The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Cheshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 65 62 55
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing F5 8 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.94% 0.54% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 2.19% 1.06% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Average daily rate £333 £313 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.40% -14.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.47 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
-1.60% -
Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
365 376 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 42.84% 50.40% 54.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 169 187
Average daily rate £350 £363 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £234 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 11
Average hourly rate £31.53 £19.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.67% +39.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
F5
North West

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - - 1
F5
North West

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 14 (93.33%) Cisco
1 14 (93.33%) Firewall
2 13 (86.67%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (80.00%) CCNP
4 11 (73.33%) Juniper
4 11 (73.33%) NetScaler
5 10 (66.67%) DNS
5 10 (66.67%) LAN
6 9 (60.00%) BGP
6 9 (60.00%) Blue Coat
7 8 (53.33%) OSPF
7 8 (53.33%) WAN
7 8 (53.33%) VPN
7 8 (53.33%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (53.33%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (46.67%) DHCP
9 6 (40.00%) Load Balancing
10 5 (33.33%) Wireless
10 5 (33.33%) Finance
10 5 (33.33%) ITIL
10 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
10 5 (33.33%) MPLS
10 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
10 5 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
11 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
11 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (26.67%) Cisco PIX
11 4 (26.67%) Network Security
11 4 (26.67%) DMZ

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (6.67%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) Firewall
2 11 (73.33%) NetScaler
3 10 (66.67%) DNS
3 10 (66.67%) LAN
4 9 (60.00%) BGP
5 8 (53.33%) OSPF
5 8 (53.33%) WAN
5 8 (53.33%) VPN
5 8 (53.33%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (46.67%) DHCP
7 5 (33.33%) Wireless
7 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 5 (33.33%) MPLS
7 5 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (26.67%) Network Security
8 4 (26.67%) DMZ
8 4 (26.67%) Internet
8 4 (26.67%) EIGRP
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Network Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Network Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Network Operations Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Data Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Firmware
1 4 (26.67%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
4 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (26.67%) Information Security
4 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
4 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
5 3 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (20.00%) Network Management
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management
7 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Migration
7 1 (6.67%) Data Security
7 1 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (80.00%) CCNP
3 3 (20.00%) CCIP
4 1 (6.67%) CCIE
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) ProxySG
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Netcool
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 11 (73.33%) Juniper
3 9 (60.00%) Blue Coat
4 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 4 (26.67%) Citrix
5 4 (26.67%) HP
5 4 (26.67%) NetScout
6 3 (20.00%) Nortel
6 3 (20.00%) Avaya
6 3 (20.00%) Riverbed
7 1 (6.67%) Fortinet