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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 129 99 94
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -5
Contract jobs citing F5 19 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.83% 1.20%
As % of the Vendors category 1.28% 1.87% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 9
Median daily rate £450 £300 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £283 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £318 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £60.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-47.91% +20.00%
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
1488 1126 1274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 46.03% 44.38% 49.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 537 600
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £588 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 79 100
Median hourly rate £17.12 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.13% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £31.55 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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
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 30 September 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 -13 4 £488 +56.00% 1
Solihull -3 3 - -
Coventry -11 3 £450 +63.63%
Shropshire -31 3 £400 -
Herefordshire - 1 £450 -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 51 (92.73%) Cisco
2 43 (78.18%) Juniper
3 41 (74.55%) CheckPoint
4 37 (67.27%) Firewall
5 31 (56.36%) BIG-IP
6 30 (54.55%) Fortinet
7 28 (50.91%) Cisco Nexus
8 27 (49.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 27 (49.09%) OSPF
8 27 (49.09%) BGP
9 24 (43.64%) Load Balancing
10 23 (41.82%) Nokia
11 21 (38.18%) BMC
11 21 (38.18%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (38.18%) ITIL
12 20 (36.36%) CSS
12 20 (36.36%) Riverbed
12 20 (36.36%) SolarWinds
13 19 (34.55%) OPNET
14 18 (32.73%) Security Cleared
15 17 (30.91%) ITIL V3
15 17 (30.91%) Data Centre
16 16 (29.09%) Network Monitoring
17 15 (27.27%) Network Management
18 14 (25.45%) SC Cleared
19 13 (23.64%) Network Architecture
19 13 (23.64%) User Experience
19 13 (23.64%) CCNP
20 11 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
21 10 (18.18%) WAN

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 4 (7.27%) Apache
1 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
1 4 (7.27%) SharePoint Server
1 4 (7.27%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 37 (67.27%) Firewall
2 31 (56.36%) BIG-IP
3 28 (50.91%) Cisco Nexus
4 27 (49.09%) BGP
4 27 (49.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 27 (49.09%) OSPF
5 10 (18.18%) WAN
5 10 (18.18%) Wireless
6 9 (16.36%) LAN
6 9 (16.36%) Network Security
7 8 (14.55%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (10.91%) SSL
8 6 (10.91%) VPN
9 5 (9.09%) NetScaler
9 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
9 5 (9.09%) VoIP
10 4 (7.27%) DMVPN
10 4 (7.27%) EIGRP
10 4 (7.27%) SSH
11 3 (5.45%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.82%) MySQL
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 4 (7.27%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Law
2 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (43.64%) Network Engineer
2 13 (23.64%) Cisco Engineer
2 13 (23.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (16.36%) Network Specialist
4 7 (12.73%) Monitoring Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Monitoring Specialist
4 7 (12.73%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Network Monitoring Specialist
5 6 (10.91%) Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) Architect
6 5 (9.09%) Design Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Network Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Network Consultant
8 3 (5.45%) Implementation Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Network Support
8 3 (5.45%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (36.36%) CSS
2 6 (10.91%) Middleware
3 4 (7.27%) SAML
4 3 (5.45%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.82%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.91%) Data Centre
2 13 (23.64%) User Experience
3 8 (14.55%) Visualisation
4 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.64%) CMDB
5 2 (3.64%) e-Health
6 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.82%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Windows
2 6 (10.91%) Linux
3 5 (9.09%) Unix
3 5 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.82%) Solaris
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (43.64%) Load Balancing
2 21 (38.18%) ITIL
3 17 (30.91%) ITIL V3
4 16 (29.09%) Network Monitoring
5 15 (27.27%) Network Management
6 13 (23.64%) Network Architecture
7 11 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (14.55%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (12.73%) Network Design
10 5 (9.09%) Service Delivery
11 3 (5.45%) Presales
11 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2
11 3 (5.45%) Project Management
11 3 (5.45%) Requirements Analysis
11 3 (5.45%) Software Engineering
12 2 (3.64%) Kalman Filter
12 2 (3.64%) Matrix Organization
12 2 (3.64%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 2 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
12 2 (3.64%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.27%) Java
2 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.64%) Python
2 2 (3.64%) Tcl
3 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (38.18%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (32.73%) Security Cleared
3 14 (25.45%) SC Cleared
4 13 (23.64%) CCNP
5 9 (16.36%) CCNA
6 8 (14.55%) CCIE
7 3 (5.45%) CCDP
7 3 (5.45%) Degree
7 3 (5.45%) PMI Certification
7 3 (5.45%) PMP
8 2 (3.64%) CCSA
8 2 (3.64%) JNCIA
8 2 (3.64%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.82%) CCDA
9 1 (1.82%) CCVP
9 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) GPG13
1 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) Hyper-V
1 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (34.55%) OPNET
2 3 (5.45%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.64%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco LMS
3 2 (3.64%) Nagios
3 2 (3.64%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.82%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (1.82%) Cacti
4 1 (1.82%) Opsview
4 1 (1.82%) QRadar
4 1 (1.82%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 51 (92.73%) Cisco
2 43 (78.18%) Juniper
3 41 (74.55%) CheckPoint
4 30 (54.55%) Fortinet
5 23 (41.82%) Nokia
6 21 (38.18%) BMC
7 20 (36.36%) Riverbed
7 20 (36.36%) SolarWinds
8 6 (10.91%) Brocade
8 6 (10.91%) Intel Security
9 5 (9.09%) Oracle
10 4 (7.27%) ArcSight
10 4 (7.27%) Blue Coat
10 4 (7.27%) Palo Alto
11 3 (5.45%) Aruba
11 3 (5.45%) VMware
12 2 (3.64%) BT
12 2 (3.64%) IBM
12 2 (3.64%) Sourcefire
12 2 (3.64%) Symantec