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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 55 47 69
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +22
Contract jobs citing F5 16 29 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.98% 3.05% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 4.38% 6.74% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 24 2
Average daily rate
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£365 £305 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.67% +82.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £280 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £575 £214
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £28.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+78.57% -11.11%
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
365 430 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 45.23% 45.26% 52.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 193 251
Average daily rate £400 £328 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% -9.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 40 22
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £12.38 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Warrington -18 3 £368 +20.49%
Chester - - - -
F5
North West

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 15 (83.33%) Cisco
1 15 (83.33%) Juniper
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (55.56%) Riverbed
3 7 (38.89%) Service Delivery
3 7 (38.89%) MPLS
3 7 (38.89%) OSPF
3 7 (38.89%) BGP
3 7 (38.89%) Fortinet
4 5 (27.78%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (27.78%) CISSP
4 5 (27.78%) CCNP
4 5 (27.78%) Firewall
5 3 (16.67%) Wireless
5 3 (16.67%) GCIA
5 3 (16.67%) GCIH
5 3 (16.67%) CEH
5 3 (16.67%) CCNA
5 3 (16.67%) UNIX
5 3 (16.67%) Windows
5 3 (16.67%) Solaris
5 3 (16.67%) Linux
5 3 (16.67%) LAN
5 3 (16.67%) WLAN
5 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 3 (16.67%) TACACS
5 3 (16.67%) Websense
5 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) CCIE

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) MPLS
1 7 (38.89%) OSPF
1 7 (38.89%) BGP
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (27.78%) Firewall
3 3 (16.67%) Wireless
3 3 (16.67%) LAN
3 3 (16.67%) WLAN
3 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (16.67%) TACACS
4 1 (5.56%) BIG-IP
4 1 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Project Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Security Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) UNIX
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
1 3 (16.67%) Solaris
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Service Delivery
2 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Information Security
4 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (27.78%) CISSP
2 5 (27.78%) CCNP
3 3 (16.67%) GCIA
3 3 (16.67%) GCIH
3 3 (16.67%) CEH
3 3 (16.67%) CCNA
4 2 (11.11%) CCIE
4 2 (11.11%) ISSAP
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Cisco
1 15 (83.33%) Juniper
2 10 (55.56%) Riverbed
3 7 (38.89%) Fortinet
4 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 3 (16.67%) Websense