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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 261 379 424
Rank change year-on-year
+118 +45
Contract jobs citing F5 425 216 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.42% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 1.61% 0.89% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 118 76
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £31.50

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
26399 24249 26884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.88% 46.64% 46.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14976 13582 13652
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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 1173 1091 1356
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 September 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
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 September 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 +106 406 £400 +3.22% 101
London +91 193 £420 -6.66% 41
South East +23 69 £359 -4.33% 28
City of London +69 64 £425 -0.58% 18
South West +8 43 £400 - 9
West Midlands +5 30 £330 -24.13% 6
North West -13 26 £370 +21.31%
Wiltshire +9 22 £458 - 1
Surrey +12 21 £438 +16.66% 8
Berkshire +6 21 £425 +6.25% 4
East of England -22 19 £400 +3.22% 5
Swindon +11 17 £465 -
Cheshire -5 15 £330 +8.19%
Milton Keynes +7 11 £330 -34.00% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 11 £330 -34.00% 2
Yorkshire +2 10 £341 -11.93% 6
Hertfordshire -18 10 £500 +33.33% 1
North East -30 10 £375 - 3
Devon - 9 £375 -
West Yorkshire +1 8 £325 -15.85% 3
Scotland - 8 £375 - 2
Reading +15 7 £450 - 3
Wales - 7 £375 - 1
Birmingham +3 6 £365 -16.09% 3
Leeds +1 6 £325 -15.85% 3
Manchester -5 6 £375 +22.95%
Slough -6 6 £410 +2.18%
Exeter - 6 £388 -
South Wales - 6 £250 - 1
Hampshire -11 5 £344 +27.31% 4

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 530 (74.75%) Cisco
2 430 (60.65%) Firewall
3 340 (47.95%) Juniper
4 277 (39.07%) CheckPoint
5 275 (38.79%) Cisco Certification
6 213 (30.04%) CCNP
7 179 (25.25%) WAN
8 176 (24.82%) Cisco ASA
9 169 (23.84%) BGP
9 169 (23.84%) Network Security
10 167 (23.55%) Load Balancing
11 160 (22.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 159 (22.43%) Blue Coat
13 156 (22.00%) LAN
14 153 (21.58%) BIG-IP
15 152 (21.44%) OSPF
16 146 (20.59%) DNS
17 145 (20.45%) VPN
18 138 (19.46%) Cisco Nexus
19 129 (18.19%) Windows
20 128 (18.05%) Finance
21 123 (17.35%) HP
22 119 (16.78%) Linux
23 118 (16.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
24 113 (15.94%) TCP/IP
25 101 (14.25%) Cisco IOS
25 101 (14.25%) ITIL
26 90 (12.69%) SSL
27 88 (12.41%) CCNA
28 86 (12.13%) VMware

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 42 (5.92%) Apache
2 41 (5.78%) MS Exchange
3 24 (3.39%) IIS
4 21 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (2.54%) WebLogic
6 12 (1.69%) WebSphere
7 10 (1.41%) SharePoint
8 9 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (0.99%) Lync
9 7 (0.99%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.56%) nginx
12 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.56%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.28%) Liferay
13 2 (0.28%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 31 (4.37%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.53%) MS Office
3 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.42%) SaaS
3 2 (0.28%) PaaS
3 2 (0.28%) Office 365
3 2 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 430 (60.65%) Firewall
2 179 (25.25%) WAN
3 176 (24.82%) Cisco ASA
4 169 (23.84%) Network Security
4 169 (23.84%) BGP
5 160 (22.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 156 (22.00%) LAN
7 153 (21.58%) BIG-IP
8 152 (21.44%) OSPF
9 146 (20.59%) DNS
10 145 (20.45%) VPN
11 138 (19.46%) Cisco Nexus
12 118 (16.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 113 (15.94%) TCP/IP
14 101 (14.25%) Cisco IOS
15 90 (12.69%) SSL
16 85 (11.99%) MPLS
17 71 (10.01%) Wireless
18 57 (8.04%) SAN
19 56 (7.90%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.41%) Oracle Database
3 7 (0.99%) NoSQL
3 7 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.71%) MySQL
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.28%) DB2
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.14%) Big Data
7 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (0.56%) Subversion
1 4 (0.56%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.42%) Maven
2 3 (0.42%) Ant
3 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.14%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.14%) Introscope
4 1 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.14%) Metasploit
General
1 128 (18.05%) Finance
2 61 (8.60%) Banking
3 42 (5.92%) Telecoms
4 35 (4.94%) Financial Institution
5 22 (3.10%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.12%) Retail
7 8 (1.13%) Back Office
8 7 (0.99%) Spanish Language
9 6 (0.85%) Legal
10 5 (0.71%) Games
11 4 (0.56%) German Language
12 3 (0.42%) Billing
12 3 (0.42%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.42%) Marketing
12 3 (0.42%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.42%) Publishing
12 3 (0.42%) Law
13 2 (0.28%) Electronics
13 2 (0.28%) Front Office
13 2 (0.28%) French Language
Job Titles
1 259 (36.53%) Network Engineer
2 113 (15.94%) Consultant
3 111 (15.66%) Security Engineer
4 66 (9.31%) Network Security Engineer
5 65 (9.17%) Network Consultant
6 53 (7.48%) Architect
7 41 (5.78%) Analyst
8 38 (5.36%) Senior Network Engineer
9 37 (5.22%) Network Specialist
10 34 (4.80%) Cisco Engineer
11 27 (3.81%) Support Engineer
11 27 (3.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 26 (3.67%) Network Support
13 25 (3.53%) Firewall Engineer
13 25 (3.53%) Security Consultant
13 25 (3.53%) Design Engineer
14 24 (3.39%) Administrator
14 24 (3.39%) Senior Security Engineer
15 22 (3.10%) Security Specialist
15 22 (3.10%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.24%) CSS
2 19 (2.68%) Middleware
3 13 (1.83%) .NET
4 7 (0.99%) Web Services
5 6 (0.85%) WAP
6 5 (0.71%) REST
7 4 (0.56%) XML
7 4 (0.56%) J2EE
8 3 (0.42%) CGI
8 3 (0.42%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (0.42%) Java EE
8 3 (0.42%) FastCGI
9 2 (0.28%) Spring
9 2 (0.28%) SOAP
9 2 (0.28%) WSDL
10 1 (0.14%) Ajax
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.14%) SAML
10 1 (0.14%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.14%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 41 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (2.40%) Thin Client
2 17 (2.40%) Fat Client
3 16 (2.26%) Hedge funds
4 15 (2.12%) PKI
5 14 (1.97%) Client/Server
5 14 (1.97%) User Experience
6 11 (1.55%) Cryptography
6 11 (1.55%) Visualisation
7 10 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.27%) Clustering
9 7 (0.99%) Statistics
9 7 (0.99%) Blackberry
10 6 (0.85%) CLARiiON
11 5 (0.71%) Replication
11 5 (0.71%) Online Games
12 4 (0.56%) Open Source
12 4 (0.56%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.56%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.56%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 129 (18.19%) Windows
2 119 (16.78%) Linux
3 52 (7.33%) UNIX
4 38 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (1.69%) Solaris
7 12 (1.69%) Windows XP
8 8 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.99%) Windows 2000
9 7 (0.99%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.85%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.28%) MVS
11 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.28%) CentOS
11 2 (0.28%) Debian
12 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.14%) VMS
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (23.55%) Load Balancing
2 101 (14.25%) ITIL
3 74 (10.44%) Network Management
4 51 (7.19%) Network Design
5 50 (7.05%) Mentoring
6 41 (5.78%) Service Delivery
7 35 (4.94%) Service Management
8 34 (4.80%) Migration
9 31 (4.37%) E-Commerce
9 31 (4.37%) Network Monitoring
10 27 (3.81%) Change Management
11 26 (3.67%) Change Control
12 25 (3.53%) Penetration Testing
13 24 (3.39%) DevOps
14 23 (3.24%) Security Architecture
14 23 (3.24%) Problem Management
15 20 (2.82%) Risk Assessment
15 20 (2.82%) Low Latency
16 19 (2.68%) Network Architecture
16 19 (2.68%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 38 (5.36%) SQL
2 36 (5.08%) PowerShell
3 35 (4.94%) Perl
4 25 (3.53%) C
5 24 (3.39%) Java
6 14 (1.97%) VB
7 10 (1.41%) VBA
8 9 (1.27%) Bash Shell
9 7 (0.99%) Python
10 6 (0.85%) Lisp
11 4 (0.56%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.56%) Ruby
12 3 (0.42%) C++
12 3 (0.42%) PHP
13 2 (0.28%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.14%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 275 (38.79%) Cisco Certification
2 213 (30.04%) CCNP
3 88 (12.41%) CCNA
4 85 (11.99%) Security Cleared
5 68 (9.59%) SC Cleared
6 55 (7.76%) CCIE
7 50 (7.05%) CCSE
8 32 (4.51%) CCDP
9 28 (3.95%) CISSP
9 28 (3.95%) Degree
10 22 (3.10%) JNCIS
11 20 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (2.54%) CCSP
13 15 (2.12%) MCSE
13 15 (2.12%) Check Point Certification
14 14 (1.97%) CCENT
14 14 (1.97%) LPIC
15 12 (1.69%) CCSA
16 11 (1.55%) CCVP
17 10 (1.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.10%) SLA
1 22 (3.10%) QA
2 17 (2.40%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.13%) JSP 440
4 7 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) TickIT
6 1 (0.14%) BS25999
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 81 (11.42%) Active Directory
2 51 (7.19%) vSphere
3 49 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (6.21%) ProxySG
5 29 (4.09%) vCloud
6 28 (3.95%) Hyper-V
7 18 (2.54%) Snort
7 18 (2.54%) ISA Server
8 17 (2.40%) UAG
9 16 (2.26%) Squid
10 12 (1.69%) NFS
10 12 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (1.55%) XenApp
11 11 (1.55%) qmail
12 10 (1.41%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (0.71%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.71%) VMware ESX
14 3 (0.42%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.28%) RACF
Systems Management
1 41 (5.78%) SCCM
2 21 (2.96%) SCOM
2 21 (2.96%) OPNET
3 18 (2.54%) Cisco CUCM
3 18 (2.54%) FortiGate
4 15 (2.12%) Zenoss
4 15 (2.12%) OpenView
5 12 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
6 11 (1.55%) EMC NetWorker
7 10 (1.41%) WhatsUp Gold
7 10 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
8 6 (0.85%) DameWare
8 6 (0.85%) WSUS
8 6 (0.85%) OVSD
9 4 (0.56%) Netcool
9 4 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.42%) Puppet
10 3 (0.42%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 530 (74.75%) Cisco
2 340 (47.95%) Juniper
3 277 (39.07%) CheckPoint
4 159 (22.43%) Blue Coat
5 123 (17.35%) HP
6 86 (12.13%) VMware
7 73 (10.30%) Microsoft
8 62 (8.74%) McAfee
9 60 (8.46%) Riverbed
10 54 (7.62%) Citrix
11 46 (6.49%) SolarWinds
12 43 (6.06%) Websense
12 43 (6.06%) Nokia
13 41 (5.78%) Fortinet
14 39 (5.50%) Sourcefire
15 35 (4.94%) EMC
16 30 (4.23%) Oracle
17 28 (3.95%) BMC
17 28 (3.95%) Infoblox
18 26 (3.67%) IBM
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
North London
TEKsystems
Rate: VERY GOOD RATES
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
NST Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ealing
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
DP Connect
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Derbyshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago