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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 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.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 109 112 96
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -16
Contract jobs citing F5 21 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.77% 0.35% 0.85%
As % of the Vendors category 1.69% 0.77% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 9
Median daily rate £450 £444 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £439 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £449 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £26.29
% change year-on-year
-61.11% +71.20%
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
1239 1167 1139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 45.30% 45.66% 48.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 571 586
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £184 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 55 106
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.83 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.21% -0.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £10.56 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.72 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +8.82%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing F5 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +2 8 £375 - 1
Shropshire - 6 £450 -
Solihull -1 3 - -
Coventry - 2 £450 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £450 -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing F5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for F5.

1 38 (86.36%) Cisco
2 36 (81.82%) Juniper
3 33 (75.00%) Firewall
4 32 (72.73%) CheckPoint
5 21 (47.73%) Fortinet
6 20 (45.45%) Cisco Nexus
7 19 (43.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 18 (40.91%) CSS
8 18 (40.91%) Nokia
9 17 (38.64%) Load Balancing
9 17 (38.64%) BIG-IP
10 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
10 16 (36.36%) BGP
10 16 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (34.09%) BMC
11 15 (34.09%) OSPF
12 14 (31.82%) LAN
13 13 (29.55%) OPNET
13 13 (29.55%) SolarWinds
13 13 (29.55%) SC Cleared
14 12 (27.27%) Riverbed
15 11 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (25.00%) WAN
15 11 (25.00%) VPN
16 10 (22.73%) Network Design
17 9 (20.45%) CCNP
17 9 (20.45%) ITIL
17 9 (20.45%) Performance Monitoring
17 9 (20.45%) Network Monitoring
17 9 (20.45%) Data Centre

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.82%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.27%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 33 (75.00%) Firewall
2 20 (45.45%) Cisco Nexus
3 19 (43.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 17 (38.64%) BIG-IP
5 16 (36.36%) BGP
6 15 (34.09%) OSPF
7 14 (31.82%) LAN
8 11 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (25.00%) VPN
8 11 (25.00%) WAN
9 7 (15.91%) VoIP
9 7 (15.91%) Wireless
10 6 (13.64%) Network Security
10 6 (13.64%) SSL
11 5 (11.36%) Cisco PIX
11 5 (11.36%) IP Telephony
12 4 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 4 (9.09%) Unified Communications
13 3 (6.82%) DMVPN
13 3 (6.82%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) MySQL
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Selenium
2 1 (2.27%) Subversion
2 1 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Network Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Architect
3 4 (9.09%) Monitoring Specialist
3 4 (9.09%) Network Architect
3 4 (9.09%) Network Monitoring Specialist
3 4 (9.09%) Network Specialist
4 3 (6.82%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Monitoring Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco Network Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Information Security Specialist
5 2 (4.55%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Security Specialist
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.91%) CSS
2 5 (11.36%) Middleware
3 2 (4.55%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.27%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.91%) User Experience
3 5 (11.36%) Visualisation
4 4 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (4.55%) CMDB
5 2 (4.55%) e-Health
6 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Unix
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Solaris
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) Load Balancing
2 10 (22.73%) Network Design
3 9 (20.45%) ITIL
3 9 (20.45%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (20.45%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (18.18%) ITIL V3
4 8 (18.18%) Network Management
5 6 (13.64%) Network Architecture
5 6 (13.64%) Service Delivery
6 5 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (9.09%) Security Operations
8 3 (6.82%) DevOps
8 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.82%) Open Source
8 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
9 2 (4.55%) Information Security
9 2 (4.55%) Problem Management
9 2 (4.55%) Service Management
9 2 (4.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
1 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 13 (29.55%) SC Cleared
3 9 (20.45%) CCNP
4 7 (15.91%) CCNA
5 6 (13.64%) CCDA
5 6 (13.64%) CCDP
6 5 (11.36%) CCVP
7 3 (6.82%) CCIE
8 2 (4.55%) CCSA
8 2 (4.55%) JNCIA
8 2 (4.55%) JNCIS
9 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) GPG13
1 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (29.55%) OPNET
2 3 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.82%) Puppet
3 2 (4.55%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (4.55%) Cisco LMS
3 2 (4.55%) Nexpose
4 1 (2.27%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (2.27%) Nagios
4 1 (2.27%) OpenView
4 1 (2.27%) Opsview
4 1 (2.27%) QRadar
Vendors
1 38 (86.36%) Cisco
2 36 (81.82%) Juniper
3 32 (72.73%) CheckPoint
4 21 (47.73%) Fortinet
5 18 (40.91%) Nokia
6 15 (34.09%) BMC
7 13 (29.55%) SolarWinds
8 12 (27.27%) Riverbed
9 5 (11.36%) Intel Security
10 4 (9.09%) ArcSight
10 4 (9.09%) Blue Coat
10 4 (9.09%) Brocade
10 4 (9.09%) Palo Alto
11 3 (6.82%) HP
12 2 (4.55%) CA
12 2 (4.55%) IBM
12 2 (4.55%) Remedy
12 2 (4.55%) Sourcefire
12 2 (4.55%) Symantec
12 2 (4.55%) TOWER Software