The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 28 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 94 91
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3  
Contract jobs citing F5 15 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.04% 1.33% 1.24%
As % of the Vendors category 2.90% 3.74% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 8
Median daily rate £438 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +7.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £369 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £465 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West Yorkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 518 722 857
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 35.90% 35.48% 40.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 482 543
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £540 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 29
Median hourly rate £11.00 £17.38 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.69% -13.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.93 £12.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £21.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.51%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West 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 West Yorkshire

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in West Yorkshire

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in West Yorkshire

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for F5 in West Yorkshire

F5
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Leeds +18 14 £440 +16.55% 4
Halifax +4 1 £438 -1.12%
F5
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for F5.

1 24 (85.71%) Cisco
2 18 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (64.29%) Firewall
3 16 (57.14%) Data Centre
4 15 (53.57%) CCNP
5 14 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (46.43%) BGP
6 13 (46.43%) EIGRP
7 11 (39.29%) Fortinet
7 11 (39.29%) FortiGate
7 11 (39.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 11 (39.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 10 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (35.71%) Migration
8 10 (35.71%) IBM
8 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
8 10 (35.71%) HP
8 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Excel
8 10 (35.71%) MS Visio
9 9 (32.14%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (28.57%) VMware
10 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (28.57%) WLAN
11 7 (25.00%) BMC
11 7 (25.00%) Motorola
11 7 (25.00%) OPNET
11 7 (25.00%) CheckPoint
11 7 (25.00%) TippingPoint
11 7 (25.00%) DataPower
11 7 (25.00%) Splunk

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (35.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (64.29%) Firewall
2 14 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (46.43%) BGP
3 13 (46.43%) EIGRP
4 11 (39.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 11 (39.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 10 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (32.14%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (28.57%) WLAN
8 7 (25.00%) DMVPN
8 7 (25.00%) IOS XR
9 5 (17.86%) WAN
10 4 (14.29%) DNS
11 3 (10.71%) DWDM
11 3 (10.71%) Internet
11 3 (10.71%) LDAP
11 3 (10.71%) NAS
11 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
11 3 (10.71%) VLAN
11 3 (10.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Electronics
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Cisco Engineer
1 12 (42.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 12 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) VMware Specialist
5 3 (10.71%) Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco Network Administrator
7 1 (3.57%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Firewall Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) VMware Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Voice Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Voice Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 7 (25.00%) DataPower
3 3 (10.71%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) CatOS
2 1 (3.57%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Migration
2 7 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 5 (17.86%) Network Design
4 4 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (14.29%) TDD
5 3 (10.71%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL
6 2 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (53.57%) CCNP
3 4 (14.29%) CCNA
4 1 (3.57%) CCIE
4 1 (3.57%) CCVP
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (7.14%) vSphere
4 1 (3.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (39.29%) FortiGate
2 7 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (25.00%) HP UCMDB
2 7 (25.00%) OPNET
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 24 (85.71%) Cisco
2 11 (39.29%) Fortinet
3 10 (35.71%) HP
3 10 (35.71%) IBM
3 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 8 (28.57%) VMware
5 7 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 7 (25.00%) BMC
5 7 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 7 (25.00%) Motorola
5 7 (25.00%) Splunk
5 7 (25.00%) TippingPoint
6 3 (10.71%) BT
6 3 (10.71%) EMC
6 3 (10.71%) Infoblox
6 3 (10.71%) NetApp
6 3 (10.71%) Oracle
7 2 (7.14%) Nokia
7 2 (7.14%) SAP
8 1 (3.57%) McAfee