Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 154 161
Rank change year-on-year -12 +7 -55
Contract jobs citing F5 24 25 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.58% 0.69%
As % of the Vendors category 1.10% 1.35% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 15
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.23% +13.97%
10th Percentile £268 £275 £322
90th Percentile £535 £475 £575
England median daily rate £440 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £53.33 - £35.50

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 2,180 1,847 2,731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.60% 42.88% 48.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,277 1,078 1,436
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.84%
10th Percentile £235 £220 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 87 85
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.85 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.36% +17.41% -18.67%
10th Percentile £10.44 £10.40 £10.10
90th Percentile £29.58 £42.90 £25.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +2.86%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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
Birmingham -23 10 £378 +4.14% 2
Solihull +6 9 £450 +69.81%
Shropshire -15 3 £400 -11.85% 1
Coventry -17 1 - -
F5
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 20 (83.33%) Cisco
2 15 (62.50%) Firewall
2 15 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (58.33%) CCNP
4 11 (45.83%) Juniper
5 10 (41.67%) Load Balancing
6 9 (37.50%) CheckPoint
7 8 (33.33%) Network Design
8 7 (29.17%) Wireless
9 6 (25.00%) CCDP
9 6 (25.00%) Junos
10 5 (20.83%) Aruba
11 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
11 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (16.67%) BGP
11 4 (16.67%) VMware
11 4 (16.67%) Radware
12 3 (12.50%) Retail
12 3 (12.50%) Migration
12 3 (12.50%) Finance
12 3 (12.50%) MPLS
12 3 (12.50%) CCNA
12 3 (12.50%) WAN
12 3 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (12.50%) Meraki
12 3 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
12 3 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
12 3 (12.50%) NetScaler
12 3 (12.50%) VMware NSX
13 2 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation

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 (4.17%) Apache
1 1 (4.17%) Apache ServiceMix
1 1 (4.17%) Apache Synapse
1 1 (4.17%) JBoss
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (4.17%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (62.50%) Firewall
2 7 (29.17%) Wireless
3 6 (25.00%) Junos
4 4 (16.67%) BGP
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (12.50%) MPLS
5 3 (12.50%) NetScaler
5 3 (12.50%) WAN
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (8.33%) Internet
6 2 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (8.33%) LAN
6 2 (8.33%) OSPF
6 2 (8.33%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (4.17%) EIGRP
7 1 (4.17%) VoIP
7 1 (4.17%) WLAN
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
1 3 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Juniper Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Lead Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Security Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Technical Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Incident Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Juniper Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (4.17%) Apache Camel
1 1 (4.17%) Kafka
1 1 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (4.17%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) TM Forum
2 1 (4.17%) Video\Live Streaming
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Load Balancing
2 8 (33.33%) Network Design
3 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (8.33%) Change Control
4 2 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.17%) Loose Coupling
5 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (4.17%) Network Management
5 1 (4.17%) Open Source
5 1 (4.17%) Release Management
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Validation
5 1 (4.17%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (58.33%) CCNP
3 6 (25.00%) CCDP
4 3 (12.50%) CCNA
5 2 (8.33%) CCSA
5 2 (8.33%) CCSE
6 1 (4.17%) CCIE
6 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.50%) VMware NSX
3 2 (8.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Cisco
2 11 (45.83%) Juniper
3 9 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 5 (20.83%) Aruba
5 4 (16.67%) Radware
5 4 (16.67%) VMware
6 3 (12.50%) Meraki
7 2 (8.33%) IBM
8 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
8 1 (4.17%) BMC
8 1 (4.17%) Dell
8 1 (4.17%) EMC
8 1 (4.17%) HP
8 1 (4.17%) McAfee
8 1 (4.17%) Meru Networks
8 1 (4.17%) NetApp
8 1 (4.17%) Oracle
8 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto
8 1 (4.17%) Splunk
8 1 (4.17%) TIBCO