The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank - - 25
Contract jobs citing F5 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - - 2.15%
As % of the Vendors category - - 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £401 £333
% change year-on-year
-6.36% +20.45%
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
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Vendors Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
71 82 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 47.33% 61.65% 59.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 25 29
Average daily rate £525 £380 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.15% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £440 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £25.75 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.42% +32.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

F5
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 across the Midlands region.

F5 Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

F5
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 2 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) WAN Optimisation
1 2 (100.00%) DMVPN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) DMVPN
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee