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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 66 59 69
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing F5 6 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.64% 1.08% 0.79%
As % of the Vendors category 1.67% 2.27% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 6
Average daily rate £425 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £401 £333
% change year-on-year
-6.36% +20.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £50.00 £95.00
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -47.36%
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
359 353 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 38.56% 47.77% 40.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 179 161
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £266 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 35
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.13 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.31% -42.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.40 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -14 5 - -
Knutsford - 1 £425 -
F5
North West

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 13 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (69.23%) VLAN
2 9 (69.23%) LAN
2 9 (69.23%) Cisco
3 8 (61.54%) Juniper
4 7 (53.85%) Change Control
5 6 (46.15%) Network Security
6 5 (38.46%) DHCP
6 5 (38.46%) VPN
6 5 (38.46%) DNS
6 5 (38.46%) SSL
6 5 (38.46%) Fortinet
6 5 (38.46%) SSH
6 5 (38.46%) IPsec
6 5 (38.46%) Information Security
6 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (38.46%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (38.46%) Palo Alto
7 4 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (30.77%) WAN
8 3 (23.08%) VMware
8 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
8 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
8 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
8 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (15.38%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (15.38%) Finance

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (15.38%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (69.23%) LAN
2 9 (69.23%) VLAN
3 6 (46.15%) Network Security
4 5 (38.46%) DHCP
4 5 (38.46%) DNS
4 5 (38.46%) IPsec
4 5 (38.46%) SSH
4 5 (38.46%) SSL
4 5 (38.46%) VPN
5 4 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (30.77%) WAN
6 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (15.38%) Internet
6 2 (15.38%) MPLS
6 2 (15.38%) NetScreen
7 1 (7.69%) Software-Defined Networking
General
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Security Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Banking Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Delivery Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Delivery Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Network Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Digital Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Network Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (7.69%) CESG
3 1 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Change Control
2 5 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (38.46%) Information Security
2 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Management
2 5 (38.46%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco
2 8 (61.54%) Juniper
3 5 (38.46%) Fortinet
3 5 (38.46%) Palo Alto
4 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) BT
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle