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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 77 94 91
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Contract jobs citing F5 48 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.80% 0.72% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 3.52% 1.42% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 9 3
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £560
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £345 £528
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £426 £604
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £401 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.24% +14.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.67 £31.24 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+65.40% -3.89%
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
1364 1198 873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 51.01% 50.94% 48.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 577 375
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £483 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 88 110
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -11.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +20 33 £340 -2.85% 2
Shropshire -12 8 £363 -4.60%
Warwickshire - 1 £450 -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 57 (96.61%) Cisco
2 45 (76.27%) CheckPoint
2 45 (76.27%) Firewall
3 38 (64.41%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (52.54%) OSPF
5 29 (49.15%) BGP
6 26 (44.07%) Juniper
7 25 (42.37%) CCNP
8 20 (33.90%) CCNA
9 17 (28.81%) MPLS
9 17 (28.81%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (28.81%) Riverbed
10 16 (27.12%) ITIL
10 16 (27.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 15 (25.42%) Cisco Nexus
12 14 (23.73%) WAN
12 14 (23.73%) BIG-IP
13 13 (22.03%) Fortinet
14 12 (20.34%) SolarWinds
14 12 (20.34%) Security Cleared
14 12 (20.34%) CSS
14 12 (20.34%) BMC
15 11 (18.64%) Blue Coat
15 11 (18.64%) Network Management
16 10 (16.95%) Network Monitoring
16 10 (16.95%) Marketing
16 10 (16.95%) LAN
17 9 (15.25%) Linux
17 9 (15.25%) TCP/IP
17 9 (15.25%) UNIX

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 2 (3.39%) MS Office
2 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 45 (76.27%) Firewall
2 31 (52.54%) OSPF
3 29 (49.15%) BGP
4 17 (28.81%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (28.81%) MPLS
5 16 (27.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 15 (25.42%) Cisco Nexus
7 14 (23.73%) WAN
7 14 (23.73%) BIG-IP
8 10 (16.95%) LAN
9 9 (15.25%) TCP/IP
9 9 (15.25%) Network Security
9 9 (15.25%) Multicast
10 8 (13.56%) Structured Cabling
10 8 (13.56%) DNS
11 7 (11.86%) VPN
11 7 (11.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 5 (8.47%) WLAN
12 5 (8.47%) Wireless
13 4 (6.78%) SSL
General
1 10 (16.95%) Marketing
2 7 (11.86%) Finance
3 6 (10.17%) Banking
4 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.08%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.39%) Electronics
6 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (45.76%) Network Engineer
2 13 (22.03%) Consultant
3 12 (20.34%) Project Manager
4 10 (16.95%) Technical Project Manager
4 10 (16.95%) Technical Manager
5 8 (13.56%) Security Engineer
6 7 (11.86%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (10.17%) Network Consultant
8 5 (8.47%) Support Engineer
9 4 (6.78%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (6.78%) Network Support Engineer
9 4 (6.78%) Network Support
9 4 (6.78%) Monitoring Specialist
9 4 (6.78%) Network Specialist
10 3 (5.08%) Senior Network Engineer
10 3 (5.08%) Analyst
10 3 (5.08%) Network Analyst
11 2 (3.39%) Architect
11 2 (3.39%) AWS Consultant
11 2 (3.39%) Network Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.34%) CSS
2 3 (5.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) User Experience
2 4 (6.78%) Visualisation
3 2 (3.39%) DTV
3 2 (3.39%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) UNIX
1 9 (15.25%) Linux
2 8 (13.56%) Solaris
3 1 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) ITIL
2 11 (18.64%) Network Management
3 10 (16.95%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (15.25%) ITIL V3
4 9 (15.25%) Project Management
5 8 (13.56%) Load Balancing
6 7 (11.86%) PRINCE
6 7 (11.86%) PRINCE2
7 6 (10.17%) Network Architecture
7 6 (10.17%) WAN Optimisation
8 5 (8.47%) Network Design
9 4 (6.78%) Incident Management
9 4 (6.78%) Service Management
9 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
10 3 (5.08%) Workflow
10 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.08%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (5.08%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (5.08%) Change Control
10 3 (5.08%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 38 (64.41%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (42.37%) CCNP
3 20 (33.90%) CCNA
4 12 (20.34%) Security Cleared
5 8 (13.56%) SC Cleared
6 6 (10.17%) PMP
6 6 (10.17%) PMI Certification
7 4 (6.78%) CCIE
8 1 (1.69%) HP ASE
8 1 (1.69%) HP MASE
8 1 (1.69%) CISM
8 1 (1.69%) CCSE
8 1 (1.69%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.69%) CCDP
8 1 (1.69%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) OPNET
2 7 (11.86%) FortiGate
3 4 (6.78%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (3.39%) OpenView
4 2 (3.39%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 57 (96.61%) Cisco
2 45 (76.27%) CheckPoint
3 26 (44.07%) Juniper
4 17 (28.81%) Riverbed
5 13 (22.03%) Fortinet
6 12 (20.34%) SolarWinds
6 12 (20.34%) BMC
7 11 (18.64%) Blue Coat
8 6 (10.17%) McAfee
8 6 (10.17%) Nokia
8 6 (10.17%) HP
9 5 (8.47%) Sourcefire
10 4 (6.78%) IBM
11 2 (3.39%) CA
11 2 (3.39%) SAP
11 2 (3.39%) Remedy
11 2 (3.39%) ScanSafe
12 1 (1.69%) AirMagnet
12 1 (1.69%) Aruba
12 1 (1.69%) Ruckus Wireless
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