Period
to 18 November 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 18 November 2019 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 142 161 144
Rank change year-on-year +19 -17 +28
Contract jobs citing F5 27 45 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.70% 0.89% 0.90%
As % of the Vendors category 1.50% 1.90% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 30 32
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £434 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.86% +8.44% -11.11%
10th Percentile £294 £285 £314
90th Percentile £539 £489 £459
England median daily rate £425 £430 £400
% change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% -8.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £12.00 £93.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -87.20% +134.38% +17.65%

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 the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,803 2,365 2,141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.54% 46.68% 44.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,140 1,342 1,272
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £210 £230 £208
90th Percentile £588 £575 £574
England median daily rate £450 £450 £445
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 126 93
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.26% +2.26% +6.90%
10th Percentile £11.93 £10.84 £10.80
90th Percentile £44.96 £30.00 £47.05
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +8.57% +1.45% +4.55%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing F5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in the West Midlands

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in the West Midlands

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in the West Midlands

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for F5 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 6 months to 18 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +37 9 £510 +9.09% 1
Coventry +16 8 £313 -26.47% 2
Birmingham -7 5 £400 +6.67% 2
Wolverhampton - 2 £520 -
Solihull +6 1 £350 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
F5
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing F5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for F5.

1 22 (81.48%) Cisco
2 15 (55.56%) CheckPoint
3 13 (48.15%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (48.15%) Firewall
4 12 (44.44%) BIG-IP
4 12 (44.44%) Aruba
4 12 (44.44%) Ansible
5 11 (40.74%) AWS
5 11 (40.74%) Python
6 10 (37.04%) CCNP
6 10 (37.04%) VPN
6 10 (37.04%) OSPF
6 10 (37.04%) Fortinet
6 10 (37.04%) Data Centre
7 9 (33.33%) JSON
7 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 9 (33.33%) BGP
7 9 (33.33%) HP
8 8 (29.63%) CCIE
8 8 (29.63%) WAN
8 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
8 8 (29.63%) SolarWinds
8 8 (29.63%) VMware
9 7 (25.93%) Network Design
9 7 (25.93%) NetScout
9 7 (25.93%) Riverbed
9 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
9 7 (25.93%) YAML
9 7 (25.93%) XML
9 7 (25.93%) Perl

F5
Co-occurring 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 1 (3.70%) Apache
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 11 (40.74%) AWS
2 5 (18.52%) Azure
3 1 (3.70%) Office 365
3 1 (3.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (48.15%) Firewall
2 12 (44.44%) BIG-IP
3 10 (37.04%) OSPF
3 10 (37.04%) VPN
4 9 (33.33%) BGP
5 8 (29.63%) WAN
6 7 (25.93%) Cisco Firepower
6 7 (25.93%) SNMP
7 5 (18.52%) DMZ
7 5 (18.52%) SSL
8 4 (14.81%) DNS
9 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (11.11%) DHCP
9 3 (11.11%) LAN
9 3 (11.11%) Multicast
9 3 (11.11%) VoIP
9 3 (11.11%) Wireless
10 2 (7.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (7.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (14.81%) Public Sector
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.70%) Military
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Architect
2 5 (18.52%) Design Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Network Design Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Network Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Junior
4 3 (11.11%) Junior Network Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Network Design Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) JSON
2 7 (25.93%) .NET
2 7 (25.93%) XML
2 7 (25.93%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Data Centre
2 6 (22.22%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Video\Live Streaming
4 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Solaris
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Network Design
2 6 (22.22%) TOGAF
3 4 (14.81%) Collaborative Working
3 4 (14.81%) Network Management
4 3 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (7.41%) Architectural Design
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure as Code
5 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
6 1 (3.70%) Availability Management
6 1 (3.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.70%) IT Strategy
6 1 (3.70%) Release Management
6 1 (3.70%) Server Management
6 1 (3.70%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (3.70%) Service Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) Python
2 7 (25.93%) Perl
2 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
2 7 (25.93%) Prolog
2 7 (25.93%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (37.04%) CCNP
3 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 8 (29.63%) CCIE
4 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
5 6 (22.22%) TOGAF Certification
6 4 (14.81%) CCNA
7 2 (7.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (7.41%) CCSP
7 2 (7.41%) CISSP
8 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (44.44%) Ansible
2 6 (22.22%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.70%) QRadar
3 1 (3.70%) SCCM
3 1 (3.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 22 (81.48%) Cisco
2 15 (55.56%) CheckPoint
3 12 (44.44%) Aruba
4 10 (37.04%) Fortinet
5 9 (33.33%) HP
6 8 (29.63%) SolarWinds
6 8 (29.63%) VMware
7 7 (25.93%) BMC
7 7 (25.93%) NetScout
7 7 (25.93%) Riverbed
8 5 (18.52%) Blue Coat
8 5 (18.52%) Forcepoint
9 3 (11.11%) Infoblox
9 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 2 (7.41%) Brocade
10 2 (7.41%) Meru Networks
10 2 (7.41%) Oracle
10 2 (7.41%) Palo Alto
11 1 (3.70%) M86 Security
11 1 (3.70%) PlateSpin