The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 40 55 51
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -4
Contract jobs citing F5 19 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.70% 1.05% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 6.09% 2.15% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 2
Average daily rate
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£315 £350 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -19.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.24 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.05% -13.23%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
312 326 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 44.38% 48.88% 52.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 171 120
Average daily rate £340 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 11
Average hourly rate £21.50 £11.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.11% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £10.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £78.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

F5
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 across the Birmingham region.

F5 Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

F5
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing F5 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5.

1 44 (97.78%) Cisco
2 35 (77.78%) Firewall
3 33 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (71.11%) CheckPoint
5 29 (64.44%) OSPF
6 27 (60.00%) BGP
7 25 (55.56%) Juniper
8 21 (46.67%) CCNA
9 19 (42.22%) CCNP
10 15 (33.33%) MPLS
11 12 (26.67%) ITIL
11 12 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (24.44%) Riverbed
12 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
13 10 (22.22%) Linux
13 10 (22.22%) UNIX
13 10 (22.22%) Project Management
13 10 (22.22%) Marketing
13 10 (22.22%) ITIL V3
14 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
14 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
14 9 (20.00%) Multicast
14 9 (20.00%) Solaris
14 9 (20.00%) LAN
14 9 (20.00%) DNS
15 8 (17.78%) WAN
15 8 (17.78%) Structured Cabling
15 8 (17.78%) Data Centre
16 7 (15.56%) Sourcefire
16 7 (15.56%) Network Security

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing F5 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
1 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 35 (77.78%) Firewall
2 29 (64.44%) OSPF
3 27 (60.00%) BGP
4 15 (33.33%) MPLS
5 12 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
7 9 (20.00%) DNS
7 9 (20.00%) LAN
7 9 (20.00%) Multicast
8 8 (17.78%) Structured Cabling
8 8 (17.78%) WAN
9 7 (15.56%) Network Security
10 6 (13.33%) VPN
11 3 (6.67%) Wireless
11 3 (6.67%) BIG-IP
11 3 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 2 (4.44%) HSRP
12 2 (4.44%) Wireshark
12 2 (4.44%) Cisco PIX
General
1 10 (22.22%) Marketing
2 4 (8.89%) Banking
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
3 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Electronics
4 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Network Engineer
2 13 (28.89%) Project Manager
3 10 (22.22%) Technical Project Manager
3 10 (22.22%) Technical Manager
4 9 (20.00%) Consultant
5 7 (15.56%) Security Engineer
6 6 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (6.67%) Network Consultant
8 3 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Network Project Manager
9 2 (4.44%) AWS Consultant
9 2 (4.44%) Network Architect
9 2 (4.44%) Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Network Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Architect
9 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Network Manager
10 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Architect
10 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) CSS
1 2 (4.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) DTV
3 2 (4.44%) SecurID
3 2 (4.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) UNIX
1 10 (22.22%) Linux
2 9 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) ITIL
2 10 (22.22%) Project Management
2 10 (22.22%) ITIL V3
3 7 (15.56%) PRINCE
3 7 (15.56%) PRINCE2
4 6 (13.33%) Change Control
5 5 (11.11%) Network Management
5 5 (11.11%) Load Balancing
6 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.67%) Workflow
7 3 (6.67%) Migration
7 3 (6.67%) Network Design
8 2 (4.44%) Logistics
8 2 (4.44%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (4.44%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.44%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.44%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (2.22%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 33 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (46.67%) CCNA
3 19 (42.22%) CCNP
4 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (13.33%) PMP
5 6 (13.33%) PMI Certification
6 3 (6.67%) CCSA
6 3 (6.67%) CCSE
6 3 (6.67%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.44%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (4.44%) OpenView
2 2 (4.44%) OPNET
Vendors
1 44 (97.78%) Cisco
2 32 (71.11%) CheckPoint
3 25 (55.56%) Juniper
4 11 (24.44%) Riverbed
5 7 (15.56%) Sourcefire
6 4 (8.89%) Brocade
7 3 (6.67%) HP
8 2 (4.44%) BMC
8 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.44%) Foundry
8 2 (4.44%) Aerohive Networks
8 2 (4.44%) SAP
9 1 (2.22%) Blue Coat