Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 59 149
Rank change year-on-year -28 +90 -41
Contract jobs citing F5 18 38 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.48% 3.06% 1.00%
As % of the Vendors category 3.28% 6.09% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 33 21
North East median daily rate £325 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% -5.71% +2.94%
10th Percentile £253 £305 £300
90th Percentile £435 £439 £505
England median daily rate £428 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +7.00% -5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £53.33 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% +12.68% -31.29%

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 549 624 1,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 45.15% 50.32% 56.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 395 1,066
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +11.11% -9.35%
10th Percentile £250 £239 £210
90th Percentile £550 £526 £488
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 39 128
North East median hourly rate £15.20 £27.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.73% -1.79% +86.67%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.45 £11.16
90th Percentile £30.13 £47.57 £36.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -23 16 £310 -6.06% 2
F5
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 18 (100.00%) Cisco
2 15 (83.33%) WAN
2 15 (83.33%) Firewall
3 13 (72.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 12 (66.67%) HP
4 12 (66.67%) LAN
4 12 (66.67%) CheckPoint
5 11 (61.11%) Juniper
5 11 (61.11%) McAfee
6 10 (55.56%) Service Management
6 10 (55.56%) Network Load Balancing
6 10 (55.56%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (55.56%) ITIL
6 10 (55.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 10 (55.56%) Network Security
7 9 (50.00%) Cryptography
8 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Excel
8 7 (38.89%) MS Visio
8 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
8 7 (38.89%) Escalation Management
8 7 (38.89%) Decision-Making
9 6 (33.33%) Incident Management
10 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
10 5 (27.78%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (27.78%) Proactive Management
10 5 (27.78%) Time Management
10 5 (27.78%) Network Management
10 5 (27.78%) Network Monitoring

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 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) iPlanet
1 1 (5.56%) JBoss
1 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (38.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
2 1 (5.56%) PaaS
2 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (83.33%) Firewall
1 15 (83.33%) WAN
2 13 (72.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 12 (66.67%) LAN
4 10 (55.56%) Cisco IOS
4 10 (55.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 10 (55.56%) Network Security
5 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (22.22%) OSPF
6 3 (16.67%) BIG-IP
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
6 3 (16.67%) EIGRP
6 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (5.56%) BGP
7 1 (5.56%) FTP
7 1 (5.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) Network Support
3 5 (27.78%) Network Support Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Support Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Operations Manager
6 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) AIX
2 1 (5.56%) HPUX
2 1 (5.56%) MVS
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Solaris
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) VME
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) ITIL
1 10 (55.56%) Network Load Balancing
1 10 (55.56%) Service Management
2 9 (50.00%) Cryptography
3 7 (38.89%) Decision-Making
3 7 (38.89%) Escalation Management
4 6 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 5 (27.78%) Network Management
5 5 (27.78%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (27.78%) Proactive Management
5 5 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
5 5 (27.78%) Time Management
6 1 (5.56%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 1 (5.56%) High Availability
6 1 (5.56%) ITSM
6 1 (5.56%) Open Source
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) CCNP
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) JSP 440
1 4 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (16.67%) FortiGate
1 3 (16.67%) TrustSec
2 1 (5.56%) HP SIM
2 1 (5.56%) Nagios
2 1 (5.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 12 (66.67%) HP
3 11 (61.11%) Juniper
3 11 (61.11%) McAfee
4 4 (22.22%) Palo Alto
4 4 (22.22%) Remedy
5 3 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle
7 1 (5.56%) 3PAR
7 1 (5.56%) BMC
7 1 (5.56%) EMC
7 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.56%) Sun