 5 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.10%) Ant
5 1 (0.10%) MSI
5 1 (0.10%) Maven
5 1 (0.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.10%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 184 (18.81%) Finance
2 93 (9.51%) Banking
3 74 (7.57%) Telecoms
4 33 (3.37%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.25%) Retail
6 14 (1.43%) Back Office
7 11 (1.12%) Games
8 9 (0.92%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.92%) Legal
8 9 (0.92%) Marketing
9 6 (0.61%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.41%) Military
11 3 (0.31%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.31%) Electronics
12 2 (0.20%) Billing
12 2 (0.20%) Local Government
12 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.20%) Publishing
12 2 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 391 (39.98%) Network Engineer
2 118 (12.07%) Security Engineer
3 113 (11.55%) Consultant
4 80 (8.18%) Architect
5 73 (7.46%) Network Security Engineer
6 67 (6.85%) Network Consultant
7 61 (6.24%) Analyst
8 56 (5.73%) Senior Network Engineer
9 53 (5.42%) Security Specialist
10 52 (5.32%) Network Specialist
11 44 (4.50%) Network Architect
12 40 (4.09%) Support Engineer
13 38 (3.89%) Network Security Specialist
14 33 (3.37%) Project Manager
15 31 (3.17%) Cisco Engineer
16 30 (3.07%) Network Support
16 30 (3.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 28 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 28 (2.86%) Security Consultant
18 27 (2.76%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.17%) Middleware
2 24 (2.45%) Rendezvous
3 18 (1.84%) CSS
4 17 (1.74%) .NET
5 13 (1.33%) Java EE
6 11 (1.12%) Web Services
7 9 (0.92%) WAP
8 7 (0.72%) J2EE
8 7 (0.72%) JSON
9 6 (0.61%) CGI
10 5 (0.51%) Ajax
10 5 (0.51%) REST
10 5 (0.51%) XML
11 4 (0.41%) XMPP
11 4 (0.41%) HTML
12 3 (0.31%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.31%) SOAP
12 3 (0.31%) HTML5
13 2 (0.20%) Catalyst
13 2 (0.20%) Embperl
Miscellaneous
1 75 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (3.99%) PKI
3 36 (3.68%) Thin Client
3 36 (3.68%) Fat Client
4 27 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 21 (2.15%) Clustering
6 17 (1.74%) SecurID
7 15 (1.53%) Mobile App
7 15 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (1.23%) Smart Meter
9 12 (1.23%) User Experience
10 11 (1.12%) Open Source
10 11 (1.12%) Hedge funds
10 11 (1.12%) CESG
11 10 (1.02%) Cryptography
12 9 (0.92%) Replication
12 9 (0.92%) Online Games
13 8 (0.82%) e-Health
14 7 (0.72%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 207 (21.17%) Linux
2 172 (17.59%) Windows
3 96 (9.82%) UNIX
4 67 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (5.93%) Solaris
6 41 (4.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.74%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.12%) Apple iOS
10 11 (1.12%) Windows Phone 8
10 11 (1.12%) Windows Phone
10 11 (1.12%) Android
11 9 (0.92%) CentOS
11 9 (0.92%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.72%) SUSE
12 7 (0.72%) AIX
12 7 (0.72%) HPUX
12 7 (0.72%) Windows 2000
13 5 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (25.15%) Load Balancing
2 224 (22.90%) ITIL
3 89 (9.10%) E-Commerce
4 72 (7.36%) Change Management
5 71 (7.26%) Project Management
6 69 (7.06%) Network Management
7 66 (6.75%) Service Management
8 61 (6.24%) Incident Management
9 57 (5.83%) Service Delivery
10 56 (5.73%) Network Design
10 56 (5.73%) Mentoring
11 51 (5.21%) Network Monitoring
12 45 (4.60%) Network Architecture
13 43 (4.40%) Migration
14 37 (3.78%) Root Cause Analysis
15 33 (3.37%) Validation
16 28 (2.86%) Configuration Management
17 27 (2.76%) PRINCE2
18 26 (2.66%) Change Control
19 24 (2.45%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 49 (5.01%) Perl
2 44 (4.50%) Java
3 36 (3.68%) Python
4 35 (3.58%) C
5 33 (3.37%) SQL
6 27 (2.76%) PowerShell
7 22 (2.25%) Shell Script
8 18 (1.84%) Ruby
9 14 (1.43%) Lisp
10 13 (1.33%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.72%) PHP
12 6 (0.61%) VBScript
13 5 (0.51%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.31%) C++
15 2 (0.20%) C-shell
15 2 (0.20%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.20%) Korn
16 1 (0.10%) R
16 1 (0.10%) MUMPS
16 1 (0.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 468 (47.85%) Cisco Certification
2 381 (38.96%) CCNP
3 142 (14.52%) Security Cleared
4 141 (14.42%) CCNA
5 116 (11.86%) CCSE
6 101 (10.33%) SC Cleared
7 86 (8.79%) CCIE
8 61 (6.24%) CISSP
9 55 (5.62%) Degree
10 39 (3.99%) CCSA
11 38 (3.89%) CCDP
12 32 (3.27%) DV Cleared
13 28 (2.86%) CCSP
14 18 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 12 (1.23%) JNCIS
16 11 (1.12%) PMP
16 11 (1.12%) PMI Certification
16 11 (1.12%) HP ASE
17 10 (1.02%) HP MASE
17 10 (1.02%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.50%) SLA
2 29 (2.97%) PCI DSS
3 21 (2.15%) QA
4 8 (0.82%) JSP 440
5 7 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.20%) COBIT
8 1 (0.10%) GPG13
System Software
1 115 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (6.54%) Active Directory
3 42 (4.29%) vSphere
4 31 (3.17%) Hyper-V
5 30 (3.07%) ProxySG
6 28 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (2.04%) VMware ESX
8 19 (1.94%) XenServer
9 18 (1.84%) NFS
10 14 (1.43%) Snort
11 12 (1.23%) Firmware
12 11 (1.12%) vCloud
13 10 (1.02%) XenApp
14 7 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.41%) UAG
16 3 (0.31%) XenDesktop
16 3 (0.31%) Xen
17 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
17 2 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 36 (3.68%) FortiGate
2 28 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 26 (2.66%) OPNET
4 24 (2.45%) Puppet
5 20 (2.04%) Cisco Prime
6 17 (1.74%) Nagios
7 16 (1.64%) Opsview
7 16 (1.64%) collectd
7 16 (1.64%) Graphite
8 14 (1.43%) SCCM
9 13 (1.33%) Netcool
10 12 (1.23%) OpenView
11 11 (1.12%) BMC PATROL
11 11 (1.12%) RANCID
12 9 (0.92%) SCOM
12 9 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (0.92%) WhatsUp Gold
13 8 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
13 8 (0.82%) CA Spectrum
13 8 (0.82%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 755 (77.20%) Cisco
2 464 (47.44%) CheckPoint
3 364 (37.22%) Juniper
4 220 (22.49%) Blue Coat
5 209 (21.37%) VMware
6 148 (15.13%) HP
7 119 (12.17%) Citrix
8 107 (10.94%) Microsoft
9 102 (10.43%) SolarWinds
10 90 (9.20%) Fortinet
11 69 (7.06%) Infoblox
12 68 (6.95%) Riverbed
13 67 (6.85%) TippingPoint
14 61 (6.24%) McAfee
15 60 (6.13%) Oracle
16 57 (5.83%) Imperva
17 55 (5.62%) Red Hat
18 50 (5.11%) BMC
19 46 (4.70%) Nokia
20 39 (3.99%) EMC
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Telford
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Rate: NEG
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London
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Surrey
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Rate: £200 - £220 per day
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Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
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Rate: £300 - £425 per day
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