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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 252 331 362
Rank change year-on-year
+79 +31
Contract jobs citing F5 466 292 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.54% 0.42%
As % of the Vendors category 1.85% 1.20% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 156 113
Average daily rate
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£375 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £340
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 10
Average hourly rate £51.67 £30.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.21% -11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.67 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+72.21% -7.69%

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
25227 24253 21926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.19% 45.10% 46.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14386 13725 11583
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1126 1045 1183
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.55 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%

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 6 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
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 6 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 +69 429 £375 -6.36% 109
London +34 175 £400 -3.32% 51
South East +24 88 £388 +2.31% 28
West Midlands +25 52 £340 -17.07% 9
City of London +31 51 £438 +9.37% 14
East of England +30 43 £423 -3.42% 7
Yorkshire +14 40 £370 -7.61% 6
Birmingham +23 34 £340 -2.85% 4
Surrey +24 27 £400 -9.85% 5
Berkshire -12 25 £288 -20.74% 10
West Yorkshire +18 22 £350 - 5
Hertfordshire +16 21 £448 - 4
Buckinghamshire +9 19 £410 -3.52% 4
Scotland +15 18 £396 -16.57% 3
Milton Keynes +15 17 £450 +5.88% 3
Leeds +6 14 £360 - 4
North Yorkshire -8 11 £401 -
Cambridgeshire - 11 £388 - 1
Shropshire -3 10 £313 -24.69%
East Midlands -4 10 £438 -7.89% 2
York -6 10 £401 -
Telford -6 8 £363 -12.65%
North West -29 8 £500 +99.60% 3
Cambridge - 8 £388 - 1
Hampshire -2 7 £315 -17.64% 4
Bedfordshire -3 7 £413 -15.38% 2
South Yorkshire - 7 £281 -
South West 0 6 £400 -11.11% 2
Renfrewshire - 6 £267 -
Erskine - 6 £267 -

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 758 (80.98%) Cisco
2 646 (69.02%) Firewall
3 482 (51.50%) Cisco Certification
4 462 (49.36%) CheckPoint
5 394 (42.09%) CCNP
6 381 (40.71%) Juniper
7 326 (34.83%) Cisco ASA
8 271 (28.95%) OSPF
9 266 (28.42%) BGP
10 249 (26.60%) Load Balancing
11 242 (25.85%) WAN
12 236 (25.21%) Cisco Nexus
13 233 (24.89%) Network Security
14 232 (24.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 229 (24.47%) ITIL
16 225 (24.04%) LAN
17 211 (22.54%) Blue Coat
18 196 (20.94%) VMware
19 195 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 190 (20.30%) Linux
21 189 (20.19%) Finance
21 189 (20.19%) BIG-IP
22 186 (19.87%) DNS
23 179 (19.12%) MPLS
24 171 (18.27%) VPN
25 169 (18.06%) Windows
26 155 (16.56%) HP
27 154 (16.45%) Cisco IOS
28 148 (15.81%) CCNA
29 145 (15.49%) Wireless

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 41 (4.38%) IIS
2 40 (4.27%) Apache
3 27 (2.88%) Tomcat
4 24 (2.56%) MS Exchange
5 21 (2.24%) WebSphere
6 19 (2.03%) WebLogic
7 14 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
7 14 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (1.28%) Lync
9 12 (1.28%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.64%) JBoss
10 6 (0.64%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.64%) nginx
11 5 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.32%) iPlanet
12 3 (0.32%) WebLogic Portal
12 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 43 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.10%) MS Office
3 17 (1.82%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 31 (3.31%) RMDS
2 8 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.21%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (1.07%) PaaS
2 9 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.64%) SaaS
4 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.11%) Office 365
5 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 646 (69.02%) Firewall
2 326 (34.83%) Cisco ASA
3 271 (28.95%) OSPF
4 266 (28.42%) BGP
5 242 (25.85%) WAN
6 236 (25.21%) Cisco Nexus
7 233 (24.89%) Network Security
8 232 (24.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 225 (24.04%) LAN
10 195 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 189 (20.19%) BIG-IP
12 186 (19.87%) DNS
13 179 (19.12%) MPLS
14 171 (18.27%) VPN
15 154 (16.45%) Cisco IOS
16 145 (15.49%) Wireless
17 123 (13.14%) TCP/IP
18 111 (11.86%) DHCP
19 94 (10.04%) Multicast
20 89 (9.51%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.28%) MySQL
3 9 (0.96%) Relational Database
4 8 (0.85%) Big Data
5 6 (0.64%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.43%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.32%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.32%) Informix
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.21%) OLTP
8 2 (0.21%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.11%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (1.18%) Subversion
1 11 (1.18%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.07%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.85%) Introscope
3 8 (0.85%) JMeter
3 8 (0.85%) LoadRunner
4 5 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.11%) Ant
5 1 (0.11%) MSI
5 1 (0.11%) Maven
5 1 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.11%) Gerrit
General
1 189 (20.19%) Finance
2 79 (8.44%) Banking
3 69 (7.37%) Telecoms
4 33 (3.53%) Investment Banking
5 18 (1.92%) Retail
5 18 (1.92%) Marketing
6 13 (1.39%) Back Office
7 12 (1.28%) Games
8 8 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.85%) Legal
9 6 (0.64%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.43%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.43%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.43%) Electronics
11 3 (0.32%) Military
11 3 (0.32%) Billing
12 2 (0.21%) Local Government
12 2 (0.21%) Law
12 2 (0.21%) Advertising
12 2 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 388 (41.45%) Network Engineer
2 110 (11.75%) Security Engineer
3 103 (11.00%) Consultant
4 75 (8.01%) Architect
5 68 (7.26%) Network Security Engineer
6 62 (6.62%) Network Consultant
7 55 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
8 54 (5.77%) Network Specialist
9 52 (5.56%) Analyst
10 42 (4.49%) Project Manager
11 39 (4.17%) Security Specialist
12 38 (4.06%) Network Security Specialist
12 38 (4.06%) Support Engineer
13 36 (3.85%) Network Architect
14 33 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 31 (3.31%) Cisco Engineer
15 31 (3.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 27 (2.88%) Network Support
17 26 (2.78%) IP Engineer
18 24 (2.56%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.78%) Middleware
2 25 (2.67%) CSS
3 23 (2.46%) Rendezvous
4 17 (1.82%) Web Services
5 15 (1.60%) .NET
6 12 (1.28%) Java EE
7 8 (0.85%) J2EE
8 7 (0.75%) WAP
8 7 (0.75%) JSON
9 6 (0.64%) HTML
10 5 (0.53%) REST
10 5 (0.53%) MAPI
11 4 (0.43%) SOAP
11 4 (0.43%) CGI
11 4 (0.43%) Ajax
11 4 (0.43%) XMPP
12 3 (0.32%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.32%) HTML5
12 3 (0.32%) WSDL
12 3 (0.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (3.85%) PKI
3 35 (3.74%) Thin Client
3 35 (3.74%) Fat Client
4 29 (3.10%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.35%) Clustering
6 18 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
7 16 (1.71%) Cryptography
8 15 (1.60%) SecurID
9 11 (1.18%) Hedge funds
10 10 (1.07%) Open Source
11 9 (0.96%) iPhone
11 9 (0.96%) Online Games
11 9 (0.96%) Computer Science
11 9 (0.96%) Replication
12 8 (0.85%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.85%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.85%) User Experience
13 7 (0.75%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 190 (20.30%) Linux
2 169 (18.06%) Windows
3 87 (9.29%) UNIX
4 65 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (5.88%) Solaris
6 40 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (1.92%) Windows 7
10 10 (1.07%) Android
11 9 (0.96%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.96%) AIX
12 8 (0.85%) SUSE
12 8 (0.85%) CentOS
13 5 (0.53%) Windows Phone 8
13 5 (0.53%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.53%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.43%) zOS
15 3 (0.32%) HPUX
15 3 (0.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (26.60%) Load Balancing
2 229 (24.47%) ITIL
3 89 (9.51%) E-Commerce
4 82 (8.76%) Network Management
5 76 (8.12%) Service Management
6 72 (7.69%) Project Management
7 61 (6.52%) Change Management
7 61 (6.52%) Network Design
8 60 (6.41%) Incident Management
9 56 (5.98%) Service Delivery
9 56 (5.98%) Mentoring
10 48 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
11 41 (4.38%) Network Architecture
12 38 (4.06%) Migration
13 31 (3.31%) Validation
14 30 (3.21%) Root Cause Analysis
15 28 (2.99%) PRINCE2
16 24 (2.56%) ITIL V3
17 23 (2.46%) Performance Tuning
17 23 (2.46%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 42 (4.49%) Perl
2 33 (3.53%) C
3 32 (3.42%) Java
4 31 (3.31%) SQL
4 31 (3.31%) Python
5 28 (2.99%) PowerShell
6 18 (1.92%) Shell Script
7 14 (1.50%) JavaScript
8 12 (1.28%) Lisp
9 11 (1.18%) Ruby
10 6 (0.64%) PHP
11 5 (0.53%) VBScript
12 3 (0.32%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.32%) Korn
12 3 (0.32%) C-shell
12 3 (0.32%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.11%) R
13 1 (0.11%) Go
13 1 (0.11%) MUMPS
13 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 482 (51.50%) Cisco Certification
2 394 (42.09%) CCNP
3 148 (15.81%) CCNA
4 144 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 104 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 99 (10.58%) CCSE
7 90 (9.62%) CCIE
8 56 (5.98%) CISSP
9 55 (5.88%) Degree
10 43 (4.59%) CCDP
11 27 (2.88%) CCSA
12 26 (2.78%) DV Cleared
13 21 (2.24%) CCSP
14 17 (1.82%) PMP
14 17 (1.82%) PMI Certification
15 13 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 10 (1.07%) HP MASE
17 9 (0.96%) JNCIS
17 9 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
18 8 (0.85%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.38%) SLA
2 35 (3.74%) PCI DSS
3 24 (2.56%) QA
4 14 (1.50%) JSP 440
5 13 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.21%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 122 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (7.16%) Active Directory
3 52 (5.56%) vSphere
4 48 (5.13%) Hyper-V
5 27 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (2.46%) XenServer
6 23 (2.46%) ProxySG
7 20 (2.14%) NFS
8 18 (1.92%) vCloud
9 16 (1.71%) VMware ESX
10 13 (1.39%) Snort
11 6 (0.64%) Xen
11 6 (0.64%) Firmware
12 5 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 5 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
12 5 (0.53%) XenApp
13 3 (0.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (0.32%) UAG
13 3 (0.32%) Samba
13 3 (0.32%) KVM
Systems Management
1 31 (3.31%) FortiGate
2 26 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
3 23 (2.46%) OPNET
4 19 (2.03%) Cisco Prime
5 17 (1.82%) Puppet
6 15 (1.60%) RANCID
7 14 (1.50%) WhatsUp Gold
8 13 (1.39%) SCCM
8 13 (1.39%) Netcool
9 11 (1.18%) Nagios
10 10 (1.07%) BMC PATROL
10 10 (1.07%) CiscoWorks
10 10 (1.07%) collectd
10 10 (1.07%) Opsview
10 10 (1.07%) Graphite
11 9 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (0.85%) ITRS Geneos
12 8 (0.85%) SCOM
12 8 (0.85%) OpenView
13 6 (0.64%) OVSD
Vendors
1 758 (80.98%) Cisco
2 462 (49.36%) CheckPoint
3 381 (40.71%) Juniper
4 211 (22.54%) Blue Coat
5 196 (20.94%) VMware
6 155 (16.56%) HP
7 114 (12.18%) Citrix
8 105 (11.22%) SolarWinds
9 99 (10.58%) Microsoft
10 84 (8.97%) Fortinet
11 79 (8.44%) Riverbed
12 75 (8.01%) McAfee
13 72 (7.69%) Infoblox
14 70 (7.48%) TippingPoint
15 58 (6.20%) Oracle
16 47 (5.02%) IBM
17 45 (4.81%) BMC
17 45 (4.81%) Red Hat
18 42 (4.49%) EMC
19 40 (4.27%) Nokia
London
Volt
Rate: £400.00 - £455.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheshire
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: From £250 to £330 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: From £250 to £330 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hampshire
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: From £250 to £330 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £440 - £445 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Great working environment
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £260.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Swindon
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago