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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 97 87 98
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing F5 10 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 1.06% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 0.95% 2.19% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 2
Average daily rate
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£423 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.71% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £420 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.36% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £95.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-47.36% +187.87%
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
1057 1005 868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.87% 48.22% 47.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 484 347
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 58 110
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.48 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.44% -30.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.94 £42.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 January 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 January 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 +3 6 £416 +38.75% 2
Warwickshire - 2 £440 -
Solihull - - - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 42 (95.45%) Cisco
2 35 (79.55%) Firewall
3 28 (63.64%) CheckPoint
4 26 (59.09%) Network Management
5 25 (56.82%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (54.55%) CCNA
7 22 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 20 (45.45%) ITIL
9 19 (43.18%) Network Monitoring
10 18 (40.91%) BIG-IP
10 18 (40.91%) SolarWinds
10 18 (40.91%) OPNET
10 18 (40.91%) CCNP
10 18 (40.91%) BMC
11 17 (38.64%) User Experience
12 16 (36.36%) Nokia
13 15 (34.09%) LAN
13 15 (34.09%) WAN
14 14 (31.82%) Juniper
14 14 (31.82%) OSPF
15 13 (29.55%) BGP
15 13 (29.55%) HP
15 13 (29.55%) Cisco Nexus
16 12 (27.27%) Load Balancing
16 12 (27.27%) Fortinet
17 11 (25.00%) Riverbed
17 11 (25.00%) CSS
17 11 (25.00%) Middleware
17 11 (25.00%) MPLS
18 10 (22.73%) Visualisation

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 35 (79.55%) Firewall
2 22 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 18 (40.91%) BIG-IP
4 15 (34.09%) LAN
4 15 (34.09%) WAN
5 14 (31.82%) OSPF
6 13 (29.55%) BGP
6 13 (29.55%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (25.00%) MPLS
8 8 (18.18%) Network Security
9 6 (13.64%) Wireless
10 4 (9.09%) SSL
10 4 (9.09%) BT 21CN
11 3 (6.82%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (6.82%) VPN
12 1 (2.27%) NetScaler
12 1 (2.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 1 (2.27%) FCoE
12 1 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (2.27%) Wireless Security
General
1 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.55%) Banking
2 2 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 9 (20.45%) Consultant
2 9 (20.45%) Design Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Network Consultant
4 7 (15.91%) Implementation Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) Network Specialist
5 6 (13.64%) Monitoring Specialist
6 5 (11.36%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) Network Monitoring Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) Monitoring Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Architect
9 2 (4.55%) Network Support
9 2 (4.55%) Security Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Network Architect
9 2 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Support Engineer
10 1 (2.27%) Network Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) CSS
1 11 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (38.64%) User Experience
2 10 (22.73%) Visualisation
3 2 (4.55%) e-Health
4 1 (2.27%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (59.09%) Network Management
2 20 (45.45%) ITIL
3 19 (43.18%) Network Monitoring
4 12 (27.27%) Load Balancing
5 9 (20.45%) Network Architecture
6 7 (15.91%) Performance Management
7 5 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (11.36%) Network Design
8 4 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (6.82%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (4.55%) Change Management
10 2 (4.55%) Supplier Management
10 2 (4.55%) Resilience Testing
10 2 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (2.27%) Analytics
11 1 (2.27%) SABSA
11 1 (2.27%) Incident Management
11 1 (2.27%) Logistics
Qualifications
1 25 (56.82%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (54.55%) CCNA
3 18 (40.91%) CCNP
4 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
5 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
6 4 (9.09%) CCDP
7 2 (4.55%) CCIE
8 1 (2.27%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.27%) HP ASE
8 1 (2.27%) HP MASE
8 1 (2.27%) CISSP
8 1 (2.27%) CISM
8 1 (2.27%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (40.91%) OPNET
2 7 (15.91%) OpenView
3 2 (4.55%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 42 (95.45%) Cisco
2 28 (63.64%) CheckPoint
3 18 (40.91%) SolarWinds
3 18 (40.91%) BMC
4 16 (36.36%) Nokia
5 14 (31.82%) Juniper
6 13 (29.55%) HP
7 12 (27.27%) Fortinet
8 11 (25.00%) Riverbed
9 5 (11.36%) Blue Coat
10 4 (9.09%) BT
11 2 (4.55%) CA
11 2 (4.55%) Citrix
11 2 (4.55%) ScanSafe
12 1 (2.27%) Aruba
12 1 (2.27%) Ruckus Wireless
12 1 (2.27%) Meraki
12 1 (2.27%) Brocade
12 1 (2.27%) AirMagnet
12 1 (2.27%) Motorola
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