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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 215 340 408
Rank change year-on-year
+125 +68
Contract jobs citing F5 534 248 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 0.48% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 2.17% 1.05% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 168 106
Average daily rate
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£400 £394 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.52% +7.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £525 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £26.29 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.29 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -

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
24605 23641 23338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 46.18% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14694 13385 12165
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1147 1102 1371
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 +120 514 £400 +1.71% 63
London +108 269 £400 - 22
South East +59 126 £375 +19.04% 13
City of London +52 86 £413 -2.94% 10
Berkshire +42 62 £350 +13.82% 2
Yorkshire +21 39 £401 +28.16% 5
Buckinghamshire +5 25 £350 -22.22% 4
Milton Keynes +10 24 £363 -6.45% 2
North West -2 23 £425 - 1
East of England -1 22 £413 +54.20% 8
Cheshire +16 19 £425 +3.03% 1
North Yorkshire +15 18 £401 - 2
Surrey +13 18 £500 -4.76% 1
York - 18 £401 -
West Yorkshire +1 17 £450 - 2
Warrington -1 17 £425 +39.34%
Hertfordshire +14 16 £500 +75.43% 4
Reading +29 15 £350 +9.37% 1
West Midlands -17 15 £425 +7.59% 2
Leeds - 15 £450 - 2
Slough +5 14 £300 - 1
Hampshire -12 11 £356 +7.95% 2
Scotland -10 9 £476 +35.92%
South West -19 9 £413 - 11
North East -22 8 £389 -
East Midlands +13 7 £313 +25.00% 1
Birmingham 0 7 £419 +39.58% 1
Wales -15 7 £413 -5.17%
Tyne and Wear - 7 £413 -
Wiltshire - 7 £425 - 2

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 711 (73.76%) Cisco
2 611 (63.38%) Firewall
3 410 (42.53%) CheckPoint
4 397 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
5 393 (40.77%) Juniper
6 307 (31.85%) CCNP
7 261 (27.07%) Cisco ASA
8 256 (26.56%) WAN
9 254 (26.35%) BGP
10 251 (26.04%) LAN
11 229 (23.76%) OSPF
12 227 (23.55%) Network Security
13 223 (23.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 218 (22.61%) Load Balancing
15 214 (22.20%) Cisco Nexus
16 191 (19.81%) Blue Coat
17 184 (19.09%) Finance
18 174 (18.05%) ITIL
19 165 (17.12%) Linux
20 164 (17.01%) Windows
21 162 (16.80%) VPN
22 161 (16.70%) BIG-IP
23 160 (16.60%) MPLS
24 155 (16.08%) VMware
25 148 (15.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
26 140 (14.52%) CCNA
27 131 (13.59%) HP
27 131 (13.59%) DNS
28 127 (13.17%) TCP/IP
29 124 (12.86%) Cisco IOS

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 38 (3.94%) Apache
2 33 (3.42%) IIS
3 25 (2.59%) MS Exchange
4 22 (2.28%) Tomcat
5 20 (2.07%) WebLogic
6 19 (1.97%) SharePoint
7 14 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (0.93%) JBoss
9 8 (0.83%) nginx
9 8 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.41%) Lync
12 4 (0.41%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.41%) Documentum
12 4 (0.41%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
14 1 (0.10%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 52 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.59%) MS Office
3 7 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.41%) RMDS
3 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (0.31%) PaaS
5 2 (0.21%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.10%) Office 365
6 1 (0.10%) IaaS
6 1 (0.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 611 (63.38%) Firewall
2 261 (27.07%) Cisco ASA
3 256 (26.56%) WAN
4 254 (26.35%) BGP
5 251 (26.04%) LAN
6 229 (23.76%) OSPF
7 227 (23.55%) Network Security
8 223 (23.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 214 (22.20%) Cisco Nexus
10 162 (16.80%) VPN
11 161 (16.70%) BIG-IP
12 160 (16.60%) MPLS
13 148 (15.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 131 (13.59%) DNS
15 127 (13.17%) TCP/IP
16 124 (12.86%) Cisco IOS
17 100 (10.37%) SSL
18 99 (10.27%) Wireless
19 96 (9.96%) EIGRP
20 85 (8.82%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (4.36%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.97%) MySQL
2 19 (1.97%) Oracle Database
3 9 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (0.83%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (0.41%) BODI
6 4 (0.41%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.41%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.31%) Big Data
7 3 (0.31%) DB2
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle9i Database
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.31%) SQLPlus
8 2 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.10%) OLTP
9 1 (0.10%) Informix
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 16 (1.66%) Subversion
2 13 (1.35%) Git (software)
2 13 (1.35%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.52%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.21%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.10%) MSI
5 1 (0.10%) Introscope
5 1 (0.10%) JIRA
5 1 (0.10%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 184 (19.09%) Finance
2 102 (10.58%) Banking
3 70 (7.26%) Telecoms
4 31 (3.22%) Investment Banking
5 24 (2.49%) Retail
6 21 (2.18%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.24%) Legal
8 11 (1.14%) Back Office
9 10 (1.04%) Games
9 10 (1.04%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.62%) Marketing
11 4 (0.41%) Billing
12 3 (0.31%) Military
12 3 (0.31%) German Language
13 2 (0.21%) Publishing
13 2 (0.21%) Electronics
13 2 (0.21%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.21%) Law
14 1 (0.10%) Advertising
14 1 (0.10%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 353 (36.62%) Network Engineer
2 135 (14.00%) Consultant
3 123 (12.76%) Security Engineer
4 89 (9.23%) Architect
5 72 (7.47%) Network Security Engineer
6 63 (6.54%) Network Consultant
7 57 (5.91%) Senior Network Engineer
8 52 (5.39%) Analyst
9 37 (3.84%) Network Specialist
9 37 (3.84%) Security Specialist
10 36 (3.73%) Network Architect
11 32 (3.32%) Firewall Engineer
12 30 (3.11%) Support Engineer
13 29 (3.01%) Design Engineer
13 29 (3.01%) Network Support
14 26 (2.70%) Security Consultant
15 25 (2.59%) Network Analyst
15 25 (2.59%) Infrastructure Architect
15 25 (2.59%) Cisco Engineer
16 24 (2.49%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.53%) Middleware
2 24 (2.49%) CSS
3 14 (1.45%) Web Services
3 14 (1.45%) WAP
4 12 (1.24%) .NET
5 7 (0.73%) CGI
5 7 (0.73%) REST
6 5 (0.52%) Ajax
6 5 (0.52%) JSON
7 4 (0.41%) Java EE
7 4 (0.41%) Rendezvous
7 4 (0.41%) SOAP
7 4 (0.41%) XML
8 3 (0.31%) FastCGI
8 3 (0.31%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (0.21%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.21%) WSDL
10 1 (0.10%) SAML
10 1 (0.10%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (4.25%) PKI
3 20 (2.07%) Cryptography
3 20 (2.07%) User Experience
4 18 (1.87%) Fat Client
4 18 (1.87%) Mobile App
4 18 (1.87%) Thin Client
5 16 (1.66%) Clustering
5 16 (1.66%) Hedge funds
6 15 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (1.45%) SecurID
8 12 (1.24%) Smart Meter
8 12 (1.24%) Visualisation
8 12 (1.24%) CESG
9 11 (1.14%) Management Information System
10 9 (0.93%) Open Source
10 9 (0.93%) Online Games
11 7 (0.73%) Computer Science
11 7 (0.73%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.62%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 165 (17.12%) Linux
2 164 (17.01%) Windows
3 82 (8.51%) UNIX
4 58 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (4.36%) Solaris
6 40 (4.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (3.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.14%) Windows Phone 8
9 11 (1.14%) Windows Phone
9 11 (1.14%) Apple iOS
9 11 (1.14%) Android
10 10 (1.04%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.83%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.52%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.52%) HPUX
12 5 (0.52%) CentOS
13 3 (0.31%) Debian
13 3 (0.31%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.21%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (22.61%) Load Balancing
2 174 (18.05%) ITIL
3 88 (9.13%) Network Management
4 60 (6.22%) Network Design
5 59 (6.12%) Service Delivery
6 58 (6.02%) Network Monitoring
7 57 (5.91%) Change Management
8 55 (5.71%) Mentoring
9 53 (5.50%) E-Commerce
10 52 (5.39%) Project Management
11 49 (5.08%) Service Management
11 49 (5.08%) Incident Management
12 36 (3.73%) Migration
13 33 (3.42%) Network Architecture
13 33 (3.42%) Change Control
14 31 (3.22%) Low Latency
15 28 (2.90%) Time Management
16 27 (2.80%) Root Cause Analysis
16 27 (2.80%) DevOps
17 26 (2.70%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 52 (5.39%) SQL
2 38 (3.94%) Perl
3 36 (3.73%) PowerShell
4 33 (3.42%) Java
5 26 (2.70%) Python
6 24 (2.49%) C
7 16 (1.66%) Shell Script
8 15 (1.56%) Ruby
9 12 (1.24%) Lisp
10 7 (0.73%) C++
11 6 (0.62%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.62%) VB
12 5 (0.52%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.41%) PHP
13 4 (0.41%) VBA
14 3 (0.31%) VBScript
15 1 (0.10%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.10%) MUMPS
15 1 (0.10%) C#
15 1 (0.10%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 397 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
2 307 (31.85%) CCNP
3 140 (14.52%) CCNA
4 116 (12.03%) Security Cleared
5 88 (9.13%) CCSE
6 84 (8.71%) SC Cleared
7 75 (7.78%) CCIE
8 43 (4.46%) Degree
9 41 (4.25%) CISSP
9 41 (4.25%) CCSA
10 38 (3.94%) CCDP
11 26 (2.70%) CCSP
12 24 (2.49%) DV Cleared
13 19 (1.97%) JNCIS
14 15 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 13 (1.35%) MCSE
17 11 (1.14%) CCVP
18 10 (1.04%) HP ASE
19 8 (0.83%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.05%) SLA
2 34 (3.53%) QA
3 25 (2.59%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.45%) JSP 440
5 10 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.10%) COBIT
6 1 (0.10%) BS25999
6 1 (0.10%) GPG13
System Software
1 85 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 65 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (6.54%) vSphere
4 52 (5.39%) ProxySG
5 36 (3.73%) Hyper-V
6 33 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (2.49%) vCloud
8 20 (2.07%) UAG
9 19 (1.97%) Snort
9 19 (1.97%) VMware ESX
10 16 (1.66%) Forefront TMG
11 15 (1.56%) XenApp
12 14 (1.45%) ISA Server
13 12 (1.24%) NFS
13 12 (1.24%) Firmware
14 8 (0.83%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.62%) XenServer
16 2 (0.21%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 43 (4.46%) SCCM
2 30 (3.11%) OPNET
3 22 (2.28%) SCOM
3 22 (2.28%) Cisco CUCM
4 21 (2.18%) FortiGate
5 17 (1.76%) Puppet
5 17 (1.76%) WhatsUp Gold
5 17 (1.76%) Cisco Prime
6 15 (1.56%) OpenView
7 14 (1.45%) SolarWinds Orion
8 12 (1.24%) Netcool
8 12 (1.24%) Nagios
8 12 (1.24%) Opsview
8 12 (1.24%) collectd
8 12 (1.24%) Graphite
9 8 (0.83%) CA Spectrum
10 7 (0.73%) BMC PATROL
10 7 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 711 (73.76%) Cisco
2 410 (42.53%) CheckPoint
3 393 (40.77%) Juniper
4 191 (19.81%) Blue Coat
5 155 (16.08%) VMware
6 131 (13.59%) HP
7 96 (9.96%) Riverbed
8 94 (9.75%) Microsoft
9 87 (9.02%) Citrix
10 78 (8.09%) Fortinet
11 76 (7.88%) McAfee
12 68 (7.05%) SolarWinds
13 60 (6.22%) Nokia
14 52 (5.39%) BMC
15 51 (5.29%) EMC
15 51 (5.29%) TippingPoint
16 46 (4.77%) Oracle
17 45 (4.67%) Red Hat
18 41 (4.25%) Sourcefire
19 40 (4.15%) Imperva
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 3 Months initially + extension
Posted: 9 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 3 Months initially + extension
Posted: 9 days ago
North West London
DP Connect
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Southampton
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago