The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
North West / Lancashire
Rank 22 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing F5 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.94% - -
As % of the Vendors category 9.64% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Median daily rate £530 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £401
% change year-on-year +5.96% -5.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £50.83
% change year-on-year - -15.40%  

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 Lancashire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 83 226 186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 40.89% 51.83% 49.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 139 104
Median daily rate £425 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 49 15
Median hourly rate £42.00 £39.38 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +202.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year -17.50% +16.89%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in Lancashire

F5
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Preston - 7 £528 -
F5
North West

F5
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for F5.

1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) SC Cleared
2 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (87.50%) Data Centre
3 6 (75.00%) Forum Sentry
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (75.00%) Change Control
3 6 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 6 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 6 (75.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) CMS
4 1 (12.50%) Network Design
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) Adaptive Security

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (12.50%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 6 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Architect
1 6 (75.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Data Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Adaptive Security
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) SC Cleared
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper