The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 130 130 121
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing F5 27 26 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.86% 0.63% 0.67%
As % of the Vendors category 1.83% 1.56% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 14
Median daily rate £438 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £312 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £570 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £26.29
% change year-on-year
-61.11% +71.20%
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 West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1479 1672 1483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 47.07% 40.30% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 913 879 811
Median daily rate £405 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 81 104
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.33 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing F5 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

F5
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

F5 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the North West region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

F5
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

F5
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +6 20 £438 -12.50%
Cheshire +10 2 £520 +36.84%
Merseyside -2 2 £350 -18.60%
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing F5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for F5.

1 27 (50.94%) Cisco
1 27 (50.94%) Firewall
2 20 (37.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 20 (37.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 17 (32.08%) Data Centre
4 15 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (24.53%) Juniper
5 13 (24.53%) OSPF
5 13 (24.53%) CCNP
5 13 (24.53%) Load Balancing
6 12 (22.64%) Network Security
6 12 (22.64%) WAN
6 12 (22.64%) LAN
7 11 (20.75%) BGP
7 11 (20.75%) CheckPoint
8 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
9 8 (15.09%) VLAN
9 8 (15.09%) DNS
10 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
10 7 (13.21%) Network Design
10 7 (13.21%) Palo Alto
11 6 (11.32%) CMS
11 6 (11.32%) VPN
11 6 (11.32%) Citrix
11 6 (11.32%) NetScreen
11 6 (11.32%) MPLS
12 5 (9.43%) EIGRP
12 5 (9.43%) SSL
12 5 (9.43%) DHCP
12 5 (9.43%) ITIL

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (11.32%) CMS
2 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.77%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.77%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.66%) MS Project
1 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 27 (50.94%) Firewall
2 20 (37.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 20 (37.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 13 (24.53%) OSPF
4 12 (22.64%) LAN
4 12 (22.64%) Network Security
4 12 (22.64%) WAN
5 11 (20.75%) BGP
6 8 (15.09%) DNS
6 8 (15.09%) VLAN
7 6 (11.32%) MPLS
7 6 (11.32%) NetScreen
7 6 (11.32%) VPN
8 5 (9.43%) BIG-IP
8 5 (9.43%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (9.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (9.43%) DHCP
8 5 (9.43%) EIGRP
8 5 (9.43%) SSL
9 4 (7.55%) IGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (5.66%) Banking
1 3 (5.66%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Network Engineer
2 12 (22.64%) Architect
3 10 (18.87%) Network Architect
4 7 (13.21%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Consultant
6 4 (7.55%) LAN Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Network Consultant
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) WAN Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Cisco Architect
7 3 (5.66%) Design Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Implementation Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Security Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Security Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.08%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.55%) iPad
3 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.77%) EFT
4 2 (3.77%) PKI
5 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Windows
2 3 (5.66%) Linux
2 3 (5.66%) Solaris
2 3 (5.66%) Unix
3 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.89%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) Load Balancing
2 7 (13.21%) Network Design
3 5 (9.43%) ITIL
4 4 (7.55%) Change Control
4 4 (7.55%) Change Management
4 4 (7.55%) Migration
4 4 (7.55%) Project Management
4 4 (7.55%) Security Management
5 3 (5.66%) ITSM
5 3 (5.66%) Service Management
5 3 (5.66%) Validation
6 2 (3.77%) Data Centre Operations
6 2 (3.77%) Network Architecture
6 2 (3.77%) Network Management
7 1 (1.89%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.89%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.89%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.89%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.89%) Server Building
7 1 (1.89%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) Java
1 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.89%) PHP
1 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (24.53%) CCNP
3 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
4 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.66%) CCDP
5 3 (5.66%) CCIE
5 3 (5.66%) CCNA
5 3 (5.66%) Degree
6 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.89%) XenApp
3 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.89%) Nagios
2 1 (1.89%) SCCM
2 1 (1.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (50.94%) Cisco
2 13 (24.53%) Juniper
3 11 (20.75%) CheckPoint
4 7 (13.21%) Palo Alto
5 6 (11.32%) Citrix
6 4 (7.55%) Fortinet
6 4 (7.55%) IBM
6 4 (7.55%) VMware
7 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.77%) Aruba
8 2 (3.77%) IronPort
8 2 (3.77%) NetApp
8 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.77%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.89%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.89%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (1.89%) LogRhythm
9 1 (1.89%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.89%) Sonus
9 1 (1.89%) Sourcefire