Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 151 206
Rank change year-on-year -31 +55 -33
Contract jobs citing F5 15 59 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.28% 1.00% 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category 0.67% 2.22% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 39 19
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £258 £310 £311
90th Percentile £605 £545 £560
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +128.57% -61.11% +71.20%

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 2,233 2,654 3,355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.86% 44.93% 40.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,390 1,614 1,820
North West median daily rate £419 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £225 £240 £220
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.99% +0.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 112 191
North West median hourly rate £16.19 £18.13 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.68% -9.38% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.00 £47.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +6.28%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -12 12 £478 +30.82% 5
Cheshire -8 2 - - 4
Lancashire -1 1 £325 -38.68% 1
F5
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 10 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco
4 7 (46.67%) Juniper
5 6 (40.00%) WAN
6 5 (33.33%) LAN
6 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
7 4 (26.67%) Network Security
8 3 (20.00%) Riverbed
8 3 (20.00%) Migration
8 3 (20.00%) Network Design
8 3 (20.00%) CCIE
8 3 (20.00%) VPN
8 3 (20.00%) Internet
8 3 (20.00%) MPLS
8 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (13.33%) DevOps
9 2 (13.33%) Proventia
9 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
9 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (13.33%) Wireless
9 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
9 2 (13.33%) CCNP
9 2 (13.33%) BIG-IP
9 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
9 2 (13.33%) VMware
9 2 (13.33%) Change Control
9 2 (13.33%) NetScaler

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:

Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) WAN
3 5 (33.33%) LAN
4 4 (26.67%) Network Security
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (20.00%) Internet
5 3 (20.00%) MPLS
5 3 (20.00%) VPN
6 2 (13.33%) BIG-IP
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (13.33%) NetScaler
6 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (13.33%) VLAN
6 2 (13.33%) Wireless
7 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (6.67%) Intranet
7 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
7 1 (6.67%) IPsec
7 1 (6.67%) SAN
7 1 (6.67%) Wireless Security
General
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Security Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Network Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Network Security Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Network Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Data Migration Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Network Designer
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SOC Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) FlexPod
2 1 (6.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) Network Design
3 2 (13.33%) Change Control
3 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps
4 1 (6.67%) Break/Fix
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Network Management
4 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Release Management
4 1 (6.67%) Runbook
4 1 (6.67%) Statistics
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (20.00%) CCIE
3 2 (13.33%) CCNP
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) CCNA
4 1 (6.67%) CCSA
4 1 (6.67%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) ProxySG
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (6.67%) VMware NSX
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Proventia
2 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco
3 7 (46.67%) Juniper
4 3 (20.00%) Riverbed
5 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
5 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
5 2 (13.33%) VMware
6 1 (6.67%) Aruba
6 1 (6.67%) Capita
6 1 (6.67%) Citrix
6 1 (6.67%) Fortinet