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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 90 97 95
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing F5 28 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.07% 0.59% 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 2.11% 1.19% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 2
Average daily rate
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£415 £380 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% +31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £338 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £420 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.06% +14.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.83 £31.24 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+62.74% -5.34%
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
1327 1092 880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.82% 49.19% 47.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 518 359
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 74 128
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.85 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.80% -40.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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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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 - 13 £380 -
Warwickshire - 2 £445 - 1
Solihull - - - -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 40 (95.24%) Cisco
2 35 (83.33%) Firewall
3 29 (69.05%) CheckPoint
4 20 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (45.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 18 (42.86%) Juniper
7 16 (38.10%) CCNP
7 16 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (33.33%) SolarWinds
8 14 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (33.33%) Network Management
8 14 (33.33%) BMC
8 14 (33.33%) WAN
9 13 (30.95%) OSPF
9 13 (30.95%) BIG-IP
9 13 (30.95%) Fortinet
9 13 (30.95%) Network Monitoring
10 12 (28.57%) Security Cleared
11 11 (26.19%) Blue Coat
11 11 (26.19%) CCNA
11 11 (26.19%) CSS
11 11 (26.19%) LAN
11 11 (26.19%) BGP
11 11 (26.19%) OPNET
11 11 (26.19%) User Experience
12 10 (23.81%) ITIL
12 10 (23.81%) HP
13 9 (21.43%) Load Balancing
13 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
14 8 (19.05%) Riverbed

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 2 (4.76%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 35 (83.33%) Firewall
2 19 (45.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 16 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (33.33%) WAN
4 14 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (30.95%) BIG-IP
5 13 (30.95%) OSPF
6 11 (26.19%) BGP
6 11 (26.19%) LAN
7 8 (19.05%) Network Security
8 7 (16.67%) VPN
9 6 (14.29%) MPLS
9 6 (14.29%) Wireless
9 6 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 5 (11.90%) WLAN
11 4 (9.52%) SSL
12 3 (7.14%) VoIP
12 3 (7.14%) IPsec
12 3 (7.14%) DMVPN
13 2 (4.76%) NetScaler
General
1 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.90%) Finance
3 4 (9.52%) Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.76%) Electronics
4 2 (4.76%) Marketing
5 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 9 (21.43%) Consultant
3 7 (16.67%) Network Consultant
4 6 (14.29%) Security Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Support Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Network Support
7 3 (7.14%) Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Network Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Network Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Network Monitoring Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Monitoring Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Monitoring Specialist
7 3 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Network Specialist
8 1 (2.38%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Network Design Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) CSS
2 6 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) User Experience
2 5 (11.90%) Visualisation
3 2 (4.76%) DTV
3 2 (4.76%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Network Management
2 13 (30.95%) Network Monitoring
3 10 (23.81%) ITIL
4 9 (21.43%) Load Balancing
5 5 (11.90%) Network Design
5 5 (11.90%) Performance Management
5 5 (11.90%) Network Architecture
5 5 (11.90%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.14%) Service Management
7 3 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (4.76%) Analytics
8 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.76%) Identity Management
8 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 20 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (38.10%) CCNP
3 12 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 11 (26.19%) CCNA
5 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
6 4 (9.52%) CCIE
7 2 (4.76%) HP ASE
7 2 (4.76%) HP MASE
7 2 (4.76%) CCSE
7 2 (4.76%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.38%) CISM
8 1 (2.38%) CCDP
8 1 (2.38%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) ProxySG
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (26.19%) OPNET
2 7 (16.67%) FortiGate
3 5 (11.90%) OpenView
4 3 (7.14%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (4.76%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 40 (95.24%) Cisco
2 29 (69.05%) CheckPoint
3 18 (42.86%) Juniper
4 14 (33.33%) BMC
4 14 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 13 (30.95%) Fortinet
6 11 (26.19%) Blue Coat
7 10 (23.81%) HP
8 8 (19.05%) Riverbed
9 6 (14.29%) Nokia
10 5 (11.90%) Sourcefire
10 5 (11.90%) McAfee
11 3 (7.14%) IBM
12 2 (4.76%) Citrix
12 2 (4.76%) CA
12 2 (4.76%) Motorola
12 2 (4.76%) Brocade
12 2 (4.76%) SAP
12 2 (4.76%) Symantec
12 2 (4.76%) Remedy
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