The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 90 104 105
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Contract jobs citing F5 25 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.01% 0.82% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 2.35% 1.64% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 3
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£300 £330 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -24.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £369
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +38.88%
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 West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1065 1279 909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 43.15% 50.04% 43.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 624 455
Average daily rate £375 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 97 55
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £31.50 £26.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

F5
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

F5 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

F5
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

F5
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +12 14 £308 +1.65% 2
Shropshire -9 6 £310 -6.06%
Solihull - 4 £300 -
Coventry - 1 £275 - 2
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 60 (89.55%) Cisco
2 49 (73.13%) Cisco Certification
3 44 (65.67%) Firewall
4 41 (61.19%) CheckPoint
5 34 (50.75%) OSPF
5 34 (50.75%) CCNP
6 29 (43.28%) BGP
7 28 (41.79%) MPLS
7 28 (41.79%) Juniper
8 25 (37.31%) CCNA
9 23 (34.33%) WAN
10 22 (32.84%) Security Cleared
11 19 (28.36%) BIG-IP
12 18 (26.87%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (26.87%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (25.37%) Load Balancing
14 15 (22.39%) SC Cleared
15 14 (20.90%) TCP/IP
15 14 (20.90%) ITIL
15 14 (20.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 13 (19.40%) LAN
16 13 (19.40%) CSS
17 12 (17.91%) DNS
17 12 (17.91%) Riverbed
18 11 (16.42%) SolarWinds
18 11 (16.42%) Change Control
18 11 (16.42%) BMC
18 11 (16.42%) WLAN
18 11 (16.42%) Linux
19 10 (14.93%) UNIX

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (65.67%) Firewall
2 34 (50.75%) OSPF
3 29 (43.28%) BGP
4 28 (41.79%) MPLS
5 23 (34.33%) WAN
6 19 (28.36%) BIG-IP
7 18 (26.87%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (26.87%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (20.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 14 (20.90%) TCP/IP
9 13 (19.40%) LAN
10 12 (17.91%) DNS
11 11 (16.42%) WLAN
12 10 (14.93%) VoIP
12 10 (14.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 9 (13.43%) Multicast
13 9 (13.43%) DMVPN
14 8 (11.94%) Structured Cabling
14 8 (11.94%) Wireless
15 7 (10.45%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (13.43%) Marketing
2 4 (5.97%) Banking
3 3 (4.48%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.48%) Finance
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.49%) Electronics
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (47.76%) Network Engineer
2 13 (19.40%) Project Manager
3 10 (14.93%) Technical Project Manager
3 10 (14.93%) Technical Manager
4 9 (13.43%) Consultant
5 8 (11.94%) Security Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Network Specialist
6 5 (7.46%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Network Designer
7 4 (5.97%) Network Support
7 4 (5.97%) Designer
8 3 (4.48%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Network Consultant
8 3 (4.48%) Design Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Network Manager
9 2 (2.99%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.40%) CSS
2 8 (11.94%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.99%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.97%) SecurID
4 3 (4.48%) User Experience
5 1 (1.49%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.42%) Linux
2 10 (14.93%) UNIX
3 9 (13.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.37%) Load Balancing
2 14 (20.90%) ITIL
3 11 (16.42%) Change Control
4 10 (14.93%) Network Management
4 10 (14.93%) ITIL V3
4 10 (14.93%) WAN Optimisation
4 10 (14.93%) Project Management
5 9 (13.43%) Migration
6 8 (11.94%) Service Management
7 7 (10.45%) PRINCE2
7 7 (10.45%) PRINCE
8 5 (7.46%) Network Design
8 5 (7.46%) Service Delivery
8 5 (7.46%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.97%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (4.48%) Workflow
10 3 (4.48%) Incident Management
11 2 (2.99%) Performance Management
11 2 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 49 (73.13%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (50.75%) CCNP
3 25 (37.31%) CCNA
4 22 (32.84%) Security Cleared
5 15 (22.39%) SC Cleared
6 6 (8.96%) PMP
6 6 (8.96%) PMI Certification
7 3 (4.48%) CCSA
7 3 (4.48%) CCIE
7 3 (4.48%) CCDP
7 3 (4.48%) CCSE
8 1 (1.49%) CCDA
8 1 (1.49%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (11.94%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (4.48%) OPNET
2 3 (4.48%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.99%) OpenView
4 1 (1.49%) Zenoss
4 1 (1.49%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.49%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 60 (89.55%) Cisco
2 41 (61.19%) CheckPoint
3 28 (41.79%) Juniper
4 12 (17.91%) Riverbed
5 11 (16.42%) SolarWinds
5 11 (16.42%) BMC
6 10 (14.93%) McAfee
6 10 (14.93%) Blue Coat
6 10 (14.93%) Fortinet
7 8 (11.94%) IBM
8 5 (7.46%) Brocade
9 4 (5.97%) Citrix
10 3 (4.48%) HP
10 3 (4.48%) Nokia
10 3 (4.48%) Sourcefire
10 3 (4.48%) Aerohive Networks
11 2 (2.99%) Foundry
11 2 (2.99%) Remedy
12 1 (1.49%) SAP
12 1 (1.49%) Tripwire
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