The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 28 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.

F5
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 151 148
Rank change year-on-year +41 -3  
Contract jobs citing F5 22 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.85% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 2.00% 0.54% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 4
Median daily rate £380 £378 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.52% -24.40%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £51.67
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 West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1098 1662 1672
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 42.49% 43.20% 45.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 921 812
Median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 107 89
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £13.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.47 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 West

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing F5 in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in the North West

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in the North West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in the North West

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for F5 in the North West

F5
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Manchester +17 10 £315 -16.66% 3
Lancashire - 6 £530 -
Cheshire +22 1 £300 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 West region with a requirement for F5.

1 34 (70.83%) Cisco
2 25 (52.08%) Firewall
3 19 (39.58%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (39.58%) Juniper
3 19 (39.58%) Data Centre
4 17 (35.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 17 (35.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 15 (31.25%) CCNP
5 15 (31.25%) OSPF
5 15 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (27.08%) Load Balancing
6 13 (27.08%) BGP
6 13 (27.08%) LAN
7 12 (25.00%) WAN
7 12 (25.00%) CheckPoint
8 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
9 9 (18.75%) EIGRP
9 9 (18.75%) DNS
10 8 (16.67%) CCNA
10 8 (16.67%) VPN
10 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
11 7 (14.58%) Network Security
11 7 (14.58%) VLAN
11 7 (14.58%) IGRP
11 7 (14.58%) NetScreen
11 7 (14.58%) Palo Alto
12 6 (12.50%) Forum Sentry
12 6 (12.50%) Wireless
12 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
12 6 (12.50%) Windows

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.17%) CMS
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 25 (52.08%) Firewall
2 17 (35.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 17 (35.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 15 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (31.25%) OSPF
4 13 (27.08%) BGP
4 13 (27.08%) LAN
5 12 (25.00%) WAN
6 9 (18.75%) DNS
6 9 (18.75%) EIGRP
7 8 (16.67%) VPN
8 7 (14.58%) IGRP
8 7 (14.58%) NetScreen
8 7 (14.58%) Network Security
8 7 (14.58%) VLAN
9 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 6 (12.50%) Wireless
10 4 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (8.33%) DHCP
11 3 (6.25%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Network Engineer
2 12 (25.00%) Architect
2 12 (25.00%) Network Architect
3 9 (18.75%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Cisco Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Cisco Network Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (6.25%) Data Centre Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) NetApp Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Network Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Network Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) Network Support
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Firewall Support
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) CSS
1 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (39.58%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.42%) iPad
3 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) Linux
2 5 (10.42%) Solaris
2 5 (10.42%) Unix
2 5 (10.42%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.25%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Load Balancing
2 6 (12.50%) Change Control
3 5 (10.42%) Network Design
4 4 (8.33%) Data Centre Operations
4 4 (8.33%) Migration
5 3 (6.25%) Change Management
5 3 (6.25%) Network Architecture
5 3 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (2.08%) Adaptive Security
6 1 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.08%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.08%) ITIL
6 1 (2.08%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.08%) Security Auditing
6 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 19 (39.58%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (31.25%) CCNP
3 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
4 8 (16.67%) CCNA
4 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.33%) CCIE
6 3 (6.25%) CCDP
7 2 (4.17%) JNCIP
8 1 (2.08%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) Forum Sentry
2 4 (8.33%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.08%) Nagios
3 1 (2.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (70.83%) Cisco
2 19 (39.58%) Juniper
3 12 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 7 (14.58%) Palo Alto
5 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
6 4 (8.33%) NetApp
6 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.25%) Citrix
7 3 (6.25%) Fortinet
8 2 (4.17%) Aruba
8 2 (4.17%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.08%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.08%) CyberArk
9 1 (2.08%) Forcepoint
9 1 (2.08%) Intel Security
9 1 (2.08%) LogRhythm
9 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.08%) Sourcefire
9 1 (2.08%) VMware
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