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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 152 153 120
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -33
Contract jobs citing F5 12 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.20% 0.64%
As % of the Vendors category 0.66% 0.45% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 5
Median daily rate £378 £500 £251
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.40% +99.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £334
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £401
% change year-on-year
+1.97% -5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Median hourly rate - £51.67 £31.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +65.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £51.67 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-24.51% +72.21%
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
1813 1783 1334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.83% 45.64% 42.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1036 859 639
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £230 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £650 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 108 108
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 0 9 £378 - 2
Cheshire -12 2 - -
Merseyside -2 1 £525 - 1
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 21 (77.78%) Cisco
2 15 (55.56%) Firewall
3 12 (44.44%) Juniper
3 12 (44.44%) Network Security
4 11 (40.74%) LAN
5 9 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 9 (33.33%) CCNP
5 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (33.33%) BIG-IP
5 9 (33.33%) Fortinet
5 9 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 8 (29.63%) Palo Alto
7 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing
8 6 (22.22%) Finance
8 6 (22.22%) WAN
8 6 (22.22%) DHCP
8 6 (22.22%) DNS
8 6 (22.22%) SSL
9 5 (18.52%) CCIE
9 5 (18.52%) SSH
9 5 (18.52%) Information Security
9 5 (18.52%) VPN
9 5 (18.52%) IPsec
9 5 (18.52%) VLAN
9 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (18.52%) Change Control
9 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (18.52%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
10 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared

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 1 (3.70%) JBoss
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) Firewall
2 12 (44.44%) Network Security
3 11 (40.74%) LAN
4 9 (33.33%) BIG-IP
4 9 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 6 (22.22%) DHCP
5 6 (22.22%) DNS
5 6 (22.22%) SSL
5 6 (22.22%) WAN
6 5 (18.52%) IPsec
6 5 (18.52%) SSH
6 5 (18.52%) VLAN
6 5 (18.52%) VPN
7 4 (14.81%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (11.11%) BGP
8 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (11.11%) Internet
8 3 (11.11%) MPLS
8 3 (11.11%) NetScreen
8 3 (11.11%) OSPF
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Network Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Security Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Firewall Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) IP Network Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Network Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Network Security Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Network Specialist
3 2 (7.41%) Network Support
3 2 (7.41%) Network Support Specialist
3 2 (7.41%) Security Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Support Specialist
4 1 (3.70%) Banking Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Digital Delivery Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Firewall Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Web Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Middleware
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (3.70%) REST
1 1 (3.70%) SOAP
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
1 1 (3.70%) XML
1 1 (3.70%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) DataPower
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing
2 5 (18.52%) Change Control
2 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (18.52%) Information Security
2 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Management
2 5 (18.52%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (7.41%) Migration
3 2 (7.41%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.70%) API Design
4 1 (3.70%) BPEL
4 1 (3.70%) High Availability
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL
4 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Security Operations
4 1 (3.70%) SOA
4 1 (3.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) CCNP
1 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (18.52%) CCIE
3 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) CCSA
5 1 (3.70%) CCNA
5 1 (3.70%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (3.70%) CISM
5 1 (3.70%) CISSP
5 1 (3.70%) ISEB
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) Cisco
2 12 (44.44%) Juniper
3 9 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 9 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 8 (29.63%) Palo Alto
5 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
5 2 (7.41%) Imperva
5 2 (7.41%) NETGEAR
5 2 (7.41%) Proofpoint
6 1 (3.70%) Aruba
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle
6 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.70%) Splunk
6 1 (3.70%) VMware
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