The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 92 76 58
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -18
Contract jobs citing F5 13 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.80% 0.57% 1.94%
As % of the Vendors category 2.02% 1.39% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £390 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +28.20%
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West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Vendors Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
645 432 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 39.94% 40.91% 47.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 273 222
Average daily rate £350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £173 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -60.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £9.12 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £46.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.16%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

F5
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

F5 Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

F5
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 24 (88.89%) Cisco
2 19 (70.37%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (66.67%) Firewall
4 17 (62.96%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (55.56%) HP
5 15 (55.56%) CCNP
6 13 (48.15%) BGP
6 13 (48.15%) EIGRP
7 12 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (40.74%) TippingPoint
9 10 (37.04%) vSphere
9 10 (37.04%) SAN
9 10 (37.04%) Lisp
9 10 (37.04%) Linux
10 9 (33.33%) IBM
10 9 (33.33%) WLAN
10 9 (33.33%) BMC
10 9 (33.33%) CCNA
11 8 (29.63%) DMZ
11 8 (29.63%) OPNET
11 8 (29.63%) VMware
11 8 (29.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 7 (25.93%) NAS
12 7 (25.93%) Blue Coat
12 7 (25.93%) CCDP
12 7 (25.93%) NFS
13 6 (22.22%) Motorola
13 6 (22.22%) CheckPoint
13 6 (22.22%) Retail
13 6 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (3.70%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Project
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 18 (66.67%) Firewall
2 17 (62.96%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (48.15%) BGP
3 13 (48.15%) EIGRP
4 12 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (37.04%) SAN
6 9 (33.33%) WLAN
7 8 (29.63%) DMZ
7 8 (29.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 7 (25.93%) NAS
9 6 (22.22%) DMVPN
9 6 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (18.52%) MPLS
10 5 (18.52%) VPN
11 4 (14.81%) Internet
11 4 (14.81%) Network Security
12 3 (11.11%) BIG-IP
13 2 (7.41%) VRRP
13 2 (7.41%) OSPF
13 2 (7.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
1 1 (3.70%) Informix
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Network Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Design Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Senior Network Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Network Design Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Designer
3 3 (11.11%) Network Designer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Network Support
5 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Network Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Wiki
4 1 (3.70%) DataPower
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.70%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Network Design
1 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
2 3 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (11.11%) DDoS Mitigation
3 2 (7.41%) Information Security
3 2 (7.41%) DevOps
3 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
3 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
3 2 (7.41%) Project Management
3 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.41%) Change Management
3 2 (7.41%) Validation
4 1 (3.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) Lisp
2 3 (11.11%) PHP
3 2 (7.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (70.37%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (55.56%) CCNP
3 9 (33.33%) CCNA
4 7 (25.93%) CCDP
5 4 (14.81%) CCIE
6 3 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (7.41%) Degree
7 2 (7.41%) CCSP
7 2 (7.41%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) vSphere
2 7 (25.93%) NFS
3 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) OPNET
2 6 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (7.41%) Puppet
4 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (7.41%) Ansible
4 2 (7.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 24 (88.89%) Cisco
2 15 (55.56%) HP
3 11 (40.74%) TippingPoint
4 9 (33.33%) IBM
4 9 (33.33%) BMC
5 8 (29.63%) VMware
6 7 (25.93%) Blue Coat
7 6 (22.22%) CheckPoint
7 6 (22.22%) Motorola
8 5 (18.52%) Red Hat
9 3 (11.11%) NetApp
9 3 (11.11%) Brocade
9 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds
10 2 (7.41%) Aruba
10 2 (7.41%) Juniper
11 1 (3.70%) Oracle