Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 168 192 154
Rank change year-on-year +24 -38 +51
Contract jobs citing F5 42 12 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.75% 0.22% 0.91%
As % of the Vendors category 1.71% 0.52% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 7 33
North West median daily rate £425 £385 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -18.95% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £265 £313
90th Percentile £613 £560 £545
England median daily rate £428 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +0.71% -1.16% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £66.81 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year +67.03% +28.00% -30.56%

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 2,451 2,286 2,798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 44.00% 42.26% 45.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,498 1,422 1,701
North West median daily rate £410 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £234 £225 £255
90th Percentile £600 £625 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 143 99
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.19 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -12.49% +5.71%
10th Percentile £12.84 £11.53 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.70 £43.00 £43.80
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 +15 28 £450 +5.26% 4
Cheshire +2 8 £425 +10.39% 2
Merseyside +1 4 £350 -36.36%
F5
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 West region with a requirement for F5.

1 37 (88.10%) Firewall
2 36 (85.71%) Cisco
3 31 (73.81%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (57.14%) Juniper
5 21 (50.00%) CCNP
5 21 (50.00%) Load Balancing
5 21 (50.00%) Data Centre
6 19 (45.24%) Network Security
7 18 (42.86%) CheckPoint
7 18 (42.86%) CCIE
7 18 (42.86%) WAN
8 15 (35.71%) LAN
9 14 (33.33%) CCNA
10 13 (30.95%) TCP/IP
11 12 (28.57%) OSPF
11 12 (28.57%) BGP
11 12 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (26.19%) Palo Alto
12 11 (26.19%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (26.19%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (23.81%) Riverbed
13 10 (23.81%) NX-OS
14 9 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 9 (21.43%) DNS
15 8 (19.05%) Telecoms
15 8 (19.05%) BIG-IP
15 8 (19.05%) NetScaler
15 8 (19.05%) CCIE Data Center
16 7 (16.67%) Cisco Firepower

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 1 (2.38%) IIS
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (9.52%) Office 365
4 3 (7.14%) Fastly
5 1 (2.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (88.10%) Firewall
2 19 (45.24%) Network Security
3 18 (42.86%) WAN
4 15 (35.71%) LAN
5 13 (30.95%) TCP/IP
6 12 (28.57%) BGP
6 12 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (28.57%) OSPF
7 11 (26.19%) Cisco IOS
7 11 (26.19%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (23.81%) NX-OS
9 9 (21.43%) DNS
9 9 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 8 (19.05%) BIG-IP
10 8 (19.05%) NetScaler
11 7 (16.67%) Cisco Firepower
12 6 (14.29%) DHCP
12 6 (14.29%) VPN
13 5 (11.90%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 7 (16.67%) Banking
3 5 (11.90%) Finance
4 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Network Engineer
2 18 (42.86%) Security Engineer
3 15 (35.71%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (19.05%) Architect
4 8 (19.05%) Cisco Architect
4 8 (19.05%) Cisco Network Architect
4 8 (19.05%) Data Architect
4 8 (19.05%) Data Centre Architect
4 8 (19.05%) Firewall Architect
4 8 (19.05%) Juniper Architect
4 8 (19.05%) Network Architect
5 6 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) IT Support
8 2 (4.76%) Network Operations Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.76%) EFT
3 1 (2.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Unix
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (16.67%) Network Design
3 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (11.90%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (11.90%) Project Management
5 4 (9.52%) Asset Management
5 4 (9.52%) Change Control
5 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
5 4 (9.52%) Network Management
5 4 (9.52%) Network Planning
5 4 (9.52%) Network Segmentation
5 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 4 (9.52%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (9.52%) SFIA
6 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (4.76%) Information Security
7 2 (4.76%) OWASP
7 2 (4.76%) Security Operations
7 2 (4.76%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (4.76%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (73.81%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (50.00%) CCNP
3 18 (42.86%) CCIE
4 14 (33.33%) CCNA
5 8 (19.05%) CCIE Data Center
6 6 (14.29%) CCSA
7 4 (9.52%) CCDP
7 4 (9.52%) Degree
7 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
7 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
8 3 (7.14%) CCENT
8 3 (7.14%) CCIE Security
9 2 (4.76%) CCSE
9 2 (4.76%) GIAC
10 1 (2.38%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.76%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Forum Sentry
2 3 (7.14%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (7.14%) Stealthwatch
3 2 (4.76%) Nagios
4 1 (2.38%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.38%) Foglight
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 36 (85.71%) Cisco
2 24 (57.14%) Juniper
3 18 (42.86%) CheckPoint
4 11 (26.19%) Palo Alto
5 10 (23.81%) Riverbed
6 7 (16.67%) Meraki
7 6 (14.29%) Infoblox
7 6 (14.29%) VMware
8 5 (11.90%) Blue Coat
8 5 (11.90%) Citrix
9 4 (9.52%) BMC
10 3 (7.14%) Imperva
10 3 (7.14%) Moogsoft
10 3 (7.14%) Remedy
10 3 (7.14%) Tufin
11 2 (4.76%) Forcepoint
11 2 (4.76%) HP
11 2 (4.76%) IronPort
11 2 (4.76%) Nokia
11 2 (4.76%) Ruckus Wireless