Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 18 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 84 123
Rank change year-on-year -40 +39 -20
Contract jobs citing F5 13 56 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.58% 2.13% 0.98%
As % of the Vendors category 1.50% 5.78% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 33 19
Leeds median daily rate £430 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.44% -10.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £388 £175 £275
90th Percentile £510 £455 £468
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire 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 Leeds.

All Vendors
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 868 969 1284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 38.89% 36.89% 39.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 637 799
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.68% +9.23%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £550 £575 £510
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 47
Leeds median hourly rate £21.56 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.81% -13.33% +9.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.20 £8.98
90th Percentile £40.00 £30.83 £37.04
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +1.43% -3.45% +23.80%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for F5 in Leeds

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in Leeds

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in Leeds over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 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 Leeds region with a requirement for F5.

1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (61.54%) CCNP
3 7 (53.85%) BGP
3 7 (53.85%) EIGRP
3 7 (53.85%) Load Balancing
3 7 (53.85%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (46.15%) FortiGate
4 6 (46.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (46.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
5 5 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (38.46%) MS Visio
5 5 (38.46%) Fortinet
6 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
6 4 (30.77%) Migration
7 3 (23.08%) VMware
7 3 (23.08%) Clustering
7 3 (23.08%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (23.08%) Linux
7 3 (23.08%) DNS
7 3 (23.08%) High Availability
7 3 (23.08%) DevOps
7 3 (23.08%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (15.38%) VMware NSX
8 2 (15.38%) Salt
8 2 (15.38%) Ansible

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (38.46%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 7 (53.85%) BGP
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (53.85%) EIGRP
3 6 (46.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 6 (46.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (23.08%) DNS
5 3 (23.08%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (7.69%) DWDM
6 1 (7.69%) MPLS
6 1 (7.69%) Network Security
6 1 (7.69%) OSPF
6 1 (7.69%) VLAN
6 1 (7.69%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco Engineer
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 6 (46.15%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) DevOps Systems Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Azure DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
5 1 (7.69%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
2 3 (23.08%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Load Balancing
2 4 (30.77%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) DevOps
3 3 (23.08%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) High Availability
4 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) Data Management
4 2 (15.38%) Release Management
4 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (7.69%) Network Design
5 1 (7.69%) Open Source
5 1 (7.69%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) PHP
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) CCNP
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) VMware NSX
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Docker
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) FortiGate
2 2 (15.38%) Ansible
2 2 (15.38%) CFEngine
2 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (15.38%) Puppet
2 2 (15.38%) Salt
3 1 (7.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) Fortinet
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
4 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
5 2 (15.38%) Juniper
6 1 (7.69%) BT
6 1 (7.69%) Riverbed
6 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 1 (7.69%) Splunk