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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 326 364 404
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +40
Contract jobs citing F5 294 184 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.39% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 1.14% 0.82% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 107 99
Average daily rate £401 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £351 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 0
Average hourly rate £31.24 £34.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.13% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.47 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
-0.09% -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -12 275 £401 -5.76% 81
London +9 137 £409 -14.00% 40
South East +2 49 £375 +6.76% 18
City of London -13 36 £400 -12.32% 15
Berkshire +10 27 £375 +17.64% 11
East of England -11 19 £475 - 3
West Midlands -3 17 £380 -32.14%
North West -9 17 £325 -13.33% 3
Reading +10 16 £425 +23.63% 3
Yorkshire -19 13 £401 +51.13% 10
North Yorkshire +8 12 £401 - 3
South West -11 12 £450 - 6
York - 12 £401 - 1
Surrey 0 11 £444 +16.39% 1
Telford +7 10 £410 -26.78%
Shropshire +3 10 £410 -26.78%
Bedfordshire - 10 £488 - 2
Cheshire -8 8 £333 +6.40% 2
Buckinghamshire - 8 £450 - 3
Milton Keynes - 8 £450 - 3
Bridgend - 6 - - 2
Essex - 6 £400 -
Wales - 6 - - 3
South Wales - 6 - - 3
Scotland -2 5 £465 +9.41% 4
East Midlands -12 4 £475 +35.71%
Colchester - 4 £400 -
Birmingham -7 3 £350 -
Hertfordshire -7 3 - - 1
Luton - 3 £500 - 1

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 350 (67.96%) Cisco
2 318 (61.75%) Firewall
3 219 (42.52%) CheckPoint
4 212 (41.17%) Cisco Certification
5 173 (33.59%) CCNP
6 155 (30.10%) Juniper
7 144 (27.96%) Network Security
8 139 (26.99%) WAN
9 133 (25.83%) BGP
10 132 (25.63%) Cisco ASA
11 129 (25.05%) Load Balancing
12 124 (24.08%) Linux
13 120 (23.30%) DNS
14 116 (22.52%) OSPF
14 116 (22.52%) BIG-IP
15 114 (22.14%) Windows
16 113 (21.94%) Finance
17 112 (21.75%) Cisco Nexus
18 110 (21.36%) Blue Coat
19 107 (20.78%) HP
20 103 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
21 96 (18.64%) MPLS
22 95 (18.45%) LAN
23 81 (15.73%) VMware
24 78 (15.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
25 77 (14.95%) DHCP
26 74 (14.37%) ITIL
27 70 (13.59%) Cisco IOS
28 67 (13.01%) UNIX
29 66 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 44 (8.54%) Apache
2 33 (6.41%) IIS
3 30 (5.83%) MS Exchange
4 28 (5.44%) Tomcat
5 22 (4.27%) WebLogic
6 17 (3.30%) WebSphere
7 16 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (2.52%) Node.js
9 8 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (1.55%) Oracle Service Bus
10 7 (1.36%) Lync
11 6 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.97%) Liferay
12 5 (0.97%) SharePoint
12 5 (0.97%) WebLogic Portal
12 5 (0.97%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 3 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
14 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 24 (4.66%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.50%) MS Office
3 16 (3.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) MS Project
4 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.39%) Tridion
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (0.58%) Office 365
2 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.19%) SaaS
2 1 (0.19%) PaaS
2 1 (0.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 318 (61.75%) Firewall
2 144 (27.96%) Network Security
3 139 (26.99%) WAN
4 133 (25.83%) BGP
5 132 (25.63%) Cisco ASA
6 120 (23.30%) DNS
7 116 (22.52%) OSPF
7 116 (22.52%) BIG-IP
8 112 (21.75%) Cisco Nexus
9 103 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 96 (18.64%) MPLS
11 95 (18.45%) LAN
12 78 (15.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 77 (14.95%) DHCP
14 70 (13.59%) Cisco IOS
15 64 (12.43%) VPN
16 59 (11.46%) TCP/IP
17 50 (9.71%) VoIP
18 49 (9.51%) EIGRP
19 40 (7.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.27%) Oracle Database
2 19 (3.69%) SQL Server
3 12 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (0.97%) Oracle ODI
4 5 (0.97%) DB2
5 3 (0.58%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (0.58%) DataStage
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.39%) MySQL
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.19%) Redis
7 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.97%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.97%) Ant
3 4 (0.78%) Maven
4 3 (0.58%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.39%) AppScan
5 2 (0.39%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.39%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.19%) JConsole
6 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 113 (21.94%) Finance
2 44 (8.54%) Banking
3 33 (6.41%) Telecoms
4 22 (4.27%) Financial Institution
5 11 (2.14%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.94%) Law
6 10 (1.94%) Legal
7 7 (1.36%) Back Office
8 6 (1.17%) Retail
9 5 (0.97%) German Language
10 3 (0.58%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.39%) Games
11 2 (0.39%) Billing
11 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.19%) Front Office
12 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.19%) Advertising
12 1 (0.19%) Publishing
12 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 164 (31.84%) Network Engineer
2 77 (14.95%) Security Engineer
3 58 (11.26%) Network Security Engineer
4 52 (10.10%) Architect
5 46 (8.93%) Consultant
6 33 (6.41%) Network Consultant
7 32 (6.21%) Analyst
8 31 (6.02%) Network Architect
9 29 (5.63%) Support Engineer
10 28 (5.44%) Network Specialist
10 28 (5.44%) Network Analyst
11 27 (5.24%) Cisco Engineer
12 26 (5.05%) Security Specialist
13 24 (4.66%) Firewall Engineer
14 23 (4.47%) Network Support
15 21 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 20 (3.88%) Network Security Specialist
17 18 (3.50%) Network Support Engineer
18 15 (2.91%) Design Engineer
19 14 (2.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.69%) Middleware
2 18 (3.50%) J2EE
3 14 (2.72%) CSS
4 13 (2.52%) .NET
5 12 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
5 12 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (1.36%) DCOM
6 7 (1.36%) Web Services
6 7 (1.36%) XML
6 7 (1.36%) Spring
7 6 (1.17%) Java EE
7 6 (1.17%) WCF
7 6 (1.17%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (1.17%) WSDL
8 5 (0.97%) JMS
9 2 (0.39%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (0.39%) Spring Security
9 2 (0.39%) jQuery
9 2 (0.39%) JDBC
9 2 (0.39%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.44%) Clustering
2 19 (3.69%) Fat Client
2 19 (3.69%) Thin Client
3 15 (2.91%) CLARiiON
4 10 (1.94%) Blackberry
5 7 (1.36%) e-Health
6 6 (1.17%) CMDB
6 6 (1.17%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.97%) Client/Server
7 5 (0.97%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.97%) DataPower
7 5 (0.97%) Statistics
7 5 (0.97%) Cryptography
7 5 (0.97%) Replication
8 4 (0.78%) PKI
8 4 (0.78%) Firmware
9 3 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.58%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.58%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 124 (24.08%) Linux
2 114 (22.14%) Windows
3 67 (13.01%) UNIX
4 44 (8.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (4.47%) Solaris
6 22 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (3.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (2.52%) AIX
9 13 (2.52%) VMS
10 12 (2.33%) HPUX
11 7 (1.36%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (0.97%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.97%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.97%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.97%) CentOS
13 4 (0.78%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.78%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.39%) Debian
14 2 (0.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (25.05%) Load Balancing
2 74 (14.37%) ITIL
3 49 (9.51%) Network Design
4 46 (8.93%) Network Management
5 43 (8.35%) Change Management
6 31 (6.02%) E-Commerce
7 29 (5.63%) Change Control
7 29 (5.63%) Network Monitoring
7 29 (5.63%) Problem Management
7 29 (5.63%) Incident Management
8 27 (5.24%) Service Management
9 23 (4.47%) Project Management
10 21 (4.08%) Migration
11 20 (3.88%) WAN Optimisation
12 18 (3.50%) Service Delivery
13 16 (3.11%) Network Architecture
14 14 (2.72%) Network Load Balancing
15 13 (2.52%) Capacity Planning
15 13 (2.52%) Information Security
16 12 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 49 (9.51%) SQL
2 34 (6.60%) Java
3 25 (4.85%) PowerShell
4 22 (4.27%) C
5 21 (4.08%) Perl
6 9 (1.75%) VB
7 7 (1.36%) PL/SQL
7 7 (1.36%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.17%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.97%) Python
10 4 (0.78%) Ruby
11 2 (0.39%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.39%) VBScript
11 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.19%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 1 (0.19%) PHP
12 1 (0.19%) Groovy
12 1 (0.19%) Korn
12 1 (0.19%) Jython
Qualifications
1 212 (41.17%) Cisco Certification
2 173 (33.59%) CCNP
3 62 (12.04%) Security Cleared
4 46 (8.93%) SC Cleared
4 46 (8.93%) CCNA
4 46 (8.93%) CCIE
5 33 (6.41%) CCDP
6 30 (5.83%) CCSE
7 20 (3.88%) CCSP
8 18 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (3.50%) JNCIS
8 18 (3.50%) Degree
9 15 (2.91%) CISSP
10 13 (2.52%) Oracle Certification
11 12 (2.33%) MCITP
11 12 (2.33%) OCP
11 12 (2.33%) OCA
12 11 (2.14%) MCSE
13 8 (1.55%) CCSA
13 8 (1.55%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.11%) PCI DSS
2 15 (2.91%) SLA
3 8 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.58%) QA
5 3 (0.58%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.19%) TickIT
6 1 (0.19%) BS25999
6 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 66 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (10.68%) Active Directory
3 30 (5.83%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (3.30%) ProxySG
5 16 (3.11%) vSphere
6 13 (2.52%) ISA Server
7 12 (2.33%) VMware ESX
8 11 (2.14%) vCloud
9 10 (1.94%) Squid
9 10 (1.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 9 (1.75%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.97%) KVM
11 5 (0.97%) XenApp
12 4 (0.78%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.78%) NFS
12 4 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.58%) UAG
13 3 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.39%) Samba
14 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 23 (4.47%) SCCM
2 21 (4.08%) SCOM
3 11 (2.14%) OpenView
3 11 (2.14%) CiscoWorks
4 10 (1.94%) Puppet
5 9 (1.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 8 (1.55%) Netcool
6 8 (1.55%) FortiGate
7 5 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (0.97%) ARCserve
7 5 (0.97%) DameWare
7 5 (0.97%) OVSD
8 4 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (0.78%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.58%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.39%) Nagios
10 2 (0.39%) Ionix
Vendors
1 350 (67.96%) Cisco
2 219 (42.52%) CheckPoint
3 155 (30.10%) Juniper
4 110 (21.36%) Blue Coat
5 107 (20.78%) HP
6 81 (15.73%) VMware
7 58 (11.26%) Microsoft
8 52 (10.10%) McAfee
9 47 (9.13%) Riverbed
10 41 (7.96%) Oracle
11 40 (7.77%) Citrix
12 32 (6.21%) Fortinet
13 31 (6.02%) EMC
14 30 (5.83%) SolarWinds
15 27 (5.24%) Infoblox
16 26 (5.05%) Imperva
17 25 (4.85%) Nokia
18 23 (4.47%) Websense
19 22 (4.27%) Red Hat
20 15 (2.91%) TippingPoint
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Forman IT
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + £400
Posted: 18 days ago
Gloucestershire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 24 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 27 days ago