Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

F5
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 162 142
Rank change year-on-year +29 -20 -9
Contract jobs citing F5 45 50 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.93% 0.81% 0.69%
As % of the Vendors category 2.09% 1.72% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 17 11
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £450 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +45.16% -6.06%
10th Percentile £318 £356 £300
90th Percentile £469 £496 £450
England median daily rate £401 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -8.46% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £45.31
% change year-on-year +17.65% -24.95% +100.09%

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 2152 2906 2168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.44% 46.98% 43.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1286 1580 1083
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £207 £250 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 92 140
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.82 £14.50 £15.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.10% -8.37% -0.16%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.29 £10.72
90th Percentile £48.38 £24.98 £33.28
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 2017. 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 +14 20 £365 -23.16% 1
Shropshire +14 15 £415 +7.10% 1
Solihull +7 3 £363 -
Warwickshire +3 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £365 -
F5
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 (68.89%) Firewall
1 31 (68.89%) Cisco
2 24 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (53.33%) CheckPoint
3 21 (46.67%) CCNP
3 21 (46.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 21 (46.67%) Fortinet
4 18 (40.00%) WAN
5 17 (37.78%) Wireless
5 17 (37.78%) Amazon AWS
6 16 (35.56%) Blue Coat
7 15 (33.33%) IBM
7 15 (33.33%) Internet
8 14 (31.11%) BMC
8 14 (31.11%) Load Balancing
8 14 (31.11%) Network Load Balancing
8 14 (31.11%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (31.11%) WAN Optimisation
8 14 (31.11%) Network Packet Analysis
9 13 (28.89%) MPLS
10 12 (26.67%) McAfee
10 12 (26.67%) VPN
11 11 (24.44%) HP
11 11 (24.44%) OSPF
11 11 (24.44%) Aruba
12 10 (22.22%) BGP
12 10 (22.22%) CCIE
12 10 (22.22%) VMware
12 10 (22.22%) VLAN
12 10 (22.22%) Network Security

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 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.22%) Apache
2 1 (2.22%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (2.22%) JBoss
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.22%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 17 (37.78%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (31.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.67%) Akamai
3 3 (6.67%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 31 (68.89%) Firewall
2 21 (46.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 18 (40.00%) WAN
4 17 (37.78%) Wireless
5 15 (33.33%) Internet
6 13 (28.89%) MPLS
7 12 (26.67%) VPN
8 11 (24.44%) OSPF
9 10 (22.22%) BGP
9 10 (22.22%) Network Security
9 10 (22.22%) VLAN
10 9 (20.00%) BIG-IP
10 9 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 9 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (15.56%) HSRP
12 6 (13.33%) DNS
13 5 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (8.89%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (8.89%) DHCP
14 4 (8.89%) Junos
General
1 1 (2.22%) Electronics
1 1 (2.22%) Retail
1 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (84.44%) Network Engineer
2 12 (26.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Network Support
5 5 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Cisco Expert
7 2 (4.44%) Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) NOC Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Cisco Expert
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Support
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) WAP
2 1 (2.22%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (2.22%) Apache Camel
2 1 (2.22%) Kafka
2 1 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.22%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.67%) Video\Live Streaming
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Linux
3 2 (4.44%) Unix
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Load Balancing
1 14 (31.11%) Network Load Balancing
1 14 (31.11%) Network Packet Analysis
1 14 (31.11%) WAN Optimisation
2 7 (15.56%) ITIL
2 7 (15.56%) ITIL V3
2 7 (15.56%) Network Design
2 7 (15.56%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (13.33%) Coaching
4 5 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (6.67%) Migration
5 3 (6.67%) Project Management
5 3 (6.67%) Runbook
5 3 (6.67%) Service Management
5 3 (6.67%) SIEM
6 2 (4.44%) Network Architecture
6 2 (4.44%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (4.44%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (4.44%) Security Architecture
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (46.67%) CCNP
3 10 (22.22%) CCIE
4 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (13.33%) Check Point Certification
5 6 (13.33%) CISSP
6 3 (6.67%) CCNA
7 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.22%) Degree
7 1 (2.22%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.22%) JNCIS
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.89%) VMware NSX
3 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.67%) vCloud
3 3 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (6.67%) vSphere
4 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) FortiGate
2 3 (6.67%) Nagios
2 3 (6.67%) SCOM
2 3 (6.67%) vCenter Server
3 2 (4.44%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 31 (68.89%) Cisco
2 24 (53.33%) CheckPoint
3 21 (46.67%) Fortinet
4 16 (35.56%) Blue Coat
5 15 (33.33%) IBM
6 14 (31.11%) BMC
7 12 (26.67%) McAfee
8 11 (24.44%) Aruba
8 11 (24.44%) HP
9 10 (22.22%) VMware
10 9 (20.00%) Juniper
11 6 (13.33%) Infoblox
11 6 (13.33%) Palo Alto
12 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
12 5 (11.11%) Radware
13 3 (6.67%) AppDynamics
13 3 (6.67%) Brocade
13 3 (6.67%) Meru Networks
13 3 (6.67%) Proofpoint
13 3 (6.67%) SolarWinds