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 3 months to 27 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
England / North East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 113 68
Rank change year-on-year +77 -45  
Contract jobs citing F5 22 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.87% 1.04% 0.61%
As % of the Vendors category 7.46% 1.74% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 3
Median daily rate £338 £500 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.50% +43.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £350
% change year-on-year +4.63% +7.85%  
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 the North East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 295 977 318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 51.85% 59.94% 38.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 616 177
Median daily rate £340 £285 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.29% -4.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 82 31
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £13.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.78% +104.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.90 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in the North East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +85 22 £338 -32.50% 2
F5
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 North East region with a requirement for F5.

1 44 (97.78%) Cisco
2 37 (82.22%) Security Cleared
3 36 (80.00%) Firewall
4 33 (73.33%) HP
5 32 (71.11%) ITIL
6 30 (66.67%) SC Cleared
7 27 (60.00%) WAN
8 25 (55.56%) CheckPoint
9 24 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (53.33%) Juniper
9 24 (53.33%) LAN
9 24 (53.33%) CCNP
10 23 (51.11%) Wireless
10 23 (51.11%) Riverbed
10 23 (51.11%) FortiGate
11 22 (48.89%) Service Management
11 22 (48.89%) CCDP
11 22 (48.89%) JNCIA
11 22 (48.89%) Fortinet
12 21 (46.67%) JNCIE
12 21 (46.67%) CCSA
12 21 (46.67%) CCSE
12 21 (46.67%) CCIP
12 21 (46.67%) CCIE
12 21 (46.67%) ITSM
13 19 (42.22%) Red Hat
13 19 (42.22%) Oracle
13 19 (42.22%) WebLogic
13 19 (42.22%) Solaris
13 19 (42.22%) Linux

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:

Application Platforms
1 19 (42.22%) WebLogic
2 13 (28.89%) Apache
2 13 (28.89%) iPlanet
2 13 (28.89%) JBoss
2 13 (28.89%) Oracle Application Server
2 13 (28.89%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (6.67%) MQSeries
3 3 (6.67%) OpenStack
3 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.67%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (80.00%) Firewall
2 27 (60.00%) WAN
3 24 (53.33%) LAN
4 23 (51.11%) Wireless
5 17 (37.78%) BIG-IP
6 13 (28.89%) TCP/IP
7 4 (8.89%) DNS
7 4 (8.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (6.67%) LDAP
8 3 (6.67%) NAS
8 3 (6.67%) SAN
8 3 (6.67%) VLAN
9 2 (4.44%) Cisco Wireless
9 2 (4.44%) FCoE
9 2 (4.44%) iSCSI
9 2 (4.44%) Network Security
9 2 (4.44%) VPN
9 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (2.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) BODI
1 6 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
1 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Oracle APEX
1 6 (13.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (48.89%) Network Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) Architect
3 6 (13.33%) Administrator
3 6 (13.33%) Unix Administrator
4 5 (11.11%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.89%) AIX Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Unix Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Network Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Solaris Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Solaris Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Systems Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Design Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Clustering
2 9 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
5 3 (6.67%) Grid Computing
6 2 (4.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (42.22%) Linux
1 19 (42.22%) Solaris
2 18 (40.00%) HPUX
3 13 (28.89%) AIX
3 13 (28.89%) SUSE
3 13 (28.89%) Unix
4 9 (20.00%) Windows
5 6 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (13.33%) Windows Server
5 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (71.11%) ITIL
2 22 (48.89%) Service Management
3 21 (46.67%) ITSM
4 16 (35.56%) Network Design
5 15 (33.33%) High Availability
6 14 (31.11%) Load Balancing
7 6 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (11.11%) Migration
8 5 (11.11%) Time Management
9 4 (8.89%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (8.89%) Change Control
9 4 (8.89%) Project Governance
9 4 (8.89%) Project Management
9 4 (8.89%) TOGAF
10 2 (4.44%) Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (4.44%) Unit Testing
11 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
11 1 (2.22%) Network Load Balancing
11 1 (2.22%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
1 2 (4.44%) C-shell
1 2 (4.44%) Korn
1 2 (4.44%) Perl
1 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (82.22%) Security Cleared
2 30 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 24 (53.33%) CCNP
3 24 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (48.89%) CCDP
4 22 (48.89%) JNCIA
5 21 (46.67%) CCIE
5 21 (46.67%) CCIP
5 21 (46.67%) CCSA
5 21 (46.67%) CCSE
5 21 (46.67%) JNCIE
6 14 (31.11%) HP ASE
6 14 (31.11%) HP MASE
7 10 (22.22%) Degree
8 9 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (8.89%) DV Cleared
10 1 (2.22%) CCIE Security
10 1 (2.22%) CCNA
10 1 (2.22%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 12 (26.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.67%) KVM
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (6.67%) Samba
Systems Management
1 23 (51.11%) FortiGate
2 3 (6.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 44 (97.78%) Cisco
2 33 (73.33%) HP
3 25 (55.56%) CheckPoint
4 24 (53.33%) Juniper
5 23 (51.11%) Riverbed
6 22 (48.89%) Fortinet
7 19 (42.22%) Oracle
7 19 (42.22%) Red Hat
8 13 (28.89%) Aruba
8 13 (28.89%) Sun
9 12 (26.67%) Veritas
10 10 (22.22%) VMware
11 6 (13.33%) TIBCO
12 5 (11.11%) TippingPoint
13 3 (6.67%) Cognos
13 3 (6.67%) Opsware
13 3 (6.67%) PlateSpin
14 1 (2.22%) McAfee
14 1 (2.22%) Palo Alto
14 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds
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