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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 142 135 128
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing F5 14 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 0.90% 0.67% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 5
Average daily rate £500 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £390 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £401 £335
% change year-on-year
-6.36% +19.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £50.00 £95.00
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -47.36%
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
1563 1503 1219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 40.98% 46.16% 44.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 761 566
Average daily rate £380 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +15.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 101 74
Average hourly rate £20.75 £22.50 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £11.40 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.17 £49.50 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the North West region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester -14 8 £505 - 3
Cheshire -8 6 £425 -15.00%
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 24 (66.67%) Firewall
2 22 (61.11%) Cisco
3 16 (44.44%) Juniper
4 15 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 13 (36.11%) Load Balancing
5 13 (36.11%) Network Security
6 12 (33.33%) LAN
7 10 (27.78%) VLAN
8 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 8 (22.22%) Fortinet
10 7 (19.44%) Change Control
10 7 (19.44%) Palo Alto
10 7 (19.44%) WAN
10 7 (19.44%) CheckPoint
11 6 (16.67%) VPN
11 6 (16.67%) DNS
11 6 (16.67%) SSL
11 6 (16.67%) Finance
12 5 (13.89%) IPsec
12 5 (13.89%) SSH
12 5 (13.89%) Migration
12 5 (13.89%) Information Security
12 5 (13.89%) XML
12 5 (13.89%) DHCP
12 5 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Management
12 5 (13.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 5 (13.89%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (13.89%) OWASP

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 2 (5.56%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (66.67%) Firewall
2 15 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 13 (36.11%) Network Security
4 12 (33.33%) LAN
5 10 (27.78%) VLAN
6 7 (19.44%) WAN
7 6 (16.67%) DNS
7 6 (16.67%) SSL
7 6 (16.67%) VPN
8 5 (13.89%) DHCP
8 5 (13.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (13.89%) IPsec
8 5 (13.89%) SSH
9 4 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (8.33%) BIG-IP
10 3 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (8.33%) Internet
10 3 (8.33%) MPLS
11 2 (5.56%) NetScreen
12 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Network Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Consultant
3 5 (13.89%) Project Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Network Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Network Architect
5 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Banking Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Digital Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Firewall Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) IP Network Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Security Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Digital Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Network Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.78%) CESG
3 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.78%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Load Balancing
2 7 (19.44%) Change Control
3 5 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (13.89%) Information Security
3 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (13.89%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (13.89%) Migration
3 5 (13.89%) OWASP
4 3 (8.33%) Network Architecture
4 3 (8.33%) Server Building
5 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.78%) Security Operations
6 1 (2.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) CCIE
2 4 (11.11%) CCNP
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.33%) CCSA
4 1 (2.78%) CCDA
4 1 (2.78%) CCDP
4 1 (2.78%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (2.78%) CISM
4 1 (2.78%) CISSP
4 1 (2.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) Cisco
2 16 (44.44%) Juniper
3 8 (22.22%) Fortinet
4 7 (19.44%) CheckPoint
4 7 (19.44%) Palo Alto
5 4 (11.11%) VMware
6 2 (5.56%) Blue Coat
6 2 (5.56%) IBM
6 2 (5.56%) Imperva
6 2 (5.56%) Oracle
6 2 (5.56%) Proofpoint
7 1 (2.78%) BT
7 1 (2.78%) HP
7 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.78%) Splunk