The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank - 53 46
Contract jobs citing F5 0 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 1.65% 3.08%
As % of the Vendors category - 3.66% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 17
Average daily rate
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- £290 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £369
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +38.88%
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North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
346 355 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 31.89% 45.11% 47.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 157 173
Average daily rate £400 £400 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £213 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 35
Average hourly rate £15.77 £16.84 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.35% -46.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.50 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £45.00 £41.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

F5
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 across the Cheshire region.

F5 Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

F5
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (66.67%) PMP
2 2 (66.67%) PMI Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) Nokia
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) Business Development
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) TippingPoint
2 2 (66.67%) ArcSight
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Project Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Information Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Security Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Security Project Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) Business Development
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (66.67%) PMP
1 2 (66.67%) PMI Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) Nokia
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) TippingPoint
2 2 (66.67%) ArcSight
2 2 (66.67%) Cyber-Ark