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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 305 262 354
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +92
Contract jobs citing F5 406 460 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.83% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 1.65% 1.82% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 281 148
Average daily rate £400 £388 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £401
% change year-on-year
-1.93% -3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 9
Average hourly rate £39.00 £51.67 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.51% +72.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £51.67 £26.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £51.67 £62.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £51.67 £31.24
% change year-on-year
-24.51% +65.40%

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
24658 25241 24652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.14% 45.28% 45.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15141 14341 13830
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 799 1095 1052
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -44 361 £400 +5.26% 69
London -63 119 £420 +12.00% 16
South East -3 97 £390 +3.31% 19
Yorkshire +18 58 £375 - 8
Scotland +5 41 £330 -26.66% 3
Berkshire +23 40 £380 +32.17% 9
West Yorkshire +1 28 £400 +11.11% 3
South Yorkshire +8 24 £290 +3.11% 4
South West +16 21 £371 -7.18% 3
Hampshire +13 21 £388 +23.01% 2
East of England -14 21 £483 +13.52% 5
Reading +7 20 £390 +35.65% 6
Sheffield -5 20 £280 +1.81% 4
City of London +12 18 £416 -2.05% 5
Hertfordshire +3 18 £483 +1.84% 1
Renfrewshire -21 18 £310 +15.94%
Erskine -25 18 £310 +15.94%
West Midlands -44 18 £378 +11.02% 10
Surrey -25 15 £523 +30.62% 2
Glasgow +12 14 £346 -30.75% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 13 £445 +8.59% 3
Leeds -5 12 £400 +8.10% 3
Dorset - 12 £393 - 1
Milton Keynes 0 11 £451 +0.11% 2
North East -24 10 £493 +41.73% 2
North West -9 9 £378 -24.40% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 9 £500 +43.89% 1
Tyne and Wear -29 9 £500 +43.89% 1
Bournemouth - 9 £446 - 1
Birmingham -21 8 £400 +17.64% 2

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 597 (73.98%) Cisco
2 485 (60.10%) Firewall
3 313 (38.79%) CheckPoint
4 277 (34.32%) Cisco Certification
5 244 (30.24%) Load Balancing
6 225 (27.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 219 (27.14%) Network Security
8 215 (26.64%) Cisco ASA
9 203 (25.15%) CCNP
10 188 (23.30%) Cisco Nexus
11 184 (22.80%) LAN
12 181 (22.43%) Juniper
13 179 (22.18%) WAN
13 179 (22.18%) Data Centre
14 164 (20.32%) Finance
15 153 (18.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 151 (18.71%) DNS
17 150 (18.59%) VPN
18 144 (17.84%) BIG-IP
19 128 (15.86%) Blue Coat
19 128 (15.86%) Linux
20 127 (15.74%) BGP
21 124 (15.37%) Windows
22 123 (15.24%) TCP/IP
23 121 (14.99%) CCNA
24 114 (14.13%) ITIL
25 104 (12.89%) Unix
26 101 (12.52%) OSPF
27 98 (12.14%) MPLS
28 95 (11.77%) SSL

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 32 (3.97%) OpenStack
2 18 (2.23%) Skype for Business
3 17 (2.11%) IIS
4 13 (1.61%) Apache
4 13 (1.61%) JBoss
4 13 (1.61%) Tomcat
5 10 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
5 10 (1.24%) MQSeries
5 10 (1.24%) Node.js
5 10 (1.24%) WebLogic
6 9 (1.12%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.99%) SharePoint
8 7 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.74%) iPlanet
10 5 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.50%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.24%) ProjectWise
3 6 (0.74%) MS Office
3 6 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.86%) IaaS
2 13 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.12%) Office 365
4 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.37%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.37%) PaaS
5 3 (0.37%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.25%) SaaS
6 2 (0.25%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.12%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 485 (60.10%) Firewall
2 225 (27.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 219 (27.14%) Network Security
4 215 (26.64%) Cisco ASA
5 188 (23.30%) Cisco Nexus
6 184 (22.80%) LAN
7 179 (22.18%) WAN
8 153 (18.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 151 (18.71%) DNS
10 150 (18.59%) VPN
11 144 (17.84%) BIG-IP
12 127 (15.74%) BGP
13 123 (15.24%) TCP/IP
14 101 (12.52%) OSPF
15 98 (12.14%) MPLS
16 95 (11.77%) SSL
17 91 (11.28%) Internet
18 81 (10.04%) DHCP
19 74 (9.17%) Wireless
20 72 (8.92%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (3.84%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.86%) DB2
2 15 (1.86%) Oracle Database
3 13 (1.61%) MySQL
4 12 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 7 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.50%) Informix
8 4 (0.50%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.37%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.25%) Big Data
10 2 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.25%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (0.87%) Git (software)
2 7 (0.87%) Maven
3 6 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (0.62%) Artifactory
4 5 (0.62%) Gradle
4 5 (0.62%) JIRA
4 5 (0.62%) TortoiseSVN
5 4 (0.50%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.50%) Subversion
6 3 (0.37%) Hudson
6 3 (0.37%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 164 (20.32%) Finance
2 49 (6.07%) Banking
3 42 (5.20%) Telecoms
4 21 (2.60%) Games
5 20 (2.48%) Law
6 17 (2.11%) Retail
7 15 (1.86%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.99%) Legal
9 5 (0.62%) Billing
9 5 (0.62%) Local Government
9 5 (0.62%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.50%) Marketing
11 3 (0.37%) Electronics
11 3 (0.37%) French Language
11 3 (0.37%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.25%) Back Office
12 2 (0.25%) Publishing
12 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 350 (43.37%) Network Engineer
2 109 (13.51%) Security Engineer
3 94 (11.65%) Cisco Engineer
4 86 (10.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 85 (10.53%) Network Security Engineer
6 68 (8.43%) Analyst
7 56 (6.94%) Architect
8 53 (6.57%) Consultant
9 51 (6.32%) Senior Network Engineer
10 45 (5.58%) Support Engineer
11 43 (5.33%) Network Analyst
12 34 (4.21%) Network Support
13 28 (3.47%) Cisco Security Engineer
14 27 (3.35%) Administrator
14 27 (3.35%) Security Analyst
15 26 (3.22%) Design Engineer
15 26 (3.22%) Network Specialist
16 25 (3.10%) Cisco Analyst
16 25 (3.10%) Cisco Network Analyst
17 24 (2.97%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.59%) Web Services
2 18 (2.23%) SOAP
3 14 (1.73%) Middleware
4 13 (1.61%) J2EE
4 13 (1.61%) REST
5 10 (1.24%) 802.1X
6 7 (0.87%) CSS
6 7 (0.87%) XML
7 6 (0.74%) .NET
7 6 (0.74%) JSP
8 5 (0.62%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 5 (0.62%) SAML
9 4 (0.50%) OAuth
10 3 (0.37%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.37%) RSS
11 2 (0.25%) Apache Flex
11 2 (0.25%) Hibernate
11 2 (0.25%) Java EE
11 2 (0.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 179 (22.18%) Data Centre
2 40 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.22%) Management Information System
4 25 (3.10%) Clustering
5 24 (2.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 24 (2.97%) PKI
6 20 (2.48%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.48%) Private Cloud
7 13 (1.61%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.49%) DataPower
9 9 (1.12%) Cryptography
9 9 (1.12%) Driving Licence
10 8 (0.99%) e-Health
10 8 (0.99%) iPad
10 8 (0.99%) Replication
11 7 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.87%) Online Games
12 6 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.74%) MPEG
12 6 (0.74%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 128 (15.86%) Linux
2 124 (15.37%) Windows
3 104 (12.89%) Unix
4 52 (6.44%) Windows Server
5 43 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (2.11%) Solaris
8 15 (1.86%) AIX
9 11 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.74%) Android
11 6 (0.74%) CentOS
12 3 (0.37%) VMS
12 3 (0.37%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.37%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.25%) CatOS
14 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (30.24%) Load Balancing
2 114 (14.13%) ITIL
3 59 (7.31%) High Availability
4 51 (6.32%) Change Management
5 49 (6.07%) Project Management
6 48 (5.95%) Migration
7 39 (4.83%) Capacity Planning
7 39 (4.83%) Network Design
8 38 (4.71%) Network Management
9 34 (4.21%) Network Monitoring
10 32 (3.97%) Service Delivery
11 31 (3.84%) DevOps
12 29 (3.59%) Problem Management
13 28 (3.47%) Network Architecture
14 25 (3.10%) Information Security
15 24 (2.97%) Configuration Management
15 24 (2.97%) Root Cause Analysis
15 24 (2.97%) Stakeholder Management
16 23 (2.85%) Incident Management
17 22 (2.73%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 50 (6.20%) Python
2 42 (5.20%) Perl
3 40 (4.96%) Java
4 32 (3.97%) SQL
5 28 (3.47%) Bash Shell
5 28 (3.47%) PowerShell
6 11 (1.36%) Shell Script
6 11 (1.36%) Tcl
7 9 (1.12%) C
7 9 (1.12%) Ruby
8 4 (0.50%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.37%) C++
9 3 (0.37%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.25%) PHP
10 2 (0.25%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.12%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.12%) Korn
11 1 (0.12%) Lisp
11 1 (0.12%) VB
11 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 277 (34.32%) Cisco Certification
2 203 (25.15%) CCNP
3 121 (14.99%) CCNA
4 85 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 74 (9.17%) SC Cleared
6 47 (5.82%) CCSE
7 46 (5.70%) CCIE
8 39 (4.83%) Degree
9 38 (4.71%) CCSA
10 24 (2.97%) CISSP
11 22 (2.73%) Check Point Certification
12 20 (2.48%) CCDP
13 15 (1.86%) JNCIP
13 15 (1.86%) JNCIS
14 12 (1.49%) CCDA
15 6 (0.74%) HND
16 5 (0.62%) CCVP
16 5 (0.62%) JNCIA
16 5 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 4 (0.50%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.71%) SLA
2 27 (3.35%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.74%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.37%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.37%) QA
7 2 (0.25%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 64 (7.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (4.96%) Active Directory
3 20 (2.48%) VMware ESX
4 18 (2.23%) ProxySG
5 17 (2.11%) Firmware
6 12 (1.49%) NFS
7 10 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.24%) vSphere
8 8 (0.99%) KVM
8 8 (0.99%) Snort
9 7 (0.87%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.87%) Samba
10 6 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.50%) Docker
11 4 (0.50%) vCloud
11 4 (0.50%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.37%) oVirt
12 3 (0.37%) Xen
12 3 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 44 (5.45%) FortiGate
2 40 (4.96%) Puppet
3 35 (4.34%) Nagios
4 18 (2.23%) CiscoWorks
5 16 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.49%) OpenView
7 10 (1.24%) SolarWinds Orion
7 10 (1.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 9 (1.12%) Cacti
8 9 (1.12%) Nessus
8 9 (1.12%) Salt
9 8 (0.99%) CA Spectrum
9 8 (0.99%) Opsview
10 7 (0.87%) Ansible
10 7 (0.87%) Proventia
11 6 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (0.62%) Graphite
12 5 (0.62%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.62%) RSA Security Analytics
13 4 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 597 (73.98%) Cisco
2 313 (38.79%) CheckPoint
3 181 (22.43%) Juniper
4 128 (15.86%) Blue Coat
5 94 (11.65%) VMware
6 86 (10.66%) HP
7 72 (8.92%) Fortinet
8 68 (8.43%) Palo Alto
9 62 (7.68%) Oracle
10 56 (6.94%) Microsoft
11 55 (6.82%) Red Hat
12 44 (5.45%) Citrix
13 34 (4.21%) SolarWinds
14 33 (4.09%) Riverbed
15 30 (3.72%) Nokia
16 28 (3.47%) NetApp
17 24 (2.97%) TippingPoint
18 23 (2.85%) IBM
18 23 (2.85%) Infoblox
19 19 (2.35%) Aruba
Liverpool, Merseyside
LA International
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £325 - £360 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Peopleworks
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £526.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £410 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Absolute Solution Limited
Rate: From £375 to £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £451 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £435 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £435 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Rate £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Thame
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago