Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 135 157
Rank change year-on-year -26 +22 -14
Contract jobs citing F5 45 42 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.88% 0.87% 0.84%
As % of the Vendors category 1.87% 1.95% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 31 17
West Midlands median daily rate £428 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.88% -11.11% +47.54%
10th Percentile £285 £313 £351
90th Percentile £489 £460 £496
England median daily rate £430 £400 £438
% change year-on-year +7.50% -8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £93.75 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +134.38% +17.65% -24.95%

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 2,408 2,158 2,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.84% 44.89% 46.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,375 1,274 1,552
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £231 £207 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 94 90
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +5.17% -6.45%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.83 £10.23
90th Percentile £29.85 £46.83 £25.10
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% -5.71%

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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 22 £454 +9.34% 3
Birmingham -9 15 £375 +4.90% 3
Coventry - 3 £425 - 2
Staffordshire -10 2 £275 -24.66% 2
Solihull +2 1 - -
F5
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 39 (86.67%) Cisco
2 38 (84.44%) Firewall
3 36 (80.00%) CheckPoint
4 34 (75.56%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (73.33%) CCNP
6 29 (64.44%) Fortinet
7 25 (55.56%) WAN
7 25 (55.56%) Wireless
8 23 (51.11%) SC Cleared
8 23 (51.11%) Security Cleared
9 22 (48.89%) Amazon AWS
10 21 (46.67%) McAfee
10 21 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
11 20 (44.44%) Blue Coat
11 20 (44.44%) Internet
12 19 (42.22%) Network Load Balancing
12 19 (42.22%) WAN Optimisation
13 18 (40.00%) ITIL
14 17 (37.78%) Aruba
14 17 (37.78%) Intrusion Detection
15 16 (35.56%) IBM
15 16 (35.56%) BMC
15 16 (35.56%) Network Packet Analysis
16 15 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
16 15 (33.33%) ITIL V3
17 11 (24.44%) HP
17 11 (24.44%) MPLS
17 11 (24.44%) BGP
18 10 (22.22%) VPN
19 9 (20.00%) CCNA

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 22 (48.89%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.22%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 38 (84.44%) Firewall
2 25 (55.56%) WAN
2 25 (55.56%) Wireless
3 20 (44.44%) Internet
4 17 (37.78%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (24.44%) BGP
5 11 (24.44%) MPLS
6 10 (22.22%) VPN
7 9 (20.00%) OSPF
8 8 (17.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (13.33%) HSRP
10 5 (11.11%) BIG-IP
10 5 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (11.11%) LAN
10 5 (11.11%) VLAN
11 4 (8.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 4 (8.89%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (6.67%) DNS
12 3 (6.67%) EIGRP
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 38 (84.44%) Network Engineer
2 22 (48.89%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Consultant
5 4 (8.89%) Network Consultant
5 4 (8.89%) Network Support
5 4 (8.89%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Network Support
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Cisco Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.22%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) Windows
1 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) Network Load Balancing
1 19 (42.22%) WAN Optimisation
2 18 (40.00%) ITIL
3 16 (35.56%) Network Packet Analysis
4 15 (33.33%) ITIL V3
4 15 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (20.00%) Coaching
6 8 (17.78%) Load Balancing
7 5 (11.11%) Network Design
7 5 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (8.89%) Migration
9 3 (6.67%) Change Control
9 3 (6.67%) Incident Management
9 3 (6.67%) IT Strategy
10 2 (4.44%) Business Continuity
10 2 (4.44%) Data Protection
10 2 (4.44%) Network Architecture
10 2 (4.44%) Network Management
10 2 (4.44%) Programme Management
10 2 (4.44%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 34 (75.56%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (73.33%) CCNP
3 23 (51.11%) SC Cleared
3 23 (51.11%) Security Cleared
4 9 (20.00%) CCNA
5 7 (15.56%) CCIE
6 6 (13.33%) Check Point Certification
6 6 (13.33%) CISSP
7 2 (4.44%) CCDP
7 2 (4.44%) CCSA
7 2 (4.44%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (4.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.44%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.22%) SCCM
3 1 (2.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (86.67%) Cisco
2 36 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 29 (64.44%) Fortinet
4 21 (46.67%) McAfee
5 20 (44.44%) Blue Coat
6 17 (37.78%) Aruba
7 16 (35.56%) BMC
7 16 (35.56%) IBM
8 11 (24.44%) HP
9 4 (8.89%) Brocade
9 4 (8.89%) Infoblox
9 4 (8.89%) Juniper
10 3 (6.67%) Palo Alto
11 2 (4.44%) Meru Networks
11 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds
12 1 (2.22%) Forcepoint
12 1 (2.22%) Meraki
12 1 (2.22%) Prolexic
12 1 (2.22%) Riverbed
12 1 (2.22%) VMware