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 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 256 321 346
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +25
Contract jobs citing F5 434 305 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.58% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 1.81% 1.28% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 176 121
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £400 £348
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 17
Average hourly rate £45.83 £29.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.05% -20.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £19.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £32.50 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.83 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+52.77% -11.76%

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
23947 23780 22159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.90% 44.92% 46.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13966 13494 11792
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1088 1048 1200
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.49 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +47 399 £375 -6.25% 94
London +52 189 £400 -1.71% 42
South East +9 74 £400 +6.66% 23
City of London +33 63 £425 +4.61% 17
West Midlands +26 46 £330 -19.51% 9
Birmingham +22 35 £340 -2.85% 4
East of England +17 28 £375 -6.25% 7
Yorkshire -10 28 £350 -12.60% 8
West Yorkshire +8 24 £350 - 4
Surrey +26 20 £400 +11.11% 2
Berkshire -10 19 £325 -3.77% 9
Scotland +13 17 £341 -20.17% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 17 £450 +1.40% 5
Milton Keynes +3 16 £450 +2.85% 5
Leeds +1 15 £360 - 3
East Midlands +12 14 £425 -10.52% 1
Hertfordshire -4 10 £375 - 4
Cambridgeshire - 9 £314 -
North West -29 8 £500 +69.34% 3
Bedfordshire +11 7 £413 -17.50% 1
Leatherhead +1 7 £450 +28.57%
Erskine - 7 £267 -
Renfrewshire - 7 £267 -
Hampshire +2 6 £310 -18.95% 3
Nottingham +1 6 £347 -26.84% 1
Shropshire -2 6 £294 -30.05%
Nottinghamshire -4 6 £347 -26.84% 1
Oxfordshire - 6 £400 - 1
Cambridge - 6 £314 -
Dunstable +1 5 £413 -13.15%

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 734 (81.02%) Cisco
2 621 (68.54%) Firewall
3 475 (52.43%) Cisco Certification
4 440 (48.57%) CheckPoint
5 380 (41.94%) Juniper
6 377 (41.61%) CCNP
7 310 (34.22%) Cisco ASA
8 268 (29.58%) BGP
9 266 (29.36%) OSPF
10 243 (26.82%) Load Balancing
11 234 (25.83%) Cisco Nexus
12 233 (25.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 218 (24.06%) WAN
14 207 (22.85%) ITIL
15 206 (22.74%) Blue Coat
16 205 (22.63%) Network Security
17 199 (21.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 199 (21.96%) LAN
18 191 (21.08%) DNS
19 188 (20.75%) Finance
19 188 (20.75%) Data Centre
20 184 (20.31%) VMware
20 184 (20.31%) BIG-IP
21 178 (19.65%) Linux
22 177 (19.54%) MPLS
23 163 (17.99%) Windows
24 162 (17.88%) VPN
25 154 (17.00%) HP
26 151 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
27 148 (16.34%) CCNA

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 39 (4.30%) IIS
2 35 (3.86%) Apache
3 32 (3.53%) MS Exchange
4 24 (2.65%) WebSphere
5 21 (2.32%) Tomcat
6 19 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (1.88%) WebSphere Application Server
8 16 (1.77%) WebLogic
9 13 (1.43%) SharePoint
10 10 (1.10%) Lync
11 8 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.77%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
14 4 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.44%) nginx
15 3 (0.33%) JBoss
15 3 (0.33%) MQSeries
15 3 (0.33%) iPlanet
Applications
1 34 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 24 (2.65%) MS Office
3 18 (1.99%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 31 (3.42%) RMDS
2 8 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.22%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (0.99%) PaaS
2 8 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.66%) SaaS
4 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.11%) Office 365
5 1 (0.11%) IaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 621 (68.54%) Firewall
2 310 (34.22%) Cisco ASA
3 268 (29.58%) BGP
4 266 (29.36%) OSPF
5 234 (25.83%) Cisco Nexus
6 233 (25.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 218 (24.06%) WAN
8 205 (22.63%) Network Security
9 199 (21.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 199 (21.96%) LAN
10 191 (21.08%) DNS
11 184 (20.31%) BIG-IP
12 177 (19.54%) MPLS
13 162 (17.88%) VPN
14 151 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
15 136 (15.01%) Wireless
16 122 (13.47%) TCP/IP
17 119 (13.13%) DHCP
18 100 (11.04%) Multicast
19 90 (9.93%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.99%) Relational Database
3 8 (0.88%) Big Data
4 7 (0.77%) MySQL
5 5 (0.55%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.33%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.22%) OLTP
8 2 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.22%) Informix
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.22%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.22%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.11%) DB2
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.21%) Introscope
2 8 (0.88%) JMeter
2 8 (0.88%) LoadRunner
2 8 (0.88%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.66%) Subversion
3 6 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (0.66%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.22%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.11%) Ant
5 1 (0.11%) MSI
5 1 (0.11%) Maven
General
1 188 (20.75%) Finance
2 75 (8.28%) Banking
3 55 (6.07%) Telecoms
4 37 (4.08%) Investment Banking
5 18 (1.99%) Marketing
6 17 (1.88%) Retail
7 16 (1.77%) Back Office
8 10 (1.10%) Games
9 9 (0.99%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.77%) Legal
11 6 (0.66%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.55%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.55%) Electronics
13 4 (0.44%) Publishing
14 3 (0.33%) Front Office
14 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.33%) German Language
14 3 (0.33%) Billing
14 3 (0.33%) Military
15 2 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 378 (41.72%) Network Engineer
2 97 (10.71%) Consultant
3 96 (10.60%) Security Engineer
4 73 (8.06%) Architect
5 58 (6.40%) Analyst
5 58 (6.40%) Network Specialist
6 57 (6.29%) Senior Network Engineer
6 57 (6.29%) Network Consultant
7 54 (5.96%) Network Security Engineer
8 38 (4.19%) Support Engineer
8 38 (4.19%) Security Specialist
9 37 (4.08%) Network Security Specialist
10 36 (3.97%) Cisco Engineer
11 34 (3.75%) Project Manager
11 34 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 34 (3.75%) Network Architect
12 31 (3.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 29 (3.20%) Network Support
14 23 (2.54%) IP Engineer
15 21 (2.32%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.98%) CSS
1 27 (2.98%) Middleware
2 23 (2.54%) Rendezvous
3 18 (1.99%) .NET
4 17 (1.88%) Web Services
5 15 (1.66%) Java EE
6 8 (0.88%) J2EE
7 6 (0.66%) JSON
7 6 (0.66%) HTML
7 6 (0.66%) REST
8 5 (0.55%) MAPI
9 4 (0.44%) XMPP
9 4 (0.44%) WAP
9 4 (0.44%) SOAP
9 4 (0.44%) WCF
10 3 (0.33%) HTML5
10 3 (0.33%) XML
10 3 (0.33%) XSD
10 3 (0.33%) WSDL
10 3 (0.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 188 (20.75%) Data Centre
2 61 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (6.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 34 (3.75%) Thin Client
4 34 (3.75%) Fat Client
5 31 (3.42%) Management Information System
6 27 (2.98%) PKI
7 22 (2.43%) Clustering
8 18 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (1.32%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.32%) SecurID
9 12 (1.32%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.21%) Hedge funds
11 10 (1.10%) Cryptography
12 9 (0.99%) iPhone
12 9 (0.99%) User Experience
12 9 (0.99%) Replication
13 8 (0.88%) DataPower
14 7 (0.77%) Online Games
14 7 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 178 (19.65%) Linux
2 163 (17.99%) Windows
3 86 (9.49%) UNIX
4 64 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (5.63%) Solaris
6 41 (4.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (2.32%) Windows 7
8 20 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.99%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.88%) AIX
10 8 (0.88%) CentOS
11 7 (0.77%) Android
11 7 (0.77%) SUSE
12 6 (0.66%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.55%) VMS
14 4 (0.44%) Debian
14 4 (0.44%) zOS
15 3 (0.33%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (26.82%) Load Balancing
2 207 (22.85%) ITIL
3 86 (9.49%) E-Commerce
4 73 (8.06%) Network Management
5 70 (7.73%) Service Management
6 69 (7.62%) Project Management
7 66 (7.28%) Change Management
8 64 (7.06%) Network Design
9 56 (6.18%) Mentoring
10 54 (5.96%) Incident Management
11 46 (5.08%) Service Delivery
12 43 (4.75%) Network Monitoring
13 42 (4.64%) Network Architecture
14 36 (3.97%) Migration
15 30 (3.31%) DDoS Mitigation
16 29 (3.20%) Root Cause Analysis
17 25 (2.76%) Low Latency
17 25 (2.76%) Security Architecture
17 25 (2.76%) Validation
18 22 (2.43%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 39 (4.30%) Perl
2 34 (3.75%) SQL
3 31 (3.42%) C
4 30 (3.31%) Java
4 30 (3.31%) Python
5 29 (3.20%) PowerShell
6 15 (1.66%) Shell Script
7 14 (1.55%) Lisp
8 13 (1.43%) JavaScript
9 8 (0.88%) Ruby
10 5 (0.55%) PHP
11 4 (0.44%) VBScript
12 3 (0.33%) C-shell
12 3 (0.33%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.33%) Korn
13 2 (0.22%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.22%) Go
14 1 (0.11%) R
14 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 475 (52.43%) Cisco Certification
2 377 (41.61%) CCNP
3 148 (16.34%) CCNA
4 132 (14.57%) Security Cleared
5 96 (10.60%) SC Cleared
6 94 (10.38%) CCIE
7 92 (10.15%) CCSE
8 52 (5.74%) Degree
9 50 (5.52%) CISSP
10 41 (4.53%) CCDP
11 24 (2.65%) DV Cleared
12 22 (2.43%) CCSA
13 17 (1.88%) CCSP
14 14 (1.55%) PMP
14 14 (1.55%) PMI Certification
15 11 (1.21%) HP MASE
15 11 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (0.99%) HP ASE
17 8 (0.88%) JNCIS
17 8 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.08%) SLA
2 26 (2.87%) PCI DSS
3 18 (1.99%) QA
4 13 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.99%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.22%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 119 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (8.06%) Active Directory
3 50 (5.52%) vSphere
4 46 (5.08%) Hyper-V
5 23 (2.54%) XenServer
6 21 (2.32%) ProxySG
6 21 (2.32%) NFS
7 20 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (1.99%) VMware ESX
9 17 (1.88%) vCloud
10 14 (1.55%) Snort
11 6 (0.66%) Xen
12 5 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 4 (0.44%) XenApp
14 3 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 3 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.33%) KVM
14 3 (0.33%) iptables
14 3 (0.33%) Firmware
14 3 (0.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 30 (3.31%) FortiGate
2 28 (3.09%) Cisco CUCM
3 23 (2.54%) OPNET
4 21 (2.32%) Cisco Prime
5 16 (1.77%) RANCID
6 12 (1.32%) CiscoWorks
6 12 (1.32%) Puppet
7 11 (1.21%) SCCM
7 11 (1.21%) ITRS Geneos
7 11 (1.21%) Netcool
8 9 (0.99%) TrustSec
9 8 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
9 8 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.88%) WhatsUp Gold
10 7 (0.77%) SCOM
10 7 (0.77%) Nagios
10 7 (0.77%) OVSD
11 6 (0.66%) OpenView
11 6 (0.66%) collectd
11 6 (0.66%) Graphite
Vendors
1 734 (81.02%) Cisco
2 440 (48.57%) CheckPoint
3 380 (41.94%) Juniper
4 206 (22.74%) Blue Coat
5 184 (20.31%) VMware
6 154 (17.00%) HP
7 115 (12.69%) Citrix
8 108 (11.92%) SolarWinds
9 88 (9.71%) Microsoft
10 73 (8.06%) Fortinet
11 71 (7.84%) Infoblox
11 71 (7.84%) Riverbed
12 63 (6.95%) TippingPoint
13 60 (6.62%) McAfee
13 60 (6.62%) Oracle
14 47 (5.19%) IBM
15 42 (4.64%) BMC
16 38 (4.19%) Red Hat
17 37 (4.08%) Imperva
18 36 (3.97%) EMC
UK
2Source Talent
Rate: Up to £730 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £290.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £399.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Rate: Attractive
Posted: 18 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Please quote
Posted: 21 days ago
Crewe
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 22 days ago
Dorset
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Neg
Posted: 22 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Real Staffing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £200 - £260 per day + NEG
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £440 - £445 per day
Posted: 25 days ago