The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 297 368 375
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +7
Contract jobs citing F5 351 205 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.40% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 1.40% 0.85% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 104 109
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £291 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 6
Average hourly rate £19.00 £40.00 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.50% +24.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £38.25 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+30.71% +18.60%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24993 24117 27009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.72% 47.19% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13879 13072 13683
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 1205 1398
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 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 +90 333 £400 +6.66% 74
London +81 159 £450 +11.80% 31
South East -4 55 £340 -9.33% 16
South West +13 49 £398 -20.50% 5
City of London +34 41 £450 +11.80% 10
Wiltshire +11 24 £450 -10.00%
North West -10 23 £418 +42.12% 3
Berkshire +17 22 £325 -18.75% 7
Swindon +15 20 £450 -10.00%
East of England -26 16 £400 -3.03% 5
Gloucestershire - 15 £390 - 5
Buckinghamshire +2 13 £363 +13.28%
Reading +16 12 £325 - 4
Milton Keynes +4 12 £346 -
Cheshire -8 12 £459 +53.55% 1
Yorkshire -13 12 £388 +21.09% 6
Gloucester - 12 £390 - 1
West Midlands -3 9 £275 -36.78% 5
Scotland -13 9 £338 -25.00%
Hampshire -4 8 £326 -13.00% 2
Surrey -5 8 £469 +25.00% 5
Hertfordshire - 8 £475 - 1
North East - 8 £350 - 1
Docklands, London +16 7 £538 +49.30%
York +9 6 £401 +10.48%
North Yorkshire +2 6 £401 +20.90% 1
Manchester -2 6 £400 +37.93% 2
Leeds -7 6 £325 - 4
West Yorkshire -10 6 £325 +1.56% 4
Devon - 6 £363 -

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 470 (73.67%) Cisco
2 389 (60.97%) Firewall
3 283 (44.36%) Juniper
4 257 (40.28%) CheckPoint
5 251 (39.34%) Cisco Certification
6 205 (32.13%) CCNP
7 180 (28.21%) Network Security
8 169 (26.49%) Cisco ASA
9 160 (25.08%) Blue Coat
10 146 (22.88%) DNS
10 146 (22.88%) BGP
11 144 (22.57%) WAN
12 143 (22.41%) Load Balancing
13 136 (21.32%) OSPF
14 132 (20.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 130 (20.38%) BIG-IP
16 122 (19.12%) Linux
17 121 (18.97%) HP
18 120 (18.81%) Windows
19 117 (18.34%) LAN
20 116 (18.18%) VPN
21 113 (17.71%) Cisco Nexus
22 112 (17.55%) Finance
23 110 (17.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
24 93 (14.58%) Security Cleared
25 84 (13.17%) Cisco IOS
26 81 (12.70%) VMware
27 79 (12.38%) TCP/IP
28 75 (11.76%) MPLS
29 72 (11.29%) SSL

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 39 (6.11%) MS Exchange
2 37 (5.80%) Apache
3 23 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (2.98%) WebLogic
5 16 (2.51%) IIS
6 13 (2.04%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.41%) Lync
8 7 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (0.94%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.78%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.47%) nginx
11 3 (0.47%) Liferay
11 3 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.16%) Node.js
13 1 (0.16%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 22 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.98%) MS Office
3 4 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.63%) Office 365
2 3 (0.47%) SaaS
3 2 (0.31%) PaaS
4 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.16%) Route 53
4 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 389 (60.97%) Firewall
2 180 (28.21%) Network Security
3 169 (26.49%) Cisco ASA
4 146 (22.88%) BGP
4 146 (22.88%) DNS
5 144 (22.57%) WAN
6 136 (21.32%) OSPF
7 132 (20.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 130 (20.38%) BIG-IP
9 117 (18.34%) LAN
10 116 (18.18%) VPN
11 113 (17.71%) Cisco Nexus
12 110 (17.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 84 (13.17%) Cisco IOS
14 79 (12.38%) TCP/IP
15 75 (11.76%) MPLS
16 72 (11.29%) SSL
17 65 (10.19%) Wireless
18 63 (9.87%) DHCP
19 60 (9.40%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.72%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.41%) Oracle Database
3 5 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (0.63%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.47%) MySQL
5 3 (0.47%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.16%) Redis
6 1 (0.16%) Big Data
6 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Ant
1 3 (0.47%) Maven
1 3 (0.47%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.31%) Subversion
3 1 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.16%) LoadRunner
General
1 112 (17.55%) Finance
2 49 (7.68%) Banking
3 40 (6.27%) Telecoms
4 37 (5.80%) Financial Institution
5 19 (2.98%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.72%) Retail
7 7 (1.10%) Back Office
8 4 (0.63%) Law
8 4 (0.63%) Legal
8 4 (0.63%) German Language
9 3 (0.47%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.47%) Publishing
10 2 (0.31%) Games
10 2 (0.31%) Local Government
10 2 (0.31%) Billing
10 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.31%) Front Office
10 2 (0.31%) French Language
11 1 (0.16%) Marketing
11 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 219 (34.33%) Network Engineer
2 110 (17.24%) Security Engineer
3 83 (13.01%) Consultant
4 73 (11.44%) Network Security Engineer
5 56 (8.78%) Architect
6 53 (8.31%) Network Consultant
7 39 (6.11%) Network Specialist
8 33 (5.17%) Cisco Engineer
9 30 (4.70%) Analyst
9 30 (4.70%) Security Specialist
9 30 (4.70%) Firewall Engineer
10 28 (4.39%) Network Architect
10 28 (4.39%) Support Engineer
11 27 (4.23%) Network Security Specialist
12 23 (3.61%) Network Support
13 21 (3.29%) Project Engineer
13 21 (3.29%) Administrator
13 21 (3.29%) IP Engineer
14 20 (3.13%) Design Engineer
14 20 (3.13%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.88%) .NET
2 11 (1.72%) CSS
3 8 (1.25%) J2EE
3 8 (1.25%) Middleware
4 6 (0.94%) Web Services
5 5 (0.78%) XML
6 4 (0.63%) WSDL
7 3 (0.47%) Spring
7 3 (0.47%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (0.31%) Java EE
8 2 (0.31%) DCOM
8 2 (0.31%) CGI
8 2 (0.31%) REST
8 2 (0.31%) FastCGI
9 1 (0.16%) Kafka
9 1 (0.16%) MCollective
9 1 (0.16%) SAML
9 1 (0.16%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.16%) WAP
9 1 (0.16%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.23%) Thin Client
1 27 (4.23%) Fat Client
2 15 (2.35%) Client/Server
3 14 (2.19%) Blackberry
4 12 (1.88%) Hedge funds
5 10 (1.57%) Clustering
6 7 (1.10%) Cryptography
6 7 (1.10%) Management Information System
7 6 (0.94%) Statistics
8 5 (0.78%) Replication
8 5 (0.78%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.63%) Firmware
10 3 (0.47%) Online Banking
10 3 (0.47%) SecurID
10 3 (0.47%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.47%) Open Source
11 2 (0.31%) EqualLogic
11 2 (0.31%) CESG
11 2 (0.31%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.31%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 122 (19.12%) Linux
2 120 (18.81%) Windows
3 46 (7.21%) UNIX
4 39 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.72%) Windows XP
7 10 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.94%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.94%) Solaris
8 6 (0.94%) Windows 2000
9 5 (0.78%) CentOS
9 5 (0.78%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.63%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.16%) Android
13 1 (0.16%) MVS
13 1 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (22.41%) Load Balancing
2 71 (11.13%) ITIL
3 57 (8.93%) Network Design
4 50 (7.84%) Network Management
5 39 (6.11%) Service Delivery
6 37 (5.80%) Migration
7 36 (5.64%) Service Management
7 36 (5.64%) Change Control
8 34 (5.33%) E-Commerce
9 30 (4.70%) Change Management
10 22 (3.45%) DevOps
11 21 (3.29%) Penetration Testing
11 21 (3.29%) Problem Management
12 20 (3.13%) Project Management
13 19 (2.98%) Business Continuity
13 19 (2.98%) Risk Assessment
13 19 (2.98%) Security Architecture
14 17 (2.66%) Network Monitoring
14 17 (2.66%) Incident Management
15 16 (2.51%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 39 (6.11%) PowerShell
2 33 (5.17%) Perl
3 28 (4.39%) C
4 26 (4.08%) SQL
5 20 (3.13%) Java
6 14 (2.19%) VB
7 10 (1.57%) VBA
7 10 (1.57%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.41%) Python
9 5 (0.78%) Lisp
10 4 (0.63%) Ruby
10 4 (0.63%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.47%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.31%) PHP
13 1 (0.16%) Korn
13 1 (0.16%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 251 (39.34%) Cisco Certification
2 205 (32.13%) CCNP
3 93 (14.58%) Security Cleared
4 69 (10.82%) SC Cleared
5 64 (10.03%) CCNA
6 52 (8.15%) CCIE
7 46 (7.21%) CCSE
8 32 (5.02%) CCDP
9 26 (4.08%) CISSP
9 26 (4.08%) Degree
10 25 (3.92%) JNCIS
11 18 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (2.66%) CCSP
13 14 (2.19%) MCSE
13 14 (2.19%) Check Point Certification
13 14 (2.19%) LPIC
13 14 (2.19%) CCENT
14 12 (1.88%) DV Cleared
15 9 (1.41%) MCITP
15 9 (1.41%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.08%) SLA
2 16 (2.51%) QA
3 14 (2.19%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.78%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.31%) BS25999
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.16%) COBIT
7 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.16%) TickIT
System Software
1 66 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 62 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (6.27%) vSphere
4 31 (4.86%) vCloud
5 28 (4.39%) ProxySG
6 19 (2.98%) Hyper-V
7 16 (2.51%) Squid
8 15 (2.35%) NFS
9 13 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (1.88%) Snort
11 11 (1.72%) qmail
12 9 (1.41%) XenApp
13 8 (1.25%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.47%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 2 (0.31%) Brightmail
15 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.31%) RACF
15 2 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
16 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
16 1 (0.16%) Samba
Systems Management
1 23 (3.61%) SCCM
2 16 (2.51%) FortiGate
3 15 (2.35%) Zenoss
4 14 (2.19%) SCOM
5 10 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
5 10 (1.57%) EMC NetWorker
6 9 (1.41%) OpenView
7 7 (1.10%) OPNET
8 6 (0.94%) DameWare
8 6 (0.94%) OVSD
8 6 (0.94%) WhatsUp Gold
8 6 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (0.63%) Puppet
9 4 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.47%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.47%) CiscoWorks
10 3 (0.47%) WSUS
10 3 (0.47%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 470 (73.67%) Cisco
2 283 (44.36%) Juniper
3 257 (40.28%) CheckPoint
4 160 (25.08%) Blue Coat
5 121 (18.97%) HP
6 81 (12.70%) VMware
7 69 (10.82%) McAfee
8 65 (10.19%) Microsoft
9 59 (9.25%) Citrix
10 46 (7.21%) Riverbed
11 34 (5.33%) Infoblox
12 32 (5.02%) Nokia
13 31 (4.86%) Websense
14 29 (4.55%) Oracle
15 28 (4.39%) EMC
15 28 (4.39%) Fortinet
16 26 (4.08%) Imperva
17 25 (3.92%) IronPort
17 25 (3.92%) TippingPoint
17 25 (3.92%) IBM
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Capita IT Professional Services
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Jumar
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
DP Connect
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
England
Real Staffing
Rate: £425 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Orgtel
Rate: £260 - £290 per day
Posted: 26 days ago