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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 119 147 108
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -39
Contract jobs citing F5 34 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.93% 0.26% 0.82%
As % of the Vendors category 2.03% 0.60% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 8
Median daily rate £488 £300 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -24.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £283 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £405 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -30.00%
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
1678 1663 1345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.86% 43.44% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 876 692
Median daily rate £400 £368 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 96 91
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +17 23 £490 +35.17%
Merseyside +2 7 £438 -
Cheshire +3 4 £394 - 1
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 26 (60.47%) Firewall
2 15 (34.88%) Cisco
3 13 (30.23%) WAN
4 11 (25.58%) LAN
4 11 (25.58%) Juniper
5 10 (23.26%) Security Management
5 10 (23.26%) BIG-IP
6 9 (20.93%) CheckPoint
6 9 (20.93%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (20.93%) CCNP
7 7 (16.28%) VoIP
7 7 (16.28%) Finance
7 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
7 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
8 6 (13.95%) MPLS
8 6 (13.95%) Data Centre
9 5 (11.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (11.63%) OSPF
9 5 (11.63%) BGP
9 5 (11.63%) Project Management
9 5 (11.63%) Internet
9 5 (11.63%) ITIL
9 5 (11.63%) Network Security
10 4 (9.30%) Capacity Management
10 4 (9.30%) Fortinet
10 4 (9.30%) Migration
10 4 (9.30%) Windows
10 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
10 4 (9.30%) SSL
10 4 (9.30%) Citrix

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 3 (6.98%) Apache
1 3 (6.98%) IIS
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.33%) MS Project
1 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 26 (60.47%) Firewall
2 13 (30.23%) WAN
3 11 (25.58%) LAN
4 10 (23.26%) BIG-IP
5 7 (16.28%) VoIP
6 6 (13.95%) MPLS
7 5 (11.63%) BGP
7 5 (11.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (11.63%) Internet
7 5 (11.63%) Network Security
7 5 (11.63%) OSPF
8 4 (9.30%) EIGRP
8 4 (9.30%) NetScreen
8 4 (9.30%) SSL
8 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
9 3 (6.98%) DNS
9 3 (6.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (4.65%) DHCP
10 2 (4.65%) IPsec
10 2 (4.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) MySQL
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Analyst
2 6 (13.95%) Security Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Applications Specialist
3 5 (11.63%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Firewall Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Consultant
4 4 (9.30%) Network Consultant
4 4 (9.30%) Web Applications Specialist
4 4 (9.30%) Web Specialist
5 3 (6.98%) Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Firewall Specialist
5 3 (6.98%) LAN Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Project Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) WAN Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Web Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Web Hosting Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) LAMP
2 2 (4.65%) Middleware
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (4.65%) REST
2 2 (4.65%) SOAP
2 2 (4.65%) Web Services
2 2 (4.65%) XML
2 2 (4.65%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.98%) PMI
3 2 (4.65%) DataPower
3 2 (4.65%) EFT
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) PKI
4 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Security Management
2 5 (11.63%) ITIL
2 5 (11.63%) Project Management
3 4 (9.30%) Capacity Management
3 4 (9.30%) Migration
4 3 (6.98%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.65%) API Design
5 2 (4.65%) BPEL
5 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.65%) High Availability
5 2 (4.65%) Network Management
5 2 (4.65%) SOA
5 2 (4.65%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 1 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.33%) ITSM
6 1 (2.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.33%) Network Design
6 1 (2.33%) Server Building
6 1 (2.33%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) PHP
2 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) CCNP
1 9 (20.93%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
2 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) CCIE
3 3 (6.98%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.65%) CISM
4 2 (4.65%) CISSP
4 2 (4.65%) ISEB
5 1 (2.33%) CCNA
5 1 (2.33%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.33%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Puppet
1 3 (6.98%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (34.88%) Cisco
2 11 (25.58%) Juniper
3 9 (20.93%) CheckPoint
4 4 (9.30%) Citrix
4 4 (9.30%) Fortinet
5 3 (6.98%) Brocade
5 3 (6.98%) Oracle
5 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.65%) IronPort
6 2 (4.65%) NETGEAR
6 2 (4.65%) Splunk
6 2 (4.65%) VMware
7 1 (2.33%) Aruba
7 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.33%) Nortel
7 1 (2.33%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.33%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.33%) Siemens
7 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.33%) Sonus