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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 40 58 58
Rank change year-on-year
+18 0
Contract jobs citing F5 16 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.14% 0.70% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 4.79% 1.44% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 2
Average daily rate
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£315 £250 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% -42.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +30.71%
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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
334 348 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 44.71% 48.81% 50.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 183 136
Average daily rate £340 £320 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £185 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £10.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £24.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 46 (93.88%) Cisco
2 36 (73.47%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (73.47%) Firewall
3 33 (67.35%) CheckPoint
4 31 (63.27%) OSPF
5 28 (57.14%) Juniper
6 27 (55.10%) BGP
7 23 (46.94%) CCNA
8 21 (42.86%) CCNP
9 15 (30.61%) MPLS
10 14 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
11 13 (26.53%) ITIL
12 12 (24.49%) TCP/IP
12 12 (24.49%) SC Cleared
13 11 (22.45%) Riverbed
14 10 (20.41%) ITIL V3
14 10 (20.41%) Marketing
14 10 (20.41%) UNIX
14 10 (20.41%) Linux
14 10 (20.41%) DNS
14 10 (20.41%) Project Management
15 9 (18.37%) Solaris
15 9 (18.37%) LAN
15 9 (18.37%) Change Control
15 9 (18.37%) Multicast
15 9 (18.37%) Data Centre
16 8 (16.33%) Structured Cabling
16 8 (16.33%) Sourcefire
16 8 (16.33%) WAN

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (4.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 36 (73.47%) Firewall
2 31 (63.27%) OSPF
3 27 (55.10%) BGP
4 15 (30.61%) MPLS
5 14 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (24.49%) TCP/IP
7 10 (20.41%) DNS
8 9 (18.37%) LAN
8 9 (18.37%) Multicast
9 8 (16.33%) Structured Cabling
9 8 (16.33%) WAN
10 6 (12.24%) VPN
10 6 (12.24%) Network Security
10 6 (12.24%) BIG-IP
11 4 (8.16%) VRRP
11 4 (8.16%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (8.16%) HSRP
12 3 (6.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (6.12%) Cisco PIX
13 2 (4.08%) Wireshark
General
1 10 (20.41%) Marketing
2 4 (8.16%) Banking
2 4 (8.16%) Finance
3 3 (6.12%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.08%) Electronics
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) 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 8 (16.33%) Security Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (6.12%) Network Consultant
8 3 (6.12%) Firewall Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) AWS Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Network Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Network Architect
9 2 (4.08%) Network Specialist
9 2 (4.08%) Network Project Manager
9 2 (4.08%) Architect
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Network Manager
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 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.12%) SecurID
4 2 (4.08%) User Experience
4 2 (4.08%) 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 10 (20.41%) Project Management
2 10 (20.41%) ITIL V3
3 9 (18.37%) Change Control
4 7 (14.29%) PRINCE
4 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 6 (12.24%) Load Balancing
6 5 (10.20%) Service Delivery
6 5 (10.20%) Migration
6 5 (10.20%) Network Design
7 4 (8.16%) Network Management
8 3 (6.12%) Workflow
9 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (4.08%) Programme Management
9 2 (4.08%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (4.08%) Performance Management
9 2 (4.08%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (2.04%) Logistics
10 1 (2.04%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 36 (73.47%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (46.94%) CCNA
3 21 (42.86%) CCNP
4 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
5 12 (24.49%) 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 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) FortiGate
2 3 (6.12%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (4.08%) OpenView
3 2 (4.08%) OPNET
Vendors
1 46 (93.88%) Cisco
2 33 (67.35%) CheckPoint
3 28 (57.14%) Juniper
4 11 (22.45%) Riverbed
5 8 (16.33%) 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
7 2 (4.08%) SAP
8 1 (2.04%) Nokia
8 1 (2.04%) Remedy
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