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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 78 102 92
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -10
Contract jobs citing F5 41 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.69% 0.48% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 3.53% 0.97% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 7 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £410 £560
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.73% -26.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £528
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £432 £604
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £343
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +16.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.83 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+52.77% -11.76%
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
1163 1130 821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.84% 49.50% 50.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 522 341
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 85 86
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.43 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.90% -20.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.10 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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
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 2 June 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 +21 32 £335 -4.28% 4
Shropshire -1 6 £294 -30.05%
Solihull +2 1 £300 -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 63 (96.92%) Cisco
2 51 (78.46%) Firewall
3 48 (73.85%) CheckPoint
4 45 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (55.38%) OSPF
6 33 (50.77%) BGP
6 33 (50.77%) CCNP
7 29 (44.62%) Juniper
8 23 (35.38%) CCNA
9 22 (33.85%) MPLS
10 19 (29.23%) WAN
10 19 (29.23%) BIG-IP
10 19 (29.23%) Cisco ASA
10 19 (29.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 18 (27.69%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (26.15%) Riverbed
12 17 (26.15%) CSS
12 17 (26.15%) ITIL
13 16 (24.62%) BMC
13 16 (24.62%) SolarWinds
13 16 (24.62%) Fortinet
14 15 (23.08%) Security Cleared
14 15 (23.08%) Blue Coat
15 12 (18.46%) LAN
15 12 (18.46%) Network Management
16 11 (16.92%) Data Centre
16 11 (16.92%) WLAN
16 11 (16.92%) Load Balancing
17 10 (15.38%) Marketing
17 10 (15.38%) Network Security

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Office
2 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 51 (78.46%) Firewall
2 36 (55.38%) OSPF
3 33 (50.77%) BGP
4 22 (33.85%) MPLS
5 19 (29.23%) WAN
5 19 (29.23%) BIG-IP
5 19 (29.23%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (29.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 18 (27.69%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (18.46%) LAN
8 11 (16.92%) WLAN
9 10 (15.38%) Network Security
9 10 (15.38%) TCP/IP
9 10 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 9 (13.85%) Multicast
11 8 (12.31%) VoIP
11 8 (12.31%) VPN
11 8 (12.31%) DNS
11 8 (12.31%) Structured Cabling
11 8 (12.31%) DMVPN
General
1 10 (15.38%) Marketing
2 7 (10.77%) Finance
3 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.15%) Banking
5 3 (4.62%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.08%) Electronics
6 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (49.23%) Network Engineer
2 13 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 13 (20.00%) Consultant
3 10 (15.38%) Technical Manager
3 10 (15.38%) Technical Project Manager
4 8 (12.31%) Security Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Support Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Network Consultant
7 5 (7.69%) Network Support
7 5 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Network Specialist
8 4 (6.15%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) Monitoring Specialist
9 3 (4.62%) Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Network Manager
9 3 (4.62%) Network Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) Network Project Manager
10 2 (3.08%) Network Monitoring Engineer
10 2 (3.08%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.15%) CSS
2 3 (4.62%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.31%) User Experience
3 4 (6.15%) Visualisation
4 2 (3.08%) e-Health
4 2 (3.08%) DTV
4 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.54%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.38%) UNIX
1 10 (15.38%) Linux
2 9 (13.85%) Solaris
3 1 (1.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) ITIL
2 12 (18.46%) Network Management
3 11 (16.92%) Load Balancing
4 10 (15.38%) Project Management
4 10 (15.38%) ITIL V3
4 10 (15.38%) WAN Optimisation
4 10 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (10.77%) PRINCE2
5 7 (10.77%) PRINCE
6 6 (9.23%) Service Management
6 6 (9.23%) Network Architecture
7 5 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (7.69%) Network Design
7 5 (7.69%) Incident Management
8 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.15%) Change Control
9 3 (4.62%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.62%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (4.62%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 45 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (50.77%) CCNP
3 23 (35.38%) CCNA
4 15 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 10 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 6 (9.23%) PMP
6 6 (9.23%) PMI Certification
7 3 (4.62%) CCIE
8 2 (3.08%) CCSE
9 1 (1.54%) CISM
9 1 (1.54%) CISSP
9 1 (1.54%) CCDP
9 1 (1.54%) CCSA
9 1 (1.54%) HP ASE
9 1 (1.54%) HP MASE
9 1 (1.54%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (12.31%) CiscoWorks
1 8 (12.31%) OPNET
2 7 (10.77%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.08%) OpenView
3 2 (3.08%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 63 (96.92%) Cisco
2 48 (73.85%) CheckPoint
3 29 (44.62%) Juniper
4 17 (26.15%) Riverbed
5 16 (24.62%) BMC
5 16 (24.62%) SolarWinds
5 16 (24.62%) Fortinet
6 15 (23.08%) Blue Coat
7 10 (15.38%) McAfee
8 8 (12.31%) IBM
9 6 (9.23%) Nokia
9 6 (9.23%) HP
9 6 (9.23%) Sourcefire
10 3 (4.62%) Brocade
11 2 (3.08%) CA
11 2 (3.08%) SAP
11 2 (3.08%) Remedy
11 2 (3.08%) ScanSafe
11 2 (3.08%) Aerohive Networks
12 1 (1.54%) Foundry
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