Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 127 90
Rank change year-on-year +20 -37 +39
Contract jobs citing F5 32 11 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.35% 0.49% 2.17%
As % of the Vendors category 3.90% 1.25% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 32
Leeds median daily rate £358 £475 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.74% +31.94% -10.00%
10th Percentile £304 £345 £175
90th Percentile £383 £575 £448
West Yorkshire median daily rate £358 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -15.88% +13.33% -6.25%
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 821 879 971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 34.71% 39.36% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 567 640
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £288 £256 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £563
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 23 26
Leeds median hourly rate £17.25 £40.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.88% +220.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £10.53 £10.60 £10.10
90th Percentile £25.00 £40.00 £30.38
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.20 £12.75
% change year-on-year +7.75% +11.37% -8.93%

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing F5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for F5.

1 32 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (50.00%) Firewall
3 15 (46.88%) Load Balancing
4 14 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (40.63%) BGP
5 13 (40.63%) CheckPoint
6 12 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (34.38%) CCNP
7 11 (34.38%) OSPF
7 11 (34.38%) VMware
8 10 (31.25%) Finance
8 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
8 10 (31.25%) ITIL
8 10 (31.25%) Degree
9 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
9 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
9 9 (28.13%) Windows
10 8 (25.00%) Linux
10 8 (25.00%) DNS
10 8 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 8 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
10 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
11 7 (21.88%) Network Security
11 7 (21.88%) Computer Science
11 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
11 7 (21.88%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (18.75%) Blue Coat
12 6 (18.75%) Private Cloud

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 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Office 365
2 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (50.00%) Firewall
2 14 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
3 13 (40.63%) BGP
4 12 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (34.38%) OSPF
6 8 (25.00%) DNS
6 8 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (21.88%) Network Security
8 6 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 6 (18.75%) LAN
8 6 (18.75%) WAN
9 5 (15.63%) MPLS
9 5 (15.63%) Wireshark
10 4 (12.50%) BIG-IP
10 4 (12.50%) Cisco Firepower
10 4 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (12.50%) EIGRP
10 4 (12.50%) TACACS
10 4 (12.50%) tcpdump
11 3 (9.38%) Spanning Tree
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Back Office
4 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Network Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Implementation Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Technical Implementation Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Technical Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco Network Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Network Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Network Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (18.75%) Private Cloud
3 2 (6.25%) Clustering
3 2 (6.25%) Public Cloud
3 2 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Linux
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
4 6 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (15.63%) Windows 10
5 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
6 3 (9.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Load Balancing
2 10 (31.25%) ITIL
3 8 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
4 7 (21.88%) Computer Science
5 5 (15.63%) Collaborative Working
5 5 (15.63%) Decision-Making
5 5 (15.63%) High Availability
5 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
5 5 (15.63%) Network Design
5 5 (15.63%) Translating Business Requirements
6 3 (9.38%) Migration
6 3 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (6.25%) Change Control
7 2 (6.25%) Information Security
8 1 (3.13%) Change Management
8 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.13%) People Management
8 1 (3.13%) Project Management
8 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.13%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
1 2 (6.25%) Python
1 2 (6.25%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) CCNP
1 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (31.25%) Degree
3 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
3 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
4 7 (21.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (15.63%) CCIE
6 4 (12.50%) CCNA
6 4 (12.50%) CCSA
7 3 (9.38%) CCSE
8 1 (3.13%) CCSM
8 1 (3.13%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
8 1 (3.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) VMware NSX
3 2 (6.25%) Terminal Server
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) ArcSight ESM
2 3 (9.38%) FortiGate
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (6.25%) SCCM
3 2 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (40.63%) CheckPoint
3 11 (34.38%) VMware
4 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 6 (18.75%) Blue Coat
6 5 (15.63%) Dell
6 5 (15.63%) EMC
6 5 (15.63%) NetApp
6 5 (15.63%) Red Hat
6 5 (15.63%) Splunk
7 4 (12.50%) ArcSight
8 3 (9.38%) Fortinet
8 3 (9.38%) IBM
8 3 (9.38%) Infoblox
9 2 (6.25%) Aruba
9 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
9 2 (6.25%) Tufin
10 1 (3.13%) CA
10 1 (3.13%) ProCurve
10 1 (3.13%) Veeam