The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 106 103 128
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +25
Contract jobs citing F5 23 25 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 0.94% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 1.73% 2.00% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 6
Average daily rate
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£418 £294 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.12% -16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £237 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £343 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £38.25 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+30.71% +18.60%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1332 1253 1611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.89% 46.93% 49.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 541 741
Average daily rate £325 £325 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 96 113
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.83% +24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.06 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
F5
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -4 12 £459 +53.55% 2
Manchester 0 6 £400 +37.93% 3
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 23 (54.76%) Cisco
2 19 (45.24%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (45.24%) Juniper
3 16 (38.10%) Firewall
4 14 (33.33%) CCNP
4 14 (33.33%) LAN
5 13 (30.95%) Windows
5 13 (30.95%) Riverbed
6 12 (28.57%) BGP
7 11 (26.19%) OSPF
7 11 (26.19%) Load Balancing
8 9 (21.43%) Symantec
8 9 (21.43%) MS Exchange
8 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 9 (21.43%) IronPort
8 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
8 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
8 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (19.05%) NetScaler
9 8 (19.05%) Release Management
9 8 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (19.05%) DNS
9 8 (19.05%) WAN
9 8 (19.05%) MPLS
10 7 (16.67%) Internet
10 7 (16.67%) CheckPoint
10 7 (16.67%) Blackberry
10 7 (16.67%) Service Delivery
10 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 9 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 9 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.14%) Lync
3 2 (4.76%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (38.10%) Firewall
2 14 (33.33%) LAN
3 12 (28.57%) BGP
4 11 (26.19%) OSPF
5 8 (19.05%) NetScaler
5 8 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (19.05%) MPLS
5 8 (19.05%) DNS
5 8 (19.05%) WAN
6 7 (16.67%) Internet
6 7 (16.67%) Wireless
7 6 (14.29%) VPN
8 5 (11.90%) DMZ
8 5 (11.90%) DHCP
8 5 (11.90%) Structured Cabling
9 4 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (9.52%) VLAN
9 4 (9.52%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (9.52%) HTTP
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Retail
2 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Consultant
1 10 (23.81%) Network Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
3 6 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Project Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Security Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (4.76%) Programmer
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Security Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Security Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.52%) Firmware
3 2 (4.76%) PKI
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Replication
4 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.38%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.38%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.95%) Windows
2 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.14%) Linux
3 3 (7.14%) UNIX
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Load Balancing
2 8 (19.05%) Release Management
3 7 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 4 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Service Management
6 2 (4.76%) ITSM
6 2 (4.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (2.38%) Change Management
7 1 (2.38%) ITIL
7 1 (2.38%) CRM
7 1 (2.38%) Project Management
7 1 (2.38%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (45.24%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (33.33%) CCNP
3 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (9.52%) CCNA
6 3 (7.14%) CCIP
7 2 (4.76%) CISSP
7 2 (4.76%) CCIE
8 1 (2.38%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (2.38%) CCSA
8 1 (2.38%) CCSE
8 1 (2.38%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.38%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) RACF
1 2 (4.76%) Brightmail
2 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) FortiGate
1 2 (4.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 23 (54.76%) Cisco
2 19 (45.24%) Juniper
3 13 (30.95%) Riverbed
4 9 (21.43%) IronPort
4 9 (21.43%) Symantec
4 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 7 (16.67%) Blue Coat
5 7 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 5 (11.90%) Fortinet
6 5 (11.90%) HP
6 5 (11.90%) Citrix
7 3 (7.14%) Nokia
8 2 (4.76%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.38%) Websense
9 1 (2.38%) VMware
9 1 (2.38%) IBM
9 1 (2.38%) Avaya
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