The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Midlands region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 108 96 107
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Contract jobs citing F5 8 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.38% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 0.77% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £478 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.40% +34.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £399 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £588 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.47 £38.25 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-15.11% +18.60%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1170 905 1092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.56% 48.81% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 380 453
Average daily rate £325 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £173 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 84 89
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £28.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.04 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -4.80%
F5
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 -2 6 £250 -42.52% 4
Shropshire - - - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 25 (100.00%) Firewall
2 23 (92.00%) Cisco
2 23 (92.00%) CheckPoint
3 22 (88.00%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (76.00%) CCNP
5 17 (68.00%) WAN
5 17 (68.00%) BIG-IP
6 14 (56.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 13 (52.00%) CCNA
8 12 (48.00%) MPLS
8 12 (48.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (44.00%) LAN
10 10 (40.00%) OSPF
10 10 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (36.00%) Network Design
12 8 (32.00%) Fortinet
12 8 (32.00%) Blue Coat
12 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
12 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
13 7 (28.00%) Network Security
13 7 (28.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 7 (28.00%) McAfee
13 7 (28.00%) BGP
13 7 (28.00%) Juniper
13 7 (28.00%) CSS
14 6 (24.00%) VoIP
14 6 (24.00%) Nokia
14 6 (24.00%) CCDP
14 6 (24.00%) WAN Optimisation
14 6 (24.00%) DMVPN

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 25 (100.00%) Firewall
2 17 (68.00%) BIG-IP
2 17 (68.00%) WAN
3 14 (56.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 12 (48.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (48.00%) MPLS
5 11 (44.00%) LAN
6 10 (40.00%) OSPF
6 10 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (28.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (28.00%) BGP
7 7 (28.00%) Network Security
8 6 (24.00%) VoIP
8 6 (24.00%) DMVPN
9 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
9 3 (12.00%) VPN
9 3 (12.00%) BT 21CN
10 2 (8.00%) Wireless
10 2 (8.00%) DNS
11 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
General
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 7 (28.00%) Design Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) Network Support
4 5 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) Network Design Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Network Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Security Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Lead Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco Security Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Network Security Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Data Network Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) UNIX
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Network Design
2 6 (24.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 5 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
4 4 (16.00%) Network Management
4 4 (16.00%) Service Management
4 4 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL
6 2 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (4.00%) Change Management
7 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.00%) PRINCE
7 1 (4.00%) Project Management
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 22 (88.00%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (76.00%) CCNP
3 13 (52.00%) CCNA
4 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (24.00%) CCDP
6 1 (4.00%) CCIE
6 1 (4.00%) CCDA
6 1 (4.00%) PMP
6 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
6 1 (4.00%) CCVP
6 1 (4.00%) CCSE
6 1 (4.00%) JNCIS
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 23 (92.00%) Cisco
1 23 (92.00%) CheckPoint
2 8 (32.00%) Blue Coat
2 8 (32.00%) Fortinet
3 7 (28.00%) McAfee
3 7 (28.00%) Juniper
4 6 (24.00%) Nokia
5 3 (12.00%) BT
6 2 (8.00%) TOWER Software
6 2 (8.00%) Sourcefire
7 1 (4.00%) Websense
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