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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 96 90 96
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing F5 17 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.81% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 1.45% 1.67% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 2
Average daily rate
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£440 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £295 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £420 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.55% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £180.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-72.22% +445.45%
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
1171 1076 841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 51.68% 48.69% 46.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 508 340
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 61 108
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.75% -22.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £77.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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 - 8 £420 - 3
Solihull - - - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 39 (95.12%) Cisco
2 35 (85.37%) Firewall
3 29 (70.73%) CheckPoint
4 24 (58.54%) Network Management
5 22 (53.66%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (51.22%) CCNA
6 21 (51.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 19 (46.34%) ITIL
7 19 (46.34%) Network Monitoring
8 18 (43.90%) SolarWinds
8 18 (43.90%) Juniper
8 18 (43.90%) BMC
8 18 (43.90%) OPNET
9 17 (41.46%) BIG-IP
9 17 (41.46%) User Experience
10 15 (36.59%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (36.59%) Nokia
10 15 (36.59%) OSPF
10 15 (36.59%) BGP
10 15 (36.59%) CCNP
11 14 (34.15%) Fortinet
11 14 (34.15%) Load Balancing
12 13 (31.71%) Riverbed
12 13 (31.71%) CSS
13 11 (26.83%) LAN
13 11 (26.83%) WAN
13 11 (26.83%) Visualisation
13 11 (26.83%) Network Architecture
14 10 (24.39%) Middleware
14 10 (24.39%) HP

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (2.44%) MS Office
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 35 (85.37%) Firewall
2 21 (51.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 17 (41.46%) BIG-IP
4 15 (36.59%) OSPF
4 15 (36.59%) BGP
4 15 (36.59%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (26.83%) LAN
5 11 (26.83%) WAN
6 7 (17.07%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (14.63%) Network Security
7 6 (14.63%) Wireless
8 5 (12.20%) MPLS
8 5 (12.20%) VPN
9 4 (9.76%) SSL
10 2 (4.88%) BT 21CN
10 2 (4.88%) IPsec
11 1 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (2.44%) Wireless Security
11 1 (2.44%) IPv6
11 1 (2.44%) WLAN
General
1 6 (14.63%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.76%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Network Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Network Specialist
3 7 (17.07%) Consultant
3 7 (17.07%) Monitoring Specialist
4 6 (14.63%) Network Consultant
5 5 (12.20%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Monitoring Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Implementation Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Design Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Network Support
7 2 (4.88%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Network Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Network Design Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (31.71%) CSS
2 10 (24.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (41.46%) User Experience
2 11 (26.83%) Visualisation
3 2 (4.88%) e-Health
4 1 (2.44%) Statistics
4 1 (2.44%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) Network Management
2 19 (46.34%) ITIL
2 19 (46.34%) Network Monitoring
3 14 (34.15%) Load Balancing
4 11 (26.83%) Network Architecture
5 6 (14.63%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (12.20%) Performance Management
6 5 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.32%) Network Design
7 3 (7.32%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (4.88%) Resilience Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.88%) Change Management
8 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.88%) Supplier Management
9 1 (2.44%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.44%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (2.44%) Analytics
9 1 (2.44%) SABSA
Qualifications
1 22 (53.66%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (51.22%) CCNA
3 15 (36.59%) CCNP
4 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
5 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.88%) CCIE
7 1 (2.44%) CCDP
7 1 (2.44%) CISSP
7 1 (2.44%) CISM
7 1 (2.44%) CCSE
7 1 (2.44%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.44%) HP ASE
7 1 (2.44%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (43.90%) OPNET
2 5 (12.20%) OpenView
3 2 (4.88%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.88%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 39 (95.12%) Cisco
2 29 (70.73%) CheckPoint
3 18 (43.90%) Juniper
3 18 (43.90%) BMC
3 18 (43.90%) SolarWinds
4 15 (36.59%) Nokia
5 14 (34.15%) Fortinet
6 13 (31.71%) Riverbed
7 10 (24.39%) HP
8 5 (12.20%) Blue Coat
9 2 (4.88%) Sourcefire
9 2 (4.88%) BT
9 2 (4.88%) Citrix
9 2 (4.88%) CA
9 2 (4.88%) ScanSafe
10 1 (2.44%) AirMagnet
10 1 (2.44%) Aruba
10 1 (2.44%) Ruckus Wireless
10 1 (2.44%) Meraki
10 1 (2.44%) Motorola
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