Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 109 116
Rank change year-on-year -8 +7 +4
Contract jobs citing F5 27 21 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.07% 0.97% 1.32%
As % of the Vendors category 3.33% 2.59% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 26
Leeds median daily rate £335 £463 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.57% +22.52% +0.67%
10th Percentile £303 £369 £350
90th Percentile £361 £556 £456
West Yorkshire median daily rate £358 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -18.29% +9.38% +6.67%
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 810 810 1,007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 32.16% 37.28% 34.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 492 685
Leeds median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £294 £271 £270
90th Percentile £575 £544 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 15 14
Leeds median hourly rate £18.24 £15.86 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.02% +0.70% +15.85%
10th Percentile £12.82 £10.50 £10.99
90th Percentile £26.93 £27.68 £28.65
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £14.20 £14.00
% change year-on-year +10.92% +1.43% +2.98%

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 19 September 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 26 (96.30%) Cisco
2 15 (55.56%) CCNP
2 15 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (44.44%) Data Centre
4 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
4 11 (40.74%) WAN
5 10 (37.04%) MPLS
5 10 (37.04%) Firewall
5 10 (37.04%) High Availability
6 9 (33.33%) Finance
6 9 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 9 (33.33%) BGP
7 8 (29.63%) VMware
7 8 (29.63%) DNS
7 8 (29.63%) Linux
7 8 (29.63%) CCNA
8 7 (25.93%) Degree
8 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing
9 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
9 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (22.22%) OSPF
9 6 (22.22%) Windows
9 6 (22.22%) LAN
9 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
9 6 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (18.52%) Office 365
10 5 (18.52%) Collaborative Working
10 5 (18.52%) VoIP
10 5 (18.52%) ITIL

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 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Office 365
2 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) WAN
2 10 (37.04%) Firewall
2 10 (37.04%) MPLS
3 9 (33.33%) BGP
4 8 (29.63%) DNS
5 6 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (22.22%) LAN
5 6 (22.22%) OSPF
6 5 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (18.52%) VoIP
7 4 (14.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (14.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (11.11%) EIGRP
8 3 (11.11%) Spanning Tree
9 2 (7.41%) Network Security
10 1 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (3.70%) IPsec
10 1 (3.70%) IPv6
10 1 (3.70%) VPN
10 1 (3.70%) Wireshark
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Retail
3 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Back Office
4 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Network Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Implementation Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Technical Implementation Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Technical Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Project Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Network Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Cisco Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Cisco Network Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.70%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Linux
2 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 5 (18.52%) Windows 10
3 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) High Availability
2 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing
3 5 (18.52%) Collaborative Working
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL
3 5 (18.52%) Mentoring
3 5 (18.52%) Network Design
3 5 (18.52%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (7.41%) Information Security
6 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.70%) Change Control
6 1 (3.70%) Change Management
6 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.70%) Migration
6 1 (3.70%) Project Management
6 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.70%) Runbook
6 1 (3.70%) Software Licensing
6 1 (3.70%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) Python
2 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) CCNP
1 15 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (29.63%) CCNA
3 7 (25.93%) Degree
4 6 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (18.52%) CCIE
5 5 (18.52%) CCIP
5 5 (18.52%) CCSP
6 2 (7.41%) CCSA
7 1 (3.70%) CCSE
7 1 (3.70%) CCSM
7 1 (3.70%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.70%) PMP
7 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.70%) QA
1 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) Terminal Server
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.70%) Ansible
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (96.30%) Cisco
2 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
3 9 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 8 (29.63%) VMware
5 5 (18.52%) Red Hat
6 4 (14.81%) Dell
6 4 (14.81%) EMC
6 4 (14.81%) NetApp
6 4 (14.81%) Splunk
7 3 (11.11%) Blue Coat
7 3 (11.11%) Civica
7 3 (11.11%) Fortinet
7 3 (11.11%) IBM
8 2 (7.41%) Infoblox
9 1 (3.70%) CA
9 1 (3.70%) Mercator
9 1 (3.70%) ProCurve
9 1 (3.70%) Veeam