Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 90 70
Rank change year-on-year +14 -20 +11
Contract jobs citing F5 20 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.25% 0.79% 1.17%
As % of the Vendors category 2.92% 1.58% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 6
Birmingham median daily rate £365 £475 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.16% +54.47% -15.75%
10th Percentile £288 £383 £300
90th Percentile £525 £498 £431
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £450 £310
% change year-on-year -11.11% +45.16% -6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

F5 is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Birmingham.

All Vendors
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 686 758 653
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 43.01% 49.84% 47.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 452 343
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £218
90th Percentile £550 £575 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 39
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.97% -3.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £10.10 £10.60 £10.60
90th Percentile £20.88 £20.70 £34.20
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.82 £14.50 £15.83
% change year-on-year +9.10% -8.37% -0.16%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing F5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 (60.00%) Cisco
2 10 (50.00%) Firewall
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 8 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 7 (35.00%) CCNP
4 7 (35.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (35.00%) Load Balancing
5 6 (30.00%) Network Security
5 6 (30.00%) Fortinet
5 6 (30.00%) BIG-IP
5 6 (30.00%) Infoblox
5 6 (30.00%) DNS
5 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
6 5 (25.00%) Juniper
6 5 (25.00%) VMware
6 5 (25.00%) HP
6 5 (25.00%) MPLS
6 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 5 (25.00%) Palo Alto
7 4 (20.00%) VMware NSX
7 4 (20.00%) Junos
7 4 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (20.00%) Network Design
7 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (20.00%) OSPF
7 4 (20.00%) VPN
7 4 (20.00%) WAN
7 4 (20.00%) DHCP

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) Apache ServiceMix
1 1 (5.00%) JBoss
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (5.00%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Akamai
1 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.00%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) Firewall
2 8 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 8 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 7 (35.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (30.00%) BIG-IP
4 6 (30.00%) DNS
4 6 (30.00%) Network Security
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (25.00%) MPLS
6 4 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (20.00%) DHCP
6 4 (20.00%) Junos
6 4 (20.00%) OSPF
6 4 (20.00%) VPN
6 4 (20.00%) WAN
6 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (15.00%) IPsec
7 3 (15.00%) Multicast
7 3 (15.00%) VoIP
7 3 (15.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (5.00%) Electronics
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Security Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Storage Manager
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (5.00%) Apache Camel
1 1 (5.00%) Kafka
1 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (5.00%) Velocity
1 1 (5.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Video\Live Streaming
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (20.00%) Network Design
3 3 (15.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) SIEM
3 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (10.00%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (5.00%) Logistics
5 1 (5.00%) Loose Coupling
5 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Open Source
5 1 (5.00%) Release Management
5 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) SOA
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (35.00%) CCNP
3 3 (15.00%) CCIE
4 2 (10.00%) CCNA
5 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) JNCIA
5 1 (5.00%) JNCIS
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (20.00%) VMware NSX
2 3 (15.00%) vCloud
3 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Nagios
1 3 (15.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco
2 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (30.00%) Fortinet
2 6 (30.00%) Infoblox
3 5 (25.00%) HP
3 5 (25.00%) Juniper
3 5 (25.00%) Palo Alto
3 5 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (15.00%) AppDynamics
4 3 (15.00%) Aruba
4 3 (15.00%) Brocade
4 3 (15.00%) Meru Networks
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (10.00%) NetApp
6 1 (5.00%) 3Com
6 1 (5.00%) Dell
6 1 (5.00%) EMC
6 1 (5.00%) Radware
6 1 (5.00%) TIBCO