The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 17 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 Lancashire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 42 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing F5 7 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.65% 2.31% -
As % of the Vendors category 4.43% 4.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate £245 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £353 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.61% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.24 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.47 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
-0.09% -
Vendors Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
158 119 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 37.35% 55.09% 48.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 55 68
Average daily rate £275 £305 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% -18.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £450 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 5
Average hourly rate £29.75 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.75% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £27.50 £79.75
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 Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

F5
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 across the Lancashire region.

F5 Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

F5
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the Lancashire region.

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

F5
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Symantec
1 7 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 7 (100.00%) IronPort
1 7 (100.00%) Release Management
1 7 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
3 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Messaging Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Messaging Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Symantec
1 7 (100.00%) IronPort
2 1 (14.29%) HP