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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 297 244 368
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +124
Contract jobs citing F5 396 478 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.93% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 1.79% 2.03% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 337 140
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £276 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £401 £333
% change year-on-year
-6.36% +20.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £43.00 £50.00 £95.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% -47.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £50.00 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.18 £50.00 £163.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £50.00 £95.00
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -47.36%

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
22140 23572 22103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.04% 45.69% 45.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13204 13718 12166
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 871 988 963
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.55 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

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 8 February 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
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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 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 -59 355 £400 - 103
London -74 126 £425 +8.62% 32
South East -6 93 £351 +0.28% 28
Yorkshire +3 61 £363 -9.48% 12
Berkshire -3 37 £380 +8.57% 10
South Yorkshire +16 31 £295 -1.66% 1
Sheffield +8 29 £295 -1.66% 1
East of England +12 25 £471 -5.75% 18
Hampshire +20 24 £352 -6.13% 5
West Yorkshire +5 24 £400 +2.23% 8
City of London -4 20 £425 +4.61% 9
Scotland -8 19 £375 -21.17% 4
Leeds +4 18 £400 -3.03% 5
South West +11 17 £375 -11.76% 3
Surrey -7 15 £320 +2.40% 6
North West -14 15 £500 - 4
Hertfordshire +8 13 £500 - 6
Glasgow +14 12 £375 -21.05% 4
Reading -6 12 £380 +26.66% 7
Wales -1 9 £355 -14.00% 4
Manchester - 9 £505 - 3
Bristol +8 8 £350 +3.70%
West Midlands -16 8 £425 - 4
Newbury - 7 £400 -
West Sussex +5 6 - -
Cheshire -5 6 £425 -15.00%
South Wales -7 6 £350 -15.15% 4
East Midlands -14 6 £375 +5.26% 2
Buckinghamshire +5 5 £550 +37.50% 3
Swindon -2 5 £425 - 3

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 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.

1 633 (76.73%) Cisco
2 494 (59.88%) Firewall
3 316 (38.30%) Cisco Certification
4 311 (37.70%) CheckPoint
5 251 (30.42%) Load Balancing
6 242 (29.33%) LAN
7 239 (28.97%) Juniper
8 235 (28.48%) Cisco ASA
9 230 (27.88%) WAN
10 228 (27.64%) CCNP
11 218 (26.42%) Cisco Nexus
12 205 (24.85%) Data Centre
13 190 (23.03%) VPN
14 189 (22.91%) Network Security
15 185 (22.42%) BGP
16 176 (21.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 174 (21.09%) Finance
18 166 (20.12%) TCP/IP
19 161 (19.52%) DNS
20 153 (18.55%) OSPF
21 144 (17.45%) Blue Coat
22 136 (16.48%) MPLS
23 127 (15.39%) ITIL
24 121 (14.67%) BIG-IP
25 118 (14.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
26 116 (14.06%) SSL
27 108 (13.09%) DHCP
28 106 (12.85%) CCNA
28 106 (12.85%) Security Cleared
29 105 (12.73%) Linux

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 23 (2.79%) Apache
2 16 (1.94%) Skype for Business
3 15 (1.82%) Tomcat
4 11 (1.33%) JBoss
4 11 (1.33%) OpenStack
4 11 (1.33%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.21%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.21%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.09%) IIS
7 7 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (0.85%) Confluence
7 7 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (0.85%) Node.js
8 5 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (0.48%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.36%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (1.82%) MS Excel
1 15 (1.82%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.48%) MS Office
4 3 (0.36%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) Relativity
1 4 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.21%) IaaS
3 9 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.09%) Office 365
4 7 (0.85%) SaaS
4 7 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (0.61%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.48%) PaaS
7 3 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.24%) HP Helion
8 2 (0.24%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 494 (59.88%) Firewall
2 242 (29.33%) LAN
3 235 (28.48%) Cisco ASA
4 230 (27.88%) WAN
5 218 (26.42%) Cisco Nexus
6 190 (23.03%) VPN
7 189 (22.91%) Network Security
8 185 (22.42%) BGP
9 176 (21.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 166 (20.12%) TCP/IP
11 161 (19.52%) DNS
12 153 (18.55%) OSPF
13 136 (16.48%) MPLS
14 121 (14.67%) BIG-IP
15 118 (14.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 116 (14.06%) SSL
17 108 (13.09%) DHCP
18 98 (11.88%) EIGRP
19 95 (11.52%) Wireless
20 88 (10.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.06%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.09%) MySQL
2 9 (1.09%) Oracle Database
3 8 (0.97%) DB2
4 7 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.61%) Big Data
7 4 (0.48%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.36%) Informix
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.36%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.36%) Redis
8 3 (0.36%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.24%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.12%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 11 (1.33%) JIRA
1 11 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 9 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (0.48%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.36%) Subversion
5 3 (0.36%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.24%) Hudson
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.12%) RSpec
General
1 174 (21.09%) Finance
2 74 (8.97%) Banking
3 52 (6.30%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.18%) Retail
6 11 (1.33%) Spanish Language
7 10 (1.21%) Games
7 10 (1.21%) Retail Banking
8 7 (0.85%) Legal
9 6 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.61%) Electronics
10 5 (0.61%) Law
11 4 (0.48%) Marketing
12 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.24%) Billing
12 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.24%) Local Government
13 1 (0.12%) Back Office
13 1 (0.12%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 357 (43.27%) Network Engineer
2 115 (13.94%) Security Engineer
3 90 (10.91%) Cisco Engineer
4 87 (10.55%) Architect
5 86 (10.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 81 (9.82%) Network Security Engineer
7 65 (7.88%) Consultant
8 55 (6.67%) Analyst
9 52 (6.30%) Senior Network Engineer
10 50 (6.06%) Network Architect
11 39 (4.73%) Network Analyst
12 35 (4.24%) Administrator
12 35 (4.24%) Support Engineer
13 32 (3.88%) Cisco Security Engineer
14 31 (3.76%) Network Specialist
14 31 (3.76%) Network Support
15 28 (3.39%) Security Analyst
16 27 (3.27%) Network Consultant
17 25 (3.03%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
18 24 (2.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (4.85%) Web Services
2 22 (2.67%) Middleware
3 20 (2.42%) 802.1X
4 13 (1.58%) J2EE
4 13 (1.58%) SOAP
5 10 (1.21%) REST
6 9 (1.09%) XML
7 6 (0.73%) CSS
8 5 (0.61%) RSS
9 4 (0.48%) .NET
9 4 (0.48%) MAPI
9 4 (0.48%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.36%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (0.36%) HTML
10 3 (0.36%) OAuth
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.24%) JMS
12 1 (0.12%) Java EE
12 1 (0.12%) WAP
12 1 (0.12%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 205 (24.85%) Data Centre
2 30 (3.64%) PKI
3 27 (3.27%) Management Information System
4 24 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (2.79%) Clustering
5 23 (2.79%) Mobile App
6 19 (2.30%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.58%) Private Cloud
8 10 (1.21%) Algorithms
8 10 (1.21%) Cryptography
8 10 (1.21%) Driving Licence
8 10 (1.21%) e-Health
9 9 (1.09%) DataPower
9 9 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (1.09%) Smart Meter
10 8 (0.97%) Fat Client
10 8 (0.97%) Mobile Banking
10 8 (0.97%) Public Cloud
10 8 (0.97%) Thin Client
10 8 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 105 (12.73%) Linux
2 94 (11.39%) Windows
3 76 (9.21%) Unix
4 35 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (2.18%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.21%) Solaris
8 8 (0.97%) Android
8 8 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.36%) CatOS
9 3 (0.36%) CentOS
9 3 (0.36%) VMS
9 3 (0.36%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.24%) SUSE
10 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.12%) Fedora
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (30.42%) Load Balancing
2 127 (15.39%) ITIL
3 62 (7.52%) Network Design
4 53 (6.42%) Migration
5 40 (4.85%) High Availability
6 38 (4.61%) Change Management
6 38 (4.61%) Network Architecture
7 37 (4.48%) Network Management
8 34 (4.12%) Information Security
9 33 (4.00%) Project Management
10 29 (3.52%) Kalman Filter
11 28 (3.39%) Problem Management
12 27 (3.27%) Disaster Recovery
12 27 (3.27%) Incident Management
12 27 (3.27%) SIEM
13 25 (3.03%) Configuration Management
14 23 (2.79%) Security Patching
15 22 (2.67%) DevOps
15 22 (2.67%) Network Monitoring
15 22 (2.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (3.27%) SQL
2 25 (3.03%) PowerShell
3 24 (2.91%) Perl
4 21 (2.55%) Python
5 20 (2.42%) Bash Shell
6 19 (2.30%) Java
7 8 (0.97%) C
7 8 (0.97%) JavaScript
8 6 (0.73%) Shell Script
8 6 (0.73%) Tcl
9 4 (0.48%) Ruby
10 3 (0.36%) C++
10 3 (0.36%) VB
11 2 (0.24%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.24%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.12%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.12%) C#
12 1 (0.12%) Lisp
12 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 316 (38.30%) Cisco Certification
2 228 (27.64%) CCNP
3 106 (12.85%) CCNA
3 106 (12.85%) Security Cleared
4 92 (11.15%) SC Cleared
5 74 (8.97%) CCIE
6 52 (6.30%) CCSE
7 45 (5.45%) CISSP
8 37 (4.48%) CCSA
9 35 (4.24%) Degree
10 23 (2.79%) CCDP
11 17 (2.06%) Check Point Certification
12 10 (1.21%) CEH
12 10 (1.21%) GCIA
12 10 (1.21%) GCIH
13 9 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 8 (0.97%) CCSP
14 8 (0.97%) JNCIS
14 8 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (7.15%) PCI DSS
2 28 (3.39%) SLA
3 18 (2.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 16 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.85%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.48%) QA
7 2 (0.24%) COBIT
7 2 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 50 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (5.58%) Active Directory
3 27 (3.27%) Firmware
4 21 (2.55%) Snort
5 13 (1.58%) ProxySG
5 13 (1.58%) VMware ESX
6 11 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.33%) vSphere
7 9 (1.09%) Hyper-V
7 9 (1.09%) NFS
8 7 (0.85%) vCloud
9 6 (0.73%) XenApp
9 6 (0.73%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.48%) XenServer
12 3 (0.36%) KVM
12 3 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.36%) Xen
13 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.12%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 42 (5.09%) FortiGate
2 41 (4.97%) Puppet
3 21 (2.55%) Proventia
4 13 (1.58%) Nagios
5 12 (1.45%) CiscoWorks
6 11 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.33%) RSA Security Analytics
7 9 (1.09%) Nessus
7 9 (1.09%) OpenView
7 9 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
8 8 (0.97%) RSA enVision
9 6 (0.73%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.73%) QRadar
9 6 (0.73%) SCCM
10 5 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.61%) Opsview
11 4 (0.48%) Cacti
11 4 (0.48%) Cisco Prime
11 4 (0.48%) Salt
11 4 (0.48%) SCOM
Vendors
1 633 (76.73%) Cisco
2 311 (37.70%) CheckPoint
3 239 (28.97%) Juniper
4 144 (17.45%) Blue Coat
5 77 (9.33%) Palo Alto
6 73 (8.85%) VMware
7 63 (7.64%) Citrix
8 60 (7.27%) Fortinet
8 60 (7.27%) HP
9 49 (5.94%) Microsoft
10 38 (4.61%) Sourcefire
11 37 (4.48%) Oracle
12 35 (4.24%) Red Hat
13 33 (4.00%) Nokia
14 32 (3.88%) Intel Security
15 27 (3.27%) Infoblox
16 26 (3.15%) Riverbed
17 25 (3.03%) IBM
17 25 (3.03%) SolarWinds
17 25 (3.03%) Splunk
Slough, Berkshire
AAP3
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Qualserv
Rate: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum To £110k + Package (To £80k Base)
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Daisy Group
Rate: £350 p/d
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 26 days ago