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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 95 78 104
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +26
Contract jobs citing F5 15 27 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.66% 1.25% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 1.36% 2.61% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £395 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +31.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.29 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.29 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -
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
1105 1033 993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.46% 47.80% 49.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 505 431
Average daily rate £350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 77 97
Average hourly rate £15.85 £17.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.29% -22.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.22 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 0 7 £419 +39.58% 1
Warwickshire - 2 £408 - 1
Solihull - - - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 43 (95.56%) Cisco
2 36 (80.00%) Firewall
3 29 (64.44%) CheckPoint
4 27 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (60.00%) Network Management
5 26 (57.78%) CCNA
6 25 (55.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 22 (48.89%) ITIL
7 22 (48.89%) BIG-IP
8 21 (46.67%) Network Monitoring
9 20 (44.44%) SolarWinds
9 20 (44.44%) OPNET
9 20 (44.44%) BMC
10 19 (42.22%) Nokia
10 19 (42.22%) CCNP
10 19 (42.22%) User Experience
11 16 (35.56%) Juniper
11 16 (35.56%) OSPF
12 15 (33.33%) BGP
12 15 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (31.11%) Fortinet
13 14 (31.11%) Load Balancing
14 13 (28.89%) Riverbed
14 13 (28.89%) LAN
14 13 (28.89%) WAN
14 13 (28.89%) CSS
15 12 (26.67%) MPLS
15 12 (26.67%) Security Cleared
15 12 (26.67%) Visualisation
16 11 (24.44%) Network Architecture

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 36 (80.00%) Firewall
2 25 (55.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 22 (48.89%) BIG-IP
4 16 (35.56%) OSPF
5 15 (33.33%) BGP
5 15 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (28.89%) LAN
6 13 (28.89%) WAN
7 12 (26.67%) MPLS
8 8 (17.78%) Network Security
9 5 (11.11%) BT 21CN
10 4 (8.89%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (8.89%) Wireless
11 2 (4.44%) SSL
12 1 (2.22%) IPv6
12 1 (2.22%) EIGRP
12 1 (2.22%) VPN
12 1 (2.22%) WLAN
12 1 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (2.22%) Wireless Security
General
1 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (48.89%) Network Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Design Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Network Specialist
3 8 (17.78%) Implementation Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Consultant
4 7 (15.56%) Monitoring Specialist
4 7 (15.56%) Network Consultant
5 6 (13.33%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Network Design Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Monitoring Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Network Monitoring Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Architect
9 2 (4.44%) Network Security Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Network Support
9 2 (4.44%) Security Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Network Architect
10 1 (2.22%) Cisco Support
10 1 (2.22%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) CSS
2 11 (24.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (42.22%) User Experience
2 12 (26.67%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.22%) e-Health
3 1 (2.22%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (60.00%) Network Management
2 22 (48.89%) ITIL
3 21 (46.67%) Network Monitoring
4 14 (31.11%) Load Balancing
5 11 (24.44%) Network Architecture
6 7 (15.56%) Performance Management
7 6 (13.33%) Network Design
8 5 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (2.22%) Analytics
9 1 (2.22%) SABSA
9 1 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (2.22%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (2.22%) Resilience Testing
9 1 (2.22%) Supplier Management
9 1 (2.22%) Change Management
9 1 (2.22%) Identity Management
9 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.22%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 27 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (57.78%) CCNA
3 19 (42.22%) CCNP
4 12 (26.67%) Security Cleared
5 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
6 4 (8.89%) CCDP
7 2 (4.44%) CCIE
8 1 (2.22%) CISSP
8 1 (2.22%) CISM
8 1 (2.22%) CCSE
8 1 (2.22%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.22%) HP ASE
8 1 (2.22%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) ProxySG
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (44.44%) OPNET
2 7 (15.56%) OpenView
3 1 (2.22%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 43 (95.56%) Cisco
2 29 (64.44%) CheckPoint
3 20 (44.44%) BMC
3 20 (44.44%) SolarWinds
4 19 (42.22%) Nokia
5 16 (35.56%) Juniper
6 14 (31.11%) Fortinet
7 13 (28.89%) Riverbed
8 11 (24.44%) HP
9 5 (11.11%) BT
10 3 (6.67%) Blue Coat
11 2 (4.44%) Citrix
12 1 (2.22%) CA
12 1 (2.22%) Motorola
12 1 (2.22%) Symantec
12 1 (2.22%) Websense
12 1 (2.22%) Sourcefire
12 1 (2.22%) Brocade
12 1 (2.22%) VMware
12 1 (2.22%) Aruba