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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 124 101 131
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +30
Contract jobs citing F5 19 29 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.58% 1.05% 0.065%
As % of the Vendors category 1.28% 2.47% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 25 2
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£370 £305 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.31% -33.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £286 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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% -
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
1485 1176 1465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.51% 42.52% 47.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 837 553 668
Average daily rate £350 £325 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 104 109
Average hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £31.56 £44.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 -3 14 £400 +31.14% 1
Manchester -10 4 £341 +3.40%
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 29 (70.73%) Cisco
2 20 (48.78%) Juniper
3 14 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (34.15%) Firewall
4 13 (31.71%) Fortinet
5 12 (29.27%) CheckPoint
6 11 (26.83%) Windows
7 10 (24.39%) LAN
7 10 (24.39%) Service Delivery
7 10 (24.39%) MPLS
7 10 (24.39%) Riverbed
7 10 (24.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 9 (21.95%) OSPF
8 9 (21.95%) BGP
8 9 (21.95%) VMware
9 8 (19.51%) Load Balancing
9 8 (19.51%) CCNP
10 7 (17.07%) HP
10 7 (17.07%) WAN
10 7 (17.07%) Solaris
10 7 (17.07%) CISSP
10 7 (17.07%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (14.63%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (14.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 6 (14.63%) Linux
11 6 (14.63%) PKI
12 5 (12.20%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
12 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
12 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 5 (12.20%) IIS
2 4 (9.76%) WebLogic
2 4 (9.76%) Documentum
3 3 (7.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (34.15%) Firewall
2 10 (24.39%) LAN
2 10 (24.39%) MPLS
2 10 (24.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 9 (21.95%) OSPF
3 9 (21.95%) BGP
4 7 (17.07%) WAN
5 6 (14.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (12.20%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (12.20%) Wireless
6 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
7 4 (9.76%) WLAN
8 3 (7.32%) Network Security
8 3 (7.32%) SSL
8 3 (7.32%) TACACS
8 3 (7.32%) Internet
9 2 (4.88%) EIGRP
9 2 (4.88%) Intranet
9 2 (4.88%) VPN
9 2 (4.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
1 4 (9.76%) BODI
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.32%) MySQL
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Consultant
2 7 (17.07%) Technical Consultant
3 6 (14.63%) Firewall Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Network Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Security Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Project Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (4.88%) Programmer
7 2 (4.88%) Security Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Security Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Specialist
7 2 (4.88%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (14.63%) PKI
3 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.32%) CESG
3 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Windows
2 7 (17.07%) Solaris
3 6 (14.63%) Linux
4 5 (12.20%) UNIX
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (9.76%) HPUX
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Phone 8
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Phone
6 3 (7.32%) Apple iOS
6 3 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (7.32%) Android
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Service Delivery
2 8 (19.51%) Load Balancing
3 6 (14.63%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (12.20%) Service Management
5 4 (9.76%) Migration
5 4 (9.76%) Time Management
6 3 (7.32%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (7.32%) Change Control
6 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.32%) Problem Management
6 3 (7.32%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.88%) ITSM
7 2 (4.88%) Information Security
7 2 (4.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (4.88%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (4.88%) CAFM
7 2 (4.88%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.44%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (2.44%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (19.51%) CCNP
3 7 (17.07%) CISSP
4 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
4 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
4 5 (12.20%) CCNA
5 3 (7.32%) CCSE
5 3 (7.32%) GCIA
5 3 (7.32%) GCIH
5 3 (7.32%) CEH
6 2 (4.88%) CCIE
6 2 (4.88%) ISSAP
6 2 (4.88%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.44%) HP ASE
7 1 (2.44%) HP MASE
7 1 (2.44%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.44%) CCSA
7 1 (2.44%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.76%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (7.32%) Firmware
4 2 (4.88%) RACF
5 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.44%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.88%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 29 (70.73%) Cisco
2 20 (48.78%) Juniper
3 13 (31.71%) Fortinet
4 12 (29.27%) CheckPoint
5 10 (24.39%) Riverbed
6 9 (21.95%) VMware
7 7 (17.07%) HP
8 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
9 4 (9.76%) Websense
9 4 (9.76%) Compuware
9 4 (9.76%) Oracle
9 4 (9.76%) Business Objects
9 4 (9.76%) Blue Coat
10 3 (7.32%) Nokia
10 3 (7.32%) Red Hat
11 2 (4.88%) Citrix
11 2 (4.88%) Meraki
12 1 (2.44%) Aruba
12 1 (2.44%) Brocade
12 1 (2.44%) AirMagnet