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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 45 64 61
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -3
Contract jobs citing F5 19 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.44% 1.02% 0.79%
As % of the Vendors category 4.73% 2.42% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £305 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.29 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -
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
402 413 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 51.54% 41.97% 46.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 182 197
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 48 34
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £44.90 £55.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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
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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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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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
Warrington -3 17 £425 +39.34%
Runcorn - - - -
F5
North West

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 26 (76.47%) Cisco
2 22 (64.71%) Juniper
3 15 (44.12%) Windows
4 13 (38.24%) Firewall
5 11 (32.35%) Linux
6 10 (29.41%) CheckPoint
6 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (29.41%) VMware
6 10 (29.41%) Service Delivery
6 10 (29.41%) Riverbed
6 10 (29.41%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (26.47%) Solaris
8 8 (23.53%) CISSP
8 8 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (23.53%) Fortinet
9 7 (20.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 7 (20.59%) BGP
9 7 (20.59%) MPLS
9 7 (20.59%) OSPF
9 7 (20.59%) UNIX
10 6 (17.65%) MySQL
10 6 (17.65%) SSL
10 6 (17.65%) Red Hat
10 6 (17.65%) Firmware
10 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
10 6 (17.65%) TACACS
10 6 (17.65%) CESG
10 6 (17.65%) Information Security
10 6 (17.65%) Mobile Device Management
10 6 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (11.76%) WebLogic
1 4 (11.76%) IIS
1 4 (11.76%) Documentum
2 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (38.24%) Firewall
2 7 (20.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 7 (20.59%) BGP
2 7 (20.59%) MPLS
2 7 (20.59%) OSPF
3 6 (17.65%) SSL
3 6 (17.65%) TACACS
4 5 (14.71%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
5 3 (8.82%) Wireless
5 3 (8.82%) LAN
5 3 (8.82%) WLAN
6 2 (5.88%) Intranet
6 2 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (2.94%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) MySQL
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) BODI
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Consultant
2 6 (17.65%) Firewall Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Project Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Security Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Security Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Security Project Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Information Security Project Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Information Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Information Security Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Management Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (17.65%) CESG
2 6 (17.65%) PKI
2 6 (17.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 11 (32.35%) Linux
3 9 (26.47%) Solaris
4 7 (20.59%) UNIX
5 6 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (17.65%) Windows Phone 8
5 6 (17.65%) Windows Phone
5 6 (17.65%) Apple iOS
5 6 (17.65%) Android
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (11.76%) HPUX
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Service Delivery
2 8 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
3 6 (17.65%) Information Security
3 6 (17.65%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 4 (11.76%) Project Management
4 4 (11.76%) Business Development
4 4 (11.76%) Time Management
5 3 (8.82%) Change Control
5 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.82%) Problem Management
5 3 (8.82%) Migration
5 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (8.82%) Service Management
6 2 (5.88%) TOGAF
6 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.88%) CAFM
7 1 (2.94%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (23.53%) CISSP
3 5 (14.71%) CEH
3 5 (14.71%) GCIA
3 5 (14.71%) GCIH
3 5 (14.71%) CCNP
4 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (11.76%) PMP
4 4 (11.76%) PMI Certification
4 4 (11.76%) Degree
4 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 3 (8.82%) CCNA
6 2 (5.88%) CCIE
6 2 (5.88%) ISSAP
7 1 (2.94%) CCSE
7 1 (2.94%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Firmware
1 6 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 26 (76.47%) Cisco
2 22 (64.71%) Juniper
3 10 (29.41%) CheckPoint
3 10 (29.41%) VMware
3 10 (29.41%) Riverbed
4 8 (23.53%) Fortinet
5 6 (17.65%) Red Hat
6 5 (14.71%) HP
7 4 (11.76%) Nokia
7 4 (11.76%) Oracle
7 4 (11.76%) Business Objects
7 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 4 (11.76%) Compuware
7 4 (11.76%) McAfee
7 4 (11.76%) Blue Coat
7 4 (11.76%) TippingPoint
7 4 (11.76%) ArcSight
7 4 (11.76%) Cyber-Ark
8 3 (8.82%) Websense