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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 119 95 106
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +11
Contract jobs citing F5 26 25 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.80% 1.00% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 1.69% 2.33% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 7
Median daily rate £425 £305 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.34% -7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £298 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £365 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £60.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +20.00%
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
1535 1071 1270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.42% 42.98% 49.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 851 548 611
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 78 96
Median hourly rate £13.25 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.88 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £31.44 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing F5 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -20 7 £388 +25.00%
Solihull -5 4 - -
Coventry -15 3 £450 +63.63%
Birmingham -23 3 - - 1
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for F5.

1 48 (90.57%) Cisco
2 40 (75.47%) Juniper
2 40 (75.47%) CheckPoint
3 39 (73.58%) Firewall
4 34 (64.15%) BIG-IP
5 30 (56.60%) Fortinet
6 28 (52.83%) OSPF
6 28 (52.83%) BGP
6 28 (52.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 26 (49.06%) Cisco Nexus
8 25 (47.17%) Nokia
8 25 (47.17%) Load Balancing
9 21 (39.62%) BMC
9 21 (39.62%) ITIL
10 20 (37.74%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (37.74%) CSS
10 20 (37.74%) Riverbed
10 20 (37.74%) SolarWinds
11 19 (35.85%) OPNET
12 17 (32.08%) ITIL V3
12 17 (32.08%) Data Centre
13 16 (30.19%) Network Monitoring
13 16 (30.19%) Security Cleared
14 15 (28.30%) Network Management
15 13 (24.53%) Network Architecture
15 13 (24.53%) SC Cleared
15 13 (24.53%) User Experience
16 12 (22.64%) CCNP
17 11 (20.75%) Performance Monitoring
18 10 (18.87%) WAN

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (7.55%) Apache
1 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
1 4 (7.55%) SharePoint Server
1 4 (7.55%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.66%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 39 (73.58%) Firewall
2 34 (64.15%) BIG-IP
3 28 (52.83%) BGP
3 28 (52.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 28 (52.83%) OSPF
4 26 (49.06%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (18.87%) WAN
5 10 (18.87%) Wireless
6 9 (16.98%) LAN
6 9 (16.98%) Network Security
7 8 (15.09%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (11.32%) SSL
8 6 (11.32%) VPN
9 5 (9.43%) NetScaler
9 5 (9.43%) VoIP
10 4 (7.55%) DMVPN
10 4 (7.55%) EIGRP
10 4 (7.55%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (7.55%) SSH
10 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) Relational Database
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (5.66%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Law
2 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (45.28%) Network Engineer
2 14 (26.42%) Cisco Engineer
2 14 (26.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (16.98%) Network Specialist
4 7 (13.21%) Monitoring Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Monitoring Specialist
4 7 (13.21%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Network Monitoring Specialist
5 6 (11.32%) Consultant
6 5 (9.43%) Design Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Implementation Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Network Design Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Architect
7 4 (7.55%) Network Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Network Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Network Support
8 3 (5.66%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Cisco Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (37.74%) CSS
2 5 (9.43%) Middleware
3 4 (7.55%) SAML
4 3 (5.66%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.08%) Data Centre
2 13 (24.53%) User Experience
3 8 (15.09%) Visualisation
4 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.77%) CMDB
5 2 (3.77%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.55%) Linux
3 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.66%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (47.17%) Load Balancing
2 21 (39.62%) ITIL
3 17 (32.08%) ITIL V3
4 16 (30.19%) Network Monitoring
5 15 (28.30%) Network Management
6 13 (24.53%) Network Architecture
7 11 (20.75%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (15.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (11.32%) Network Design
10 3 (5.66%) Presales
10 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2
10 3 (5.66%) Project Management
10 3 (5.66%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (5.66%) Service Delivery
10 3 (5.66%) Software Engineering
11 2 (3.77%) Change Management
11 2 (3.77%) Matrix Organization
11 2 (3.77%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 2 (3.77%) Service Management
11 2 (3.77%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.55%) Java
2 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.77%) Python
2 2 (3.77%) Tcl
3 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (37.74%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (30.19%) Security Cleared
3 13 (24.53%) SC Cleared
4 12 (22.64%) CCNP
5 9 (16.98%) CCNA
6 7 (13.21%) CCIE
7 3 (5.66%) CCDP
7 3 (5.66%) Degree
7 3 (5.66%) PMI Certification
7 3 (5.66%) PMP
8 2 (3.77%) CCSA
8 2 (3.77%) JNCIA
8 2 (3.77%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.89%) CCDA
9 1 (1.89%) CCVP
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (35.85%) OPNET
2 5 (9.43%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.77%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (3.77%) Cisco LMS
3 2 (3.77%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.89%) Cacti
4 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.89%) Nagios
4 1 (1.89%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 48 (90.57%) Cisco
2 40 (75.47%) CheckPoint
2 40 (75.47%) Juniper
3 30 (56.60%) Fortinet
4 25 (47.17%) Nokia
5 21 (39.62%) BMC
6 20 (37.74%) Riverbed
6 20 (37.74%) SolarWinds
7 6 (11.32%) Intel Security
8 5 (9.43%) Brocade
9 4 (7.55%) Blue Coat
9 4 (7.55%) Oracle
10 3 (5.66%) Aruba
10 3 (5.66%) Palo Alto
11 2 (3.77%) ArcSight
11 2 (3.77%) FireEye
11 2 (3.77%) GFI Software
11 2 (3.77%) IBM
11 2 (3.77%) LogRhythm
11 2 (3.77%) Rapid7