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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
England / North East
Rank 61 69 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 -  
Contract jobs citing F5 24 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.27% 0.35% -
As % of the Vendors category 6.98% 0.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 0
Median daily rate £385 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.20% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £50.83
% change year-on-year - -15.40%  

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 344 371 279
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 46.80% 42.69% 44.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 253 145
Median daily rate £388 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £257 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 17
Median hourly rate £14.75 £13.50 £11.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.25% +19.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.57 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £18.00 £24.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 24 March 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 24 March 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 +12 24 £385 -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 54 (96.43%) Cisco
2 41 (73.21%) Security Cleared
3 39 (69.64%) Firewall
4 38 (67.86%) SC Cleared
5 35 (62.50%) HP
6 34 (60.71%) ITIL
7 31 (55.36%) Oracle
7 31 (55.36%) WebLogic
7 31 (55.36%) Linux
8 24 (42.86%) Red Hat
9 23 (41.07%) Wireless
9 23 (41.07%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (41.07%) CCNP
9 23 (41.07%) WAN
9 23 (41.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (41.07%) Riverbed
10 22 (39.29%) JNCIA
10 22 (39.29%) LAN
11 21 (37.50%) CCIE
11 21 (37.50%) CCSA
12 20 (35.71%) CheckPoint
12 20 (35.71%) Solaris
12 20 (35.71%) Juniper
12 20 (35.71%) Fortinet
12 20 (35.71%) FortiGate
13 19 (33.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 19 (33.93%) High Availability
13 19 (33.93%) Load Balancing
13 19 (33.93%) JNCIE
13 19 (33.93%) Oracle Application Server

F5
Top Related 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 31 (55.36%) WebLogic
2 19 (33.93%) Apache
2 19 (33.93%) iPlanet
2 19 (33.93%) JBoss
2 19 (33.93%) Oracle Application Server
2 19 (33.93%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (69.64%) Firewall
2 23 (41.07%) WAN
2 23 (41.07%) Wireless
3 22 (39.29%) LAN
4 19 (33.93%) TCP/IP
5 16 (28.57%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.79%) Skype
6 1 (1.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.43%) BODI
1 12 (21.43%) BusinessObjects
1 12 (21.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (21.43%) Oracle APEX
1 12 (21.43%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (17.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 12 (21.43%) Architect
3 8 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) Solaris Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Cloud Architect
6 5 (8.93%) Project Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Systems Architect
7 3 (5.36%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.57%) Applications Architect
8 2 (3.57%) Azure Architect
8 2 (3.57%) Network Support
8 2 (3.57%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Technical Leader
8 2 (3.57%) Unix Engineer
9 1 (1.79%) Linux Administrator
9 1 (1.79%) Network Architect
9 1 (1.79%) Technical Engineer
9 1 (1.79%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (33.93%) Clustering
2 12 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (17.86%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.14%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.57%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (55.36%) Linux
2 23 (41.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (35.71%) Solaris
4 19 (33.93%) Unix
5 12 (21.43%) HPUX
5 12 (21.43%) Windows
5 12 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.79%) AIX
6 1 (1.79%) Android
6 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.79%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (60.71%) ITIL
2 19 (33.93%) High Availability
2 19 (33.93%) ITSM
2 19 (33.93%) Load Balancing
2 19 (33.93%) Service Management
3 17 (30.36%) Network Design
4 9 (16.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (14.29%) Change Control
5 8 (14.29%) Migration
5 8 (14.29%) Project Governance
5 8 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (12.50%) Time Management
6 7 (12.50%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.79%) Defect Management
7 1 (1.79%) DevOps
7 1 (1.79%) Open Source
7 1 (1.79%) Process Improvement
7 1 (1.79%) Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (1.79%) Prototyping
7 1 (1.79%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) C
1 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (73.21%) Security Cleared
2 38 (67.86%) SC Cleared
3 23 (41.07%) CCNP
3 23 (41.07%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (39.29%) JNCIA
5 21 (37.50%) CCIE
5 21 (37.50%) CCSA
6 19 (33.93%) CCDP
6 19 (33.93%) CCIP
6 19 (33.93%) CCSE
6 19 (33.93%) JNCIE
7 13 (23.21%) HP ASE
7 13 (23.21%) HP MASE
8 10 (17.86%) Degree
9 2 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (3.57%) CCNA
System Software
1 19 (33.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 13 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.79%) KVM
Systems Management
1 20 (35.71%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.79%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.79%) SCSM
Vendors
1 54 (96.43%) Cisco
2 35 (62.50%) HP
3 31 (55.36%) Oracle
4 24 (42.86%) Red Hat
5 23 (41.07%) Riverbed
6 20 (35.71%) CheckPoint
6 20 (35.71%) Fortinet
6 20 (35.71%) Juniper
7 19 (33.93%) Sun
7 19 (33.93%) Veritas
8 16 (28.57%) Aruba
9 14 (25.00%) VMware
10 12 (21.43%) TIBCO
11 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
12 1 (1.79%) PlateSpin