Period
to 19 October 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 October 2019 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
England > North East
6 months to
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 72 71 67
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 +64
Contract jobs citing F5 11 26 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.15% 2.14% 2.86%
As % of the Vendors category 3.13% 5.19% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 32
North East median daily rate £325 £318 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.36% -3.05% -3.68%
10th Percentile £300 £251 £305
90th Percentile £420 £405 £409
England median daily rate £425 £430 £400
% change year-on-year -1.05% +7.38% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £12.00 £53.33 £40.00
% change year-on-year -77.50% +33.33% +17.65%

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 the North East.

All Vendors
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 351 501 592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 36.60% 41.30% 48.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 314 380
North East median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £156 £232 £235
90th Percentile £570 £554 £526
England median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 27 37
North East median hourly rate £15.76 £14.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.57% -34.88% -23.21%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.75 £9.00
90th Percentile £24.81 £21.35 £47.00
England median hourly rate £19.71 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.63% - +2.94%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing F5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in the North East

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in the North East

F5
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the North East region over the 6 months to 19 October 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +9 7 £300 -3.23%
Durham +7 4 £325 +8.33%
F5
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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 North East region with a requirement for F5.

1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 10 (90.91%) Palo Alto
3 9 (81.82%) CCNP
3 9 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (72.73%) WAN
5 6 (54.55%) OSPF
5 6 (54.55%) HP
5 6 (54.55%) Network Security
6 5 (45.45%) SolarWinds
6 5 (45.45%) Wireless
7 4 (36.36%) VLAN
7 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
7 4 (36.36%) BGP
7 4 (36.36%) Juniper
7 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
7 4 (36.36%) MPLS
7 4 (36.36%) LAN
7 4 (36.36%) CCNA
7 4 (36.36%) Network Management
7 4 (36.36%) Meraki
8 3 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
8 3 (27.27%) Project Delivery
8 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
9 2 (18.18%) Fortinet
9 2 (18.18%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (18.18%) CCIE
9 2 (18.18%) ITIL

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) AWS
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (72.73%) WAN
3 6 (54.55%) Network Security
3 6 (54.55%) OSPF
4 5 (45.45%) Wireless
5 4 (36.36%) BGP
5 4 (36.36%) LAN
5 4 (36.36%) MPLS
5 4 (36.36%) VLAN
6 3 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (18.18%) BIG-IP
7 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (18.18%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (18.18%) EIGRP
7 2 (18.18%) VPN
7 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
General
1 1 (9.09%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Network Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Network Management
1 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
2 3 (27.27%) Project Delivery
2 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Thinking
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (9.09%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) CCNP
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (36.36%) CCNA
3 2 (18.18%) CCIE
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (18.18%) FortiGate
1 2 (18.18%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (90.91%) Palo Alto
3 6 (54.55%) HP
4 5 (45.45%) SolarWinds
5 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
5 4 (36.36%) Juniper
5 4 (36.36%) Meraki
6 2 (18.18%) Aruba
6 2 (18.18%) Extreme Networks
6 2 (18.18%) Fortinet
6 2 (18.18%) Zscaler
7 1 (9.09%) VMware