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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
England / West Midlands
Rank 102 118 94
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -24
Contract jobs citing F5 21 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.17% 0.52%
As % of the Vendors category 1.90% 0.36% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 10
Median daily rate £375 £438 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £438 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.57% -4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £26.29
% change year-on-year
- +71.20%

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
1104 1103 1013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 45.73% 46.11% 47.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 538 532
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £549 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 41 95
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £23.80 £28.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +34.32%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +4 10 £285 -
Solihull -2 4 £265 -39.42% 1
Shropshire - 4 £481 - 1
Coventry - 3 £450 - 2
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 34 (85.00%) Cisco
2 31 (77.50%) Firewall
3 30 (75.00%) Juniper
4 25 (62.50%) CheckPoint
5 18 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (45.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (42.50%) LAN
7 15 (37.50%) WAN
7 15 (37.50%) Fortinet
7 15 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 14 (35.00%) VPN
9 12 (30.00%) BGP
10 11 (27.50%) OSPF
10 11 (27.50%) Nokia
10 11 (27.50%) CSS
10 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
10 11 (27.50%) Load Balancing
11 10 (25.00%) Network Design
12 9 (22.50%) BIG-IP
12 9 (22.50%) Network Security
12 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
12 9 (22.50%) Data Centre
13 8 (20.00%) Network Management
13 8 (20.00%) SSL
13 8 (20.00%) BMC
13 8 (20.00%) CCNP
13 8 (20.00%) Intel Security
14 7 (17.50%) Wireless
14 7 (17.50%) CCNA

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 1 (2.50%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 31 (77.50%) Firewall
2 18 (45.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 17 (42.50%) LAN
4 15 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 15 (37.50%) WAN
5 14 (35.00%) VPN
6 12 (30.00%) BGP
7 11 (27.50%) OSPF
8 9 (22.50%) BIG-IP
8 9 (22.50%) Network Security
9 8 (20.00%) SSL
10 7 (17.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 7 (17.50%) Wireless
11 6 (15.00%) MPLS
12 5 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
12 5 (12.50%) IP Telephony
12 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
12 5 (12.50%) VoIP
13 4 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) MySQL
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Selenium
2 2 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Information Security Specialist
3 4 (10.00%) Information Specialist
3 4 (10.00%) Security Specialist
4 3 (7.50%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Design Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Monitoring Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Network Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Network Monitoring Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Network Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Network Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) CSS
2 4 (10.00%) 802.1X
3 3 (7.50%) Middleware
4 1 (2.50%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (7.50%) User Experience
4 2 (5.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.50%) CMDB
5 1 (2.50%) e-Health
5 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Unix
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Solaris
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Load Balancing
2 10 (25.00%) Network Design
3 8 (20.00%) Network Management
4 6 (15.00%) ITIL
4 6 (15.00%) Service Delivery
5 5 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 4 (10.00%) Information Security
6 4 (10.00%) ITIL V3
6 4 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (10.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 4 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (10.00%) Security Operations
6 4 (10.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 4 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (7.50%) DevOps
7 3 (7.50%) Open Source
7 3 (7.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
3 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
4 8 (20.00%) CCNP
5 7 (17.50%) CCNA
6 6 (15.00%) CCDA
6 6 (15.00%) CCDP
7 5 (12.50%) CCVP
8 3 (7.50%) CCIE
9 1 (2.50%) CCSA
9 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.50%) JNCIA
9 1 (2.50%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) GPG13
1 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) OPNET
2 4 (10.00%) Nexpose
3 3 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (7.50%) Puppet
4 1 (2.50%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (2.50%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco LMS
4 1 (2.50%) Nagios
4 1 (2.50%) OpenView
4 1 (2.50%) Opsview
4 1 (2.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 34 (85.00%) Cisco
2 30 (75.00%) Juniper
3 25 (62.50%) CheckPoint
4 15 (37.50%) Fortinet
5 11 (27.50%) Nokia
6 8 (20.00%) BMC
6 8 (20.00%) Intel Security
7 6 (15.00%) ArcSight
7 6 (15.00%) Blue Coat
7 6 (15.00%) Riverbed
7 6 (15.00%) SolarWinds
8 5 (12.50%) Palo Alto
9 4 (10.00%) FireEye
9 4 (10.00%) GFI Software
9 4 (10.00%) LogRhythm
9 4 (10.00%) Rapid7
9 4 (10.00%) Sourcefire
9 4 (10.00%) Symantec
9 4 (10.00%) TippingPoint
10 3 (7.50%) HP
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