Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 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
England > North East
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 76 129
Rank change year-on-year -5 +53 -9
Contract jobs citing F5 25 27 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.93% 2.21% 1.37%
As % of the Vendors category 5.02% 4.68% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 28
North East median daily rate £325 £344 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +4.96% +0.77%
10th Percentile £251 £305 £306
90th Percentile £408 £414 £445
England median daily rate £430 £400 £438
% change year-on-year +7.50% -8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £93.75 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +134.38% +17.65% -24.95%

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 498 577 1,569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 38.46% 47.33% 58.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 376 1,040
North East median daily rate £400 £364 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.97% +10.23% -8.01%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £213
90th Percentile £553 £550 £488
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 121
North East median hourly rate £14.39 £16.30 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.75% -39.63% +28.57%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £26.08 £47.42 £36.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.45% +1.47% -2.86%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in the North East over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

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 6 months to 20 November 2018. 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 -5 15 £318 -7.64% 1
Durham - 8 £300 - 1
F5
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 North East region with a requirement for F5.

1 25 (100.00%) Cisco
2 23 (92.00%) WAN
2 23 (92.00%) Firewall
3 20 (80.00%) LAN
3 20 (80.00%) CheckPoint
4 19 (76.00%) Juniper
4 19 (76.00%) HP
5 18 (72.00%) Network Security
6 13 (52.00%) ITIL
6 13 (52.00%) Network Management
6 13 (52.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 12 (48.00%) Palo Alto
7 12 (48.00%) CCNP
7 12 (48.00%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (48.00%) OSPF
8 11 (44.00%) McAfee
8 11 (44.00%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 10 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
9 10 (40.00%) Service Management
9 10 (40.00%) Network Load Balancing
10 9 (36.00%) Cryptography
10 9 (36.00%) BGP
10 9 (36.00%) MPLS
10 9 (36.00%) CCNA
11 8 (32.00%) VLAN
11 8 (32.00%) Wireless
12 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
12 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
12 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Excel

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:

Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (28.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) IaaS
2 1 (4.00%) PaaS
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (92.00%) Firewall
1 23 (92.00%) WAN
2 20 (80.00%) LAN
3 18 (72.00%) Network Security
4 13 (52.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 12 (48.00%) OSPF
6 10 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 9 (36.00%) BGP
7 9 (36.00%) MPLS
8 8 (32.00%) VLAN
8 8 (32.00%) Wireless
9 4 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (12.00%) BIG-IP
10 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (12.00%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (12.00%) EIGRP
10 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (8.00%) VPN
12 1 (4.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) DB2
General
1 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 7 (28.00%) Network Support
3 5 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (12.00%) Network Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Network Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Network Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Operations Manager
6 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (44.00%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) AIX
1 1 (4.00%) HPUX
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
1 1 (4.00%) MVS
1 1 (4.00%) Solaris
1 1 (4.00%) VME
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) ITIL
1 13 (52.00%) Network Management
2 10 (40.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 10 (40.00%) Service Management
3 9 (36.00%) Cryptography
4 7 (28.00%) Decision-Making
4 7 (28.00%) Escalation Management
4 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
5 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
6 5 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (20.00%) Proactive Management
6 5 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (20.00%) Time Management
7 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
8 1 (4.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 1 (4.00%) Migration
8 1 (4.00%) Network Design
8 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
8 1 (4.00%) Resource Management
8 1 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (48.00%) CCNP
1 12 (48.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (36.00%) CCNA
3 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (8.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) JSP 440
1 4 (16.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (12.00%) FortiGate
1 3 (12.00%) TrustSec
2 1 (4.00%) HP SIM
2 1 (4.00%) Nagios
2 1 (4.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Cisco
2 20 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 19 (76.00%) HP
3 19 (76.00%) Juniper
4 12 (48.00%) Palo Alto
5 11 (44.00%) McAfee
6 6 (24.00%) Extreme Networks
7 4 (16.00%) Aruba
7 4 (16.00%) Remedy
8 3 (12.00%) Fortinet
8 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
9 1 (4.00%) 3PAR
9 1 (4.00%) BMC
9 1 (4.00%) EMC
9 1 (4.00%) Oracle