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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 109 91 116
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +25
Contract jobs citing F5 37 24 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.17% 1.01% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 2.46% 2.26% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 3
Median daily rate £388 £313 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £346 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -30.00%
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
1506 1063 1175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.60% 44.61% 49.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 841 570 541
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 76 86
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.93 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £29.85 £34.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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
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 26 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 July 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
Shropshire -20 15 £384 +23.29% 1
Birmingham -20 8 £550 +78.86% 1
Solihull -11 3 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Coventry - 1 - - 2
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 43 (84.31%) Cisco
2 38 (74.51%) Firewall
3 37 (72.55%) CheckPoint
4 35 (68.63%) Juniper
5 32 (62.75%) BIG-IP
6 30 (58.82%) Fortinet
7 25 (49.02%) OSPF
7 25 (49.02%) BGP
7 25 (49.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 24 (47.06%) Load Balancing
9 22 (43.14%) Nokia
9 22 (43.14%) Cisco Nexus
10 20 (39.22%) ITIL
11 19 (37.25%) Cisco Certification
11 19 (37.25%) BMC
12 17 (33.33%) CSS
12 17 (33.33%) Riverbed
12 17 (33.33%) SolarWinds
13 16 (31.37%) Security Cleared
13 16 (31.37%) ITIL V3
13 16 (31.37%) Data Centre
13 16 (31.37%) OPNET
14 14 (27.45%) Network Management
15 13 (25.49%) SC Cleared
15 13 (25.49%) Network Monitoring
16 12 (23.53%) Network Architecture
16 12 (23.53%) User Experience
16 12 (23.53%) Wireless
16 12 (23.53%) CCNP
17 10 (19.61%) 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 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.84%) Apache
2 4 (7.84%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (7.84%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 38 (74.51%) Firewall
2 32 (62.75%) BIG-IP
3 25 (49.02%) BGP
3 25 (49.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 25 (49.02%) OSPF
4 22 (43.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (23.53%) Wireless
6 10 (19.61%) WAN
7 8 (15.69%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (15.69%) LAN
7 8 (15.69%) Network Security
8 5 (9.80%) NetScaler
8 5 (9.80%) SSL
8 5 (9.80%) VoIP
8 5 (9.80%) VPN
9 4 (7.84%) DMVPN
9 4 (7.84%) EIGRP
9 4 (7.84%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (7.84%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (7.84%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (1.96%) Finance
1 1 (1.96%) Law
1 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (50.98%) Network Engineer
2 14 (27.45%) Cisco Engineer
2 14 (27.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (17.65%) Network Specialist
4 7 (13.73%) Monitoring Specialist
4 7 (13.73%) Network Monitoring Specialist
5 6 (11.76%) Implementation Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Monitoring Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Network Monitoring Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Consultant
6 5 (9.80%) Design Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Network Design Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Architect
7 4 (7.84%) Network Support
7 4 (7.84%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Network Architect
8 3 (5.88%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (33.33%) CSS
2 5 (9.80%) Middleware
3 4 (7.84%) SAML
4 2 (3.92%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (31.37%) Data Centre
2 12 (23.53%) User Experience
3 8 (15.69%) Visualisation
4 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.92%) e-Health
6 1 (1.96%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Windows
2 5 (9.80%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.84%) Linux
3 4 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (7.84%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (47.06%) Load Balancing
2 20 (39.22%) ITIL
3 16 (31.37%) ITIL V3
4 14 (27.45%) Network Management
5 13 (25.49%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (23.53%) Network Architecture
7 9 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (15.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (11.76%) Network Design
10 3 (5.88%) Presales
10 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2
10 3 (5.88%) Project Management
10 3 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery
10 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
10 3 (5.88%) WAN Optimisation
11 2 (3.92%) Inmon Methodology
11 2 (3.92%) Matrix Management
11 2 (3.92%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) Java
2 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.92%) Python
2 2 (3.92%) Tcl
3 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (37.25%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (31.37%) Security Cleared
3 13 (25.49%) SC Cleared
4 12 (23.53%) CCNP
5 9 (17.65%) CCNA
6 5 (9.80%) CCIE
7 3 (5.88%) CCDP
7 3 (5.88%) Degree
7 3 (5.88%) PMI Certification
7 3 (5.88%) PMP
8 2 (3.92%) CCSA
8 2 (3.92%) JNCIA
8 2 (3.92%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.96%) CCDA
9 1 (1.96%) CCVP
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (31.37%) OPNET
2 5 (9.80%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (5.88%) Nagios
4 2 (3.92%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (3.92%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (1.96%) Cacti
5 1 (1.96%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.96%) Nexpose
5 1 (1.96%) SCOM
5 1 (1.96%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 43 (84.31%) Cisco
2 37 (72.55%) CheckPoint
3 35 (68.63%) Juniper
4 30 (58.82%) Fortinet
5 22 (43.14%) Nokia
6 19 (37.25%) BMC
7 17 (33.33%) Riverbed
7 17 (33.33%) SolarWinds
8 8 (15.69%) Brocade
9 6 (11.76%) Intel Security
10 4 (7.84%) Blue Coat
10 4 (7.84%) Oracle
11 3 (5.88%) Aruba
11 3 (5.88%) IBM
11 3 (5.88%) Palo Alto
12 2 (3.92%) Avaya
12 2 (3.92%) BT
12 2 (3.92%) CA
12 2 (3.92%) Infoblox
12 2 (3.92%) Meru Networks