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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 56 60 45
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs citing F5 2 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.30% 0.71% 2.83%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 1.91% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 13
Median daily rate £435 £380 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.47% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £332 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £26.29
% change year-on-year
-61.11% +71.20%
F5
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
292 367 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 44.31% 37.03% 51.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 234 174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £232 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 26
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing F5 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

F5
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 1 £520 -
F5
North West

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing F5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for F5.

1 5 (62.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 5 (62.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) Service Management
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) ITSM
3 3 (37.50%) Validation
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) MS Project
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) SSL
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) Juniper
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Network Design
3 3 (37.50%) BIG-IP
3 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
3 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (12.50%) MPLS
5 1 (12.50%) BGP

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (37.50%) MS Project
1 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 5 (62.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) BIG-IP
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) SSL
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (12.50%) BGP
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (12.50%) MPLS
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) SAN
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Design Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Implementation Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) LAN Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
3 1 (12.50%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) ITSM
1 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
1 3 (37.50%) Network Design
1 3 (37.50%) Project Management
1 3 (37.50%) Service Management
1 3 (37.50%) Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
1 3 (37.50%) Juniper
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
3 1 (12.50%) VMware