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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 69 38 45
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +7
Contract jobs citing F5 6 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.73% 0.85% 1.07%
As % of the Vendors category 1.62% 1.55% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Average daily rate
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£348 - £463
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 - £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.29 £27.75 -
% change year-on-year
-5.27% -
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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 North East region.

Vendors Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
370 194 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 44.74% 55.11% 48.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 83 93
Average daily rate £349 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.23% +0.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 25
Average hourly rate £28.00 £10.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+166.66% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £18.10 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 November 2014.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 13 (100.00%) DNS
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
1 13 (100.00%) Juniper
1 13 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 13 (100.00%) Firewall
1 13 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 13 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 12 (92.31%) Network Design
2 12 (92.31%) SSL
3 11 (84.62%) WAN
3 11 (84.62%) LAN
3 11 (84.62%) HP
3 11 (84.62%) Incident Management
3 11 (84.62%) Load Balancing
3 11 (84.62%) Service Management
3 11 (84.62%) Network Monitoring
3 11 (84.62%) WhatsUp Gold
3 11 (84.62%) Network Management
4 10 (76.92%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (76.92%) Cisco IOS
4 10 (76.92%) TippingPoint
4 10 (76.92%) Junos
4 10 (76.92%) McAfee
5 9 (69.23%) Service Delivery
5 9 (69.23%) Cryptography
5 9 (69.23%) Network Security
5 9 (69.23%) QA
6 8 (61.54%) JSP 440
6 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (61.54%) Hyper-V

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Office
1 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) DNS
1 13 (100.00%) Firewall
1 13 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 13 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 12 (92.31%) SSL
3 11 (84.62%) LAN
3 11 (84.62%) WAN
4 10 (76.92%) Cisco IOS
4 10 (76.92%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (76.92%) Junos
5 9 (69.23%) Network Security
6 8 (61.54%) SAN
7 5 (38.46%) SMS
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Support
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
1 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
1 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Network Design
2 11 (84.62%) Incident Management
2 11 (84.62%) Load Balancing
2 11 (84.62%) Service Management
2 11 (84.62%) Network Management
2 11 (84.62%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (69.23%) Service Delivery
4 8 (61.54%) ITIL
5 6 (46.15%) Time Management
6 1 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (69.23%) QA
2 8 (61.54%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Hyper-V
1 8 (61.54%) vSphere
1 8 (61.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (84.62%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (38.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Juniper
1 13 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (84.62%) HP
3 10 (76.92%) TippingPoint
3 10 (76.92%) McAfee
4 8 (61.54%) EMC
4 8 (61.54%) 3PAR
5 1 (7.69%) Riverbed
5 1 (7.69%) Crossbeam