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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 86 79 64
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -15
Contract jobs citing F5 2 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.18% 0.30% 1.00%
As % of the Vendors category 0.37% 0.66% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate - £500 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £401
% change year-on-year
-1.93% -3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £51.67 £31.24
% change year-on-year
-24.51% +65.40%
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
545 457 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 49.28% 46.16% 43.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 248 155
Average daily rate £425 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £700 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 36
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -46.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.92 £22.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 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