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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 56 63 58
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing F5 7 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.94% 0.30% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 1.86% 0.60% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£303 £435 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+51.51% +2.32%
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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
376 333 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 50.61% 49.33% 46.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 183 148
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £205 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -23.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £10.80 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £20.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 2014.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (91.67%) Firewall
2 10 (83.33%) Cisco
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 6 (50.00%) Juniper
4 6 (50.00%) CCNP
5 5 (41.67%) CCNA
5 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) ITIL
6 4 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (25.00%) Linux
7 3 (25.00%) LAN
7 3 (25.00%) WAN
7 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (25.00%) Network Security
7 3 (25.00%) BIG-IP
8 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
8 2 (16.67%) Wireless
8 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 2 (16.67%) Finance
8 2 (16.67%) Network Design
8 2 (16.67%) Sourcefire
8 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
8 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (16.67%) DNS
8 2 (16.67%) CCDP
8 2 (16.67%) UNIX
8 2 (16.67%) MPLS
8 2 (16.67%) OSPF

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (91.67%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (25.00%) LAN
3 3 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (25.00%) Network Security
3 3 (25.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (16.67%) DNS
4 2 (16.67%) MPLS
4 2 (16.67%) OSPF
4 2 (16.67%) BGP
5 1 (8.33%) FTP
5 1 (8.33%) HTTP
5 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (8.33%) Multicast
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Security Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Lead Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Network Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Security Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support
4 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Network Design
2 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) Network Management
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (50.00%) CCNP
3 5 (41.67%) CCNA
3 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) CCDP
5 1 (8.33%) PMP
5 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
5 1 (8.33%) CCIE
5 1 (8.33%) JNCIS
5 1 (8.33%) CCSE
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) OpenView
1 1 (8.33%) OPNET
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 6 (50.00%) Juniper
4 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 2 (16.67%) Sourcefire
4 2 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) McAfee
5 1 (8.33%) BMC
5 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds