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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 108 102 132
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +30
Contract jobs citing F5 26 33 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.81% 1.12% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 1.74% 2.49% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 25 3
Average daily rate
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£370 £305 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.31% +35.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £280 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £575 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £31.50
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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 West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1490 1323 1620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.68% 44.89% 47.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 789 594 757
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 104 128
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £16.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 September 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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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
Cheshire -8 15 £330 +8.19%
Manchester -7 6 £375 +22.95% 1
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England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (66.67%) Cisco
2 19 (52.78%) Juniper
3 14 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (38.89%) Firewall
4 11 (30.56%) CheckPoint
4 11 (30.56%) Fortinet
5 10 (27.78%) Riverbed
5 10 (27.78%) MPLS
5 10 (27.78%) LAN
6 9 (25.00%) BGP
6 9 (25.00%) Load Balancing
7 8 (22.22%) OSPF
7 8 (22.22%) CCNP
8 7 (19.44%) WAN
8 7 (19.44%) Windows
8 7 (19.44%) Service Delivery
9 6 (16.67%) CISSP
9 6 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (13.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 5 (13.89%) Wireless
10 5 (13.89%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (13.89%) CCNA
10 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
10 5 (13.89%) HP
11 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
11 4 (11.11%) Internet
11 4 (11.11%) Websense
11 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
11 4 (11.11%) Blue Coat
12 3 (8.33%) PKI

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (8.33%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.56%) Lync
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (38.89%) Firewall
2 10 (27.78%) LAN
2 10 (27.78%) MPLS
3 9 (25.00%) BGP
4 8 (22.22%) OSPF
5 7 (19.44%) WAN
6 6 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (13.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
7 5 (13.89%) Wireless
7 5 (13.89%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (11.11%) Internet
9 3 (8.33%) TACACS
9 3 (8.33%) Network Security
9 3 (8.33%) VPN
9 3 (8.33%) DNS
9 3 (8.33%) SAN
9 3 (8.33%) DHCP
9 3 (8.33%) WLAN
9 3 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Consultant
2 7 (19.44%) Technical Consultant
3 6 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Security Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Project Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (5.56%) Programmer
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Network Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Security Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Security Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 3 (8.33%) PKI
2 1 (2.78%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (2.78%) DataPower
2 1 (2.78%) Replication
2 1 (2.78%) Firmware
2 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Solaris
2 3 (8.33%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (8.33%) UNIX
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (19.44%) Service Delivery
3 3 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (5.56%) Release Management
4 2 (5.56%) ITSM
4 2 (5.56%) Service Management
5 1 (2.78%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.78%) ITIL
5 1 (2.78%) Project Management
5 1 (2.78%) Information Security
5 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.78%) QMS
5 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (22.22%) CCNP
3 6 (16.67%) CISSP
4 5 (13.89%) CCNA
5 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 3 (8.33%) CEH
6 3 (8.33%) GCIA
6 3 (8.33%) GCIH
7 2 (5.56%) CCIE
8 1 (2.78%) CCSE
8 1 (2.78%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (2.78%) CCSA
8 1 (2.78%) ISSAP
8 1 (2.78%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.78%) JNCIS
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) RACF
1 2 (5.56%) Brightmail
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (5.56%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 24 (66.67%) Cisco
2 19 (52.78%) Juniper
3 11 (30.56%) CheckPoint
3 11 (30.56%) Fortinet
4 10 (27.78%) Riverbed
5 5 (13.89%) HP
6 4 (11.11%) Websense
6 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 4 (11.11%) Blue Coat
7 3 (8.33%) IronPort
7 3 (8.33%) Symantec
7 3 (8.33%) Nokia
8 2 (5.56%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.78%) Meraki
9 1 (2.78%) VMware
9 1 (2.78%) Citrix
9 1 (2.78%) Avaya
9 1 (2.78%) IBM