Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 155 137 153
Rank change year-on-year -18 +16 +7
Contract jobs citing F5 52 53 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.07% 1.12% 0.73%
As % of the Vendors category 2.37% 2.58% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 40 19
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £418 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.99% -7.22% +18.03%
10th Percentile £305 £331 £268
90th Percentile £488 £485 £489
England median daily rate £429 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +0.82% -2.86% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £66.81 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year +67.03% +28.00% -30.56%

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 2,195 2,052 2,534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.02% 43.55% 45.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,228 1,229 1,370
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £225 £207 £213
90th Percentile £575 £563 £551
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 88 92
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +5.17% -3.33%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.56 £10.60
90th Percentile £29.45 £48.75 £26.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -53 22 £468 +3.89%
Coventry +6 12 £450 - 3
Birmingham -6 9 £375 -4.46% 4
Warwickshire +7 2 £325 -
Staffordshire -5 2 £275 -24.66%
F5
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 43 (82.69%) Cisco
1 43 (82.69%) Firewall
2 40 (76.92%) CheckPoint
3 33 (63.46%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (63.46%) WAN
4 32 (61.54%) CCNP
5 29 (55.77%) Amazon AWS
6 28 (53.85%) Fortinet
7 27 (51.92%) Wireless
8 26 (50.00%) Blue Coat
9 23 (44.23%) Microsoft Azure
10 22 (42.31%) McAfee
10 22 (42.31%) ITIL
11 21 (40.38%) Internet
11 21 (40.38%) SC Cleared
11 21 (40.38%) Security Cleared
12 20 (38.46%) Network Load Balancing
12 20 (38.46%) WAN Optimisation
13 19 (36.54%) ITIL V3
14 18 (34.62%) Aruba
14 18 (34.62%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (34.62%) IBM
15 16 (30.77%) BMC
15 16 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
16 15 (28.85%) VPN
16 15 (28.85%) Network Packet Analysis
17 13 (25.00%) BGP
17 13 (25.00%) OSPF
17 13 (25.00%) Load Balancing
18 12 (23.08%) Data Centre

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:

Cloud Services
1 29 (55.77%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (44.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 43 (82.69%) Firewall
2 33 (63.46%) WAN
3 27 (51.92%) Wireless
4 21 (40.38%) Internet
5 16 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
6 15 (28.85%) VPN
7 13 (25.00%) BGP
7 13 (25.00%) OSPF
8 10 (19.23%) MPLS
9 8 (15.38%) Cisco Firepower
9 8 (15.38%) HSRP
9 8 (15.38%) VLAN
10 6 (11.54%) BIG-IP
11 5 (9.62%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (9.62%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (9.62%) DMZ
11 5 (9.62%) EIGRP
11 5 (9.62%) LAN
11 5 (9.62%) SSL
11 5 (9.62%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 42 (80.77%) Network Engineer
2 22 (42.31%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Architect
5 5 (9.62%) AWS Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Network Support
6 4 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Network Support
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Data Centre Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.77%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.85%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Solaris
2 2 (3.85%) Linux
2 2 (3.85%) Unix
3 1 (1.92%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) ITIL
2 20 (38.46%) Network Load Balancing
2 20 (38.46%) WAN Optimisation
3 19 (36.54%) ITIL V3
4 18 (34.62%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (28.85%) Network Packet Analysis
6 13 (25.00%) Load Balancing
7 10 (19.23%) Coaching
8 8 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (11.54%) Change Control
10 4 (7.69%) Incident Management
10 4 (7.69%) IT Strategy
10 4 (7.69%) Network Design
10 4 (7.69%) Network Management
11 3 (5.77%) Collaborative Working
11 3 (5.77%) Data Protection
11 3 (5.77%) DNA
11 3 (5.77%) Service Management
12 2 (3.85%) Network Architecture
12 2 (3.85%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) C
1 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
1 2 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (63.46%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (61.54%) CCNP
3 21 (40.38%) SC Cleared
3 21 (40.38%) Security Cleared
4 9 (17.31%) CCNA
5 5 (9.62%) Check Point Certification
5 5 (9.62%) CISSP
6 4 (7.69%) CCIE
7 2 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (3.85%) CCDP
8 1 (1.92%) CCSA
8 1 (1.92%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) vSphere
2 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.77%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.92%) SCCM
4 1 (1.92%) SCOM
4 1 (1.92%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 43 (82.69%) Cisco
2 40 (76.92%) CheckPoint
3 28 (53.85%) Fortinet
4 26 (50.00%) Blue Coat
5 22 (42.31%) McAfee
6 18 (34.62%) Aruba
6 18 (34.62%) IBM
7 16 (30.77%) BMC
8 11 (21.15%) HP
9 10 (19.23%) VMware
10 6 (11.54%) Forcepoint
10 6 (11.54%) Infoblox
11 4 (7.69%) Brocade
12 3 (5.77%) Oracle
12 3 (5.77%) SolarWinds
13 2 (3.85%) EMC
13 2 (3.85%) Meru Networks
13 2 (3.85%) Palo Alto
14 1 (1.92%) Citrix
14 1 (1.92%) Microsoft