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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 114 96 91
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Contract jobs citing F5 8 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.63% 0.84%
As % of the Vendors category 0.67% 1.27% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 10
Average daily rate £425 £423 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +16.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £264 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £498 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £401 £328
% change year-on-year
-6.36% +22.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £50.00 £95.00
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -47.36%
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
1202 1099 1052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.10% 49.75% 49.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 555 504
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 111 61
Average hourly rate £15.80 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £30.00 £111.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 5 £413 -0.90%
Solihull - 2 £438 -
Shropshire - 1 £400 -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 17 (80.95%) Cisco
2 13 (61.90%) Load Balancing
3 12 (57.14%) Wireless
4 10 (47.62%) Network Management
5 9 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (42.86%) MPLS
5 9 (42.86%) CheckPoint
5 9 (42.86%) WAN
6 8 (38.10%) Firewall
6 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
7 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 7 (33.33%) Citrix
8 6 (28.57%) CCNP
8 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (28.57%) Migration
9 5 (23.81%) Cisco Wireless
10 4 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (19.05%) Network Security
11 3 (14.29%) Games
11 3 (14.29%) Data Security
11 3 (14.29%) Security Management
11 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
11 3 (14.29%) Finance
11 3 (14.29%) CISM
11 3 (14.29%) Information Security
11 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 3 (14.29%) BIG-IP
11 3 (14.29%) Juniper
11 3 (14.29%) CISSP
11 3 (14.29%) VPN

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) Wireless
2 9 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (42.86%) MPLS
2 9 (42.86%) WAN
3 8 (38.10%) Firewall
4 5 (23.81%) Cisco Wireless
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (19.05%) Network Security
6 3 (14.29%) BIG-IP
6 3 (14.29%) DNS
6 3 (14.29%) LAN
6 3 (14.29%) VLAN
6 3 (14.29%) VPN
7 2 (9.52%) BGP
7 2 (9.52%) DHCP
7 2 (9.52%) OSPF
7 2 (9.52%) SSL
8 1 (4.76%) HTTP
8 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
8 1 (4.76%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
1 3 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Network Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Designer
2 7 (33.33%) Network Designer
3 4 (19.05%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Information Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Network Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Security Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Support
5 1 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Load Balancing
2 10 (47.62%) Network Management
3 6 (28.57%) Migration
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (14.29%) Data Security
4 3 (14.29%) Information Security
4 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 3 (14.29%) Security Management
4 3 (14.29%) Threat Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (9.52%) Change Control
5 2 (9.52%) Inmon Methodology
6 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL
6 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (28.57%) CCNP
3 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (14.29%) CISM
4 3 (14.29%) CISSP
5 2 (9.52%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Nagios
2 1 (4.76%) QRadar
2 1 (4.76%) SCOM
2 1 (4.76%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (4.76%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 7 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (14.29%) Brocade
4 3 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 3 (14.29%) Juniper
5 2 (9.52%) Infoblox
5 2 (9.52%) Meru Networks
5 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.76%) BMC
6 1 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) IBM
6 1 (4.76%) Intel Security
6 1 (4.76%) Meraki
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.76%) Tripwire
6 1 (4.76%) VMware