The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

F5
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 63 35
Rank change year-on-year +12 -28  
Contract jobs citing F5 6 9 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.94% 1.11% 4.41%
As % of the Vendors category 2.04% 2.05% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 24
Median daily rate £350 £550 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +67.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £370 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £550 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.78% -5.00%  

F5 is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 294 440 342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 46.01% 54.46% 47.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 288 215
Median daily rate £400 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 23
Median hourly rate £14.22 £11.80 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.46% -45.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.13 £12.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.51%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing F5 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in Birmingham

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing F5 in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in Birmingham

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for F5.

1 12 (70.59%) Firewall
2 10 (58.82%) Wireless
2 10 (58.82%) Network Design
2 10 (58.82%) Cisco
3 8 (47.06%) CCNP
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (47.06%) CheckPoint
4 7 (41.18%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (35.29%) Cisco Wireless
5 6 (35.29%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (35.29%) Riverbed
5 6 (35.29%) DHCP
5 6 (35.29%) DNS
6 5 (29.41%) VPN
6 5 (29.41%) BIG-IP
6 5 (29.41%) Finance
6 5 (29.41%) Migration
7 4 (23.53%) Brocade
7 4 (23.53%) Project Management
7 4 (23.53%) Infoblox
7 4 (23.53%) Meru Networks
8 3 (17.65%) Multicast
8 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
8 3 (17.65%) Aruba
8 3 (17.65%) DMVPN
8 3 (17.65%) OSPF
8 3 (17.65%) BGP
8 3 (17.65%) EIGRP
8 3 (17.65%) VoIP
8 3 (17.65%) WAN

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) Firewall
2 10 (58.82%) Wireless
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco Wireless
4 6 (35.29%) DHCP
4 6 (35.29%) DNS
5 5 (29.41%) BIG-IP
5 5 (29.41%) VPN
6 3 (17.65%) BGP
6 3 (17.65%) DMVPN
6 3 (17.65%) EIGRP
6 3 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (17.65%) IPv6
6 3 (17.65%) Multicast
6 3 (17.65%) OSPF
6 3 (17.65%) VoIP
6 3 (17.65%) WAN
7 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Network Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Project Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
1 3 (17.65%) Streaming Video
2 2 (11.76%) FMCG
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Network Design
2 5 (29.41%) Migration
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
5 2 (11.76%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (11.76%) Information Security
5 2 (11.76%) Logistics
5 2 (11.76%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 2 (11.76%) Service Design
5 2 (11.76%) SIEM
5 2 (11.76%) Software Asset Management
6 1 (5.88%) CRM
6 1 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL
6 1 (5.88%) PRINCE
6 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) CCNP
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) CCIE
3 2 (11.76%) CCNA
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) GDPR
1 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) CheckPoint
3 6 (35.29%) Riverbed
4 4 (23.53%) Brocade
4 4 (23.53%) Infoblox
4 4 (23.53%) Meru Networks
5 3 (17.65%) Aruba
5 3 (17.65%) VMware
6 2 (11.76%) Juniper
6 2 (11.76%) LogRhythm
6 2 (11.76%) Proofpoint
7 1 (5.88%) 3PAR
7 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
7 1 (5.88%) Hitachi
7 1 (5.88%) HP
7 1 (5.88%) IBM
7 1 (5.88%) NetApp