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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 52 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing F5 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.08% 0.16% -
As % of the Vendors category 2.66% 0.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£419 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.29 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -
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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
263 315 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 40.65% 51.05% 49.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 164 97
Average daily rate £338 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £161 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 16
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.70 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 2014.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 11 (84.62%) Firewall
3 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
4 5 (38.46%) CCNA
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 4 (30.77%) LAN
5 4 (30.77%) WAN
5 4 (30.77%) HP
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (23.08%) MPLS
7 2 (15.38%) Middleware
7 2 (15.38%) OpenView
7 2 (15.38%) BMC
7 2 (15.38%) CCNP
7 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
7 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
7 2 (15.38%) Network Management
7 2 (15.38%) BIG-IP
7 2 (15.38%) Network Security
7 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
7 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
7 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) Banking
7 2 (15.38%) OPNET
7 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (15.38%) User Experience
8 1 (7.69%) Multicast

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 11 (84.62%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) LAN
2 4 (30.77%) WAN
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (23.08%) MPLS
4 2 (15.38%) BIG-IP
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security
5 1 (7.69%) Multicast
5 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (7.69%) Wireless
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) DNS
5 1 (7.69%) SSL
5 1 (7.69%) OSPF
5 1 (7.69%) BGP
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Network Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Network Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Network Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Security Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Solaris
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Network Management
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
2 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) SABSA
3 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) CCNA
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) CCNP
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) CISM
3 1 (7.69%) CCDP
3 1 (7.69%) PMP
3 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
3 1 (7.69%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) OpenView
1 2 (15.38%) OPNET
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) BMC
4 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.69%) Ruckus Wireless
5 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
5 1 (7.69%) Sourcefire
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) Websense