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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
England / West Midlands
Rank 98 126 100
Rank change year-on-year +28 -26  
Contract jobs citing F5 18 6 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.80% 0.22% 1.01%
As % of the Vendors category 1.93% 0.46% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 15
Median daily rate £395 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £400 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £50.83
% change year-on-year - -15.40%  

F5 is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 932 1308 1294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 41.48% 48.59% 50.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 656 674
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 38 104
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -35.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing F5 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +9 12 £363 -12.12% 1
Shropshire +34 2 £454 +13.43%
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Coventry - 1 £450 -
Solihull - 1 £265 -
Staffordshire - 1 £413 - 1
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for F5.

1 31 (79.49%) Firewall
2 28 (71.79%) Cisco
3 22 (56.41%) CheckPoint
4 21 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (53.85%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (48.72%) Juniper
6 18 (46.15%) WAN
7 17 (43.59%) VPN
7 17 (43.59%) Cisco Nexus
8 15 (38.46%) LAN
9 13 (33.33%) Wireless
9 13 (33.33%) Network Design
10 12 (30.77%) CCNP
11 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
12 9 (23.08%) Network Security
12 9 (23.08%) Fortinet
12 9 (23.08%) Load Balancing
12 9 (23.08%) BGP
12 9 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 8 (20.51%) Finance
13 8 (20.51%) CCNA
13 8 (20.51%) OSPF
13 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
14 7 (17.95%) Network Management
14 7 (17.95%) Riverbed
14 7 (17.95%) SSL
14 7 (17.95%) MPLS
14 7 (17.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
15 6 (15.38%) DMVPN

F5
Top Related 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 (2.56%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (79.49%) Firewall
2 21 (53.85%) Cisco ASA
3 18 (46.15%) WAN
4 17 (43.59%) Cisco Nexus
4 17 (43.59%) VPN
5 15 (38.46%) LAN
6 13 (33.33%) Wireless
7 9 (23.08%) BGP
7 9 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 9 (23.08%) Network Security
8 8 (20.51%) OSPF
9 7 (17.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 7 (17.95%) MPLS
9 7 (17.95%) SSL
10 6 (15.38%) Cisco Wireless
10 6 (15.38%) DMVPN
10 6 (15.38%) VoIP
11 5 (12.82%) Cisco PIX
11 5 (12.82%) DHCP
11 5 (12.82%) DNS
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Selenium
2 2 (5.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (61.54%) Network Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) Cisco Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Information Security Specialist
3 3 (7.69%) Information Specialist
3 3 (7.69%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Platform Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Security Specialist
3 3 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Network Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Network Operations Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Operations Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Junior Network Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Network Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Network Security Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Security Project Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Telephony Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) CSS
2 3 (7.69%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) FMCG
3 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Unix
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Network Design
2 9 (23.08%) Load Balancing
3 7 (17.95%) Network Management
4 6 (15.38%) ITIL
5 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
6 4 (10.26%) Information Security
6 4 (10.26%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 4 (10.26%) Migration
6 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.69%) DevOps
7 3 (7.69%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 3 (7.69%) Open Source
7 3 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (7.69%) Security Operations
7 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.69%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 3 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 2 (5.13%) ITIL V3
8 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 21 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (30.77%) CCNP
3 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
4 8 (20.51%) CCNA
4 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
5 6 (15.38%) CCDA
5 6 (15.38%) CCDP
6 5 (12.82%) CCVP
7 3 (7.69%) CCIE
8 2 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) GDPR
1 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.56%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Nexpose
2 3 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (7.69%) Puppet
3 1 (2.56%) Forum Sentry
3 1 (2.56%) OpenView
3 1 (2.56%) OPNET
Vendors
1 28 (71.79%) Cisco
2 22 (56.41%) CheckPoint
3 19 (48.72%) Juniper
4 9 (23.08%) Fortinet
5 7 (17.95%) Riverbed
6 6 (15.38%) Intel Security
6 6 (15.38%) Nokia
7 5 (12.82%) Blue Coat
8 4 (10.26%) BMC
8 4 (10.26%) LogRhythm
8 4 (10.26%) Palo Alto
9 3 (7.69%) ArcSight
9 3 (7.69%) FireEye
9 3 (7.69%) GFI Software
9 3 (7.69%) HP
9 3 (7.69%) IBM
9 3 (7.69%) Rapid7
9 3 (7.69%) Sourcefire
9 3 (7.69%) Symantec
9 3 (7.69%) TippingPoint
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