Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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 West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 167 213
Rank change year-on-year -21 +46 -55
Contract jobs citing F5 18 61 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.32% 0.89% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 0.73% 1.92% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 34 21
North West median daily rate £508 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.84% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £325 £316 £275
90th Percentile £583 £535 £550
England median daily rate £401 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -8.46% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £45.31
% change year-on-year +17.65% -24.95% +100.09%

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 West.

All Vendors
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2451 3170 3533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.98% 46.38% 41.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1471 1883 1944
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £215 £263 £213
90th Percentile £625 £550 £550
England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 126 177
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £18.13 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.62% +10.03%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.69 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.38 £46.53
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing F5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 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
Manchester -22 11 £505 +3.59% 4
Cheshire 0 3 £385 -6.67%
Lancashire - 3 £510 -
Merseyside +2 1 £550 +37.50%
F5
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region with a requirement for F5.

1 11 (61.11%) Cisco
2 9 (50.00%) Juniper
3 8 (44.44%) CheckPoint
4 7 (38.89%) Load Balancing
4 7 (38.89%) Change Control
5 6 (33.33%) Firewall
5 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 5 (27.78%) LAN
6 5 (27.78%) WAN
6 5 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) Network Design
8 3 (16.67%) BIG-IP
8 3 (16.67%) Riverbed
8 3 (16.67%) vSphere
8 3 (16.67%) FMCG
8 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (16.67%) WAAS
8 3 (16.67%) VPN
8 3 (16.67%) SAP
8 3 (16.67%) Citrix
8 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (16.67%) Wireless
8 3 (16.67%) Migration
8 3 (16.67%) VMware
8 3 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (16.67%) vCenter Server
8 3 (16.67%) Runbook

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 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) Firewall
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (27.78%) LAN
2 5 (27.78%) WAN
3 3 (16.67%) BIG-IP
3 3 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (16.67%) VPN
3 3 (16.67%) WAAS
3 3 (16.67%) Wireless
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (11.11%) MPLS
4 2 (11.11%) NetScaler
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security
4 2 (11.11%) Skype
4 2 (11.11%) VPLS
4 2 (11.11%) Wireless Security
5 1 (5.56%) IPsec
5 1 (5.56%) OSPF
5 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Legal
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Architect
3 5 (27.78%) Consultant
4 4 (22.22%) Network Architect
5 3 (16.67%) Network Consultant
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco Architect
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Architect
6 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Technical Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Automation Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Data Network Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Network Security Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) WAN Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) FMCG
3 1 (5.56%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) AIX
1 1 (5.56%) HPUX
1 1 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Change Control
1 7 (38.89%) Load Balancing
2 4 (22.22%) Network Design
3 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 3 (16.67%) Runbook
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (5.56%) Data Management
5 1 (5.56%) Network Management
5 1 (5.56%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (11.11%) CCIE
5 1 (5.56%) CCNP
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) vCenter Server
2 2 (11.11%) Forum Sentry
3 1 (5.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Cisco
2 9 (50.00%) Juniper
3 8 (44.44%) CheckPoint
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) Riverbed
4 3 (16.67%) SAP
4 3 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (5.56%) Aruba
5 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto