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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 52 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing F5 5 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.74% 1.49% -
As % of the Vendors category 1.57% 3.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 0
Average daily rate £413 £416 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £401 £328
% change year-on-year
-6.36% +22.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £50.00 £95.00
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -47.36%
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
318 290 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 46.90% 47.93% 51.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 147 142
Average daily rate £363 £360 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £477 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 13
Average hourly rate £13.75 £14.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.20 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £30.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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
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 11 February 2016, 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 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) CCNP
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (28.57%) Inmon Methodology
3 2 (28.57%) Meru Networks
3 2 (28.57%) Infoblox
3 2 (28.57%) Nagios
3 2 (28.57%) MPLS
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) BIG-IP
3 2 (28.57%) Brocade
3 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
4 1 (14.29%) SCOM
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) HTTP
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) BIG-IP
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) MPLS
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) BGP
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (14.29%) HTTP
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) OSPF
4 1 (14.29%) SSL
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) Inmon Methodology
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Nagios
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Brocade
2 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
2 2 (28.57%) Infoblox
2 2 (28.57%) Meru Networks
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds