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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 267 279 388
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +109
Contract jobs citing F5 474 395 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.70% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 1.86% 1.53% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 211 118
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £292 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +23.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +38.88%

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
25534 25780 24676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.74% 45.60% 46.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15145 14434 13654
Average daily rate £400 £382 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.84% -0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £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 1095 1118 1116
Average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.49
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.51%

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 September 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 3 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 437 £425 +6.25% 89
London +10 195 £435 +2.35% 32
South East +36 116 £440 +33.33% 28
City of London +14 54 £435 -3.33% 9
Berkshire +16 40 £440 +3.52% 15
Buckinghamshire +5 32 £478 +44.69% 2
South West -22 31 £400 - 5
Yorkshire -4 30 £400 +23.07% 8
Wiltshire +5 28 £438 -2.77% 4
West Midlands +12 25 £300 -9.09% 4
Scotland +5 22 £330 -12.00% 1
Swindon -2 19 £425 -7.10% 4
West Yorkshire -12 18 £400 +23.07% 6
Reading +5 17 £440 -2.22% 13
Hampshire +9 16 £500 +53.25% 2
Oxfordshire -4 16 £350 +7.69% 1
Birmingham +13 14 £308 +1.65% 1
Leeds -24 14 £400 +23.07% 5
Milton Keynes -7 13 £475 +43.93% 2
East Midlands -4 11 £400 +19.40% 6
Kent +9 10 £400 -
East of England -5 10 £413 +3.12% 4
Edinburgh -8 9 £481 +28.33% 1
South Yorkshire -8 9 £285 -20.27% 1
North West -45 9 £300 -18.64% 2
Sheffield - 9 £285 - 1
South Wales -7 8 £450 +80.00% 2
Wales -11 8 £450 +20.00% 2
High Wycombe - 8 £480 -
Nottingham - 7 £400 - 5

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 699 (76.73%) Cisco
2 587 (64.43%) Firewall
3 422 (46.32%) Cisco Certification
4 396 (43.47%) CheckPoint
5 343 (37.65%) Juniper
6 330 (36.22%) CCNP
7 297 (32.60%) Load Balancing
8 290 (31.83%) WAN
9 281 (30.85%) Cisco ASA
10 254 (27.88%) LAN
11 250 (27.44%) Data Centre
12 232 (25.47%) BGP
13 221 (24.26%) OSPF
14 212 (23.27%) VPN
14 212 (23.27%) Cisco Nexus
15 198 (21.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 193 (21.19%) Network Security
17 186 (20.42%) ITIL
18 184 (20.20%) Windows
19 181 (19.87%) MPLS
20 176 (19.32%) BIG-IP
21 175 (19.21%) TCP/IP
22 173 (18.99%) Finance
23 163 (17.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
24 160 (17.56%) Blue Coat
25 150 (16.47%) CCNA
26 147 (16.14%) DNS
26 147 (16.14%) Linux
27 137 (15.04%) Wireless
28 134 (14.71%) Security Cleared

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 37 (4.06%) Apache
2 35 (3.84%) MS Exchange
3 29 (3.18%) IIS
4 25 (2.74%) WebSphere
5 24 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (2.31%) Tomcat
7 19 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 18 (1.98%) Lync
9 16 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
10 15 (1.65%) WebLogic
11 14 (1.54%) JBoss
12 13 (1.43%) SharePoint
13 12 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (0.77%) MQSeries
14 7 (0.77%) Office Communications Server
15 6 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
16 5 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 4 (0.44%) IBM HTTP Server
17 4 (0.44%) OpenStack
18 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (3.84%) MS Excel
2 27 (2.96%) MS Office
3 21 (2.31%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (0.88%) RMDS
2 6 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.22%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.32%) HP Helion
3 7 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.66%) SaaS
4 6 (0.66%) PaaS
5 4 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.44%) Office 365
6 2 (0.22%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.22%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 587 (64.43%) Firewall
2 290 (31.83%) WAN
3 281 (30.85%) Cisco ASA
4 254 (27.88%) LAN
5 232 (25.47%) BGP
6 221 (24.26%) OSPF
7 212 (23.27%) VPN
7 212 (23.27%) Cisco Nexus
8 198 (21.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 193 (21.19%) Network Security
10 181 (19.87%) MPLS
11 176 (19.32%) BIG-IP
12 175 (19.21%) TCP/IP
13 163 (17.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 147 (16.14%) DNS
15 137 (15.04%) Wireless
16 117 (12.84%) SSL
17 112 (12.29%) Cisco IOS
18 104 (11.42%) VLAN
19 97 (10.65%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.88%) DB2
3 7 (0.77%) Big Data
4 5 (0.55%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.22%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.22%) MySQL
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.11%) Informix
6 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (1.32%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (0.66%) Introscope
3 5 (0.55%) TeamCity
4 4 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.44%) JMeter
5 3 (0.33%) Maven
5 3 (0.33%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.22%) JIRA
6 2 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.22%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.11%) Ant
7 1 (0.11%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.11%) ProC
General
1 173 (18.99%) Finance
2 64 (7.03%) Telecoms
3 52 (5.71%) Banking
4 21 (2.31%) Marketing
5 19 (2.09%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.65%) Retail
7 11 (1.21%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.66%) Back Office
9 6 (0.66%) Electronics
9 6 (0.66%) Spanish Language
10 5 (0.55%) Legal
10 5 (0.55%) Advertising
11 4 (0.44%) Publishing
11 4 (0.44%) Billing
12 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.33%) Games
12 3 (0.33%) Front Office
13 2 (0.22%) Law
14 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 392 (43.03%) Network Engineer
2 89 (9.77%) Security Engineer
3 86 (9.44%) Consultant
3 86 (9.44%) Architect
4 67 (7.35%) Senior Network Engineer
5 52 (5.71%) Network Security Engineer
6 45 (4.94%) Network Architect
7 44 (4.83%) Analyst
8 41 (4.50%) Administrator
9 38 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
10 32 (3.51%) Network Consultant
10 32 (3.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 29 (3.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 27 (2.96%) Support Engineer
12 27 (2.96%) Network Specialist
13 23 (2.52%) Project Manager
14 22 (2.41%) Network Support
15 20 (2.20%) Design Engineer
15 20 (2.20%) Technical Architect
15 20 (2.20%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.40%) CSS
1 31 (3.40%) 802.1X
2 30 (3.29%) Middleware
3 18 (1.98%) .NET
4 17 (1.87%) Web Services
5 14 (1.54%) J2EE
6 9 (0.99%) SOAP
6 9 (0.99%) Java EE
6 9 (0.99%) REST
7 7 (0.77%) MAPI
8 5 (0.55%) JMS
8 5 (0.55%) Rendezvous
9 4 (0.44%) JMX
9 4 (0.44%) Apache Flex
9 4 (0.44%) WCF
9 4 (0.44%) HTML
9 4 (0.44%) Servlets
9 4 (0.44%) WebSockets
10 3 (0.33%) EJB
10 3 (0.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 250 (27.44%) Data Centre
2 45 (4.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 36 (3.95%) PKI
4 30 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 25 (2.74%) Clustering
6 19 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
7 16 (1.76%) Computer Science
7 16 (1.76%) Cryptography
8 12 (1.32%) iPhone
9 11 (1.21%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.21%) Private Cloud
10 10 (1.10%) DataPower
11 9 (0.99%) Smart Meter
11 9 (0.99%) e-Health
12 8 (0.88%) SecurID
12 8 (0.88%) Replication
13 7 (0.77%) Blackberry
13 7 (0.77%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 184 (20.20%) Windows
2 147 (16.14%) Linux
3 113 (12.40%) UNIX
4 55 (6.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 34 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (3.29%) Solaris
8 20 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (1.65%) Windows 7
10 12 (1.32%) CentOS
10 12 (1.32%) Ubuntu
11 10 (1.10%) Android
12 9 (0.99%) SUSE
13 8 (0.88%) AIX
14 7 (0.77%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.55%) Debian
16 4 (0.44%) zOS
16 4 (0.44%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.33%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (32.60%) Load Balancing
2 186 (20.42%) ITIL
3 97 (10.65%) Network Design
4 70 (7.68%) Network Management
5 64 (7.03%) Migration
6 53 (5.82%) Service Management
7 50 (5.49%) Project Management
8 46 (5.05%) Network Monitoring
9 44 (4.83%) Kalman Filter
9 44 (4.83%) Change Management
10 40 (4.39%) WAN Optimisation
11 39 (4.28%) Service Delivery
12 38 (4.17%) Change Control
13 36 (3.95%) E-Commerce
14 35 (3.84%) DDoS Mitigation
15 31 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
16 30 (3.29%) Information Security
17 28 (3.07%) Incident Management
17 28 (3.07%) Capacity Planning
18 27 (2.96%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (3.84%) Perl
1 35 (3.84%) PowerShell
2 34 (3.73%) SQL
2 34 (3.73%) Java
3 23 (2.52%) Python
4 15 (1.65%) VB
5 14 (1.54%) Shell Script
6 13 (1.43%) JavaScript
7 11 (1.21%) Bash Shell
8 8 (0.88%) Lisp
9 5 (0.55%) Ruby
9 5 (0.55%) C++
9 5 (0.55%) VBScript
10 4 (0.44%) PHP
11 3 (0.33%) Korn
11 3 (0.33%) C-shell
11 3 (0.33%) Tcl
12 2 (0.22%) C
12 2 (0.22%) Go
Qualifications
1 422 (46.32%) Cisco Certification
2 330 (36.22%) CCNP
3 150 (16.47%) CCNA
4 134 (14.71%) Security Cleared
5 105 (11.53%) SC Cleared
6 84 (9.22%) CCIE
7 56 (6.15%) CCSE
8 48 (5.27%) Degree
9 45 (4.94%) CCSA
10 40 (4.39%) CISSP
11 39 (4.28%) CCDP
12 24 (2.63%) CCSP
13 19 (2.09%) DV Cleared
14 18 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 11 (1.21%) MCSE
16 10 (1.10%) CCIP
16 10 (1.10%) PMP
16 10 (1.10%) PMI Certification
17 9 (0.99%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.29%) PCI DSS
2 27 (2.96%) SLA
3 18 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (1.43%) QA
5 12 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (1.32%) HIPAA
6 10 (1.10%) JSP 440
System Software
1 72 (7.90%) Active Directory
2 65 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (5.49%) Hyper-V
4 49 (5.38%) vSphere
5 36 (3.95%) ProxySG
6 21 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (1.76%) Snort
8 14 (1.54%) Firmware
8 14 (1.54%) NFS
9 12 (1.32%) VMware ESX
9 12 (1.32%) XenApp
10 11 (1.21%) vCloud
11 9 (0.99%) Xen
12 7 (0.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 6 (0.66%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.44%) XenServer
14 4 (0.44%) UAG
15 3 (0.33%) KVM
15 3 (0.33%) Docker
15 3 (0.33%) iptables
Systems Management
1 33 (3.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 28 (3.07%) FortiGate
3 22 (2.41%) Cisco Prime
4 19 (2.09%) RANCID
5 13 (1.43%) SCCM
6 11 (1.21%) OPNET
6 11 (1.21%) CiscoWorks
6 11 (1.21%) Puppet
6 11 (1.21%) WhatsUp Gold
6 11 (1.21%) SolarWinds Orion
7 9 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (0.99%) SCOM
8 6 (0.66%) OVSD
8 6 (0.66%) Netcool
8 6 (0.66%) WSUS
8 6 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.66%) CA Spectrum
8 6 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (0.55%) Ansible
9 5 (0.55%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 699 (76.73%) Cisco
2 396 (43.47%) CheckPoint
3 343 (37.65%) Juniper
4 160 (17.56%) Blue Coat
5 119 (13.06%) HP
6 112 (12.29%) VMware
7 97 (10.65%) Citrix
8 91 (9.99%) McAfee
9 89 (9.77%) Fortinet
10 81 (8.89%) SolarWinds
11 74 (8.12%) Microsoft
12 63 (6.92%) Riverbed
13 52 (5.71%) Red Hat
14 50 (5.49%) Nokia
14 50 (5.49%) IBM
14 50 (5.49%) TippingPoint
15 42 (4.61%) Oracle
16 39 (4.28%) Sourcefire
17 33 (3.62%) Brocade
18 31 (3.40%) EMC
City of London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £410 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £300 - £355 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £350 - £355 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Nottingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Nottingham
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £330 - £430 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago