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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 98 100 112
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +12
Contract jobs citing F5 30 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.17% 0.52% 0.088%
As % of the Vendors category 2.34% 1.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 1
Average daily rate
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£330 £419 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.19% +16.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £31.50
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
1282 920 1072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.86% 43.58% 46.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 470 518
Average daily rate £330 £340 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 53 96
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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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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 +1 6 £365 -16.09% 4
Warwickshire -9 1 £325 -10.34% 2
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 37 (90.24%) Firewall
3 33 (80.49%) CheckPoint
4 30 (73.17%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (60.98%) CCNA
6 24 (58.54%) CCNP
7 23 (56.10%) BIG-IP
7 23 (56.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 21 (51.22%) Network Management
9 19 (46.34%) Nokia
9 19 (46.34%) Juniper
9 19 (46.34%) ITIL
10 17 (41.46%) Security Cleared
11 16 (39.02%) Cisco Nexus
11 16 (39.02%) Network Monitoring
11 16 (39.02%) OSPF
12 15 (36.59%) BGP
12 15 (36.59%) OPNET
12 15 (36.59%) CSS
12 15 (36.59%) BMC
12 15 (36.59%) SolarWinds
13 14 (34.15%) Load Balancing
13 14 (34.15%) Fortinet
13 14 (34.15%) User Experience
14 13 (31.71%) SC Cleared
14 13 (31.71%) WAN
14 13 (31.71%) MPLS
15 12 (29.27%) Riverbed
16 11 (26.83%) Visualisation
16 11 (26.83%) Network Architecture

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 37 (90.24%) Firewall
2 23 (56.10%) BIG-IP
2 23 (56.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 16 (39.02%) Cisco Nexus
3 16 (39.02%) OSPF
4 15 (36.59%) BGP
5 13 (31.71%) WAN
5 13 (31.71%) MPLS
6 11 (26.83%) LAN
7 9 (21.95%) Network Security
8 6 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (12.20%) BT 21CN
10 3 (7.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (7.32%) Wireless
10 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
10 3 (7.32%) VPN
11 2 (4.88%) DNS
11 2 (4.88%) VoIP
11 2 (4.88%) DMVPN
12 1 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (51.22%) Network Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) Design Engineer
3 8 (19.51%) Network Specialist
4 7 (17.07%) Implementation Engineer
4 7 (17.07%) Monitoring Specialist
5 6 (14.63%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 6 (14.63%) Network Design Engineer
6 5 (12.20%) Consultant
6 5 (12.20%) Network Support
7 4 (9.76%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Network Consultant
7 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Monitoring Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Network Monitoring Engineer
8 3 (7.32%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) Security Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) Network Architect
9 2 (4.88%) Architect
9 2 (4.88%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (36.59%) CSS
2 7 (17.07%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (34.15%) User Experience
2 11 (26.83%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) UNIX
3 1 (2.44%) Windows
3 1 (2.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) Network Management
2 19 (46.34%) ITIL
3 16 (39.02%) Network Monitoring
4 14 (34.15%) Load Balancing
5 11 (26.83%) Network Architecture
6 8 (19.51%) Network Design
7 5 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (9.76%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (7.32%) Performance Management
10 2 (4.88%) Service Management
10 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (4.88%) WAN Optimisation
10 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
11 1 (2.44%) Supplier Management
11 1 (2.44%) Problem Management
11 1 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
11 1 (2.44%) ITIL V3
11 1 (2.44%) Resilience Testing
11 1 (2.44%) Mentoring
11 1 (2.44%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 30 (73.17%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (60.98%) CCNA
3 24 (58.54%) CCNP
4 17 (41.46%) Security Cleared
5 13 (31.71%) SC Cleared
6 5 (12.20%) CCDP
7 1 (2.44%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.44%) CCSE
7 1 (2.44%) CCVP
7 1 (2.44%) CCIE
7 1 (2.44%) CCDA
7 1 (2.44%) PMP
7 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 15 (36.59%) OPNET
2 3 (7.32%) OpenView
Vendors
1 39 (95.12%) Cisco
2 33 (80.49%) CheckPoint
3 19 (46.34%) Nokia
3 19 (46.34%) Juniper
4 15 (36.59%) BMC
4 15 (36.59%) SolarWinds
5 14 (34.15%) Fortinet
6 12 (29.27%) Riverbed
7 5 (12.20%) HP
7 5 (12.20%) BT
8 4 (9.76%) Blue Coat
9 3 (7.32%) McAfee
10 2 (4.88%) Sourcefire
11 1 (2.44%) Websense
11 1 (2.44%) TOWER Software
11 1 (2.44%) Citrix
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