Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 142 173
Rank change year-on-year +45 +31 -14
Contract jobs citing F5 12 39 31
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.87% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 1.52% 1.94% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 23 20
Median daily rate £450 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -3.13% +9.59%
10th Percentile £375 £306 £286
90th Percentile £500 £523 £491
England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Median hourly rate £46.40 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.11% - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £53.33
% change year-on-year +23.08% -39.06% -

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 791 2,012 2,364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 49.47% 45.06% 45.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 1,251 1,360
Median daily rate £436 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.59% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £215 £242
90th Percentile £600 £600 £576
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 78 137
Median hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +16.13% -0.90%
10th Percentile £11.98 £11.17 £10.79
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.59 £29.05
Median hourly rate £22.55 £19.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.47% +5.72% +6.38%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing F5 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing F5 in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for F5 in the West Midlands

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing F5 in the West Midlands.

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 4 August 2020. 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
Warwickshire +17 4 £425 -
Staffordshire - 3 £400 -
Birmingham +36 1 - - 2
Coventry +30 1 £400 +33.33% 1
F5
England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 10 (83.33%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (33.33%) Juniper
3 4 (33.33%) CCNP
3 4 (33.33%) Network Security
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (25.00%) CCNA
4 3 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (25.00%) Python
4 3 (25.00%) LAN
4 3 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (16.67%) Dell
5 2 (16.67%) OSPF
5 2 (16.67%) BGP
5 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (16.67%) Network Design
5 2 (16.67%) Release Management
5 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Network Management
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 2 (16.67%) VMware NSX
5 2 (16.67%) Proactive Management
5 2 (16.67%) Customer-Centricity
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
6 1 (8.33%) Kafka

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 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (8.33%) Sonic ESB
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (33.33%) Network Security
3 3 (25.00%) LAN
3 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) BGP
4 2 (16.67%) OSPF
5 1 (8.33%) BIG-IP
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (8.33%) DNS
5 1 (8.33%) MPLS
5 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) .NET Core
1 1 (8.33%) Kafka
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Native
1 1 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (16.67%) Customer-Centricity
2 2 (16.67%) Network Design
2 2 (16.67%) Network Management
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (16.67%) Proactive Management
2 2 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (8.33%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (8.33%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (8.33%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) CCNP
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) CCIE
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware NSX
2 1 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 4 (33.33%) Juniper
3 3 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Dell
4 2 (16.67%) Palo Alto
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
5 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) Mitel