Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 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 West
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 180 171
Rank change year-on-year 0 -9 +40
Contract jobs citing F5 31 28 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.52% 0.50% 0.92%
As % of the Vendors category 1.25% 1.13% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 39
North West median daily rate £425 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +2.56% +28.29%
10th Percentile £324 £330 £350
90th Percentile £498 £590 £538
England median daily rate £430 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +7.50% -5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £53.33 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% +17.65% -32.00%

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 2,482 2,480 3,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.00% 44.07% 45.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,468 1,450 1,924
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £208 £225 £263
90th Percentile £575 £625 £550
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 152 136
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.60 £20.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.22% -22.49% +17.18%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £10.94
90th Percentile £44.70 £43.75 £45.38
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.49 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.06% +2.88% -2.86%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 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
Manchester -15 18 £425 +6.25% 8
Cheshire +8 12 £425 +10.39% 4
Merseyside +7 1 £350 -36.36%
F5
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 West region with a requirement for F5.

1 24 (77.42%) Firewall
2 22 (70.97%) Cisco
3 16 (51.61%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (48.39%) Load Balancing
5 12 (38.71%) CheckPoint
5 12 (38.71%) WAN
6 11 (35.48%) LAN
6 11 (35.48%) Juniper
6 11 (35.48%) CCIE
6 11 (35.48%) OSPF
6 11 (35.48%) BGP
6 11 (35.48%) Network Security
6 11 (35.48%) Data Centre
7 10 (32.26%) Blue Coat
7 10 (32.26%) CCNP
8 9 (29.03%) Banking
8 9 (29.03%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (29.03%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (25.81%) NX-OS
9 8 (25.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 8 (25.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 8 (25.81%) Cisco Firepower
9 8 (25.81%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
10 7 (22.58%) Degree
10 7 (22.58%) ProxySG
10 7 (22.58%) NetScaler
10 7 (22.58%) Palo Alto
11 6 (19.35%) CCIE Security
11 6 (19.35%) CCNA

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 (3.23%) IIS
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.68%) Fastly
3 2 (6.45%) Office 365
4 1 (3.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (77.42%) Firewall
2 12 (38.71%) WAN
3 11 (35.48%) BGP
3 11 (35.48%) LAN
3 11 (35.48%) Network Security
3 11 (35.48%) OSPF
4 9 (29.03%) Cisco IOS
4 9 (29.03%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (25.81%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (25.81%) Cisco Firepower
5 8 (25.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 8 (25.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 8 (25.81%) NX-OS
5 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
6 7 (22.58%) NetScaler
7 6 (19.35%) WLAN
8 5 (16.13%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (16.13%) DNS
8 5 (16.13%) SSL
8 5 (16.13%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (29.03%) Banking
2 5 (16.13%) Finance
3 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Security Engineer
2 13 (41.94%) Network Engineer
3 9 (29.03%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Network Support
6 2 (6.45%) Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Network Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Data Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Data Centre Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Firewall Architect
6 2 (6.45%) IT Support
6 2 (6.45%) Juniper Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Network Operations Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Data Centre
2 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) EFT
4 1 (3.23%) Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Unix
2 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Load Balancing
2 6 (19.35%) ITIL
3 5 (16.13%) Change Management
3 5 (16.13%) Network Design
3 5 (16.13%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.68%) ITIL V3
5 3 (9.68%) ITSM
5 3 (9.68%) Project Management
5 3 (9.68%) Service Management
6 2 (6.45%) Network Management
6 2 (6.45%) Network Planning
6 2 (6.45%) Network Segmentation
6 2 (6.45%) OWASP
6 2 (6.45%) Security Operations
6 2 (6.45%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (6.45%) SFIA
6 2 (6.45%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (3.23%) Server Hardening
Qualifications
1 16 (51.61%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (35.48%) CCIE
3 10 (32.26%) CCNP
4 7 (22.58%) Degree
5 6 (19.35%) CCIE Security
5 6 (19.35%) CCNA
6 4 (12.90%) CCENT
7 2 (6.45%) CCDP
7 2 (6.45%) CCIE Data Center
7 2 (6.45%) CCSA
7 2 (6.45%) CCSE
7 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
7 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.23%) GIAC
8 1 (3.23%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) ProxySG
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) Stealthwatch
2 4 (12.90%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (6.45%) Forum Sentry
4 1 (3.23%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.23%) Foglight
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (70.97%) Cisco
2 12 (38.71%) CheckPoint
3 11 (35.48%) Juniper
4 10 (32.26%) Blue Coat
5 7 (22.58%) Palo Alto
6 5 (16.13%) Tufin
7 4 (12.90%) Meraki
7 4 (12.90%) Moogsoft
7 4 (12.90%) Remedy
7 4 (12.90%) VMware
8 3 (9.68%) Imperva
8 3 (9.68%) Infoblox
8 3 (9.68%) Riverbed
9 2 (6.45%) BMC
9 2 (6.45%) Forcepoint
9 2 (6.45%) Fortinet
9 2 (6.45%) IronPort
9 2 (6.45%) Nokia
9 2 (6.45%) Symantec
10 1 (3.23%) NetIQ