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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 90 107 104
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Contract jobs citing F5 25 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.04% 0.37% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 2.39% 0.75% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 3
Average daily rate
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£314 £275 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.09% -36.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +30.71%
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
1044 1196 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 43.41% 49.16% 46.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 556 394
Average daily rate £366 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 86 70
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £10.40 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.70 £28.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +17 14 £315 +26.00% 7
Shropshire +1 7 £311 -
Solihull +2 2 £300 -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 71 (94.67%) Cisco
2 58 (77.33%) Firewall
3 56 (74.67%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (73.33%) CheckPoint
5 41 (54.67%) OSPF
5 41 (54.67%) CCNP
6 36 (48.00%) Juniper
7 35 (46.67%) BGP
8 29 (38.67%) CCNA
9 28 (37.33%) MPLS
9 28 (37.33%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (34.67%) BIG-IP
11 25 (33.33%) WAN
11 25 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
12 24 (32.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 24 (32.00%) Security Cleared
13 22 (29.33%) CSS
14 20 (26.67%) Fortinet
15 19 (25.33%) SolarWinds
15 19 (25.33%) BMC
16 17 (22.67%) ITIL
16 17 (22.67%) Riverbed
17 16 (21.33%) Load Balancing
18 15 (20.00%) SC Cleared
18 15 (20.00%) Blue Coat
18 15 (20.00%) WLAN
19 14 (18.67%) LAN
19 14 (18.67%) McAfee
19 14 (18.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 14 (18.67%) WAN Optimisation

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (2.67%) MS Office
1 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 58 (77.33%) Firewall
2 41 (54.67%) OSPF
3 35 (46.67%) BGP
4 28 (37.33%) MPLS
4 28 (37.33%) Cisco ASA
5 26 (34.67%) BIG-IP
6 25 (33.33%) WAN
6 25 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 24 (32.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 15 (20.00%) WLAN
9 14 (18.67%) LAN
9 14 (18.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 13 (17.33%) VoIP
11 12 (16.00%) TCP/IP
11 12 (16.00%) DMVPN
12 10 (13.33%) DNS
13 9 (12.00%) Network Security
13 9 (12.00%) Multicast
14 8 (10.67%) Structured Cabling
15 7 (9.33%) VPN
General
1 10 (13.33%) Marketing
2 5 (6.67%) Finance
3 4 (5.33%) Banking
4 3 (4.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.67%) Electronics
5 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (53.33%) Network Engineer
2 13 (17.33%) Project Manager
3 10 (13.33%) Technical Project Manager
3 10 (13.33%) Consultant
3 10 (13.33%) Technical Manager
3 10 (13.33%) Security Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Network Specialist
5 6 (8.00%) Network Support
6 4 (5.33%) Monitoring Specialist
6 4 (5.33%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) Network Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Network Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Design Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (2.67%) Network Project Manager
8 2 (2.67%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (29.33%) CSS
2 10 (13.33%) 802.1X
3 3 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.67%) User Experience
3 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.33%) Visualisation
5 3 (4.00%) SecurID
6 2 (2.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.33%) UNIX
1 10 (13.33%) Linux
2 9 (12.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.67%) ITIL
2 16 (21.33%) Load Balancing
3 14 (18.67%) WAN Optimisation
4 10 (13.33%) Network Management
4 10 (13.33%) ITIL V3
4 10 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (13.33%) Project Management
4 10 (13.33%) Service Management
5 9 (12.00%) Change Control
6 8 (10.67%) Network Design
7 7 (9.33%) PRINCE2
7 7 (9.33%) PRINCE
8 6 (8.00%) Network Architecture
8 6 (8.00%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.67%) Incident Management
9 5 (6.67%) Service Delivery
9 5 (6.67%) Migration
10 4 (5.33%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (4.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 56 (74.67%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (54.67%) CCNP
3 29 (38.67%) CCNA
4 24 (32.00%) Security Cleared
5 15 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (8.00%) PMP
6 6 (8.00%) PMI Certification
7 4 (5.33%) CCSE
8 3 (4.00%) CCSA
8 3 (4.00%) CCIE
8 3 (4.00%) CCDP
9 1 (1.33%) CCDA
9 1 (1.33%) CCVP
9 1 (1.33%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.33%) HP ASE
9 1 (1.33%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (14.67%) CiscoWorks
2 8 (10.67%) OPNET
3 7 (9.33%) FortiGate
4 3 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (2.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 71 (94.67%) Cisco
2 55 (73.33%) CheckPoint
3 36 (48.00%) Juniper
4 20 (26.67%) Fortinet
5 19 (25.33%) BMC
5 19 (25.33%) SolarWinds
6 17 (22.67%) Riverbed
7 15 (20.00%) Blue Coat
8 14 (18.67%) McAfee
9 11 (14.67%) IBM
10 8 (10.67%) Nokia
10 8 (10.67%) Sourcefire
11 6 (8.00%) Brocade
12 3 (4.00%) HP
12 3 (4.00%) Remedy
12 3 (4.00%) Aerohive Networks
13 2 (2.67%) Foundry
13 2 (2.67%) SAP
14 1 (1.33%) Motorola
14 1 (1.33%) Citrix
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