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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 285 374 423
Rank change year-on-year
+89 +49
Contract jobs citing F5 386 216 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.41% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 1.50% 0.87% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 119 78
Average daily rate
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£400 £385 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £299 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £34.50 £40.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% +25.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £36.90 £29.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £44.10 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +11.62%

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
25793 24704 26940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.35% 46.90% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14444 13694 13692
Average daily rate £385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1093 1105 1354
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.48 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.03% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 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 +98 366 £400 +3.35% 76
London +79 174 £420 +3.70% 38
South East +14 63 £330 -12.00% 18
City of London +53 47 £438 +8.69% 13
South West +12 46 £400 - 2
Wiltshire +10 24 £450 -
North West -6 24 £369 +22.91%
East of England -18 21 £425 +9.67% 9
Swindon +10 19 £458 -
Berkshire +9 19 £425 +7.93% 8
Surrey +2 19 £423 +12.66% 2
West Midlands +6 18 £330 -24.13% 3
Cheshire -15 12 £290 -5.69%
Hertfordshire -4 11 £500 - 3
Buckinghamshire +9 10 £330 -19.51% 1
Milton Keynes +5 10 £330 -34.00% 1
Yorkshire -3 9 £325 -16.12% 3
Scotland - 9 £375 -
Devon - 9 £375 - 1
Reading +19 8 £353 - 4
West Yorkshire 0 8 £325 - 1
Birmingham +5 7 £303 -30.45%
Manchester -5 7 £375 +29.31%
North East -14 7 £400 -
Wales - 7 £375 -
Leeds -3 6 £325 - 1
Hampshire -5 6 £313 -1.57% 5
Exeter - 6 £388 - 1
South Wales - 6 £250 -
Slough +1 4 £450 +16.12% 2

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 496 (71.78%) Cisco
2 410 (59.33%) Firewall
3 316 (45.73%) Juniper
4 256 (37.05%) CheckPoint
5 255 (36.90%) Cisco Certification
6 204 (29.52%) CCNP
7 180 (26.05%) Network Security
8 174 (25.18%) Cisco ASA
9 170 (24.60%) Blue Coat
10 156 (22.58%) WAN
10 156 (22.58%) BGP
11 152 (22.00%) Load Balancing
12 147 (21.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 143 (20.69%) BIG-IP
14 142 (20.55%) DNS
15 139 (20.12%) OSPF
16 137 (19.83%) VPN
16 137 (19.83%) Windows
17 133 (19.25%) LAN
17 133 (19.25%) Cisco Nexus
18 124 (17.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 124 (17.95%) HP
19 123 (17.80%) Linux
20 121 (17.51%) Finance
21 100 (14.47%) Cisco IOS
22 95 (13.75%) TCP/IP
23 93 (13.46%) VMware
24 91 (13.17%) Security Cleared
25 86 (12.45%) ITIL
26 85 (12.30%) Active Directory

F5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 46 (6.66%) MS Exchange
2 39 (5.64%) Apache
3 28 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (3.18%) IIS
5 19 (2.75%) WebLogic
6 13 (1.88%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.30%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.30%) Lync
8 8 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.87%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.72%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.58%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.43%) WebLogic Portal
13 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.43%) nginx
13 3 (0.43%) Liferay
Applications
1 27 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.04%) MS Office
3 3 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.58%) Office 365
2 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.43%) SaaS
3 2 (0.29%) PaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 410 (59.33%) Firewall
2 180 (26.05%) Network Security
3 174 (25.18%) Cisco ASA
4 156 (22.58%) BGP
4 156 (22.58%) WAN
5 147 (21.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 143 (20.69%) BIG-IP
7 142 (20.55%) DNS
8 139 (20.12%) OSPF
9 137 (19.83%) VPN
10 133 (19.25%) LAN
10 133 (19.25%) Cisco Nexus
11 124 (17.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 100 (14.47%) Cisco IOS
13 95 (13.75%) TCP/IP
14 83 (12.01%) SSL
15 82 (11.87%) MPLS
16 67 (9.70%) Wireless
17 60 (8.68%) DHCP
18 57 (8.25%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.47%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.59%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.01%) NoSQL
4 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.43%) MySQL
6 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.14%) Big Data
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.14%) DB2
7 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (0.43%) Ant
1 3 (0.43%) Maven
1 3 (0.43%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.29%) Subversion
3 1 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.14%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.14%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.14%) Introscope
General
1 121 (17.51%) Finance
2 56 (8.10%) Banking
3 41 (5.93%) Telecoms
4 36 (5.21%) Financial Institution
5 19 (2.75%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.74%) Retail
7 7 (1.01%) Back Office
8 6 (0.87%) Spanish Language
9 5 (0.72%) Games
10 4 (0.58%) German Language
11 3 (0.43%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.43%) Publishing
11 3 (0.43%) Legal
12 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.29%) Law
12 2 (0.29%) Front Office
12 2 (0.29%) Billing
12 2 (0.29%) Local Government
13 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 245 (35.46%) Network Engineer
2 117 (16.93%) Security Engineer
3 100 (14.47%) Consultant
4 74 (10.71%) Network Security Engineer
5 59 (8.54%) Network Consultant
6 52 (7.53%) Architect
7 40 (5.79%) Network Specialist
8 34 (4.92%) Cisco Engineer
9 33 (4.78%) Analyst
10 31 (4.49%) Support Engineer
11 28 (4.05%) Security Specialist
12 27 (3.91%) Senior Network Engineer
13 26 (3.76%) Network Support
13 26 (3.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 25 (3.62%) Network Security Specialist
14 25 (3.62%) Firewall Engineer
15 24 (3.47%) Administrator
15 24 (3.47%) Design Engineer
16 22 (3.18%) Security Consultant
17 21 (3.04%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.46%) CSS
2 14 (2.03%) Middleware
3 13 (1.88%) .NET
4 6 (0.87%) J2EE
5 5 (0.72%) Web Services
6 4 (0.58%) XML
7 3 (0.43%) Spring
7 3 (0.43%) WSDL
7 3 (0.43%) REST
8 2 (0.29%) FastCGI
8 2 (0.29%) CGI
8 2 (0.29%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (0.29%) Java EE
8 2 (0.29%) WAP
9 1 (0.14%) OCX
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.14%) Ajax
9 1 (0.14%) SAML
9 1 (0.14%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (3.33%) Thin Client
1 23 (3.33%) Fat Client
2 16 (2.32%) Hedge funds
3 15 (2.17%) Blackberry
4 14 (2.03%) Client/Server
5 12 (1.74%) PKI
6 11 (1.59%) Clustering
7 10 (1.45%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.16%) Cryptography
9 6 (0.87%) Statistics
10 5 (0.72%) Replication
10 5 (0.72%) CLARiiON
10 5 (0.72%) Online Games
11 4 (0.58%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.58%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.58%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.43%) Open Source
12 3 (0.43%) SecurID
13 2 (0.29%) CESG
13 2 (0.29%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 137 (19.83%) Windows
2 123 (17.80%) Linux
3 46 (6.66%) UNIX
3 46 (6.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (3.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (1.59%) Windows XP
6 9 (1.30%) Solaris
7 8 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.87%) Windows 2000
8 6 (0.87%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.87%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.58%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.58%) CentOS
9 4 (0.58%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.29%) MVS
12 1 (0.14%) VMS
12 1 (0.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (22.00%) Load Balancing
2 86 (12.45%) ITIL
3 55 (7.96%) Network Management
4 48 (6.95%) Network Design
5 38 (5.50%) Service Delivery
6 35 (5.07%) Service Management
7 34 (4.92%) E-Commerce
8 33 (4.78%) Migration
9 32 (4.63%) Change Control
10 28 (4.05%) Change Management
11 25 (3.62%) Problem Management
12 24 (3.47%) Penetration Testing
12 24 (3.47%) DevOps
13 23 (3.33%) Security Architecture
14 21 (3.04%) Business Continuity
14 21 (3.04%) Risk Assessment
15 18 (2.60%) Project Management
15 18 (2.60%) BCP
15 18 (2.60%) Business Continuity Planning
16 17 (2.46%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (6.37%) PowerShell
2 37 (5.35%) SQL
3 34 (4.92%) Perl
4 25 (3.62%) C
5 21 (3.04%) Java
6 12 (1.74%) VB
7 10 (1.45%) VBA
7 10 (1.45%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.16%) Python
9 6 (0.87%) Lisp
10 3 (0.43%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.43%) Ruby
10 3 (0.43%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.29%) PHP
12 1 (0.14%) C++
12 1 (0.14%) Korn
12 1 (0.14%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 255 (36.90%) Cisco Certification
2 204 (29.52%) CCNP
3 91 (13.17%) Security Cleared
4 70 (10.13%) SC Cleared
5 69 (9.99%) CCNA
6 50 (7.24%) CCIE
7 49 (7.09%) CCSE
8 33 (4.78%) CCDP
9 27 (3.91%) CISSP
10 26 (3.76%) Degree
11 22 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (3.04%) JNCIS
13 17 (2.46%) MCSE
14 16 (2.32%) CCSP
15 15 (2.17%) Check Point Certification
16 14 (2.03%) CCENT
16 14 (2.03%) LPIC
17 12 (1.74%) DV Cleared
18 10 (1.45%) CCVP
19 9 (1.30%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.05%) SLA
2 18 (2.60%) QA
3 16 (2.32%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.72%) JSP 440
4 5 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.29%) BS25999
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) TickIT
System Software
1 85 (12.30%) Active Directory
2 60 (8.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (7.53%) vSphere
4 40 (5.79%) ProxySG
5 37 (5.35%) vCloud
6 26 (3.76%) Hyper-V
7 17 (2.46%) Snort
8 16 (2.32%) Squid
8 16 (2.32%) ISA Server
9 15 (2.17%) NFS
10 13 (1.88%) UAG
10 13 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (1.59%) qmail
12 10 (1.45%) XenApp
13 8 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.43%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 2 (0.29%) RACF
15 2 (0.29%) VMware ESX
15 2 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 40 (5.79%) SCCM
2 25 (3.62%) SCOM
3 17 (2.46%) Cisco CUCM
4 16 (2.32%) FortiGate
5 15 (2.17%) Zenoss
6 12 (1.74%) OpenView
6 12 (1.74%) OPNET
7 10 (1.45%) EMC NetWorker
7 10 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
8 8 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
9 7 (1.01%) WhatsUp Gold
10 6 (0.87%) OVSD
10 6 (0.87%) DameWare
11 5 (0.72%) WSUS
12 3 (0.43%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.43%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.43%) Puppet
13 2 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 496 (71.78%) Cisco
2 316 (45.73%) Juniper
3 256 (37.05%) CheckPoint
4 170 (24.60%) Blue Coat
5 124 (17.95%) HP
6 93 (13.46%) VMware
7 74 (10.71%) Microsoft
8 62 (8.97%) Citrix
8 62 (8.97%) McAfee
9 48 (6.95%) Riverbed
10 43 (6.22%) Websense
11 35 (5.07%) Sourcefire
12 32 (4.63%) Nokia
12 32 (4.63%) EMC
13 31 (4.49%) Infoblox
14 30 (4.34%) Fortinet
14 30 (4.34%) Oracle
15 28 (4.05%) Imperva
15 28 (4.05%) SolarWinds
16 26 (3.76%) IBM
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 13 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Derbyshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £180.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
N T T Com Security
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Croydon
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
North London
DP Connect
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Maidenhead
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago