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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
England / North West
Rank 115 137 116
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -21
Contract jobs citing F5 22 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 0.46% 0.68%
As % of the Vendors category 1.85% 1.12% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 13
Median daily rate £350 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £391 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.57% -4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £26.29
% change year-on-year
- +71.20%

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
1191 1605 1416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.27% 40.96% 46.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 853 737
Median daily rate £400 £375 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £516 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 86 111
Median hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.28% +107.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.50 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £47.33 £34.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +34.32%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +14 10 £305 -39.00%
Lancashire - 7 £530 -
Merseyside - 4 £350 -
Cheshire +17 1 - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 34 (60.71%) Cisco
2 25 (44.64%) Firewall
2 25 (44.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 25 (44.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 24 (42.86%) Data Centre
4 16 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 14 (25.00%) CCNP
6 13 (23.21%) OSPF
6 13 (23.21%) Load Balancing
6 13 (23.21%) Security Cleared
7 12 (21.43%) Network Security
7 12 (21.43%) Juniper
7 12 (21.43%) LAN
8 11 (19.64%) WAN
8 11 (19.64%) BGP
8 11 (19.64%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (17.86%) SC Cleared
10 9 (16.07%) Change Control
11 8 (14.29%) Palo Alto
11 8 (14.29%) Network Design
12 7 (12.50%) CMS
12 7 (12.50%) VLAN
12 7 (12.50%) DNS
13 6 (10.71%) Windows
13 6 (10.71%) VPN
13 6 (10.71%) NetScreen
13 6 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (8.93%) MPLS
14 5 (8.93%) EIGRP

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 7 (12.50%) CMS
2 4 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.36%) MS Project
1 3 (5.36%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 25 (44.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 25 (44.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 25 (44.64%) Firewall
2 13 (23.21%) OSPF
3 12 (21.43%) LAN
3 12 (21.43%) Network Security
4 11 (19.64%) BGP
4 11 (19.64%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (19.64%) WAN
5 7 (12.50%) DNS
5 7 (12.50%) VLAN
6 6 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (10.71%) NetScreen
6 6 (10.71%) VPN
7 5 (8.93%) BIG-IP
7 5 (8.93%) DHCP
7 5 (8.93%) EIGRP
7 5 (8.93%) MPLS
8 4 (7.14%) IGRP
8 4 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (5.36%) Banking
1 3 (5.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) Architect
2 16 (28.57%) Network Architect
3 14 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Cisco Architect
6 4 (7.14%) Cisco Network Architect
6 4 (7.14%) Consultant
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Design Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Implementation Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Support
7 3 (5.36%) NetApp Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Network Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Storage Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.14%) iPad
3 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.57%) EFT
5 1 (1.79%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Linux
2 5 (8.93%) Solaris
2 5 (8.93%) Unix
3 4 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.36%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) Load Balancing
2 9 (16.07%) Change Control
3 8 (14.29%) Network Design
4 5 (8.93%) ITIL
4 5 (8.93%) Migration
5 4 (7.14%) Change Management
5 4 (7.14%) Data Centre Operations
6 3 (5.36%) ITSM
6 3 (5.36%) Network Architecture
6 3 (5.36%) Project Management
6 3 (5.36%) Service Management
6 3 (5.36%) Validation
7 1 (1.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.79%) CRM
7 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (1.79%) ERP
7 1 (1.79%) Network Management
7 1 (1.79%) Security Management
7 1 (1.79%) Server Building
7 1 (1.79%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) Java
1 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (25.00%) CCNP
3 13 (23.21%) Security Cleared
4 10 (17.86%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.14%) CCNA
6 3 (5.36%) CCDP
6 3 (5.36%) CCIE
6 3 (5.36%) Degree
7 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.57%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.79%) Nagios
2 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (60.71%) Cisco
2 16 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 12 (21.43%) Juniper
4 8 (14.29%) Palo Alto
5 4 (7.14%) Citrix
5 4 (7.14%) Fortinet
5 4 (7.14%) IBM
5 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.14%) NetApp
5 4 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.36%) VMware
7 2 (3.57%) Aruba
7 2 (3.57%) IronPort
8 1 (1.79%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.79%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (1.79%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle
8 1 (1.79%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.79%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.79%) Sourcefire