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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 127 145
Rank change year-on-year +6 +18  
Contract jobs citing F5 16 34 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.55% 0.88% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 1.21% 1.95% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 2
Median daily rate £500 £481 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £509 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £378 £350
% change year-on-year +2.84% +8.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.78% -5.00%  

F5 is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all 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 1318 1744 1686
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 44.97% 45.38% 45.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 1028 833
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 57 113
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.20 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.64% +9.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 -5 10 £375 -23.07% 1
Lancashire - 6 £510 -
F5
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 35 (87.50%) Cisco
2 22 (55.00%) Cisco ASA
3 20 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 17 (42.50%) Firewall
5 16 (40.00%) Juniper
5 16 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 16 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 16 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 14 (35.00%) Change Control
7 13 (32.50%) Load Balancing
8 12 (30.00%) Forum Sentry
9 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
9 11 (27.50%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (27.50%) LAN
9 11 (27.50%) WAN
10 10 (25.00%) VPN
10 10 (25.00%) OSPF
10 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
11 9 (22.50%) CCNP
12 7 (17.50%) CCNA
12 7 (17.50%) Wireless
13 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
13 6 (15.00%) MPLS
13 6 (15.00%) BGP
13 6 (15.00%) EIGRP
13 6 (15.00%) VLAN
14 5 (12.50%) Network Design
14 5 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
14 5 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (12.50%) IPsec

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 (2.50%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.50%) Akamai
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (55.00%) Cisco ASA
2 17 (42.50%) Firewall
3 16 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 16 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 11 (27.50%) LAN
4 11 (27.50%) WAN
5 10 (25.00%) OSPF
5 10 (25.00%) VPN
6 7 (17.50%) Wireless
7 6 (15.00%) BGP
7 6 (15.00%) EIGRP
7 6 (15.00%) MPLS
7 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (15.00%) VLAN
8 5 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (12.50%) IPsec
9 4 (10.00%) DNS
9 4 (10.00%) IGRP
9 4 (10.00%) NetScreen
10 2 (5.00%) WAAS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Architect
2 13 (32.50%) Network Architect
3 10 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 7 (17.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (10.00%) Cisco Architect
6 4 (10.00%) Consultant
6 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (7.50%) Cisco Network Architect
7 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (7.50%) Network Specialist
8 2 (5.00%) Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Data Centre Architect
8 2 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (5.00%) Juniper Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Network Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.00%) FMCG
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) AIX
1 3 (7.50%) HPUX
1 3 (7.50%) Solaris
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Change Control
2 13 (32.50%) Load Balancing
3 5 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (12.50%) Network Design
4 3 (7.50%) Migration
4 3 (7.50%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (5.00%) Change Management
5 2 (5.00%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.50%) Adaptive Security
6 1 (2.50%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (2.50%) Security Auditing
6 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.50%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
2 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (22.50%) CCNP
4 7 (17.50%) CCNA
5 2 (5.00%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.50%) CCIE
6 1 (2.50%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) Forum Sentry
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 35 (87.50%) Cisco
2 16 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 16 (40.00%) Juniper
3 2 (5.00%) Citrix
3 2 (5.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (5.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (5.00%) Riverbed
3 2 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.50%) Aruba
4 1 (2.50%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.50%) Forcepoint
4 1 (2.50%) McAfee
4 1 (2.50%) Meraki
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft