The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 43 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing F5 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.22% 0.68% -
As % of the Vendors category 2.36% 1.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£406 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+51.51% +2.32%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
212 133 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 51.58% 44.93% 51.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 54 107
Average daily rate £301 £305 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.37% -23.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 13
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £26.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -23.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £22.04 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) MS Exchange
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) Symantec
2 9 (64.29%) IronPort
2 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 9 (64.29%) PowerShell
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (64.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (57.14%) Release Management
4 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (50.00%) Blackberry
5 6 (42.86%) Load Balancing
6 3 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco
6 3 (21.43%) SAN
6 3 (21.43%) HP
7 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (14.29%) MPLS
7 2 (14.29%) ADSL
7 2 (14.29%) LAN
7 2 (14.29%) VoIP
7 2 (14.29%) WAN
7 2 (14.29%) C
7 2 (14.29%) Firewall
7 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
7 2 (14.29%) Structured Cabling

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (64.29%) MS Exchange
1 9 (64.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (14.29%) Lync
2 2 (14.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (21.43%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) MPLS
2 2 (14.29%) ADSL
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) VoIP
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (7.14%) BIG-IP
3 1 (7.14%) NAS
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Operations Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Network Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Release Management
2 6 (42.86%) Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Brightmail
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
1 9 (64.29%) Symantec
1 9 (64.29%) IronPort
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
3 2 (14.29%) 3PAR
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix