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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 116 114 117
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing F5 23 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 0.53% 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category 1.54% 1.20% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 10
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £305 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £511 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.29 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -
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
1493 1247 1380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.50% 44.03% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 627 648
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 97 107
Average hourly rate £16.25 £24.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.98% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £39.09 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +16 19 £425 +3.03% 1
Manchester -13 2 £363 -14.70%
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 38 (77.55%) Cisco
2 28 (57.14%) Juniper
3 23 (46.94%) Firewall
4 21 (42.86%) CheckPoint
5 16 (32.65%) Windows
6 15 (30.61%) Fortinet
7 14 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 12 (24.49%) VMware
9 11 (22.45%) Linux
10 10 (20.41%) LAN
10 10 (20.41%) CISSP
10 10 (20.41%) MPLS
10 10 (20.41%) Service Delivery
10 10 (20.41%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (20.41%) Riverbed
11 9 (18.37%) OSPF
11 9 (18.37%) BGP
11 9 (18.37%) Solaris
12 8 (16.33%) HP
12 8 (16.33%) CCNP
12 8 (16.33%) Load Balancing
12 8 (16.33%) Blue Coat
12 8 (16.33%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 7 (14.29%) Finance
13 7 (14.29%) PKI
13 7 (14.29%) TACACS
13 7 (14.29%) Nokia

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (10.20%) IIS
2 4 (8.16%) Documentum
2 4 (8.16%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (46.94%) Firewall
2 14 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 10 (20.41%) LAN
3 10 (20.41%) MPLS
4 9 (18.37%) OSPF
4 9 (18.37%) BGP
5 7 (14.29%) TACACS
5 7 (14.29%) WAN
5 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 7 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 6 (12.24%) SSL
7 5 (10.20%) Wireless
7 5 (10.20%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (8.16%) Network Security
8 4 (8.16%) WLAN
9 2 (4.08%) DHCP
9 2 (4.08%) VPN
9 2 (4.08%) DNS
9 2 (4.08%) ADSL
9 2 (4.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) MySQL
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) BODI
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Marketing
2 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Firewall Engineer
2 8 (16.33%) Consultant
3 6 (12.24%) Network Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Security Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Project Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Security Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Cisco Network Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Cisco Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Network Specialist
8 1 (2.04%) IP Network Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Security Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Information Security Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Information Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (14.29%) PKI
3 6 (12.24%) Mobile App
3 6 (12.24%) CESG
4 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.65%) Windows
2 11 (22.45%) Linux
3 9 (18.37%) Solaris
4 7 (14.29%) UNIX
5 6 (12.24%) Android
5 6 (12.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (12.24%) Apple iOS
5 6 (12.24%) Windows Phone 8
5 6 (12.24%) Windows Phone
6 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (8.16%) HPUX
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) Service Delivery
2 8 (16.33%) Load Balancing
2 8 (16.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (12.24%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (12.24%) Information Security
3 6 (12.24%) Configuration Management
4 5 (10.20%) Service Management
5 4 (8.16%) Project Management
5 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.16%) Migration
5 4 (8.16%) Business Development
5 4 (8.16%) Time Management
6 3 (6.12%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.12%) Change Control
6 3 (6.12%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.08%) ITSM
7 2 (4.08%) CAFM
7 2 (4.08%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.04%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.08%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (20.41%) CISSP
3 8 (16.33%) CCNP
4 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
4 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
5 5 (10.20%) GCIA
5 5 (10.20%) GCIH
5 5 (10.20%) CEH
5 5 (10.20%) CCNA
6 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (8.16%) PMP
6 4 (8.16%) PMI Certification
6 4 (8.16%) CCSE
6 4 (8.16%) Degree
7 2 (4.08%) JNCIS
7 2 (4.08%) ISSAP
7 2 (4.08%) CCSA
7 2 (4.08%) CCIE
8 1 (2.04%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (2.04%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (12.24%) Firmware
3 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.04%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.08%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 38 (77.55%) Cisco
2 28 (57.14%) Juniper
3 21 (42.86%) CheckPoint
4 15 (30.61%) Fortinet
5 12 (24.49%) VMware
6 10 (20.41%) Riverbed
7 8 (16.33%) Blue Coat
7 8 (16.33%) HP
8 7 (14.29%) Nokia
9 6 (12.24%) Red Hat
10 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
11 4 (8.16%) Compuware
11 4 (8.16%) Oracle
11 4 (8.16%) Business Objects
11 4 (8.16%) McAfee
11 4 (8.16%) Websense
11 4 (8.16%) TippingPoint
11 4 (8.16%) ArcSight
11 4 (8.16%) Cyber-Ark
12 2 (4.08%) Meraki