The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

F5
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 80 79
Contract jobs citing F5 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.45% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £363 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -27.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £378 £350
% change year-on-year +3.17% +8.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.78% -5.00%  

F5 is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 287 440 424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 45.48% 47.88% 42.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 304 221
Median daily rate £388 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 4 29
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.09% +33.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.14 £15.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.50 £26.75 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing F5 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in Cheshire

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing F5 in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for F5.

1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) FortiGate

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper