The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 April 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
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
22 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 35 39
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4  
Contract jobs citing F5 17 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 3.90% 4.41% 1.88%
As % of the Vendors category 11.11% 9.72% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 8
Median daily rate £350 £290 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.68% -1.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £185 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £375 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £388
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 £51.67
% change year-on-year - -24.51%  

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 South Yorkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 153 247 227
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 35.09% 45.40% 47.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 172 141
Median daily rate £375 £395 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +31.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £263 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £745 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 15
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +90.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £13.26 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.20 £22.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.47% +8.57%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 South Yorkshire

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing F5 in South Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in South Yorkshire

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in South Yorkshire over the 3 months to 22 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in South Yorkshire

F5
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 April 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
Sheffield 0 11 £525 +87.50% 1
Doncaster - 4 £325 -
F5
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for F5.

1 27 (90.00%) Cisco
2 17 (56.67%) Brocade
3 14 (46.67%) DHCP
3 14 (46.67%) DNS
3 14 (46.67%) CheckPoint
4 12 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (36.67%) Firewall
6 10 (33.33%) Infoblox
6 10 (33.33%) Load Balancing
7 9 (30.00%) Migration
8 8 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 8 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (23.33%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (23.33%) FCoE
9 7 (23.33%) NetScaler
9 7 (23.33%) Data Centre
9 7 (23.33%) Network Security
9 7 (23.33%) VMware
9 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
10 6 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (20.00%) NX-OS
11 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 5 (16.67%) IP Telephony
11 5 (16.67%) Unix
11 5 (16.67%) LAN
11 5 (16.67%) VoIP
11 5 (16.67%) WAN
12 4 (13.33%) Windows
12 4 (13.33%) LDAP

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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:

Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (46.67%) DHCP
1 14 (46.67%) DNS
2 12 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (36.67%) Firewall
4 8 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 7 (23.33%) FCoE
5 7 (23.33%) NetScaler
5 7 (23.33%) Network Security
6 6 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (20.00%) NX-OS
7 5 (16.67%) IP Telephony
7 5 (16.67%) LAN
7 5 (16.67%) VoIP
7 5 (16.67%) WAN
8 4 (13.33%) LDAP
9 2 (6.67%) BGP
9 2 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
10 1 (3.33%) Internet
General
1 4 (13.33%) Back Office
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Network Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Network Specialist
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Designer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Designer
4 3 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Blue Coat Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Design Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) IP Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Data Centre
1 7 (23.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Unix
2 4 (13.33%) Data ONTAP
2 4 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 9 (30.00%) Migration
3 4 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (13.33%) Network Design
4 3 (10.00%) High Availability
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.33%) Line Management
5 1 (3.33%) Security Architecture
5 1 (3.33%) Strategic Planning
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.33%) CCNA
4 1 (3.33%) CCNP
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 4 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (13.33%) XenApp
2 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 27 (90.00%) Cisco
2 17 (56.67%) Brocade
3 14 (46.67%) CheckPoint
4 10 (33.33%) Infoblox
5 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (23.33%) VMware
6 4 (13.33%) Dell
6 4 (13.33%) HP
6 4 (13.33%) IBM
6 4 (13.33%) NetApp
7 3 (10.00%) Blue Coat