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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
North West / Cheshire
Rank 44 71 68
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -3
Contract jobs citing F5 2 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.39% 0.64% 0.77%
As % of the Vendors category 0.92% 1.50% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Median daily rate £300 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -15.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.00%

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
218 400 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 42.91% 42.51% 46.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 223 180
Median daily rate £350 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £588 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 26
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.75 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% -2.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +23 2 £300 -
F5
North West

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Palo Alto
2 2 (40.00%) BGP
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) CCNP
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Juniper
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) MS Project
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) CRM

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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) BGP
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (20.00%) IPsec
3 1 (20.00%) SSH
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) VLAN
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Check Point Support
3 1 (20.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall Support
3 1 (20.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Support
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Security Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (20.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Change Control
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (20.00%) CRM
1 1 (20.00%) ERP
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) ITSM
1 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) Network Design
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
1 1 (20.00%) Validation
1 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCNP
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Juniper
2 2 (40.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (20.00%) VMware