Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 89 106
Rank change year-on-year +2 +17 -37
Contract jobs citing F5 3 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.23% 0.55% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 0.52% 1.24% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 5
Cheshire median daily rate £385 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +8.55% -8.98%
10th Percentile £378 £344 £311
90th Percentile £393 £530 £558
North West median daily rate £453 £488 £390
% change year-on-year -7.18% +25.00% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

F5 is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Cheshire.

All Vendors
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 575 647 739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 43.14% 44.47% 35.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 433 455
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £228 £263 £246
90th Percentile £625 £538 £575
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 23 39
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -5.77% -1.93%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £9.82
90th Percentile £32.70 £22.20 £34.60
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £18.13 £17.17
% change year-on-year -11.72% +5.56% +7.31%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing F5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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

F5
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 3 £385 -
F5
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Network Design
1 3 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
1 3 (100.00%) vCenter Server
1 3 (100.00%) Runbook
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) Network Architecture

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 3 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Migration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Network Design
1 3 (100.00%) Runbook
2 2 (66.67%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) VMware