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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 85 77 65
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs citing F5 2 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.19% 0.31% 1.00%
As % of the Vendors category 0.39% 0.68% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £500 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +52.77%
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
512 442 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 49.85% 45.06% 43.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 249 154
Median daily rate £425 £488 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +52.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £700 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 31
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.56
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.53%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) LAN
2 6 (75.00%) SSL
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) DHCP
3 5 (62.50%) VPN
3 5 (62.50%) DNS
3 5 (62.50%) IPsec
3 5 (62.50%) SSH
3 5 (62.50%) Information Security
3 5 (62.50%) VLAN
3 5 (62.50%) Network Security
3 5 (62.50%) Fortinet
3 5 (62.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (62.50%) Change Control
3 5 (62.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (62.50%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (62.50%) Palo Alto
4 4 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (37.50%) Juniper
5 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (12.50%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (12.50%) Security Operations
7 1 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (12.50%) FortiGate
7 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) JBoss
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) LAN
2 6 (75.00%) SSL
3 5 (62.50%) DHCP
3 5 (62.50%) DNS
3 5 (62.50%) IPsec
3 5 (62.50%) Network Security
3 5 (62.50%) SSH
3 5 (62.50%) VLAN
3 5 (62.50%) VPN
4 4 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (12.50%) BIG-IP
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
6 1 (12.50%) NetScreen
6 1 (12.50%) WAN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Network Security Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Banking Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Delivery Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Delivery Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Digital Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Change Control
1 5 (62.50%) Continuous Improvement
1 5 (62.50%) Information Security
1 5 (62.50%) Infrastructure Management
1 5 (62.50%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Security Operations
Qualifications
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
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Fortinet
2 5 (62.50%) Palo Alto
3 3 (37.50%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) VMware