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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 43 55 60
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +5
Contract jobs citing F5 14 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.89% 0.93% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 4.20% 1.83% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Average daily rate
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£308 £303 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.65% -30.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +38.88%
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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
333 382 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 44.94% 50.93% 49.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 204 184
Average daily rate £350 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 11
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.25 £11.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.54% +63.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.48 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £22.50 £29.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 43 (87.76%) Cisco
2 35 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (67.35%) Firewall
4 31 (63.27%) OSPF
4 31 (63.27%) CheckPoint
5 27 (55.10%) Juniper
5 27 (55.10%) BGP
6 22 (44.90%) CCNA
7 20 (40.82%) CCNP
8 15 (30.61%) MPLS
9 14 (28.57%) TCP/IP
9 14 (28.57%) Security Cleared
10 13 (26.53%) SC Cleared
10 13 (26.53%) ITIL
11 12 (24.49%) DNS
12 11 (22.45%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (22.45%) Riverbed
12 11 (22.45%) Change Control
13 10 (20.41%) ITIL V3
13 10 (20.41%) UNIX
13 10 (20.41%) Linux
13 10 (20.41%) Project Management
14 9 (18.37%) Solaris
14 9 (18.37%) LAN
14 9 (18.37%) Data Centre
14 9 (18.37%) Multicast
14 9 (18.37%) Marketing
15 8 (16.33%) Load Balancing
15 8 (16.33%) Structured Cabling
15 8 (16.33%) WAN

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (2.04%) MS Office
1 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 33 (67.35%) Firewall
2 31 (63.27%) OSPF
3 27 (55.10%) BGP
4 15 (30.61%) MPLS
5 14 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 12 (24.49%) DNS
7 11 (22.45%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (18.37%) Multicast
8 9 (18.37%) LAN
9 8 (16.33%) WAN
9 8 (16.33%) Structured Cabling
9 8 (16.33%) BIG-IP
10 5 (10.20%) Network Security
10 5 (10.20%) VPN
11 4 (8.16%) SSL
11 4 (8.16%) HTTP
11 4 (8.16%) VRRP
11 4 (8.16%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (8.16%) HSRP
12 3 (6.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 9 (18.37%) Marketing
2 4 (8.16%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Finance
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Network Engineer
2 13 (26.53%) Project Manager
3 10 (20.41%) Technical Project Manager
3 10 (20.41%) Technical Manager
4 9 (18.37%) Consultant
5 7 (14.29%) Security Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (8.16%) Network Specialist
8 3 (6.12%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Network Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) Network Architect
9 2 (4.08%) Architect
9 2 (4.08%) Network Manager
9 2 (4.08%) Network Project Manager
9 2 (4.08%) AWS Consultant
10 1 (2.04%) Network Design Engineer
10 1 (2.04%) Deployment Project Manager
10 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Technical Architect
10 1 (2.04%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) CSS
2 2 (4.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.12%) SecurID
4 2 (4.08%) User Experience
5 1 (2.04%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) UNIX
1 10 (20.41%) Linux
2 9 (18.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) ITIL
2 11 (22.45%) Change Control
3 10 (20.41%) ITIL V3
3 10 (20.41%) Project Management
4 8 (16.33%) Load Balancing
5 7 (14.29%) PRINCE
5 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 7 (14.29%) Migration
6 5 (10.20%) Service Delivery
7 4 (8.16%) Network Design
7 4 (8.16%) Network Management
8 3 (6.12%) Workflow
9 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (4.08%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (4.08%) Performance Management
10 1 (2.04%) Digital Marketing
10 1 (2.04%) Programme Management
10 1 (2.04%) Logistics
10 1 (2.04%) Incident Management
10 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence
Qualifications
1 35 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (44.90%) CCNA
3 20 (40.82%) CCNP
4 14 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 13 (26.53%) SC Cleared
6 6 (12.24%) PMP
6 6 (12.24%) PMI Certification
7 3 (6.12%) CCSA
7 3 (6.12%) CCIE
7 3 (6.12%) CCSE
8 1 (2.04%) CCDA
8 1 (2.04%) CCDP
8 1 (2.04%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) FortiGate
1 3 (6.12%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (4.08%) OpenView
2 2 (4.08%) OPNET
Vendors
1 43 (87.76%) Cisco
2 31 (63.27%) CheckPoint
3 27 (55.10%) Juniper
4 11 (22.45%) Riverbed
5 6 (12.24%) Sourcefire
6 5 (10.20%) Brocade
7 2 (4.08%) BMC
7 2 (4.08%) HP
7 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.08%) Foundry
7 2 (4.08%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (2.04%) SAP
8 1 (2.04%) Nokia
8 1 (2.04%) Remedy