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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 49 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing F5 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.00% 0.17% -
As % of the Vendors category 2.24% 0.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£416 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.36% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.14 £10.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+281.42% -69.69%
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West Midlands

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
268 298 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 44.59% 51.47% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 148 77
Average daily rate £356 £318 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.20% -11.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £161 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £460 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 24
Average hourly rate £14.50 £10.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.00 £10.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £29.50 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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 27 January 2015.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 10 (83.33%) Firewall
3 6 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (41.67%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) LAN
5 4 (33.33%) WAN
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (25.00%) CCNA
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (25.00%) MPLS
6 3 (25.00%) Network Security
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (25.00%) Network Management
6 3 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (16.67%) User Experience
7 2 (16.67%) Banking
7 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
7 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
7 2 (16.67%) PCI DSS
7 2 (16.67%) OPNET
7 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
7 2 (16.67%) BMC
7 2 (16.67%) Wireless
7 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 2 (16.67%) Middleware
7 2 (16.67%) SSL
7 2 (16.67%) OpenView
8 1 (8.33%) CISSP
8 1 (8.33%) Juniper

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) LAN
2 4 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (25.00%) MPLS
3 3 (25.00%) Network Security
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless
4 2 (16.67%) SSL
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) BIG-IP
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Network Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Junior
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Security Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Network Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Security Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Network Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
1 3 (25.00%) Network Management
2 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Logistics
3 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (8.33%) Resilience Testing
3 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) SABSA
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CCNA
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) CCDP
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) CISM
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) OPNET
1 2 (16.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (41.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 2 (16.67%) BMC
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper
5 1 (8.33%) Websense
5 1 (8.33%) Ruckus Wireless