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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 65 46 61
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +15
Contract jobs citing F5 8 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.03% 1.87% 0.72%
As % of the Vendors category 2.03% 4.18% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 2
Median daily rate £550 £308 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.86% +23.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -30.00%
F5
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
395 335 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 50.90% 44.79% 49.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 175 180
Median daily rate £400 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 22 19
Median hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £11.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% +49.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £11.93 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £30.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing F5 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing F5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for F5.

1 9 (60.00%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) BIG-IP
2 8 (53.33%) Juniper
3 7 (46.67%) ITIL
3 7 (46.67%) Cisco
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (40.00%) Fortinet
4 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
5 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
6 4 (26.67%) SSL
6 4 (26.67%) Java
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (26.67%) Windows
6 4 (26.67%) Linux
6 4 (26.67%) Apache
6 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
6 4 (26.67%) SAML
6 4 (26.67%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (26.67%) SSH
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
6 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
6 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (20.00%) Network Security
7 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
7 3 (20.00%) Presales
7 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (26.67%) Apache
2 4 (26.67%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) BIG-IP
3 4 (26.67%) SSH
3 4 (26.67%) SSL
4 3 (20.00%) LAN
4 3 (20.00%) Network Security
5 2 (13.33%) DHCP
5 2 (13.33%) DMVPN
5 2 (13.33%) DNS
5 2 (13.33%) WAN
5 2 (13.33%) Wireless
6 1 (6.67%) BGP
6 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
6 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (6.67%) MPLS
6 1 (6.67%) NetScreen
6 1 (6.67%) OSPF
6 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Applications Support
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Java Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Network Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Support
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Support
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (13.33%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
1 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
1 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (20.00%) Presales
2 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (20.00%) Project Management
2 3 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (13.33%) Inmon Methodology
3 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) CCNA
3 3 (20.00%) CCNP
3 3 (20.00%) Degree
3 3 (20.00%) PMI Certification
3 3 (20.00%) PMP
4 2 (13.33%) CCSA
4 2 (13.33%) JNCIA
4 2 (13.33%) JNCIS
5 1 (6.67%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) CA Spectrum
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco LMS
1 2 (13.33%) Nagios
2 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Juniper
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco
3 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (40.00%) Fortinet
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle
5 2 (13.33%) Brocade
5 2 (13.33%) CA
5 2 (13.33%) Infoblox
5 2 (13.33%) Meru Networks