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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 299 338 347
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +9
Contract jobs citing F5 389 292 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.55% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 1.56% 1.22% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 154 116
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £519 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -50.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £19.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.33 £31.48 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.24 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+28.06% -13.23%

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
24953 23879 23168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.69% 45.12% 47.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14638 13358 12319
Average daily rate £388 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1030 1236
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £10.95 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 +12 359 £394 -1.56% 100
London +25 176 £425 -5.55% 42
South East -5 71 £400 +8.47% 19
City of London +11 59 £425 +3.03% 15
West Midlands +28 40 £320 -8.57% 6
Birmingham +19 29 £325 -7.14% 2
Yorkshire -7 26 £375 -6.30% 5
West Yorkshire +2 25 £373 +14.61% 5
Buckinghamshire +11 23 £450 +2.85% 5
Milton Keynes +11 22 £450 +7.46% 3
Berkshire 0 19 £308 -5.38% 3
Scotland +18 18 £450 +10.76% 2
Leeds -12 17 £360 +10.76% 2
East Midlands +5 12 £407 - 4
East of England +1 12 £345 -10.96% 14
Surrey -6 10 £400 -5.32% 5
Hampshire +6 9 £310 -0.80% 1
Shropshire +5 7 £311 -25.89% 1
Halifax - 7 £402 - 2
Edinburgh +6 6 - - 2
Telford +2 6 £310 -26.19% 1
North West -18 6 £375 +12.27% 4
Leatherhead -19 6 £425 +21.42%
Cambridgeshire +2 5 £314 -7.03% 3
Hertfordshire -11 5 £375 - 8
Tyne and Wear -20 5 £347 -0.72% 1
North East -21 5 £347 -0.72% 1
South West -36 5 £420 +7.69% 2
Northamptonshire - 5 £407 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £375 - 1

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 672 (79.34%) Cisco
2 570 (67.30%) Firewall
3 430 (50.77%) Cisco Certification
4 394 (46.52%) CheckPoint
5 335 (39.55%) Juniper
6 331 (39.08%) CCNP
7 282 (33.29%) Cisco ASA
8 235 (27.74%) Load Balancing
9 232 (27.39%) WAN
10 227 (26.80%) BGP
11 220 (25.97%) OSPF
12 219 (25.86%) Cisco Nexus
13 214 (25.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 194 (22.90%) LAN
15 188 (22.20%) ITIL
15 188 (22.20%) BIG-IP
16 186 (21.96%) DNS
17 182 (21.49%) Data Centre
18 180 (21.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 175 (20.66%) Network Security
20 167 (19.72%) Blue Coat
21 166 (19.60%) Windows
22 159 (18.77%) VPN
23 156 (18.42%) VMware
24 155 (18.30%) Finance
25 150 (17.71%) CCNA
25 150 (17.71%) Linux
26 146 (17.24%) MPLS
27 145 (17.12%) HP
28 141 (16.65%) TCP/IP

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (4.96%) IIS
2 36 (4.25%) Apache
3 31 (3.66%) MS Exchange
4 28 (3.31%) WebSphere
5 24 (2.83%) Tomcat
6 19 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (2.01%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (1.42%) SharePoint
9 11 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (1.18%) WebLogic
10 10 (1.18%) Lync
11 7 (0.83%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.59%) Office Communications Server
12 5 (0.59%) nginx
13 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.35%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.35%) IBM HTTP Server
14 3 (0.35%) Oracle Application Server
14 3 (0.35%) JBoss
Applications
1 33 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.42%) MS Office
3 20 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (3.31%) RMDS
2 6 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.24%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.18%) PaaS
2 9 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.71%) SaaS
5 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.12%) Office 365
6 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 570 (67.30%) Firewall
2 282 (33.29%) Cisco ASA
3 232 (27.39%) WAN
4 227 (26.80%) BGP
5 220 (25.97%) OSPF
6 219 (25.86%) Cisco Nexus
7 214 (25.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 194 (22.90%) LAN
9 188 (22.20%) BIG-IP
10 186 (21.96%) DNS
11 180 (21.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 175 (20.66%) Network Security
13 159 (18.77%) VPN
14 146 (17.24%) MPLS
15 141 (16.65%) TCP/IP
16 129 (15.23%) Wireless
17 128 (15.11%) Cisco IOS
18 94 (11.10%) DHCP
19 80 (9.45%) Multicast
20 78 (9.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.94%) Big Data
3 6 (0.71%) MySQL
4 5 (0.59%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.24%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.24%) Informix
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.24%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.12%) OLTP
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.12%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.12%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (1.30%) Introscope
2 9 (1.06%) JMeter
3 7 (0.83%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.59%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.59%) Subversion
4 5 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (0.47%) LoadRunner
5 4 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.24%) Gerrit
6 2 (0.24%) JIRA
7 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.12%) ProC
7 1 (0.12%) Maven
7 1 (0.12%) Ant
General
1 155 (18.30%) Finance
2 58 (6.85%) Banking
3 35 (4.13%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.72%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.48%) Marketing
6 19 (2.24%) Retail
7 8 (0.94%) Financial Institution
7 8 (0.94%) Back Office
8 7 (0.83%) Games
9 6 (0.71%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.47%) Electronics
10 4 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.47%) Advertising
10 4 (0.47%) Publishing
11 3 (0.35%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.35%) Front Office
11 3 (0.35%) Legal
11 3 (0.35%) German Language
12 2 (0.24%) Law
12 2 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 369 (43.57%) Network Engineer
2 87 (10.27%) Consultant
2 87 (10.27%) Security Engineer
3 74 (8.74%) Architect
4 56 (6.61%) Senior Network Engineer
5 54 (6.38%) Network Security Engineer
6 52 (6.14%) Network Consultant
7 51 (6.02%) Analyst
8 41 (4.84%) Network Specialist
9 37 (4.37%) Network Architect
9 37 (4.37%) Support Engineer
9 37 (4.37%) Cisco Engineer
10 33 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 31 (3.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 29 (3.42%) Administrator
13 27 (3.19%) Project Manager
13 27 (3.19%) Network Support
14 21 (2.48%) Design Engineer
15 20 (2.36%) Network Support Engineer
16 19 (2.24%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.13%) CSS
2 23 (2.72%) Middleware
3 20 (2.36%) Rendezvous
4 17 (2.01%) .NET
5 16 (1.89%) Web Services
6 14 (1.65%) Java EE
7 8 (0.94%) J2EE
8 6 (0.71%) HTML
9 5 (0.59%) MAPI
9 5 (0.59%) REST
10 4 (0.47%) JMS
10 4 (0.47%) XMPP
10 4 (0.47%) WCF
11 3 (0.35%) WebSockets
11 3 (0.35%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.35%) JMX
11 3 (0.35%) Apache Flex
11 3 (0.35%) WAP
11 3 (0.35%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (0.35%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 182 (21.49%) Data Centre
2 50 (5.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 42 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 26 (3.07%) PKI
6 18 (2.13%) Thin Client
6 18 (2.13%) Fat Client
7 15 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
7 15 (1.77%) Clustering
8 12 (1.42%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.18%) Replication
9 10 (1.18%) iPhone
10 9 (1.06%) Cryptography
10 9 (1.06%) User Experience
11 8 (0.94%) e-Health
11 8 (0.94%) DataPower
11 8 (0.94%) Computer Science
11 8 (0.94%) Public Cloud
11 8 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.71%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 166 (19.60%) Windows
2 150 (17.71%) Linux
3 98 (11.57%) UNIX
4 63 (7.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (4.49%) Solaris
7 21 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (1.89%) Windows 7
9 13 (1.53%) Ubuntu
10 12 (1.42%) CentOS
11 8 (0.94%) AIX
12 7 (0.83%) SUSE
13 6 (0.71%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.59%) Debian
14 5 (0.59%) Android
15 4 (0.47%) zOS
15 4 (0.47%) VMS
16 3 (0.35%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.35%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (27.74%) Load Balancing
2 188 (22.20%) ITIL
3 72 (8.50%) Network Design
4 71 (8.38%) Service Management
5 63 (7.44%) Network Management
6 59 (6.97%) Project Management
7 57 (6.73%) E-Commerce
8 53 (6.26%) Change Management
9 47 (5.55%) Network Monitoring
10 43 (5.08%) Service Delivery
11 42 (4.96%) Migration
12 39 (4.60%) Mentoring
13 37 (4.37%) Network Architecture
13 37 (4.37%) Incident Management
14 30 (3.54%) Change Control
14 30 (3.54%) WAN Optimisation
15 27 (3.19%) DDoS Mitigation
16 26 (3.07%) Root Cause Analysis
17 24 (2.83%) Security Architecture
18 22 (2.60%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 33 (3.90%) Java
2 29 (3.42%) SQL
3 28 (3.31%) Perl
4 24 (2.83%) PowerShell
5 22 (2.60%) Python
6 15 (1.77%) C
7 14 (1.65%) Lisp
8 13 (1.53%) JavaScript
9 12 (1.42%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.83%) Ruby
11 5 (0.59%) PHP
11 5 (0.59%) VB
12 3 (0.35%) VBScript
12 3 (0.35%) Korn
12 3 (0.35%) C-shell
12 3 (0.35%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.24%) Go
14 1 (0.12%) R
Qualifications
1 430 (50.77%) Cisco Certification
2 331 (39.08%) CCNP
3 150 (17.71%) CCNA
4 124 (14.64%) Security Cleared
5 90 (10.63%) SC Cleared
6 75 (8.85%) CCIE
7 71 (8.38%) CCSE
8 40 (4.72%) Degree
9 38 (4.49%) CCDP
10 34 (4.01%) CISSP
11 27 (3.19%) CCSA
12 24 (2.83%) DV Cleared
13 16 (1.89%) CCSP
14 14 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (1.65%) PMP
14 14 (1.65%) PMI Certification
15 10 (1.18%) HP MASE
16 8 (0.94%) HP ASE
17 7 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 7 (0.83%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.83%) SLA
2 18 (2.13%) PCI DSS
3 17 (2.01%) QA
4 14 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.06%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 96 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (8.74%) Active Directory
3 56 (6.61%) vSphere
4 50 (5.90%) Hyper-V
5 21 (2.48%) NFS
6 19 (2.24%) XenServer
7 18 (2.13%) ProxySG
7 18 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (2.13%) vCloud
8 13 (1.53%) Snort
9 12 (1.42%) VMware ESX
10 8 (0.94%) Firmware
11 7 (0.83%) XenApp
12 6 (0.71%) Xen
13 5 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 3 (0.35%) Samba
14 3 (0.35%) KVM
14 3 (0.35%) iptables
15 2 (0.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 36 (4.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 30 (3.54%) FortiGate
3 22 (2.60%) OPNET
4 20 (2.36%) Cisco Prime
5 16 (1.89%) RANCID
6 14 (1.65%) CiscoWorks
7 12 (1.42%) SCCM
8 11 (1.30%) ITRS Geneos
8 11 (1.30%) Puppet
9 10 (1.18%) OVSD
10 9 (1.06%) WhatsUp Gold
11 7 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
11 7 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (0.83%) SCOM
11 7 (0.83%) Nagios
12 6 (0.71%) OpenView
12 6 (0.71%) Netcool
12 6 (0.71%) Cisco UCCE
13 5 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (0.59%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 672 (79.34%) Cisco
2 394 (46.52%) CheckPoint
3 335 (39.55%) Juniper
4 167 (19.72%) Blue Coat
5 156 (18.42%) VMware
6 145 (17.12%) HP
7 109 (12.87%) SolarWinds
8 93 (10.98%) Citrix
9 76 (8.97%) Microsoft
10 67 (7.91%) Riverbed
11 61 (7.20%) Fortinet
12 57 (6.73%) TippingPoint
13 53 (6.26%) McAfee
14 52 (6.14%) Infoblox
15 50 (5.90%) Oracle
16 45 (5.31%) IBM
17 39 (4.60%) Sourcefire
18 37 (4.37%) BMC
19 32 (3.78%) Nokia
20 30 (3.54%) Brocade
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Comtecs
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
England
iKonnect
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
England
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 12 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £399.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 19 days ago
England
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago