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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 91 86
Rank change year-on-year +16 -5  
Contract jobs citing F5 15 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.39% 1.15% 1.11%
As % of the Vendors category 4.11% 3.24% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 6
Median daily rate £450 £378 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.20% +4.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £360 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £498 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £378 £349
% change year-on-year +3.31% +8.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.78% -5.00%  

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 Leeds.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 365 525 651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 33.73% 35.62% 42.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 357 436
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 17
Median hourly rate £16.68 £18.75 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.04% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £17.10 £9.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.94 £22.50 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in Leeds

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for F5 in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 20 (86.96%) Cisco
2 17 (73.91%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (69.57%) Data Centre
4 14 (60.87%) CCNP
4 14 (60.87%) Firewall
5 13 (56.52%) BGP
5 13 (56.52%) EIGRP
5 13 (56.52%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (47.83%) Fortinet
7 10 (43.48%) FortiGate
7 10 (43.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 10 (43.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 10 (43.48%) Migration
7 10 (43.48%) HP
7 10 (43.48%) IBM
7 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
7 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Excel
7 10 (43.48%) MS Visio
8 9 (39.13%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (34.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (34.78%) VMware
10 7 (30.43%) OPNET
10 7 (30.43%) Blue Coat
10 7 (30.43%) WLAN
10 7 (30.43%) BMC
10 7 (30.43%) Motorola
10 7 (30.43%) Splunk
10 7 (30.43%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (30.43%) DMVPN

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 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (43.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 14 (60.87%) Firewall
2 13 (56.52%) BGP
2 13 (56.52%) Cisco ASA
2 13 (56.52%) EIGRP
3 10 (43.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 10 (43.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 9 (39.13%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (34.78%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (30.43%) DMVPN
6 7 (30.43%) IOS XR
6 7 (30.43%) WLAN
7 3 (13.04%) DNS
7 3 (13.04%) DWDM
7 3 (13.04%) LDAP
7 3 (13.04%) MPLS
7 3 (13.04%) NAS
7 3 (13.04%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (13.04%) VLAN
7 3 (13.04%) WAN
8 2 (8.70%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Electronics
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
1 2 (8.70%) Marketing
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco Engineer
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 10 (43.48%) Network Engineer
3 8 (34.78%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) VMware Specialist
6 3 (13.04%) Architect
6 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Implementation Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Migration Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Cloud Architect
8 1 (4.35%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (4.35%) Network Specialist
8 1 (4.35%) Senior VMware Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Voice Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Voice Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (69.57%) Data Centre
2 7 (30.43%) DataPower
3 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) CatOS
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Migration
2 6 (26.09%) Load Balancing
3 4 (17.39%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (17.39%) Network Design
3 4 (17.39%) TDD
4 3 (13.04%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (73.91%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (60.87%) CCNP
3 3 (13.04%) CCNA
4 1 (4.35%) CCIE
4 1 (4.35%) CCVP
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (8.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) FortiGate
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (30.43%) HP UCMDB
2 7 (30.43%) OPNET
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Cisco
2 11 (47.83%) Fortinet
3 10 (43.48%) HP
3 10 (43.48%) IBM
3 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
4 8 (34.78%) VMware
5 7 (30.43%) Blue Coat
5 7 (30.43%) BMC
5 7 (30.43%) Motorola
5 7 (30.43%) Splunk
5 7 (30.43%) TippingPoint
6 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
7 3 (13.04%) BT
7 3 (13.04%) EMC
7 3 (13.04%) Infoblox
7 3 (13.04%) NetApp
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle
8 2 (8.70%) Nokia
8 2 (8.70%) SAP
9 1 (4.35%) Aruba