Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 130 113
Rank change year-on-year +58 -17 -27
Contract jobs citing F5 28 37 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.28% 1.35% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 4.79% 2.32% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 2
North East median daily rate £338 £328 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.05% +0.77% -6.88%
10th Percentile £305 £306 £309
90th Percentile £413 £445 £338
England median daily rate £400 £435 £425
% change year-on-year -8.05% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £45.31
% change year-on-year +17.65% -24.95% +138.45%

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 585 1597 820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 47.72% 58.11% 40.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 1060 442
North East median daily rate £363 £330 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.85% -6.71% +1.07%
10th Percentile £256 £210 £226
90th Percentile £550 £488 £560
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 123 69
North East median hourly rate £17.10 £27.00 £20.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.67% +33.00% +9.73%
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.01 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.16 £36.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% -5.71% +6.06%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +59 28 £338 +3.05%
F5
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 27 (96.43%) Cisco
1 27 (96.43%) Firewall
2 24 (85.71%) Clustering
2 24 (85.71%) Red Hat
2 24 (85.71%) iPlanet
2 24 (85.71%) Sun
2 24 (85.71%) TCP/IP
2 24 (85.71%) Oracle
2 24 (85.71%) WebLogic
2 24 (85.71%) Unix
2 24 (85.71%) AIX
2 24 (85.71%) HPUX
2 24 (85.71%) Solaris
2 24 (85.71%) Linux
2 24 (85.71%) JBoss
2 24 (85.71%) Apache
2 24 (85.71%) Tomcat
2 24 (85.71%) Oracle Application Server
2 24 (85.71%) Load Balancing
2 24 (85.71%) High Availability
3 23 (82.14%) J2EE
3 23 (82.14%) SUSE
4 21 (75.00%) Security Cleared
5 20 (71.43%) SC Cleared
5 20 (71.43%) ITIL
6 13 (46.43%) HP
7 11 (39.29%) Data Centre
8 10 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (35.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 10 (35.71%) Veritas

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 24 (85.71%) Apache
1 24 (85.71%) iPlanet
1 24 (85.71%) JBoss
1 24 (85.71%) Oracle Application Server
1 24 (85.71%) Tomcat
1 24 (85.71%) WebLogic
2 7 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (25.00%) MQSeries
2 7 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (25.00%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 27 (96.43%) Firewall
2 24 (85.71%) TCP/IP
3 9 (32.14%) DNS
3 9 (32.14%) SAN
3 9 (32.14%) WAN
4 7 (25.00%) LDAP
4 7 (25.00%) NAS
5 6 (21.43%) FCoE
5 6 (21.43%) iSCSI
6 3 (10.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (10.71%) LAN
6 3 (10.71%) VLAN
7 2 (7.14%) BIG-IP
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (7.14%) Wireless
8 1 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (3.57%) Network Security
8 1 (3.57%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Unix Engineer
2 12 (42.86%) AIX Engineer
3 10 (35.71%) Solaris Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) HPUX Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Build Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Design Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Project Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Solaris Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Solaris Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Unix Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Unix Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (82.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (85.71%) Clustering
2 11 (39.29%) Data Centre
3 4 (14.29%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 24 (85.71%) AIX
1 24 (85.71%) HPUX
1 24 (85.71%) Linux
1 24 (85.71%) Solaris
1 24 (85.71%) Unix
2 23 (82.14%) SUSE
3 7 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) High Availability
1 24 (85.71%) Load Balancing
2 20 (71.43%) ITIL
3 8 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 5 (17.86%) Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (14.29%) Requirements Management
5 4 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Network Design
6 2 (7.14%) Service Management
7 1 (3.57%) Cryptography
7 1 (3.57%) Escalation Management
7 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.57%) ITSM
7 1 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (3.57%) Network Management
7 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.57%) Proactive Management
7 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) Bash Shell
1 9 (32.14%) C-shell
1 9 (32.14%) Korn
1 9 (32.14%) Perl
2 8 (28.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (10.71%) CCNP
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.57%) CCDP
5 1 (3.57%) CCIE
5 1 (3.57%) CCIE Security
5 1 (3.57%) CCIP
5 1 (3.57%) CCSA
5 1 (3.57%) CCSE
5 1 (3.57%) JNCIA
5 1 (3.57%) JNCIE
5 1 (3.57%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 10 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (32.14%) Hyper-V
2 9 (32.14%) KVM
2 9 (32.14%) Samba
3 7 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (3.57%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) OpenView
2 2 (7.14%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 27 (96.43%) Cisco
2 24 (85.71%) Oracle
2 24 (85.71%) Red Hat
2 24 (85.71%) Sun
3 13 (46.43%) HP
4 10 (35.71%) Veritas
4 10 (35.71%) VMware
5 9 (32.14%) PlateSpin
6 7 (25.00%) Cognos
6 7 (25.00%) Opsware
7 4 (14.29%) CheckPoint
8 3 (10.71%) Aruba
8 3 (10.71%) Borland
8 3 (10.71%) Juniper
8 3 (10.71%) TippingPoint
9 2 (7.14%) Riverbed
10 1 (3.57%) Crossbeam
10 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
10 1 (3.57%) McAfee