The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 25 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 / Yorkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 105 124
Rank change year-on-year +6 +19  
Contract jobs citing F5 24 40 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.21% 1.44% 0.88%
As % of the Vendors category 3.17% 3.83% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 9
Median daily rate £438 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £476 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £378 £349
% change year-on-year +3.31% +8.24%  
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 Yorkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 758 1044 1234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 38.09% 37.70% 41.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 697 777
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £288 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 31 49
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.34 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £22.50 £40.00
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 Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in Yorkshire

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in Yorkshire

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for F5 in Yorkshire

F5
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
West Yorkshire +11 16 £444 +10.93% 3
South Yorkshire +2 6 £325 -2.98%
North Yorkshire +7 2 £475 +22.58%
F5
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for F5.

1 52 (88.14%) Cisco
2 37 (62.71%) Firewall
3 25 (42.37%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (37.29%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (32.20%) Data Centre
6 18 (30.51%) Load Balancing
6 18 (30.51%) CCNP
6 18 (30.51%) DNS
7 17 (28.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 16 (27.12%) HP
8 16 (27.12%) IBM
9 15 (25.42%) BGP
9 15 (25.42%) EIGRP
10 14 (23.73%) Migration
10 14 (23.73%) TippingPoint
10 14 (23.73%) DHCP
10 14 (23.73%) Infoblox
11 13 (22.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 13 (22.03%) WAN
11 13 (22.03%) CheckPoint
11 13 (22.03%) Blue Coat
12 12 (20.34%) Windows
13 11 (18.64%) Fortinet
13 11 (18.64%) VMware
13 11 (18.64%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (18.64%) FortiGate
14 10 (16.95%) Wireless
14 10 (16.95%) Network Security
14 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Excel
14 10 (16.95%) MS Visio

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (16.95%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (16.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 37 (62.71%) Firewall
2 22 (37.29%) Cisco ASA
3 18 (30.51%) DNS
4 17 (28.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 15 (25.42%) BGP
5 15 (25.42%) EIGRP
6 14 (23.73%) DHCP
7 13 (22.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 13 (22.03%) WAN
8 11 (18.64%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (16.95%) Network Security
9 10 (16.95%) Wireless
10 9 (15.25%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (15.25%) Internet
10 9 (15.25%) LDAP
10 9 (15.25%) VoIP
11 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
11 8 (13.56%) VPN
11 8 (13.56%) WLAN
12 7 (11.86%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Back Office
3 3 (5.08%) Retail
4 2 (3.39%) Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Electronics
4 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.39%) Marketing
4 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (38.98%) Network Engineer
2 15 (25.42%) Cisco Engineer
2 15 (25.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 11 (18.64%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Network Specialist
4 7 (11.86%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Consultant
5 5 (8.47%) Information Security Specialist
5 5 (8.47%) Information Specialist
5 5 (8.47%) Security Specialist
6 4 (6.78%) Server Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) VMware Specialist
7 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (5.08%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Storage Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 19 (32.20%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.86%) DataPower
3 3 (5.08%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.34%) Windows
2 9 (15.25%) Unix
3 6 (10.17%) Data ONTAP
4 2 (3.39%) CatOS
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) Load Balancing
2 14 (23.73%) Migration
3 7 (11.86%) Network Design
4 5 (8.47%) Information Security
4 5 (8.47%) ITIL
4 5 (8.47%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 5 (8.47%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 5 (8.47%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 5 (8.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (8.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 4 (6.78%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (6.78%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (6.78%) TDD
6 3 (5.08%) Converged Infrastructure
7 2 (3.39%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.39%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (3.39%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (3.39%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.69%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (42.37%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (30.51%) CCNP
3 9 (15.25%) SC Cleared
3 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
4 8 (13.56%) CCNA
5 3 (5.08%) CCIE
6 1 (1.69%) CCVP
6 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 9 (15.25%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.17%) Active Directory
3 6 (10.17%) XenApp
4 3 (5.08%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (3.39%) vSphere
6 1 (1.69%) Firmware
6 1 (1.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (18.64%) FortiGate
2 7 (11.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (11.86%) HP UCMDB
2 7 (11.86%) OPNET
3 5 (8.47%) Nexpose
4 4 (6.78%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 52 (88.14%) Cisco
2 16 (27.12%) HP
2 16 (27.12%) IBM
3 14 (23.73%) Infoblox
3 14 (23.73%) TippingPoint
4 13 (22.03%) Blue Coat
4 13 (22.03%) CheckPoint
5 11 (18.64%) Fortinet
5 11 (18.64%) VMware
6 10 (16.95%) Microsoft
7 9 (15.25%) NetApp
8 7 (11.86%) BMC
8 7 (11.86%) Motorola
8 7 (11.86%) Splunk
9 6 (10.17%) Brocade
9 6 (10.17%) Dell
9 6 (10.17%) Juniper
9 6 (10.17%) McAfee
9 6 (10.17%) Sourcefire
10 5 (8.47%) Symantec