The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 53 39 43
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs citing F5 7 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.18% 0.27% 0.79%
As % of the Vendors category 2.56% 0.63% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +11.62%
F5
England

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

Vendors Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
273 158 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 46.19% 42.02% 45.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 64 102
Average daily rate £345 £363 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.82% +39.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £508 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 25 18
Average hourly rate £18.50 £14.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.82% -33.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £10.05 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

F5
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

F5 Daily Rate Trend in the North East

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the North East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

F5
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northumberland - - - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 11 (91.67%) HP
2 10 (83.33%) Firewall
3 9 (75.00%) Juniper
3 9 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (75.00%) Cisco
4 8 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 7 (58.33%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (58.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 7 (58.33%) Network Management
5 7 (58.33%) QA
5 7 (58.33%) WhatsUp Gold
5 7 (58.33%) WAN
5 7 (58.33%) DNS
5 7 (58.33%) LAN
5 7 (58.33%) Service Management
5 7 (58.33%) Service Delivery
5 7 (58.33%) Incident Management
6 6 (50.00%) Load Balancing
6 6 (50.00%) Network Design
6 6 (50.00%) SSL
6 6 (50.00%) McAfee
6 6 (50.00%) TippingPoint
6 6 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (50.00%) Junos
7 5 (41.67%) Network Security
7 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
7 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
7 5 (41.67%) MS Office
7 5 (41.67%) Cryptography
8 4 (33.33%) ITIL

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (8.33%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 8 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 7 (58.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 7 (58.33%) LAN
3 7 (58.33%) WAN
3 7 (58.33%) DNS
4 6 (50.00%) SSL
4 6 (50.00%) Junos
4 6 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (41.67%) Network Security
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (33.33%) SAN
7 3 (25.00%) SMS
8 1 (8.33%) BIG-IP
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Support
3 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Data Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Incident Management
1 7 (58.33%) Service Management
1 7 (58.33%) Service Delivery
1 7 (58.33%) Network Management
1 7 (58.33%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (50.00%) Network Design
2 6 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (25.00%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) QA
2 4 (33.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 4 (33.33%) vSphere
1 4 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) HP
2 9 (75.00%) Juniper
2 9 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) McAfee
3 6 (50.00%) TippingPoint
4 4 (33.33%) EMC
4 4 (33.33%) 3PAR
5 3 (25.00%) Riverbed
5 3 (25.00%) Crossbeam
6 1 (8.33%) Citrix